It all started with a swap of some crocheted hats for some embroidered shirts from Little Towheads. I definitely got the better end of that deal! I was so excited about the prospect of handmade and bartered gifts that it set the tone for my entire holiday. When setting my reservation for our family photos I paid […]Read More Happy Homemade Holidays
I was really down to the wire yesterday. With my husband’s family coming in earlier than I had expected, and all the festivities surrounding that, I was really pressed for time. It got to the point when I realized that since we were going out to dinner in Pasadena on Saturday night, that I no […]Read More Blessing Gown
Somebody, please. Anybody. Please save me. Save my from myself. Last week when I realized that even if the traditional family blessing gown is found in time it probably wouldn’t fit Early Bird anyway, I decided to continue in my husband’s grandmother’s tradition, and make a gown to be passed on for posterity. But I’m […]Read More I. Am. An. Idiot.
With so many upcoming baby showers and birthday parties I’ve come back from hiatus and picked up my crochet hook. I went to JoAnn’s last week for inspiration and found a new yarn, Trellis. With just a little bit of fiddling I created this toddler poncho (Little Red was a little reluctant to model such […]Read More Off the Hook
One of the things I really like about fabric stores is that everyone there is making something. Our local JoAnn store is great: the employees are all in love with my son and the other customers are friendly. Last weekend as Little Red and I were purchasing skeins of black yarn for my latest project […]Read More I See a Red Door and I Want It Painted Black
His first day in Hawaii, my husband (then fiance) called me and his family to tell us how cold he had been his first night. It was January and his complaints fell on blizzard-frozen ears in Detroit and my only-slightly-more sympathetic ears in Idaho. What of the lightweight blanket he had received for Christmas? It […]Read More My Role as a Woman