September 15, 2009

30 Days of Happiness, Day 21: Crafty Goodness and Fall Fashion

Today's post is a double whammy of happiness. Get ready!

First of all, here's some crafty goodness for you.

Remember my attempts at quilting? Well, I have yet to actually quilt something, but I did sew the entire top of Charlie's quilt and then had it quilted. I got this back quite awhile ago and have used it in Charlie's monthly photo sessions, as some of you have noticed. Anyway, here it is:

Front



Back



Detail of front



I love it! The owner of the quilting shop did such an awesome job putting it together for me. I would have love to have attempted it myself, but yeah. That probably wouldn't have worked out too well.

Also, I have received some very thoughtful crafty gifts for Charlie in the mail this summer. (And I am so behind in blogging this that I'm really embarrassed!) One of the items came from my very own blogger friend Crazy Daisy, who put her creative mind to good use to make this memory plaque for us*:



* I don't know if the correct name for this is "memory plaque," but that's what I call it.

I seriously bawled when I opened the package. It was just such a thoughtful gift and it now resides in a spot of honor on our mantel surrounded by our wedding pictures and my small collection of vintage cameras.





Every time I look at it, I smile. Thank you so much, Crazy Daisy, for caring about me and my family.

Another awesome gift that Charlie received was from his Great Uncle Charles - Charlie is named after him, because he's my absolutely favorite uncle. He bought Charlie a blanket from a craft fair in Utah. Check out the cuteness!





Again, love.

And now, for the second, more fashion-forward part of this post.

It's cooled down a tad here! Which for us means it was in the 80s today. Charlie looked awesome in his baby shades.



But as we prepared to take Charlie out for his evening walk, we realized that he needed a little more than his sunglasses and onesie. So we put him in pants and a jacket, too.

Behold the cuteness that is Charlie in his fall wardrobe:



What's that? You need a closer look?



Every single day, I look at Charlie and think, "This kid cannot possibly get any cuter." And then, presto!



Cutest. Baby. Ever.

9 comments:

thebookmill said...

My mom made me a quilt when I was a baby using mostly blue and pink colors. I love that quilt, I even took it with me to college as an undergrad and used it for a comforter on my bed. I'm sure Charlie will get a lot of use out of the quilt you made him.

I love how thoroughly unamused he looks about being in his fall clothes. What a face!

kim said...

1.) WOW does he look like Roy in the sunglass picture!

2.) Love that hoodie!

Crazy Daisy said...

Charlie is the cutest thing ever. I completely agree! :) Those sunglasses are perfect!

Love the quilts! They are beautiful! I always wanted to quilt, however haven't been able to bring myself to it. A quilt seems like a long term project. I'm more of a want it done now kind of person! :)

Again, I'm so happy you like the little photo gift. It really was my pleasure!

mj said...

I'm in love with the fabric you picked out for that quilt, it came out great!

And I love how rockin' Charlie looks in his shades and hoodies! He's got one cool mom that knows how to dress him right ;)

Angie Eats Peace said...

What nice gifts!

The hoodie is ridiculously cute.

amber said...

As I've said before, I really love the quilt you made for Charlie. <3

And bear ears on infants slay me!

phairhead said...

the quilt and memory box look phenom!!!

charlie in his gangsta pose : )

Erika said...

OMG!!....so freaking adorable I'm going to throw up....:P

Too Cute!

Anamika said...

Well, I can't say he's the cutest baby ever, but he's a close 2nd (since mine are tied for first). ;)

Love the fall wardrobe. What's Charlie gonna be for Halloween?