baby

What They Made: Baby beard

My sister-in-law made this for Paul! Check out Paul’s latest head wear: a crocheted hat and beard, stitched with love by his Aunt D! Way cool.She got the idea from the December issue of Real Simple. I’ve seen the baby beard pop up in Etsy, too. Anyhoo, she saw it and thought, “I can make […]


Some stuff I’ve made lately

Following are few notes on my recent doings and whatnot: Green-and-gold socks and brownies. Packers brownies, for consumption during an American football contest featuring the Green Bays. Nutty and sweet. Pecan pie for Thanksgiving, per my father’s request. (He doesn’t care for pumpkin pie. I, on the other hand, could eat pumpkin pie daily. A […]

Under Construction: Jogging stroller redux | Road test

Under Construction provides a peek at works in progress. If you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you know this week I’ve been working on the jogging stroller. Big news: it’s finished! Yay! MVH took it for test drive. Here’s the photographic evidence: There he goes!   This looks like an artsy pic, but it just […]

Sports bra fix

The patch from the outside of the sports bra. So when you start breastfeeding a baby, your breasts change. (Hello, Ms. Obvious!) I truly gained an appreciation for these changes during my first postpartum run. Ouch. I needed a new sports bra, and after some research, I decided on the Juno by Moving Comfort. And […]

Under Construction: Jogging stroller redux | Support strap stitched

The old support strap and the new support strap. I matched the dimensions really well. Here’s the latest on the stroller: I cut the new support strap and stitched its edges.  To finish the outer edges, I stitched them twice, trapping the raw edge inside the finished edge. As I mentioned in my last post […]

Under Construction: Jogging stroller redux | Cleaning, pattern making

Under Construction provides a peek at works in progress.  This weekend MVH and I got serious about fixing the jogging stroller. At Paul’s latest well-baby visit, our pediatrician said we could put him in the jogging stroller if it had the appropriate safety gear. It has a five-point harness, just like his car seat, so […]

Bought instead of made

The order is placed for these nursing pads. Remember in this post how I talked about how easy it would be to make nursing pads?   I still think it would be easy. But that didn’t stop me from ordering more pads this past weekend.   I promised MVH I’d start work on sewn stuff […]

Sweet and salty pizza

  It’s dinnertime. For your consideration: 1. Thaw homemade pizza dough. Allow to double in size in a warmish place, such as in front of a window in July when it’s 91 degrees outside. 2. Caramelize onions with sprigs of thyme. Congratulate yourself for using up thyme, which is a refrigerator orphan no more! 3. […]

Babycentric: Animal collage

I’ve got a new baby, and a lot of my making has been babycentric. Here’s a look at one creation.     The inspiration: Golden stamp books of “Mammals of North America” and “Cats.”   Last summer, I found a pair of Golden stamp books at a rummage sale. Do you remember these activity books? […]

Done and Done: Breastpump bra

Remember this nursing bustier I linked to in this post? Of course you do. How do you forget a picture like that? Answer: you don’t. Nor will you forget this picture:   This is all kinds of crazy and amazing. The product is a hands-free organic cotton pumping bra, as modeled by Mother Nature. In […]

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