Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ready to go....

Hello there. I have to be honest, I have been experiencing the winter blahs the last week or so. I have felt very unmotivated. Knitting has been happening, but not much else. The dinners around here have not been very exciting and the house is a bit chaotic. Getting to writing in this blog got put to the back burner and I had to rethink why I started a blog in the first place. It was feeling a bit odd to be making posts online and not knowing if people were reading it or not. So, I got to thinking about the purpose of this blog. My conclusion is that this will be a space for me to document my crafting. It will be a place that I can look back on in years to come. Hopefully it will act as a motivation tool as well.

Okay, I wrote that last bit a few days ago and I am back. It has warmed up around here and I am feeling much better. The girls and I got out for a walk yesterday. It was sooo great to get outside for a stroll.

Here is my to do list. The many projects that have been swirling around in my mind, and the many projects I have to finish. These projects are not my ideas, but I do hope to make them. I have provided a link for each of the projects, if you click on the image it will take you to the pattern notes.

1) I hope to sew this beautiful pattern, Henny Penny, for J's first birthday. The pattern is by Anna Maria Horner -- love love love it.

2) I plan to make this fold-up Farmhouse for M's Birthday. It is made by UK Lass in US, click here (or on image) for a link to the tutorial.

3) Plans to paint an ornate picture frame to make a chalkboard for the kitchen.

4) Paint craft table for M and J. Table and chairs are from Ikea.

5) Finish February Lady Sweater... just the arms to love love this sweater. I hope mine looks as nice as the one in the picture below.

6) Start February Baby Sweater. This will be for baby Jane.

7) Finish items 5 and 6 so that I can start knitting Shalom for me.

So, that is where I am at. Lots of fun ahead. For today, I have to re-sew the Velcro on Jane's diaper covers. The Velcro has lost its stickiness. No fun!

.... So, I am really not much of a sewer... how does one sew Velcro on a sewing machine? Is there a trick? My thread keeps breaking and I have broken a needle. I finished one diaper, but am going to take a pause until I approach the next one. Not sure why they aren't sewing up smoothly. Sewers out there... help!!!


  1. YEAH! Finally!!!! Much research done to figure this out! Whew. Finally - you are no longer alone in cyber world. I had to accept third party cookies for this to work. That was fun. No - watch out!

    Sew on the edges of the velcro, or use a heavy duty needle.

    M is going to LOVE the fold up farmhouse, and I am looking forward to receiving project #3 for my b-day - you have been talking about this one for a while.

    Goooo knitting mama!

  2. Um, so I guess if I post anonymously, I can't edit... (should read: 'now' watch out)