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Baking, crafting, mama-ing and taking photos of it all. When I remember.


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mummy jars!

Y’all. It has been so long since I logged in and actually created a post on my computer and not on my phone that…I forgot how. OMG.

ANYWAY.

mummy jars

Which mummy is whose?

We made these mummy-themed little jars for Halloween [mumblety] years ago. (Like, 2013. I mean, doesn’t everyone take almost five years to get around to posting something? Just me? OK then.)

These were super cute and a really easy craft to do with Very Small Children. At the time, E & H were 3 and 15 months, respectively, and they were both perfectly capable of doing these jars mostly on their own.

mummy jars

My mummy jar. Because I’m the…wait for it…mummy.

I’m pretty sure this was a Pinterest-inspired craft – all you do is wrap white medical tape around a small jar in a mostly haphazard manner, add googly eyes, and voila! Mummies! Add candles if you wish! I’m fairly certain we did not, because…Very Small Children.

Enjoy this completely-out-of-season craft idea from five years ago!


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It’s probably hot enough…

…to make these crayons in the sun!

heart crayons

We’ve made these, given them as gifts, received them as gifts… Super easy – take small pieces of old crayons, put them in some sort of mold (here we used silicone ice cube trays), expose to heat to melt (in this case, we put them in the oven), remove from heat to let harden. Pop out of the mold and color!

Judging by the state of an errant crayon left out in our driveway a few days ago, I suspect this project could easily be accomplished by leaving the mold full of crayon parts out in the sun for a while.

heart crayons


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lacy ribs socks

lacy ribs socks
More socks, y’all!

I am on a roll. This is the third pair I’ve finished in recent months, after not knitting any for years. (And yes, I’ve started another pair! Jaywalkers! Only ten years late.)

This pair is Lacy Ribs Socks, from the book Socks From the Toe Up, which I love. The yarn is The Woolen Rabbit Harmony, which I also love, rescued from an already-knit single sock that never worked for my foot shape. These are much better! I do love me a nice heel flap.

lacy ribs socks

See details of mine on Ravelry.


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Follow Your Arrow 2

FYA2
A while back, I did the big mystery knit along from Ysolda – the Follow Your Arrow 2. I’d never done a knit along, especially not a mystery one!
FYA2
For those unfamiliar with what exactly this means – you don’t get to see what the thing (in this case, a shawl) will look like before you sign up to participate. So, every week for five weeks, we got a new “clue” – a new part of the pattern. There are choices to make for each clue, sort of like a choose your own adventure book. Each subsequent clue stacks neatly onto either of the previous choices.
FYA2
I used yarn I’d previously dyed for E’s 3rd birthday dress – my own superwash sock yarn. My shawl choices went BABAB with an additional 5A at the end to incorporate the second color and a knitted on border. (Which took forever…)
FYA2
And now that it’s done? I…don’t love it. I loved knitting it. I loved looking forward to all the clues. I loved figuring out what each one might look like. I loved choosing what I thought would look best. It was a great experience. But, I just don’t love the finished product. Is it the colors? Maybe. I have a hard time seeing them as anything other than the colors I used for the dress of a three-year-old, so. I love the size of the shawl (big!) and the drape of the fabric (so drape-y!) but…meh.

I think I might give it away…

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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odette hoodie

Henry hoodie

This hoodie is fabulous. I knit it up, pretty quickly, from yarn repurposed from a sweater I made for M that he never wears. (Cascade 220, if you’re curious. Workhorse!)
Henry hoodie

The hood is amazing. It’s huge and floppy and it actually stays on.
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

H loves it, I love it, and look at those sheepy buttons!
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

The pattern is the Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge – I bought the ebook that includes, among other things, this hoodie and also a dress that I’m going to make for E!

See the details of mine on Ravelry.