Archive for December, 2009


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Firstly, we have a tooth update. He did in fact lose his tooth on Christmas Eve. We were at a friend’s house having drinks when it happened. We gave him a plastic bag for said tooth after he refused to relinquish it into my care. When it came time to leave he could not find the tooth. I cannot explain the drama and stress the ensued for my poor little Virgo and myself at 8PM on Christmas eve.

We managed to get home and pretend that my friend would drop the tooth by later and place it in the pillow. There were many tears to say the least.

The next day all was forgotten with Santa’s visit and a lovely note from the tooth fairy.

We have had a wet Christmas which in a way has been nice. All the toys and books have been played with and read which might not have been the case if the sun was shining.

Today we made homemade bath bombs. They need a few days to set so I will update you on the verdict. Very easy to make and the kids were so into it. They want to use them now! The white things are frangipani petals sticking out of the top. We used lavender oil in hopes it will make them tired at bath time.

Here is the link to the directions.

I am chipping away at the hand quilting of Sloan’s quilt and am up to the border. I feel like the finishing line is ahead, but another quilt needs basting and quilting too. Desperate to try to finish them before February. I have been reading my two Material Obsession quilt books and having fantasies about the next project.

Hope you all had a happy Christmas and here is to 2010!!!


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Hanging On By A Thread


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My little man is losing his first tooth. We made this three days ago because I was convinced that tooth was coming out, but three days later it is still in there. It is hanging on by a thread and it could be any moment.

Visit from the big guy in red and the tooth fairy all in one week? Crazy!

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It was sweltering hot yesterday, but we made snowmen! We had a group of kids over for an all day playdate. I think it is really helpful to provide some guidance for some of the time with activities. Otherwise the house gets trashed with the kids taking every toy out and spreading then throughout the house.

This idea came from the book, “Kids in the Holiday Kitchen” by Jessica Strand and Tammy Massman-Johnson. It is such a sweet book filled with fantastic holiday craft ideas to keep the kids hands busy.

We used toothpicks to spear the marshmallows, frosting to “glue” them and assorted candy and chocolate to decorate.  Big hit!  A lot of eating went along with the crafting!

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Can you belive today is the last day of school? I am in shock! So excited to have the kids home and enjoy the house.

Life continues to be a bit of a struggle settling into the new house while co-habitating with builders who are finishing up. We are probably about 85% of the way there and the dirt, dust and mess are disheartening at times.

We are enjoying the house. I had my last Material Obsession class last week. I have two quilts to quilt over the holidays! I am chipping away every night, but find a struggle as I am so tired after having fun all day.

My husband had his birthday yesterday. He got a few little presents and the kids and I whipped up this cake as part of his celebration. It looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! It needs to sit for a week and a half, so next week we will be tucking into it!

I hope to post some photos of the quilts progress. Otherwise doing a lot of kid Xmas craft and will try to post some photos of our efforts. Crafting has suffered a bit this year, but 2010 watch out!

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