Tuesday, April 13, 2010

new blog address!

Hi! I have moved over to Squarespace! Please visit me at www.mirandamakesablog.com. See you over there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

little pirate

Today was Privateer Day in Fells Point. Fiona didn't seem to take much notice of everyone else's interesting attire, but she sure did look cute in her bandana.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This photo reminds me of Hyphen by Jenny Saville... except not as creepy. ;)

Sunday, April 4, 2010


The hunt!
...And the baskets!

Hope you all had a fun day with your families!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

birdwatching bags!

Since Fiona's party and birthday crown had a bird theme, I just had to make birdwatching bags for the big kids! Each messenger bag contains a birdwatching book, a small sketch book, a colored pencil and a little bag of birdseed.

I was just a tiny bit worried that these wouldn't be cool enough for the big kids, but I was wrong! They loved it! Each went through the book pointing out birds they've seen before and drawing birds in their sketchbooks! I was so happy!

The babies each received a small tote bag with a board book in it: In My Nest by Sara Gillingham. The illustrator is Lorena Siminovich. Check out the rest of her illustrations. So cute!

the party

Fiona was totally into the excited energy of the day and I think she actually realized that it was all for her! She's such a social little thing. She crawled around talking to everyone and taking in everything around her.

The party really went perfectly and when everyone left and the house was quiet again, I felt so lucky that my little girl has so many people in her life who love her. Then, we took a nap.

Monday, March 29, 2010

the crown

You might remember that I made Fiona a crown for her six month birthday. I liked it, but it wasn't quite right. So here is Fiona's official Birthday Crown! My family loves birds, and they are such metaphorical animals, so it just felt right that her first birthday have a bird theme.

Over the next couple days, I'll post about the party and the gift bags! Come back to check them out!