Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hangin' or climbin'

Howdy all!
I've made nothing this week! Nothing. Well, I did make supper a few times this week, muffins, cookies, bread. So I guess I did make something, but there is not much left to show for it, but a bigger middle! :}
TO give you something to look at, I present Rafael, the tree climber.

Look in the middle of the tree. He's wearing blue.

Now look up. Waaaay up. Middle to the top....

Monkey to be sure.
He's not just a tree climber, he's a runner. They have Cross Country at school for a month. Every run around the block is a kilometer. Every kilometer, you get a stick. Every 10 sticks, you get a ribbon. Last year, his goal was 100. He made it to 60. We started late. This year, he was ready. We go 4 mornings a week. (I just started running 2-3 kilometers, 3 days a week with him or I should say, I run with Neve)
He runs an average of 4-5 per morning. Then there are 3 gym classes a week where he runs some more in the field. This boy has run over 10 K a day a few times in the last week. He is now at 75K and is so proud of his ribbons. He spent the evening lining up his ribbons from last year and the ribbons from this year on the floor. He only needs 25 more to get his 100! And there are 7 running days left! Plus, he is attending the area meet on Tuesday. I hope they count the 5 K for that! He will be over the moon to get his 100 ribbon. And I will too. He's worked so hard for it. Getting ready early in the morning to get there on time.
Bless him. I'll keep you posted.


Monday, September 26, 2011

mittens mittens!

On Saturday, I kept sneaking to my very messy sewing room and happily made mittens. Yes, mittens. out of wool sweaters. On a most Awesome warm day of Autumn.

The pattern is from Warm Fuzzies from Betz White. I made a batch last year here I moved the thumb over a little towards the outside of the hand. It just sits a little better.

After a few scores of wool sweaters this summer, I just had to make something out of them.

I look forward to many more combinations of sweaters.

But not the cold days of winter!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

lego pouch

Happy Saturday! I just spent the morning, cleaning my kitchen/living room after hosting 4 extra sailors for the past week! let me say, it feels good to have a moment to do such.
here's a quick pouch for a bday present. The kids like to take their lego mini figurines around with them. this way, they can hook it to their pants and off they go....

And in other good news....
I won the monthly blog giveaway at Soft Earth Art last month.

What a treasure to own something that was created lovingly by Marie. All of her work exudes magic.

And I just LOVE the acorns. Our acorns don't look like this.

That brings me to an idea or wish I've had for sometime now.... An acorn trade. Wouldn't it be cool to have some acorn tops from a different tree than grows in your neighbourhood? I've only found the one kind around here.
Anyhow, This wreath hangs inside where I can see it everyday. it makes me smile and warms my heart to think of it being created all the way from the other side of the world and traveling here.

Thanks Marie!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

wool felted acorns

When I put the acorn tops on the felted balls, it made me...

And then to put them in tiny dishes...


Does it make you happy!??!?!?!?!!

Have a good one.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

felt hairclips

Here's my latest style of hair clips
Felt flowers.

With different kinds of middles and stitching.

This one is my favorite!

Here are some of the clips I've done in the here
Have a good one!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Felted soap

I've been looking for a nice soap to make felted soap with. And at a reasonable price. I finally found some made of goat's milk and oatmeal. I love. it. i originally bought a bunch, tried one out and used them all up in the shower without felting them.

I found a supply again and set about to try it out.

After felting with brightly coloured wool and the dye coming out when used, I decided to go with the undyed grey wool and used a few accent colours.

To me, it looks so earthy.

To see my other ventures in wet felting soap go here

Have a good one,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

more pouches and garden bounty

How cute is this guy?

Liking his flower too!
And another one for this theme.

All together now. Not for long.

We went to our veggie garden at an aunt's house today to dig up the rest of our veggies. Quite a haul!

We had fun going, picking and eating the fruits of our planting and tending. Rafael would spend most of his time in the middle of the peas or tomatoes, eating his way though the plant! And what a great pot o soup will come out of this one! I hope it lasts to the cold weather.

Have a good one,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Purple flower pouch

In addition to these...

I have a series in my head. Here is one of them come to life:

Beautiful purple boiled wool or wool suiting. It's hard to find this stuff. I wish I had bought more.

And the hair tie flower. A few pieces of felted wool sweater and half a wool bead with french knots to keep it on.

Now, if I could only find the little piece of paper with my sketches for the rest of them... hmmmmm
Have a good one,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

waldorf doll clothes

here's a bit of what i've been sewing lately...

A cute lady bug outfit to fit a 14-18 inch doll, not just Waldorf style

And some nightgowns


Friday, September 9, 2011


This week, instead of being a human being, I've been a human doing. 1st week of school, back to creating routines, trying to sew for an upcoming show. It's been cloudy. Very cloudy. The sun popped out late yesterday and it felt like summer. I wanna soak that in.
Anyhow, all that to say, I've been making, but the sun don't shine and the pictures have not been takin'. Except these...
Something has been enjoying my basil.

And protecting it.

And these two have been making mainsail angels.

See? I have great plans for this sail. Now to take the time to do it. I must. I must.

Have a good one,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

tomatoes, tomatoes, everywhere tomatoes

Or at least some sort of juice, spluice, mess....
So, you take a few of these burners...

A few boxes of Tomatoes. This is how you buy a bushel these days. Not so romantic. Oh well, we got 2, crazy amateurs.

We blanched them, took the skins off, quartered them and boiled them again. Actually, my husband did all that before I came home from church.

With all the skins left over, he put it through a nifty puree machine to get the pulp. This was half a bushel.

My job was the jarring. Then boiled them for 90 minutes.

Here is a bit of the set up.

Nice and pretty. I hope we did it all right. It will be a tasty winter if we did.

Oh to have strength and better weather to do the rest. It was hotter and more humid than Hades last time. He wants to make sauce out of it.
have a good one,

Monday, September 5, 2011

woolen happiness

Making some of these in bright colours before the fall hits.

And cute little dishes.

Makes me....


Have a great Labour Day.