look quick! there's a new seasonally appropriate header up. of course the halloween themed things will be outdated in just a few days. wonder if I'll keep them up there as long as I did those dang valentines.
I sure had to restrain myself to not write a dorky post title today. So many goofy butter sayings popped into my head. If I had to pick a least favorite part of blogging it'd be the titles. I want to switch over to doing asterisks or something but that'd be so annoying when you're looking through the archives. Anyhoo...
I finished up my cross stitch quartet! This weekend I picked up these frames at Ikea and I love them in the frames. So cute and easy and ready to go. Butter joins the group and so all told we have eggs, apples, wool and butter.
I think the sun is supposed to peek out today. I'm hoping so because I have some little somethings to share. Actually I have lots to share. I need to get the camera out. We've been battling sick stuff for weeks it seems but I think we're around a corner. I need to take advantage of this breather because I have a feeling it's not going to last long. No, scratch that. I'm cheerful, healthy and optimistic! That's half the battle when facing sick isn't it, having a positive outlook. Ok, more soon!
These three have been sitting on my work desk for about 2 months now. The pig and duck came together lickety split back was I was all gung-ho on make-a-long #2 The Farm Story. Mr. Sheep took me a little longer, because sheep are just trouble. All was going along fine until I got stuck on the outfits. Every day I'd look at them knowing exactly what I wanted to make but not wanting to construct tiny little clothes.
Then this past week inspiration struck and I realized the problem was the sewing machine. I didn't want to deal with it. So I decided these stinkers wanted to be hand-sewing projects. So I put them in my shrink-o-mater and here's Mr. Duck.
Coming in at a cute 8" tall, hand sewn from wool and wool felt and sporting some easy to whip up hand sewn overalls. Mac Mac! We've decided 'quack quack' is bunk and ducks really say mac mac.
I'm totally feeling these now! Miss Pig and her petticoat are cut out and ready to go. I'd like to get the pig and duck into the shop as Hand Sewing for Fun PDFs. And I hope to have the farm gal cross stitch patterns joining them. Not exactly the make-a-long extravaganza I'd been planning but I guess I'm not really working at an extravaganza pace these days. The smaller, more manageable and relaxing, hand sewing projects are definitely my scene right now, you know, the kind of project you can work on while sitting under a blanket :)
excuse us. that cacophony of hacking coughs you hear? that's us. I can't believe I don't have more crafting to show for a weekend of not leaving the couch. being sick with kids, not so much the same as being sick on your own. almost six years in, you think I'd be used to that by now. tomorrow we're officially over this thing and everyone is back to their usual activities. sorry world. I can't take them in here any longer!
Here's the cutest ever cross stitch wall hanging that I bought from Elisabeth's
Fine Little Shop a while back. It says "You sweet soft little baa". I love that! I'm going to hang it in Phoebe's room when I redecorate it to be a big girl room. Fits right in with my Heidi theme!
I'm stitching away on my 4 girl set. Here are the colors I've got going so far.
And here you can see linen vs. aida. This is over 2 threads on linen and over 1 square on black aida.
I've got some news for the stitchers out there. We've switched all our embroidery patterns over to quick and easy, handy dandy PDFs and slashed prices... $5 each for all but the Christmas Wishes. Also there is a 4 for the price of 3 deal for all 4 Season Stitchettes and all 4 Fairy Stitchettes. If you want to buy 4 mix and matched for the price of 3, that's cool too, send me an email.
If you're interested in checking it out, here's a linker to the shop. And if you're thinking that lazy girl just doesn't want to go to the post office and buy stamps, you caught me. I'm definitely feeling the PDF vibe right now.
I was very excited about this book in the stack because it was illustrated by Trina Schart who I absolutely love! We have a golden book illustrated by her, Bow Wow! Meow! and it's one of our favorites.
now this is a sign I'd definitely stop for!
I love illustrations of grocery stores in kids' books. All the bins neatly filled with all the pretty colors. I should try to remember to snap photos of them when I come across them.
And this in my favorite page. Very on topic as I am the party planner for the kindergarten Halloween party this year! I've already bought myself my "crazy room mom wearing a wig" wig for the party and now I'm working on our crafts and games. Any awesome, big hit ideas out there that I should know about? I have to keep reining myself in and remember that these are kindergartners. I think I'm going to ditch a craft for another game. Here are my front runners are so far... pumpkin bowling, eating donuts off a string, mummy wrapping kids in toliet paper and then for crafts I had, spiders made from styrofoam balls and then a treat type of craft, maybe candy faces on lollipops with icing, that sort of thing. I did want to make paper mache ghosts but too messy, won't dry in time. And I really wanted to make popcorn balls in class but talk about messy. Bobbing for apples seems like such a fun, retro game but then I think about snotty coughing kids slobbering around in a bucket of water. gah. Not sure that's CDC approved.