Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I was so fortunate to Have Melinda for my Piggie Partner.  Saturday Melinda came to my house to meet.  We had a blast, we sat in the sewing room and talked and laughed, ate soup and cookies.  I love meeting my swap partners.  Malinda is so talented she does lovely work. We plan to get together often.   Thanks Val foe another Super Swap!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

February's Theme!

Years ago I bought this book to read with Kaela.
It was such a cute cover that I didn't even bother to read what it was about. Once we read it, we both fell in love, it was so cute and fun.
Kaela kept saying she was glad she didn't have a doll like Babushka's! I agreed with her but secretly thought Babushka was a very wise grandmother.

I hope you all take the time to go check it out....you won't be disappointed!

Babushka's Doll.

February's book: "Babushka's Doll"

February's ornament: matryoshka doll

February's challenge: use felt (like the one from Fa La La La Felt)

"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." ~Erma Bombeck

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Going to town........

Here is Mr. Pig

I decided Mr. Pig needed a going to town hat!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wee, Wee, Wee, Little Wool Piggie!

I'm happy to say that I finished up my piggie ornament for January. Little Miss Hamelina just needs a string and she'll be ready to hang on my YOE Tree.

I thinks she looks a bit like a hippo but I know she's a pig. Besides, I don't think hippos have curly tails. Anyway, Hamelina is made from a felted pink sweater cuff so she's recycled. Don't you love recycled wool? I do!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

An Owl Swap

Announcing the . . . . . Crafty Bits Swap Spot
Give a Hoot - Owl Swap

Hello! It's Jill. I'm hosting a new swap. This time we're swapping owls. Sign ups close January 30th and the ship date is March 1st. For swap details or to sign up, visit Crafty Bits Swap Spot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Peppermint Pixie

Sarah should have her package by now so I thought I'd post what I sent to her.

I made the little pixie from some doll parts that I had on hand, felt, and pipe cleaners.  I crocheted a little shawl and matching hat, I crocheted the legs and added a pom-pom for shoes.  I also added some little peppermint sticks for wings.

I hope Sarah likes everything I sent! 
 I had fun making everything!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The three little pigs....

One of the things I liked to do best when I was a kid was dance, sing and boss all the other kids around. We lived right next to an old grade school that had a separate gym...The school was shut down and so was the gym but we found a way in anyway..Why? Because not only were there basketball hoops, the perfect floor to roller skate on and rings hanging from the ceiling, there was (big build up here) a stage.....The perfect place for the things I loved to do. So we would crawl under the old porch that was the front entrance and wiggle thru a hole and crawl up into the gym. One of the plays that we would put on was the Three little Pigs. I had this record by Disney....(if you are asking what a record is you are too young to read this, go away. lol)

I was always the director (bossiness showing) and the narrator because he (she) had the biggest part...The weird thing is, I still know all the songs and who says what. We had this little play down to perfection. We even had dance numbers where I would make my sister play a certain part of the record and then turn it off at the appropriate times...(bossy). I miss those days where all the world was a stage and stories were magic.

Another weird little pig note is when we were kids we always called link sausages "little Pigs"...

So for the record, is that a weird little family thing or has anyone else heard of that? Just wondering...

And last of all, in closing I bring you pig in boots, just cause he is so darn cute....


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy new year!!!!!!

In honor of the pig theme, I just thought I would share a picture of a couple of friends and I running away from 2011.....2012 here we come!

After the year I had, I am pretty sure I am the pretty little piggie in purple in the lead.........

Monday, January 2, 2012

Yummy Peppermint Syrup!

Thanks Val for posting the recipe for the Peppermint Syrup.
Mallory and I put some over our vanilla ice cream and then we
crushed some candy canes up and sprinkled them over the top. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January's theme!!!!


Did you know that a pig is considered good luck for the New Year in many countries? Because of this, our FIRST theme of the year has to be the PIG!!!!
After all, we all can use some good luck!

January's storybook: One of the classics: The 3 Little Pigs
January's ornament: a pig (or a flying pig if your name is Jenny)
January's challenge: clothe your pig

Posting date for the ornament begins the 3rd week of January. Before then, try to read the book and post things pertaining to the theme!

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
-The Big Bad Wolf