Inspiring artists and a giveaway!

Here is a wonderful site I stumbled upon the other day… and now a giveaway! Grosgrain a really cool mama/artist whom I found via Amanda her site is very inspiring to me. I love her sense of style, clean and fresh.. whose site I found via Hilliary/Wee Wonderfuls gosh that is a whirlwind of creative energy.. Since I have started blogging it is amazing to me how many creative artistic people there are in the world whose sites are so inspiring.  The creative energy that sparks from one site to another is amazing.  I feel this  energy  helps to feed the artist in me, to improve my mental health allows me to share a piece of myself with those that I love.  So, thank you all you creative bloggers… you all inspire me!  There are so MANY creative artist’s out there in blogland!


So here is the current link to the giveaway  from Grosgrain this is the cutest little caplet, if anyone has a little girl this is just too cute! It makes me think Little Red Riding hood or some such wonderful  thing!

MK Carroll, Anne’s crochet scarf pattern…



Happening now….

 I found the best little cookbook for kids…. called ~

    ~note it says for kids 8 and up.. they are not much into it, but I am.

I have made a few recipes, they are all really good so far.  I loved the chocolate cake bake in the pan recipe, it was really rich and chocolaty… vegan, and really good.   Then this weekend I made up the crust recipe for home-made mini pizza’s.. man they were good.   I used whole wheat flour. The recipe makes six little pizza’s. We had 4 one for each of us.  I froze the other 2 and we made them tonight to go with our ravioli…

here is the recipe …

 pesto base, cheese and cracked pepper… with whole wheat crust~

 baked and yes,  it rocked!   We loved it!

On a deeper note~


  We had a very sad loss earlier this year..Here is a very precious quilt passed down to me by my mother from Phyllis…this precious quilt is one of many in her collection. How very sweet it is. I know we will enjoy and treasure it and remember dear Phyllis. She was a sewer, quilter, crafter, painter and so on from way back when. Her hands were never still and she did beautiful work.  She will be missed by us all.

   I did a little more sewing and I found a  super cute pattern from The handmade dress it is so cute. Easy easy easy. Very fast to make.

   It is cute, not the best picture, but really cute on and in person!!

     ~one more shirt from that darn kat… round neck top pattern, still love it!

Hope your week is great!

Fall fashions….. Wardrobe refashion update!

Well, continuing along the lines or reuse/recycling and the commitment I made to wardrobe refashion I made this skirt from 2 pairs of big sister’s outgrown pants. I have been saving them for quite some time, but with 8 years difference between the 2 girls~ it ends up being too much storage in too little space. Anyways, I also made a coordinating peasant top based on this tutorial.    These are  also made from big sister’s outgrown jeans and bits of the leftover pants from the skirt.
Here is a bit of a close up.. sorry for the blur,  my batteries were dying on me.  Do you see the little tap shoes? They haven’t left her feet (only to go to bed) since I bought them from the GW.