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Monday, February 28, 2011

Yarn Balls Everywhere...

About a month ago I bought a screen printing kit. I was on a mission to make myself a custom yarny t-shirt for Fibres West. I began with a simple doodle of a yarn ball that I had drawn on the cover of a book. Screen printing, I have learned, is a lot of fun, and a little addictive. I soon ran out of clothing to print this yarn ball onto... 

...when I ran out of fabric to print on and a generous amount of paint still remained in my screen, I decided to embellish a few items in my office...

Ysolda was having a fun little contest over on her blog and when I began taking photos of all of the yarn balls to show you it made me think of all of those little hedgehogs hiding in her photographs. So let's have some fun with this post... Tell me how many yarn balls you see in my office (don't count the two photos above)...

 { t a b l e }

{ s h e l  f }

{ d e s k } 

...if you guess right I'll enter your name into a draw. The winner will receive this yarn ball bag!

{this yarn ball doesn't count}

~ Only count the yarn ball prints and screen printing related items that you see in the photographs (not actual balls of yarn). Leave your guess in the comments section of this post. All correct answers will be entered into the draw. Contest ends March 15th at midnight. Don't forget to leave an email address or Ravelry ID so that I can notify you if you've won! 

::: and to all of those crafty bloggers out there who have neat and tidy, colour coordinated offices & craft spaces with matching furniture and beautiful accessories... I am so, so jealous!

***Comments are now closed. Thank you so much for playing along, this was so much fun and I am glad so many of you participated! The winner will be announced tomorrow, March 16th, 2011. ***

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Random Pics of the Day...

Elsie received this wonderful little box of Fairies from her Oma for her birthday, she always gifts the most wonderful and unique things that Oma, I don't know how she does it. They are a big hit and Elsie always wants me to play Fairies with her.  It's so dear, and they come with a ton of little peal-off outfits, not to mention all the fixings for a proper Fairy picnic in the enchanted forest : )

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another Snow.

A recent cold snap is making a liar out of me. Do you remember this post? In which I said we rarely get snow? This morning we woke up to a thick blanket of snow that made our first snow look really sad and pathetic. It snowed all day long and snow is in the forecast all week until Saturday.

I hope nobody curses me for saying this but... I do love snow. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interview: With Every Stitch

Rachel was very kind in asking me for an interview for her blog With Every Stitch. To learn a little bit more about me and to check out her lovely blog (...and read an awesome interview with the ever so lovely Shannon from luvinthemommyhood) visit her at

...oh, and happy Tuesday.  

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

3rd Birthday... the Second.

When you have a big family you end up celebrating week long birthdays...

 Tonight we had a pink birthday with Nana and B.

...and a certain little three year old got a new princess dress. 

::: We also celebrate week long Christmas, never-ending Easter, and average about 3 turkey dinners per Thanksgiving (that's if we turn a few down).

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Elsie!

Can you believe it has already been a year since this post? This past year has been full of transitions for our little family, and the amount Elsie has grown up is astounding. She's gone from a toddler to a little girl, it's overwhelming. 

The Richmond's made the trek over to the Island to celebrate with us along with Aunty Meghan, Savannah (Elsie's tea party guest above), and baby Austin. It was a big trip to make and we are so happy that they came.

Happy Birthday Elsie Jane!