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Well, I have NO idea how I managed that, but between baths, night routine, boxed being packed and all the craziness going around here, I managed to ba able to do it all!  Knit a pumpkin hat, make finishing touched to costumes, and even fix a “horrible” dinner for Halloween night.

On the menu:

Snake marinated in a dragon tooth sauce, (i.e. CHicken marinated in olive oil and dijon mustard sauce)

toadstool tongue in a juice of squished spider (asparagus with marmelade)

purée of dragon brain (sweet potatoe and regular potatoe mashed)

and to top it off, cake a la dracula (i.e. pound cake with strawberry syrup on it)

it was delish!

As for the rest, here it is in images

 

this is how Halloween is spend when you are 3 months old…

 

The pumpkin fairy is about to pass around here.  I cannot wait to see the kid’s face tomorrow am.

 

I hope you are spending a spooky and happy Halloween!!

 

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Friday morning, kids got up wayyyy too early for this mama.  Add this up with the kind of weather that even a duck woluldn’t want to go out in, and that was how my day was looking up.  So I decided that it was a good day for improvisation…on crafting.  But how do you craft with nothing?  Everything is packed up in boxes.  Well, my friends, let me tell you one thing, if I can do it, anybody can!

 

I suggested the kids that we were oing to decorate the house for Halloween.  Pea came up with the idea of making ghost.  So after searching the house for ghost material, we came up with an old window panel, some paper that we are using to pack the dishes in, and tape and thread.

Well, believe it or not, all of that, CAN make a ghost!

no, probably not the most glorious ghost you have seen in your life, I give you that, but certainly the one I even had more fun designing, (r at least the one that took less time) AND the one that cost the less!  The kids had fun doing those, and honnestly, it totally reminded me that crafting with nothing on hand, is way more fun then I could remember.

After seeing the production of ghost going a little out of hand, I had to find another plan to keep them occupy a little while longer.  I saw some black felt that was lying around, and that gave me my next idea…

BAtS.

I made a template, asked the kids to cut their bats from felt, and then decorate it with stars and golden glue.

They loved it.

we had fun creating the template on the moving paper, we loved having out work scatterred all over the table along with the ideas we threw on paper previously, and all the material that we had found.  Really, this felt like a crafting moment to us.

…and that kept them busy for me to finish the touches to my numerous (already started) halloween projects

THis one notably:

coming from a pattern I have found on ravelry, called 12:01, I knitted this amazingly huge pumpkin in abour 2 weeks.  They are a quick knit, but knitting this while trying to pack the rest of the house for a quick move, was not the best timing.  However, I still managed to finish on time, thanks to the previous bats…

they are still a little damp, I wonder if they will be ready for tomorrow.  But I have to say I am happy with the result.

I used: Cascade 220, in burned orange, and heathers in the shade of green.  Love the color combo.

 

 

I also have plaaned to make Pumpkin a pumkin hat, and THAT is not even on the needles yet, so I am looking forward to see how I am going to squeese this between 2 boxes…

I also have finishing touched to make to the costumes…so a lot of work on my already packed cratfting table.  The kitchen table is currently replacing 🙂

back to work!

 

 

 

 

this morning, as I was about to have a fit with DD’s shade that didn’t want to pull up properly, I saw this (after receiving the said shade on the head  because it fell on me…) through the window.  I took the kids out for a minute and we just looked at the pink violet sky that lay over us.

I got a quick and powerful reminder that happiness really is in the littlest things, things that goes unnoticed if we don’t take the time to stop (or to be stopped by a falling shade…)

 

have a great day!

“Stop buying unnecessary things. Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness. Reduce half again. List 4 essential things in your life, stop doing non-essential things. Do these essentials first each day, clear distractions focus on each moment. Let go of attachment to doing, having more. Fall in love with less.”

Clutter really is a silent killer.  It creeps up on you unoticed.  and you finally notice it when…you MOVE!  (and pack boxes)

 

I see this move as a very beneficial and cleansing process.  We are sorting out so much stuff, I feel like I am nesting again!  I cannot wait to be done, and live simpli-er then we used to.

Off to packing more boxes, that will, at any rate, be un-packed by the end of the day!  Moving with young kids is oh so much more exciting!

 

My first for my last 😉

My Grand mother taught me when I was about 8.  I loved doing that with her when I was a kid.  But events in our life had me stop a project whil it was on the needles, and forgot all a bout it. Longies have been the starting point of me knitting again (after finding that forgotten project still on the needles after my Grand ma passed away.)  And then, I have knitted tons of things in the last few years.  But I had not yet tackled shirts/cardigans.

I didn’t know what pattern to try first, and I ended up trying this one.  It was a good one to start with.  Fast knit, easy pattern, and really cute on it’s own

let alone on an adorable baby 😉

the only thing left is putting the buttons

and blocking the whole thing.

I used cascade eco yarn for this project.  I like it good enough, but I think I would have rather something with a little silk in it.  The eco yarn is very economical though, so definetly something to keep in mind!

off to make some boxes!

I have been needing something to get my mind off all of these events lately, and knitting is usually a good way to just let my mind rest.

I needed something easy to do, and yet fun, you know, mindless crafting.  The kids loves the result:

and truthfully, so do I!