Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The new look...

Allright, I decided I would not create confusion and change blog addresses. Instead I am doing a bit of sprucing things up. Spring cleaning so to say, in the Fall! So, I hope you all enjoy the new look and some of my plans to come for this little old blog..... Much of my life involves homemade goodness. Whether it be cookies in the oven, sewing an outfit or a new snuggly creature for the boys, keeping my hands busy with crochet during our Sesame Street mornings, or snuggling in a hand sewn quilt, our life is full of things homemade, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love the process of creating something for my little family, knowing that I am making something unique, something all our own, and infusing tender memories, a mama's hopes, and intended love, into each stitch. With each seam completed, or each row of crochet finished, I have puposefully created something out of love for my children. I love that feeling. With two boisterous boys, it is difficult to find the time and energy to create, but when I do, there is a sense of calm, a sense of purpose, and a renewed feeling of love and happiness that stirs in my heart. There are also exasperation and frantic pleas.... Caillou put the scissors down, Caillou stop winding bobbins, Caillou stop unwinding bobbins, Jasper stop licking fabric, Caillou stop poking me with pins, Jasper, please don't eat thread, Caillou where is my presser foot? Don't do THAT to the yarn!!!!! Please do not put a button in THERE!!!! My most peaceful and productive creative experiences come in the evening when they are in bed. I also love to help my boys create their own little projects. Which that too can be stressful, I shudder to think of how many crayons they have eaten this past year, far too many to count that is for sure! But the point is I want to fill my childrens lives with creative experiences, and homemade goodness. So, I will be posting a little more around here, some of that homemade goodness. Recipes, projects, patterns and tutorials, and even hope to get started some homemade swaps. So, I hope y'all enjoy the changes around here. Have a great night!


  1. Hi Ashley,I love the new look of your blog. I am guessing you made all those wonderful critters in the header picture...they are all just adorable.I pray your morning sickness will pass soon and you will be feeling much better.Our little Colton and your Caillou would have a ball together for sure,getting into much mischief afraid will be away for a few days....attending my uncles funeral with my parents.....blessings

  2. Sounds great!!! I can't wait!!! You are better know that.

  3. Sounds great. You are very talented and should show it all.