Friday, February 27, 2009

art club

Another art club at our house this week. We finished up shirts that the girls had started a few weeks ago.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


An early sign of spring around here is when the seed catalogs start to arrive. The first one came and it is always hard not to order almost everything in it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

please touch

Last week the kids had two days off from school. It was to cold for the zoo, so I decided to take them to the Please Touch. It recently relocated to Memorial Hall, a beautiful building in West Philadelphia. I had not been to the Please Touch in years. I used to take the two older kids when they were very young, but I was not a huge fan of the old one. I was a little nervous that my oldest son would not have a good time, but they all loved it. It is huge and there are tons for the kids to do. It is the perfect winter activity.

Monday, February 23, 2009

snapshot of winter 07

I don't know if it is because it is the dead of winter, but I seem to be short on words lately.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My yarn came for the sweaters and I love the colors.

Monday, February 16, 2009

more knitting

I recently decided to make a sweater for each one of the kids for next winter. I figure if I start now the chance that they will be done is pretty good.

I thought the Placket Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts would be perfect. It seems like a pretty simple straight forward pattern. I have made some other things from the book with success. The pattern ranges in size and will cover the four different sizes that I need. I ordered fifteen skeins of Malabrigo yarn in four differnt colors. I can not wait to start!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I am still busy knitting. i am almost done a huge project, more on that soon...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

art club

Yesterday we hosted my daughter's art club. We did several smaller crafts, all for valentine's day. One of the activities were cookie drawings. I made and iced sugar cookies for the kids and then they got to draw on the with food markers. A bit hit!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I just finished baking all the cookies for the teacher valentine gifts. I made chocolate and sugar cookie heart cut outs. I had cute plastic take out containers with hearts all over them and filled them with the bite-size cookies. The kids will make tags for them tonight and then we are all set to give them out tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have done a few custom orders the last few weeks. I have not made any note cards, but need to start again. I hve some new ideas for cards and I hope to get them done and listed on etsy soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

valentine's day

All eighty of the valentine's day cards are done and ready to be sent into school. They look simple, but since I let the kids do a lot of the work themselves it took way longer then it needed to. Now I need to bake the treats for the teachers.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

snapshot of winter 06

It is hard to believe that less than a week ago everything was covered with snow. Today was beautiful. I took the kids on a long walk. It was nice to get outside for a bit. I think the week is supposed to be decent.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

snapshot of winter 05

It looks like warmer weather is coming.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

snapshot of winter 03

Yesterday was our first real snowfall.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

a day off

The kids had off from school yesterday. I decided to take advantage of the mild winter weather and headed into the city. We spent some time at the zoo. Not many of the animals were out, but it was fun being one family of only a handful at the zoo. After the zoo we had a park bench picnic in Rittenhouse Square. I LOVE mild winter days!

Monday, February 2, 2009

one year

It has been one year since I first started selling on etsy. In that year I sold one hundred items through etsy, I guess that is decent. Maybe I should make a goal for the next year, two hundred sales.