Category “baby”

31

Jan

every eskimo

every eskimo

there have been lots of plush animals that I’ve seen but none compare to the beauty of these from Every Eskimo.  Regina crafts her animals from vintage fabrics, lace and even bits of fur.  I first discovered her shop a few years back when I bought an octopus for a sweet baby boy named Rocket and it’s been fun to watch her talent grow.  I’d happily have an entire shelf of her forest creatures!

21

Jan

the baby registry

registry

hi friends!  since you were so unbelievably supportive in my two previous questions, I figured I’d bring up the subject of the baby registry and see what your thoughts are.

I hadn’t thought too much about the baby registry but since family have started asking where I’m registered and what they can buy us, I thought I’d get started.  I’m pretty picky when it comes to what we want for our little man.  I know we want to avoid plastic and unnecessarily large toys as much as possible and I’ve got pretty strong feelings about what he will be wearing, so I figured it’s a good time as any to start working on one.  and let me tell you… if you don’t already know, registering for a baby is hard!  unlike registering for wedding presents where we browsed sites with googly eyes and drooled over all the wonderful things we’d love to have in our kitchen or bedroom, I haven’t the first clue on what I really need for our little man.  naturally my registry quickly filled up with all sorts of cute things but aside from a few necessities I know we’ll need I’m stuck as to what else to register for.  we’ve already bought our crib, changing table / dresser, stroller and car seat so we’re pretty much set on most of the large things, but what else does that leave?  I can’t imagine putting breast pads or nipple cream on a registry so I think I know the basics on where to draw the “we buy vs. family buys” line, but tell me…  what are the absolute necessities that you’re registering for?  what can I live without? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

19

Jan

opus

opus

Opus is an adorable new to me brand, like many baby and kid things these days.  I just had the joy of previewing their Spring 2011 Collection and can’t wait to share that with you late in February, but I couldn’t help but post these adorable things from their Fall 2010 collection.  aren’t those some dapper looking little dudes!?  I love those little plaid pants.

12

Jan

I’ve got the bug

xmoonbloom

I admit it.  I’ve got the bug.  I’ve spent way too much time than I’d like to admit searching for cute crochet patterns on etsy and ravelry.  and even though my estimated time of completion based on the rate I’m going on my blanket right now is 6 more weeks, I’ve already got a backstock of adorable things I want to make.  like these seriously cute animals from xmoonbloom.  I already bought the fox pattern and I’m dying to make it!