Introducing…Matilda Rose!

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Born on September 15th (daddy’s birthday!) at 12:25 pm
6lbs 3 oz, 18.25″ long
and absolutely perfect! ūüôā


Mini Crafty Wonderland at Fir Fest!

(sweater by Bossa Nova Baby)

Doug Fir Lounge presents their semi-annual FREE outdoor music & art extravaganza!
plus Arts, Crafts, Fashion & more! 


Come see the mini Crafty Wonderland and enjoy some live music! We have an awesome lineup of Portland crafters who will be there!
Saturday September 20
Show – 5pm – 10pm
FREE!  21+
On the OUTDOOR Jupiter/Doug Fir patio (830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR)
Cocktails by Dewars


Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale Applications Due!

If you’re interested in applying for the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale, you’ve got until September 19th to get your application in! You can read more about the event here and download an application here. It’s gonna be HUGE!

We’re also looking for volunteers to give us a hand the day of the event. If you’re interested, please email craftywonderland {at} yahoo {dot} com.

I’m ready!

The past couple days I’ve had a really hard time concentrating on anything. There are plenty of things I could be doing (jewelry, sewing projects, and work related), but I just can’t seem to get myself to focus long enough to do them. Then I realized it’s because I’m waiting…and waiting is an activity. (If you’ve never noticed how preoccupied you are when you’re waiting, pay attention next time you’re waiting for someone to come over or pick you up – it’s impossible to do anything that takes longer than a few seconds.) I’m just waiting to have the baby and constantly wondering when she’s going to come. And you know how when you’re waiting for something it seems to take longer? So today and this weekend I’m going to try really hard to work on my projects and focus on some other things.

It’s funny because I always hear about how women hit a point where they’re like, “Get this thing out of me!” and while I certainly don’t feel like that, I just feel ready to have her. For a long time I thought I would be sad when my pregnancy was over because it’s been such a wonderful experience overall, but it’s true that no matter how much you enjoy being pregnant you just hit a point where you’re ready to move on to the next thing, which is meeting the little person with the pointy elbows!

Crafty Wonderland this Sunday!

I feel like I just said this, but the months pass by so quickly…it’s time for another fun installment of Crafty Wonderland!! This month we’ll have Jill Bliss selling her amazing artwork and handmade goods, Lillie’s 5 & Dime visiting all the way from New Orleans with her cute retro accessories, and¬†delicious body products from Knelow Cosmetics (to name a few of our 40 fabulous vendors!) See the full vendor list here! And we’re super thrilled to have Susan Beal, local writer and super crafter, teaching visitors how to make a pair of earrings from her new book Bead Simple at our free DIY Table! She’ll also be selling and signing her book so you can get one to take home or stock up on early¬†holiday gifts. (It’s scary to mention the holidays so soon, I know, but they’ll be here before you know it!)


38 weeks!

38 weeks!
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This photo is from last Tuesday (we’re now at 39 weeks!). My midwife appointment last week went well. I had gained 2.5 pounds since my visit the week before so there was no speculation about my eating habits. (Must have been that entire box of blueberry muffins I ate with butter over the weekend! Mmmmm…I want more.) I had some super mega nesting going on last weekend too (not this past weekend, but the one before). I was running around the house jumping from project to project feeling like I was racing against the clock. (Crazy urgent feelings like, “I have to clean the bathroom right now!”) This past weekend I was feeling much more relaxed . Rachel said I must have gotten all of the important things done.

Things are certainly moving in the labor direction, although there’s no way to predict when the little lady will make her big air-breathing debut. I’ve been having painless sporadic contractions off an on throughout each day since last Tuesday afternoon. Last week I was dilated 1.5cm. Sometimes when I lay in bed my hips ache a bit, like they’re spreading farther apart.

The anticipation of wondering when the baby will come is exciting! Kind of like a secret surprise Christmas. You know it’s coming, but you don’t know when.