Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Day Down South

So we got snow! The first time in about 3 years that we've had more than just a 20 minute flurry of snow. The kids were patiently waiting all day on Tuesday but it didn't start falling until after bedtime. Around 9:30 I went outside and the ground was covered in white. I love that moonlit way that everything glows at night after a snow fall.

We decided to wake the first born up since he had been so anxious for it all day and he was just as happy and excited as I thought he'd be.

The next day the ground was covered in the stuff and I had both the kids and the husband home for a snow day. It was Al's first snow experience! She went between in love and not pleased, depending on how cold her hands were.
The dogs had no problem with it. Which reminds me! I never mentioned that about a week and a half before Christmas we added a new addition to the family. Wendy, a loveable, huggable, sweet as sugar mut that we adopted for the kiddos (since my little old lady loves me but is not so great with kids). Meet Wendy-
My old lady was very adventurous. I was glad that I'd made her a little sweater a while back-
We made snow cream for the first time which was amazing! And so easy. My husband loved it.
Being the massive Southerner that I am, I am unable to cope with long term cold, haha. So I have been cuddling up under thick blankets a lot and drinking hot tea and occupying myself with crocheting projects-
I have some granny squares in the works for future bags and then I started playing with owl granny squares and am now working on a Hogwarts themed blanket-
Found a new obsession- lovies
The snow is still around today so I have the boy with me. I see a long, adventurous walk in the winter wonderland in our future and some hot chocolate. Mmmm.

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Baby!

I didn't realize it has been over 2 months since I wrote anything! November and December were a huge blur of trying to prepare for Christmas and finish up gifts, which turned out very successfully!

I finished my blanket the day before Christmas which was good since it was to be a gift, haha. I loved how it turned out. Charcoal and heather gray blocks with lovely gold granny stripes and gold edging-

Very simple pattern but such a huge project! I am absolutely planning on making one for our bedroom though, just have to choose colors.
So with Christmas finished and no huge projects or gift giving on the horizon for a while I have a lot more free time and my 2014 goal is to work on my selling and to have at least 100 Etsy items listed. I'm excited to work on my goal and I'm excited to expand my shop and maybe even start selling more in real life at craft fairs and such.
I've had some cute projects working up. I'm digging finger puppets a lot-

And I have a major addiction to basket making-

And my always present love of hats-

My current project (I should say 'bigger project' as I always have about 6 or 7 things working up on the hook at a time but most are small little loves) is a hooded capelet for my girly from the book Little Crochet. I've been eyeing this pattern since buying the book about a year ago and I am just so excited to finally be getting to it! The little lady and I went to the store yesterday and she chose a yarn for her capelet and this was the decision-

Chick has a good eye. I love how the colors are working up.

2014 is off to a very crafty start! I'm looking forward to it.