Monday, July 29, 2013


I have a new post up on the Babywearing Around Tulsa blog!  We had a great time with a tester wrap that travelled through last week.

In knitting news I attended Fiber Christmas in July at the Creek County Fair Grounds this weekend.  I got to see many of my fiber friends and even an old friend from high school.  It was great to get to hang out and even knit a while.  I busted out an Acorn Head in a squishy cream colored wool blend.  I'll need to get a picture up soon!

Also gearing up for Gyspy Market in Kansas City this coming weekend.  If you are in the area come out to visit me!!  Event details can be found here.  I will be bringing along the wares of a few friends from make:Tulsa; Blue Marble Market, Tulsa Teethers, Byrd Handmade and Weather & Noise.  Its should be a fun and exciting weekend and I am really looking forward to it.  I have spent most evenings the last couple of weeks busting out dryer balls as fast as I can! 

In other super awesome news, but not knitting related, I am going to Houston in August to attend the Babywearing Institute class being held there.  I am really excited and will be going with a couple good friends and fellow Babywearing Around Tulsa admins.  I am doing a lot of fundraising and if you are interested in supporting or sponsoring me, just shoot me an email.

Much to do, gotta go!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Miami Madness

Hey there folks!  Little E and I just got back from a great trip to Miami.  I had a work conference to attend but she got to spend her days lazing by the pool.  We were lucky enough to get to go early so I had a couple days to swim with her.
 She tans so fast!  A skill I never had.  And she had so much fun there!  I think she is going to be a little fish like her momma.
 I am going to miss the beach and the fabulous pools.  Walk in pools are great for tiny ones!
While in Miami I did get some great knitting time!  It had been awhile since I had gotten to knit so much.  Originally I planned to work on inventory for fall but I decided to set that aside and knit a blanket for Little E's baby dolls.  She loves her baby dolls!!  This sparkly cotton should be right up her alley.
Check out this cool kid!  She has grown so much.  I love this little outfit, it has a matching sun hat too.  :-)  And look at those tan little legs!  Crazy! 
So much has been going on lately, its hard to carve out any more time!  I will occasionally be blogging on the Babywearing Around Tulsa blog.  Check out this post for info on our upcoming meeting.
Speaking of being involved, I was super bummed to miss the Tulsa Etsy Craft Party put on by make:Tulsa!  I hear it was a blast.  Stay tuned for more exciting make:Tulsa adventures.  Have you seen our new website?  The fabulous Thom Crowe put a lot of work into it!
So that is what has been up with me, what has been up with you?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Thankful - a never published post

Look at this post I started and never finished!!!  I had totally forgotten about it.  haha.  Ok, so even though it was unfinished, I have decided to publish it as is.  So, here you go, a Thanksgiving post 4 months late.  Apparently I didn't get very far on it, but you get the idea.

Many people are doing things like '30 Days of Thankfulness' on Facebook.  I don't think I would remember to keep up with that, so I thought I would do it all at once.  

Photo by Ruby Jewel Studio

First and foremost, I am thankful for this man and this baby girl.  Aren't they a sweet pair?  My husband is a wonderful and patient man and a loving and attentive father.  What more could I ask for?  And this little girl, what can I say about her?  She is my joy.  Despite her being somewhat.... we'll call it strong willed, she is my sunshine and I tell her so every single day.

I couldn't have gotten to where I am today, with a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter, if it wasn't for my parents, so I am also thankful for my parents.

On having to blog and a trip to LA

Blogging when I have no idea what I want to say can be really hard.  And it leaves me feeling really uninteresting.  So, since I don't have a whole lot left to say about dryer balls and I never have time to knit anymore, here are some pics of my adorable daughter on our recent trip to LA!  These pics were all instagram pics and mostly posted on facebook already.  I'll try and get some more from the real camera up sometime.  Come to think of it, I never posted her amazing one year pics, so sometime I will get around to doing that.  ;-P

Who needs toys why you have a box of beans?

Baby's first participatory drum circle.

Only my child would fall asleep at a drum circle.


The bride was so beautiful!  Love ya, Kathleen!

All she wanted to do at the wedding was go up and down the steps.

Asleep on her first trip to ikea.

A minor!  Still makes me laugh.  

Little Mermaid ride at Disneyland!

Nap time at Disneyland!  We love our Obimama!

More Obimama at Disneyland!

Oh Disneyland, I love you!

Dumbo ride!

Bye bye, Disney!  So tired!

Sleepy Snuggles

I'm wearing a hat, can I go outside?

First sound mixing lesson.

Plane ride home!

Well behaved little flyer!

I'll try and do a better job of maintaining my on-line presence.  If you are after dryer balls you can always message me through my facebook account.  I have been keeping really busy with the store orders and the individual orders that come in that way!  When I first started making them I really never expected that.  So thank you to all those who have bought dryer balls from me or the stores I sell through. Thank you for keeping me too busy to blog!  Thats a good problem to have, right??

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Its Becoming a Regular Thing

I'm guest posting again today over at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer.  This particular post is about how everything is prettier when you cloth diaper and its absolutely 100% true.  :-)

It is easy to write about things that are going on in your life and right now there is much more going on in the world of diapering than in the world of knitting.  I have been inspired recently though and my fingers are itching to knit.  I am hoping over the holiday weekend to get to do a bit of that.

And for absolutely no reason at all other than cuteness, I will leave you with this picture from Museum Babies.  (BTW - if you live in Tulsa and haven't heard of Museum Babies, go to the Gilcrease website to read up on it.  They are on a break for the summer but we can't wait to start back up in the fall!!)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

100 Facebook Fan Giveaway

In celebration of reaching 100 facebook fans I am having a giveaway.  There will be not just one but three winners!  Up for grabs are 1 pair of felted wool dryer balls and 2 sets of stitch markers.  Each set of stitch markers will be a set of 5 coordinating markers.

This is my first rafflecopter giveaway, I though I would give it a try and see how it goes.  I am leaving the giveaway open until the 20th to give everyone time to enter.  :-)

Thanks for helping me meet this milestone.  No matter how small it may seem to some, it means a lot to me!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love You, Mom.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, my Grandma and my Mimi.  I love you all and Evelyn does too!

4 Generations

Evelyn's First Ball Game

Visiting Mimi, Evelyn is full of giggles!

First Wedding

First Valentine's Day and First Tea Party!

Snuggles from Great-Grandma Pat

My first Mother's Day was wonderful and I hope yours was too.  I got to knit!!  Really!  It was so nice. And my thoughtful husband built me a swing set!  If you know me, you know how awesome that is.  My first order of business will be to hang my hammock chair and have a nice lie-down and read a book, I can't wait!  :-)

Before I head off to a much deserved soak in the tub, I want to take a minute to thank my wonderful mom.  Even though this was also her day she got up and fixed fantastic blueberry pancakes (my favorite) for a big family breakfast this morning.  Thanks for helping make my first Mother's Day special, Mom!  

My mom is a wonderfully talented and awesome person, on top of being a great mom.  I am so grateful for everything she does for me.  I am glad she was there when my baby girl was born and I am glad we live close enough that I see her all the time and that Evelyn will get to have a close relationship with her.

Happy Mom's day to all the moms out there.  And double and triple to all the grandmas and great-grandmas!