Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ocean Breeze

The ocean was calling our names,
so we went.
It was a fun time of ocean water, sunshine, sand and fun.

We had never seen the water so blue.
Even the seals and dolphins were right next to us playing in the water.  It was AMAZING.
We can't wait to get back and do it all again.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Days are Long

The last few, well weeks have been very long and lots going on.
So many appointments and shuffling of life around.

Just as I was getting somewhere on my new afghan, I ran out of yarn.  I had to special order 20 skeins from the yarn shop and they say it will take up to 6 weeks. UGH!

So on to the next project.

I am all about making every minute count for something lately.
As I sit and wait for the boy to come out of school, or in waiting rooms I make it count with a hook and yarn.

Back to using my "what I have" deal.
I started whipping up some more crochet jars.  This time in a happy blue and white cotton yarn.

Perfect containers for organizing a fun desk space or kitchen utensils. Seeing them in front of my super green plants, I think they would make great planters too! 
Super summery and they make me smile.

I think I will do some yellow ones next.
Did anyone start a Something New project this week?  I would love to hear about it.

Friday, April 12, 2013


This week was especially full of Life.
From meetings with teachers and doctors almost everyday to school family day and book fairs.
Oh and the call from the school nurse explaining that my son was coming home with a bloody fat lip...all in a day around here.

But we did take time to enjoy the non crazy times with a lunch for two at our favorite pizza place  (which we haven't been in to sit down for over 4 years) to my first taste of real ice cream since the surgery...yeah, still not an ice cream fan but it hit the spot at the time.  I can definitely live without it in my diet.

I have stuck true to my goal for this week in making my afghan every night.  I have realized that I need 20 more skeins to finish my goal :(  I bought what they had which was 3 skeins...I am a bit short.  But I won't give up.  Maybe it will be an ombre if I can't find the rest of my color lot.

 While I crochet away my kitties fight over who gets to lay on me...
Winner is...

and poor fatsy takes second place by laying quietly above me on the back of the couch.

Hopefully the pool guy comes today so we can go swimming tomorrow.  It will be a nice way to kick off our weekend.
Happy Friday all!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vintage Marketplace Sale

Shop Vintage Marketplace this month and save 20% off all orders over $25.

Lots of supplies and vintage, and dolls to choose from.

Come take a look and I can always combine shipping all you have to do is contact me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Something New

There is a lot going on in life and to bring down the anxiety I feel these days I have opted for a new goal each week.
To focus on fun and make my mind relax a bit, I have taken on trying something new each week.
Something new as in teaching myself or taking a class on something I have never had time to learn.
Or even as far has trying a new beauty treatment or cooking yes I said cooking.

This weeks goal is something I have never tried.  I have started a full size afghan for my Queen size bed.
I have never had the patience or time to devote to such a large project and my ADD in crafting would never allow enough attention to one item.
But I am determined to relax every evening and stitch away.
I decided on a lovely yarn titled appropriately enough, Breath of Blue by Waverly Yarns.
It is a soft washable yarn just perfect for the bed.
Speaking of my bed.  Here is a shot my husband captured this morning.  My fatsy and I asleep.
This is why I need a washable yarn, my bed is fatsy's bed.

Have a great Tuesday, go out and try something new.

Monday, April 8, 2013


It is a cold rainy day here.
Way out of the ordinary for our town, so I am out to enjoy it.

Maybe I will get some more of this wonderful golden and softest ever, Waverly yarn and sit and crochet for the afternoon as the rain comes down.
My kitty seems to have snuggled into my favorite lap blankie ever and fall fast asleep

I will be back tomorrow with more.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Doll Art

Finally returned from a publisher.
My Art doll is back and up for grabs in my Vintage shop.

I am taking a few days to get back on track.
After having the boy off school and grandma here, I need a few days to get back in the groove of things.
See ya Monday.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

All Smiles

Perfect Spring day.
We played, we rode bikes and made friends at the park.
Aah, to be a kid and make friends so easily.  Wanna play? okay, and off they go.