The high mountain sun was baking down on us through the twigs in the tree above. No leaves. All of the trees I could see from where I was sitting, in a Town awarded “Tree City USA” status, had full, green leaves. The tree providing shade for Charlie’s Kindergarten graduation, although impressively gigantic, had only twigs. Nonetheless,
Last year around this time, I challenged our little community to show me what 5 days of crafty life looks like to you! It was such a fun community bonding and strengthening event, and I was totally blown away by the number of people who participated! So….it seems like the perfect time to bring the
I know….sharing photos of sweet, fresh babies isn’t necessarily knit or crochet related. However, how often do you get a chance to show off something so innocent, sweet, and lovely!? Not to mention something you worked so hard on….Theo, Baby #3, was by far the largest, hardest project I’ve worked on to date, hehe. I
I’m currently working on my next Mystery Create-A-Long design, and I decided to get a little creative with it! I needed some wool roving yarn for this project, and though any color could work, this project was for my sweet 19 month old Netherlee….so I really wanted something adorable. Which is when a rainbow combination
I feel really inclined to share a little bit of the heart behind what I do within this community today! Please excuse my sappy, personal post, hehe. My husband (Nick) and I are BIG dreamers. Here’s just a little snapshot of our current dreams. We want to each be home and available to our kids
I needed a little break from my normal knit and crochet projects this week, so I decided to try something new….a DIY Fabric Wreath! I made mine patriotic by using red, white, and blue, however this project would look absolutely great with any set of coordinating colors. This DIY Wreath is a quick and fun
We all know that I am first and foremost a very sappy Mom….so I can’t help but share pictures of my kids from time to time! This is an especially sappy weekend for me, since my sweet little boy, Charlie, turned 5 years old. I can’t believe that he’s been brightening my life for a
It’s been a while since we’ve done any fun challenges to strengthen our community and get to know each other a little better….so let’s do something easy and super fun together this week! I challenge you. For five consecutive days, take one photo that represents your current crafty life and post it to your favorite
You get home from that amazing trip to your local yarn store (you know…the one you try to stay away from so you don’t spend all your grocery money on deluxe yarn) and you pull out that incredible, soft, gourmet alpaca yarn. Then it hits you. You forgot to ask the shop owner to wind
Let’s have some fun collaborating on Christmas! I’m always about five steps behind the curve on my holiday decorations, and planning. This year, though, I’m determined to get ahead….at least just a teeny tiny bit ahead. So I thought it would be really fun if we all collaborated on a little holiday cheer. What do
We had a totally hand-made Halloween this year…..which I thought you all might appreciate. So I’m sharing pics! Plus I just love showing off my kiddos of course 😉 Charlie’s favorite game right now is wrapping himself up in a blanket and inching around the house like a caterpillar. So it
After going through so much to have a successful pregnancy, I wanted to do everything I possibly could to enjoy it to the fullest. Part of that, for me, was creating a pregnancy time lapse video. As with pretty much everything I do, though, I really wanted to include a tribute to knitting and crochet
1. To bring peace and serenity to your life. 2. To help you quit smoking. 3. To help relieve stress. 4. To overcome and distract from illness. 5. To create something special when expecting a little one. 6. To help pay the bills. 7. To give back to the local community. 8. To overcome the
The world of yarn crafting holds so many different meanings to so many different people. For some, it’s an escape from reality. For some, it’s a social connection – a way to create more deep and meaningful relationships. For others it’s a means of providing for family. For me, knitting and crocheting add nothing but
Check out the details on how you can win 10 of my patterns (you choose which ones!) at the bottom of this post. As many of you know, we welcomed our sweet little Netherlee into the world on May 25th. We feel so blessed to have such a healthy baby girl to be a sister
This past weekend was filled with all sorts of fabulous sunny moments for me! My Mom, my Sister, my Son and I all took a trip to Sacramento where I got the Maternity photos I’ve always dreamed about done. We left Colorado Thursday morning….just in time to miss out on three solid days of snow!
My little guy is turning 4 this week and we had a Monster Truck Bash this past weekend! Just have to share this happy face because I love it so much…..and that’s my job since I’m first and foremost “Mommy” right!?
Knit and crochet items are gorgeous in and of themselves….but add the perfect embellishment, and suddenly a project can go from simply cute to one-of-a-kind uniquely beautiful. The only problem? It’s not always easy to come up with ideas for the perfect finishing touch for a hat….or to find the embellishment that will add that
Just got a new angora bunny this last week and I have to say….I’m in love! So I’m sharing a few photos here for you. On top of her sweet personality, her fur is simply amazing! Can’t wait to be able to spin some up someday.
Why shouldn’t your bedroom be filled with reminders of all the things you love? Including yarn, knitting, crochet, hooks and needles!? Here are 4 incredible ways to incorporate your love of everything crafty into your most personal space. 1. Accent your space with something hand-made, beautiful, and comfortable! Try this free Knit Cushion Pattern: Or
It’s been one of those days….you know the kind. The kind where I simply can’t work up the motivation to do anything other than surf the internet (which has actually led to some excellent finds today!) or take a nap. It’s a wonder I’m ever able to get anything done knowing that my work is
It’s time for some crafting confession….. Comment on this post and let me know what your worst crafting habit is (or at least what those around you claim it might be)! Hehehe….I’m eagerly anticipating a jolly good laugh while reading these!
I don’t often share behind the scenes stuff about my designing process….Probably because I’m such a mess over here! In fact, it always really makes me smile when people compliment my work with “you’re so talented! This must be so easy for you.” or similar statements. The truth is, designing new patterns isn’t “easy” for
We’ve all had those moments….you know, the ones where you just want to shrink away because you have a contrary opinion? Apply this to the world of knit and crochet, though, and things can get even more interesting. I recently stumbled upon an awesome thread about “Unpopular Knitting Opinions” over on Reddit. Some of the