Thursday, December 10, 2009

Art for Africa Donations

Our church, Bloom, has organized an art auction, in which all funds raised goes directly to an Orphanage in Kenya. Details can be found here :

These yummy knitted items are my contribution to the Art for Africa auction. The beret pattern was written by Natalie Larson, and can be found here :

The Fingerless Mitts were designed by Janelle Masters, and can be found here : "">

If any of these little numbers appeal to you, come by and bring your wallet! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh blog how I miss thee. I promise to make many fruitful posts soon


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More Iron Ons from Novella

Drawn especially for Harps little buddy, Emory Stanton for his birthday. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, so the JPEG will have to do! I will be posting Iron Ons regularly, so keep checking! If you would like to order anything you see, please comment and I will get back to you via email!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Novella Iron Ons!

A little birthday gift for my little friend Morgan, who turns 3 this week. I drew the graphic in photoshop, and used an iron on transfer to turn it into a custom shirt! I will be offering a full line of Novella iron on transfers soon on, so keep watching the blog for an official announcement!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Erin and Dan's engagement portraits

What an incredible couple and great friends! Erin and Dan get married this weekend, and Shaul and I are blessed to see these two people tie the knot! And seriously, could they be any better looking? Their future kids hit the genetic jackpot!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Succulent this!

I could not resist these succulents when we were shopping at Sunflower Market yesterday, they are such a combination of beautiful and silly. Best combination there is! Don't they seem jurassic? I don't know ... dinosaury or something. :)

Succulents are a great option for indoor growing. Very easy to care for, as they dont like direct sunlight and only occasional watering. Succulents store water in their leaves (think aloe vera), which can give the leaves a swollen look, which is the reason people call them "fat plants." Personally, I don't think its nice to call them fat, so we will stick with succulent. :) Here's another tasty fact ... nearly all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Very confucius!

I used my trifle dish, because lets be real, I have used it maybe twice in three years. I layered about 4 inches of river rock in the bottom to allow for some drainage, and used cactus soil rather than normal potting soil. I guess its a little more acidic, which cactus like. Yay succulents!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coquette Tube Top - Fitted Knits - Stefanie Japel

Finished knitting this after many failed attempts. Finally something hand-knit that I can wear in the summer! YAY!
Sorry about the crappy pics. Photobooth - need I say more :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Im Back!

Been slacking lately, no excuse really, other than immense laziness.
With that said, here are some pictures of Harper and Zachary (cousins). If you notice the order of things, everyone is all happy, Harper steals Zach's toy, lots of tears, Harper holds a grudge. Yup sounds like family!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Best Photo Ever!

Harper's first experience with paint, courtesy of he Children's Museum in Denver. Always knew I'd raise a painter / eater ....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First Ever Quilt!

So my darling friend / neighbor, Renee, is a fantastic quilter. I mean this girl could quilt circles around any old lady. That being said, I tricked her into helping me with my first ever quilt project. Being someone who was raised on a farm in the heart of wisconsin, Renee has a very tradition and lovely taste. She thinks my project looks "ethnic" :) I love her!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Estate Sale PART DUO

OKAY. So, more pics. The small business that organizes these sales has a site that can be found here. Super nice people.

It is still weird to me that people spend a lifetime accumulating things, only to lose them all anyways. I'm completely guilty. I have so many things that I absolutely don't need, and yet I keep bringing in new things. Sigh. But I really do enjoy collecting things that were purchased and adored by someone in another lifetime. There is something so precious about it.

The dishes are truly remarkable. Made in the 60s or 70s and the design is still totally relevant today. The tiny painting of the tree caught my eye, but what I found on the back broke my heart. Something about the woman hiding against the wall all these years really broke me. Truly innocent and beautiful.

Estate Sale Treasure! PART ONE

Oh Man. My parents are in the process of maybe / hopefully buying this retro 60's ranch in DTC. The man who ORIGINALLY built the house has moved into a retirement community, and is selling some of his things. I totally got the hook up and got to peruse though the estate sale items before the sale actually happened! Look at these gems!