Monday, April 25, 2011

Slacker and Giveaway Winners

April 27, 2011

Slacker and Giveaway Winners

First of all, I apologize that my blog is spaced all janky.
My computer skill are nil.
Sometimes writing my blog feels like a tasks when I over think it or get behind.
If Blogger didn't have a spell check I wouldn't write a blog.

Second; Giveaway winners

Giveaway #1 = Betty who writes the blog Imaginary Brushstrokes.
Giveaway #2= Nancey who writes the blog Kite and String.
Giveaway #3= Funky Mommy who writes the blog Little Bird by Funky Mommy.

Please email me your addresses to

Here are some of the projects I've been working on.

I like knitting.
I started and finished these on our mini holiday last week.
Knitting is truly the best take-along project.

My new favorite book.
Oliver + S are my favorite sewing patterns. I learned to sew using them. They are so simple to understand.

As you may or may not know the Royal Wedding is a big deal around here.
My sister Katie is in charge of decorations and food.
I'm making some fun things for the kids.
These tutu's will be fun and perfect for princess dress up.

Gathering two yards of five colors tulle was not fun.

Of course the first thing Freya checked when she put it on is the 'twirl factor'.

I sewed a few pairs of cozie pants for Oliver using this McCall's patter.

Cozie pants are a great beginners project.

I used thrifted sheets.


Oliver loves them.

My sister loves that she is getting Oliver's old cozies.

Today I'm making crowns. I'll post them soon!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eureka! Mini Holiday

April 21, 2011

Eureka! Mini Holiday

We are on our last day of spring holiday and it has been a fun trip.
Fancy holidays are not our families thing.
We enjoy National Parks and Geocaching are way through them.

Our first stop was to Eureka, UT.
It was once a booming mine town ( late 1800's to 1950's ) but is now a virtual ghost town.
Eureka was mined for gold, copper and lead.
The population of Eureka is 766 people and rises to an elevation of 6430'.

There are still mining sites to explore and fun rock hunting but Kennecott (Rio Tinto) is quietly buying up land.

We spent Tuesday and Thursday at a wonderful new bed and breakfast, Tintic Goldminer's Inn and B&B.

Weekday rates are $65-85 dollars which includes a home cooked breakfast and for a bit more you can have a great home cooked meal for dinner. Otherwise there is a burger cafe in town.

Margaret and her husband Norman our the proprietors of the inn and do an amazing job of welcoming into their home.

I won't go on and on (too late!) but instead refer you to their web site.

Well I'm going to end for the night and finish up this post later.