Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mad Men or James Bond, you choose

I made this tuxedo bib back in August for a friend's baby.  The little guys aunt got married and he needed to look his best for the occasion, not that he needed any help.  He's one cutie patootie!  It reminds me of a baby James Bond or Don Draper - in a good way. 

As much as I love children I'm not venturing into making children's items.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately depending on my mood) there is a proposed law that anything made for children has to undergo strick testing (fireproofing the material, etc) - this will be a huge financial burden to small entrepreneurs.  Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the safety of children but this seems like a LOT of unnecessary red tape that I'm not interested in jumping through.  However if the mood strikes you go ahead and Google CPSIA for more information.  If you are interested in these types of bibs I highly recommend Etsy.com.  Or you could make your own if you're feeling adventerous, they are really easy!

When I got married my nephew was 8 months old and he was so cute.  As I was creating my wedding album there was at one point more pictures of him than my husband.  Not that my husband isn't cute but his cheeks aren't so squishy and he didn't have rolls of baby fat all over him.  Don't you just love that?  Eventually I did reorangize it and my husband is the most pictured male in the album, by 1 picture.  :)
I wonder if this little guys aunt will have the same problem that I did with her pictures.  My guess is yes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall!

Hello Blog Friends!  And happy fall.  I cannot believe summer is over.

I was very lucky to travel a lot during this summer which is why I haven't posted in almost 3 months.  Yikes!  Mr Sangria and I traveld in June to Oxford, England, London & Paris (see previous posts).  Then in July we headed to the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a family wedding and afterwards I flew south to Virginia & Tennessee to visit family and friends and to resouthernize myself.  It had been over 2 years since I had been home and I had a blast.  I made a promise to myself that that trip would occur yearly.  And in August we spent a week in Maine eating way to much lobster!

In the little time that we had between trips I caught a cold, (I'm the only person I know who gets colds in the summer instead of the winter), painted our bedroom - I wish I had a before/after picture but sadly I don't.  One of my upcoming projects is a new headboard so perhaps you'll get an "after" shot once that's completed.  And I trained for my next full marathon that is happening in 3 short weeks.

With all the traveling a did manage to squeeze in a little craftiness here and there.  More nursing covers, napkins, and a baby tuxedo bib which is insanely cute, and other odds and ends that are slipping my mind right now. 

But summer over and fall is here.  Fall is my favorite season.  I think it's the Back to School feeling about getting structured again.  We do have a few fall trips planned as well.  Life is good, I'm not complaining.

Cinnamon Sangria