While Ira Sleeps in his Moses Basket

While my friend Ira was sleeping in his Moses Basket, (Hat by boysenberry), the other morning we started talking about  some of the issues that arise with a new baby in the house. OK so here’s the one we are wondering about: Dad is in the same room as the baby, (doing some adult activity), while mom is in another room, (doing another activity while Dad has agreed to minding the baby while she does said activity). The baby starts to cry, Dad continues with his activity. Mom, hearing the baby cry for a few minutes, goes and gets the baby which she must then immediately breast feed. Dad continues with his activity, Mom is aggravated and says so, after all Dad was supposed to be taking care of the baby so Mom could get something done),  but Dad doesn’t seem to understand why Mom is aggravated…I’m guessing that any of you with kids will get this but…the question we asked each other, IRA’s Mom & I, was why do father have a tendency to let the child care revert to Mothers when ever it is not so convenient for them, and why they don’t understand that this is not OK?
Please know that I am not trying to trash Ira’s Dad in anyway, we were just wondering where the disconnect is and beside blaming his mother, which didn’t seem fair, we couldn’t really solve the dilemma before Ira was ready for his next snack!
Your thoughts and comment on this subject are greatly needed!

We love our IRA here at boysenberry, he has lots of out fleece and makes a great model for it, so please check out the site!

Ira’s Fleecy elf suit

Ira’s, his Mum Siobhan, (she’s British and calls herself Mum, so I’m going with it), and I walk together mornings. Vermont mornings are getting a little nippy and she’s been wrapping him up in a blanket. He was a bit aggravated today with being wrapped and at eight weeks Siobhan thought it was time for a fleece bunting.

When they came to the store to pick one out, we had to take pictures.

We put a lot of suits on him because he’s so cute and such a good sport about being dressed. He giggled and cooed, kicked his feet and happily rubbed his face against the softy fleece.

The Penguin Elf Suit was his favorite. He looked right into the camera and smiled as if to say: this is the one ladies!

This style  Elf Bunting is on sale right now and there are only a few of them left as sadly the Polartec print is no longer available so if you want your Ira to look snazzy, be cozy,  smile and coo, you might want to order one.

Peace, Beth

Fleece Snowflake Hat on my new friend Ira

As I’m gearing up for the winter season, saying goodbye to summer and looking forward to the first snow, I was inspired to make a new group baby hats. This one is made from  beautiful navy fleece print from Polartec®. I love to play around with color but I decided to resist my usual style of contrasting 2 or 3 colors and keep this one simple, allowing the navy & white print speak for itself.

When we popped this new style on Ira he was so irresistibly adorable his mother had to stop us and kiss him about 700 times. We couldn’t choose one best shot so here are 4 of my new friend Ira modeling this fun and funky navy snowflake hat.  I wonder what he would be saying if he were able to speak for himself…

Peace, Beth

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Recycled fleece and Ira

Summer is over, the kids are back in school and it’s time for me to get cracking on new fleece for fall. I’m off to a good start with my new friend Ira. He was born on Bastille day a few weeks ago and his lovely Mum Siobhan has agreed to let us borrow him to model: and a what wonderful model he is! At Ira’s first photo shoot we took over 500 pictures and he was a smiling trooper though it all. He squiggled and cooed, looked right into the camera and snuggled into a few fleece outfits.

He especially loved our new recycled fleece elf bunting, his favorite being the Apple Green & Purple.
I am so excited to have found some  Polartec® fabrics made with fibers using recycling plastic bottles, mostly milk bottles I’m told. This fantastic fabric is the same quality that Polartec® is so well known for. I’m going crazy making up Buntings, Jackets & Pants, and more with these beautiful new colors. Ira & I will be keeping you posted on all the new frocks I’ll be making and his Mum tells me he has opinions about everything: he may just be our new fashion Guru.
Peace, Beth