Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valentines Day

Ok so this is way past the actual date but hey we love Valentines Day.
Our little Valentines bags from last year.

Logan opening his V-Day card from Baba.

Sophia opening hers. 

There is just something special about a day devoted to love. 

Knitted Bowls

Here is the final project.  I made several of these for Christmas and as I said before loved them so much I wanted some for myself.
What?  Icy dripping glass on your coffee table no more.  Mason Jar cozy to the rescue.

Place for rings over your sink.

Treasure holder... yep yep all kinds of uses.

Monday, February 27, 2012

7 of 48

Sophia declaired last week that her old apron was too small.  It was the one with the kitty on the front.  Her new one is well spectacular I must say.

Logan wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see his latest obsession

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hair picks

I think I am now officially in the living and though my kids are still a wee bit iffy, it is time to get back to posting.  As promised the pic of the haircut...  I must say at first blush I was not impressed but now that I am feeling back to my cheery self I must admit they look a bit sporting.
Oh how I love those two faces with or without the hair.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Long Weekend!

Oh how I love long weekends but this one... this one I am willing to give back.  Spent the first two days moving from the couch to bed and back again and today so behind on the weekend work (laundry, toy pick up, weekly planning) hat I completely overdid it and feel the need to go back to bed!

 In the midst of all of the required to function rest my darling husband decided he needed a haircut and then Logan wanted the same.... The only way to describe it is in pictures which will have to wait until tomorrow...

I rest in the knowledge that they both have good shaped heads and that hair grows back.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

5 and 6 of 48

Sorry for the absence sometimes it seems time gets the better of me.  I posted about a birthday we attended for a sweet little friend.  Well aren't you dying to know what We made her???

A banner for her room (purple is her favorite color mom... That one because it's purple and that's her favorite color)

A bag ( that one because it has purple in it and you know mom her favorite color is purple.  I made her a necklace because you know it will be her favorite because there are purple beads on it. Oh can you add a purple button because she will like that better.
Umm sure but we need to leave in 10 min.
Yeah I know so you have to sew fast Mom because she needs a purple button.)

Oh my little lovely!  I do so enjoy that she now participates in the process and she is so right on track when it comes to ideas.  I really did like the bag better with the buttons. Next time note to self... finish the gift a few days before the actual party so if she wants changes... which I know she will... I have time to make them.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


With a busy run around kind of day I dropped off David and the kids at one store so I could run to another.  I stopped they jumped out ... holding hands they ran into the store.

I sat a few moments just watching them go in....
Sometimes I just wonder how I got so lucky,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Dressed in my niece Daria’s poncho that was made by my aunt Mary, with her new Dora backpack underneath giving her a psychedelic hunchback appearance, carrying a black studded purse that she got for Christmas from her Auntie Hillarie and pad and pen…. never without her pad and pen Sophia says….

“Mom I am going to school now.”
“Ok, how are you getting there?” I say cutting the vegetables.
“Taking the bus, hold on I have a call.” She pulls out her current phone which happens to be made of legos.  “No I am going to get a ride with my boyfriend.”
“You’re not old enough to ride in a car with a boy.”
“Maaaooom (add the tone of impatience) it is only for pretend I am 6 in pretend.”
“You have to be 18 to ride in a car with a boy.”
“Ok I can be 18, see you after school mom. Love you.”

Plant the seed early and pray for sun!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Today Sophia went to her buddy Sydney's birthday party. 
Sydney is a doll and her friends were so sweet.
Sophia had a wonderful time and Mommy did too because the parents ROCK! (pun intended)
The girls before their adventure.

Yep that's my girl! 
The parents even got to take a trip up the wall.
What a trip down memory lane for me, really good fun.

Here she is in all her glory.  It was really a delightful party!
Happy number 6 Sydney!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Take Two: 4 of 48

Key Chains
If I don't pick bigger projects this 48 projects deal is going to be a bust!
This though I do love and I may just make a bunch more for fun.  I made myself one last year so this one is David's.  It's a cotton webbing with fabric scraps sewn on.  Sounds very boring but alas it is just the sort of brainless project I love, add to that the fact that I use it everyday just tickles me a bit.

Toggles I got online from the Ribbon shop last year but I believe they still have them.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Birthday Boy

"Happy Birthday Honey"
"30 this year"
"You mean 34."
"I'm not 34 I'm 32!"
"That's right you're 32 Honey."

Who says I'm not sly!

Happy Birthday David!