Thursday, December 27, 2012


 I've been sporting pink.
Realizing my problems are small compared to the world's
Trying to be a cheerful light to all I meet
Growing everyday
Missing Africa
Thinking about my friend's accent challenge
Learning to deal with frustration
Tired of "growing up"
Taking time to play with the kids
Realizing how I take my marvelous, amazing and loving family for granted

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
-- Desmond Tutu

My Aunt has surgery today.
December 27

She's an amazing cook. 
Helps so many people.
One of the most cheerful people I know.  
A role model. 
A friend. 
An important part of my Family.
 And so much more. 

We had fun yesterday, spraying pink in our hair to demonstrate our support for my Aunt. (Middle)
It should stay in for a few washings, so I'm going to keep the pink for as long as I can. (Probably can't get away with it on Sunday...)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Puppy Love

 A little over a week ago we were puppy sitting for one of my friends. (Her unknown Christmas present) He's a 9 week old (at that point 8) Poodle Maltese mix. Adorable little rascal. Most of the time he just sat in my lap while I worked on projects.

Loved to sit on shoulders and watch Andrew play Minecraft

I'd put him on the ground and he'd play "tag" chasing after me as I ran around the living room/kitchen/dinning room. He's fast for a little guy! 

Happy Boxing Day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Latest Project

For the girl who has hardly sewn anything in her entire life that wasn't all straight lines and right angles, I am really proud of how my latest project has turned out. :D For those of you who don't know, it's Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. He's made of fleece, and has a magnetic fish he can "pick up".  This took a long, long time. I thought twenty-eight hours over three weeks and my mom thought more like forty. I completed my goal though, to learn new sewing techniques. (Something I felt I should/need to know but really didn't care to learn.) So I present Toothless, the semi flawed stuffed dragon plush. :)
His prosthetic tail has a buckle and is removable
There is a magnet in both Toothless' mouth and in the fish
He's over 3 feet long and his "paws" are weighted w/polly pellets
His eyes are sculpted from clay, hand painted, then sealed.