Saturday, November 28, 2009

all in the family... :)

yay!! my mom has opened up her own etsy shop called Back Porch Quilts and has a wonderful assortment of hand-sewn quilts in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns...

Sage Green, Brown and Cream Quilt Table Topper

i grew up sewing alongside her, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the crisp cotton fabrics and fussy-cut pattern pieces on her craft table...

all of her pieces are instant heirlooms and family traditions, to be passed down from generation to generation...

and just in time for the holiday shopping season, these quilts will make a wonderful gift for your family as well :)

i am so proud of her and all her accomplishments :) and my dad helps out as photographer extraordinaire, so its fun for me to see my own roots in action :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

and then there were 4... its time we added to our humble little family, and once again we get to hear the pitter-patter of little feet around the house...

well, its more like a rolling sound, since those little feet, 4 to be exact, belong to our new hamster, Harriette, who loves to scoot around in her little green ball :)

and she is quite a husky thing! over 6 inches long, she barely fits through the little tube adjoining her double cage condo... but she rolls like a champ around the house and only bumps into things she wants to sniff out...

she's my new spinning buddy, i usually bring her and her ball out at night and she gingerly bumps my wheel now and again as she cruises the floor, as if to say "looks great! maybe a little more fluff or bling and its golden!" :) i love pets that just listen and love and make me laugh :) xoxo

ETSY SHOP UPDATE: Saturday Nov. 14, 11am pst :) coffee and cookie dough this time... why chance it by baking? xoxo

Sunday, November 1, 2009

a rrrrroaring good time :), it was my son's 4th birthday last week and between his party and halloween weekend, we are officially partied out! :)

we had all of his "best" friends, a.k.a. the neighborhood kids, over for a super fun time in the double-slide bouncy and i think the parents (and grand-parents) had just as much fun sliding as the kids! :)

and there were so many fun toys and gifts that we'll get to play with, over and over and over... :)

and THEN there was the fur... TONS of fur snippets EVERYWHERE in the house!! he wanted to be a red furry dragon with yellow trim :) so, of course, i obliged... :)

...and just fyi, NEVER cut any sort of faux fur type fabric with scissors, ALWAYS use a razor to cut only the backing and then you don't have fur bits all over... UNLESS you are making it the day before halloween, then you'll need to just hack at it!! :) now we rest :) until i just get so stir crazy that i have to dye, card, and spin :) next UPDATE is on its way!! :)