Let’s see. I started pumping once a day so that Charlie can give Stella a bottle in the evenings in the hopes that she will like taking a bottle enough for me to leave her with someone else once in a while. So far so good, except today I was pumping and reading some blogs at the same time and managed to spill about a 1/4 ounce of breastmilk all over my jeans. That brought me close to tears. I think the sleep deprivation may be catching up with me.
We went to the library yesterday and I finally was able to make it upstairs to the craft aisles before either baby freaked out. I found Jean Greenhowe’s Miniature Toys (1980) which has a few good ideas in it, despite the awful rosette toys on the cover.
I like this leaping pony
this bear in the cottage
and this man in the moon.
Interestingly, there is a pattern for shoes for a straight legged doll similar to the shoes I was making for my bears a while ago.
But my favorite page has to be this one with the Owl and the Pussycat. I love the owl’s eyes and that you can take them in and out of the boat – Roxanne would love this. And these guys appear to be egg cozies, too. How convenient.
I also got Paper Quilting: Creative Designs Using Paper and Thread by Bridget Hoff.
Most of the projects in here are not my style, but there are some lovely studio shots and a few good sewn collage ideas including these two
And today I broke down and bought a double stroller. I’ve been resisting this purchase because we already own four strollers, but I need to get out walking again (a month has gone by and that “baby weight” is still with me). At least I bought it at Magic Beans, an awesome independent toy and baby gear store. And while in Brookline I found these super robot stickers
that remind me of Mimi’s awesome robots.
And, finally, the auction basket is complete. I’m delivering it on Thursday afternoon.
Whew! That’s certainly enough for now. It’s always those days that I think I have nothing to say that end of being so long winded.