Friday, November 18, 2011

Cook Along!!!

If you have a chance... I know this is a late notice... but please follow my friend Ruth's cook along, those recipes are delicious!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting ready to create...

I have a new breath of creativity with the Holidays arriving. I need to make most of Victoria's Christmas presents this year due to our recent move and money being a bit tight at the moment, so I've been scouring the internet for toy ideas that I could make.

I will be making bean bags of different kinds, and a few plushies, and hopefully some wooden toys if I can borrow a jigsaw.
I have to share my pinterest inspirations!
Pretty Stars!
Little gnomes

A soft rabbit

And some ribbon rings to wave around!

I am also making up some matrioshka dolls and deer plushies to sell at a few stores in the city if everything goes well. Or at the very least in my etsy store which has been so sad and empty for the longest time!

Hope you are being crafty for your Christmas!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I received my package from my FRIENDS swap that I was participating, and Leonie from Kiwi at Heart truly put me to shame. Her package was so thoughtful and cute! I certainly hope she appreciates what I sent, although I do feel like handling a baby while making her things led me to put a lot less attention to packaging and presentation that she did.

Here is what I got!
The supremely adorable wrapping job... road maps!!
Baby has to learn to love hats, but with the cold coming it will happen fast! Soooo cute on her!

Crochet hats for mommy and baby, the colors are not the same as they appear in this picture though.

The sock monkey Victoria stole from me right out of the package... She loves this sock monkey so very very much.

Adorable hoop sewing kit!!!

Inches fabric and trim... I love the idea!

Our first ornament... I love it!

Owl journal and pen... I think I need to start jotting down all my ideas in here!

Tissue holder... I think this is the most adorable thing, going in the diaper bag now!

And a last shot of the sock monkey and Victoria's reaction to me asking her if I could have it. What do you think she was saying?

Friday, November 4, 2011

This Moment....

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ( Inspired by Amanda Soule of SouleMama)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I made something!!!

Things have been pretty much too busy with the move and starting work again to create much, however my little one decided otherwise.

With Halloween upon us I had found a cute little lion vest that I figured would keep her nice and warm and would allow me to get away from making the costume myself since things are so erratic at the moment.
Well I managed to keep that costume on her for a total of five minutes before she started tearing it off and screaming to high heaven about the indignity of it all.
This was what she was going to wear had she let me.
I should have known better... after all she never did let me put baby hats on her, hoods or anything of the sort.
With two days left before we had to go trick or treating with our friends, I had to think up a quick costume that would not be an annoyance for her to wear.
Luckily there have been tons of cute ideas online, mostly tutus of specific colors made to look like the Queen of hearts, a pumpkin, a ghost, a scarecrow... and many others.
I absolutely adored the little ghost one, and decided to make my own.
I finished it the morning of Halloween thanks to the help of my neighbor's girls who watched Victoria for a few minutes while I busily cut fabric and wrapped tulle around an elastic band, and here is the result... I thought it wasn't too bad for a very last minute costume and Victoria let me put it on her without any crying.

Here it is, finished not a moment too soon.... I really have to learn how to photograph!

Apparently this costume was also yummy!

I hope your Halloween was as fun as ours... hopefully this was the trigger for me to start making a lot more things.