My Favorite Things | September 2018 | It is Time for FALL!

FALL! It is my favorite time of year! Sweaters, wool socks, hats and scarves all come out of their summer hibernation to be worn with pride!

It is that time of year where I make a pot of soup, stews and buns to fill our bellies with warmth to keep us from freezing as the temperature drops. 

I love nothing more than waking up to frost on the ground and sipping my tea as I see the squirrels frantically trying to get their last minute finds hidden for the winter months. 

During this time of year I do two things. I prep for Christmas, I plan out all my gifts, what I will need and start doing my estimates. THEN I plan out my fall personal projects that I want to do to keep my occupied over the winter. 

To be honest, this year I am going to spend my winter finishing my unfinished works in progress as I have a terrible case of ‘startprojectitis’ and have about 5-8 projects on the go…the exact number I can’t be sure because there are so many, some I haven’t touched all summer! – for shame!

SO, without further a-do, here is my favorite things I have seen around this past month that I may or may not have added to my project list – I am telling you, I have a problem!!

PATTERN for Pompom Winter Ski Fair Isle by TwoOfWandsShop on Etsy
Alpine+Heights+Knit+Fair+Isle+Cowl+via+@MamaInAStitch
Cozy Cardigans Free Crochet Patterns - Krazy Kabbage #crochet #cardigan #free #pattern #fall #style #fashion #waffle #loopsandthreads #impeccable #gold #yarn
Cozy Cardigans Free Crochet Patterns - Krazy Kabbage #crochet #cardigan #free #pattern #fall #style #fashion #sweater #lionbrand #flikka #yarn #keepsake
Super easy beginners PDF Sewing Pattern - the Floaty Florence. Make it in floaty fabrics for spring/summer sewing. Or in plaid/flannel/minky for winter/fall sewing. Sizes childs newborn to 12 years. Ladies XXS to 5XL. A really fun sew.
Inspiration for the Oliver + S Playtime Dress sewing pattern.
Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at http://LoveGrowsWild.com
EASY Apple Pie Bites made with crescent rolls... these taste better than apple pie!
Slow Cooker Chili Mac is an easy comforting dish made right in your crock pot!! | http://www.countrysidecravings.com
I LOVE making this with our Daiya Mac and Cheese kits and adding quinoa chili to it. SO good! 

I hope that gave you all something too look forward to for the upcoming cooler weather!

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel


Shop Update | The Small One

I finally got around to adding a few more things to the shop this weekend. 

Despite the update being small (Only a few things) I am really excited of what is to come. 

I am working on a small stock of warm hats for the winter (perfect for Christmas gifts!!) and with some new fabric and zippers coming in I am hoping to get some bigger bags for the shop soon too!

None the less, here is a little look at one of my favorite prints I got some Fridays Off, the fabric store that I get 99% of my fabric from. 🙂

^ Look at how pretty our Rainbow Sock Yarn looks in this bag all knitted up!!


My Favorite Things | August 2018 | Summertime Fun!

August and I have a love hate relationship. Growing up it meant super hot days in the fields bringing in hay, and it wasn’t all that much fun. 

It also is my birthday month, which meant one day of the month I DIDN’T have to do chores and we got to go to the beach and eat cake if the weather was nice. 

So, in celebration of my birthday month (and not having to haul hay anymore!) I am sharing my absolute favorite things to eat, drink and make on my birthday!

rope coil vessels
I LOVE handmade baskets and I have a similar project ready to make and  I can’t wait!


Raw Carrot Cake Bites
Mmmm I love carrot cake. This was a tasty alternative to the sugar junk filled ones you normally find recipes for!
Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.
I like filling my summer with fun little projects here and there. This is a great way to get the creative juices flowing or for a quick idea to something you already have in mind!
How to Make Woven Wish Bracelets
My daughter was given an adorable friendship bracelet making kit for her birthday so we have really enjoyed spending part of our summer doing that. Even though she’s still quite young, it was nice to make them, brought back memories of when I was a little girl!

My Favorite Things |July 2018 |Canada Day!

Although Canada Day is July 1st and was a few weeks ago (okay, a month ago) I thought it would be fun to share some awesome ideas for Canada!! So if you’re a fellow Cannuck and need some ideas, here are some awesome and easy ideas for your Canada Day celebration! If you don’t celebrate Canada Day, I am sure you can adapt these ideas to whatever celebration you are having!!

12 Canada Day Party easy decor and food ideas.

This Canada Day sundae bar has a fun Red, White and Maple theme perfect for celebrating Canada! Delicious ideas for toppings plus easy DIY decorating ideas.

Toque Cake

Great Canada Day activity for kids! So cute!

My Favorite Things| June 2018 | Birthday Edition

If you have kids you’ll understand both the excitement and frustration of hosting a birthday party for your little ones.

Thankfully with only one kid, this only happens once per year and as a result, we usually go all out for her big day!

June is her birthday month so I thought I would share some of my inspiration! She LOVES Mario and so we walked into this thinking that was what we were going to do. Last minute though, she changed her mind and decided for no theme at all and so we made a simple cake for her with some fun regular birthday decorations. But none-the-less, I had fun planning a Mario party for her.

 

http://janet21.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-A-Super-Mario-Birthday-Cake

Inspiré de Super Mario Birthday Party - Collection complète de bricolage forfait…

 

King Boo lanterns and other decorations for Mario Bros party

 

Super Mario Birthday Party Ideas

In the end she got this pretty cake, it was chocolate and vanilla on the inside and it tasted amazing. Nothing fancy, but perfectly lovely and she loved it (which is all that matters right?).

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel