Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! (only a day late!)

We got our tree at Garden World last week, but then unforeseen circumstances led to the tree not getting decorated. It was just one of those years where tree decorating wasn’t on the menu. But the tree is beautiful in it’s own right, and soon the tree will go back outside and be planted on our property to be enjoyed for years to come.

And how about that new tree skirt? I’d always wanted to make one, so I found this Swirly Girls pattern that I really liked. Swirly Girls PatternThe pattern uses the Creative Grid 30 degree Ruler which is really slick. Creative Grid RulerIt goes together really fast. I made my version scrappy and used up a lot of red and green fabric. I only had only one actual holiday fabric that I used and the rest where just holiday-inspired.

I hope all of you had a very merry Christmas! And now, next up…..New Years!





Craftsy End of Year Sale SaleEnd of Year Sale at Craftsy!

All sorts of things are on sale for this end of year sale. Depending on what craft you are excited about, click on any of the links below to go to the Craftsy website and check it out. The sale runs until December 25th at 11:59 pm MT. Enjoy!

Knitting and Crochet: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Quilting, sewing and embroidery: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Jewelry and paper crafts: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Gardening and woodworking: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Cake Decorating and cooking: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Photography, painting and drawing: Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Sale
Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Course Sale – $19.99 or less!

My Pup Turns 4 Years Old

Where does the time go? My “little” girl (she’s 82 lbs)  turned four years old on December 1st. So what does any self-respecting doggie parent do? Well, go down to the local pet store (Wags! is a fabulous one here in Eugene!) and buy a birthday cake, of course. Duh.

So here she is….you can kind of feel what she must be thinking in these photos…..! But I’ve captioned them for you just in case you can’t imagine.

I am looking forward to another crazy fun year with her as part of our pack! She certainly keeps us on our toes.