Fall Knitting! Wahoo!

I recently realized that Lex needed a new hat for Fall one day when we were freezing on the playground so I knit this one up really quick using some stash yarn I’d been eyeing for years.  The pattern is called Holly Hat and it’s a great pattern!  It has been difficult finding a pattern that will fit a toddler’s head the right way but this one is great.  I think I’m probably going to make one for myself so get ready for an adorable mother-daughter photo with matching hats!!  I’m so excited for the future embarrassment when she’s a teenager muahahaha!

I’ve also been working on a gorgeous and simple wrap cardigan for myself which should hopefully be done by Thanksgiving.  The pattern is called Kimono Wrap by Joanne Yordanou and it’s in one of the first knitting books I every bought: 12 Months of Knitting.  I’ve been eyeing the pattern for a while and I thought it would be a fun and easy knit.  Loving the fall knitting with this baby cocoon for newborn Ben as well!

 

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Volunteering Update: Services for Brain Injury in San Jose, CA

So a few months ago I began volunteering at an amazing organization in San Jose.  I feel like every new volunteer experience that I have in the field of Communication Disorders is such a wonderful opportunity for me to learn and SBICares.org is certainly no exception. Spending my time here once a week is very motivating to me as I begin preparing to apply to graduate programs.

Check out this video about Services for Brain Injury:

Custom Order Diaper Bags from Well Tempered Designs

So recently I’ve been working away at some custom diaper bags! Please check out the etsy listing for custom diaper bag orders and contact me via WordPress or Etsy if you have any questions.

As a mom, I know that a diaper bag is an essential accessory that is meant to be functional and sturdy.  I can vouch for this style of bag as I use it myself!!  It is made with sturdy cotton fabric with cotton lining.  Additionally, each seam is reinforced so the bag will hold up over time.  It is washable as well: just wash the bag in a cold cycle, reshape, and lay flat to dry.  There are TONS of pockets inside and outside the bag to stack anything and everything you will need to grab quickly for your little one.  I love custom work and I’m happy to work with whatever theme or style you have in mind.  I have some fabric suggestions listed on the etsy listing but I’m willing to do any color, theme or style.

Take a look at the most recent bag with accessories that I’ve made…

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Well Tempered Designs on Pinterest

So I started a Pinterest board for some of my projects on ETSY and I hope to include some of my in progress work on there as well!  Here’s the link and feel free to follow my board for store updates!!

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Recipe: Homemade Cheese Crackers

So yummy! I was inspired by a post yesterday from Weed em and Reap and I decided to try my hand at some homemade snacks for the little one. Cheese crackers seemed to be a great starting place for this endeavor so here it is! They were a big hit with my little cheese connoisseur!!

Recipe can be found here at home cooking in Montana.

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A Letter To Miley Cyrus

Rachel:

Great Post about the Miley VMA performance!

Originally posted on Diary of a Wannabe Everything:

Dear Miley,

I, as well as millions of Americans, sat in amazement as I watched your VMA performance. No, you are not the first artist to grind on a backup dancer (however you may be the first to grind on a teddy bear but who knows), sing about your life of partying and drug abuse, or to strip down to your chonies. It’s all been done before. So why is your performance evoking such media attention, anger, amusement, and general confusion? Well, I have yet to speak to the millions of viewers personally, but here are a few of my guesses.

1. Yes, we all know that you are NOT Hannah Montana and we are all aware that you are of legal age to make your own decisions and mistakes. I am sincerely sorry that at such a young age you were forced to adhere to the pressure of being…

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Cottage Creations Craft Boutique Coming up on July 27!

Lately I’ve been getting ready for my first craft fair!!  It’s with a group called Cottage Creations and it’s will be held on July 27th in Long Beach.  I’m pretty excited just to get Well Tempered Designs out there and experience selling my items face to face.  I’ve been having fun with some new fabrics -particularly polka dots and random combos of floral, gingham, chevron and damask for some of the basket liners.  I’ve also made lots of flannel and terry cloth burp cloths as well as a TON of little girl’s hair accessories-including bows, flowers and headbands.  I’m planning on putting some sample knit cardigans out and taking custom orders if anyone’s interested as well.  It will be nice to spend the day with other crafters and friends!  Looking forward to some of the food offerings as well-there will be $1 cupcakes and $1 tacos!  If anyone is local and would like to come by all are welcome!  Here’s a link to the group page on Facebook: Cottage Creations.  Login and join the group to get updates about items for sale from some of the wonderful food and craft sellers.  The event on Saturday will be from 4-7 at 3762 San Anseline Avenue.  Long Beach, CA.

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