Thursday, August 27, 2009

What happened to summer?

Really is it the end of Aug? I mean really? I don't think I've done one fun thing this summer...On well... Next year.

I've mostly been working on stuff for the shop...no new yarn. I've been adding a ton of ready made stuff, I'm hoping to bring new people to the shop and it's fun to work on new things! I have been carding my This and That Batts and am hoping to have them in the shop next weekish. There will even be Glow in The Dark ones :) I had forgotten how much fun carding is, I wish I had more time for it! I hoping to have another yarn update before the end of Oct...but we will see.

I've got a huge list of crap I have to finish by the end of next month...
2 pairs of Dashing
Sew the gift bags for K's baby shower
Make soap for the gift bags
Finish K's baby shower gift...I've crocheted a blanket, sewed 2 bibs, a pair of shoes, 2 burp cloths, and crocheted 2 owl stuffies....I'd like to knit a pair of socks and a hat still
Finish K's b-day gift...slippers are crocheted and wristwarmers are done, still have to cut and sew a purse.
Sew another purse for someone
Oh and I should make the kids some stuff before it gets cold.
Delilah WristwarmersHere is a picture of the wristwarmer I made for the shop...I'm thinking of writing up the pattern....but haven't had the time yet.

Well I better get to work....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back To School

This was not the blog post I was planning on. I was going to show you all the neat stuff I've been working on and tell you about the girls. But I've been thinking about why I'm going to homeschool Trinity. I've gone back and forth about sending her to "real" school this year. She'd make friends, I'd have time to do things around the house, time to spend 1 on 1 with Lily, the list could go on. But yesterday I came to the realization of why I'm going to keep her home for now, not because the Lansing school district sucks or not because of religions issues. I don't do religion, but that for another time. I guess I should start off with a little story. My neighbors' great granddaughters were over yesterday, they are just a couple years older then Trinity, nice girls. We they came over to say hi to Trinity and the older one, who I think is going in to 3rd grade was telling Trinity about how she was so happy about putting her Twilight posters up in her room. Something just clicked, what the fuck is this 8 year old girl doing watching/reading Twilight? Does she really need to know about hot sparkly vampire sex and vampire babies. I loved reading the Twilight books, they sucked me in! But I'm 32, not 8. At 8 I was reading the Bobbsey Twins and Sweet Valley Twins and going to the frog pond to build a fort and check out some frogs. Kids need to be kids. They need to be allowed to enjoy their childhood and keep their innocence as long as possible. I don't want Trinity to be around things like Twilight yet. I want here to believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny, I want her to think there is real magic in the world. I don't want her to be exposed to things that she's not ready for yet. So that is why I'm homeschooling her. Rant over....crafty goodness coming soon!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I really need to blog...

I promise a real post coming soon! I've been super busy sewing and crafting. There are tons of new stuff in the shop. I'm working hard on planning a friends baby shower and making her baby gifts and all the favors...

Trinity turned 6.

Lily's now 9mo.

Where is the time?

I know I spend way to much time on facebook playing Farm Town, Farmville, and Barn Buddies...