Here’s a wee bit of cuteness and warmth from all of us at Sequined Asphault Studio and CawfeeGuy Knits to help you get through your chilly, fall Monday.
Life as a new Mom has taken the business in exciting directions that I’m excited to share with you. We’ve got some great fall marketing coming to you for our friend, CawfeeGuy, who is busy knitting for you as we speak. You need something fabulous and warm to wear as you wait for the bus, or something wonderful for a loved one to unwrap this holiday season.
CawfeeGuy’s Etsy site includes some great ready to wear accessories. Or you can stalk CawfeeGuy Knits on Facebook until you’re ready to exercise your PayPal account. Hat, gloves and blanket above are all courtesy of CawfeeGuy. Baby (not for sale) by LaLa and Dug.
In other exciting news, my very own Sequined Asphault Studio shop, showcasing my Abandoned project, is almost ready to open! I’ll be doing some giveaways here on the Blog and through Facebook in the month of November, so keep an eye out. Feel free to message me or leave a comment if you’d like a special email when the shop opens.
Stay warm xoxo
So it’s likely you’ll be seeing some photographs of people showing up around these parts. Specifically our new little nugget. (We’re still trying out nicknames, please be patient.)
Certainly we can’t be expected to resist spontaneous photo shoots. This is one of my favorite newborn images – the wee one with his patiently waiting friends. And it’s just a sneak peek, as we’ll be posting the rest of the shoot next week.
We are so very blessed. He’s just over 3 months now, but it feels like these were taken yesterday. It really does go so incredibly fast.
Time is flying over here at the studio as I wrap things up at my job of 12 years at Beinfield Architecture. I’ve got just 8 more days until Sequined Asphault Studio Photography gets 100% of my career attention. And as I clean out one office that’s been a wonderful and challenging learning experience, I am putting together another room that’s sure to be even more challenging and hopefully, even more wonderful.
This is a peek at the awesome nursery mobile I found at the Etsy shop, Pink Cheeks Studios. Multi-cultural kids, dressed as bears, and going to a party. You can’t beat that. Nichol also has some great dolls and prints. I love the use of colors and textures throughout the collection.
I can’t wait to show you more of our new baby’s room as things progress, and of course, a full nursery tour in the not too distant future.
So I’ve decided I’m finally ready to discuss this on the internet, since there’s really no hiding it anymore. I’m waddling around with 8 weeks to go until my due date. We are having a baby! Apparently soon.
Today was another snow day here in New England, so it was perfect timing to prep a tiny, little knitting project. Don’t read into the yarn color choices because it’s all a surprise. Not so much a surprise that I don’t like pink or baby pastels, but you get the idea. I’d dress the kid in all grey and black if I could find that in the store.
I’ve been exhausted, which explains my fall/winter blog hiatus, but as I wrap things up at my day job, I’m finding a bit more energy. I cannot wait to share all the upcoming excitement and changes going on around these parts. We’ve also moved, so not only are we designing a nursery, we are trying to get the rest of the house and my studio in order before week 40. I’m keeping everything crossed here so there are no early deliveries.
We are definitely feeling really blessed. And I am thrilled and excited for the opportunity to create a completely new, fulfilling, creative life for myself over the coming years. Thank you for being part of the journey. xoxo
The awesome Budgie Striped Sweater Pattern is by Grumperina. The yarn you see is Black Worsted Merino Superwash from Plymouth and the scrumptious Dragonfly Fibers is Superwash Merino in Traveller. The variegated little purple cake is some Tiny Owl hexapuff-destined Koigu.
Mini Chewbacca and his best brother Rufus both turn 5 years old today! It’s a huge birthday week over here at Sequined Asphault Studio because Dug’s birthday is on Sunday, and he reminded me that my three best boys are all 35 this year. Course math is no problem for Dug if he’s counting dog years. That’s Ru on the left rocking his party garb. As much as his Dads mock me for putting them in the occassional compromising position, Rufus generally carries it with ease while just Chewie tolerates/ignores it all.
These guys are the best. They are amazing dogs, and I hope we are as good as ‘their people’. They bring so much love to our lives, it’s incredible. Having never had a pet before, I was so afraid Chewie was going to prevent me from having fun – that thought now is laughable since all he does is bring smiles.
To commemorate his birthday, here are some pics from the first week I brought Chewie home. When I thought he was a pooping machine and that he’d never sleep. Ever. Just cry all night. And poop. And stare at me. Waiting expectantly for me to play with him. I thought I’d been lied to for the first year and a half. People say dogs sleep all day. Not this guy. Now, though, he’s narcoleptic. And grouchy, but only on the outside.
Happy Birthday, little guys! And thanks for all the love.