Category Archives: family

small needs – small crafts

Baby Girl likes to put everything to bed. We’ve been making sleeping bags for a long time. I kind of like the latest – for McD’s Oz toys or Princess Polly’s – cute fabric with wool felt lining – quick and easy makes a happy baby (and mommy!).

new craft

Baby Girl is getting into crafts – I suppose it would be hard for her not to notice my completely overwhelimg and overgrown craft area in the back of our house. Our new most favorite acitivity has to be melty beads. I want to be patient and let her do them on her own, but really, I just want to make my own…

disposable cameras

My husband is a professional photographer. We have at least 3 pro-level Canons around. I love disposable cameras. And I love developing them when I don’t remember when they’re from. We just got some pictures back today from Christmas in Tucson. I love this shot of Baby Girl – outside in the desert, as the sun sets, perched on a chair in her Christmas dress-up.

A Family that skis together…

Baby Girl finished her first set of ski lessons a couple weeks ago so we’ve started taking her out ourselves. It’s a little funny because we both snowboard, but she’s so good! And it’s so unbelievably fun to all go out on the hill together. Expect a lot of gratuitous baby skiing shots…


Valentine’s Day is big in my family. Not in a romantic way – certainly Baby Girl would not be so interested. More in a how much red stuff can we buy kind of way.

So for Baby Girl’s first school Valentine’s Day party we could not just hand out the little white envelope cards with her “T” written on them. (Although since my mom is the instigator of this love of the day we do own the Barbie cards, My Little Pony cards and Olivia cards – thanks Mom!)

We have nice valentine’s from paper source (thanks mom!), in little cellophane bags, with candy and party favors. Baby Girl and I had great fun sorting and stuffing all the little bags. I hope they fit in the kids little mailboxes they made!

new steps

For the past six years I’ve worked at an arts center as an administrator and gallery coordinator. I’ve overseen reams of paper and truckloads of art work. It’s been a lot of fun – I work with good people and we work on a gorgeous old sheep ranch on four acres in the mountains. But as of yesterday everyone knows that I’m moving on…

I’m really excited!

(one of the people I’ve worked with for years brought me this book as a present. people can be so amazingly thoughtful and generous!)


It’s my birthday!

I had a wonderful day – ice skating, playing, knitting, shopping and eating (including a chocolate diet pepsi and chocolate cream pie!).

My mom and stepdad were very sweet to send beautiful flowers – which really helps this time of year in the land of snow.

And if you look carefully you’ll see my new bag from The Boy acting so nonchalant. The bag is from the new women’s snowboard shop in town. They carry Burton (see bag), Paul Frank, free people – just about everything I’d like!

cards in progress

I’ve started making my New Year’s/Thank You cards. It is, of course, taking me forever to pick which pictures I should send to each person. I can see now I should have ordered more of Baby Girl with grandparents than with friends. I’m also tagging each card with a post-it right now so I can remember who each one is for. I’m using Paper Source cardstock as always – I just love it.

Maybe the best thing in the picture though is that new box I’m using to hold all the parts of the project. I picked that up in the Target dollar section yesterday (for $2.50 though). It’s so fabulous and perfect. I bought two, but I could buy more!

cards are always nice

I ordered more cards through my flickr account from moo. This time I ordered family – mostly Baby GIrl. I’m going to use them for thank you cards and happy new year’s cards (a little late to say the least). I think they turned out really well.


I’ve been in Chicago for the past week. A bunch of us went home to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday. Our flight was delayed all day so we didn’t arrive until 10pm. She was very surprised to have friends and family walk in while she was already in her robe. We had so much fun!

I had to go to work today. So I bought some gorgeous handspun from Hello Yarn. I’m not even sure if it’s enough to make anything, but I’ll have to try…