I’ve got sunshine

Yes, the sun has arrived brining warm days (50 yesterday woohoo!!), Snow is melting (though we are getting more this weekend) and we have been able to spend more time outside without umpteen layers of clothing weighing us down.

The green trees on the mountains, are a beautiful sight!

I’ve been working more on the cosplay costume, though I don’t have an updated picture right now, it pretty much looks the same, just a little longer.

With the help of my father inlaw, the case of the “what the heck is wrong with this stuffed bear”, has been solved. There was too much fabric in the legs. This problem has now been fixed and the final part is being sewed up tonight!!! 

I have been trying forever to make a granny square, the first one of which I did not take a picture of turned out to be a circle, the second was a bit more…..square-like 

The third, with better instructions from a friend 

turned out much better. I want to keep practicing and hopefully use up a large chunk of my yarn stash.

I also made a pencil grip this week, Lorelai has been complaining about how her hand works while writing….while I am sure this will only work for a few moments, it was fun to make.

Have a great day folks!!!

Sewing and snowing

Hi there, it is I, Raea. I am currently writing to you from Narnia, you know Narnia don’t you?! The land where it never stops snowing!!! Ok, perhaps I am being a bit dramatic, but in my almost 31 years, I have never seen this much snow, or felt the wind chill of -40 holy moly!!

Let’s talk of warmer things shall we?

This softy snugly bear is almost finished, he needs a bit more stuffing and to be sewed up the back and he will be good to go!! This really was a fun project..despite the confusing and lack of directions (just saying). It wasn’t all that bad, but now I want to see if I can make a pattern myself, just to see if I can.

I am happy to say that I finished my nephews late birthday & xmas presents, and I must say, he is now the coolest looking super hero in town



He was pretty happy and informed me that he wanted to be a mix of Spiderman & Batman for Halloween….hmmm new ideas.

Have a great day folks!! Stay warm! and please if you see Aslan, let him know New England is in desperate need of help!!!

Teddy bear, Teddy bear, turn around

Hello from the warmth of my blanket cave

It is has been very, very cold here as of late ( -20 anyone?!), even with the heat on a pellet stove running, we’ve had a hard time getting the house to warm up above 63 degrees.

I’ll admit that the snow globe effect during a snowstorm is pretty, but my love affair with winter is over. For the first time in my almost 31 years of life, I am sick of snow. Maybe it is due to the crazy driving conditions that I have had no choice but to drive in, maybe it’s due to almost being hit by a plow truck yesterday morning (no offense plow truck drivers, but please don’t back up really fast if you see a car behind you. Incase you can’t see said car, the blaring of a horn should be an indication.)

I’ve been trying to brighten up the house in little ways, spring cleaning with lovely essential oils (lemon and orange yum!), looking at bright pastel Easter projects that I am hoping to start soon, sunflower table cloth.

One project I’ve been working on has helped warm my hands a bit. I’m a making a teddy bear for the son of my Bosom friend. He just turned a year old and had my sewing machine cooperated, it may have been finished in little to no time what-so-ever.

Cutting out the pattern pieces and the fabric wasn’t so bad, I found some lovely fleece left over from a project and found a pattern on Instructables


After pinning the pieces together, I ran into a small problem, one that would extend the length of this project. My sewing machine, does not like fleece. So I opted for hand sewing, I can do a mean back stitch which I find to be almost as good as using a sewing machine.

Day one went really well, until I realized that I sewed the ears on the wrong side of the face

Hmmmm that’s not right

Much better.


The night before the birthday party (day two) I had made a lot of progress and was feeling pretty good….until I noticed part of the leg had been sewed on backwards.

On the third day, I succeeded in finishing the lower half and stuffing the body, I have the head almost complete and will post pictures when it all sewed up and ready to go (better late than never)

Have a nice evening folks!!

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