January’s Plush Of The Month Club

plush of the month club
plush of the month club
plush of the month club
For January’s club boxes I was thinking about “time”, about changing to a new year, father time, and maybe even the phrase “father Timex” crossed my mind. I decided to make plush watches that could really snap around a wrist, or even be displayed on one of those plastic watch displays. Each box came with some candy, and a paper cuckoo clock to put together (in keeping with the whole time theme) It was so cute to see all the photos popping up on instagram with kids & adults sporting their plush watch friends.
I just finished wrapping all the February POMs in tissue paper and can’t wait to see what people think. The hardest part about the club for me is keeping everything a secret!

Letterboxing 2015



This weekend we decided it was warm enough to finally go letterboxing. I know I’ve posted about it in the past, but for anyone unfamiliar Letterboxing is growing hobby that combines elements of hiking, treasure hunting and creative expression into an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues that are posted on the Internet, and then record their discovery in their personal journal with the help of a rubber stamp that’s part of the letterbox. In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps which they use to stamp into the letterbox’s log book.
We had a birthday party to attend in the afternoon so we decided to stay in our town. The first stamp was in a park that is only a couple of years old, very open with only a few small trees and so it was very cold when the wind blew. The second letterbox was in another much older park in the woods and it was much nicer to hike & hunt for with the trees as a barrier from the wind. Below are a few helpful websites should you like to get started.
Letterboxing.org
atlasquest
letterboxing.info

Fabric & Yarn

themannings
fabricoutlet
A few days ago when I drove Kurtis to the bus station in Harrisburg I decided to make a few stops to break up the drive home. Harrisburg is only about an hour from us, but I knew the PA Fabric Outlet was on my way home and this time I actually had enough time to make a stop there. Its technically right outside of Harrisburg in Lemoyne PA, but very easy to find. Its a cool old factory building and besides discontinued quilting fabric they have so many buttons, trims, and specialty fabrics to choose from.
Then a bit closer to home I stopped in at The Mannings for some yarn. This is a yarn, spinning, and weaving place. Really big shop with so much to choose from.

Crafternight

clowns
Last Friday night Molly and I decided it was time for us to start getting together again some evenings to make silly things. We went out to dinner at a new diner and picked up some craft supplies to make these vintage inspired clown boxes. Molly is working on a tutorial for her blog, so look for that soon!