Porch Cuties

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

There's construction going on on our street, so the boys sat out on the porch to watch the diggers live. They were thrilled!

Also showing off their new duds they got last night for our upcoming trip. Do you think Drew likes SpongeBob?

Caribbean Shawl

Monday, May 28, 2012

 I know. ANOTHER shawl. But they're so pretty and work up so fast!

This one's a "thank you for putting up with us and bombing in on you and eating all your food" gift for my mother-in-law. I'm thinking of making my sister-in-law one as well. Getting excited for our trip to Denver!

Project 52 - Week 21 - Dream

Friday, May 25, 2012

Project 52 - Week 21 - Dream
Now it's Rob's turn to be sick. =(

It takes a LOT to bring him down - and even more to get him to fall asleep on the couch. Hopefully he's not having those wacky, sick dreams. (You know what I'm talking about - we've all had them.) Hopefully he's just dreaming about feeling better.

I hate seeing my little guys sick. =(

Mixed Berries Shawl

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Same pattern as here and here.

Working on inventory for my shop. Stay tuned.

A Rose For My Rose

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Rose For My Rose - Twin Falls, Idaho - 2012
"A rose for my rose," he says as he hands me this lovely. I'm rather smitten with the man. ♥

Gray Shawl

I pretty much have this pattern memorized, now! Same pattern as I did here, but with a different yarn and hook. This one was made as a bartering deal with a friend from church. I get a couple jars of her wonderful homemade sugar scrub in exchange. Makes me happy. =)

I'm currently working on a luscious red one to sell. Can't wait to see how that one turns out!

Project 52 - Week 20 - Motherhood

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Project 52 - Week 20 - Motherhood
This little guy wasn't feeling well this morning (and required a little more TLC than I wanted to put upon the nursery people), so I stayed home from church with him.

I was pretty bummed, but that's just what motherhood is all about - sacrifice.

Sometimes I forget this, when all I want is five seconds to myself. Or to the bathroom without a chaperone.

Blinged-Out Granny Bags

A friend from church asked me to make some of these for her grand-daughters. She requested the particular colors and “lots of bling”. So, I hand-sewed some iridescent beads on to them. I'm pretty tickled with them! =)

Watermelon Baby Set

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Okay. I admit it. When I stepped back from finishing this set, I squeed. A little. A lot. Isn't it ADORABLE?! Much better than anything I could have hoped for!

I redid the dress to make it smaller, added green trim around the neck, and made the seeds bigger. I'm much happier with this version. The shoes and hat were easy after that.

I'd like to make more of these sets for my shop - if I ever get a moment away from gifts and commissions.

First Irises

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Irises - Twin Falls, Idaho - 2012
My irises are starting to bloom! Yippee!! =)

Magic Crust Custard Pie Recipe

It looks like a giant snickerdoodle, right? But it's so much better than that - and I love snickerdoodles!

I came across this recipe on a Facebook ad for Just A Pinch. It kept popping up and driving me nuts, so I decided to try it last night. Let's just say it didn't survive the night. Even the boys had two pieces each! It's so dangerously easy and tasty, I highly recommend it. And the whole "flour will settle to make its own crust" thing is pretty spiffy, too!

From Robyn Witt, Just A Pinch

- 1/4 c margarine
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 c milk, 2% (or higher)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c all purpose flour

1. Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend for 30 seconds.
2. Pour into buttered 9 inch pie pan. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (mine was still pretty jiggly after 45 minutes, so I left it in for another 10). The flour will settle to make its own crust.

Rob's First Bike

Saturday, May 12, 2012

 Last night, I suddenly became the mother of five. No, I didn't give birth to multiples, nor did we adopt. We simply offered to watch our friends' three, wonderful children so they could attend a banquet. They are such a delight and so well-behaved, I didn't really think twice when we were asked. Our night involved lots of soda, pizza, popcorn, romping, and a water fight. Needless to say, it was a little crazy, but a LOT of fun and we all crashed when it was over!

This same, very sweet family blessed us with some awesome hand-me-downs - a bike for Rob and a Power Wheels John Deere Tractor for both of them. Talk about ecstatic little boys!

More after the jump...

Project 52 - Week 19 - Weather

Monday, May 7, 2012

Project 52 - Week 19 - Weather
So glad it's becoming flip flop weather again!

Note: Foot model I am not.

Proud Mama Moment

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pretty proud of our little Cubbie. Not only did he finish his work book, but he was the only first year that memorized ALL 24 of his verses. Glory goes COMPLETELY to God for giving this little boy a beautiful mind - we seriously slacked on working with him! A HUGE thank you to his teachers for working with him and encouraging him.