Casa Craft Junkie

31 03 2008

our new house

This is our new house. We’ll be living there in about 2 weeks. We’re all pretty excited. Lots of fun plans are being made. Cale’s excited about getting his toys back. I think it will be like Christmas, getting all of our stuff back.
It looks small on the outside, but is actually quite big. It has a basement that needs a little bit of work to be finished. I’ve never had a basement. I can’t decide its its cool or creepy. We love the neighborhood. It reminds me of our neighborhood in Sicily. Its in a valley surrounded by mountains. There’s a lake that is stocked. Cale can’t wait to go fishing. I can’t wait to have picnics by it. Our house is across from the park and the pool. I really think we’re going to love it there.

favorite room in new house
This is our “sun room.” Its pretty big, too big to be a dining room. We have no clue what to do with it. There’s already a sitting area with a fire place, plue a living room, plus the basement will have seating. I would love to use it as a sun room but do we really need more seating? The light is so beautiful.

future craft room
And here is my future craft room. (Kevin says his computer will be in here too.) 😛 I love the shelves but I’m not a fan of pine, so it will all be painted white. It’s in the basement. I can’t wait.

Until then though, we’re staying in Kevin’s boss’s rental house. It’s tiny and we keep having plumbing problems. Of course they happen when I’m by myself with 2 kids. We’re doing good though. Lots of bonding time with the kids. I feel like Cale and I kind of grew apart for a while. I know he misses his dad though and I am no substitute for him. Mom’s don’t wrestle. He keeps me laughing though.

In other news, Mabel is teething. At 11 weeks old, she is getting her first tooth, a molar. I know it sounds crazy but I can see it and feel it. A baby that young cannot even hold her own teething ring to chew on. And most teething rings are too big for her tiny mouth. Thank goodness for teething tablets and lanolin (for me.)

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good craft blogs….

11 03 2008

Mabel's quilt

Should be about crafting. The person behind them should actually spend time crafting. You know, making stuff besides milk. 😀 And since I’ve done close to nothing since the arrival of a certain little girl ( I knitted Cale a hat!), here’s something I made before. Mabel’s quilt. Made of different pretty pink (and blue, green, yellow and white with flowers) fabrics, and 9 embroidered panels.

front close up
Sideways but you get the point.

And the back.
back of quilt

It was mostly finished when she came home. I had to work for about an hour while she napped on the binding. And it was washed…. 2 days ago.

I’m sure you notice boxes in the background. Right now we are staying in a tiny house while we await closing on the house we’re buying. Can’t remember if you mentioned if I mentioned it or not, but we’re in the DC area. We’ll be living in Frederick, MD. I’m pretty excited. The city is filled with local artists and small boutiques. There’s also a place that teaches all of the art courses I want to take (jewelry, ceramics, drawing, woodworking.) Pretty exciting stuff. Lots of plans being made. Does that count for crafty???





Miss Mabel

10 03 2008

Lemme tell you ’bout my girl, Mabel. She has lashes that go for miles, hiding eyes the color of the sea. She’s a quiet sort of girl, not saying much, but not needing to. Her smile says it all. Some would call her bald, but she prefers “short and sassy.” Some would also call her chubby, but again she prefers “pleasantly plump.”

Her smile can stop traffic, reduce a grown man to mono-syllabic speech. It drives yours truly to tears. I hear she has a drinking problem. Can’t stop with the milk. But I love her anyways.

pretty girl

Her brother’s pretty cute too.
mabel and cale