Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This is.. an update

I have been a naughty lazy blogger as of late. I really don't have much of an excuse except for life and we all know how that goes. Our computer is on the fritz so I am lucky if it stays on long enough to read a post let alone write one.

This is what we have been up to...
-Enjoying every ray of sunshine possible , soaking in spring, staying outside until dinner, catching ladybugs

-Preparing for the 2nd birthday party for the Cub. I made him this outfit (oliver + s playsuit in brown linen) and crown for his gala. The oliver + s pattern was so simple and it is so cute, I sure wish they had more boy patterns! The only thing is, he will not wear or let me get near him with either one. He sees them and states in a very nonchalant way "Don't wanna" this is usually followed by me convincing him how awesome the outfit is all the while him believing one word I say. I have decided to embroider a tiny owl on it and give it a go because he loves owls. I also have some beyond cute acorn buttons that have yet to be sewn on so heres hoping that the final product will be a little more enticing to his particular sense of style.

This is the house that I am hoping and praying with all of my being that we are able to buy. There are some stipulations to the sale and some problems that we do not know the full extent of. I am hell bent and determined to do everything in my power to make it ours. We walked (without permission but it is empty) and fell in love. It had such great energy and I have always wanted a yellow house so it must be fate! Some positive house buying vibes sent my way would be much appreciated.

I have been reading these books:
(Homeschooling : take a deep breath--you can do this! by Terrie Lynn Bittner.
The well-adjusted child : the social benefits of homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole.Teach your own : the John Holt book of homeschooling / John Holt, Patrick Farenga.)
and seriously considering homeschooling, it feels right. Today at the park we met another homeschooling family who invited us to an event next week, it will be nice to talk to other women who have been doing it for a while. I never thought I would be a homeschooler but it really feels like it is what is right for us. We will see! Any other book or resource suggestions would be great!

I missed last weeks "this is" chosen by Dees from Daisy in Lala Land so here it is..
This is my unconditional, passionately loved and favorite book... I have changed my mind a few times since I knew what the topic was, it is really hard for me to choose I have so many favorites but here is one that makes me cry everytime I read it and I think I will always be able to relate to it now that I am a mother it is a heart felt book and the story behind the book is so moving also.
I also love, Oh The Places You'll go and Everything is Illuminated but if I listed those that would be more than one.
I have been tagged coming next along with some fun birthday goodies found on etsy!

Monday, April 21, 2008

This is my latest discovery

I am loving this Built by Wendy pattern, it is so easy and cute! I have had it sitting in my drawer for a while and just finally got to it. I sure wish I would have got to it sooner so I could have an entire collection by now but I am getting started. Knit Owl chose this "this is" weeks theme. I have been so sick for a couple for weeks now and was so happy to feel better just in time for Earth Day, one of my favorite days of the year. The festival was Earthy as always and there is nothing better than a good drum circle...

My little Cub is turning 2 soon and getting ready for his Woodland Friends party is taking up most of my crafty free time. He is oh so excited yelling "Owl Party, Yea" every time anything about a birthday is mentioned. I must admit I am getting a little excited my self! The beginning of the invitations ...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

First Sewing Project


The needle


The product and pride (both his and mine)
We had such fun making this little pachyderm together. He wants to sew everything now, time to set up his own sewing basket. I can't wait to see the things he creates!

Monday, April 7, 2008

This is..

my Knick Knack/Jewelery Box or boxes I should say.....

a peek, my favorite bird necklace, pasta bracelet made in preschool, and other lovelies that I rarely wear.
The newest edition, a thrifted bird container. I can't wait to fill it up!
Thanks Anastasia for choosing this weeks "This is".
One day I will do this post on time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I am working on it!

I have a few works in progress. I get bored with things before I finish, start five new things and never finish any of them. I always have something to do though. This is some evidence of my crafting ADD. 1) a pocket for a sling bag I am working on from my own pattern 2) a blanket from Stitch n Bitch I am knitting and have been knitting a little (very little) at a time since I was pregnant with the Cub, I may finish it by his 2nd birthday. 3) Day of the week dish towels, I am not loving the way she is coming out, my beginning embroidery is not doing her cuteness any justice. Not pictured, I have started Built by Wendy 3835 and Simplicity 3507. I also have some fabric waiting for me to cut it up to be a quilt, I am dying to work on this Cathedral Window Quilt with instructions on Hyenas in Petticoats. Some day I will finish everything and not know what to do with my evenings, right?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008