Sunday, April 26, 2009


Before this week, we had no idea what fun recycling plastic bags could be! It never occurred to us that we could use them in our crafting, well, not without cutting them into strips and using them for yarn, which we tried and failed, long story. Anyway, one day on etsy, we came across this article , and had an epiphany! *cue angels*

We could use plastic bags as fabric!

When we went for the weekly shopping trip, we kept all of our bags and stored them in our "project basket" to make sure that they would be fused this week. We finally got time, and cut, folded, and ironed our plastic. It turned out a bit wrinkly, but we credited that to being our first try, and gushed over the ideas of what we were going to do with it.

We don't own a sewing machine, so we hand-stitched our first plastic fabric into a little pouch which we soon deemed a coupon holder :)

We sewed on a button, and a little crochet chain for the closure, and it's ready to go!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vacactions, Vacations

I love Vacations. I love walking by the ocean and watching the footprints appear behind me. I love sitting by the pool and falling asleep in the sunshine. I love waking up to the ocean sunrise right out your window. I love long car trips to knit, and knit, and knit.

We have a party coming up in May, so it was mandatory to sun as much as possible. We inherited our mother's genes of tanning: pale to red to a teeny bit tanner. *repeat* Poor me, must do some more sunning...

We marveled at all the seashells and gathered the choice beauties. We were sure to collect some with holes to experiment with.

It was a wonderful trip.

Monday, April 13, 2009

birds of a feather

Today we were trying to study at our neighborhood bench. Trying. After spotting geese and their goslings, there was absolutely no hope for studying. We had no other option but to creep up and snap a few pictures to share with you guys.

The Mommy and Daddy paraded their 6 fuzzy little babies around the lake, and then took a family swim. :)

We also saw a pair of ducks! They were such a sweet couple, following each other everywhere.

Seeing these two families of birds was a wonderful way to celebrate spring.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

FCWS Blankets

We had been accumulating blankets over the past several months, the types of blankets that you knew you had to make the moment you spotted them on ravelry. Sadly, at the time, we had no babies to make them for, but made them anyway.Suddenly one day, it hit us. Our love for babies, and our ability to craft adorable things for them was no coincidence! How could we go all this time without putting the two together? We would help babies in need!
So we decided that we would make 5 girl and 5 boy blankets for our local women's help center. As soon as we finished the tenth blanket, we made a trip up to the center. It was such a nice visit, and we even got to see a young lady pick one out for her son-to-be, Jonathan.
(Wittle Jonathan will be happy to receive the Handsome Spring Blanket when he is born)

Pink Gingham

Blue Gingham

Plushy Granny Square

Handsome Spring



V-Stitch Pastels

Another Plushy Granny Square

Stockinette Pastels


Some of these blankets are available in our etsy shop, if perhaps any of them have caught your eye ;)