Saturday, November 28, 2009

Where I've been

I haven't been in this space much the last few weeks. This is where I have been

Getting close with my girls (photo credit SC Photography)

Sewing (always sewing)

Baking with Grandma (yummo!). I can finally bake her famous applie pie!

Teaching Sweet Pea and Baby S how fun a laundry basket can be!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A few links and likes

The thought of getting out my camera and downloading pictures in the chaos that has become my life is just a little bit too much, so I thought I'd share some links and likes (back to real blogging with real picture of real projects soon).

* These patterns from Sew Liberated I can absolutely see Sweet Pea and myself wearing the matching Lola/Lolita aprons baking Christmas cookies!

* These photos that my good friend over at SC Photography took for our family a few weeks ago

*The giveaway that Erin over at House on Hill Road is hosting (I must get my hands on a copy of Quilting For Peace - those Owels are just adorable!)

* This magazine - and it's Canadian so that is a bonus!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Traditions Exchange

I am so excited to have signed up for the Holiday Traditions Exchange that Meg is hosting over at Sew Liberated. Last year I missed the deadline to sign up and I almost missed it again this year! She is accepting only 200 members in the exchange this year but there looks to still be space so go on over and sign up if you haven't already.

I am already brainstorming my favourite family traditions and what I am going to make for my holiday decoration.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SC Photography

Last March my good friend took some maternity photos for me. She has a photo studio set up in her basement and we took our pictures while the babies were napping. I was thrilled with the results and am so excited to share that she has decided to take this lovely hobby and turn it into a little something more. If you get a chance check out the blog for SC Photography.

Monday, November 9, 2009

For Your Cuppa

I was raised to be a tea drinker. It was not just a Saturday morning thing, or a after dinner thing. Tea in our house was an all-the-time kind of thing. We used to tease my mom when she went out and ordered/accepted a cup of tea that if it wasn't served in a bowl it wouldn't be big enough. Then one day I looked down and realized that my cuppa was looking a little more like a bowl than a cup.
What I'm saying here is that I love my tea. I do not however love it when I go out and cannot get exactly the cup of tea that I'm in the mood for. Maybe I'm in the mood for organic chamomile, or a yummy spiced tea. I'm kind of a picky person and my mood reflects in my choice of tea. And so....
The tea tote was born! It holds 16 tea bags and folds up all cute and tiny for my purse of diaper bag. I am loving the Vintage Cherries fabric from the Farmers Market collection (and the aqua dots at the bottom is the print from Michael Miller that is finding its way into most of the things that I complete these days). These will make their way into quite a few hands for Christmas presents this year and they are also available in my shop

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Are you in?

Since I "opened" the "doors" of beebee buttercup I have been very busy sewing. That plus two teething babies has made blogging a little bit less of a priority but I am hoping to change that soon. In the meantime I have been stealing a few minutes here and there to catch up with some of my favourites from bloggy-land and wanted to share that GardenMama is hosting a fabulous three-part giveaway. You should check it out. I can absolutely see Sweet Pea wearing the dress up clothes from the first picture can't you? A-dor-a-ble!