Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Made It!

Lemon Cadet is back in action with a craft show this weekend. Team Lemon (Mr. Lemon, Baby Lemon, and special guest star Sandi Lemon) will be at the I Made It! Market at a huge festival in Pittsburgh, South Side Celebrates 250.

The market will be on 19th Street between Sarah Street and Carey Way. You won't be able to miss the celebration. It seems as though all of the South Side will be taking part with "dining specials and sidewalk sales from 10th Street to SouthSide Works, artist demonstrations, kid's zone, plays, entertainers, a community wide yard sale, food and much much more!"

The whole event lasts from noon until 6 this Saturday, June 28 so there's plenty of time to stop by.

I'm just about finished with the new designs and will preview them on flickr as early as tomorrow. I'm also working on the display and am really excited about how it will look. More on that later.

Hope to see all my Pittsburgh peeps at the show!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why I love my husband...

We are getting life insurance (if that's not a bridge to adulthood, I don't know what is). So this home health nurse came to the house today to give Aaron a barrage of tests. I was getting ready to take a shower so she didn't know I was home. The baby was on the table in the bouncer as usual. She asks, "So, you're babysitting, huh?" He replies, "Oh, no. This is mine."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Too much TV, perhaps?

So this probably makes me a bad mom but I like to watch TV while Zadie is at the boob. Unfortunately, her timing isn't so great so we've been catching a lot of Y&R.

OK. I'm lying. Her timing is great. She's almost always hungry between 12:30 and 1:30 and blesses me with at least half of the best soap opera on the planet. My mom raised me with Y&R and I've decided to continue the tradition.

But what the hell is up with the Victor/Sabrina storyline? OMG. It's like every time they do a scene together it's the same one again and again and again. Mon amour mon amour mon amour. I'm sick of it. Stop the sap.

Take spoon (above) and gag me with it.

And since we're on the subject of TV, is anyone else bored with Meerkat Manor this season? Don't get me wrong. I love Stockard Channing but I feel the show has lost some spark. I mean look back to last season. When Flower died I was in tears. My husband came home from something and I was on the couch sobbing uncontrollably. He thought I was losing the baby. (Um, maybe pregnancy hormones had something to do with it...). Seriously, it was just the saddest thing I'd ever seen -- how she died protecting her family and then they showed her little body there with her cheeks all swollen from the poison. I'm tearing up now just thinking of it.

Maybe I'm distracted this season. 9:00 is pretty close to bedtime these days.

Oh yeah, if you want to buy that spoon, click here. Don't buy one for my baby though, someone fabulous already bought Baby Lemon a complete set of silverware for when she starts eating "real" food.

Friday, June 13, 2008

cat and baby

One of my Etsy peeps mabith did this amazing drawing from one of my photos posted on flickr.

She's doing an art 365 thing just like I'm doing a 365 baby thing.

This is day 154.

I love it.

More on 365 baby in a couple of days.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Coming Soon...

I bought these fabrics when I was in New York City for the Bust Craftacular. I was anticipating my Spring line. My Spring line has become my Summer collection. So anyway...

As soon as I get finished with this big freelance job I do twice a year, the sewing will commence. These seersucker fabrics are from a really cool shop I found in the garment district. They are super high quality men's suit fabrics and I have been loving having them in my life. I'm keeping my blank onesies a secret until they're finished. I'm super excited about them.

This weekend I plan to go through all my stock and clean up the Etsy shop. I'll add back in some of my custom hand-stitched pieces and that pile of yeti shirts I've been going on and on about. I have a few long-sleeved onesies that are ready to go and some bean dolls as well.

I expect to make some bean dolls to match the new fabrics so that when The Lemons go to shows this Summer and Fall, we'll be able to offer discounts when someone buys a set.

The best part of all of this is that Baby Lemon will be modeling the new designs (as soon as she fattens up enough to fit into them).