Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Glad this never happened with the wild life in AK. Can't imagine a moose in our house!

See the little gecko up there?

Isn't he cute?!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Item Sneak Peek

A new thing I've been working on

Hand embroidered with glow-in-the-dark stars

I'm thinking Autumn and Halloween around here, which is very hard since we are STILL above 100 temperature wise.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Strange Photo from the Drive

Kinda hard to make out in this picture, but do you notice anything "strange" about those billboards? They are completely blank! I took it as an ominous sign, or maybe I was just a LITTLE bit exhausted.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Howdy y'all! We are here in Texas now and slowly getting settled into our new lives. Of course we arrive during one of the worst droughts since the 1950's. The temps have been in the triple digits almost EVERY day that we've been here! And the humidity-yuck!
Well, at least our new house has air conditioning.

I've been able to do a little sewing and knitting since the move and have a few new items up in my shop. My favorites are these mini first aid kits:

They each come with the first aid supplies shown in the picture, but will definitely hold more! They are small enough to fit in a purse, back pack, diaper bag, etc. 

I've also knit up some fun flower barrettes:

Yep, that's the back of my head! See the lovely stenciled ivy on the patio posts?! 
I'll post pictures of the trip soon.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kangaroo Farm

Yesterday we (my sister, nieces, nephew, J and I) went to this cool little farm in Arlington, WA called The Outback Kangaroo Farm. They have kangaroos (of course), llamas, donkeys, chickens, tortoises, and ring tailed lemurs. J liked looking at the animals, but he would not pet any of them. Maybe next time.

J looking at a mama kangaroo with a joey in her pouch.

I've also been working on some embroidery (oh, I didn't win the Prudent Baby contest). For the kids' rooms in our new house I want to try to decorate them with themes. For J-space, for C-fairy tales and for O-animals. Here is one that I finished for O. I'm going to have my hubby make a simple frame that I will wrap the fabric around.

Called the Sunburst Lion, I can't remember who designed it, but it was a free pattern online.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Me, Blogged About!

Guess what! I was blogged about! Check it out at My Taylor Made. Shan of My Taylor Made created the cutest Bubble Romper pattern and was having a contest to see who would test it. Well, I was chosen! It took me a little longer than expected to sew it up since J decided that was a good week to be sick, but I did finish it. I wish I could show a picture right now, but I'm not on my own computer. Again, check out the posting here and see pictures of my little cuties.

Oh, if you didn't already know, we are in the process of moving to Texas. Right now I am staying with my parents in Washington (yes, the state) while my hubby packs up the house (isn't he a sweetie). In a week or so he will drive down and together we will embark on the long drive from here to Texas, with 3 little ones. So much fun, so many unexpected "adventures" ahead.

So, I won't be posting here as often as I'd like, but I will try to keep you updated, show pics of the scenery, tell you what does and doesn't work to keep 3 kids happy and quiet on a week long drive. I also kind of put my etsy shop on semi-vacation mode. That means that the only thing that I have listed is a knitting pattern that can be sent through email. I may try to make some flowers here and post them, we'll see how that goes.