on Saturday, February 28, 2009

One of the things I love most about my daughter is that she is always singing some little song, be it one she's learned or made up on the fly. Everything she says is a song.

It's been a while...

on Friday, February 6, 2009

and it will be a while longer. I just thought I'd let any readers out there know that I am alive. :P Some pretty big changes have happened in my life over the past couple of months.

- I am now a single mom.
- The kids and I have moved to North Delta
- I begin classes at Kwantlen in Richmond on Tuesday, February 10. Just upgrading for now, but hopefully I will be enrolled in a nursing program come this summer, or September at the latest!
- I don't have a computer! Well, I do... but I'm having a hard time getting windows running properly.

We are doing alright, though. Starting to get out in the new area... meeting people, and such. :)


on Saturday, December 27, 2008

This is a testiment, in my opinion, of my commitment to Sweet Earth Soaps. It just directs to my etsy shop right now, but I'm hoping that by the end of next month I'll have a fully functioning website :) I'll likely be moving my blog somewhere on to the site as well, at some point. We shall see! :D

Fingerless Frankenstein.

on Thursday, December 11, 2008

I knit my handspun yarns seen in this post. It is a lone fingerless mitten. I don't have any of the green yarn left, and thus can not make a matching mitten... but I'm pleased with it. It's an ugly little loner, but it was far more satisfying to knit my own yarn than yarn I had simply purchased. I'm afraid I might really be bitten by the spinning bug now that I've actually knit the yarn.

Oh joy!

on Sunday, November 30, 2008

I made my very first etsy sale! Oh joy, oh happiness! What a colossal ocassion!
While I have been selling for years, I've only recently started really trying on etsy in the last few months. Finally, it pays off.

This collaboration between Beneath the Rowan Tree (a very talented Canadian mama, btw. check her out!) and myself sold Saturday night.

Spin, spin, spin...

Recently, I was pleased to discover a large package on my doorstep. My mod swap gift from a fellow hyenacart forum moderator. Inside was such a wealth of goodies! A wonderful purse in my all-time favorite fabric, some funny knitting themed bumper stickers, a drop spindle and some lovely roving. Even a little sample of tussah silk - divine!

I broke in to one of the rovings right away, following a video on youtube for instruction. In a matter of two hours, or so, I'd turned a little pile of roving into a beautiful, relatively even bulky yarn. (stopping once to stop keilyn from cutting the other roving more than she already had and usher the kids off to bed *blush* lesson learned, I shouldn't be trying to learn a new craft when the kids are awake)

The next day, I busted into the next roving... which had been cut in to 5 sections by my little sweet pea. This definately increased the difficulty and the time required to make this yarn. it did not turn out nearly as even as the first yarn, but there are some very interesting colour changes.
Like I needed another craft :P

Crafty Goodness...

on Friday, November 28, 2008

So of course, Maternal Creations was a blast. :) I love getting to meet other local mama crafters. There is such a wealth of talented women here!
I chose a modest little table near the entrance, it worked out quite nicely. It was a great spot to oogle all of the passing babies :)

Some of Friday night's other amazingly talented mamas:
Owl & Pussycat and Roza - human-made things

I also ventured out with the kids to show the Saturday vendors some love. The usual suspects were there, and some new as well. The lighting was a little better for photo taking, being during the day instead of the evening.
One of a Handful, Little Bird Designs, Astarte Designs, and ?? (i missed the name)

Maternal Creations

on Friday, November 21, 2008

You can catch me at Maternal Creations tonight! I am so excited! I had a great time last year, met some very cool people and I have actually been looking forward to this craft fair all year. I just wish I were better prepared! I feel as though we're quite lacking in the knits area. Soap - not so much :P
Here is a sneak peak at what will be on the table.

I can't stress how amazing this craft fair will be! All items made by moms in the community, what a wonderful chance to support handmade, give more meaningful gifts and support local families at the same time?
There will be so much awe inspiring talent in this one little space, it's worth a visit even if you are done your Holiday gift shopping.

And, if you arrive early, maybe you'll catch one of the free 1/4 oz soap samples I'm offering :D