I'm sooooo over the "food-in-the-hair" phase that Ruby has going on, but she still thinks it's hilarious to smear whatever she's eating on her head. It's a nasty clean-up job, but at least I geta few good pictures out of every meal!!
The new addition to my family of baby carriers - The Ball Baby Overall (don't ask me why this pattern has that name!) I made it with scrap fabric, blue corduroy and blue and white with blue floral. Not the prettiest carrier, but it certainly is comfy and sturdy enough for even a toddler. I like this pattern a lot and will have to try it again with some nicer fabric!!
Tiny Tots Tea Room is a genius blend of a relaxed cafe for moms and indoor play space for kids not far away from us in Clifton Park. I can't get over how smart this business idea is, and every time we go I start dreaming up plans to open my own "mom and kids" cafe someday - maybe in the Syracuse area where something like this would be SO successful. Ruby loves all the toys and interaction with other kids, and I love that I can catch up with friends over a latter or tea while she plays. Today was a gloomy day and just right for an outing like this. Ruby had a blast!!!
I did it!!! I sewed my very own mei tai, an asian-inspired baby carrier. I tried to basically copy the shape of a Kozy carrier, which has a much larger body. I made this carrier intended for the new baby this summer, so it has a smaller body hat a ewborn won't get swallowed up in. I was pleasantly surprised that Ruby is just a little too tall to really fit, which tells me that I will probably be able to use this for baby #2 for about a year!! It's a pretty gender-neutral chocolate brown with baby blue spirals and flowers. I'm in love!!! I can't wait to make more!!