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Fabric Chess Board

Fabric Chess Board

Using birthday money my parents gave me, I ordered my first set of chess pieces. They are lovely and are weighted & sized for competition (not that I will ever be a good enough chess player to compete!). I did not order a board because I wanted to make my own out of some of … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

I made my sisters a couple of handmade gifts for this past Christmas. Keychain wrist lanyards: I thought this would be good for each of them for dog walking. My younger sister has two dogs and my older sister recently started her own dog walking & pet sitting business (check it out here!) (I designed … Continue reading

Catching up

Catching up

I know I do not blog much any more. But, as it is a new year, I am trying to “catch up” and get back at it, because I really do enjoy it. To start catching up, here a couple pictures from this last Autumn that I never shared. The Kiddo wanted to be a … Continue reading

A new venture

A new venture

I decided in mid-February to try something new and signed up to be an Usborne book rep. I have had a slow start because of various things, but I finally had my official kick-off party last weekend. It was a Book Brunch, with a massive amount of baked goods I made,  a craft project, friends … Continue reading

Holy Week

Holy Week

Today is already Monday of Holy Week. Yesterday we celebrated both Palm Sunday and the little guy’s birthday! (How is he 6 already? Seriously?) And Lent has sped by! Our Lenten spiral is almost full of candles, meaning Easter is almost here: This week when we add a candle, we will say the Collects for … Continue reading

More Candlemas Fun

More Candlemas Fun

I just wanted to share a couple other Candlemas related goodies. I participated in a wonderful Waldorf swap for the holiday, for which I made wooden St. Brigid’s figures (it was a Candlemas/St. Brigid/Imbolc swap). One side is St. Brigid, the other a candle. They are made from poplar and were wood-burned and water-colour painted. … Continue reading

Buttons, buttons, & more buttons

Buttons, buttons, & more buttons

My younger sister gave G a button making kit for Christmas. Let me tell you, this is waaay more fun than it ought to be! The kit came with the pin pieces, a pin-putter-together thing (official name), and four different fabrics. You just cut a circle out of fabric, put it face down in the … Continue reading

Advent: Getting Ready

Advent: Getting Ready

Our Advent activities were rather simple this year: handmade gifts, hanging greens (we decorated our wreaths with a group of friends, which was lots of fun), putting out the Nativity, setting up our Christmas village. (He got a letter from Santa, thanks to his Nana! He was so excited, he couldn’t hold the letter still.) … Continue reading

St. Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day

December is filled with many chances to celebrate! December 13 is St. Lucia (or St. Lucy) day. This day is very popular in Sweden, although St. Lucia was actually Italian. “In the liturgy of the Church, Saint Lucy has held, and still holds today, the inspiring position of a saint whose very name reminds the … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2014

St. Nicholas Day 2014

Last Saturday, December 6, was St. Nicholas Day! We celebrated at home and at church. When G woke up in the morning, he found a couple treats in his slippers, plus we read a story and talked about St. Nicholas and why he is special.That morning, we also headed to church for St. Nicholas crafts and … Continue reading