Cindy always spoils me. She knows that even though I have a love of yarn and a great eye for patterns, I can not knit anything beyond a simple scarf. Sigh.
So she always knits me wonderful things that I can only daydream about making. Which brings me to this…
For my birthday Cindy knit me Jane Richmond’s Oatmeal Pullover out of Tidal Yarn in parsley…
Yep. Spoiled I tell you.
I never got to share this quilt that I made for my niece, Isabella. It took me longer to complete than I anticipated so I was literally sewing on the binding the night before my sisters baby shower. Pictures were taken but I didn’t stumble upon them until today.
Not too shabby.
And here is my adorable niece…LOVE the cheeks!
I got my Martha Stewart Living magazine in the mail this week, and with it came tons of crafty fall inspiration.
She had me at the cover with the short rib pot pies-yum! Then I opened the magazine up…
Martha-I’m in. You got me.
There are a plethora of Halloween decorating ideas as well as simple homemade kids costumes.
I will be celebrating fall in full force this year with pumpkin carving parties, paper mache candy bowls (found here), hanging bats and brooms AND my very first shot at a handmade spiderman get-up for Franco.
Anyone else in?
And Burlington locals, don’t forget that nido is hosting costume maker Cherilyn Gilligan for our Halloween Costume Help for Kids and Adults. It’s FREE and intended to help all you parents out there who need a little creative thinking for your little one’s handmade costumes this year,
nido participated in Burlington’s south end art hop this year. It was very exciting to meet new people and to bring a sampling of our shop’s goodies to the event.
We shared a booth with Matt from Queen City Dry Goods. Matt does amazing things with leather, denim and waxed cotton.
Sarah from Mountain Ash Design was there too. It was a real treat looking at her handmade fashions since she uses so many of the lovely fabrics that nido carries.
One of our lovely resident knitters, Mary, whipped up this little beauty for the shop using Tidal Yarns alpaca blend in dk weight. Now, you may be asking yourself the same thing I did: “Why a cape?” When Phiona told me that the hot knitting item this winter would be capes I wasn’t feeling it at first. It seemed to me like something from a bygone era, but now looking at the Emily cape I see that this is exactly what makes it so charming. Simple feminine elegance that is practical. The gentley scalloping edges of the Emily cape are such a throwback to a classic sexy librarian that I begin imagining a slinky black dress with it for a night on the town.
How would you wear it?
Introducing Anna Maria Horner’s LouLouthi Needlesworks collection, now at nido.
I have to admit that needleworks were not on my radar until I saw Anna Maria Horner’s blog post about her needleworks collection. But now that I have seen the lovely things that you can make-I’m in.
I know how I’ll be spending my holiday weekend. What will you be doing?
Finally snapped some photos of Franco in his mama made pants. So 70′s-so cool!