another hat for babe

So since the last hat I knit I haven’t knit any more (hats that is!) for this fall babe of ours. Instead I’ve been busy knitting hats for other friends that are expect their little ones before us. Now that I’ve gotten all that knitting out of the way my needles were finally cleared for another hat for our very own bundle of joy. I found this yarn sitting around in my stash and thought it was just so soft and lovely for a newborns head and new right away it just had to be knitted into a tiny hat. I don’t know anything about the yarn as it was given to me with a book about knitting and they didn’t provide any information on the yarn or if they did I have far lost that information by now! I didn’t use a pattern, I never really do with hats but if your interested I used US 9 circular needles, cast on 48, then simply knit, knit, knit till I thought the size looked about right for a little new ones head (about 20 rows). To decrease I knit one, knit 2 together for one row then knit 2 together for the rest of the rows till I only had 2 stitches left and then pulled the yarn tail through those and back into the hat. Easy peasie! Now that this hat is off the needles I’ve already started another! I just love knitting baby hats!! So simple and way too adorable on little ones.

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petite fleurs

For the past month I’ve been buzzing with an erge to craft. Actually I’ve basically been in creative overload over the past month but since I was still tied down with work I was having a hard time getting all my creative energy out. I decided the best I could do till work was out was to write out all my ideas and at best make some quick sketches, and so I did. Last Wednesday was my last day of work and so I am suddenly welcomed by an abundance of free time to craft and make art which actually leaves me feeling a tiny bit overwhelmed. In fact I am now wanting to stay up all night long simply crafting away. I need to try and remind myself that I need sleep, to a) grow this baby and b) take care of my son who still wakes up fairly early. But I am trying to slow myself down and take things one step at a time.

Inspired by a baby pictured online wearing a flower in her hair I knew I just had to make some. I’ve never been interested in making baby accessories before but basically you give me felt and I’ll love the project no matter what. So for the last few days I have been obsessed with making these tiny flowers for babes. Pins, headbands, you name it and I’m creating it. I’ve only finished a handful so far but plan on making many more. Especially since they are so simple and fun to make. Best of all they make great gifts. Now I’ve just got to find myself a little model to show them off.

 

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blueberry banana bread

Blueberries and banana bread are something my child could simple eat all day long and so this morning as I decided to make some banana bread for Owen I thought hey why not simply add in blueberries and make this double happiness for my lil guy. So we got out all the ingreadient, mixed away and once out of the oven and cool enough to eat my lil guy was in heaven. And well by the end of the day there wasn’t anymore bread left. Here’s what you need:

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup soften butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 milk (I used rice milk but you can use any kind really)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Mash bananas well. Add all other ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes, and voila!

Hope you enjoy this recipe and if serving to lil one’s that they will take delight in it just as much as mine does.

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