Friday, November 30, 2012

Creative Friday.....

We have been very busy getting ready for Christmas. My eldest daughter's birthday is a few days away so I'm busy making a few gifts for her too. 

I finally got to finishing our King Winter. What do you think?

I also finished our Christmas Angel too. I'm not sure the flower will stay in her hand though. 

Lil' was very proud of this most beautiful ornament she made. Not bad for a 3 year old.

Purse strap for Eldest Daughter.

I'm knitting both my girls a simple pair of slippers for Christmas. Simple because I'm going to knit something a bit more complicated.

I'm going to be knitting this Fire And Ice Shawl with this special skein I got from my favorite yarn store as a thank you gift. Its a skein of Lorna's Laces DK Honor in the colorway The Loopy Ewe Shuffle made just for customers who shop there. Although you can order the yarn on the Loopy Ewe website, they're just currently out of stock :( I've never attempted a shawl so it should be a challenge. I really need to learn to knit past the basics though. 

As a child, I played with this all the time. A few pieces have been lost over the years but my children enjoy it anyway.

I have packages to open today too! I ordered "Phoebe's Birthday" and 2 mermouse kits. And something I won from a blog giveaway! I can't wait. Have a beautiful weekend. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finally Knitting!

Over the long holiday weekend, My eldest approached me  and this is what she said " Mommy, will you teach me to knit today?" I couldn't believe my ears! I've been trying to get her to knit for years and she hasn't been interested so far so I stopped nagging and gave up so when she asked, I was absolutely delighted. 

She actually kicked out a few rows but I couldn't wait to take a picture! We has so much fun just snuggling in bed and knitting and chatting! 
She even asked for a knitting bowl and to take it outside with her! Her birthday is coming up and I can't wait to give her her first set of needles!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Most Thankful.....

My husband's photo.
I am thankful for:
- Getting the chance to have known my mother
- Being able to have beautiful, healthy, happy children
- A best friend to share my days with. And my children with
- My beautiful sister and her family
- My grandparents who have been there for me when no one else has been
- An aunt and uncle who always make me laugh
- To have food on the table
- A warm place to sleep
- Sheep's soft warm wool :)
- To those who read my blog and share your kind thoughts with me.

Beauty from 11,000 ft. 
 I hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day full of love and laughing from your family and friends!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Keeping Calm and Crafting On (And on and on!)

My long-tailed hat is slowly coming along, although I must confess that I haven't been working on it much.  It doesn't look like a hat yet but in time and much felting and blocking it will! I have faith. :) Have a beautiful day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blog Name Change...

I have decided to change the name of my blog in hopes of getting a bit more traffic.... What do you think of this new name? Colorado native plants :) A few of my favorites. (:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along and Our Autumn Nature Table..

Joining in for a Yarn Along today. I'm also reading something other than a book on crafts or herbs.

Work in progress: Fairy Christmas Tree Topper.

Our nature table. 

Lil can never  seem to resist taking my birds. We'll see how long they last up there. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas Prep...

Knitted Icord garland.

Embroidered heart ornament.

Pumpkin Barley soup with sunflower seeds and rye croutons.

Tortilla soup.

My new Santa.

I love him! Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On....