Saturday, February 20, 2010


Right now I am consumed with discovering my parenting philosophy or vision. Before I was a mother I thought I knew just what my philosophy was. Turns out I didn't, motherhood has been very humbling for this outspoken woman.

The little guy I'm asking myself these questions for.

What I have come up with so far is sort of guiding principles, rather than any sort of plan - as I realize, now, with a baby, that plans go right out the window (along with pride.)

-To enjoy my children (there's only one so far)
-Be flexible
-Be in my integrity (meaning that I do not need to apologize for my parenting choices and I must resist trying to meet the expectations of others.)
-Sort out what serves our family
-Focus on my way of being, as everything follows that (i.e. be loving, be respectful, be encouraging)

Fortunately, I get to spend time with many fantastic mothers all doing things differently and respecting each other.   May that be an ongoing truth in my life!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Casting On

I've cast on the sweet sweater I am making for my nephew that I challenged myself to finish during the 17 days of the Olympics.  I cast on with many others and particularly Stephanie Pearl-McPhee of Yarn Harlot as part of her "Knitting Olympics."  If you love knitting and you have not read her books I recommend them, hilarious and full of great tips and information.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Knit, knit, knit...

That is the only stitch I'll need to make the sweet baby sweater I'm making for my nephew who is due April 4th.

I am going to do Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics.  I am going to cast on for that sweater during the Opening Ceremonies and finish by the time the torch goes out.  I love the Winter Olympics and I love knitting - what could be better!

It will be super fun to have parameters like that to challenge me.

Here is the pile of yarn that will become the Garter Stitch Cardigan from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies   (I love this book.)
I'm sure you can see the blue strings dangling off to the side, that's because those skeins are currently engaged in my brother's hat.  His hat will be blue with brown trim and his little son's sweater will be brown with blue trim.

A Month of Boy Crafts!

I am so excited about this and have been following it since it started:
Check it out at Made

So many of the fun and cute crafts out there are for girls, I am so thrilled at this collection of awesome things to make for boys.  I can't wait to craft some of these things for my sweet, adorable, super fantastic son.


Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am fresh and full of inspiration, my son is almost 1 year old and I'm getting a lot more done these days!

I want to give you some photos of that sling I made for my cousin-in-law...

Me and my son

Here is the reverse side

 a detail of the Rings.

What I'm working on:
- Getting my craft workspace functional and organized and making it an inspiring place to be.
- Valentine's,  I love paper, stationery and post mail!  I will post my finished product after they are received!
- A hat for my brother
- A sweater vest for my son.
- Delicious gluten-free baking, I want people to not even know the difference!

I want to honor two bloggers that inspire me regularly Brit at Running Stitch and Amanda Blake Soule at Soulemama .

Friday, May 15, 2009


Today I'm beginning this blog journey having been inspired by so many craft blogging mamas.

The project I'm focusing on:

a ring sling for my husbands cousin, using an Amy Butler print that I love (and hope she does) and a two-toned (warp blue, weft yellow) green.

Everything takes so much time with a three month old, I look forward to uninterrupted time eventually.