Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Yesterday was the best kind of day.  When I woke up I was given this card by My Favourite Boy:

The big heart was coloured with scented ink.  But the best part was the bottom of the card: here, have a closer look:

That's love!

We had heart shaped pancakes for breakfast:

We got a new craft book at the Scholastic Book Fair:

I say "we", but really I mean me, because the kids don't know yet that I bought it:)

I was able to get some sewing time in the afternoon and made a few pretty things for my purse:

It was a great day.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Things

Our spring teaser weather has disappeared, leaving us in the cold and gray today.  I am supposed to be making doll dresses for Easter but it is hard to find the inspiration.

I am slowly getting ready for Valentine's Day; that is to say I have been playing around with my decorations.  I frou-froued with the mantle a fair bit yesterday.  I had a super early wake-up yesterday morning so puttering was really all I was good for. (Pictures are click-able to get a better view)

The decoration to the far right is new:  I made it yesterday after seeing something similar on a blog.  The internet is just full of crafty inspiration!  

Once I had my button arrangement I had to carefully take each one off and add the tiniest drop of glue before putting it back ex-ac-tly where it was before.  Once the glue dried I stitched each button on with red thread.  
The frame is a garage sale find from a few summers ago.  I got two for 25 cents each and spray painted them white.  They are actually made of wood and not resin so I think they were a really good deal. 

My blanket is growing: this thing is going to be a monster at almost 8 feet long!  I don't know how that happened, but it's too late to make changes now.  On the plus side, it will be big enough to cover two people on each end of the couch so there will be no blanket tug-of-war.

While we're looking at stripes, guess what else is new?

My Favourite Girl is learning how to knit!  There are some amazing lunch clubs at her school, and one of them is the Wooly Wednesday Knitting Club. This is her second piece, which is apparently destined to become a rug in the doll house.  The other finish has become a cape for a stuffed animal.  I keep dropping hints that if she keeps going and makes them larger she will have made a dishcloth for a gift.  She's got big plans for future makes, so I hope she keeps with it.

Thanks for visiting: soon there will be some changes to my blog so stay tuned!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I can't seem to stop the following:

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 DVD  (Original U.K. Unedited Edition) (2012) -

Watching season two of 'Downton Abbey'.  We just found out you can rent season two instead of having to wait until every Sunday at nine o'clock.  We finished it last night and are now in a sort of 'Downton post-partum'.  I guess I'll have to go back to the beginning of season 1.

Crocheting these little flowers.  They are for washing your face with, so I made one for each day of the week.  It never occurred to me you could use something so pretty to wash and give a gentle exfoliation with.  They are made with cotton yarn, so are washable.

Crocheting my new blanket.  I'm using an easy pattern of double crochet in different colours.  I bought this yarn to make a granny square blanket but decided I wanted to use different colours.  I told myself I could not start another big project until I used up this stash of yarn first, so here I am.  I am having fun with it: it's going quickly and I like choosing my next colour at the end of each row.  It will be bright and colourful and will make its home in the basement.

All this movie watching and crocheting is tough on my eyes.  They have been sore for days, but a good kind of sore.  Still, I have to rest them up for a while before I get back to it.  Today I'll clean the house and make some granola for Mr. Crafty.  The sun has gone away so it's a good time to just get to work.
Have a great day!

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