Friday, December 31, 2010

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. -Soulemama
-Jenny, my sister, I love you so much and am so happy you were able to visit. Miss you lots!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Porch sitting... in December!

So, Kansas, I guess I'm alright with no snow on Christmas, as long as it's in the 60's. We are porch sitting right now and have been all morning. We might even get to go outside without our winter coats today.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hey there...

we are hiding out! As family is here visiting we are letting Christmas linger on just a little bit longer. Posts should be more regular by the first week of the new year. Oh, how I love this restful season.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh, come let us adore Him

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Amidst all of this Christmas gift making, I've been able to make a few more things for sale... that is baby carriers! I've been wanting to do this for a while and finally it's all coming together! I'll be selling slings, wraps and mei tais at a very resonable price. I think every mom should have at least one baby carrier and not have to worry about the price. So here it is! My little etsy shop!!
I hope this is fun!

Friday, December 17, 2010

nesting: part 1

I've been making new corners in our home along with some new art and some new books. I'm reading for my doula training starting in February!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Making: part 5

Even the dog gets some mamamade knitting around here. Jasper, for the most part, is an inside dog. This dog sweater was made just for fun, was a super fast knit up and is very stretchy. Here is the pattern used for it, I think you have to be a ravelry member to view it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Making: Part 4

This was an impromptu knit. I was just playing around and ended up knitting dear Elli a sweater. It's knit with Bernat's Roving and has vintage buttons for closures. It was simply yoked and the only seams were under the arms. This sweater is super stretchy and does fit her well. For now, though, it's wrapped and under the tree waiting for Elli. I enjoy making baby sweaters, especially the ones that only take a few hours.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas making: Part 3

This year right before the tree went up, I HAD to make garland. I had seen Soulemama make it in years past, but instead of making an icord, I just put two balls of yarn together and chain, chain, chained. I think I chained for about 45 minutes until it was long enough. I bet this would look really pretty with some really sparkly yarn- just a thought.

Then this garland was made, which might just stay up all year. It's made from recycled sweaters and just adds that element of handmade to our home. Amanda shows how in her newest book that I love so much, Handmade Home.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Making: Part 2

I've seen little handmade quilts all over the web and have always wanted to make one, (or many :)). Through our new church I joined a group called iMom and last week we had our Christmas party. We were told to bring a $5 gift for the gift exchange. This miniature quilt was given along with some handmade soap from Mullers Lane Farm. Whenever I make anything, whether it be a doodle, baking or an intentitional gift, I always pray for the reciever. It is very easy to keep God in mind in whatever I'm doing and is just something nice to do for others. How amazing it was that at the end of the gift exchange, my very good friend, (the first to ever come to our house here in KS,) recieved it!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Making: Part1

These simple watercolor paper bookmarks were made about a week ago back in IL. They have some of my favorite bible verses and a little bit of artwork on them. To finish them off they have handspun yarn from Mullers Lane Farm for the tassel. These ended up being Christmas gifts to old high school friends that I hadn't seen in years.

Friday, December 3, 2010

This moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -Soulemama

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Toads in November

Last week, while we were in IL there was crazy weather! We missed a tonado and got to be outside in 72 degree weather during late November. Even the toads came up from the river at my dads house. Of course, the weather changed drastically and within a few hours we had temps in the high thirties.