My mom flew home to St. Louis this morning, and I drove away from the airport feeling pretty sick. But, my tears have dried, and I managed to get both kids up to the apartment from the parking lot all by myself. Oscar is sleeping and I can type one-handed holding the babe. I keep reminding myself that people have been successfully parenting multiple children for thousands of years. I just might survive this after all!
I have some craftiness in the works, but it is not quite ready to share. In the meantime, can I share some of my very favorite etsy shops with you? They are each overflowing with handmade goodness. And since I have personal experience with each shop (either through a purchase or from receiving a gift), I feel confident in giving them each my whole-hearted recommendation.
First up, Ummashin's Goodies - I was first introduced to this shop a little over a year ago. Hannah makes the most beautiful crocheted hats, headbands, shoes and accessories. Oscar had the blue and brown brim beanie, and I swear - we could not walk 10 feet down the streets of New York without someone asking us about it.
hats and a headband for Ruby when I found out we were having a girl (that's Ruby sporting the headband, which she looks delicious in). I've since picked up a few extra girly items and have a mighty wish list building.
I am admittedly biased with my sister-in-law's shop, Komfort Kids - but she makes really beautiful blankets. They are soft flannel on one side and satin on the other, with a coordinating satin border. I especially love the vintage flannels, like the Moon Walk.
These blankets are so addictive ... I have nieces and nephews approaching 10 years old who still can't part with their blankies.
I started buying from Little Sapling Toys when Oscar was a baby. He loves his wooden stacker and still plays with it. My favorites are the wooden teethers, which come in just about every shape imaginable, including your home state. I really want to get the lacing toy for a nice, quiet church activity.
I shop at Clickity Clack specifically for their assorted wooden cars. Oscar LOVES them, and you can't beat the price.
Ok, just one more ... I have recently become a huge fan of the headbands in the baby and girls sections of Allora Handmade. I bought two for Ruby and they are beyond precious.
Have I caused significant damage to your pocketbook yet? Happy shopping! :)