Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jen's hat

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for. Each of the things that are wonderful in my life add up to this big, peaceful feeling I have in my heart. What a gift it is to have our health and each other.

I love all the noises and commotion of having everyone over. All decided to sleep over so we had 12 people sleeping in our house at once. Anthony and I love when each room in the house is being slept in. That's a successful get-together!

Today Fin woke at 5:30 a.m. I decided be productive with this new found time that I have. I'm proud of my good spirits this early in the morning!Jen's hat...she has a matching scarf too, but I sent it off to Fargo without taking a picture of it. Opps....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I love this picture!!/kids' hats

It's late but I can't stop!! I had to share these pics Anne sent me of her kids. This is the first time I've seen her little boy...he's so cute! His eyes look so expressive, don't they? What adorable kids....

Baby Chase

Here's Chase with his big sister and brother in the hospital. I love how sweet both Jayden and Jake look just spending some time with their new brother. Mandy said the nurses at Mercy Hospital visited my blog after seeing Chase's hat. :) I hope the Birdwell's can get some sleep today since I hear Chase was up ALL NIGHT. Good thing he's soooo cute.....


Hi Everyone! Here's Addy in her hat. Look at those eyes...unbelievable. Thanks for sharing Lauren!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


These hats are for 2 year old twins who live in St. Louis, MO. I sat down at the health club for a couple minutes to work on them and I met quite a few new friends 75 and over. :)

For Tara's little girl...

The new owner of this hat is a brand new big sister. I hope she likes the hat. It's gotten a couple oooohs and aaahs...gotta love Amy Butler fabrics!

Leah's hat and scarf

This hat is for Leah. We met and craft weekend. Aren't those ladies nice to keep me in business? :) This button is from my friend, Becky. It's vintage and I just love it. You should have seen my Mom's face when I showed her the finished product. I was so proud since I made up the scarf pattern. She said, "Do they want that color?!?" I thought that was funny. This color is so great on brunettes. Leah, send me a pic :)

Jayden's new hat

Here's Jayden's new hat. Mandy and I picked out the color together to match her winter coat. I brought it over and she was wearing this adorable yellow shirt. Of course Mandy took pictures right away since the timing was so perfect.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ava and Sam in their hats

These two are so precious...even more so in person. Thanks for sharing Maria!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Addy's Hat

I, once again, am sorry for the blurry picture! Here's Addy's hat. I can't wait to see her in it. Her Mom, Lauren, is good friends with my cousin, Kellei. We all connected via Facebook. Thanks Lauren! I hope Addy likes it. :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jenny's Hat

Happy Wednesday Everybody,

This hat is for Jenny. She's Mandy's cousin and we see each other a couple times a year for craft weekend. She gave me an idea of what colors she was looking for and I came up with this. I better send it quick or I might keep it for myself....

Busted Again!

Look at that guilty face.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Women's Hat

I love this hat. It makes me feel better about winter.

Sam and Ava's New Sets

Sam's Pink Set
Sam's Brown Set
Ava's Pink Set

I get crabby dealing with scarves on kids. They seem to drag on the wet, dirty ground or disappear. My boys also like to use them as lassos...not great when they get their victim around the neck. :)

I asked Ava and Sam's Mom if we could try neck warmers instead. They are "in" this year so it's good timing. I can't wait to see them in their new stuff. Thanks Maria!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I know patience is a virtue...

This is the new thing at our house. I leave the room. Fin hops up on the island and jumps in the sink. He's up there so quick and quiet...he must be hopping and jumping. He's so proud of himself every single time. I know I shouldn't wish this stage of his life away. There are so many adorable things he does and he's so darn cute! However, I'm starting to understand how Moms feel under-appreciated or like their kids are ungrateful. How could a child begin to comprehend what we go through to raise them? There's no way Fin will know that all-day every-day from age 1 to age 2, I was his personal life guard. That's why we need our girlfriends (or as my husband says "the hens").

A sincere and heart-felt THANK YOU to all my hens.... :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Look at this sweetheart! I love the one eye peeking out and the bubbles on her little lips....priceless!
So cute! Thanks for sharing, Anne.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

More of Ava and Pres

I know this picture doesn't have one of my hats in it, but seriously?!?! Even the shoes match! What beautiful ladies...
I would love a rock like this in our yard. We had one as kids and it was the focus of our yard. We'd play on it for hours.
I can't get over the shoes in this family! And I loooove them with the outfit. I don't have that kind of vision. Pres is such a soft soul. She'll have such a great balance because her sister will teach her how to hold her own!
Ava and Pres

Have you ever seen this?

At our craft weekend some of the scrappers had Mac computers. This feature comes included. It's like when you were a kid at those county fairs in front of those trick mirrors. Remember those? This picture is quite creepy of me...I almost peed my pants...I could not stop laughing! Mandy said she was at Costco with her kids and tried it giggling on and on. I highly recommend it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Good Morning everybody,
I've already had quite a morning so I needed to sneak up to my craft room to escape and show you all this picture. Isn't she beautiful? Look at that skin!!! She's absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing Momma Maria!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A nice surprise...

I thought it was great when Mandy mentioned to me that one of my hats made the front page of Baby Grand's website. I love this picture! I think we would all be happier if we could grab our toes and stretch like that every morning.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Hats

Hi Everybody! Here's some more hats I've just finished. Have a great weekend!

Anika's Hat
Jodi's hat
Quinn's hat
Cooper's hat