Peanut butter cups

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today was one of those days where I needed that pick-me-upper, nerve soothing, quiet place something something. As my mind tries to recall those meditation CDs where they start off with "lie down, close your eyes, relax...", boys are bouncing every which way yelling at each other.

So the next best thing of course was to make myself peanut butter cups.

These are sooOOO delicious! Nom nom nom nom nom...

If you can't beat it,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Play in it.

So we had our annual "spring was so hot skin burning +26°c, but in a few hours 0°c crazy snowfall" weekend. From blowing bubbles outside one day to wearing snow pants and gloves the next.
For kids it's the greatest thing in the world, and as an adult we have a lot to learn from our kids' everything is exciting attitude. This snow was the best building snow I've ever seen. It was so sticky and so pliable. A fort was definitely in order.

What have you been up to busy bee?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Remember this cowl scarf I made a while back. Well, I had someone that wanted to order one. I made a few of these in different colors just to see how they would look. This wood color one is my favorite so far. I love the reddish tint to it.

Cowl wrap, color: wood

I've also been busy creating a mini instructional booklet that goes along with each cowl wrap and here's a little sneak peak of it.

Cowl wrap how to snippet

Why putting so much work and effort into this? Yes, I am planning to sell them online probably near fall and of course at Thrive. If more request maybe sooner, but it is spring and I doubt people would wear a thick wrap around scarf biking and gardening. You should! wink wink, nudge nudge. Haha!

Today is...

Earth Day.

What can we do?

What will you do?


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lack of posts because I've been listening to them as I do this,

And lot of this going on,

and this,

I don't think spring came soon enough for those two.

Happy weekend everyone!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring break was much needed. We were up in the city for the first half visiting family and friends, lots of shopping for new shoes, clothes, beds for the boys, renovation stuff. I managed to go to the fabric store and treated myself to a few fabrics.

I saw this and I just had to get it. So detailed and pretty. I have no clue what I'm going to with it yet. I'm such a fabric hoarder!

So we came back last Tuesday and since then we've been all really sick. Lots of coughing, runny noses, sore throats, headaches , fevers. Lucius got the worst of it all. He got this red rash all over his face and body. Poor guy. We are all slowly getting better thank goodness, but I would like a refund on the second half of my spring break please.

Yesterday I was cleaning out my sewing/craft room and finally got a chance to put some threads into this box my mother-in-law found in the dump last summer. It's actually a box for fishing stuff embroidery floss and when she asks if I wanted it, I immediately said yes even though it's missing a couple trays.

Cleaned it inside out and it's the perfect thing to hold all my spools of thread and other sewing tools. I can't wait to paint over the anchor part to personalize it. One person's trash is definitely another person's treasure. Thumbs up to reusing!

edit: (thanks to a reader that notified me that this box is actually for Anchor embroidery floss not for fishing supplies. Silly me!)