My sister and I have been going out thrifting about once a week. We have so much fun together, and we usually find one or two goodies to bring home. A few weeks ago I found a tote full of knitting needles (you can see them above in the jars) and then today I found this circular knitting needle holder that hooks to a hanger, with all those circulars in it for $8! I was so excited!

I haven’t been knitting as often because I usually knit the most twice a week during swimming. I forgot to mention on the blog because things have been so busy with Easter and the kid’s being out of school, but B actually broke his arm when we were in Florida.

On one of our last days there he was playing near the pool area with which was concrete but wet and he fell on his arm. We put ice on it, made sure he could move everything, but it didn’t seem like he broke anything. He had some swelling the next day, but never cried over it (not even when he fell) and over the counter medicine seemed to help. We had some one from the first aid area look at it too and he said is just seemed like a sprain. Well when we get home I took him in Monday morning to have the doctor check him out. She said she doubted it was a fracture because it hurt him on both sides of his arm, but she sent us for x-rays to be sure. Well sure enough he had fractured not one, but both of the bones in his arm and now has a cast. He was such a trooper about all of it, and really rarely even complains about the cast. Just goes to show that without x-rays we might of gone on thinking he just had a sprain. You might have noticed his blue cast in the last entry.

Anyhow he won’t be back to swimming now until the Summer session, so the knitting has taken a backseat. With all these knitting needles popping up though, I think I need to make some time for it once again.

Besides thrift shopping, dying eggs, and breaking arms I have been doing lots & lots of sewing!
I plan to have a shop update soon, I’ll announce the date once I have all the plush I want to make for it finished. I will have terrariums & terrarium necklaces too!
I am also stockpiling a bit because I will be Selling my goods art Art Star Craft Bazaar Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA. Hope to see you there!

Holiday Update!



****I got some more stockings so I have 20 MORE stockings now! Once those are all gone I’ll remove this
The shop update is finally up!! :) :) I am offering a free stocking with all orders of $50 and up (not including shipping) Every stocking is different, they are filled with things like my past plush, plush from various shows I have done, handmade card, candy, etc. I have 20 of these stockings and once they are all gone I will update this post and remove the photo and text. (Sorry for the bad photo—it is so dark and rainy today!)

Pittsburgh PA








My whirlwind trip to Pittsburgh this weekend was a lot of fun. My most favorite thing in Pittsburgh has to be our friends Tracey & Greg (Tracey is one half of the amazing Friend Or Foe plush monster makers)

I made the drive out to Pittsburgh the day of the show, which meant leaving my house at 4am. My craft-show friend extraordinaire Katie was going to come with me for a road trip, but her and her son were sick. Being sick isn’t fun in the first place, but being sick and on a road trip away from pajamas and hot tea? would be no fun at all. I kept myself company by listening to a book on cd by Miranda July that I have had for awhile. I read the book before but couldn’t pass it up when I found the cd set for $1. It made the time go by quickly.

I had some pretty sleepy moments during the show, so if you came by and said hello while I was mid-yawn I’m really sorry about that! At the end of the night I checked into my hotel which was Shadyside Inn and Suites. I got it for a really great price, and it turned out to be a renovated apartment building so my “room” including a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom! It was pretty much wasted on me since Tracey took me out to dinner for some amazing vegetarian mexican food. Then I came back to my one night apartment rental and crashed. But it is good to know for future stays.

The next morning Tracey picked me up and took me out for breakfast and then to the Phipp’s Conservatory. It was beautiful there, I wanted to take a photo of every plant, flower, and tree. They have a room with orchids, one full of chrysanthemums, another with cacti. I imagine it would be an amazing place to visit in February when the Pennsylvania winter just won’t seem to ever end. They were still in the middle of decorating for holidays. I really loved the plant in the bottom photo (but of course cannot remember the name) it had beautiful green leaves and a back stem. We also saw bananas, lemons, coffee beans, cocoa beans, and kumquats growing. A perfect way to spend the morning.

Then I started the drive home, picked up B from his cousins and got back in the early evening. I cannot wait to see Tom tonight. He had his own trip to Chicago this week/weekend and just landed at the Dulles airport around the same time I was arriving in Pittsburgh on Saturday–so I miss him so much. Lucky for us the next trip we are taking will be together!

***Shop update news I have lots of goodies to photograph and add to the shop, and something extra special for all orders over $50 (cant wait to share that) but it is going to take a little while to photograph and edit everything. So I am planning the update for Monday Nov 21st so I won’t be rushed and miss anything. I’ll make another announcement the day before to remind everyone.