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RAIN!

That word best describes this past week. Oh.my.word. This is that time of year when we are teased with a few nice days, {and bust out all the spring clothes, ahem} and then are hit with a rainfall warning for most of the week! Crazy wet days, but my allergies are telling me that Spring is coming!

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We had a lovely sunny Saturday, and the six of us went to the park. Miles liked the swing, for about 5 seconds. Oh well, the other kids loved it!

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I spent some time this week trying to figure out how to ‘customize’ the fabric bunting I’ve been making. Painted fabric circles seems like they will work, and I love the typewriter font!

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This boy.

He’s giving me fits I tell you. I turn my back for one second and this is what he does. And he was strapped in, pretty tightly too! He has also taken to standing in shopping carts, and his stroller, oh help!

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Noah had his annual allergy check-up this past week too. I’ve learned {the hard way} that it’s best to only tell him about these appointments on the day they happen, otherwise he stresses, majorly. Thankfully having his blood pressure taken was about as painful as it got. No skin pricks with itchy allergy stuff on them this time!

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We had a freak downpour/thunder/lightning storm tonight. I was upstairs for a minute when there was a huge crack of thunder. Miles was unfazed, and I came down to find Biscuit hiding behind my mixer, in the very back corner of my kitchen counter, frozen with terror, poor kitty.

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I’ll leave you with my favourite photo of the week — my bunting is on display at the amazing Grandiflora Home & Garden!  I’m excited and nervous to see where this may lead…

happy weekend friends!

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photo friday

Goodness it was a quick week!

I had a few sewing projects on the go and my pics definitely reflect that! I had to laugh when I uploaded them, I’m such a granny sometimes.

 

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A rare picture with these two together. Miles is all about boy time, I see a lot of wrestling matches in their future.

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Bunting! I was on a roll this week and made loads {for a plan I have in the works…}

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I have a quilt for Miles in my project pile. It started with the bicycle fabric, I saw it and knew I had to make something with it! Then polka dots, {of course}, and soft minky fabric for the back. I found the bunting fabric at a shop in town when I popped in for thread for another project, it brings it all together! Now to figure out how to put to actually make a quilt…

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I’m always drawn into the book section at Joann’s. My love of books, glossy photos and projects and lovely fabrics all in one! I have to stop myself from buying them ALL.

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I got to spend some time picking out fabrics for bunting {Miles lasted a good half hour before trying to climb out of the shopping cart, over and over again}. I love playing with the combinations of colours, large prints and small prints, I limited myself to eight!

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This cat cracks me up. He just couldn’t resist the sound and motion of the sewing machine one afternoon. He kept trying to bat at the spool and any moving part!

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And here are some of the finished products! I’m stepping out on a limb and trying to sell some of these babies via consignment at a local {amazing!} shop. Etsy may be my future too, we’ll see. I’m nervous excited. My love of creating is wrestling with my fear of failure {what if no one buys any!?!?!}. But I did it! I tried something new! I’ll keep you posted.

happy weekend friends!

xo

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This page of ‘mint greens’ in the March issue of BHG *swoon*. I want to paint everything in those colors, if only painting wasn’t so much work…maybe our half-bath.

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Miles helped me shop at Joann’s this week. Picking fabric is such fun, waiting to have it cut, not so much. Why does it take so long? every.single.time. Ok, complaining over, I got some fun polka dot fabric, soon to be bunting and my first attempt at a quilt {for Miles, and it’ll be very ‘mini’ I’m guessing!}

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I laughed when I saw this sweater, I’m pretty sure I had something similar in grade 6. Long live the 80’s!

I didn’t buy it, but have been thinking about it ever since, I may need to go back for it….

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Um, my boot does seem like a perfectly good place for the cat’s food. I was sure to empty them out before wearing them {and I needed them a lot this week with ALL THE RAIN!}

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I’m into taking ‘selfies’ this week. They’re so awkward, where do I look? Am I supposed to smile? Oh well. Also, I’m no stranger to shopping in the girl’s section at Gap, but I’ve only just discovered the boy’s section. Take this sweatshirt, I love it! Comfy, the sleeves are long enough {!!} and it was on clearance! The boy’s section always has the best sweatshirt too, and I’m all about the sweatshirt.

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If there are steps/stairs/boxes/rungs of a ladder, he will climb it. Bonus if tormenting the cat is included.

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Another awkward photo, but I was so delighted to have a latte and my hair done on the same day! It’s the little things I tell ya. I don’t have an after photo {I’m sure you’re dying to see it}, but I’m back to blonde! It’s been far too long…

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I LOVE/hate Trader Joe’s. Their food is fabulous, good value and quality. But their treats are too tempting. This week I discovered these ‘speculoos’ cookies. Stella and I managed to polish off the box in no time.

They are perfectly spicy and sweet, and dunked in coffee, don’t get me started.

Happy Weekend friends!

xo