Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Wee Wonderfuls Adventures

I picked up the book Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang this week. For those of you who have not heard of Wee Wonderfuls she has a fabulously fun blog HERE. A friend of mine, Audra, from Little Tiger and the Milk Bellied Princess made some adorable inch worms from this book that I can't even begin to attempt. Take a second and check it out - HERE -.

So between sick kids, sick husbands, and a sick momma (that would be me) I have had a little down time to sew. I rarely ever get a chance to work on anything just because so I thought this would be a great opportunity. I wanted to share a few projects that I have been working on.

The cover of the book is absolutely adorable. I love it. All of the little dolls just make me swoon.

Adorable, have I already said that? Well,  isn't it?

I first attempted to make the Wee Town Trolley, which C2 turned into a Wee Town Hat:

What is a mom to do?  Here is the finished product (oh and please ignore his face, it's not only blurry but covered in blueberry pancake syrup).

This Trolley took a lot longer than I would have thought. It is hand sewn which honestly I am not used to and pretty much lack the patience for. I also was not as detailed as I would have liked to have been with the windows, they are rather crooked, but it just makes it a little quirky. I was happy with the face, I liked how his little smile turned out.

My next attempt at making something was the books Mermaiden. My daughter picked her out and I had her completed in a little over an hour. Here she is:

 I will probably try a few more patterns from the book. I am more of a fan of those that combine hand-sewing with a little machine work (like the mermaiden).

The cool thing is that I am getting to make more and more toys for the kidlets. I so love it and these are the toys that they will hopefully cherish for a lifetime and hand down like a few of the crocheted dolls my grandmother made me.

On another note I am sorry I haven't posted a lot lately. It seems like as soon as one of my kids gets better the other gets sick and being a momma trumps being a blogger any time.

Well off to make vegetarian lasagna.

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