Tag Archives: Knitting

The Best Room on the Block

20 Apr

We used to have a guest room.  Now we have a Best Room (half baby room/half guest room) – all hand made and dragon themed, of course!  Here are some shots of the awesomeness:

two handmade pillows, a dragon, and a teeny tiny velociraptor!

My all-time favorite poem - someone made this for my mom when SHE started having babies! She knew I loved it & surprised me with it... isn't she awesome?

One of my aunts made this when I was a baby - it's been hanging in my bedroom since I was born, and now it's hanging in my baby's room.


A dragon-y mobile my sister-in-law created, and an awesome dragon tapestry hanging over the crib.

The handmade wall (that's Husband's artwork on the left, and a few little dragon appliques I framed on the far right).


and, of course, more granny squares! I made this green blanket when we first started trying for a baby... after almost 3 years it's finally going to see some use! (Oh yeah, and one more pillow case)


It was surprisingly difficult to decide on decor for a baby’s room-slash-guest room, but I think we found a happy balance (I only cried two or three times!). There’s a baby sleeping device and a dresser along the back wall (beside the rocker), and some short bookshelves under the handmade wall.

See the top of the bookshelf there? It used to be the headboard for an old, old waterbed. We painted it black & voila! Instant toddler-sized toy storage!


We also used some things that Husband & I had saved from our own childhoods – Bugs Bunny, for example, was mine way back in the day, and the Pac Man lunchbox & Glow Worm were Husband’s.  In the end, the room turned into a nice mixture – some hand made things, some new things, some vintage things, and some repurposed things.  Considering the small amount of space, the fact that we couldn’t do any major renovations since we’re renters, and the dual-use this room’s going to see, I’m pleased with how it turned out.  And, honestly, baby boy isn’t going to remember living here anyway, so I’m pretty sure we could have just slapped some sheets in a laundry basket & he’d be happy.  =)


Yeah, Toast!

18 Jul




I didn’t like any of the free patterns I found for toast, so I made up my own.

nom nom nom


I used an “H” hook and some cotton yarn in cream and dark brown.

TOAST (make 2):

ch13, turn

1: 12 hdc, ch2, turn

2: 12 dc, ch1, turn

*repeat rows 1+2 two more times*

3: with “crust” color: sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, 2hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, FO.


With “crust” color, sc the two pieces together, working 3sc into each corner and repeating row 3 along the top edge.  Stuff lightly if desired.


Now then.




Oh yeah, and you should probably watch this:


A Custom Order

12 May

Ch-ch-ch-check out these adorable infant headbands I recently made up for a custom Etsy order:

The cuteness! It hurts my eyes!

They’re made with a merino wool/acrylic blended yarn, which is both ultra soft (yay!) AND machine washable (double yay!)

The definition of cute.

Since the yarn is just the *perfect* amount of stretchy, newborn miss adora-baby girl won’t have to worry about those pesky elastic lines scrunching her perfect little forehead!

Too cute - A little too cute!

I’m CERTAIN you yourself know of an adora-baby girl who absolutely NEEDS a set of these, don’t you?  Shoot me an e-mail or convo me on Etsy and I’ll totally make some for you!


In the meanwhile, please expect my posts to be a tad bit more… scarce than you’re used to.  I’ve got a major project in the works that I’d typically give myself, say, three months to complete.  Due to my epic procrastination, however, I have only a little over a month to get it finished.  *sigh*  Someone really ought to keep a closer eye on me.  Chins up, though, friends – I recently discovered Tiger Balm (thanks, Suzanne!), and with that little miracle plus my ritual epsom salt soaks, I should really be able to finish up this project with all 10 fingers still attached!

Oh, and one more thing…  HERE COMES A CUTE BOMB!


Happy Happy Warm Fuzzies to all!