Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

My pumpkin won first place at our friends pumpkin carving contest. Solomon was thrilled to find out that the prize was an alien Mr. Potato head.


Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Time to relax.....

(Picture from a trip with friends to the Sandy River in Oxbow park earlier in the week)

Whew, that was a crazy month of sewing! I am so thankful for all the business I have had this month at HumbleLuna. 20% of my October sales will be donated to to help families with a child who is battling cancer. Grateful for all the support, and grateful I can make a difference for the organization.
I made over 30 costumes this month for my Etsy shop and have finally finished Solomon's homemade superman costume and helped Sophie alter a costume she found to fit her just right. So glad she didn't need a costume from scratch this year, I don't think I could have pulled it off. It was a last minute rush to get her costume ready for the Harvest festival at her school Friday night.
Solomon chose to be superman several weeks ago and I hunted all over for a plain blue pair of long underwear and a pair of tiny red breifs to go over the top. Then he decided he wanted to be a dragon, than a spider dragon then a bat, then after I showed him his finished costume he said "Ok, Fine mom I will be superman." Not that I was pushing the superman thing, I would prefer to make a more original costume.....this is my passion after all. But after so much sewing I am just happy that they have costumes at all at this point.
Check out the gnome and the turtle from years past.
Right now I am thankful for a little time off from the sewing machine. I am hoping to get out and enjoy this beautiful autumn out in the woods at some point this weekend.
Hope you all have a pleasant Autumn weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A simple moment from my week to cherish and remember. Inspired by Soulemama.

(can you spot my little gnome?)

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Lavender Farm...






This is my last batch of photos from the Farm tour last weekend.The lavender farm was beautiful. It smelled lovely. I am sure it was quite a beautiful sight earlier this summer, fields of purple. I think we will have to visit in the summer next year.

Friday, October 21, 2011

This Moment..

A simple moment from my week. One that I want to cherish and remember. Inspired by Soulemama.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Fruit Loop Tour-Part 2

My farm posts continue at Draper Girls Country Farm. This was one of the prettiest farms I have seen, with Mt.Hood looming in the distance. We ate a picnic lunch and wandered around for a while. I didn't want to leave, it just felt right being there.


How can you beat a view like this? It is so much bigger than the camera can capture. The low clouds burned off just in time for us to get a magnificent view. Worth the weeks of waiting for good weekend weather.

I bet she helps with the fertilizer..


Isn't this a beautiful pumpkin?

And a giant tree swing to boot...

Even a little brother, who is not a swing person, had to give it a try.


The apple orchards.


Giant Hollyhocks, my favorite flower. I dream of a house with Hollyhocks towering in the yard. I swear they were about 15 feet high. The one Hollyhock plant I grew this year in my yard was about 2 feet high. Maybe I should get a pig.......


Such a beautiful place! I can't wait to visit again.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Fruit Loop Tour (part one: a new patch)

On Sunday my family and I took a day trip along the Fruit Loop Tour near Mt Hood. I had been waiting weeks for good sunny weather with clear skies, if we were going to be that close to the mountain, I wanted to be able to see it(and take a billion pictures of it). The weather was warm sunny and beautiful and it couldn't have been nicer weather for a scenic drive and visits to several farms in Hood River County.
I took many many photos and would love to share as many as possible so I am just going to break my posts down into the different farms that we visited. Our first stop was the pumpkin patch at Rasmussen Farms. It was fun and kind of a relief not to have to take the bumpy hay ride we usually endure to get to our old trusty patch, and it was much less crowed with the city being much farther away, even on a Sunday.







Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Hat




I had the urge to knit Solomon a hat for visiting the pumpkin patch this year. Pumpkin hats are super cute, but I wanted him to have a hat that he could wear all winter and not look like he is wearing a Halloween hat in January. So I made up this little pointy hat in stripes of pumpkin colors. It only took me a few hours one night to knit it up, simple and fast. I think he can get away with wearing it all year, it matches his winter fleece. But it sure looked cute at the Pumpkin Patch!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Brown thumb......

I have seen so many beautiful harvest pictures out in blog land. I though I would share mine, not to impress you with all of its glory and abundance, but rather for a good laugh.
This would be an impressive harvest if I was a faerie, but sadly I am not. I had good intentions when I planted my garden this spring and early summer and I did my best to make sure it was watered and loved during the driest days of summer and taken care of by others when I was too sick to get out of bed at the begging of this pregnancy.
I am a horrible gardener, it is true. The top picture is our cucumbers, the strangest shaped things I have ever seen resembling weird tiny gourds. And the carrots would have been perfect if my family and I were 6 inches tall, the largest carrot we produced was thumb sized, the rest were the teeniest carrots one could ever baby faerie sized.
While the carrots were growing, the tops that stuck out were large and impressive suggesting that a normal sized carrot was indeed growing underneath the earth, but as you grabbed to pull up these chubby orange beauties you would discover that they were only an inch long.....what a tease.
I am pretty good at growing weird tiny fruits and vegetables I guess...check out our strawberries from a few years ago.
It is still fun to try and I am not going to give up yet. I would love to get into canning and putting food by in the future. I have got a long way to go before that happens. It's okay to laugh, I won't be offended. These things take time.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Kite Festival....


Just going to drown my blog in photos from the Fall Kite Festival at the ocean from this past weekend. I packed up the car, prepared for rain, but was completely thrilled to learn that it was sunny and warm at the beach. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed the drive as much as the time spent at the beach. I can't seem to get enough pictures of the Kite I love the mama and baby whale kites, they were massive and my pictures don't really show how huge they were. There was a lot to look at, but I noticed my kids spent most of the time ignoring the kites and digging in the sand. Oh well. It was nice to have Papa join us this year as he missed every other year when he was working.










Monday, October 10, 2011

And the winner is.......

MamaWestWind is the winner if the dragon tail giveaway. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated. I plan to have several more Giveaways during the holiday season, I think the next giveaway will be for some cozy fleece pants or a pair of fingerless mittens.
Don't forget 20% of my sales this month will be donated to to help families of children that are battling cancer. Support handmade and a wonderful organization at the same time!

Friday, October 7, 2011

This Moment....


A simple beautiful moment from our week, inspired by Soulemama.
Don't forget to stop by my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a dragon tail costume just in time for Halloween!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Giveaway!

Why not welcome my favorite month of the year with a giveaway?
Having a shop that focuses mainly on children's costumes, this is my super busy time of the year. I have been spending the last few days glued to the sewing machine for most of my waking hours trying to build up my inventory for the coming holiday season. So why not share some of the dragon tail love with my blog friends?
For the giveaway I am offering a green dragon tail costume with your choice of polka dot color. I will ship the costume before Halloween just in case your little one might want to trick or treat as a dragon. The tail also works as a dinosaur...maybe a crocodile or alligator as well.
There are four possible chances to win:
1. Simply leave a comment on this post....maybe tell me what your polka dot color preference would be, or what your child is dressing as for Halloween this year:)
2. Favorite my Etsy shop :
3. Follow my blog(if you already go go ahead and leave another comment:)
4. Like HumbleLuna on Facebook :
Go ahead and leave a comment for each that you chose to do.

Also 20% of my Etsy sales this month are going to a great cause,, an organization that helps families with a child battling cancer. Please click the link in my sidebar for more information. What a great way to help other families and get a cute costume at the same time!
I will keep the Giveaway open until October 10th. Please make sure there is a link to you or e-mail address with your comment so I can contact you if you win:)

Happy October Friends, are you planning your Halloween costumes yet?