So, I spent quite some time working nights in a warehouse; rain or shine, freezing in the cold or choking through wildfire smoke while it's still 80 degrees at 4 a.m. After so long, a body gets physically worn down. So, when Whimzy Designs and Sparrow's Closet picked up in volume over the holidays, the … Continue reading Working From Home–The Dad Edition
So the other night, my wife discovered that our washer had stopped spinning. It fills, it roars to life, but even though it doesn't use so much water (and as a result, you wash a load multiple times) when the water isn't spun out, and you wring your clothes out by hand, it's plenty of … Continue reading Laundry List Part Two…Dad Edition
There are six of us, and currently two of my children are in cloth diapers. Needless to say, the washer and dryer run almost constantly. Last year, our old Kenmore washer finally gave up its ghost. After some of the usual comparison shopping, a new washer would have cost me, literally, a month's rent. My husband … Continue reading Laundry List
Last week, I did a bit about the hat I whipped up for my Etsy store. I whipped up the pattern and thought I share the newborn size. If you'd like a printer friendly version with sizes NB-Toddler I'm offering a discounted version here Inked Tatto Mom Hat Newborn size Use an "I" (5.5mm) hook Round … Continue reading Hats…Off.
Ordinarily I would post about something besides my Etsy store, but I'm particularly proud of this. My husband and I spent a few hours last night creating new products for Valentine's Day and the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. My husband has been after me for some time now to move some of the hats I make over … Continue reading Crochet Crossover
Everybody says this, every year after the holidays, it's time to get up early, dust those lampshades (is that even a thing anymore?), organize the clutter, and hit the gym.