Monday, February 27, 2006

tie one on february theme, "The Mapron"

Here is my second apron for tieoneon. The theme this month is a Mapron, that's an apron for a man! Since my man is into compost, I decided he needed an apron for turning his piles. The mapron is out of that heavy vinyl stuff and the straps are out of webbing. There are three pockets with a cool camo accent at the top to make it manly (as I write this, Jay doesn't think that sounds very manly). He has actually used it twice and I don't have to worry about him ruining his clothes, added bonus!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

All Ian

Ian started the day out with a little water gun shooting and rooster chasing. Yes, I said rooster chasing! The poor rooster was on our back porch and Ian decided he did not need to be there, so he had me fill up his gun and off he went out the door shooting away, hopefully P.E.T.A. doesn't see this post! Later on, Ian put on his new cape with his water gun in hand and turned into "SUPER IAN" flying around the driveway, climbing trees and collecting those round porcupine brown things that come from trees as amunition for his sling shot. Overall, today was an eventful day for Ian who is now peacefully asleep until tomorrow when he returns to his duties as "SUPER IAN", the rooster shooting, tree climbing, flying 3-year old!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006


Well, here in North Florida we are having a few cold days. Today was no exception. We made our way over to the library for story time and a little Valentine's Day inspired craft. After that Sean had his 18 month check-up without the shots, because they did not have his shot records, that somehow did not make it over from the last doctor's office. I know I had them transferred, but that's just how it goes, another trip to the doctor it will be. After of course I call the other doctor again to transfer the paperwork, but first I must sign a release form, mail it back and then they will send it right out. Then I can check, Sean's 18 month check-up off my list. Whew! Since it was so cold out today we stayed inside and had a little fun with drums! As you all know I have been doing a little crafting lately. I have the following to make for my little business; 3 slings (one is complete) and 2 lambies, but I found this really cute pattern online while lurking on this particular,blog. It is for a cute kitty and it was free so I had to try it. All other crafting stopped until I could finish this kitty. I started one out of some scrap fabric, but it did not make it to completion, she was just too sad to finish. So I started over and finished this one in spurts of craftiness until she was done!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Corners of My Home 02.09.06

Corner 02.09.06
Originally uploaded by emerald lane.
My three year old took this picture of a corner in my sewing room after a day at work on Lambie. This gives you an idea of what happens around me while I create during the day with the boys running around at play. The best thing is I can leave everything and close the door behind me until I feel like cleaning up!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Okay, I have to admit I am addicted to my computer! My computer is on all day and I check my email at every free moment during the day and then at night I read my favorite blogs and try not to get totally absorbed into them by clicking the links to other blogs or websites, yikes! When I check my email it's like checking my answering machine, I have to keep in touch you know, so that's my excuse for that one. The blogs, yes it's out of control, I do spend way too much time looking at those. I do get crafty inspiration, that I then turn into crafty creations. So, I am going to stop writing and go upstairs and craft now. Turn off the computer Nancy!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Baby Models Needed

Hip Hold
Originally uploaded by emerald lane.
Calling all baby models and their adult companions! I need pictures please, with babies of various ages in the slings I have made, in various holds. Like the cradle hold, hip hold, kangaroo hold(facing out), and if you know how, the piggy back hold(not sure of the name), or any hold you can think of. Thanks!

Introducing Lambie

Lambie I
Originally uploaded by emerald lane.
This soft, plush lamb was inspired by Sean's "Lambie". I made it out of this great vintage fabric from my Grandmother that has been sitting in my stash of fabric. He has hand-embroidered eyes and nose and a violet, satin ribbon. I am giving this one to Ian, because he is always talking about having a Lambie of his own! I will be adding Lambie to my collection at Emerald Lane Creations for others to enjoy!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Corners of my home

This is one of my favorite spots in the house. I love the mix of colors, textures and light. Join the flickr group "corners of my home" here!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Little Hopper's

Felt Baby Shoes$18

Introducing..... Little Hopper's! A very cute and crafty line of baby clothes, shoes, pillows for the home and a variety of cards all hand-made by Allison Hopper, my friend. I love her stuff, so very creative and crafty and cute! Allison sells her creations at local craft shows in Alaska and her cards are sold in Middleburg, FL through a local store, you can contact her by email if you are interested in any of her products,

Handmade Cards 'Blank'$3.50/ea

Applique' Sheep Onsie$12/ea

Handmade Cards 'Thank You'$3.50/ea

Applique' Duck Onsie$12/ea

Hand-embroidered Pillow$12/ea

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