Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crafting On

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two, post it on your blog, on Instagram #craftingon and/or Flickr and then share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

crafting on
In a tribute of sorts to Yarn Along and sweet Ginny for sending you my way I thought I would share what I am currently knitting and reading.

First the knitting - I am back to work on Baby F's Ola's shorts after a mini hiatus from them. The pattern was translated and some of the translation didn't quite come through. I contacted the designer with no response. I threw my project in the corner to gather dust but then thankfully another raveler reached out to me and saved me. Now I am happily knitting away.

As it may be clear from what I am currently reading, I am determined to get my life in order.  just can't handle the way things are any longer. Sure they are magnified at the moment in this temporary house but either way I need to make some changes fast. I picked up Frugal Families  and Organizing from the Inside Out from the library with high hopes in getting organized for the first time in my life (not exaggerating, just ask Kevin) as well as find a way to live off our much more modest income in a much more expensive area. Here's hoping they help me out! Any other books suggestion in these categories?

What are you working on? Happy creating!

Sunday, July 23, 2017


I managed to complete a few projects over the past couple of weeks but forgot to share them here.

campfire set campfire campfire Little campfire set. This campfire set, which consists of a fire, wood, marshmallows on sticks to roast, graham crackers, chocolate and smooshed roasted marshmallows, was actually meant to be a surprise for the boys room once we got to our new home. Since it will be quite awhile until that happens now (don't remind me!) I decided to gift it to them early.
mellowshorts mellowshorts mellowshorts Mellowshorts Oh my word this pattern is adorable!I modified the straps a bit to have one button instead of two in the back. Detailed notes are on my rav page.
spring into summer romper Spring into Summer romper (Sorry for the IG photo. I must have deleted the original.)These had been finished for awhile but were just waiting on a blocking. My size mods seemed to have worked.

And just because he is the sweetest thing... bellybutton Showing me his bellybutton uphill break at dusk Climbing up the hill in our backyard at dusk
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