Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tales of Weaving

I was playing with a little potholder loom last autumn.  I used some of my handspun in orange to weave this little bag for a little girl who became a big sister in November.  It was met with great approval by it's recipient.

And every little bag needs a coin purse, don't you think? Especially one with a vintage button. 

Together they made a dynamic duo for the very important job of being the big sister. 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Spinning My Wheels

This past spring, I had the great good fortune to be able to take a spinning class at long last.  I'm here to tell you that I do believe I am quite addicted and I'm not one bit sorry about it.  :)

Proof of production?  I've got it.  Here are some snaps of my very first skein, from start to finish. 

There have been many projects completed in the last many months and I hope to share bunches of them with you.

In the meantime, I'm off to chase a couple of kids around for the rest of the day.

Happy Monday, Michele

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Well, hello there

It's been a year since things went quiet on here.  Sorry about the disappearing act. 

It wasn't intentional or anything.  It just happened.  As time wore on, I kept thinking I should get back here and update everyone about life and crafts and kids and such.  But then time just kept wearing on and updates kept not happening.  Eventually, I decided to wait the year before I came back.  Take a good long and more intentional break, you know?  And honestly, I'm not sure I will come back.  Or possible start fresh somewhere else with a different focus.  Or carry on here with a different focus.  Or whatever. 

It was surprisingly easy to get out of the habit of writing blog posts in my head.  As my crafting time disappeared in the early days of Isabel's life, those posts disappeared first.  And then as life got busy in the days after her birth, I didn't really want to share what we were going through.  It was a stressful period for all of us and taking the time to update was not in the cards, even if I had had the motivation to do so. 

So many pulls in so many direction brought on the final decline of post ideas.  And without post ideas, well, what does one do with a blog?  But I am thinking about things that might happen in this space again.  Ideally it would happen with regularity.  I'm not making any promises, though, because we all know what they say about good intentions and where they lead. 

For now, I'll just say hi.  How are you?  Would love to hear how your 2012 turned out.  Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know. 

Cheers, and Happy 2013. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A Family Complete

Welcome to the world, Isabel Silver.

Born December 29th at 1:52am, weighing in at 8lbs 3oz.

We'll be nesting for a while yet so don't look for a lot of posts in the next little while.

Happy 2012! From our family of four

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Festive greetings, if anyone is still checking back here these days.

We've been having a very quiet holiday season around here this year. We are also still awaiting the arrival of our guest of honour. There is still no baby girl present and accounted for at our holiday table.

But that's perfectly okay with us. With all the complications we were having in this pregnancy and the warning that we shouldn't be surprised to see her by 37 weeks (which would have been the first week of December), we count ourselves lucky that she is technically overdue as of right now.

With her due date being today, she is still firmly ensconced in her cozy space and comfy as can be. And that's all good since at this stage of the game, she's busy growing a brain. Every day extra she's in there, the smarter she's getting. Hard to complain about that. (Hard but not impossible because I really am quite tired of being pregnant. lol)

Anyway, once she's here and the holidays are behind us, regular posting will hopefully return to this space.

In the meantime, I hope you and yours are having an amazing festive season, in whatever way you like to celebrate!


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Halloween Themed Things

Since bedrest is the order of the day, I do seem to have some crafting time. And with Halloween just passed, I thought I would show what I was working on in October.

First, some skull potholders for my brother's new bachelor pad kitchen, out of the Debbie Stoller Happy Hooker book.

Then we had some Yoda ears needed for a small boy.

And for the newest member of our circle of friends, a newborn hat with monkey ears so baby Cullen had something to wear on the big day.

Hope you all had a lovely Halloween! Michele

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Skills

Callum and I have been learning some lately.

David made us two tapestry looms, one Mama-sized and one Callum-sized.

Here's what we did with Callum's on the weekend.

It's a remarkably restful and relaxing thing to do with one's hands - and the baby girl and her midwife say I have to be doing restful and relaxing things for the rest of this trimester.

So, hopefully we'll see more weaving and maybe some more crochet and knitting on here in the next little while.

Hope you're having a lovely October, Michele