Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Ok, maybe a few less words. Since it's definitely feeling a lot like Autumn round' these parts, Gabe and I took a stroll to the pond today. I took the camera and took a few shots.

This is my sweet little Gabe, however did he get this big so fast? My baby is growing up.

His favorite things right now are being outside, taking baths, playing with his brothers and sister and did I mention playing outside??


Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little Spring fever...

It isn't quite warm enough to plant flowers or veggies here yet, but I did have a few minutes to build a terrarium! It's taken me 2-3 weeks to gather all the supplies, but finally, here it is.

I have been fascinated by terrariums for a long time and really like how this one turned out. The animals I bought at a toy store on vacation in Gatlinburg TN. (I'll tell you about that later.)

Those cute teeny mushrooms I bought at this shop.

Look at the gorgeous mood moss! Got that here.

If anyone is interested, I'd by happy to talk more about the construction.


Monday, February 7, 2011

My soul is fed with needle and thread...

I needed just one more day of sewing therapy, so I headed to the craft room with a project in mind. I'm sure these fabrics look familiar, it is more from my "bliss" stash, LOL! I got to use my rotary cutter, cutting mat and the easy square. I can see how these tools would be a necessity to a quilter. I managed to walk away with just one injury. :o)

Can you guess what I made?

Who can't use another potholder??? These are like socks in my house, they always go missing!

Here it is sans "quilting."
All finished! I measured everything twice before I cut, but still ended up with a little strip of green on the end. Don't know how that happened, everything matched up... I swear! Anyway, it's my first quilted project, and I love it!

"Finished is way better than perfect!"

If I have time, I will be sneaking in my sewing room more often... but I have a really big knitting custom order hanging over my head that I must finish.

Till next time, xoxo

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just Lounging Around...

Today we had one of those lazy Sunday's. I decided to take a day off from knitting and sew a little. It seems my children are growing an inch a week, so I decided to make them a new pair of pajama pants. This one is for my daughter.
Here is the cupcake fabric... chosen because she is crazy for cupcakes!
Starting to sew the legs.

Sewing the legs together.

Here the waist hem is pinned, leaving an opening for the elastic.

The waist is all done.

Here is the leg hem... All done!

She threw them on and ran off before I could take a picture of her actually in them, LOL!
Till next time, xoxo

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Winter Fun

Well, we got a little more of the white stuff today and two of my snow bunnies could not resist the urge for a "winter walk." We made our way to our usual spot; the pond across from our house. They followed some rabbit tracks into the woods, played a little and after we were half frozen, we headed back to the house.
Here is something I threw together one night while hubby was traveling. I needed something to hold my DPN's and other odds and ends. It's not easy looking for a stitch marker in the bottom of my knitting bag while my 1 yr old is having a field day with my yarn!

I made it using Moda's "Bliss" line. I *love* this line and hope to get my hands on more of it to make a few more goodies! I have been asked for my pattern for this, but I have to tell you... I used the zipper for the pattern. I had a 9 inch zipper just laying around and simply cut the fabric to fit. However (you knew there was a "however" didn't you??) if you'd like to try to make your own, here is an online tutorial.

Happy Sewing! (or knitting!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Still thinking of Spring...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring

Not a lot to say today, so I'll just share with you this photo of my flowers from last year. I have Spring fever and am so anxious to play in the dirt!
When I have a few moments, I'll share with you all the exciting news regarding my little knitting business. :o)