Sunday, November 27, 2011


I bought a vintage quilt at the thrift store a few years ago for 1.49. It was kind of falling apart and I thought to myself, "I will cut it up and make something."

The problem was, it was so cute I couldn't bear to cut it and we have used it for snuggling on the downstairs couch for the last few years.

However, now that we have Proton, it ends up in the wash much more frequently and has pretty much fallen apart. So this weekend it was transformed into Christmas stockings. Aren't they sweet?

I also decided to "knock off" Anthropologie's paper Christmas tree. I found some old books at the thrift store and used caramel apples sticks as the post. I was going to sell them at the Holiday Boutique but I think I like them too much to part with them. Guess I need to make some more.

not bad, eh?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

thankful for a sweet boy who has good taste in music and the ability to multi-task. (note dog, homework, nerf guns, breakfast, and singing.)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

getting ready

Ready to do some Christmas shopping?

For some reason I have felt the need to applique this weekend. Five of the 9 bags I have sewn thus far have applique on them.

Vintage barkcloth is a must.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I have been busy sewing. Well........ I take that back. I started strong, set up my sewing station in the living room, and proceeded to fall asleep every night at 9:30 on the couch. This morning I posted the invite on Facebook and on my blog, hoping that will motivate me to sew. I have an art show in Northeast Minneapolis the next week as well. (Maybe I am a little over committed????) I haven't done an art show for two years so this is a lot for me!

come spend a fun evening shopping with friends & celebrating our beautiful local artists!

hand sewn silk items, oil cloth bags, jewelry, silk scarves, pendants, holiday floral designs & more... artists include Sarah Aamodt, Gina Alexander, Tara Bailie, Kate Drexler Booth, Naphtali Kahl, Anna Plasch, DR Jewelry Designs, Sara Smalley, & items from our new neighborhood boutique, Poppy!

bring a friend along to enjoy some mulled cider, sweet treats, wine & cheese.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

my favorite kind of photo

Dog waiting for boy to wake up

Dog sitting on clean, freshly showered boy who is also calling his Nana.

Playing in the park

Proton has been a great addition to our little family.

This weekend my mother-in-law was gracious enough to let Aidan bring his buddy down for a visit. Not quite sure what went down but I heard there was poo in her house. My deepest apologies to her! We have never had that experience with him, so I am not sure what went wrong, but I am so sorry it happened at her house!!!!

I was envisioning Aidan and Proton playing in the woods at their house, chasing through the trails, playing spies..... all his favorite things...... not making messes.

While they have been gone however, I had some quality girl time, quality thinking time, productive sewing time and some major clarity about some big decisions. For the first time in a year I am actually excited about something in this process, so more on that later as it unfolds.

Hope you are having a great weekend too.