Tuesday, September 21, 2010

baby i love you

a friend of mine is having a baby today, and i made this little hat for her new little man. i hope she likes it. i found the pattern on ravelry and it links here. check out some of her other patterns.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

slip sliding away

i found this pattern a while back and really wanted a pair, but i've been a bit busy with other projects. i decided that i wanted to make something for me for a change, i know it sounds selfish and maybe it is. so i started them on monday night while the hubby played fable II on the xbox. i finished them tuesday night while he was playing rainbow six on the xbox. i didn't have time to work on them during the day, so it was strictly a project for the evening.

they fit perfect and i love them. it was nice to make something so quick, and strangely i don't feel selfish after all. hope everyone is crafting happy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

hey mr. postman

that's right i am officially postal. orientation is in two weeks, then i begin my part time gig. sorry for the delay for my thankful post, but yesterday was.....exhausting. this week has been particularly exhausting. it is very late for me, so i will get on without any further ado.


1. being an adult- my oldest is entering into that...hormonal stage in every woman's life. sometimes i forget how difficult it was to transition from a child into a woman. I'm glad I'm done with that stage in life.

2. still believing in magic- it surrounds us everywhere, don't believe me? look at the fairy below. i caught a glimpse of her at the botanical gardens.

3. having options- more changes may indeed be heading for casa de finch in the near future. it is nice to have options available.

4. the outdoors- another place that magic abounds.

5. good chocolate- my bestie invited me to a dove chocolate party a while back and the delicious chocolate makes me happy. just a piece every once in a while makes me all giddy.

6. my kids- we went to jump and jive a while back and the two younger finches were thrilled to have a picture taken with the mascot.

7. laughter- i love the sound of children laughing. this week there was much more screaming than laughing, so it is good to remember how much i like the sound of giggles.

8. family trips- at least to places we like going to. where the drive isn't too long. this was a great trip, just look at those smiles.

9. my bed- love my tempurpedic bed.

10. the wonder of a child- every once and awhile i get to see life through the eyes of a child, and it always amazes me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

what you're doing now

or as it could be titled why i haven't been doing much blogging. i'm doing a secret swap on ravelry. the theme is tea/coffee. this is the handmade/big item i am sending to my lady. sure hope she likes it..

the rollup case for crochet hooks. found the pattern here.

i filled it with hooks, yarn needles, scissors, and a retractable tape measure

the teapot and spoon clasp to close it

those danglies are crochet stitch markers, that i made.

i didn't make the beads, i bought them at oriental trading company.

aren't they cute

when i was younger i beaded all the time, and it is nice to get back to it. working with these beads has me wanting to start my lampwork bead making up.

sorry he's blurry. i just thought he was so cute he needed a picture of his own

it is a little coffee mug

this is the prototype that i made for me.
i hope you enjoy what you see i will send this and the rest of her box off tomorrow. take care and until next time....