Making a list to beat the winter blues

Winter has been getting me down, so I have been trying to cheer myself up in little ways. In between watching cheesy Hallmark Holiday made for t.v.-a thons, crocheting little Santa bellies (see below) for my coffee cups, and immersing myself as much as possible into my children’s lives and activities, I still can’t help … Continue reading

Feature Friday #1

Something I have been wanting to do for a while is feature other Etsy artisans and shops on here…and help people find some hidden gems as well. So I am going to do just that, and since it’s almost Friday, I will make Friday my official “Etsy Feature Friday”. First off I want to tell you about Kthy’s Kreations on Etsy, … Continue reading

Reindeers, Santas, and Strawberries

I am really excited about my 1 year old’s 1st pictures with Santa…mostly because he will be wearing this: It’s so cute with little antlers, a big squishy red nose, and button eyes.  I took him to the store the other day and have gotten so many oohhs and ahhs already.  I know there are store-bought versions, but it’s … Continue reading

A Family Tradition: Creepy, Yet Fun House Elves

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Trees, lights, presents, candy canes, letters to Santa… oh and yes, I almost forgot, time to be creative and hide this slightly creepy, and sometimes inconvenient elf every single night: That’s Kirby BTW.  He’s our house elf and he’s  hiding on our ceiling fan above our dining room table watching us … Continue reading

Of Cozies and Christmas Ornaments

We are now edging towards 3/4ths of the turkey coma shopping weekend.  Have you survived?  I was actually beginning to think I dropped off the face of the earth, but lo and behold, I sold four of these in 1 day: These are great because they are so portable.   Just drop them in your purse, briefcase, or backpack and … Continue reading

I’m Still Alive…and Knitting

Happy Thanksgiving all!  It’s been a while…finding time to update a blog is harder than I thought.  I have kids…enough said   Here’s what I have been up to the past couple of months: I recently finished another great pattern from Carina Spencer!  I am scouring online to find the next perfect shade I want this in.  … Continue reading

Have Scarf, Will Travel?…

Finished the pink herringbone scarf today, despite many interruptions, ie. children, phone ringing, dogs barking, boy scouts at the door selling popcorn (did buy popcorn ), vacuum cleaner sales person (did NOT buy), dinner, etc…I even managed some laundry! It is quite lovely if I do say so myself: I was using the Jarbo Duo Swedish … Continue reading

First post

So this is my first official blog!  Yay!  Quite a landmark event for me, and I hope to get better at it as time goes.  Right now I know I am shouting down an empty corridor, but hopefully that will change!  So grateful to all the nice folks at Etsy for all their help and … Continue reading