Around here


The sunlight is changing our daily living space inside as well as outside. Peter and I have been fantasy shopping for a house (an emphasis on fantasy, because, really, who are we kidding??), but truth be told, things are feeling kind of nice around here these days. The yard is getting weeded and cleaned, and I’m doing my usual knick-knack-move-around the house this week- which is what I do when I don’t know what to do, but want to do something creative (do you follow? am I alone in doing this?). I feel like I’m close to bursting with new ideas for things to sew and knit and make, but knowing it can’t happen all at once, I’m trying to figure out how to pace myself, or bottle up this incredible enthusiasm and give myself a little dab behind the ears every few days.  Because, then, I figure, it actually stands a chance of happening.

A good place to start…a little water and wool therapy this morning. Felted rocks. Not quite dry, and I have more to make. So fun to make.
*I wanted to add that those terrariums in the first shot (or our family variation with what we had here at the house, those are quirky little glass vases we found in the basement) were made a few weeks ago, around the same time the Stephanie posted about terrariums on 3191. Make these with your kids, they are so easy and fun, made even more exciting when they actually thrive and grow!

  • Kendall Micayla

    April 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    That picture is the cutest thing! Perfect pose. 🙂

  • Kendall Micayla

    April 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I dont know how I missed the giveaway! I am so sad. 🙁
    The books look so cool, I am going to look for them soon!

  • emily n.

    April 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Your cat not only looks like mine, but is about to get into the same kind of ribbon trouble that occurs at our house.
    Really neat-o terrariums. Thanks for sharing.

  • The Antidote

    April 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Those little felted rocks are gorgeous, love the colours x

  • Erin

    April 27, 2009 at 4:56 am

    oh gracie! you and scout are so much alike.
    i have major creative urges right now, but no time (derby this weekend and nyc the weekend after). i’m trying to write it all down before it escapes my head and am hoping the carpool knitting will get me through.

  • willy-nilly

    April 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Our neighbor cat that was just visiting looks just like your kitty (from behind at least).
    I get that creative urge come Spring. Hard not to in Seattle. I was actually thinking of redoing all the pillows, but my husband would think I had gone mad, so I’ve suppressed it.

  • Maribeth

    April 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I’ve been doing my fair share of moving about knick-knacks and hauling away junk I can’t stand having around anymore. My husband has been looking at me with one eyebrow raised, but he isn’t getting in my way.

  • UK lass in US

    April 27, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I’ve been rearranging the ‘stuff’. I’m not sure why what used to take a week takes 3 months with kids around, though. Or why 3 months worth of dirty looks haven’t taught my husband to stop complaining about the random stacks of things…

  • Tracy

    April 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    My husband and I were fantasty shopping for houses a year and a half ago, and we ended up buying one. Just sayin’. 🙂

  • carolyn jurrjens

    April 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I’m starting to do the opposite here in Australia, it’s starting to get so cold and not much warm sunlight. Oh how l miss the Spring and Summer already and it’s only the beginning of Autum here!!!! enjoy your beautiful Spring and getting outdoors (Awesome tree house)l have some wool fleece that l dyed with food colouring a long time ago, l will get it out and do a little water and wool therapy myself!!! and start on some terrariums, thankyou for sharing…xo

  • Jill

    April 28, 2009 at 5:59 am

    I am such the knick-knack mover. Cracks me up that you described my process exactly. Usually happens after everyone goes to bed when my creative energy just keeps me bouncing around. A good shelf clean and re-arranging and it all feels so much better.

  • Jo

    May 19, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Do they have rocks inside that you felt around? or just solid wool?

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 19, 2009 at 6:25 am

    There are rocks inside, with several layers of wool roving, felted around
    the outside.

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