Archive for February, 2009

Book Recommendation

All women who are pregnant or someday plan on becoming pregnant should read this book:



It has changed my view of childbirth completely!


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Valentine Chairs!

For Valentine’s Day, I bought myself some new chairs I found at an antique mall. I LOVE them! They were super cheap, and they are a little worn, but I don’t care. I love them…and Olive does too. She did a little model shoot for me in them, which I will now share with you!

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Baby Shower Gift

A friend of mine asked me to reproduce a couple of paintings for her that she found on a website. I was more than happy to do this for her. The paintings would be my baby gift to her (she plans to use them in her nursery). When I visited the site, I discovered they were actually screen prints, not paintings, which could be a bit of a challenge.

I decided to attempt making them as paintings instead of screen prints. The images themselves weren’t hard, but getting the straight-edge style with a paint brush is tough! And getting the right colors was a challenge as well. I ended up painting over one of the paintings, but eventually they turned out ok. Amanda seemed really happy with them, which is all that matters.

The original prints can be found here:



They are each 24"x24"

They are each 24"x24"

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Still learning to crochet

A couple of my latest projects. Both of them are gifts for friends. I liked this pattern for fingerless gloves much more than the other pattern I used…plus it’s sturdier.

Sara's fingerless gloves/wrist warmers


I made this little hat for my friend, Amanda’s baby shower. I loved the little bill on the front. Pattern from: http://www.christinascrochethaven.com/baby_baseball_hat_and_mittens.htm

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Crocheted baby hat

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