It’s A Girl!

It’s A Girl!

We just found out last week that my son Drew, and his wife Meghan, are having a baby girl! We are all very excited… well ALMOST everyone is excited. Poor Bug is surrounded by girls and was hoping that his new cousin would be a boy. Pixie and Fairy couldn’t be more excited and are already making plans.

So, now that we know that the baby is a girl… (no names decided on yet, so Drew started referring to her as the Little Lady) I am now ready to start crafting for her.

The other day Michelle and I were at the bookstore. We had a mound of books stacked on a table, and armed only with a cup of coffee, set out to be inspired. Michelle discovered this book… Fairy Tale Knits. It is gorgeous!

Often, when I look at crafting books, I see 1 or 2 projects I’d like to make. This book was jam packed with adorable knit projects that I know the grandbabies would love. I especially loved that fact that there were awesome projects for boys. There is a Robin Hood sweater that I plan to make for Bug.

But, right now, I need to make a few things for the Little Lady 🙂 I saw this adorable afghan… actually, they refer to it as a Magic Carpet… you can see that, right? What fun! Okay, it is not that practical. The finished size is only 36″ square BUT it is such a sweet blanket for a baby to lay on. Then it will make a wonderful afghan to be shared with dollies when Little Lady is older. So, I personalized the colors and decided not to put the pom-poms on the ends. (I didn’t think the afghan needed them, and I didn’t want a potential choke hazard.) This afghan went so fast, and I managed to get it done in a week.

One project done, many more to go. I’ll keep you posted. 




  1. This is so cute. Lucky Little Lady. I can’t believe you made this in a week. If I made one it would probably take me all winter. I’ve been told I have commitment issues. I am definitely going to check out this book. Your magic carpet is so sweet and the front cover is crazy cute. Congrats on the coming baby girl. I’m sure she’ll have some great hand-me-downs from Pixie and Fairie!

    1. Many congratulations on your exciting news! Love what you made. xx

  2. congratulations! I love that book and am excited to see the projects come to life. 🙂

  3. Congratulations! The blanket is wonderful. Another book to add to my wish list.

  4. what exciting news!! that afghan is stunningly beautiful! 😉

  5. how lovely – our little ones have always been called ‘little lady’ until they get a little older and get another nickname. that book looks fab and the thing you made gorgeous.

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