Friday, January 17, 2014

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

{This Moment}- A Friday ritual. A single photo- no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. 

Inspired by Soulemama

If you're inspired to do the same, Leave a link of "your moment" in the comments for all to find and see. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stained Glass Windows & Tea

:: Stained Glass Windows & Tea ::

This week has been one of those where I feel like I never sit down because there is something needing my attention. Call it nesting or just plain old procrastination but I was getting tired really quickly. I decided yesterday to stop and just spend some time crafting with the girls in the morning. The laundry, dishes, and baby preparations can wait. I turned on my newest teapot and made some Earl Grey. Then frothed some milk for a deliciously yummy tea. These are two new gifts that I received for the holidays. I am becoming quite obsessed with tea. It just hits the spot every time. 

I had no clue what we were going to make but I decided that we needed some color in our home on these dreary cold winter days. So, we experimented with stained glass windows. They turned out beautifully. I used card stock circles, tissue paper, and laminating sheets basically whatever we had on the craft shelf. 

I let the girls rip up and cut up pieces of tissue paper to use to create the stained glass effect. We sandwiched the tissue paper and rings between two sheets of laminating pockets. 

They look so cheery and happy hanging on our door. A little tea and color can go a long way when it come to slowing down and enjoying the moment. 

If you have any questions about how to make these, leave me a note and I'll get back to you. 

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along :: 

Last week I got my package of yarn and yarn cards in the mail from Beaverslide Dry Goods. It is a new website to me and I am love with it. I love finding new places to purchase yarn. I bought the yarn because I am participating in my first ever KAL and it is a mystery where we get a clue once a week. It is from Ysolda. I am having a lot of fun with it and it is nice to work on something for me. ( spoiler alert: if you are participating too, then you might want to avoid a picture below)

I also knit up a baby cap to match the newborn sweater and I cast on another cap because they are great quick little knits. My girls each want a hat too so that is the next thing on my list.

I was inspired by Ginny last week when I saw she was reading some Willa Cather. I stopped by the library and picked up two of her works. I am almost finished reading A Lost Lady and I am looking forward to re-reading O Pioneers! I love her stories and I have been reading them since we first read them in high school.

What have you been knitting this week?

Joining Ginny of Small Things