Monday, November 23, 2015

Wish I could show you my Christmas weaving!

I wish I could show you the things I've been busy making for Christmas presents, but I don't want to spoil the surprise!  Instead, I have these really cute pictures of David to share!  He's at least wearing handwovens in the first one!!

Singing at the piano...

Crunching leaves...

Throwing leaves... 

Playing in week old snow, because snow lasts and lasts here compared to Arizona!!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas crafting!

It's been pretty chilly here, very nice weather to put you into the Christmas mood!  We finally enjoyed our first snow of  the year, and although it was very small, it was wonderful! I'm looking forward to many more!

And we've begun our Christmas cheer by enjoying David's new Christmas romper!  I was delighted with how it turned out!  I was worried about sizing though.  I made this pattern a few weeks ago to practice and he's definitely between sizes, but I decided to go with the larger one knowing he will only get bigger!  :)

Hope you're enjoying your season so far!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dressed to the nines....

I'm thrilled with how this outfit turned out!  I did handweave the houndstooth fabric, but I didn't handweave the cloth for the shirt, but I did sew it into a shirt!

Off to a fun day at the zoo today!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Party Animal Pants

Pants, pants, pants!  We're all about pants now that there is a great fallish chill to the air.  I decided during the move that I have way too much yarn, so I really need to work on using up my stash.  I intended to drop a few low cones with this project, but unfortunately, I didn't use up any colors!  Some of the cones are very low, but I guess that means I will have to do this rainbow plaid again! 

I decided to cut this one up into fancy pants for David.  I used the "Big Butt Baby Pants" pattern, made by Rae.

It is the only pants pattern I have used for David's entire life, and it's my favorite!  These are 24 mo, and the pattern goes to 2T, so I have another year and a half before I really need to find another great pants pattern for him!

We decided to do our photoshoot at Garden of the Gods, which is an amazing place to visit!  It's so pretty there!

Here's the pattern for you.  It's a broken twill so the floats are no longer than 2 threads. So far, the pants seem to be holding up to all the wear and tear he puts them through!  No snags even!

Last January I made him some blue on blue houndstooth pants also, and it was for this size.  I just pulled them out of some moving boxes last week and they also fit wonderfully!  They are soft and warm, and the floats are also no more than 2 threads!

As you can see, his new favorite activity is to wear his buckets as hats!

He really cracks us up!

Fall in Colorado is definitely awesome!  We took our favorite drive tonight and enjoyed some scenery at the Palmer Park lookout. 

Then we took a short walk on a trail because it started to rain.  David found this awesome pinwheel treasure!  It was windy and a little sprinkly so it was moving fast!

A few weeks ago (at the end of September) we drove up into the mountains and saw some awesome aspens and colors!  This drive is going to be our new yearly tradition!

I hope you are enjoying fall where you are!  And I hope you're getting lots of weaving done, too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back at it!

My very first "Made in Colorado" item, and it's made in my very own craft room! I started this birthday present for someone with a birthday in November... although, I'm not going to share who, or what it is. I'm not even going to tell you if it's knitted or woven. I'm not even going to let you see what colors it will be. You'll have to make all those guesses yourself!


Here are some of the activities from the last few weeks here in Colorado:

My sister came to see me!








Puddle splashing!


Visited the gorillas at the zoo:


Driving a tractor

Lots more home cooking going on here now!


And of course, we enjoy the outdoors every single day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

And the crafting has begun!

Before we left Arizona, I had discovered printing my own t-shirts and it was so much fun!  While unpacking, I came across 2 more shirts I needed to make for David before he outgrew this size (probably in Oct we will make the size switch).  I love this little robot, and decided to print opposites on it.  And then the white bike shirt is a repeat from one I made him in June because the original shirt size (18 mo) was one size too small (more like 12 mo fit), even though it was marked as his size (18 mo).  These shirts are the next size up (24 mo), and they are the same size as his current size (18 mo).  I took a sharpie and made the corrections to all the shirt's labels so when the next kid comes along I won't be confused!

And here is a random pic of him reading.  More and more lately he asks to read a book!  It's so wonderful!  I love it when he comes running up to me with a book in his hand and wants to sit in my lap.  I stop whatever I'm doing and read with him.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015