Monday, December 19, 2011

Patio, aka Mud Pit, Update

So, way back on May 19, 2011, I blogged about our mud pit ... soon to be patio ... Well maybe not so soon!

I am happy to report that there has been progress on the patio! We are almost ready to pour concrete, and the truck is (and thankfully small crew) is scheduled to be here on Friday! Woot! Woot! It only took 7 months!

I am quite happy that the digging, filling in, tamping, and form building is finished!!

I am looking forward to having a nice big space for a table and chairs!

Also, a walkway from the car!

And, hopefully less muddy shoes to track dirt through the house ... although that might be a little dream with a husband and 3 boys tromping through!

I'll update you on the final days in a later blog post, but I hope you enjoyed this peak into the happenings around the MooreMagnets household!

Now ... off to swing and have an ice pop on this lovely December day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Handmade Holiday!

Whew! What a whirlwind of a last few weeks! I'm actually still in the middle of a bit of a whirlwind, but I thought I would take a few minutes and show you some of the goodies that I have made!

After turning my hobby into a business, I've decided that I need some new hobbies! Hobbies that I have no intentions on turning into businesses =)

So, several weekends ago I taught myself to crochet! I bought some yarn, hooks, and a book ... after trying for days I just couldn't get the hang of it, but after a few youtube videos and a phone call with a friend I was off and running! So, some lucky people are getting some scarves handmade by me this year!

I have also wanted to dust off my sewing machine for a while ... for something besides hemming pants! So here are a couple owls that I made by following a tutorial from Hammer & Thread that you can find here: These cuties will be finding homes in the snuggly arms of my nieces.

I would love to see some of the goodies you have made for family and friends this year! And, now that I have made the owl stuffies I would love some more links to tutorials!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fabrics Coming Soon!

Here are two fabrics that are coming soon! The Joel Dewberry one, is one that I have had before, and the Riley Blake is brand new for me! I've had so many requests for fabrics with more darker earth tones that I am trying to find some to stock! Unfortunately, I have had trouble finding some that really catch my eye!

Joel Dewberry - Columbine in Natural

Riley Blake - Pears in Brown