Small Gifty

Posted by on Jan 26, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My friend Amy celebrated a birthday last week. Her two kiddos are about the same ages as mine, and we get together at least once a week to let the kids play together and have some time to talk. We’ve become quite good friends over the last two years; in addition to having kids the […]


Posted by on Jan 24, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

These stockings were decidedly not hung by the chimney with care this past Christmas. They laid on the back of the couch like they have every year since we moved into this house. We have a great fireplace here, but no mantle. I have mental plans for exactly what it will look like, but I […]


Posted by on Jan 17, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some things just take you a lot longer than you think they will. I started this quilt for the toddler when he was a baby. And I finished it about two years later, just before Christmas, just in time to wrap it up and put it under the tree. I’m thrilled to report that it […]

Dressing up our couch – A free pillow sham pattern

Posted by on Jan 13, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We used to have a lovely, comfy, denim couch at our house. Now that we’ve had it for a while, moved it with us once, and introduced it to two little boys? We have a well worn and well loved denim couch. And while it may be well worn, I figure it should still get […]

Out of respect for the mud room

Posted by on Jan 8, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We moved into the house we live in now just over 2 and a half years ago when I was seven months pregnant with the toddler. We had to move fast, but had had a long time to look at houses. When the time to actually buy came along, it came down to two places. […]

Spare Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Late this past fall I participated in a rather cool swap that was organized by Juliette of Chickpea Sewing Studio. Each participant was asked to send 24 five inch squares of quality fabric in along with a self addressed, stamped envelope. Juju was kind enough to sort all those squares so that everyone got back […]

Strengthening my resolve

Posted by on Jan 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

That’s two of my favorite people enjoying sledding together on a very cold day a while back. They had so much fun! And while I missed out on sledding in our front yard, I did get to take some pictures of them and hold a really great baby. We’re slowly coming out of the holiday […]