hatched!

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movie monday: one more from our trip to texas

Gabriel’s First Driving Lesson from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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movie monday: cow chicken 8

Cow Chicken meets Isadora from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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fashion chronicles: every once in awhile i get dressed

mostly these days i’m wearing pajamas and “stretchy pants” as i putter around the house and fend off spit-up from sweet happy baby, but every once in awhile i do actually get dressed.  this was what i wore to church last week.  the necklace was made for me by the happy little dude.  the scarf was another infinity bias-cut scarf that i made with fabric that i couldn’t decide whether it was hideous or gorgeous and i’ve definitely settled on the latter.  this dress is definitely more teal than royal blue in real life, but i can’t be bothered to fiddle with the color balance, so just use your imaginations.

IMGP7810 IMGP7815sneaky little ghost, photo-bombing my picture…

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it’s spring!

in the original spirit of my blog (posting little things that bring me joy throughout the day), here are two things i recently discovered in the hedges outside our bedroom windows (look closely!):
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movie monday: a day in the park

on our recent trip to texas, we were able to spend some time with gabriel’s birthfamily.  here’s a sneak peek:

 

Slides and Swings from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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big boy bed

the happy little dude has been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a very long time now (since he was little enough that i was worried he’d roll out of a taller bed and be hurt) and so when my parents visited last month, i asked my dad if he’d build a bed for my boy.  i poked around on pinterest and was inspired by this photo.  happy little dude always wants us to “make him a tent” when he goes to bed (he likes to hide under the covers with a flashlight), so i thought he might enjoy having a whole “house” over his head.IMGP7526i added stars–both painted and glow-in-the-dark stickers — and a night sky to the inside, along with an LED taplight.  i love that he now sleeps on a pillow made for him by one grandma, under a quilt made by another grandma, on top of a bed made by a grandpa!

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and after this photo shoot, we added a little bookshelf beside the “window” that can hold all the bedtime necessities.  i have to admit that i’m a little jealous.  i’ve always wanted glow-in-the-dark stars above my bed.  i love reading stories here every night!IMGP7536

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meet isadora

IMGP7660this is isadora marie.

IMGP7644she and i share the same birthday. we’re all pretty much in love with her.

IMGP7665she loves her new blankie.  i started knitting it last thanksgiving and i finished it last week.  hooray!

IMGP7595does the pattern look familiar?  (i really love knitting this pattern…) can you spot the gray row that i knit (wrong) while i was in the delivery room enjoying chatting with her birthmother and not really paying attention to my knitting?  that’s a story in a blanket, friends.

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movie monday: a special announcement

Four from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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getting ready….

the baby room is pretty much ready, so i thought i’d show off a few pictures.  we left the queen size bed in there in case we have an abundance of guests sometime and because i learned the first time that having a bed in the same room as the baby can sometimes come in… handy.

IMGP6805i’m especially fond of these “clouds” created after i 1) found a big batch of embroidery hoops at the dig-n-save, 2) was inspired by this beautiful nursery and 3) had a “ladies craft night” at my house where friends generously created these works of art for me to display. IMGP6807

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there’s sort of a cloud “theme” going on in the room, so i also made this mobile:IMGP6812

the art on this wall is a combination of etsy artists and my own work (done in my ‘craft lab’ program at the library)IMGP6813 IMGP6817

i also screen printed the curtain for the closet at work.  we got a new screen printing kit and, of course, i needed to learn how to use it, so i sketched out this design, burned the screen and the printed it onto a grey bedsheet.  i really love how it turned out!

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and here’s a cute pillow i made:

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of course, there’s still one or two things i’d like to add to the room eventually, but it’s feeling fairly finished at this point and i’m so pleased with how it’s turned out!  i hope new baby likes it too…

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