Friday, October 15, 2010

The Hunter's

Weird, that my best friend is going to have my last name...and I don't even have it anymore!!! Congrats Fin and Lish!!

photo by my very talented little sister!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let the Sewing Begin

Since the spring, my sister, Gemma, and I have been wanting to start up our own sewing business. Both of us made tons of stuff (blankets, onesies, t-shirts, hats, booties, nursing covers, slings, etc) when our babes were born, so we thought we'd try our hand at selling stuff. The only problem is, we haven't been able to find something that is cheap and quick to make, but can still make money from. We started out making little taggie blankets, each uniquely embroidered, with a crinkly stuffing. However, we just found them too time consuming, so now we're trying to think of other alternatives.

After I made the hat for Elijah's birthday, I thought maybe that could be an option. It was cheap and really easy to make. Plus, it could be custom made, with crocheted flowers or buttons added for girls, and applique's added for boys. I'm excited to say that Irene the designer has given us permission to use her pattern for what she calls an 'Eddie cap' to sell. Yay...I'm really excited. Now I just have to head to Fabricville for some pretty tweeds and wools!!!!

Please note, we are still selling the taggie blankets that have already been made. They are the perfect toy for little babies as they love to play with the crinkle and the taggies. They are about 7"x7", one side is fleece with a unique embroidered pattern, the other is a satin. Inside is a layer of stuffing and a crinkle. Each is surrounded by ribbon tags. If you'd like more information, please let me know and I'll get back to you. Also, if you're interested in a custom made hat for your little guy or girl, please send me a message!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Should never have given him chocolate cake with chocolate icing...he's been the fussiest eater ever since!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Parties, Jobs and Creativity I've already failed on many of my year-end resolutions. I do have a good excuse though: It's been a crazy week, in good things and in bad (or maybe I should just say 'crappy').

First off, Elijah turned one!!! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. In some ways I can't believe he's been alive for 365 days, but in other ways I can't (and don't want to) remember life without him!! I love him soooo much, he's the cutest thing ever and makes me laugh constantly!! We had a big party (more pics to follow), with his Grammy from Ohio coming for a visit. So, it's been busy, and I have had so little time to myself! But, I love my little guy, I love parties, and I love family, so I don't care!!

The bad side: I have to get a job. I know, it sucks sucks sucks, but I need to, so I've been busy searching the jobbank and writing a resume and cover letters. I'm just praying God will have mercy on me and give me a fantastic, perfect job that I love!! I don't like change, so this is a huge, painful step for me. I'm trying to embrace it and think of the good things...hum??!!

Anyway, I was super crafty last week for E's party. Here's a couple of my creations!!

My mum always made really fun, creative cakes when I was growing up, so I've always been excited to do the same for my kids. I was really happy about how it turned out, especially for my first 'fancy' cake!!

I found the instructions for this hat online, and it fits Elijah perfectly!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Remainder of 2011

Okay, so it's been AGES since I've blogged!!
Summer is always hectic....but soooo much fun!
I'm looking forward to getting into more of a disciplined schedule in the next few weeks. Here are some goals that I'd like to see come about throughout the end of 2010: from scratch, and even making one meal a week vegetarian!! I made a really yummy veggie curry a couple of weeks ago, which my hubby actually loved!

2. Run 3 times a week! Hopefully the weather doesn't get bad too soon! Thanks to some amazing family friends, I now have the greatest jogging stroller!

3. Use my creativity at least once a week. In the form of painting, drawing, sewing, etc. I love to do this stuff, but always seem to run out of it's time to make time!

4. Call one long-distance friend each week, and write my Granny and Poppi in Scotland and England at least once a month!

5. Blog once a week...Hopefully!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Plethora of Carriers

I own five baby carriers...yep, that's 5!!!

Let me start by saying that I never actually bought any of them.

Two were gifts, one was FREE, and two were made (so, I guess they were bought, but for a VERY small fraction of the cost of the pre-made editions)!!!

1. In the beginning was the baby bjorn. This was on my gift registry at babies-r-us because I heard that they were great. However, after walking for an hour carrying a new-born I found that it's lack of waist straps put a lot of strain on the shoulders. Thus, on our 18km hike to North River Falls when Elijah was a month old, both Matt and I had a lot of recovering to do:

Matt from carrying a baby
Me from pushing out a baby only four weeks prior (enough said)!!

Elijah looks sooooo tiny!!

2. Ahhhh, the sling. I made this one, and am quite pleased with how it turned out!!! It is GREAT for short trips to the farmers market...

thanks to my talented li'l sis for the photo

I think it is quite the 'granola' accessory!!

...but BAD for long walks along Prospect Bay!!

thanks Heather for the photo:

3. Next is my cheap cheap cheap DIY moby wrap. This is simply 5 metres of stretchy material, but I definitely think Mr (or Mrs) Moby was very creative with the tying. I love this wrap, and wear it tons. Only thing is, it takes up a lot of space, plus I can see it getting pretty hot carrying a baby on a warm summer day!!

love this photo, also by my little sis!!!

4. The newest addition to my collection is my wrap and tie (similar to a mei tai) by infantino. This was FREE FREE FREE!! I had the infantino sling rider (a gift, which I never used cuz it wasn't cool enough for me, and I had just found a buyer for it on e-bay) which was recalled a few months back because it caused some babies to suffocate (thank goodness I never used it...guess I can't sell it on e-bay). So, this is my replacement. I took if for a test run hours walk with a 20 lb baby. I was surprised to find (unlike some of my other carriers) that I didn't need chiropractic work after. It passed the, it takes up less room in my suitcase and is esthetically pleasing. I think I'll be taking it with me to Ohio next week!!

5. And finally, for Christmas my mum and dad bought us this contraption...

It is my favourite...for the soul reason that I don't have to carry him!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I love Earl Grey Tea Lattes from Starbucks.

I don't love them too close to bedtime.

I've been lying here for three hours and still can't sleep.

I'm so bored.

What do you do when you can't sleep?