Lots of exciting thing happening around here.  I am busy as a bee getting ready for summer shows, and I am so excited to be rolling out new products as well!  Here is my new boys bonnet, available in my shop.  The fabric I found for this is to die for.  It is a linen, and colors are even sweeter in person.

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On the needles…
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This means I am working ahead towards Fall/Winter bonnets. Seems odd when it’s 80 degrees out, with fall off in the long distance. We haven’t even hit the pool yet, but I am ready for fall. Summer is great, but there is nothing better than a cool crisp fall day! Until then, I’ll be knitting away.

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Spreading Christmas Cheer – Giveaway

I mentioned last week, I would be having a give away this week. I am partnering up with the folks at What to Expect for a gigantic give away. If you have had children in the past, or plan to in the future, listen up! When I was pregnant with my teenager – I read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I read and re-read every day. It was my go to book. A couple years ago when I found out I was expecting again, I went straight to Target and picked up a new copy. I was surprised to see that there were many new books in the series, including What to Expect Before You’re expecting, and What to expect the first year. These books are so easy to read, and so informative. whattoexpect-1.com-122

So….Here’s the details. You will get TWO packages. One from me – One from What to Expect. These packages will include ALL THREE books mentioned above from the What to Expect series, and also, from LylahG – a festive newborn size holly berry hat. Holly_2

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Wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for an expectant mom, or maybe keep it for yourself. So, if you would like to enter, leave a comment below. If you want to up your chances, you can get an additional entry if you like my Facebook page, AND another if you follow me on Instagram. (jkearns)

I will select a random commenter to receive these wonderful gifts next THURSDAY, December 13. Good luck!

This and That

Whoa.  I think this is the longest gap between blog posts.  I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are officially in the Christmas holiday.  This past weekend I was at Indie Craft Experience, and it was such a great show!  I sold out of owl and teddy bear hats the first day, so Mom and I came home and made 8 more hats.  I can’t even believe we had enough energy to do that!  Here is my booth – before the masses hit.

If you missed the show, there is plenty of inventory at the Beehive.

In other news, we had a great Thanksgiving, thanks to fresh market.  I have to say, I usually enjoy planning the menu and going to the store, then spending all day in the kitchen cooking up and finally sitting down to enjoy the meal.  This year, the mere thought of that process exhausted me, so I took my Fresh Market catalog, and ordered up a meal.  It was quite delish, and took nothing but a little reheating and just cooking the bird.  I would definitely do it again.

After dinner we got out the gingerbread house to assemble.  Lylah was excited.  It’s weird to me how she even had any concept of what it was, but I had the box sitting out on the island, and ended up having to hide it from her because every time she saw it, there was a tantrum. She wanted the house.

Chris and Tyler ended up figuring out how to get the thing to stand up. I have to say, every time I’ve made a gingerbread house, the thing always collapses.  Lylah finally got some candy, and I spent the rest of the night regretting letting her have the peppermint stick.

Hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving.  I will be back soon- I promise!

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Just a quick post to say what a great day yesterday was! My mom is here and we worked all night and this morning to replace inventory. If you are in Atlanta, stop by ambient plus studio for the last day of ice, the vendors are phenomenal! Get a start on holiday shopping!

Here’s the LylahG booth as seen through my iPhone. More photos to come soon!

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This is Halloween

The weather has finally cooled off here, and I feel like fall has finally arrived. The trees are starting to turn, my favorite time of year. I especially love the chilly nights with the smell of someone’s fireplace burning in the dark air.


We love Halloween in our house. My husband is really the one that started it. And even though dressing up is not really my thing, I love decorating. It’s sort of the pre-curser to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, our amount of Halloween decorations caught up with the amount of Christmas decorations we have. Scary.

Lylah has been perfecting the drunken sailor walk. This past weekend, she had the hiccups to boot. Nothing funnier than a weeble wobble of a baby walking around hiccuping. She also has a new trick. Sister is perfecting the temper tantrum. My favorite is when she gently puts her body down on the floor when she doesn’t get her way. I usually have to leave the room and try and compose myself. It is seriously one of the cutest things she does.

I have been working like crazy getting things ready for Christmas in the shop, and also for the ICE show. November is shaping up to be pretty busy. I’m in hat and bootie land, but just added some adorable mittens to keep little fingers warm, available at the shop. They are connected with a nice string so they don’t get lost. A memory from my childhood.

And lastly, I got an awesome yarn delivery today. I found this awesome rainbow striping yarn, and my mind is running wild on what to use it on. Mittens? Hat? I don’t know, but it’s going to be adorable knitted up. know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Hope y’all have a great weekend as well!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

I can’t believe how busy I am lately. Lylah is certainly keeping me on my toes. Nights have been extremely restless, and she has been nursing a ton. I chalked it up to the fact that she has been toying with the idea of walking, and took a few steps this week. This morning I saw she is getting an eye tooth as well. Poor baby – double whammy.

I have gotten some adorable shots from a couple photographer friends, which always serves as inspiration to keep going! I will be getting my table set up at the Beehive on Tuesday, and I’m so excited for that. When things start coming together, it always seems to help me feel that I actually AM getting things done, even though it may not feel like it. I am looking forward to enjoying some fall weather this weekend, and will be putting out our Halloween decorations. Oh, and I will be continuing my fight with Google Analytics – I really need a blog tutor! Here are some of the photos – these make me want another teeny tiny…

These are from a new friend, Tiny Tush Photography. Seriously, how talented is Dana? I had some newborn shots done of Lylah, and believe me, it takes a lot of patients! Check out these great shots!

I am planning to add some new patterns to my site soon, so stay tuned! And thanks again for everyone participating in my giveaway. Have a great weekend!

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Lylah has not been napping well! I don’t know what happens in her sleep cycle. It seems I have a month of good naps, then a month of bad naps. And of course, this comes at a time when I seem extremely busy! I went to Michaels yesterday looking for something, and I came out with this – IMG_7277

Now – I usually do not buy my yarn from Michaels. I am not a huge fan of acrylic fibers, and the color selection always seems to be just a tiny bit off. But, that being said – bulky yarns are generally pretty expensive to acquire, and when I saw this yarn, I had to pick it up. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. This is what came out of it – IMG_7281

I am so excited to see this on a baby – I just love the colors, and the chunkiness of the yarn. And to my surprise, it knitted up like a dream. I will be sending it off today, along with a few other items to tiny tush photography.

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Last week at Gymboree, while practicing a “walking” exercise, my darling daughter had no clue to put one foot in front of the other. And really, I am ok with that. There is some whacky idea I have in my head that if she isn’t walking, then she is still a baby, and not a “toddler.” I am excited for her to be a toddler, but I guess I am just hanging on to that last bit of babyhood. Well, just like that, after a weekend with Daddy, somebody knows to move her feet – and sister isn’t slowing down. It is just days now, she will be walking all over. It started with Daddy’s hands, and then I grabbed her shopping cart and put her hands on it, and away she goes! I am continued to be amazed at the learning process of a baby. It seems like they just pick stuff up overnight. She was so proud of herself, and even big brother (who is usually too cool for school) is cheering her on! I will say, the one thing that is appealing to me about walking is that she will be able to wear dresses without getting her leg caught up in them.

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