The Egg Cup princess

I whipped this little egg cozy up last week as a gift for D’s friend T. She’s British. Egg coz us are British-y, right? Pattern from Debbie Birkin I knitted all the parts the night before the party, and then sewed them up while c drove us to the party… Hence the dashboard background.

Penny the penguin (and Peter Pan)

Peter is up first…   I read about this Eraser Clay on Remarkably Domestic, and my kiddos love those weird little erasers, so I thought this clay would be fun for them. I made this Peter Pan (with a pink feather, because red isn’t an option) at D’s request. You can see the crayons in […]

random bits and bobs

  This post could also be acurately labeled as “Things that make me happy:”   I got a new planner last week (well, I picked it up last week, but I ordered it several weeks ago) It’s the LIFE planner by Erin Condren, and I chose to put my own picture on the cover (free […]

progress, halted…

I’ve started knitting a sweater for D… I have so much yarn left from when I was knitting soakers for the Bean, I need to use it! I am working on a sailor-inspired sweater, using “Knitting without Tears” by Elizabeth Zimmerman (when I get rich, I’m gonna buy every book/show/etc she ever made)to help me […]

30-minute pants…

I did my workout tonight (yoga, which I like, but it’s 2 hours long! plus a shower, leaving me not much time to play!), and then C said he was coming home from work early (sad that midnight-ish is early, huh?), so I knew better than to start cranking on the western shirt for him… […]

Finally asleep, time to craft!

First I got the Bean to fall asleep… Then D… now it’s time to get busy! I have this crazy plan to work out (I’m doing P90X), and then whip up an entire western shirt, TONIGHT, before C leaves on his work trip… We’ll see how it goes… but first, look how pretty! I used […]

More Easter prep…

while the Bean took a (short) nap today, we colored eggs… C and D colored easter eggs… (I made C wear an apron, and I only have girly aprons…) this was D’s first time, so mostly we did plain eggs, but he was thrilled by them. look how pretty! (they’re drying on D’s geo-board) there […]

my pretty dyed yarns…

member these pretty little skeins?well, they were not wound and put away quickly enough!I thought it was bad enough that the Bean took them to be necklaces, but then…I discovered D, using them to “catch” aliens!and then I looked back, and the Bean had MORE!she’s so pleased with herself!I have rescued and wound them all […]

better pictures…

Here’s my stack of finished 1/2 square triangles… I made 18 pairs of solids/prints, 4 of each block, for 2 different (but the same) baby quilts… (I started with 4.5″ squares, but am not bothering to measure beyond that… here’re the blues-greens-yellows… the pinks-purples-reds-oranges-yellows… I made my husband help me choose the block order… we […]

Rainy day #6…

First the baby took her morning nap, so I was able to start a granny square with one of the green yarns I dyed last night… isn’t it purdy?!?!?!? Then I managed to get the boy-o to nap (unfortunately after his sister had already woken up), so I backpacked her, and cut out the envelopes […]