A few things I’ve been meaning to post–some for me, some for a swap:
* A “Jenny” bag for me. This is not my favorite color scheme, but it’s made entirely from scraps [most of which came from a quilt I made for my grandparents years ago], and was therefore free! I love this pattern and will be making more of these now that I’ve figured out the kinks in the pattern.
Actually I like all of her patterns: http://wiredupdesigns.com/
The wallet, which is handy but a little floppy, was just winged–no pattern.
Just to see if you’re paying attention–here’s a funny picture of Mary wearing a funny outfit:
I used to have this great denim skirt that I loved. Unfortunately I tore it all the way up the back and I am too lazy to mend it. So, instead, I turned it into a gardening apron [the pockets are just right for garden scissors or seed packets]:
Cute little diaper cover/shorts for the kids [these are testers for a pattern that’s in development, which I’ll link to when it’s ready!]:
And finally, a baby carrier for a swap. This is a podeagi, a traditional Asian-style carrier [the narrow-body variation]. Since it’s hard to get a good pic of a baby carrier like this, I borrowed Mary’s bear to model it.
My swap package from my diaper swap partner came today!
She sent us two diapers–one of which Wesley immediately modeled. Cute, eh?
She also sent along a hat for Mary that her daughter has outgrown. Mary was delighted.
Now, a garden update. Everything is looking good! The peas, which didn’t seem to be coming up, have begun to sprout. The other things are flourishing.
Here’s my insanely lush herb planter:
One of my square foot beds–planted with a few snap peas, tomatoes, basil, and a row of mixed greens.
Overall shot of the garden–you can see the green onions growing on the left in a row [the one that needs weeding], a mound of cucumber, a row of beans, and a row of squash [yellow and patty pan]. Tomatoes in the front and serrano peppers!
I just tilled up another couple of rows’ worth of yard off to the side and we’re going to be adding cipollini onions and purple spring onions, plus more herbs and some broccolini. This is definitely the best garden I’ve had so far. Of course, last year I was hugely pregnant and couldn’t weed for more than 10 seconds without toppling over, purple in the face.
Yes, that’s right–your logic tells you correctly. Wesley is almost one.