Showing posts from April, 2018

And in lumberjack fashion, the BUBBA turns one! Week 17 | #52wonderfilledweeks

ONE! We made it, the Bubba is one years old as of yesterday! I am so sad my little big man (he entered the world at over 10 lbs) is getting so big so quick.  He walked for the first time yesterday! He can mimic sounds, laughs, climbs on anything and everything.  His personality is really starting to show and I just love watching him and his big sister.  She loves him so and has truly been a big helper both during my pregnancy and this first year. Always quick to help, grab a diaper, pick up the tossed water or toy.  She's been such a blessing.  I digress.... For my and my sister's first birthday my Mom made us this cute 3-D bear cake.  When P turned one she suggested we do the same for her, so we did and we iced it in "Care Bear" fashion.  For Bubba we vacillated on whether or not we'd have time to make it.  My Mom is in Alaska and was only able to fly out the day before Bubba's bday so we had little time to make the cake.  I decided we'd make the ca

Happy Earth Day! | Week 16 | #52wonderfilledweeks

Happy Earth Day! Yesterday the whole WONDERfilled family headed out and helped to clean up our local park.  P was super excited to be able to help "clean up the earth" and we were out for almost two hours (longer than I thought she'd be entertained). So in the spirit of Earth Day I tackled a project that focused on the three R's - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. I didn't buy a single thing for this project, believe it or not I had everything on hand and/or re purposed things. In the summer of 1999 I had one of the best experiences of my life.  I was chosen as a fellow for the Pacific Music Festival, based in Sapporo Japan.  I could write for days about all the cool adventures I had while there, and that wouldn't even begin to touch the amazing musical experience it was. But one of the many "take aways" I got from living there for a whole summer was how amazing sleeping on a buckwheat hull pillow can be.  I distinctly remember arriving, tired fr

It's Spring in the I made us some HATS | Week 15 | #52wonderfilledweeks

Another busy week and another project under the wire.  Between taxes, an orchestra cycle (of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 no less) and a graduation (let the season begin) it was a packed week and I really thought this might be the week I didn't pull through.  But I couldn't fail myself so I thought of something simple and fast that I could make.  It came to me Friday...FRIDAY.  Boy do I like living on the edge I guess! A spring time hat for those days where the weather is nice but the wind is cutting.  I find that I can deal with a lot more if my head is warm and snugly.  This FREE Slouchy Headwarmer pattern/tutorial from Patterns for Pirates fit the bill.  I made one at Christmas time using scraps from our coordinating PJ's. I didn't have enough fabric to make the hat officially 20"x 20" so I fudged it and I loved the finished product.  I wanted to try it with my luscious rainbow hearts in double brushed poly from Knitpop  in the correct size,