My baby girl is incredible, it’s impossible to list all of her achievements over the past year – some big ones… crawling, walking, talking, hugging, kissing. Not to mention a million little/big things like growing the muscles to hold her head up and figuring out how to open her little clenched fists. AMAZING ///
Happy birthday big girl, I love you I love you I love you I love you!!!
The Birthday Girl
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Baby proofing my studio has been a huge item on my to-do list the past couple of months. Pepper can now crawl up the two stairs from our sunken living room right in here when exploring.
So, the past few nights I turned my big nice, cozy craftroom into half craft / half playroom. Our house isn’t the most child friendly and it’s really nice having another room that I can safely plop her on the ground to roam around. And really, just look at this face!! I’m happy to share.
Pepper turned one month old on July 21st, awe! If you’d like to see more pictures and follow along with the mommy stuff I have a little blog up for that here: http://www.micro-bird.com
I’ll be posting updates here as well, just not as often. :)
20 inches long and 7lbs, 8.6 beautiful ounces. Oh what a day! xoxo
Baby Countdown: 1 week, 5 days ’till due date!
I finally finished my little pink and yellow crooked quilt (left) – on the right is a larger and more-perfect quilt made by my very talented mom.
I used 5″ squares, was very inspired by the Swedish Summer Quilt and followed these directions for binding by Jay Bird Quilts.
After about 6 inches of whip stitching the binding I stopped – it looked awful and felt really rough. I checked my mom’s binding and of course, being perfect and all, you can’t even see the binding stitch! I sent off an email to see how she did it and took out all the previous stitches. She sent back this youtube video of the quilting ladder stitch (at 5:26 in the video) – easier, faster and it looks wonderful!
I can’t see myself ever being a full-time quilter, I’m way too impatient and messy for measuring and perfect squares. However, there’s such a huge sense of accomplishment on finishing that I don’t get with many other projects. Awesome. :)
Official countdown to due date: 4 Weeks, 4 Days.
I’m really nervous but my excitement for meeting this tiny little girl in my belly is growing like crazy! xoxo
Spent most of last Sunday in the nursery. Putting up shelves and hanging art… I’m happy to say it’s finally starting to look like a little girl’s room. It’s not ready for a full reveal but I couldn’t wait to post a peek!
I also wanted to give a shout out to my amazing parents who have been married 36 years today! You’ll see lots of their handy-work in the nursery – paint, chair rails, paint, closet shelves and more paint! Plus, my mom is quilting, helping with the mobile, bought the crib and every cute little outfit she’s seen … the list goes on and on.
I have a feeling their little granddaughter will be even more spoiled than me, if that’s possible! xo