Pocketed pants

The Bean refuses to wear pocketless clothing. No shirts, no dresses, unless they have pockets. One is acceptable, two preferred. So this morning, while she bathed, I whipped this teal corduroy pair out. Very quick n dirty. No pattern (or hem, just a serged cuff, as she wanted them right away), but I put a […]

Papa Doll!

scraps of old knits and an old sweater plus some stuffing turned my Bean into a VERY happy Bean. she got a Papa doll!shhh, it’s sleeping. just like papa would like to be. same hair color… dark blue pants (jeans), and blue shirt… just like Papa. that’s a VERY satisfied little girl.


I’ve been playing with wool felt lately, working on ornaments for the Advent Calendar Sew Along… Then I realized I had lots of roses and barrette shapes cut out from when I first saw the tute over at Purl, but I had stopped making them as I ran out of barrettes. A quick trip to […]

A seasonal barrette…

Wool felt, variegated embroidery floss, a hair clip, and a model who's so fluffy he doesn't notice.

finally catching up!

My awesome husband took the kiddos this morning so I could catch up on my bees… here’s 2 non-wonky squares in a square 2 wonky log cabins… 2 bridgesand a mod-mosaic block…all will be mailed off on monday, and then I can start on November’s blocks!

Still sick, but I can stir!

Having a dyepot means I can cook my curtains, taking them from matchy-matchy to a pretty contrasty dark blue!

sitting and knitting

I’m sick, so sitting and knitting is all I feel up to right now… even though I have a giant stack o’ sewing to do…. luckily, The Bean LOVES getting knits… and she’s so stinkin’ cute…I just love knitting for her!How could anyone resist this face?