My Favorite Panty!

Friday, July 27, 2012
I have to disclose that I have not been asked to give this review.

I was in Target yesterday and searching through the underwear.  I hate buying underwear.  I can never justify buying the cute ones that are $6 each or more.  I always get the prepackaged ones, and unfortunately, that means I settle for ugly patterns and colors.  I'd be better off with plain white, but that's boring.

So I happened upon Fruit of the Loom "My Favorite Panty" boy shorts.  I don't usually wear boy short undies, opting for bikini instead.  What attracted me to them is the lack of elastic.

I've made my children tons of undies and I would love to make my own.  But there aren't any simple patterns that I could find free or cheap.  So these screamed... tutorial!

This morning I donned my first pair of "My Favorite Panty" boy shorts.  AMAZING!!!
They are MY FAVORITE!!  They're so comfy you don't even know they're there.  I think the package even says that!  So true!

Here are a couple of pictures:

Being the frugal shopper that I am, I've already searched the internet this morning to see if I can find them cheaper than Target.  I believe I paid just under $8 for a 3-pack.
I can't find them anywhere!  Not even the Target website!  I will most likely pick up another pack if they have anymore.  This was the only one on the rack!

But, it is my goal... This weekend I will make my own undies!!!  And I'll be back to share what I accomplish!

Until then!
God Bless your day!

Fleece adventure

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
So Mother's Day Weekend, I took my mother-in-law with me to Shepherd's Harvest.  We didn't have much time to look around because we had to attend my mother's graduation (her masters degree!) that afternoon.  I did, however, manage to purchase 2 fleeces.

So I had 2 fleeces at home and 2 new ones added.

Now, for many that would be enough.  But I found a great shepherdess in Hastings and she was willing to send me fleeces.  I got 4 more.
I also found 2 Border Leicesters on revelry to try.
And a revelry friend had access to rare Hog Island fleece, so I got one from her, loved it so much that she's sending me another.

What's that make?
1 Jacob
1 Cormo/Merino/Polwarth
1 Targhee
1 BFL cross
2 Border Leicester
4 Merino
2 Hog Island
That's 12 fleeces!!!

So I've been busy washing fleeces ever since!  Once they're all washed, they'll be stashed and I can work on them at a more leisurely pace.  :)  I'll post pics when I get them washed.

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
On Monday I washed some suri alpaca fiber.  I left it to dry and yesterday afternoon I began preparing it.
With the help of my Ravelry friends, I decided I would flick card it and save the fluff left behind for hand carding.

So here is the washed and dried alpaca:

Here is what it looked like after I flick carded it:

And here is about a third of the fluff left behind:

It started out as one pound.  So I'm curious how much I will have after spinning it.  I hope to do a little of that this afternoon!!!

A pic crazy post!

Sunday, April 15, 2012
So while I haven't been posting, what have I been busy doing?  Creating!  So here's a recap of some of the projects that have kept me busy!

These were some of our favorite Children's Place pj's and we were so sad when M grew out of them.  So I cut off the feet and wrist cuffs and added new cuffs to both.  She loves them!!!


I took out all the clothes I had available for upcycling and got to work.  I took this women's shirt and made an adorable tank using this TUTORIAL.
M loves it!
It was so adorable on her, I made one for myself (pics to come).

I knit two sweaters for our little girls.


My new love, Laura!

And my first spun yarn:

Some more yarn:

Princess Dresses


Knit Newborn Sleeper


A Charlie Hoodie for me.


What playdate would be complete without matching Mario shirts?
Made with the Charlie T pattern.


A silly hat.  Actually, a sunhat on a silly girl.





A Knit T


Halloween Stitch Markers made with polymer clay.


God-daughter hats


Charlie Hoodies:

And now my computer is acting up, so that will have to be all the sharing for today!  :)  Hope you enjoyed!!!

I'm back!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
After a long, well needed break, I'm back!

In the last year, I've been able to take on a new job as webmaster for our church & parochial school website. It's a great part time job. It's allowed me to use my digital creativity to produce a functional and user friendly website. It's over at
Check it out!
Every summer I plan to redo the templates to give it a fresh new look for the new school year.

I've also joined a "planning group" at our church. Our Ladies Aid disbanded, and we hope to create a new Ladies Ministry that will incorporate ladies of all generations. There are so many duties that the Ladies Aid performed that are still needed and there are many new ideas for fellowship that need to be added. It's a wonderful blessing to be able to contribute to this important group!

I've aquired a spinning wheel and LOVE HER!!! I named her Laura after her previous owner. Spinning yarn is a calming and rewarding talent for me. Our children love to see how the fiber turns into yarn and love even more when I knit something with it! It's an amazing process!
I'm also learning how to prep fiber! I've purchase a bit of alpaca and was given a large bag of wool for Christmas.

Sewing and slowed down some, but not gone away! I still love taking fabric and making a beautiful product. I have some recent sewing to share soon.

Currently I'm working on revamping the blog and gearing up for business again!
I hope to offer hand spun yarn, hand knit items, and hand made items, including diapers! I still have a tote full of diaper supplies and many customers asking for more.
I want to stock my etsy store ( and I've got a few items on consignment down at BeeLighted in Zumbrota, MN.

Thanks for reading and WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Come back often! I will be having a grand re-opening with a drawing before the month is over!!!

Americana Longies

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This was my most recent Custom Order. The mama who ordered these came up with the design herself. Her husband was returning home from a tour of duty and she wanted something special for their daughter to wear. They turned out amazing.

Some recent sewing

I would like to share some recent sewing. Last week I made an awesome duffle bag. We used it last weekend for a quick overnight and it fit our pj's and a change of clothes for all 5 of us!

Next, I made an outfit for the neighbor's new baby.

Today I made PJ's for our oldest daughter.