Coffee + Donuts


A lot of mornings around here start off the same…with coffee. This morning I worked on finishing up some donuts (can’t even remember the last time I had a real donut!) I also took part in a tea party with imaginary tea, cream, and of course lots of sugar! In addition to being a part time super hero, my two year old is also quite the culinary master. High tea, soup made of teenage mutant ninja turtles, and broccoli (which is actually a green brain shaped eraser).

The Buzz Lightyear pajamas are still all he wants to wear. We get away with the top tucked under sweaters and sweatshirts. He is always willing to give up one piece for the day (When we wash the shirt, he wears the pants under his jeans with a hole in the knee) All day you can see him stop and peek in at the pajama pants. Sometimes you even hear him say “Oh buzz!”. But sometimes when we are out playing on playgrounds he decides the Buzz shirt must be seen. Yes, that is my child running around in what is clearly a pajama shirt, and thats ok.

The poor pajama top is getting more wear then was meant. A small hole has started on the collar. It has been washed so many times (with a great amount of protesting too) that the colors are faded, and the fabric is a bit pilly. I suppose its a security blanket of sorts, but more like his uniform. When he wears that shirt, his hands go to his hips, and he stands up super tall. You can just see his magic powers!

My older son (ten) on the other hand, never had a security item. Instead now he always has his books. They pile up on his side of the car, until I threaten that he brings them in, or no more go out. He is the kid that cheers when I say we are going to the library (you’d think I had said Chuck E Cheeses!) He insists that he needs to bring a book to go grocery shopping, even though the car ride is less than 5 miles.

He will get down and play restaurant with his two year old brother. He has a huge handmade toy collection, and while most of them were made by me, a lot he has purchased himself at the crafty shows I do. He gets straight A’s, yet he will be the first to dance like a maniac. This is the kid that volunteered to do a dance by himself in front of his entire class, just this year. He’ll talk about poop (while cracking up) and say “mom, I get that from you!” (which is true) He reads books about facts for fun, and even asked for a set of encylcopedias for his 6th birthday.

My kids are crazy and wild, and silly, and tiring, and mind boggling, and wonderful. The funny thing I have noticed about kids (and not even just my kids) Is how when they are born you are so amazed by how awesome they are, and you think they are just so wonderful…But the older they get, they just get better and better! Like you don’t even think about it as its happening, but your like..Wow, they are little people. With little personalitites, and damn these kids are pretty cool.


And to end with potty humor, here is the giant sized toilet paper roll. Fit for a king, or giant, or ten year old boy who thinks the word “ca-ca” is hilarious (guess what, I do too)

Ready to be planted


Sometimes insomnia is a really good thing. Last night I lay in bed and thought about making a giant sized toilet paper roll (I made it too, but will post photos of that tomorrow) Well rather then lay there for a few more hours thinking of stuff I wanted to sew, I got up to do it. Poor Tom was asleep yet didn’t seem the least bit surprised when as I am getting out of bed I say “I’m gonna go sew a huge toilet paper” :) Nothing (in relation to sewing) seems odd in this household.


Anyhow after I had finished the toilet paper roll (sized perfectly for the BFG I might add) I still didn’t feel tired so I decided to undertake the tree project I had been thinking about lately. Its about two feet tall, and a little over two feet wide, with branch span. I bought some burlap a while ago and it made me think about the trees waiting to be planted. Their little roots and dirt balled up in burlap. I hope to get a few different looking trees made, but everytime I post about something I am “going” to make I feel like I never get it done. Remember the venus fly trap? Well it looked like poop, so i never finished it. See! Once again a project I talked about before it was finished-ruined! Oh and my little tip for insomnia. When you can’t sleep get up and do something until you can…BUT force your self to still get up at the normal waking time (me 7am) no matter what time it is you finally get to bed (me 1:30am) Otherwise your going to sleep in and continue your insomnia the following night, a vicious circle!

Anyhow, someone emailed me saying a lot of my links on the link page are not working. I didn’t get to click through them all yet. But, if you happen to notice your link isn’t working please let me know and I will fix it right away!

Candy has started a craft blog called Craft Nation where she features a different crafter every entry.

Oh how I wish these amazing guys lived at my house! Look at those cute pink bodies–swoon!

Mid-Winter Cleaning..


This little fella went with all the other plush to LA for the G1988 Plush Week show. I forgot to post a picture of him with the other guys under the “news” section. Its no wonder he is sad!

I did some “mid-winter” cleaning of my fiber stash today. It has been out of hand for quite awhile. So I went through and took out either #1 stuff I have had for a long time and have never used. Or #2 Things I used a little of, and probably wouldn’t use more of for awhile. I came away with 5lbs of fiber to sell. I listed it up on Ebay. It feels weird to sell something on Ebay again. I haven’t in over three or four years!