Thursday, February 2, 2012


I don't think anyone is even checking my blog anymore, but if you are I'M SORRY! I really intended to keep blogging! Without internet at home I've been lucky to even check my e-mail once a week! If I ever figure out how to make this work I'll be back! I loved being able to share the things I was making! If your curious I've been making and selling my wallets. I think I'm finishing number 25 today! I've also made some cute aprons for the girls. My Christmas gifts were mostly handmade too! Ahhhh....someday.... :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

My little pirates

My two littlest dressed up as pirates for storytime today. They needed matching costumes for their stuffed animals. That was a little difficult to figure out since Max's animal is a snake. But we did end up with some cute ensembles. For halloween they are going to be Buzz and Woody because Daddy said so.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mom's birthday present

My wonderful mother is celebrated her birthday yesterday.  I made her a couple pretty quick simple things, but I think they turned out super cute.  First was this little drying towel mat.
Next I made this cute Burlap bag from an old potato sack and some fabric I got for a few cents.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Maddy's Pumpkin

Maddy had to make a pumpkin out of something other than a pumpkin for school this week. I wasn't feeling overly creative, and we were short on time after a busy weekend so this is what we came up with. I think it turned out really cute. We did use a real stem. In case you think I did all the work let me assure you that she really did help. She sewed the circle on the bottom of the fabric and we filled it with plastic pellets. She also started sewing the yarn to gather the top, but I had to finish that part as she was too tired.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Max's Tool Belt

I made Max this cute little tool belt. It's just leftover canvas from the chair bags. He loves being able to carry around his tools and fix everything for me.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We're getting ready for winter

We have a wood burning boiler to heat our home for the winter so we've been spending our free time cutting and stacking firewood. Even though the kids are young we're trying to instill a good work ethic in them. They help stack the wood for a little bit and then they play hide-and-seek the rest of the time. We all enjoy this time especially because we've had perfect weather for it. We've also hiked up to Butler Rock recently. It has been a beautiful fall!
We finished off our night last night with what will probably be the last campfire of the year. My parents raised a baby raccoon this summer and he is bow full grown and fat, but very friendly. The kids enjoyed seeing him again. Now that he's on his nocturnal schedule we haven't seen him in a few weeks. The kids all laughed at how chubby he's gotten.
So that is what we've been busy doing. Like I said yesterday I've also been working on a few projects and will get some posts up about those this week. Sorry for my lack of craftiness lately!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just Checking in

I just wanted to say I am alive and well! I have been crafting and will have some new posts this week. I'm working on a few "orders" now, but I made my little tool man a tool belt this week and I'm working on some new pillows for the couch. I'll get some pictures and post more about that this week. Now I'm off to a campfire with my adorable little son who is begging me to come outside with him! More coming soon, I promise!