Friday, February 27, 2015

{ This Moment }

Joining Soulemama for This Moment. A single photo from the week, a moment I want to pause, savor, and remember.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Knitting joy

Joining Ginny for the Yarn Along.

I started on this blanket, oh, about a year ago. Cae really wanted a rainbow blanket like I had knitted for Nuala, and so I had bought all the yarn (Cotlin from knitpicks), and started... then stalled,because honestly it is boring! Row after row after row of knitting 160+ stitches. But I picked it up again and have made some serious progress over the last couple weeks. I'm really getting in to it! Just three more colors to go. It won't be a huge blanket, more like a lap blanket, but it will be cozy and have a nice weight to it. The drape of the cotlin is wonderful.
I am currently rereading "How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk". I read it many many moons ago when my oldest and I were having struggles, now my newly minted teenage boy and I are butting heads, and I just need to be reminded on how to do this thing right. It is a great book.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Joining Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.

fiona's frog prince skirt

nuala's foxy pants

nuala's new pants
I have had a hard time finding time to craft. A neighbor dropped of a sweet bonnet for Nuala, and suddenly I was inspired. I can not sew as well as her, BUT I can get a little something done. Over the past week or so I have made 3 of the Lazy day skirts from Oliver and S, and I tried my hand at making Nuala a new pair of pants. I followed the tips in Soulemama's book The Creative Family. Can I say I feel soooo accomplished. I've made clothing! Woohoo! I'm going to try and eeek out a bit of time every week to work on a little something on the sewing machine. Probably more easy stuff like that for awhile, it is rewarding to start and finish a project so quickly, and they are so darn CUTE!