We helped host a fun little shower last night for anne and helen, it was fun and I hope miss A had a good time. I had fun with the immaculate conception theme miss dark came up with and this is the invite I drew up...
babyshower illustration
The house was warm and cozy, the cupcakes were sugary and there were plenty of butter mints!
Here is miss A with the stroller/lap quilt I made for sparky :)It is backed with lime green and white cotton chenille.
Hopefully next time we get a visit from miss A the whole family will be in tow!


flea market find

I found these great deco style dining chairs at the flea market in the fall. I had been looking for some new chairs for my work room and didn't want to spend much. Well, these beauties were $15 total and I decided to recover the seats in some Amy Butler fabric I had in my stash.
My husband helped, as it does take four hands to pull fabric, hold in place and staple to the underside of the seat!
I think they turned out really well and my total project cost was probably around $30. Not bad for two new, great looking, chairs.
recovered chairs


long time no see

wow. It has been a really long time, long enough for the new year to have arrived...oh seven was an interesting and long year. Like every year I guess, full of highs and lows unfortunately the lows in our family were much lower this year.
Rob's step-father passed in August, succumbing to a battle with lung cancer. His family is doing well and I know they are probably all happy to have the bittersweet christmas season behind them. We shared a very keyed down celebration with them this year and I know new traditions will be formed in the coming years.
The family celebration with my family this year was also different, we celebrated at our house because my parents are in the process of renovating theirs. It was fun to play host and also was surprisingly relaxed. We made Chinese food instead of the traditional fare and it was SO delicious. Although, I don't think my sister or I will ever be undertaking home made moo shu pancakes again!
Rob and I took the logical next step after being married for amost 7 years....we got a dog. His name is Soda, hi.
Between school continually consuming more and more time and family being in the forefront my poor little blog has had no life :)
But one of my non-resolutions resolutions is to blog again because i love it.
So, Happy New Year, welcome 2008!!!!!