Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Hi Everybody! I just got my new labels. I LOVE them! They are so tiny and sweet. Mandy did the logo in Photo shop for me...thanks yet again, M! Better go...Fin's eating dog food.

Friday, April 25, 2008

One Sock

Hi Everybody! This is my first completed sock ever! Graham was wearing it around for a bit today. Aren't the colors cute? I had so much fun making it and am almost finished with the second one. I understand now why socks are all the rage! They are so fun to make. I bought the yarn from Knit Picks. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hangin' with the kids

I think it's so funny how when I sit on the floor it only takes the kids 1 second to notice and they're all tackling and climbing on me. I always brace myself and get ready for the hog pile. I know that will be one of the things I will miss when they're older.

Ann's I Spy Pillow Creation

Hi Everybody! You have to take a look at Ann's blog. She did this great pillow I think all kids should have. What a great baby gift! I bet my 6 year old would even love it if his 2 favorite things were in it...coins and animals.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Brynn in her flower hat

Hi Everybody! Sorry it's been a while...I've been having trouble with my computer and it's been so nice out I haven't been too sad about it. :) We have waited so long ...spring is finally here. Thank the Lord!

Here's Brynn in her flower hat. This is one of my favorite hats...the flower was so fun to make. The beading is my favorite part. You can see her priceless curls peaking out. Thanks for the pic Kristen!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My nieces

This is Yemi in her hat. She was outside playin' with Graham when I took this. She's our 7 year old (she would say "almost 8!") budding fashion designer. Her sketches are amazing! She loves to use as many colors, patterns and textures that she can. Gavin loves when she sits next to him and draws...he's in heaven when that happens.

And this is Elly in her hat. When she came over it didn't have a flower yet...I wanted to see the hat on her first. I couldn't find one I liked until I raided one of my bouquets on my fireplace. I guess no silk flower is safe as long as it's in my reach.

Elly is amazing. She's 12 now...I can't believe it. It feels like yesterday that her whole self would fit right on me for a snuggley nap. Now, she's darn near 6'0 and towers over all of us except her Daddy...watch out Lateeph, you're next!!! Elly is an amazing reader. She devours book after book and is quite the writer too. We went to one of her plays and now Graham runs around the house singing one of the songs. So cute!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Julie and Virginia

I love when Moms and Dads send me pictures like this!!! Here's Julie and Baby Virginia. Aren't they both gorgeous? Sometimes I go to my blog just to see the pictures again (and again). I love seeing these sweet, tiny human beings wearing a hat I made for them. I'm proud. :)

Friday, April 11, 2008


Here's Kate in her hat. Her Mom sent me this picture; thank you Jamie! It's my favorite, favorite thing to see the cutie-pies in what I've made. Doesn't she look adorable?
Look at those cheeks...

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I made these coasters yesterday for my girlfriend who eloped recently. I LOVE them! Anthony said they were very "Grandma-ish" and that he didn't think she would like them (I can always count on him for the truth even when I don't want to hear it). I must be out of touch because I don't think they're old fashioned at all. The fabrics out there now are so beautiful. From start to finish I did 6 in one nap time. Perfect for a last minute gift. Just don't ask my husband if he likes them. :)

I got the idea from my friend Ann. She's a great sewer and always comes up with cute ideas. She's in Wisconsin now so I miss seeing all her projects.

Busy making hats...

I've been very busy making hats for a special project I'm doing. I love these two. They are so tiny and sweet. I can just picture two perfect little babies wearing them in the hospital. Newborn Baby Girl hat
Newborn Baby Boy Hat

Friday, April 4, 2008

Graham and Jayden

Mandy took these the other day at her house. I absolutely love them! Jayden and Graham have such a special bond. They're like siblings. They play, take care of each other, fight, laugh, protect each other...it's the sweetest thing. Mandy and I hope it'll last forever, but we know we may be asking for too much :)

Yeah for Spring!

Fin and I with my new spring hair cut. I highly recommend it. It felt great :)

Jayden's hat

Tenley's spring hat

I am so relieved and giddy that spring is here. I even chopped my hair! It seems everyone around me is cutting their hair and I got the bug. It's a nice change. My husband wasn't too excited about it though. :) Oh well. Good thing it's my hair to do with what I want!

It's so bright and cheery in our house this morning. I have the door to the deck open and Fin keeps coming in and out. He's babbling in pure delight. Hope you all get to enjoy your Friday and this beautiful weather.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

More of Mandy's Magic...

Mandy took this pic the other day while I was in the kitchen with the other kiddos. She and Fin disappeared for only a few moments. Isn't she amazing? I have absolutely no idea how she got him to sit there. He needs to hang out in the laundry room more often so I can have some inspiration to get all the heaps of laundry done.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Mandy's Art

Here's some of Mandy's latest. Once again I'm tickled to have a small part in Mandy's work. Isn't she adorable dancing around like that? Kids are so fun to create for! They make art come alive. On second thought, they are the art and we just add to it. Have a great day....

Gav's Button Hat

I did this hat in the fall. I was bummed because before I could get a picture, it disappeared. Anthony found it recently when he was cleaning out a closet. It's amazing how many lost treasures we find when our closets get cleaned out.

For all you knitters....I expanded on an idea from Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats book. I did her pattern for Fin first and then incorporated some of my ideas to this hat. I love how one creative thought can trigger so many more. It's exciting!