Monday, December 05, 2011

Santa Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day is coming up and I found this darling St. Lucia Day paper doll printable last year but I can't for the life of me find out how to link it to the original source.  Have fun with it.

I am spending the day making a Lucia Dress for Nutmeg since she has outgrown all of our white things.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Like many I have been thinking of things to be thankful for every day this month.  I have been posting them on Facebook and thought I would record them here as well.
  Nov 1:I am thankful for the Glorious weather we have had the last few weeks. Kind of like an apology for the non-summer.
Nov 2: I am thankful for Downward Dog, it really is a rest pose.
Nov 3: I am thankful to for everyone who made last night an enriching one, for my awesome committee, Robin and that my feet aren't sore this morning. Thanks to our touching speaker and beautiful singer and accompanist. I am thankful for all who attended and brought food and decorated. I am thankful for Gratitude.
Nov 4: I am grateful for Kelly's Sock Class!
Nov 5: I am grateful for Netflix

Nov 6: I am grateful for my daughter.

Nov 7: I am grateful to know WHY I have felt so miserable for the last 5 weeks and grateful to Donnalee for helping me figure it out. (allergies)
Nov 8: I am grateful for the opportunity to serve, I am overwhelmed with love.
Nov 9: I am grateful for Yoga (I really like Yoga I was grateful for it twice!)

Nov 10: I am thankful for my sisters.

Nov 11: I am grateful for wool coats
Nov 12: I am grateful for the washing machine and electric dryer. Greatest inventions ever.
Nov 13: I am grateful to know Sarah who happens to be the reason I got out of my warm slumber this morning. She is a delightful soul and we are going to miss her deeply.

Monday, November 07, 2011


Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Just a little bit more pleased that we named our house "Starlings." lovely.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Boutique at the Barn Reprise

  I was not going to do any craft shows this year, the time and energy that goes into a show is not proportionate to the profits recouped at a craft fair.  However; a friend said she would do it if I would do it...pressure. I started thinking along two lines of thought; first, The Boutique at the barn was really fun last year, I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. If I had gone this year as a customer instead of a vendor I know that I would have been looking longingly at the vendors wishing I was there. Second, there might be repeat customers from last year who will be looking for me this year and I really want to keep the Miss Moss Demi-millinery in people's mind as a place for fabulous, custom, handmade hair adornment.
So this year I approached it differently.  My goal is not to make money (but I do hope to pay for some Christmas gifts) but to keep up exposure and to show what I can do in the fabulous world of millinery.  My goal is to get at least one (hopefully many) custom orders.
 I didn't do much other than order supplies until after Boba Fett's baptism and then I worked every day for a few hours.  Last year I worked for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, for 3 weeks.  Instead of volume I concentrated on a variety of hats.  I finished 2 days early and now I am just sitting about waiting for tomorrow.  Nice.

The Miss Moss Demi-Millinery will be at  Boutique at the Barn , tomorrow Saturday, October 29th from 10am -4pm at Fallbrooks Farm on Jackson School Road in North Plains, Oregon.

 I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ordinances, New Baby, Vew Crafts and 2 Fairies

Boba Fett was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last weekend.  It was a good time to spend with my family and get a great family photo.
See how I got Moose to wear a tie?

Boba Fett requested that we go out for ribs at Applebees.

I have been spending a lot of time millinering getting ready for the Boutique at the Barn. 
But I have had time to make a Halloween wreath that  I found here.
I also managed to make a nightgown for Kristen's sweet adorable new baby girl who is the most beautiful baby ever.
  I had to make it, the baby was 2 weeks over due and I was going stir crazy waiting to discover if it was a boy or a girl!I am so happy she is a girl.
Today we had sweet Bella over to play with Nutmeg and they were awfully cute.

I need to re-enact this up at the Gardner's place in the woods.

Aren't they the cutest pair of girls ever?

Today was a glorious autumn day.  I hope we can get a few more weeks of weather just like this as payment for our awful rainy and cloudy summer.

Friday, September 30, 2011

September Stuff

Have I really not posted since The Gnoming?  I am trying to figure out where the time went and I can't account for it.

On the 15th we went to our annual Homeschool Field Trip at Kah Nee Ta, a full day in the pool and 6 hours of driving always wipes us out but we did enjoy a stop at Timberline Lodge.

Boba Fett started Cub Scouts a couple weeks ago and lost a tooth.
The 20th was my 33rd Birthday and it was an absolutely perfect day.  The weather was glorious and I did just what I wanted all day long.  I knit, I watched North By Northwest, I went to Sushi Town with Boba Fett.  Dinner was the Surf Side at Benihana.
The most fun gift I received was a plot by Paula where everyone who stopped by brought me some yarn!  Two of my favorite gifts were a hug from Zac and a hug from Brock. And as it has turned out the most thoughtful gift was from Moose, he downloaded a bunch of Relief Society podcasts for me to listen to while I sew.

I sewed 2 dresses, one because it had to be done before the end of summer.  I am calling it "The Diner"

 The other was for the train excursion on the Mount Hood Railroad that was a really fun double date.
There was dancing in a very unstable car

 The fellows refused to take a serious photo

 and our conductor was named Roman.

Tomatoes are being harvested and the sunny days are at an end.  Soccer season is in full swing and I am getting ready to do the Boutique at the Barn again.

My sweet friend lost her husband to cancer this month and we have loved her, served her and held our husbands extra close with a prayer of gratitude for them on our lips.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Gnoming

The Gnoming happened this morning. 
As I had planned, Boba Fett was blissfully sleeping while the gnome watched over him, it was strategically placed so he would see it when he awoke.
He came down to me (asleep) to ask me why a "idiodic dememted dwarf" was in room.  I asked him what he was talking about.  As he headed back through the house he saw that there were gnomes everywhere. For example this guy was having a bowl of cereal on the table.
The pictures had been replaced with pictures of gnomes.
And all of his photos had been replaced with gnomes.
As well as other small gnomes in other places.
I told him I heard someone at the door and when he went to it he saw this terrible act of flamingocide.

Fleeing from this terrible scene he saw the Starlings' Chalkboard had been tampered with
In the back yard he was confronted with an army

 Whilst other kept watch from the foliage

There were also a dozen parachuting gnomes which were genius but were tangled in knots within 30 second of landing.

Which was too bad because they were really good parachutes.

There were also a bunch of gnome tattoos that doubled as stickers.

It was a sucessful gnoming and I think a cure for Gardengnomeaphobia.