Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint with Water

Remember these books??

I thought they would be a fun and fabulous easy intro to painting for my boy, but I forgot how each page tends toward a brownish green soaking mess. Ah well, he has fun and that's the point right?

If you are on a quest, as I was, I found these books at the dollar store.

I have also picked up a paint with water book that, instead of the dots, has a "pallet" on each page. This still would require a regular brush cleaning in the water jar though which, I'm pretty sure, is not something my little artist is yet prepared to do. Again, fun times are what count!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Skirt!

Fabric: An RJR Fabric from the collection "Everything But The Kitchen Sink"
Pattern: The Yard-Sale Wrap Skirt, From the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross

I am in love with this fabric. The collection this material stems from seems to be made up of 1930's reproductions. It has created a new love in me for vintage reproduction fabrics.

I just found this pic of what is, I guess, a piece of an RJR reproduction fabric - Amazing right?!?
And this Flickr group, of 30's and 40's vintage reproduction fabric related pics, shows a little more of the goodness I'm talking about.

Just what this mama needs...more fabric to love!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Remembering those whose lives were taken
Remembering those whose lives were given
Remembering those whose lives were changed
Remembering those whose loves were lost

A tragic time,
Where, in the aftermath, the strength and beauty of people shined through.
We all grieved together ten years ago.
And today,
We remember.


Friday, September 9, 2011

{This Moment}

{This moment} is inspired by Soulemama, and beautifully done by so many. It reveals a moment from our week that is special enough to stand alone, without need for expression, or explanation.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Small Object

I heart our Postlady & I heart The Small Object!
They combined their efforts to give me a sensational mail day yesterday.

These 2 little wooden sewing needle cases I ordered arrived and YAY(!), Even cuter than I imagined!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yarn Along

Thank you to Susannah Conway , for her brilliant idea of The August Break - which I joined in briefly for until even that became more than my slow, sleep deprived brain could handle.
We've been a busy household packing and planning, drinking mad amounts of coffee, learning to eat food, learning to sit all by oneself, getting haircuts, and of course, NOT sleeping. Forgive me, but in 3 weeks time my blogging will, once again, become somewhat here and there. I am at the mercy of the internet cafe as of September 24th, while our little family jets off until mid-january. On the up-side, being that we'll be wandering about in new, unfamiliar territory, things may get a little more interesting around here...

This week I am joining Ginny over at Small Things in sharing what's on the hook, and what's being read.

There. Now you know, I have a not-so-secret love for adolescent reads. Oh yes, that means Narnia, Harry Potter, The Airborne series, and um hmmn, even a little bit of team Edward. Mockingjay is the third and final book in the Hunger Games series. I've knocked these books back pretty quickly for someone who has not had the capacity to read ANYTHING outside of a blog post, or very brief magazine article since 2 months into her second pregnancy.

The blanket is for my youngest son. I started knitting it maybe 3 days before his birth, took it all out about a month ago, and started crocheting it. I don't know why, I just did. I really hoped it would be finished before we left, but now I just hope it's finished before he's 10 (he is currently at the 6 month mark). :)