Oh, I was tempted to keep this one for my very own! I love these prints from Heather Ross' Far Far Away 3 collection. That center panel of Snow White's dwarves... the laundry on the clotheslines... the little girls and her toy horses. All so sweet. And they are a cotton/linen blend, so the whole quilt has a nice texture and weight, while still being soft and snuggly. I also added in some Kona solids and a few dots and bound it with a print from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line. It's a smaller version of this quilt from Fabricworm. (Ignore our terrible post-winter grass and focus instead on our pretty spring sunshine).
I made this quilt for Baby Lulu Apple, the newest little addition to one of my most favorite families. I hope it gets lots of snuggles and drools and baby lovies. I also made this quick-to-knit Owlie Hat from Spud & Chloe Outer yarn, which ended up being huge, perhaps large enough for a two-year-old. Owen had a fine time modeling it, even if it was swallowing up his little head.
I had plans for this minty green little wool cardigan. It was supposed to keep her warm on cool spring mornings and chilly spring evenings, a perfect layer for early spring school days spent in the garden, tending to the daffodils and the mud puddles. And it is just about finished - a few garter bands on the bottom, three cute buttons...
But the weather has other plans. It has been 80+ degrees every day. Bright. Humid, even. I'm not sure I will be able to wrangle her into a sweater, even one as soft and squishy as this one, knit with madelinetosh tosh vintage yarn (one of my very favorites!). Hopefully it will still fit her in the fall.
Now that Juni spends three days at nursery school, Owen and I have those quiet mornings to ourselves. Instead of the whirlwind that is having a three-year-old in the house, with Owen running to keep up or ducking out of the way, those three mornings are slow and contemplative. He takes the time to explore. To stretch and experiment and try new things. He sings his little songs and hugs the dog and talks to the birds in the backyard. And when he's through with all of that. When the house has had just about enough quiet, he says, "let's get Juni," and we head out the door.
In the last two photos, Owen is wearing his Quick Change Trousers (reversible!) from Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings. The solid is a beautifully soft color-grown cotton that feels almost like a flannel but sturdier and bit more rustic. I love it. Next winter, he just might be outfitted head-to-toe in that fabric. The striped fabric is a crisper, home decor weight. Both are from NearSea Naturals.