Thursday, February 24, 2011


We just got back from Vermont where we stayed at the most amazing cottage. As soon as we got there, I felt like I was stepping into and Anthropologie store. From the Ball jar lighting fixtures to the shabby chic furniture and dishes, everything was perfect.

We started off with a whole grains baking class at King Arthur Flour.

We went cross country skiing at Dartmouth where the intermediate trail seemed like a double black diamond. I think I fell more than anyone.

Everywhere I went, I got compliments on the convertible hat I am wearing in this picture. I got the pattern for it here. I told Danny that I would make him one, but I think he was too excited about his personalized tractor hat.

We also went to Billings Farm in Woodstock for a sleigh ride and to visit the adorable baby cows. The farmhouse was full of antiques like this marble sink that I want in my future bathroom, a vintage creamery machine, and a toleware pantry.

Last but not least, we got to experience the true tastes of Vermont. And not just the cheese and maple syrup!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Angry Birds

I didn't want a Valentine's Day gift this year. Maybe it has something to do with my excessive spending on arts and crafts. So James made me butternut squash soup and I made him an angry bird and an egg-thief pig:

I have been looking for a free pattern to make these for quite a while and was so excited when I came across them on angels have the phone box through Ravelry. The directions were very clear and they were so quick and easy to make! Another two to add to the homemade crochet animal pile that is quickly amassing in our bedroom...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this wreath for my mom using pages from an old book. The paper in the middle is from K&Company and I have no clue where the various embellishments are from. Needless to say she loved it. At least I know one person who appreciates my crafting obsession! XOXO