Thursday, July 23, 2009


This is Molly Joy, my niece, still in the hospital enjoying the blanket I made her. My sister loved the blanket and made sure to tell me how many compliments she got from the nurses on it. It's just so incredible to have her finally here so I can hold her and see what a gorgeous creature she is!

Here is the first family picture-Brother Nate, Sister Rachel and Baby Molly. Here also is my first picture with Molly, as you can tell, I am so proud!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'm an Aunt!!!

My older sister gave birth to my niece, Molly Joy Dowd 7lbs 14 oz, today through c-section! They are both healthy and doing well! yay!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009





...not perfect but I was done scrubbing. I ended up not using any harmful chemicals- just some baking soda, hot water, vinegar and LOTS of elbow grease! (got to get that deposit back!)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Crochet it up!

This is a bunny I finished last weekend made from a pattern on Lion Brand's website. My favorite features are 1: the adorable pink tail, and 2: the addition of wire in the ears so they are shapable! (That was my idea :o) ) This is one of many I'm adding up to a collection I hope to sell. I would love to get a more accurate idea on how much I should/could charge for something like this. Please let me know if you have any ideas.

I also made this cute little penguin-(modified from a pattern found on Lion Brand) to add to the collection, he's laughing :) This bone was made for my mother's dog- Piper. He's a little guy that loves toys, and every time I visited my parents and brought my crocheting stuff, he'd go crazy to try and get to my stuffed toys/amigurumi. So I knew I'd have to make Piper a toy to enjoy! He loved the bone and then also stole a turtle I made.
I also made a cute doughnut with pink frosting and chocolate sprinkles. It made me crave doughnuts really bad, so I hope someone else sees it and is equally tickled at the thought of a crocheted doughnut. The sprinkles are embroidered with dark brown yarn, and the frosting is simply sown on to the doughnut.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday days

Today I turned 23. It was a weird birthday in that, this is the first time I wasn't super excited thinking, "Ooo! presents, and treats, and birthday cards..." It sort of feels like this is my first real adult birthday, where it's cool that it is my birthday, but it's simply not that big of a deal.

Though it didn't feel quite that celebratory, my husband did an awesome job making me feel celebrated because he snuck into my scrapbooking supplies and made me a card! I was so proud of him, I had to post it!
On the inside he made an anagram of my name. My favorites are the Z's - the first one says, "Z is for ZAP. You zapped me with your voo-doo love and have me under your spell." and the next one is so sweet "Z is for Zero- the number of days I have loved you perfectly. Thank you for your grace!" I am so blessed.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Here are some change of address cards I have made to send out for when we move in two weeks! I can't wait!
I like this one :) you can see, we've got boxes piled up to the ceiling!

Life consists of trying to clean the last two years of dirt off our apartment, packing, and sitting on our living room floor where we no longer have our couch (sold it on craigslist for some extra cash so we don't have to move with it). The good news is some friends of ours knew we needed new couches, and got us some free couches from their parents. I feel it's just that time in our lives when we will take the charity of others, fill our home with hand-me-downs and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

I guess that's what our education is for- so we can own our own furniture some day and give our old couches to some young crazy newly-wed couple.