I made these moccasins for Micah yesterday and they are too small! I had no idea how to make them so they are not that great. I will mail them for free to anyone who wants them. Anyone? If your child's foot measures no bigger than 6.5" from the center of his/her heel to the tip of his/her big toe then it might be a good fit. Oh yes, and they are about 2.5" wide (a snug fit is good). Don't be shy, it will only cost me about 2.00 to fly them to a good home. They are made with 2 layers of faux suede and are lined with brown fleece on the inside sole.
Leave a comment here if you want them, e-mail me, or contact me through my Etsy shop. A home has been found!
Ice covered everything, which means a crunchy walk through the woods - very fun. We decided to take the back way to the jiffy-mart, the scenic route. It was drizzling slightly.
I waited patiently while Micah broke all the ice on a series of puddles. When finished, he ran to me saying "I was being helpful, I broke all the ice so the water could evaporate and go up to the clouds".
All this has reminded me of a childhood book, Miss Twiggley's Tree. It's about a woman who has a house in a tree. Everyone in town thinks it's a disgrace. Until one day there's a flood:
I designed these zippered business card cases this weekend. There is a clear window for your cards and a zippered pouch for your money or whatevers. I'll be adding more this week too.
This arrived at the library for me and I am starting it today. I hope it is as good as I have been dreaming it would be. I have loved Jane Austen since high school when I picked out Pride and Predjudice from the library, knowing nothing about it. My English teacher was delighted with my choice so I figured it must be a classic.
Shopwise: I am adding this lovely today as well as the scarves I mentioned earlier and a couple more car litter bags.
Reversible Cuffs are being added to my shop today.
Also being added today:
I wanted to share -A- favorite crafting tool. I must use this spray bottle when ironing my fabrics and finished products. It has a very fine mist and works soooo much better than my iron spritzer (and no need to refill as often). It is made for misting plants so you can probably find one wherever plants are sold, I got mine at K-Mart in the plant section.
Finally, another funny story regarding the ever-frustrating "What to make for dinner that will please a picky 5-year-old" dilemma. Yesterday morning, I bravely announced to Micah that I was making tacos for dinner (I find giving him warning helps a teeny-tiny bit). Moans and groans and "I hate tacos" followed of course. Then he desperately pleaded for Korean food (which he has never even tried).
I have successfully, yet painfully, gotten him to like veggie burger crumbles (what I use instead of ground beef), romaine lettuce, soft tortillas, sour cream, and amazingly - salsa. So, I thought he would be ready for tacos but noooo apparently he hates tacos and he has no idea what they even are! What a smart boy, he must be like psychic or something.
Dinnertime came and I re-announced the dinner menu which caused the expected mild tantrum (on the floor, whining, rude comments about tacos, etc.). I tried very hard not to pull my hair out, ignored him, then realized I couldn't ignore him and threatened to send him to bed with no dinner, humph.
Dinner was finally ready. The table was nicely set with all the toppings in different bowls. I layered up his taco (minus the tomatoes which he apparently does not like even though he does like the "chunky" salsa). He enjoyed wrapping the base with foil & claimed himself to be a professional foil wrapper. He took his first bite said "Mmmm this is really good! Let's have tacos for dinner every night." I nearly jumped for joy!
So this is a story of encouragement, of not giving up, of try and try again. I must say I am very proud that Micah was able to admit he liked the taco. I probably would have been too stubborn to confess.
Micah is posing for KungFuCowgirl . I asked her to make a Popeye Pencil Pouch and as you can tell, he loves it. She packed the pouch with goodies, including those green money glasses. She is really fun, check out her shop and her blog.