Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Friday, October 29, 2010

This Moment...

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A moment to remember from our week. A simple, beautiful moment. Inspired by Soulemama.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A storybook hike....

Yesterday we discovered a beautiful garden. It was lovely...and I felt as though I was walking into a storybook. It was a dark and damp morning and my camera was not cooperating very well. The pictures just do not do this place justice. On our hike we ran into a beautiful young male deer, I almost didn't believe he was real.
I love discovering new places, and this one was so very close to home.It is hard to believe we never saw it in the 8 years we have lived here. A hidden gem. A place of peace.

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I just love this Sleepy Hollow themed weather vane.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn crafting...and a giveaway!

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Here is the latest craftalong project from The Children's Year by Cooper,Fynes-Clinton, and Rowling. This is project # 55 on Page 71, Slippers,Sock and Baby Booties. I chose to make the booties without adding the tie, but there are several variations. I used Patons Classic Wool in the colorway Lotus. This yarn is just perfect for the fall. My son wore them to the market today and got complemented on them. I see several more projects coming soon with this pattern, It even goes up to adult sizes.

I also though I would share our latest craft project we created in my little art class, Paper Plate Spider Webs!
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All you need for this project is a bit of yarn, a paper plate, scissors,a glue stick, a black pipe cleaner...and glitter is optional. Just cut a slit around the edge of a paper plate every inch or so.Cut a piece of yarn about a yard long. Then tie the Yarn around the plate pulling the yarn into two of the slits you made opposite form each other, then wrap the yarn around the plate anyway you chose to make your web, wrapping to the opposite slit on the plate makes the most obvious looking web. Then tie in the back when you run out of yarn. If you want to add glitter for a dewy web sparkle, rub a glue stick on the web strands and sprinkle glitter onto the plate. Then cover the web with another paper plate and carefully shake it to coat the web as much as possible. Then shake off the access glitter. The spider was made by cutting 4 equal pieces of black pipe cleaner and folding them in half and twisting all of the pieces together in the middle. Bending one of the spiders legs onto the web helps to keep it in place. This was a fun craft for the youngest friend in class who was 3 , and fun for me as well. Little crafters will need some help with this one.

Also check out the HumbleLuna Giveaway going on at Gardenmama for a chance to win this dragon tail!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn rest......

I have been very busy lately and have been spending many hours at the sewing machine making costumes for HumbleLuna. I also just dropped of six dragon tails at Piccolina, each one is a different color variation, so if you are in Portland and need a last minute costume for Halloween stop on by. I am just now able to get a start on the costumes for my own kids. Fingers crossed that time will be kind to me as far as that goes.
We also have Grandparents visiting us for a few days. So in between all the sewing and last minute frantic house cleaning we have spent some much needed moments out in natures Autumn glory....

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Friday, October 22, 2010

This moment....

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A moment to cherish and remember from our week, inspired by Soulemama.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

This Moment......

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A beautiful moment to cherish from the our week. Inspired by Soulemama.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog Birthday!

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Photos from our trip to the Dahlia Farm

I can't believe it has been 3 years since I started writing this blog. It all started as a way to keep in touch with my family and friends as we waited for the birth of our second child. It has changed a lot over the years and I hope to continue on for many more.
Let this put a smile on your face! It still cracks me up. What is better than a baby laughing?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sophie's gloves

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Sophie declared that she needed arm warmers, so I got right on it. She picked the yarn out herself, what nine year old wouldn't pick brightly colored acrylic? I have to say anytime she actually shows interest I am always thrilled to make her anything. We saw lots of great Halloween costumes at the thrift store yesterday but she insisted " I want you to make my costume mom". So we spent the morning picking out fabric and bribing Solomon to behave with M&M's. I know, great parenting.
I also wanted to mention a super cute kids book we checked out from the library called Knitting Nell by Julie Jersild Roth.I have it linked in my sidebar for more information.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Five Little Pumpkins Craft

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I found this cute craft while doing an on-line search for my Wednesday arts and crafts class.When I find the link I will post it,I am not claiming got have made this up, in fact I have seen several similar crafts on-line. All you need is construction paper, glue, markers or crayons, and Popsicle sticks. We added the curly gift ribbon to ours as vines. My class is pretty limited in time but If we had all day to do this we could have painted the fences, as it turns out we barely had time for the glue to dry.
This is a fun little craft for all ages.

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Moment....

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A simple, wonderful moment to remember from our week (inspired by Soulemama).