Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Happy Day

Yesterday found us wandering the woods and planting seeds in celebration of Earth Day. We turned off the computer and TV for the day and entertained ourselves with nature. The wee ones painted up some flower pots and planted bean seeds and they are eagerly awaiting the little sprouts. The boys also made "best friends" with the worms we found in the compost pile. The baby enjoyed her first hike. We all picked up trash, and the boys and I made a nesting ball for the birds out of burlap and scraps of yarn and raffia. We heard the grouse, some Sandhill Cranes, watched some woodpeckers quarrelling, petted the dogs, watched bugs crawl around, and just generally had a great time together. The 3 year old also spontaneously hugged a tree which I found to be very fitting given the occasion. I hope you and yours had an equally fun day, and if not, there's always today.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone!

I'm shutting off the computer today and the wee ones and I have a full day of outside activities planned. We'll be picking up trash by the roadside, sprucing up the compost pile, and planting a few trees.

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


the bride's bouquet
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I just completed an order for a wedding party that I wanted to share. The bouquets , bouttonieres, and corsages are made entirely of vintage buttons in black, royal blue, silver, and white , and reclaimed leather. A very cool color combo, in my opinion. I hope she loves it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog Love

Hooray! One of my favorite blogs, Crafting A Green World, included some photos of my uses for sewing pattern tissue paper in today's post. Check it out here. There are some great ideas there from some really talented people.
If you're using patterns, don't forget the instruction sheets are great too. I use them for making tiny envelopes but I'm sure there are a myriad of uses for them.
Yay for repurposing!

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Unexpected beauty. This morning I awoke to find a singular white bloom on a rogue angel trumpet plant tucked in a potted plant in our dining room. The seeds had wandered there either by chance or by toddler, not sure which. We noticed a new plant growing in the pot and didn't give it much thought as weeds commonly pop up in our greenery (we set them outside whenever the weather permits and they gather hitchhikers), and then this morning there she was, a beauty in white. A very fine way to start the day.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A bitty buggy break

I took a break yesterday from the general hullabaloo that is my life and made a little woolly caterpillar for the wee lass, baby E. I used wool roving to make the body segments, each is a little felted ball, and then sewed them all together securely, knotting them between each segment. I presented the little grub to E and she immediately hoisted it to her mouth and gummed him half to death. nom nom nom


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