September 2008

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Michelle and I are very lucky. Not only are we mother/daughter, but we’re also kindred spirits. We share a lot of very admirable qualities…but on the flip side…we also share several, hmmm, let’s just call them personality quirks. One of them is our tendency to fly off in several directionsRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →

Look at what I’m working on for my nephews for Christmas. Aren’t they cute? These are actually the ones my mom made last year for my kiddos. She got the original kit from Morehouse Farm and we have made several since. I don’t have a photo of mine atm (itRead More →

  On the edge of our yard, where the lawn meets the woods, lies The Thicket. The Thicket is filled with pines and witch hazel, raspberries and forsythias, lindens and maples, and makes a delightful home for countless woodland creatures. In The Thicket, many Wee Folk, including fairies and gnomes, pixies andRead More →

Enjoy our Peg Gnome Adventures with The Thicket Tales While the gnomes were off on their long awaited visit to their city cousins, the small woodland animals and the Autumn Fairies were hard at work, decking out the gnomes’ house for the Harvest Festival. You can imagine the gnome’s surpriseRead More →

I generally see myself as a rather accomplished crafter. I pick up things quickly, and before you know it, I’m dinking around with patterns and projects, making them my own. So you can imagine my surprise…nah, my disbelief, when I picked up a BEGINNER’S GUIDE to thread crocheting and foundRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Sand. We made sand candles using the kids hand/foot prints. They were really easy and we used recycled materials… so it was a free craft too. First I collected up a bunch of random votive candles. I seem to have them in mass, butRead More →

Today we celebrated Pixie’s birthday. (I’m sure Michelle will include pics tomorrow.) I got a call yesterday from Michelle asking me if I made Pixie a crown. Seems we had our wires crossed, because I hadn’t. I got right on it. I was going to make a felt on asRead More →

Next week is Pixie’s birthday, but we are having a family celebration on Sunday. Her birthday theme is “apples” so it only seemed right that she should be decked out in an apple print. We found some fun fabric at the local craft shop, and I just finished it…way ahead of schedule, IRead More →

Daisy is the newest addition to our family. Finished just last night for an eager Fairy. She is the 4th Waldorf style doll I have made now… all using the awesome kits from Weir Dolls. I think she has the sweetest face yet. Pixie’s favorite lovey, Rosie, is the one I originallyRead More →

Yikes. I haven’t been on all day. The site really is a mess, isn’t it? Thought I’d throw on some bits and pieces of a project I’m working on. I know I should be working on Christmas gifts, but every once in a while I need to do something that I keep!!!Read More →

Just wanted to remind everyone about the drawing for September’s Pattern of the Month. The winner, drawn at random from those who make a Nubbie Doll and post a comment and a pic of their completed doll by September 30, will receive a kit for next month’s Pattern of theRead More →

Have you ever worked on a project, got about 80% done, and realized you really didn’t like the way it was turning out? You’ve got a few choices.   Finish the project as is and never truly like it. Stop. Reassess the situation. And make the necessary changes to turnRead More →

    So, after all the “girlie” knitting and sewing that has been going on around here, I got a chance to make a tabard and cloak for Bug. I must admit I’m thrilled with how it turned out. When Bug saw it, the only word out of his mouthRead More →

Pixie, our playful imp, modeling her new Elf Hat knit with Felici Self Striping Sock Yarn from KnitPicks.com using the pattern from Not Just Socks for Kids.Read More →