Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Teeny Tiny Tree!

I had to knit a teeny, tiny Christmas tree hat for my Lady Lawyer Lane bestie's sweet little baby boy! He wasn't supposed to be here yet so it was a last minute project added to my to-do list, but it came out SO CUTE! It's so small it really only took a few hours, and the pom-poms were from my kiddie craft stash so I just had to sew them on.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

First Time Boating on the Lake

Oh my gosh! We did it! We rented a pontoon boat and had an amazing (and sometimes scary) day on the lake. Hubby and I both acted as captain during the day, and we spent lots of time anchored and jumping in the water. We took a lunch in our cooler and had drinks and snacks and the company we rented from had life vests and noodles on board. It was a gorgeous day and we were glad to get out there and make sure we could handle boating on our own so when my mom and nephew come to stay with us in a couple of weeks we can take them out too!




Little Man's smile could not have been bigger!



Driving a boat where there are no clear paths or roads is such a weird feeling! And that except for NO WAKE zones there isn't a speed limit! Hubby was a lot happier to open the speed up than I was...I was a very scaredy cat driver! But I'm happy I did it and I look forward to getting better at it!




Monday, May 28, 2018

A Little Germany in the US


We had such a fun time visiting our friends in Georgia. We all drove to the town of Helen, GA, which is a town in the mountains that is completely German-themed. I can get the beer made in the town I lived in in Germany and food that tastes like I closed my eyes and wound up in Frankfurt. Seriously, we could break our stomachs eating the food is so good. 


We've been friends with the parents since before any of the kids were born so they've known each other their whole lives and it's always such a good time getting together with them.


This trip we also did something new...river tubing! It was a great, winding trip down the river with some more wet parts at times.




To thank them for the idea, I came up with this little interactive card with a lady tubing down a river!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day 2018


If Little Man really wants to make my Mother's Day awesome he takes the time to make my card.  This year he wrote me a letter too and used awesome stickers...I'll cherish these forever!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Boat Class!


Our family loves the water so much that this year I thought it would be a great idea to try out boating on the nearby lake and see if it was something we could get into. So we all registered for the NC Wildlife Boating Class and spent our Sunday learning all about boating regulations, etc. Then we took a test (WE ALL PASSED) so that we could be certified for the water. While Hubby and I are old enough that we didn't have to pass the test, Little Man passing it means that once he has a driver's license he'll be able to handle to boat too (the class is good for your lifetime). We learned so much and it made us feel better about the next step...renting a boat to take out onto the lake...yikes!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Taco Truck Box Card Thank You!




My sister was so sweet to host us while we were traveling through Jacksonville on our way to and back from Key West that I wanted to make sure to send her an extra special card. She LOVES tacos, and I remembered that SVGCuts had a taco truck box card design, so I sat down, whipped out my trusty Silhouette Cameo and started cutting out pieces. I love watching their assembly videos...Mary makes the assembly so easy to understand, AND it's like crafting with a fun friend...that you can rewind!





You may remember seeing other box card designs I've made...I have to say I love the dimensionality without having to worry about how I can ship them! It's a fun way to wow someone! Mary's designs are always super detailed too...the taco even has a vellum wrapper!! And can you see the headlights?!?!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sushi and Geishas


I saw Instagram posts of cards made using these sets and I think I'll be spending quite a bit of time recreating my favorites, stay tuned!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Little Bunny


A friend of mine is expecting a little boy soon and loves rabbits...so this little set I put together should bring a smile to her face! I made the diaper cover from a one piece pattern I found on Ravelry and then used my pompom maker for the first time to make the super sweet tail. The hat is a pattern by Susan B Anderson, and while I think it may be too big...I'm hoping it will still make for super cute photos for the new mom!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Kitty Kat Hat


I can't bear to call this hat by its pattern name...let's just say it's another name for kitty. ANYHOO...the little knitting group of attorneys that meets at my house are all going to whip one of these hats up. They were interested in the pattern so I gifted each of them the yarn and needles for Christmas. It's a  fast knit(not in the round)and I was quick to finish it...even though it took me weeks to take the time to seam it up. Now it's done and will hopefully motivate the other ladies to finish theirs!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Twas The Night Before Christmas Socks


My Christmas Eve cast-on socks are finished! My Mom had the great idea to highlight the tree design by adding little star buttons (that we found in Jo-Ann Fabrics)...and I think it really makes the trees pop! I'll have to take a photo when I'm wearing them, but for now...look at the little trees!