After much thought and consideration, I have decided to end this blog here.
I hope you enjoyed my adventures in learning to sew, entertaining my toddler and my cooking.
As it is with many families, my life is a busy one. I am wanting to put more focus on my family, my business and my health.
Thank you to those who have stopped by. I have truly enjoyed having you all here to join me along the way.
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I thought I would post this nice reminder because it is something we often forget about.
(photo via etsy)
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I have been trying to teach myself to knit.
I started with a dishcloth for my first project. I made another dishcloth for my second project. For my third project I wanted to make something different.
I searched Ravelry for a project and found this great pattern for Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves. They are good for a beginner because they are worked flat and have a simple repeating pattern. I also knew my 10-year-old would love a pair of these!
I am really happy with how they turned out despite the small mistakes in them.
Now I just need to figure out what I will knit next!
What did you make when you were learning to knit?
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We’re just starting our fourth week of homeschooling. It’s been a bit of adjustment, but we are definitely loving it.
The first week was filled with tears and uncertainty (from me, not my child!).
The second week, I found that I had a general idea of what we would be working on the next day. Things started to fall into place. And my toddler started to fall apart. Not only was my time shared with a daycare child in the home, it was now also shared with her older sister being there all day. The result was almost constant whining, an increase in tantrums, clingy/needy behaviour and by the end of the week she was starting to have pee accidents during the day and wetting the bed at night.
The third week, things were getting a little easier still and the routine was starting to become more natural. My toddler was still acting up, but this was the last week that I had my daycare child.
And here we are at week 4. We had a great day today and got a ton done. My toddler and I will get some one-on-one time tomorrow while my oldest is at an activity morning for homeschoolers. I’m going to work at planning some regular days out. We’ve been feeling a bit of cabin fever lately, not only from the homeschooling, but also from the weather we’ve had. Some sunny days are in the forecast for this week, so I am hoping to get the kids out to the park for some fresh air and exercise.
I had great intentions of having all kinds of activity bags for my toddler. They are getting done VERY slowly, but they are getting done. This week I made her some lacing cards. They didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, but she loved playing with them. She told me she was knitting like Mommy, and I told her that it was more like sewing and that she was sewing like Mommy. She was very pleased.
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The funny thing about learning to knit, is that someone else will see you knitting and decide to try it too.
That’s my 2-year-old. Do you want to know what she’s knitting? Apparently, it’s a hat for Daddy. Such a sweetheart!
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Not too long ago, my blogging buddy Andi, from Laundry on the Line, was nice enough to pass a blogging award on to me! (Thank you!)
At the time, I chose to hold on to it, but now I am ready to pass it on.
There are three wonderful bloggers I would like to recognize.
Artisan in the Woods - Okay. Maybe this is cheating a bit. This is Andi’s other blog. If you love crafting, you will love this blog. At Artisan in the Woods, you can see all the wonderful things that Andi makes – quilts, crochet, and more!
Little Pink Cupcakes - A very new blog, but a great place to visit! Little Pink Cupcakes is a blog about sewing, knitting, cooking and crafting. She shares all the great things she makes (and even the things that didn’t turn out so great). Filled with lots of great inspiration, recipes and pictures of her adorable children.
Bento Diva - Have you joined the bento craze? If you are looking for seriously cute ways to serve lunches and snacks to your little one, be sure to check out this blog. Filled with lots of great ideas and a great FAQ section for those new to bento. I don’t do a ton of bento myself, but do occasionally serve something extra fun for the kids, and I love all the great ideas found here.
Congrats ladies! I look forward to your future posts!
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