Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sucking Pads for your Ergo, Beco, Boba, Mei Tai, Bamberoo, Baby Bjorn, BabyHawk and More!

Sucking pads for your baby carrier!

Shop for Red Charlotte Sucking Pads in my Etsy shop.

These sucking pads fit the Ergo, Beco, Boba, Mei Tai, Bamberoo, Baby Bjorn, BabyHawk and More!

Red Charlotte Sucking Pads available with ribbon taggies on one side or both sides. Babies love to play with taggies and you can easily hang linky toys and pacifiers from these ribbons.

Don't see a fabric you love? Contact me for a custom order at redcharlotte (at) gmail (dot) com.

More details available in my Red Charlotte Etsy shop.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taking a Break

As Cora's due date (July 29th!) approaches I have been less able to create pretty things and focus on my little Etsy business. I'm going to take a break on this blog for awhile and keep focusing on my posts over at our boat blog: http://rebelheart.squarespace.com/charlottes-blog/.

Feel free to join me over there!

I will be back to Red Charlotte though, and I have a few new ideas and tricks up my sleeve for when I return. Until then, keep creating and have fun with D.I.Y.!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beautiful Cakes

I often dream of the things I'll obtain when we "live on land again." I have no idea when this will be but a short list of items include:

- A garden (in particular so I can grow tomatoes)
- A panini grill
- A huge, comfortable couch
- A bathtub

And to add to that? Cake stands, beautiful vases, glassware and dinnerware. Some day I'll have all of those things. Until then, I'll dream about them and enjoy traveling around the world on our boat.

These beautiful cakes and the handmade stands they are found on made me wistful for a large kitchen in which to bake wonderful treats such as these and for cabinets in which I could store all my lovely cake stands to display my baked goods. You can see the rest of the wooden items at Herriot Grace. Enjoy!

{Found via Handmade Charlotte}

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Custom-fit Sheets for the Boat

Stop by my sailing blog to see some of my recent work on the boat. I've made fitted sheets for the seaberth and the v-berth.

I'm using fabric from Alexander Henry's Good Earth collection for the seaberth.

For the v-berth I used fabric from Amy Butler's Lotus collection. The boat is a much cheerier place now. After the seaberth is done, I'll be starting on the cushions on the settee in the salon. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wanna Get Excited About Fabric?

I just discovered http://www.trueup.net/, a blog devoted to fabric. All things fabric. They review new fabric collections, digital fabric, sustainable sourcing, and fabric patterns, among other things.

They also have a fat quarter giveaway for Jessica Levitt's new line called Timber. The giveaway ends on Friday! Enjoy

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's a Girl

I know I mentioned it on my sailing blog already, but wanted to say it here too, we're expecting a girl!! Cora Rose is set to arrive on July 29, 2010. I wonder what day she'll actually come? There's a full moon on July 26th, but for some reason August 1st keeps popping into my head.

This picture was taken last night at my brother's before dinner. I'm officially 23 weeks. I read in my pregnancy book that Cora will double her weight in the next four weeks. No wonder I've been so hungry lately. I feel like I could eat a house! It took her 23 weeks to weigh a pound and in just four she'll weigh two pounds. Amazing.

I guess that she'll have dark hair like Eric but wavy hair like mine and she'll have our light blue/green eyes as well. Can't wait to meet her.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Inspiration is Everywhere - Truckers Pick Up Quilting and Knitting

Totally awesome. This Wall Street Journal article follows a growing trend among truckers who have picked up quilting, sewing, and knitting as a hobby. The downturn in the current economy has meant that instead of dropping off a load and picking up a new one right away, truckers will sometimes have to wait hours or days until they can head out again. Some men (95% of truckers are men) have started using a needle and thread (and sewing machines!) to pass the time.

The article is a fun read and it is full of great photos of their work and a video that shows a trucker and how he incorporates quilting into his routes. Very cool. Inspiration really is everywhere!

~~ Found via Craft Blog