Highlights of the Holidays Thus Far

Daddy made wooden tattoo machines for the children. They forcibly tattooed Aunty Julia’s face in a modern and benevolent reenactment of Polynesian torture. Hat tipped to Dylan Thomas and our somewhere around 25th annual Christmas Eve reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, I bought…

Candy with Some Gingerbread

Inspired by GirlGoneChild, I set out to make a gingerbread house with the kids.  Way too much fun.  In true form, the kids preferred the black licorice “pipes” to all other candy.

Runon

The A says Ah.  Let me fold the dough over and then you can punch it again.  Who wants to go to the laundromat?  Cochonne, stop eating the cat. That’s a very good ninja somersault!  Please stop banging your bike into the walls.  If you…

Giver

Meeps’ friend Caitlin sent her the loveliest little quilt.  Handmade presents truly rock the monkey.  Meeps cuddles this blankie, wraps Dolly in the blankie and loves pointing out the adorable little kidlets on the blankie. Thank you, Caitlin!

String Quilt

My first ever quilt block!  It’s not exactly a block I guess, since it’s not exactly square… but my heart was in the right place. Thank you to Film In the Fridge & Anna Maria Horner. In other news, had a fairly horrendous morning.  Scott…

Turning

Feeling like I have to make the most out of every last second of summer as the warning shot has been fired.  Yup.  In my mailbox this week was the local Fall Fair booklet.  Bob has been busy practicing writing his name so he can…

Midwife and Executioner

Those are two job titles I’ve earned since deciding to engage in our homesteading adventure.  The former I earned today, assisting Suki through her first delivery. Suki had been showing signs of labor all weekend.  She’d been pawing, contorting, heavy breathing, groaning, dripping mucous, contracting. …

Awesome New Toys

I love Etsy.  I really do.  I always find the best handmade creations.  Soos & Boots is definitely a new favourite shop.  And they’re Canadian, eh! The kids for Christmas got a lovely little set of crocheted bags, stuffed full of bright felted shapes.  It’s…

Needlin

I have this habit.  I get projects to 99% completion, and then something happens to distract me (life) and the project sits.  My apron needed no more than a dozen stitches to finish… 3 nights ago, I finally wrapped it up after 2 months wait. …

Starts With

Figured I should report back on our Night Weaning Journey. We started night weaning Meeps over Christmas, when Scott had some time off work.  The deal is I tell her The Booby sleeps at night and will be awake in the morning.  (5am).  The first…