Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
to say Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is having a great day! We are enjoying ours for sure! Looking forward to our huge dinner with cheesecake at the end. More gift exchanges and that oh so bloated, tired, lay on the floor and can't move feeling after it's all over. Yeah!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My weekend creations! The yummiest being our traditional Christmas cookies, the ever popular over-frosted yumminess! Ciaran and I had a great time decorating and even made a special one for his dad. Then we headed home so I could finish up my mother's birthday gift. I decided this year I would try my hand at some homemade stitch markers and a little case for her to keep them in. I added on a little pocket to keep yarn needles as well. Hopefully, she'll get good use out of it. More yumminess to come, that is if Ed lets me finish up my last few projects.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Which I guess is what should be the case especially this time of the year. I had already figured by the end of August that I wouldn't be able to do much for the holidays as far as building up stock for my shops, shopping, and decorating for the holidays, so I just ended up going with the flow. I made pretty much all of my gifts this year, and tried my hand at some new things. It was so much fun and I was successful!( I'll share after the holidays so I don't give it all away) I am pretty disappointed that I didn't reach all the goals I had put in place for myself this year, but pretty impressed that I made it through all sorts of weirdness this year AND brought into the world a healthy, happy baby! So far, it's been a wild ride and I am truly trying to enjoy each and every day. Ed lets me work here and there and seems to become more patient with me by the day. Hopefully soon, she'll let me work on finishing up a few things for my shops so I can get back to business. Right now my only goal is to enjoy this holiday season this year, for what it's meant to be . A time for caring about and for others, loving, and appreciating those around me. I haven't been able to do this in a while, it's pretty fun when you just let all the busy, panicky, unnecessary stuff go and enjoy each day. I highly recommend it!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We are finally getting our double stroller next week! Just in time for long walks to check out the Christmas lights! I am so excited. I so miss walking and when it's not raining here(and even when it is) it's so nice to get the kiddos out and clear our heads. Yipee! It seems like such a long time ago that we made our trips downtown and back with the little blue stroller. Then came vertigo, pregnancy, other health problems, all of which made it physically impossible to get out for our afternoon long strolls, and so it became all about the stinky bus. Not that I don't like our bus trips, it's just nice to have other options now. We will definitely still utilize the bus on most days throughout the winter for our downtown trips, but, now we have another choice for better weather days! O.K. enough about that, now I must get back to work in the secret laboratory to finish up the rest of my holiday giftiness. Wish me luck!
Monday, December 14, 2009
and sometimes not. She did however, let me make some holiday treats and a lovely pair of suede booties this weekend. However, she did not let me finish the pile of travel wallets and envelope wallets that I have been staring at for weeks now. For some reason she thinks I should wait. The booties turned out fabulous! I can't wait to post a couple of photos of them. I think I will make more, after I finish the travel wallets at least. Sheesh! this kid rules my life, not to mention her ridiculously cute older brother who wants his own fair share of attention too! Oh well, they are cute, they are mine, and I love them so, so travel wallets will have to wait for now.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Ate my internet access. So I will only be able to peruse the webs here and there the next few days. I am spending my time sewing, organizing, doing holiday things, and working in my secret laboratory in between my attempts to entertain a fussy baby and a toddler tornado. Oh well, for my end of the year goals, they kind of flew out the window for now. That's o.k. though, we are happy and healthy and that's what counts right now. I'll catch up in the new year, I swear!