Thursday, February 26, 2009
I saw the cutest movie last night. It was Penelope with Cristina Ricci. It was such a fun little film and a great way to waste two hours, not only because it was a romantic comedy (my personal favorite), but also because everything in it was so beautiful and whimsical! It was like the alternate universe of my dreams, and the best part was the clothes! I loved her clothes! If I could only find a personal seamstress to work for free I would have her churning them all out for me. Oh, and I would take James McAvoy too. Hey, I can dream can't I?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I'm not sure what the worst thing about a cold is. Perhaps it's the way that it insists on spreading to every member of the house assuring that it will be around for at least two weeks. Maybe it's the way it makes all of my children sick enough to be grumpy but not sick enough to stay in bed. Or, it could be all the delightful looks I receive when I must leave the house with my coughing, hacking, nose running brood in tow. Oh and the many, many more; there are so many reasons it's hard to choose.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It looks like I won't be able to put up anymore pictures for a while. After a little trouble shooting (DH will you please come and tell me what's wrong with this darn thing?!) I discovered that the USB port on my computer is broken. :( Yes, sad indeed. Hopefully we will get it fixed soon; (or better yet, get a new computer), but only time will tell.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This is the Bed & Breakfast where we stayed. It was The Old Bear B&B.
The family that went with us set up the reservations, and what a great choice! It was perfect, and other than the kids being a bit busy (I was so worried they would break something!), we had a great time!
The girls had a great time, but there are no pics of Mr. in the snow because he was only out for 20 minuets :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
We had a lovely trip to the snow. It was perfect weather, about 30 degrees, and enough snow on the ground to play when we got there. It also snowed over night so we woke up to this beautiful site out our window.
We just went for two days, so it was great, the kids didn't get too tired. Though I can't say the same thing about the parents ;). DH and I agreed that we were more stressed out when we got home than before we left! I guess that's just part of having small kids :) and for as much work as it was, the trip was totally worth it.
Monday, February 16, 2009
*Sigh* I was hoping that she wouldn't figure out how until after we moved, so I wouldn't have to fix it for the third time, but with a little curiosity and a lot of Daddy's encouragement she scurried right up.
It would be easier to be irritated though if she wasn't so darn cute!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I made this little "clutch" from Amy Carol's (Angry Chicken's) book, Bend the Rules Sewing. I love this book! I picked it up at the library, and I liked it so much that I didn't want to return it. Alas, someone else had put the book on hold, so they would not let me renew for another three weeks :(. I guess I'm just going to have to buy a copy, since I can't possibly do without it ;)
I made the lining of the bag with the dark green "avocado" colored fabric from the dyed fabrics I finished a few weeks ago. I think it turned out so cute, and very spring-ish!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I finally found a use for some of the old christmas cards I have been hanging on to. We were headed to the park the other day and I needed something to keep the kids busy, so I grabbed two of them, drew some lines and wallah! Nature Cards! I threw them, and a bottle of Elmers, in my purse and the kids had a great time finding things to glue on their cards. It gave me something to do with all the little things they bring me at the park too.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
These are the gorgeous colors that came out on my fabrics from the fabric dyeing workshop! We dyed ten pieces of fabric in a one gallon jar. The ten pieces were layered in the jar with a different dye on top of each one. I pushed them down, put the lid on, and hoped for the best. Then after 24 hr (at home) I took them out and started rinsing, washing, ironing, and folding. It actually took me about two weeks to get to the folding part, because I worked little bits at a time between cooking and crying babies :). It was a lot of fun and not as tedious as I expected. The rinsing took about two hours but it was so nice to get a few quiet moments to myself and to think, that I must say, I kind of enjoyed it! Anyway, getting back to the fabrics, they are so pretty! It was really neat to see how each one turned out. Will I do it again? Hmm, we'll have to see, but in the mean time I have big plans for these. :)