Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feeling Felty

While in Eugene I picked up this nice wool sweater at Value Village with the intention of felting it. (I picked up a few others but I like them so much I can't bring myself to felt them!) And so I made my boy a pair of mittens and matching hat today. I will admit to bribing him with Christmas chocolate in exchange for posing for these pictures. Is that bad?? All week I've been tempted to go back to Value Village to scout out some more sweaters but I'm trying to downsize over here (to make room for the new babe) and so I've been good. But I tried on this hat myself and it fits and the pattern is so cute and easy that I think a trip is in order! So keep watching you might see a set for me in the near future. Happy New Year to All!!

Funky Chickens

I know most of you aren't as obsessed with chickens as I, but I just can't help myself. Today to my delight I found that both of my production reds had started laying and had been sitting on a half a dozen eggs (which they wouldn't let me see yesterday since they were sitting on them). And so I'm sharing a picture of the beautiful brown eggs that I got this morning.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chocolate Madelines

Look at me getting in one more post before the end of the year. Aren't you proud? See - I told you I'd try to be better. Ok, I don't have anything super exciting to post but after returning from our trip to Eugene to visit my parents I was inspired to bake some madelines and dip them in chocolate. My grandmother in France sent a little package with some madelines in them and although I had a few, I didn't quite get my fill. So I made more. Here they are:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Hi, I'm back, or at least I hope so. Sadly it's been over a month since I last posted. I will try to be more diligent about posting. It's not like I haven't been busy making and creating over here it's more like I've been spacey about taking pictures and blogging. So let's see here... we had Thanksgiving at our house this year and it was a hit. We went and cut our Christmas tree in the Olympics the day after Thanksgiving (which was gorgeous) and had a great time. Although I think next year I won't do it quite so early since our tree is really DRY! But here are a few pictures to share: Oh yea - I just remembered why I haven't been blogging. I actually worked a lot this month. I helped out at the Farm Kitchen for about 3 weeks wrapping all the goodies they were selling at various sales, baking gingerbread, making gingerbread house and working at the gingerbread house parties. So I've been busy. I did however find a little bit of time to make a few Christmas gifts including aprons, skirts, hats, and oven mitts. I didn't however remember to take any pictures! So if any of you out there received one of these and wouldn't mind - I'd love a picture! I'm signing off for now because I desperately need to clean my house before the festivities begin but I promise I'll be back!