Saturday, April 19, 2014


Happy Easter!!!

I love the day when we celebrate that Jesus is alive!!!  I hope you do to!

I don't usually go all out and buy a new Easter outfit for church but for some reason this year I thought I would make a new skirt.  Well, that didn't happen.  Actually, it half happened.  I had the skirt halfway made and I was disgusted that I had to make it so big just to fit me, so I put it away until I can cut 4 inches off it.  I know that doesn't make any sense but nobody said that I always have to be rational. (But check out that truly invisible, invisible zipper.  Love those invisible zippers.  The seam looks a little wonky because I haven't ironed it yet.)  So for this Easter it's going to be my trusty black pants and hopefully a springy looking shirt. That will be a little hard to find since my wardrobe is mostly black, white, and denim.  I might be making a trip to the mall today.

I hope your Easter Sunday is full of joy while celebrating the holiday.

He is risen!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Deer & Doe Plantain T-Shirt

I found some knit fabric on sale at and so I had Brie choose 4 of them that she liked so I could make her some simple t-shirts.  This is a pattern from Deer & Doe called the Plantain T-Shirt.  It can be downloaded for free at the link.  I made it a little longer than the pattern so she can wear it with leggings.

Editorial comment:  I know that it's really popular to wear leggings right now, but please have a shirt that covers your rear end for the sake of everyone walking behind you at the mall.

This knit was not very good quality which made it very difficult to work with but I think it turned out just fine.  I'm looking forward to using the other knits because they seem like better quality, but first I'm going to make a skirt for Easter.  I'll post more when I have more done.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Crochet. Create

My daughter has a Zibbet shop now where she sells her crochet.  It's called Crochet. Create.  I'm not biased or anything, but she does a really great job.  She's sold quite a bit locally and everyone really loves the items that she makes for them.  She's sold several hats and a couple of blankets.  Lots of grandma's have bought these sock monkey hats for their granddaughter's American Girl doll.  Aren't they adorable?  She has them in all sizes from doll size all the way to adult sizes.  One of my friends bought a sock monkey hat for her granddaughter for Christmas and when the rest of the family saw the hat they all wanted one!  I'm sure that's a sight to see them all walking through the mall together.

American Girl Doll Pink/Grey Sock Monkey Hat

She's working on some clothes for the dolls also.

This is one of the hats she just finished making.  It's already sold but she has it as a 'made to order' listing in her shop.  The flower took her an hour to make!

Made to Order Flower Hat

Thanks for humoring me while I show off what Brie has been up to.  Now if she would just do her geometry with as much enthusiasm as her crochet...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hi again!!

Wow!  It's been a long time since I've blogged but it's time for me to get started again.  A lot has happened in the time that I've been away.

  1. My son went away to college.
  2. My daughter is now homeschooled.
  3. We have a new church.
  4. I uncovered my sewing machine.

Okay, so not a lot has really happened.  I've been working on a few things and learning a few new skills, so I decided it was time to dust off the computer (my daughter's computer) and start posting on the blog again.  If anyone actually reads this, I hope you realize that I do this just because I want to and not because I  think I have so much awesomeness to share with the world.

We still have some snow here but more and more of the grass is showing.  I know that I can be impatient but I'm really looking forward to the day when the grass is green again.  It's been a hard winter.  Although the weather doesn't look bad in this picture, it's only 22 degrees outside.  I also realized from this picture that I need to get the rust off the eaves this spring.  Funny how you don't notice some things until you see it in a picture.

I have some posts floating around in my mind right now so I'll be back regularly.  In addition to my projects, God has been teaching me so much lately and I'll have a few posts about that, also.  I can't say that I'll follow a schedule for posting because I'm just not a very structured person, but I will be back regularly now.  I'm most excited about the sewing that I have in the works so of course I have to share lots of pics of that.

Be back soon!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Please forgive me while I take some time off to enjoy my summer.  We don't have any big plans for the summer.  We're just taking it easy at home and I'm really loving it!

Brie has been a little bored so she decided to crochet Claire a little skirt.  I'm not sure that Claire is very happy about it, but it sure makes a cute picture.

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