conversations with a babe

i'm loving

manly vest

:: Finn's manly baby vest knit by Val in the most scrumptious purple tweed. Perfect for this week's rainy, cool days. I'm already scheming up some knitting time to make him a set of these for this Fall.

sugar city quarterly

:: Sugar City Journal's first edition of their Quarterly - a feast for Mama's eyes while the babe sleepily nurses.

overstuffed fabric box

linen fabric

:: Packages stuffed to the brim with linen and linen/cotton blends, from my go-to source for linen. Consider this a preview of the Sew Liberated Autumn Collection! (And don't forget that today is the last day for the buy one, get one free pattern sale!)

:: New tunes - Diane Birch's Bible Belt - found this weekend while listening to NPR's Morning Edition.

:: Finn's incredible rocket play mat, made by the ridiculously creative and talented Bean at Coyote Craft. Go look at it - it's seriously, seriously rad.

new diaper bag in ikea fabric

:: my new diaper bag from Creating Things, in fabric that is available in Ikea stores. Bummer that they don't sell it online - isn't it unique? Plus, it's a sturdy cotton canvas. And since I still haven't ventured out in the car by myself with the baby, I doubt that I'll be making it to the Charlotte, NC Ikea any time soon. Anyone in Charlotte want to do me a fabric buying favor? ;)

farmer's market flowers

:: farmer's market flowers in the living room.

What's brightening your day today?