Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Autumn with its golden sunlight,  beautiful colors on the trees, crisp mornings and nights and harvest from the trees and the gardens.
Zinnias are starting to protest the change in temperature. The goats are getting their thick winter fur.
 I'm closing up the windows of the chicken houses and giving them fresh bedding.

Firewood is again on the wood cart and Lily has taken up her position on the pillow beside the wood stove.

Soccer is in full swing and I am so happy to be cheering loud for my girls. Keeping them stocked up on bandages and ankle braces.

I love this time of year. ..besides the rain. 😉

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Handmade for Christmas

 I thought handmade for Christmas was pretty much over for me giving to my kids except for quilts etc because the youngest is 14. I couldnt come up with anything to make. This year was a surprise and I enjoyed it! I did make the quilt above and gave it to my son, but it was still a fun quilt to make and he seems to like it. I designed a fox apron for my 22 year old daughter Aliss. It was fun to do. It will be getting a tweaking of an apron pocket and longer straps. I think I have made children sized things for too long and gave her short waist straps.

On Christmas morning my family opened paint smocks, quilt, French Press Cozie and a fox apron. It was wonderful to see them opening things that I dreamed up and crafted from flat pieces of fabric into things they will love.

Next was designing patchwork French Press Coffee cozies. So many choices to put together. I gave one of these to my 25 year old daughter Tessa and sold a few at a Christmas Bazaar.

I came up with a few new designs for lissilulu this year too. The Mercy Bear above was crafted out of a love for a dear friends one year old daughters 1st birthday. Her name is Mercy. She isnt a teddy so I named her after Mercy. <3 p="">I made and sold quite a few Mercy Bears and loved each of them.

Giddy-Up pillows headed out the door to other homes, along with Essential Oil Cases, quilts and a Mermaid tail snugglie that was plain ole amazing to have made. Sometimes our creations arent what we dreamed up and sometimes they exceed our dreams...this was one of the latter.

 I hope you had someone to share Christmas with and are safe and loved as we start this new year.