CAL does not stand for California in my book
I also joined my first Crochet A Long. It's a group you join to encourage each other through a given project (mostly grouped by pattern). I joined the Vintage Vertical Stripe CAL (or VVSCAL) on Ravelry to help push me through working on this blanket for my own little one. Luckily, a bout of insomnia last week got me rockin and rollin on this blanket. I love that it is a random pattern with lots of colors and allows flexibility for whatever I want.
Monkeys in a Barrel and Rocketships
I also wanted to start embroidering little onsies for Mr. Mister and decided to do a couple following the theme of space along with some other fun ones. I finished two out of 8 already. The last one is sure to be Adam's favorite once it is finished.
Girly Diaper/Hand Bag
Not Pictured is the Diaper Bag that I started this weekend as I was going through some sewing basics with Lizzie who's wanted to learn how to sew. She had some great ideas and helped me change up my design in an unexpected way with the fabrics. I've got it all cut, but haven't started any of the sewing yet. The pattern I'm using is an altered Pleated Handbag from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing that I got for my birthday last summer. I've had trouble finding a "girly" bag that would be fun for me to carry but something that's not too girly. All the one's we've found I don't like or is something that Adam and I would both carry (= not girly).
Beautiful things to look at
I've also been enjoying these little surprises that were left at our house by a wonderful husband to remind me of his love while he was out of town.