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Last Sunday H and I headed up to NYC for a day out with Laura Ann. We met at her place in Astoria so I could see some redecorating she’d done (which looked fantastic, by the way). When I ran back out to the car for something, Laura Ann and H posed.

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Laura Ann’s birthday is just a couple weeks after Christmas, and it’s kind of become a tradition now where I sew her something for one of her Christmas/birthday gifts. First came the travel wallet, then the quilt, and now just something small–mug rugs. I’m jumping on the bandwagon of this surprisingly addictive trend. They were so much fun to make, I may whip some up for us to use around the house.

LAM came over on Friday, and it was the first time we’d seen each other since around Thanksgiving. So we just exhanged Christmas and birthday gifts, but these mug rugs had been put aside before the holidays when I was just feeling too pregnant to look at my sewing machine. I’d finished the tops but hadn’t quilted them, so on Thursday night I finished them. It’s the first thing I’ve sewn since H’s arrival, and it took quite a bit of time to squeeze in some sewing with her wiggling and wanting hugs. But I got them done, and I love them, and LAM loves them. The homemade tradition continues!

So here’s what I did, these were definitely a make-it-up-as-you-go kind of project.  Read more on LAM’s Mug Rugs…

And exhale. This week was crazy, but now I’m back. As of yesterday I am 6 months (24 weeks) pregnant, I can’t believe how fast it’s going.

My mom and Laura Ann threw me a baby shower last Saturday. It was at my house, so I knew about it. My mom originally booked this really cute tea shop in Red Bank, but they went bust over the summer without telling anyone. I saw one of the owners working in the Easy Spirit store at Jersey Shore Outlets, go figure. So anyway, since we’d picked the weekend and some of the British folks had already bought plane tickets, we decided to have it at my house. And it was so lovely, I had an amazing time!

It’s now 8 in the morning a week later, I’m wide awake, and I decided to start posting the photos. So forgive me if I’m slightly delirious and mushy, it really was a great day. My mom and her accupuncturist found the caterers, and they were great. Perfect Blend out of Trenton, they cater tea parties. The ladies were so nice, the food was amazing, and they left the kitchen cleaner than it was when they got there.

I only used my point and shoot for photos, but I did get a few shots of the day. My living room was taken over by pink balloons and tables.

And the caterers transformed it.

Laura Ann brought my FAVORITE cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine. I could’ve just eaten these all day.

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Other posts on this project: Green and Gold Quilt Pt. 1, Green and Gold Quilt Pt. 2, Green and Gold Quilt Pt. 3, Green and Gold Quilt Pt. 4.

Okay, now I can reveal the details behind this one. This quilt was Laura Ann’s birthday present. And Adam and I were able to meet up with her last night in NY to deliver it on her birthday, then race home before the snow storm that closed schools here today.

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I saw this hat in Anthropologie and fell in love with it. With my hair, I don’t pull off hats very well. But I love looking at them and living vicariously through people who can. And this felt cap was so charming that I instantly decided it would look fantastic on Laura Ann. So I gave it to her for Christmas.

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