Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
thank you for putting up with this brief interruption and i promise to resume with the crafty blogging tomorrow!
Monday, October 27, 2008
it is CaRnIvAl time again!! to celebrate i lovingly stitched up this tiny tote and will send it off to one lucky person at the end of the week! the outer is 100% cotton in a beautiful tree print~ the bag is lined with organic cotton and has a handy pocket inside. it is the perfect size for little ones to carry their favorite toy, a tasty snack or any treasures they pick up while out and about. the button "leaves" have been securely sewn on and are backed with hemp fleece to keep them in place.
esme' (that is her modeling this sweet little tote in the photo above) would like to contribute to this giveaway too. to win simply leave a comment on this post and tell us a little bit about who you would give this tote to~ you must live in the united states to enter. we will randomly choose a winner at lunchtime on friday october 31st (halloween!!) and based on your comment esme' and i will pick out some random goodies to put in the tote before we send it along! please make sure i can contact you via your blog or e-mail, in case you win. good luck and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
okay, if you know me in real life you are probably peeing in your pants with hysterical laughter right now. the truth is i am not organized. i am the exact opposite, in fact. i want to be organized. i try to be organized. as far as my fabric stash is concerned it is kept in bags (i am talking garbage bags here), boxes and random stacks on my sewing table. yesterday i took a look at this cluttered mess and decided that the organized thing to do was get myself some totes and round up every piece of fabric in the house and place it neatly in said totes. so that is what i did. i packed up my little ones and drove to shop-ko and found perfect, clear so i can see all the contents, containers. and they were buy one get one free! i already have one tote filled with fabric and put away. i did not, however, color coordinate it... that just freaks me out! baby steps...
as for the second tote, it is currently full of kids. apparently that is the best seat in the house for movie watching.
i spent this morning sewing for a special giveaway~ here is a little sneak peek! come visit me in the morning for details!
Friday, October 24, 2008
GROSGRAIN MINI STORE OPENING NOVEMBER 6!!!! AND BIG PREVIEW GIVEAWAY!!!!
anyway, here is the information you would have learned from our vlog had it been successful:
we visited the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and she believes that niko's arm will heal very nicely with no surgery. she will go back in three weeks for more x rays to make sure it still looks okay. they decided to not cast it, so she will just wear the sling for 5-6 weeks. she is still really sore but it is getting better each day so that is good.
she was given a doctor's note excusing her from school the rest of this week and from PE for 6 weeks. we had a great idea to try to get the doctor to also write a note saying that niko was unable to wear her school uniform for 6 weeks, but that was a no go. so she will be returning to school monday, wearing her sling and uniform. the school counselor is going to assign a "buddy" to help her during the day since she cannot use her arm at all. this person will follow her from class to class, carry her books and help her get her lunch. niko, of course, is mortified like any 12 year old girl would be!
she is very upset that she cannot play her bass clarinet for several weeks. she said that is the very worst part of being injured. that and not being able to hold her baby brother.
the picnic table performance is apparently her last. she said she will not be doing any pretend hannah montana shows ever again. we'll see.
we also found out from the orthopedic doctor that niko is going to be very tall. she is 5'6" right now and we were told that her growth plates are nice and open and she likely has another 3 years of growing ahead of her. the doctor guessed that she will be 5'9- 5'10". lucky girl! i am 5'3" *sigh*
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
yours this sunny afternoon,
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
this is o-wool balance in teal and pink.
i knit a pixie hat for niko. she wanted a hat just like harper's. she requested natural yarn which surprised me a little (okay, a lot!) considering the amount of brightly colored wool that fills this tiny house of ours. but the off white merino actually knit up beautifully and she loves her hat too.
moving on from noggins to finger tips, i cast on mittens tonight!
they are knitting up super fast... and super cute! and while browsing patterns on raverly this evening i decided that very soon i will take a break from kid knitting and knit some mittens for mama... i deserve it!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
i should mention that the baby's gender will be unknown until he/she makes a grand entrance into the world~ i know, i know, i could have picked a more gender neutral color. for some reason this is the skein of yarn that seemed to be calling to me though... a sign that a baby boy is coming? i guess we will soon see!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
and the virginia creeper vines that were the back drop for the photos in my last post are turning more and more scarlett every day! i wish that red could stay through the entire season.
but, unfortunate for us, they love pumpkin too!
Friday, October 03, 2008
i am notorious for completeing a project like this and then letting it sit for weeks and weeks waiting for just the right buttons. but not this time~ i found these pretty little wood buttons at the fabric store and knew they would be just perfect...
and they are!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
- the kids have a short school week, no school on thursday or friday. yippee!
- i won something!!