Monday, December 21, 2009


this is what happened when madelynn found me trying to take a nap on the couch in my pj's. it was apparent that i was lacking in style. don't worry, she fixed that.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


seriously, this silly moustache was fun for the whole family. the designer of this pattern is a genius.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


here's our update from movember. ok, we failed with the fundraiser, but now that we know it exists, we'll totally plan ahead for next year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

just in time!

i'm so glad i finished these little guys up in time to toss 'em in madelynn's stocking.
next mission: attempt to make some little enough for maximus in time for christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

handmade christmas:: part 2.

now that i am finally sitting upright for more than just a few minutes at a time, i was able to cut out all these pieces of fabric (thanks largely to my mother) for a sweet little project out of anna maria horner's book, seams to me. this is my first official project out of the book, but i can't wait to make each and every one!!

watch the mail!

love you!

handmade christmas:: the gift wrap.

madelynn and i have been busy making gift wrap "envelopes" by cutting up and painting paper grocery bags.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

most difficult...

this little project has by far been my most difficult knit to date.
i'm just glad i finished it...


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

handmade christmas:: the stockings.

here they are! i'm so happy with how they turned out. in order of appearance: karl's, madelynn's, mine, and maximus'. max's is done in a cute santa toile. it's much more manly than it looks in the picture.
i have yet to finish all the names, but they'll look like this.