Saturday, November 28, 2009

4th times a charm!

I finally figured out how to make this dang hat. After 4 attempts I finally got it right!

Monday, November 16, 2009

round and round

This is the picture of a major accomplishment. This is a picture that is proof I can now knit on circular needles. I've always been so intimidated by them, but I now embrace them and love them. They are my new friends. I could not believe how fast this hat went. And all the St stitches without having to knit a row and then purl a row. This was really quite a blissful experience. I see many more bigger knitting projects in the future. Now to get over the fear of socks....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here is our new reminder of our family rules. I would give credit to where I found the inspiration for it, but I can't remember

who it was. Sorry! Anyhow, super easy to make. Canvas, cardstock, modge podge and a cricut cutter. Now we have something pretty to remind us of the things we need to be doing. It's a good thing.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween snow

For 3 days before Halloween we had nothing but heavy snow. When it had all stopped we ended up with 28 inches. Here it is at the peak of all the snow.
Two days later it all melted away for us to go trick or treating. That's Colorado for you.

Pan de Los Muertos

Yesterday we celebrated Dia de Los Muertos. It is one of my favorite holidays that is celebrated in our world. I love the joy that is celebrated in remembering those who have passed on. We made Pan de los Muertos, chicken enchiladas,pinto beans, Mexican hot chocolate and little bones made out of pretzels and marshmallows dipped in white chocolate. We talked about memories of people we love who have died, played bingo and enjoyed taking part in another culture.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

cupcake pops

A while back I saw Bakerella make these on Martha and became obsessed. Then I started hearing from a few friends how easy they were to do. I decided to try it out. The best way to learn is to teach other people how to do it. Last night I volunteered to teach a small group of ladies how to whip these up. Seeing as how I had not made these before last night, I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dia de Los Muertos

Some of the things in life that I have always loved have been the amazing folk art of Mexico and the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. This past week my littlest sister has been in town staying with me. I have found that if she has a project to focus on our lives run a lot smoother. Rather than pulling out the same old things I thought this time we would try something we've never done before. At the library I found a book about crafts for Day of the dead. In it was instructions on how to make embossed painted tin. I have always loved that! I have vintage pieces hanging in my kitchen from my Grandmother. We copied the pattern, bought the supplies and went to town. I could not be happier with the result. I'm already thinking of more ideas I want to do with these. Maybe make a set to nail into the front door or up on the clothesline? The options are endless. I think this year we will also be making a small shrine to our deceased relatives to celebrate. And of course it will include some of these. If only I had more hours in the day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lunch time

I can't even express how badly I want these. Look at that baby elephant sandwich! It's ok to spend 20 plus shipping in order to make the sack lunch cute, right?


Why can't the moments leading up to these moments be as peaceful?


I have the most amazing and talented friends EVER! Today my dear friend Elizabeth completely blew my mind by giving me a late birthday /early Christmas present. 24 itty bitty hand knitted socks. I LOVE them! A long time ago we both took a sock class. Right after we started it my baby got really sick, so I had to stop. I never learned how to knit a sock. She on the other hand went to town on them and makes them by the dozens. I had told her when we did the class that I had a goal one day of making 24 little socks to use for an advent calendar. I am still stunned that she took the time to do this and that she remembered my goal. Thank goodness for the people we have in our lives who make our existence more beautiful and enjoyable. Thank you Elizabeth!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Can I just say how much I love the randomness of ebay? Last weekend I went to a garage sale and found a walmart bag full of 80's plastic glo worms for a buck. There's nothing that great about them. They're all in pretty good condition, so I thought I would list all 15 of the separately on ebay. Here are the 2 that brought me the most money. They both went to a person in France who also purchased 3 others that I had listed. He payed 46$ for the prayer one and 26$ for the butterfly one. Plus shipping all the way to France on top of that. I am thrilled that I was able to help fulfill this persons qwest to complete their glo worm collection.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Setting the Sparrow Free!

I've been volunteering at the wild bird sanctuary for the past month. I really love helping there. Helping the birds is not something I would have thought of doing, but they really need help. These little creatures are amazing. One of the best parts of this job is setting the rehabilitated birds free. Today I came home with 10 little sparrows to let go.

Free at Last!

A little timid

Didn't want to go

Didn't leave the cage for a couple of hours

Exploring the yard

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pie Pops

Even better than cake pops

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Obsession

( yes, these are ones that I made)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fuzzy Wuzzy

With the kids being gone all week, I decided to break out the lethal felting needles and whip out this little bear. Now to decide what to do with it....

Mexican wedding

We were lucky enough to be able to attend our good friends wedding back in April. I was so inspired by the colors and artwork that we saw in the markets, that I wanted to make soemthing for them. I used the Sublime Stitching Dia de los Muertos pattern and created this piece. After 4 months, it's finally complete!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My week in Review

This past week we.... Hiked at Sylvan lake, stood where Nicholas Cage stood and did find the lost city of gold
Picked up sticks to use for walking

Climbed rock dams

made flower chains

Met a giant tortoise that was 125 years old

came face to face with a baby croc

watched a man stick his arm in a crocodiles mouth and come out ok

walked in the rain

Found an old ghost town, this is the chalk board in the school

cars left to become spider homes

beautiful orange mushrooms on the forest floor

layers of wallpaper in an old house

baby buffalo

played on a merry-go-round

went for a tractor ride
What did you do?

Friday, June 19, 2009


Sometimes I'm amazed at the things I get to see. This was my view when my car overheated today in Wyoming. Pretty eh?

Monday, May 25, 2009

To Market To Market

Market Bags made using the Jane market bag pattern. So addicting to make! These are a birthday treat for my sister. I'll be making many more and teaching it for a Super Saturday craft. So many possibilities with these!

Happy Memorial Day

My day was naked babies and yummy food, hope you had a good day as well!