Friday, December 19, 2014


 A long while ago my MJ out grew the use if his receiving blankets. He was a long baby and even though they were on the larger size they were no longer usable. I did how ever keep them because well MJ is the last and I just couldn't bring myself to do it. 

Well my little guy has plenty of jeans and pant but not to many to just lounge around at home. I used to just put him in pj pants but he would freak thinking he's going to bed. So we bought 2 pairs of sweat pants but if he's messy those two are not enough. 

All this to basically say I took one if those sweat pants and made a pattern from them. Then used those flannel receiving blankets to make him lounge pants. I cut out three and sewed two. I still have 4 blanket left but I am going to save those for when he out grows the ones I made

Those are the first pair. MJ is always moving. 

Those pictures are the best I can do with my crazy whirlwind of a son

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some Christmas Gifts

Yes I actually was able to make some gifts :)
This cute idea I saw in the internet. 
Paper towel roll cut stuck in a mason jar filled with candy around (in this case m and m's) and hidden inside a surprise. I stuck lotto scratchers in the two I made. 
Add ribbon and a candy cane and ta-da a cute gift for say a bus driver (a really nice one. This year we only have 1 nice one - long story) and say a speech therapist :)
This not great picture is  a hat with tardis blue tardises on it. It's for my stepson's girl friend. She's a doctor who fan too

This is for my friend. I made her a little something. 
It's the embroidery in finished form. A little zippered bag. She's a knitter. We always can use bags like this. And
I made a little peace dove ornament. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Adventures in baking

Today was a fun day. I baked a bunch and we got a tree and it's all decorated. Granted none of this helped with the huge list of thing I need to make for Christmas. I am so behind it's not funny. Surgery,  being sick, everyone else being sick and all the other craziness that happened I am like 2 months behind. Just gonna do what I can. It's the only thing I can do. 

Anyway today was fun. It all started with making another Kringle (I tweaked the recipe) and I managed a picture of a piece. It's like a cinnamon roll but in different form and much easier to make. 
Okay it's not a great picture but oh so good. I also made pizza/calzone braids and sorry no pictures but very yummy. Lastly I made these cookies called butter horns. It's a tradition in my hubby's family. It was a big to do when we were first married about getting the recipe. The whole certain way to make them and all. Well I mostly made them the traditional way until today. See they are supposed to use walnuts and I didn't have any. What I did have was pecans. Mmmmmm. So being the rebel I am I broke tradition. :)   They were very yummy. Sorry no pics. 
Yeah I guess I have to remember to take food pics :)

ETA: pics   Here are the cookies. Well 2 of them

And can't forget the tree!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Well I hoped for an easy day

It didn't happen. 

Today was supposed to be baking (for fun I was going to try a Kringle) tea and knitting. 
Well the Kringle was amazingly yummy and everyone liked it. Tea is well tea but the knitting well it didn't want to behave. 
It's a hat for my sister (another Doctor Who fan) - there's Daleks around the hat. I made the large adult size just to be safe. I finished it wove in all the ends and went to try it on. It fits MJ. How the heck did a large adult instructions turn into a toddler sized hat. Granted MJ has a huge toddler head but come on!!  It fits K perfectly ( he head is smaller then MJs - yes hard to believe but it's true). So I can give it to her for Christmas but then I'll still need something for my sister. 

Some days it sure feels like the stars are aligned against me. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Embroidery Update

Other side done

I'm using tea dyed linen. Which is good because my little darling knocked it into my tea. I rinsed it off and no stain. Yeah!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Well it's been a while

Let's see. Thanksgiving happened and them all and I mean all of us got the cruddy ick that went around. Pretty nasty ick too. Half of us needed 2 rounds of antibiotics (of course I was one of them).  So basically I got nothing done. So time for catch up. Thing was, I was ahead before Thanksgiving. Oh well. 

Here is some embroidery I finally got to start. It's for my friend who hopefully I'll be seeing before Christmas. After everything is embroidered I am going to turn it into a zippered pouch :). Hopefully all goes easy and well. I am making it up as I go. That seems to be the theme for me of late :). Makes it interesting