Dog Bone Pillow Fest


This is what I spent a few weeks out of my life creating right before Christmas time. Dog Bone Pillows! These little suckers are positively amazing I tell you. They are perfect for tucking behind your neck, or on your shoulder to rest your head more comfortably when watching tv, or reading a book, or as a passenger in a car or bus or train or plane.

I actually inherited my mom’s Dog Bone Pillow and it kept getting swiped by the kids, so this year, I cut a pattern from it and went a little nuts.


Needless to say, all the adults in the family got one for Christmas. Some of the inlaws weren’t even sure what they were. But oh, my…we showed them. Jacob propped his up against the side of the rocking chair and rested his head on it. He woke up an hour later.

I didn’t actually count how many I needed when I started sewing. I just cut out pillows in lots of different fabrics. So in the end, I had about 20 or so left. I suppose they’ll do nicely in the Etsy Shop. Especially if people have ever used one before. It only takes one happy little experience with these magical thingys. Trust me.

They’ll be hooked and then it will be DOG BONES FOR EVERYONE!!

DSC_0265Except Jiff.

She wasn’t a bit impressed.

Gr Signature

The Rainbow Bag

What do you think? Is this just the cutest little girly bag you’ve ever seen?! It may be gray and rainy outside in these parts, but ooooh–such rainbows are being created indoors. It’s truly been the best weather for sitting and playing with my pretty cotton and hooks.


While I was toting it around, working on it in lots of different places, time after time a mom would say to me, “Are you selling those someplace? I would totally buy one for my daughter.”  I say, probably not. But if you crochet, you can get the pattern right here.


For now though, I have a couple of little sweetie pies that will each get one for Christmas–of that, I’m certain. Isn’t it positively scrumptious to think of making and gathering and squirreling away treasures for Christmas?!


Once the gift bags are made, I may just have the “oomph” to keep going and make a zillion more.

I suspect so because making this one was the most dang fun I’ve had in a long, long time.


With a hook that is.

Sooooo…what do you think?

Thirteen Days Left

Perhaps you’ve noticed that my attendance here has been rather…how should we say…spotty in the last week or so. Lemme splain.  You see, making things for Christmas is a huge deal in my book and for various sundry reasons, I got a dreadfully late start this year.

I’ll try to do better at showing you all the projects as they are happening–I promise. But for now, all I can say is…

so much to do…

so little time.

Stay tuned.

Mother’s Day Getaway~ 2

Day 1 (cont.)


April’s idea of a lovely Mother’s Day treat was for all the ladies in the family to head on over to The Clique in Lindon, to get a pedicure–all at the same time! Now I’ve never had a pedicure before in all my life and I have to say–it was positively heavenly!

First they soaked our feet in these little warm jacuzzi foot baths. Some of us ancient folk had to have double time in this phase. Ok, so these old feet haven’t been baby soft in a long time–so between you and me, I didn’t mind the extra time and attention. It felt fabulous!

I always thought that I’d be mortified to have a foot massager give me a foot massage or rub warm lotion on my legs and feet, or that I’d be too embarrassed to just sit there and let someone else do the work of making my feet…actually pretty. But the ladies at The Clique were just adorable–they helped us all feel relaxed and comfortable–so comfortable in fact, that I nearly fell asleep at one point. And oh, how good it felt to just sit back and let it all happen.

After nearly an hour of pure pampering, there was only one thing left to do…

–choose the perfect color! And choose we did–each matching our…um….unique personalities. Then, some of the girls found the perfect boots to go with those fancy new feet. But we’ll be wearing sandals for a while yet. I mean, honestly, no way we’re hiding these pretty little pinkies.  :}

If you haven’t had a pedicure before–do it, do it! Your toes will thank you. And if you’re in the neighborhood–check out The Clique. Sincerely, our feet never felt so good!

Thanks, April~we love you.

Clockwise from the top we have mine, then April’s, then Lyndi’s, then Emily’s and Kortney. Jillian’s weren’t quite finished when we got the picture. But she chose a beautiful pink with silver glitter.

Mother’s Day Getaway~ Preview

I’m excited to show you every little detail of our Mother’s Day getaway but I have a stack of Bridal Shower invitations to address–that, alas–won’t wait. So this little teaser snippet will have to do–for now. I should have the photos sorted by Monday…hee hee.

Oh. My. Goodness. We had so much fun!