Archive for October, 2009

I found most of the instructions here. We were at a party.  She wasn’t in the mood for a photo shoot… … until I found her watching a Halloween flick: We added the wool buns – they double as earmuffs.   I’ll try to get photos of my Dragon-slaying King and Witch up this evening at […]

we’re in


and back Online!  Lots to do, but no “have to” dos.  It is a nice position to be in.  The previous owners lived here for 49 years.   Aside from some particularly icky bathroom tile, their tastes were quite similar to ours. The garden is big and extremely well cared for (gulp).  There is no […]

prayer flags


As promised, here are some photos of S’s birthday prayer flags – all sewn up and ready for her new room: The classic signature of my 90-year-old grandmother: We used both permanent markers and Identi-Pens.  I would recommend using the Identi-Pens or a similar type of fabric pen.  The permanent markers bled.  Also, I tried […]

I have been reading Knitting for Good, by Betsy Greer (see Craftivism).  It’s not so much about knitting as making stuff.  Making stuff together, alone, as therapy, as a way to connect with others, as a way to slow down and as a way to battle mass produced stuff.  With the move and all (hasn’t […]



Not sure if they are gobbling or getting ready to eat the poor birds (I guess that would be gobbling too)… This was last week.



I will write about sewing again soon…  Actually, I’ve been making Shirlies for the nieces and nephews lately (seven down, one to go!).  I’ll get some pictures together soon.  Promise. This breakfast shoot was last weekend, but the scene this morning was pretty much the same:

I have the kids I used to be scared of.  The ones who would play tag on the jungle gym around my precious toddler – like giant monsters, leaping over their feathery little heads.  I used to anxiously search the playground for their parents, silently begging them to stop the game before someone got hurt. […]