Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I am feeling rather bad that somewhere back in December (morning sickness phase),
I neglected to mention my little Maeve's birthday.
So here are a few snaps of her first two years,
our precious, joyous one!

handmade gifts

I always love to give something handmade to the girls for their birthdays. This year we brought Grace some beautiful Lyra metallic drawing pencils, so I made the case for them to go in. I blanket stitched around the mushrooms, which turned out rather messy, but still passable.

The other thing she has been asking for is a baby carrier for her dolls. This one I whizzed up the night before, and it turned out great. Can't beat the combo of red, white and denim!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Happy Birthday to our dear, sweet Grace!
The beautiful girl with the kindest and loving heart.
It only feels like yesterday,
when we kissed those chubby baby cheeks.
Now you wrap those long arms around us,
and hug us tight.

two of a kind

Yep, I have totally overstepped my boundaries on this one, and given in to the real nerd inside. The girls have mama made matching outfits (oh, how painful!). The thing is, they like dressing the same, and to be honest it is so much more time efficient sewing two of the same outfit...I didn't have to change the thread on my machine once!
The pants are 'Kim' pants from Farbenmix, and the tops are from Ottobre 6/2008...slightly different designs. One has shirring on the sleeves, and the other across the chest. Maeve's top is actually the same pattern as the apple shirt in the post below.