Okay, I made it to the computer lab today while Maiby is sleeping and James is at home...AND I remembered the camera. So far things are looking up! I finished a new craft the other day, a magnet board. Thanks, Michelle for the great enrichment. She got hooked up with some FREE metal at an a/c place, so it was a great deal, and I am very excited with how mine turned out. I even made the magnets myself!

The other craft that I mentioned the other day was the shape book for Maiby. For now it will be an at-church only toy, so she hasn't seen it yet. But here are the pics.

I was pleased with it. I will see how it holds up in the next little while to determine if it's a good baby shower gift or not. Maiby and I also made valentines for Daddy and her grandparents. It was pretty fun. She wasn't really sure about the fingerpaint.

And I have been wanting for a long time to show off the excellent valentine crafts that Lacey provided us with. Thanks, Lacey. And she also had some done for St Patrick's day, so keep waiting and when they are up I will hopefully post them sometime.

AND one more final picture. I came downstairs the other day to continue working on a baby shower gift for Kristine, my SIL, but my sewing machine cord had been moved - into the heater!! Oh, the pain of electric heaters. We had to go without heat downstairs for that day and the next until the maintenance man came and was able to get it out, since I couldn't. Here's the melted cord:


Pay It Forward

So, here's how this game works-the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, a handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going (or be lazy and copy and paste like I did). Then come back, let me know you're going to play and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift! Send me an email with your address, to: iamsquishpot @ yahoo.com

Remember only the first three get a gift....so be quick!


Well we came up to Coeur d'Alene for a quick overnight trip, and I had the camera ready to go so I could put some pictures and update this blog...BUT being myself, I forgot to put it in my purse. But I thought I had better at least put something on here, since it's been so long and I changed the background...

I am almost done with a new craft. I started making a board book for Maiby. I bought some flip books from Michaels for $1 and for the first one I made a "Shapes" book. I took some pictures of it, but they will have to wait to be posted.

We are doing pretty well overall. My cousin is getting married in May and we are trying to figure out the best way to get the three of us to the wedding. Hopefully it all works out.