Saturday, March 31, 2012

yet another problem

i just bought this yarn online the other day.

it is half alpaca and part wool and silk and about 150 yards.

i really like it, but i have a problem. i want the project that i make with it to be extra special. 

i may or may not have had a photoshoot with this skein of yarn.

do you have any project suggestions for me?

Friday, March 30, 2012

i smile

rain falls.

plants grow.

the sun shines.

raindrops sparkle.

grass turns green.

waters rise.

flowers smile.

i smile.

life moves on.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

snow on daffodils

we received a little flurry of snow early yesterday morning. it is now gone. i knew that it would not last very long, so at 7:00 in the morning before i headed out for school, i snatched up my camera and took a few photos. it isn't all that often that we have snow and daffodils at the same time. *smiles*. 

do you have snow? daffodils? both?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

please pardon me

please pardon my excitement.

i just downloaded a jane austen handwriting font to my computer.

it's pretty amazing.

you can download it from here.

Emily Ruth Boyd

i would write this whole post in this font but it would be hard for you all to read. :)

now, if you do not mind, i am going to indulge in my love for and current obsession of jane austen:

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."   — Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey) 


Art Photo Jewelry - Antique Bronze Round Frame Pendant Necklace - jane austen silhoette

{made by me}


this hat pattern is called "miss dashwood". it is sooo sweet!

Emma, Jane Austen 

{made by me}

happy jane austen-ing!

Monday, March 26, 2012

afghan and tree bark

this is one of my current knitting projects {one of - i have many}. it is an afghan. it is my first blanket, actually. i really like it.

i worked on it while sitting in my new favorite place.

this tree is my backrest.

we officially have daffodils! it is exciting. 

what have you been crafting lately?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

weekly wrap-up #5

listening to // all of my pandora stations on shuffle

watching // jane eyre

{via google images}

crafting // this sweater // this blanket // this bag

highlights // we have daffodils in our yard! // attended a birthday party and a play // sang with a group in church for special music // got my all-state festival music // enjoyed gorgeous sunny weather // downloaded jane austen's handwriting font

entering here

what have you done/enjoyed/made this week?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

what i wore // purple dress

what i wore:
dress // mardens
blue t-shirt // old navy
sweater // made by me
belt // hand-me-down

i only spent $5 on this dress. i love it. it's comfortable, long, purple, and easy to wear with pretty much anything. i had made this sweater a while ago but had forgotten about it. i wanted to wear it before the weather got too warm. {you can't see it very well, but i am wearing my cameo ring}

do you have any favorite outfits that you have worn lately?

Friday, March 23, 2012


isaiah 46:4

"even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and deliver you.

isaiah 41:8

fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am you God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you.
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

my new favorite place

i sit here in my new favorite place -

the base of a never finished tree house.

{this photo is from a while ago when i first got my camera}

it consists of only a floor and a ladder, but that is enough. surrounded by trees on the edge of the woods, it is the perfect spot to sit and read, write, or just think.

the sounds of chirping birds and little girls' laughter is carried here by the soft breeze.

there is bark on my back, dirt on my skirt, and sap on my hands.

but i don't care.

with the house and road behind me, i can sit here in peace.

Monday, March 19, 2012

weekly wrap-up #4

it's time for my weekly wrap-up!

reading // emma {finished! i love this book so.much. words cannot describe my love for it.} // the sister wife

watching // north and south

things i've done // attended a basketball game // went to a wedding // finished my dress 

enjoyed // bokeh // wearing flip-flops six days this week // wearing a hat to school // playing my violin in church

listening to // celtic music // disney

what did you do this week?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

what i wore - red dress

i wore this dress to a wedding yesterday:

i made this dress in my fashion & fabrics class at school, and i really like it! i think it turned out pretty well considering that the most i had sewn before were skirts.

red dress // made by me
black belt // hand-me-down
necklace and earrings // avon
sandals // payless

you can't see it here, but i did my hair in a waterfall braid like this:


i had forgotten how easy this braid is to do. i think i will be doing it more often.

i hope you all had a good weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2012

iced tea and houndstooth

i don't know about you, but here the weather has been gorgeous. yesterday and today we left science class at school to go for a little walk. i spent yesterday afternoon doing homework and reading sitting in a rocking chair on our porch. today i sat on a large rock, drank iced tea, and read emma {side note: i'm almost done. today i read the proposal scene. i love mr. knightley!!!!!!!!!!! sorry. i coudln't help it}. 

it was lovely. after a really busy week last week, this week is much more relaxed, so i can enjoy this beautiful weather. 

yesterday i wore my new houndstooth skirt that i bought at goodwill for $5.

and it has pockets!!

i was wearing a white turtleneck sweater with it, and at one point someone asked me why i was so dressed up and one of my friends replied, "she's always dressed up." it made me smile.

yesterday i walked down to the stream behind our house. the water level was pretty high, and i got some lovely bokeh.

what is your weather like right now?

do you live near a stream?