Thursday, February 22, 2018

mouse part II

Mollie Mouse has a "girl" cousin.
I think they will be best friends.
Mollie Mouse is envious of her sweater.
so I cast one on my needles last night
in soft pink baby yarn for her.

I have two more cousins and additional
 wardrobe items rolling around in my head yet.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


I've had this project waiting in the wings for a long time...
just call me "The Procrastinator."
I love Maileg mice but I'm just to tight to splurge on one.
So there began the hunt for a pattern.
I found it online and had to order the British magazine it was in.
This one is my test mouse.
There are at least 5 things I will change on the next one.
I'm sure the granddaughters won't mind a few mistakes.
 I may be crazy enough to be knitting a sweater for her.

Monday, February 19, 2018


While the soup simmers...
I sew!

I was feeling Americano this weekend...
red white and blue.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Post card Friday

"My gramma makes really good smoothies."


Thursday, February 15, 2018


I saw a lot of valentine cupcakes pictured on the internet yesterday.
It was all I needed to dig out these fabrics
 and create a little something new in my little sewing sweatshop.

My cupcakes are calorie free...
Can you tell I have a bit of a zipper pouch obsession?
I made these large enough to hold a notebook and pens plus more.

Mr. b knows I would rather have doughnuts than chocolate.
Thankfully the nearest bakery is 32 miles from home...
 if you know what I mean.
But we traveled the distance yesterday to
 enjoy lunch out and some Dutch Oven glazed doughnuts and rolls.

Do you diffuse?
Daughter knit and pearl and I bought diffusers
 recently and really like them.
 I love mixing the oils and the smell of them.
Plus they are also therapeutic.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Love is in the air

My parents - 1951 -
leaving on their honeymoon.
Isn't love lovely?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


We shipped out some sweet things
to the granddaughters for valentine's day.

These little purses have five compartments!

Melting crayons to make crayons is like Modge Podge...

I love the pom poms I made for zipper pulls.

I saved the sweetest for last...
she was not mailed to the grands however.
I may have just given their parents a heart attack?
She is one of my sisters golden retrievers pups for sale.
(Don't know how you could give up this one.)