Tag Archives: Fall

Gearing up for the Holidays

15 Nov

In Texas, it doesn’t get cold very often, but when it does I take full advantage and spend as much time as possible outside bundled in as many knits as I can.  This cold front meant that Tiffany got to wear her Breast Hat Ever for the first time!  We celebrated the cool weather by going to the park and a baby love class.  Everyone loved the idea of a giant boob on my baby’s head, I must admit it is by far my favorite thing that we have made thus far.  Can you even tell I am feeding her in this picture?

BraggAbout Creations is now accepting Etsy gift cards and credit cards just in time for the Christmas shopping that is about to begin. 

As I was filling out all of the forms to accept credit cards, I realized I need to add more hats for adults, I always sell them before I can get any decent photos!  I got to finish a piece this week for a local Austin artist.  I snapped a few photos on my mangled mannequin before I shipped it off.

I have always felt like it is such an honor when people who value one of a kind things ask us to create for them.  BAC always makes our creations a little bit different because you would shop at Target if you wanted something everyone else had.  I got creative freedom for this slouchy hat, and so I tested out some new techniques that have been running around in my head.  This hat features a mixture of crochet and knitting for a really great texture.  It is pretty spectacular in person.  I hope we get some photos of her in it.

We took Christmas photos on Monday by a photographer I have been wanting to shoot with for 2 years.  I won a shoot with her right before I had Tiffany, and she let us hold off until after Tiffany made her grand entrance.  My 5 week old was less than impressed that I wore a dress that did not grant her access to her food.  One hour away from the boobs and you think I was torturing her!  Daddy is working on taking more photos of us together, I find this picture HILARIOUS!  Don’t worry I fed her right after this.

Hope everyone else is loving the Holiday Season!  What are you doing to get ready?

Thankful Thursday

25 Oct

My favorite day of the week!  It’s Thankful Thursday with Mustache Mama.

My list of things I’m thankful for is overflowing.  I’m thankful that Texas is finally getting a cold front so the family can start wearing some of our knits.  It’s much more fun to wear our creations than to just look at them.  I’m thinking tonight I will be wearing the “Forever” Infinity Scarf, I adore it’s chunky texture.I’m SO very thankful that our adventure with gas drops worked and Baby T is both comfortable and sleeping right now.  That makes for one happy mama.  She went from a max sleeping time of 3 hours (but an average of 1 hour) to 6 whole hours last night!  My brain is actually able to process ideas, it’s pretty amazing if you ask me.  (note that my islander baby got tan skin, red hair, and blue eyes.  I’m thinking a future modeling career is in the works)

I’m thankful for such a creative partner.  I love to watch B create and love that we feed on each others creative energy.  I’m  currently knitting some really cute hats from some ideas he had.  I can’t wait to finish them so I can show them off.  B’s dad will be visiting us in just a few hours.  I’m not sure if he is more excited to show off the baby or our compost pile.

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And finally I’m so thankful that BraggAbout Creations is sponsoring our first giveaway!! You still have time to enter over at Little Willow Tree‘s blog.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and has a huge list of thankfuls!

Wordless Wednesday: New Addition Edition

11 Oct
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Final Belly Shot

2 Days Old

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Working on new BraggAbout Baby Hats

New Item in the Store

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Daddy Baby Wearing

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Preventing Postpartum Depression

 

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Puppy Love

 

Nothing like procrastination…

6 Oct

As I sit here timing contractions, I would like to point out that I have FINALLY finished Baby T’s coming home hat.  I even took some pictures and have posted it up on Etsy.  I can’t wait til I have a model to be showing off all of these fancy hats!  By the way this one is drool worthy.  It is made out of baby alpaca and a merino wool blend.  I always imagine what my knits will be generations from now, I’m hoping this one will be relevant in the far far future of the Bragg family.

New Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf in the Shop

4 Oct

Check out our newest creation up at BraggAbout Creations.  We are loving this extra chunky and warm infinity scarf that is up just in time for the cooler months.  Doesn’t it make you want to grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

A Wonderful Day

11 Sep

ImageToday has been so wonderful!  All of those fun mommy things are finally coming together.  I am both excited for all of the cute things I will get to dress my daughter in, and relieved that my baby will have something to cover her tush in.  After a wonderful appointment with the midwife, the man and I decided to go use our coupons to pick up some FREE diapers we received for taking a FREE Cloth Diapering 101 class with my birthing center.  I both appreciate that they were willing to donate their time to help us mama’s understand the systems, and that they were considerate to the fact that the initial cost is a little pricey.  I love our birthing center!  When we got home we had three packages waiting for us.  One contained another cloth diaper cover (they melt my heart), another contained some fantastic outfits for my little girl as well as her second pair of Adidas (our friends know us too well!).  And then the most exciting part, our free sample of SoapNuts came in from Rhisponsible Living! Stay tuned for our experience with this wonderful alternative to laundry detergent.

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Even though we had such a busy day I was also able to finish another Pumpkin Hat for BraggAbout Creations!  I can’t wait until Halloween so we can see the photos of the sweet babies that are wearing our creations.  Hope everyone has had a great start to their week!

❤ The Dragon Mama

Halloween on the Brain

26 Aug

Halloween is on the brain at BraggAbout Creations! Which means I get to be extra creative and make some fun costumes.  We have recently added an adorable Newborn Crown Hat in honor of our friends the Kings, that just had a baby boy on Friday.  I can’t wait until his newborn photoshoot where he will be modeling this for us!Image

I’m still working on a really cute mermaid tail, that is not only perfect for Halloween, but can also be used as a sleep sack.  What better way to take the little one trick-or-treating?

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What will you or your little one be for Halloween?  What is your favorite costume from the past? I’d love to hear from  you!

❤ Dragon Mama