Month: December 2011

A few words, and Merry Christmas!

Last week was a really difficult one for our family, and life has been pretty stressful since then. Last time I blogged I mentioned that Tiny was about to have a surgery putting a G tube (for feeding) directly into her tummy, so we could eventually phase out her nasal feeding tube. The surgery went… Read more »

My Folksy Tree

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So although I’ve posted all these ornament projects, I actually wasn’t planning on photographing my whole tree, because I’ve tried before and failed sadly–my dark basement living room makes for pretty regrettable pictures (I take all my photos in my kid’s room, which is the lightest room in the house).  But several of you have… Read more »

Holiday Hoopla: the Crocheted Baubles

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Another Pinterest find, these crocheted baubles were quick work after the meticulous (yet fun) details of the Matryoshka doll ornaments.  And they revived my appreciation for crochet (more of that appreciation to come!) I LOVE the way they look on my tree, and I wish I had six more. (the glass balls I bought at… Read more »

Holiday Hoopla: Nesting Doll Ornaments

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This is how I spent my Thanksgiving break: embroidering tiny little faces onto tiny little fat bodies. What a riot. I love these little ladies! If you haven’t noticed, I like  the really colorful, folksy, whimsical look for my Christmas tree. The less like a department store the better (shudder).  My inspiration for these honeys… Read more »