Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Night Max Wore His Wolf Suit....

and made mischief of one kind

and another

his mother called him "WILD THING!" and Max said "I'LL EAT YOU UP!" so he was sent to bed without eating anything.

The pattern for this knitted crown is now avaible. Free! The new 'Where the Wild Things Are' movie coming out has inspired me. I've had the beginning of the book in my head for a couple of weeks now. The pattern is very simple but if my rambling confuses you don't hesitate to contact me.

P.S. I have started a Flickr group for items made from my patterns. If you make this or any of my other patterns (free or the ones I sell) I would love for you to join the group and post what you make.

ETA I have now added the denim and hot pink crowns to my shop...just in case you don't knit.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here's Looking at You Mommy

Springs days = picnics in the front yard, everyday.

P.S. I will have the pattern for the crown the girls are wearing ready in a day or so...Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ooey, Gooey and I Smell Like Smoke

I am delightfully stinky and have a sweet burnt taste in my mouth. We just got back from roasting marshmallows at my sister's house. Warm spring nights.....ahhhh. I am a cold weather gal but I am seduced by these middle temp months and I must say, the girls are loving it. We may just have to set up their beds out there, it's getting so hard to get them indoors. My sweet, timid Kaiya finally got up the nerve to bounce with my sister's kids on their trampoline. I gotta say, trampolines scare me. I have heard too many stories of kids getting hurt; my own brother plunged his leg through the springs on one, one popped loose and....ouch. Lots of stitches. I don't mind so much them jumping with supervision, though, so I was glad she finally overcame her timidity about it. And Tait and I enjoyed a little grown-up talk with my sister and her husband. I do think Kaiya is over-tired, though. It is very late and I can hear her in her bedroom with Tait, not much wanting to go to sleep.

Oh, and I wanted to tell you about a giveaway my sweet friend Rachel is having. Actually, the giveaway is being hosted by Ozark Scents. There is a terrific interview with Rachel and she is giving away this journal. All of Rachel's journals are one-of-a-kind, making them extra special. Though there are now quite a few miles between us, Rachel and I have been close friends for far too many years (makes me feel old just thinking about it). So I have been the lucky recipient of a few of her uniquely collaged notebooks and journals. And now you can be too! But, if you feel like you just must have one now and can't wait or risk not winning, well then, you can go buy one here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Fresh Start For Me and a Little Something For You

Welcome, welcome! I'm so glad you've found me here. I am in the process of closing my Knitsational shop and have written my last post in that blog. You can read more about the whys there. I am going to make this post short as there are dirty dishes and piles of laundry vying for my attention right now. Not to mention a sweet little red head hollaring at me through the backdoor screen for a nana (banana, if you don't speak toddlerese). But I wanted to drop in to say 'Hi!' and kick this newness off right with a little gift for you. I am sure you must have noticed all the radishes hanging around this place. They are currently providing me with so much inspiration and are my current favorite thing. So if you are a knitter please take a look to your left and notice the link to the pattern, free, for you. What?! You don't knit? (Gasp) That's ok, I have something for you, too. Leave me a comment on this post and this time next week (which would be Friday May 1) I will pick an entry to win a bunch of 5 radishes.
Oh, and if you didn't take the time to read my last post over at Knitsational, I have removed to Followers widget here but still invite you to follow. You can Subscribe or if you have a Blogger account you can, of course, cut and paste the URL into the Add box in your Reading List.
Happy Weekend!