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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Knitting in the round

This past weeks task - learning to knit in the round. It really is so much easier than it sounds. I learned how to do this little trick on double point needles and it is opening up many new possibilities in my knittting. Cast on right now is leg warmers for an upcoming baby shower, I am even thinking about adding these to my shop for selling. My next project is going to be tackling socks for Christmas presents. Knitting seems to have a way of relaxing me in the evenings after at least one child is asleep for the night. Also with cloth diapering, I'm thinking about making a few sets for my youngest since cloth diapers always seem to make a babies bottom to big for most pants and let's face it a diaper and leg warmers is just cute.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tommorrow marks 3 weeks since Wyatt was born. Wow, it really has gone by fast already. As I'm getting back into the swing of things this week after company leaving I'm trying out a few new recipes. Today I made homemade ketchup from a recipe I found at, I'm waiting for it to cool to taste it and see how we like it. I did it a little different for the tomato paste, since I dehydrated some tomatoes last year from the garden, I rehydrated them and it made the ketchup a little darker but I'm going to try this with fresh tomatoes later this summer. I'm also trying out a homemade oreo cookie recipe. I'll post that recipe some other time though since Wyatt wants held right now and that's my top priority.

Monday, March 11, 2013

knitting project

It's always an excited day when I get an etsy order. Today I sold a quilted mug rug and now have a few ideas to design some of my own. This winter I took on the project of learning how to knit and completed a blanket for our new baby due in just 10 short weeks. I wanted a better picture but the sun just doesn't seem to want to shine for me so that I can get a few good pics. This is a simple pattern that I found on, it's called the sunny baby blanket. That name doesn't really go with the color that I picked but with not knowing what the baby is going to be a gray is neutral and so popular right now that it fits right in. It's one of the few things that I have been able to make lately. So far I've made my cloth diapers, and fleece soakers, but other than that I haven't done much planning besides finding things to make after the baby is born.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wow. It's been a long time since my last post. Recently I made another sale on my etsy shop, for a total of 4. I've been working on some new ideas, but that sure does take a lot of time. Pinterest gave me an idea for a toddler skirt and I posted a picture of those on facebook and sold 5 to some people from my church, but that doesn't show on my etsy sales.
I've also been working on making these flowers, like the 4rth of July one. They are so cute. I made this flower into a headband for a newborn. It turned out really cute. Cloth diapering has also become a new thing for me as I've worked at putting my son completely in cloth lately. Then I discovered the Babyville Boutique cloth diaper book. fabric, and supplies at our local Hobby Lobby, now I'm learning how to make my own diapers and save some money there.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The boys are finnaly asleep and my computer is agreeing to let me put pictures up of the quilt I'm making. I have almost four squares down takes a lot of time to work on this and I'm almost out of the gold fabric. Hopefully it will be done before too long. Then to paint the bedroom to match and make matching pillow cases and a curtain.

Friday, February 3, 2012

something new

I've been working on something for me lately. I don't do that much and am really wanting a new quilt for my bed, it's a big task to take on since I have never made a queen size quilt before but can't wait to see the final project. I'll have to add a picture at a later point when I have a little more done. Recently I added a few more grab 'n go diaper bags to the shop and also a crayon roll and as I try to add those photos my computer isn't agreeing with the process which makes it a little difficult. I was added to pinterest recently and have many new ideas to try out, hopefully some will come in the next few weeks. Until then, keep quilting.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

something new

Just added a new grab 'n go diaper bag. It's an under construction one.