Ballet

Ballet

A little over a month ago, I started doing ballet again. I had forgotten just how much I love it– and need it. It is like therapy, a chance to clear my head, focus on nothing more than the line of my body, position of my feet, and placement of my hands. It lets my … Continue reading

Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, and I am going to be completely honest: I dislike Good Friday. It depresses me endlessly. We read Isaiah 52:13-53:12 during the Good Friday liturgy and it makes me want to cry. He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from … Continue reading

Painted Quotes

Painted Quotes

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with quotations, song lyrics, and poetry. I have kept a “quotes journal” for as long as I can remember (and now have a Pinterest board of some of my favorites, too). This is a little watercolour project I started recently, highlighting some of my favorite quotes.

Five Years

Five Years

Somehow, this little baby is turning five today. I am not sure how that happened since it feels like he was just born– although at the same time, it feels like he has always been my baby and my life has always been being his mom. Strange, I know. He is such a joy and … Continue reading

Recent work

Recent work

Some recent stitching projects (both in progress and done): And I had the good fortune of going to an art class my good friend Kate was doing yesterday afternoon at one of our local libraries. We worked with acrylics and made lemon still life paintings. Not bad for 40 minutes, right?

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! We did some fun things on the actual day and the week or so leading up to it. We started earlier in the week by baking whole wheat Irish soda bread. G liked his slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar, while I went with … Continue reading

PomPom Animals

PomPom Animals

Yesterday the kiddo and I had a fun day at home, just the two of us. We started the morning off with a leisurely breakfast and knights & castle play, which was followed up with story reading, bread baking (more on that later!), and of course, a craft. I’ve recently become obsessed with normally interested … Continue reading

A little bunny play set

A little bunny play set

I made these little play sets for a swap recently. Little wood bunnies I woodburned and watercolor stained, with cork and fabric mushrooms, a flowery meadow play mat, and a watercolor stained wooden bowl and milk bottle for Bunny to use for a snack. The whole thing fits inside a wood lidded box. In case … Continue reading

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Last week, we did another project inspired by Outside Your Window. This time we read “Winter Trees,” then did a similar watercolor painting project as the previous week. We did this for two reasons: 1) my little guy loves crayon and watercolor together and 2) I like to do the same technique a few times … Continue reading

Fairy Swap Goodies

Fairy Swap Goodies

We received beautiful goodies from the Fairy Swap I participated in! Opening the package was such a joy! The love and care put into each handmade piece was so evident. In the package there was a flower fairy in a little pot, a beeswax flower with a little fairy curled up in the center, two … Continue reading