Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

weekend stuff

Rainy Saturday spent at Seattle U for least the fountain was pretty!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This sister has an amazing collection of inspiration binders. That's right, I said "collection" of binders. That's more than one. I myself have just one inspiration binder, and it is only in its infant stage.

The goal is to reduce my massive collection of magazines to one amazing book-o-greatness.
Time to start clipping!

I don't know though...Sunset might be a keeper as-is. Love that mag!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

homemade ravioli!

Jamie made homemade ravioli! Homemade ravioli, people!

Monday, January 24, 2011

weekend fun

ONE of my weekend days was super fun (we won't talk about the other one)! We went to Keith & Suzanne's Stretch Island Oasis, and get was actually SUNNY! It was soooo wonderful.

ps, yes, I did tag this post "vacation." close enough for me!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

happiness is...

my little jade plant, keeping me company while I do hours and hours and hours of homework. I mean literally, about 15 hours in the last 2 weeks. Not that I'm counting or anything.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

is it spring yet??

I am officially ready for spring. Aagggghhh. It was so cold today! But I have to admit it was a beautiful day. When the clouds finally subside this time of year, you realize the days actually ARE getting longer. Yay! I found this pic in one of my old picture folders...a memory from last summer! Someday it will be summer again...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

check me out

That's me! (obviously)But what am I doing? Clearly I am hanging out with a second grader, juggling three balls and a light bulb, while rockin' a tutu and my bolo tie. Being a teacher is sweet!

Monday, January 17, 2011

more monograms!

My shop is on vacation, but these monograms are for my last order that got in under the wire. It's a good thing it's closed, too, because it's been homework 24/7 around here lately!

Besides having a homework day today, I did find time to
a cake today! I know, I know, I should have already learned my lesson about spelling things out with my monograms. Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


The project is coming along...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

saturday shopping : valentines

I've been thinking that it's time for some Valentine shopping! Have I ever told you how much I LOVE letterpress? I think it's going to be a Letterpress Valentine Year. Check out these finds from Etsy!

: : le papier studio

Now it's decision time...

Friday, January 14, 2011

an invitation

We got a CUTE wedding invitation in the mail today! Here are a few of the pieces. Green, pink, and white. Love the pattern! And don't you love how they asked for a song request?It must have inspired Jamie, because he "accidentally" turned on our wedding video when he was trying to put Avatar on tonight. Aww.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


What you see here, my friends, is photographic proof that I love my husband. Why else would I make oatmeal raisin cookies?

What you also see here is a handcrafted bowl from The Empty Bowl Project, a Tacoma organization dedicated to fighting hunger. My cookies are almost as awesome as that!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

happiness is...

...this one!

in the hat I crocheted for her for Christmas! The ears were supposed to be more "lamb" than "vampire bat."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

next in knitting:

What will it be? I was SO EXCITED to finish these so I could move on to my next knitting project!

Have I ever expressed just how much I love this yarn? It is "Cashmerino Aran" by Debbie Bliss. I have probably used this yarn in over 5 projects. It's just soft, doesn't get all fuzzy, and it's washable so it's good for baby items. Hint, hint.

Monday, January 10, 2011

a bit of sunshine...

We actually got a bit of sunshine this weekend! As in, about 20 min. I ventured out...
...and saw that all is mossy in our backyard!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Yay, I met my goal of finishing these in one week! So, they are not identical, nor, surprisingly, is the second one better than the first. Wouldn't you think that the second one would turn out looking better than the first one, since I did it all before? Oh well, good enough!

floor flair

I love January for freshening things up and reorganizing. I freshened up my craft room by buying a new rug for the doorway. Keeps my floor looking much cleaner!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

my weekend

Here you see what I've been doing this weekend. Each sticky is a homework assignment. These are for the next two weeks ONLY!!! aaaackkkkk!!!

Then you add correcting 20 homework packets and 20 reading tests and you get one REALLY fun weekend. saaweet!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Do you know about Whoopie Pies? If the answer is no, you need to remedy this situation ASAP. I got the Whoopie Pie cookbook for my birthday:
Here's all you need to know: 1. Cakey Cookies. 2. Creamy Filling
That's all.
GO! Go get one!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

dug out of dark places...

I've been trying to resurrect old projects (like the crocheted bracelets). It drives me crazy to leave something incomplete, so I usually stash it away. Out of sight, out of mind! It's really bad. I don't dare to venture an estimate of stashed projects in my craft room.

SO, I dug these out of some random drawer hoping that the light of day shining upon them will magically help me find some inspiration. Just some stitching!
What to do???

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

baby love

So many people I know are having babies right now! My cousin Liz and her husband Riley just had their baby girl yesterday! I have babies on the brain. (Not for ME to have, of course...yet) In honor of baby love, I found this picture- a little bear I knit ages ago. I would never give it to a small child though, because I'm sure the head would get ripped off and present a choking hazard. Yyyyyeah. Other than that I'm super proud of it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A while back, someone told me about this ever-so-cute crocheted bracelet pattern she saw on Etsy. Being the idea-stealer that I am, I bought the pattern, and, since I can never make just one of anything, about 6 balls of different colored thread to start making a gazillion bracelets. Roughly six months later, I have finished the first two bracelets!

Credit goes to kellymccaleb for making such a cute pattern!

Monday, January 3, 2011

christmas crafting

There was a fair bit of crafting going on during Christmas vacay. Sissies and I made Christmas garlands for the fam. Take a bunch of felt...

Cut lots of circles...

Then stitch them all together!

There was also drawing...

And much photography...

Plus, of course, crocheting...and I only sustained a small injury when punching the holes in the leather soles of the slippers (ouch!)

Aaaahhh it was heavenly. SO hard to go back to school today!!