Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

in the house, on the needles & around the hill...

in the house was this little one for her very first overnight

we roasted marshmallows & hotdogs
nibbled on popcorn and m&m's 
and watched charlie brown thanksgiving

the next morning
the cousins & auntie joined us for
pancakes with chocolate chips & holiday bazaar shopping

oh those little faces  :)

on the needles
in the making is the softest ever little cocoon
waiting for the arrival of the newest little
due december 26th

baby alpaca

my make-do yarn swift when the hubs isn't home

yarn winder found at the flea market for $2.00!

and on the hill in november we are blessed with beautiful sunsets

what's making you happy?


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

it's that time....

we are having a beautiful fall here in ohio but

the dipping temps are a reminder that winter is just around the corner

our primary heat source is wood & while i love the coziness of a fire,

it is messy & loads of work for the hubs

we've had the same log carrier for 10 years

it serves the purpose of carrying in logs,
but it doesn't contain the mess
and wood is messy

soooo, i started searching online for something more efficient
i found several options but all expensive...$60 & up for a canvas bag plus shipping
i had an idea....
i used duck cloth & dowel,
 broke 5 needles & spent the better part of a day
making a pattern
i only spent $6.00 on fabric,( joanns had a 60%off coupon) $2.00 on dowel & $5.00 to replace needles
the thread i had : )

it is exactly what i had in mind!