bud and bug

Monday, July 6, 2015

School's Out for Summer

Hello there... How are you all doing? I am as busy as ever, our new barn project is under way and we are at the end of a the school year.  Bug has graduated from Kindergarten and Bud is moving up to second grade in the fall! How time flies! With the end of school coming up I always like to make  Bud and Bug's teachers and bus driver a little something. This year I saw these cute little pencil signs on Pinterest, I thought they were just darling. I decided to make them for their teacher's. I have also seen the boys bus driver out getting coffee several times and I crocheted up an adorable coffee cup cozy for her.

The weather here has been MISERABLE!!!! Rain for days with only a day or two in between with sunshine! The temperatures have been okay, so at least it's not cold too! Our garden has been flooded a bit this year and all the heavy rain has pummeled some of our plants. I have a feeling our garden will not produce a whole lot this year, I hope I am wrong! The other night as I was sitting and watching some television I looked out and the sky was a very interesting shade of peachy orange. I thought to myself I should go get some pictures, as I was snapping away I turned around and there was a beautiful rainbow! Upon further inspection the faintest line of another rainbow appeared! Oh my, it was amazing! So I  tried my hand at a few different photo options on my camera.

Yesterday we had a break in the weather and my eldest sister and I took our kids for a hike! It's wonderful having such an amazing park five minutes from my house! Marlee Moo went with us (for those of you who don't know she is our 1 year old golden retriever) and she enjoyed it immensely! We got home and she was tuckered out! So was I truth be told but, I pressed on and got three loads of laundry done and pegged out on the line. Go me!

I have started fiddling around with tapestry crochet, have you tried it?  It is addicting, more on that another time. Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Flea Market Finds and Something New

Hello there, it has been awhile since I blogged. So here I am! Life has been a little crazy lately, so blogging has been put on the back burner. My sister gave birth to an adorable  little boy Nolan William and I am so giddy about being an Auntie again and having
a new little one in the family! I had started on a little girl blanket which I believe I showed you in my last blog. So when this little boy arrived I had to start an entirely new blanket. It is not quite done yet but, I will post pictures as soon as it is completed! Darn the sewing in of ends! The weather here has been glorious and dare I say Spring has sprung!

I went on a little flea market journey today and came up with some cute finds. Firstly, I rescued a beautiful little granny square throw. The thought of all the time and energy someone spent on this adorable blanket just to have it end up in  a pile of unwanted afghans and linens made me want to cry! So home it came, it needs a little TLC but will be good as new once I am done with it! I also found a cute vintage cake stand with a domed lid! Can't you just imagine a bunch of scrumptious just baked cookies on a cute little doily under the lid! I can, but who knows when I'll make that happen! 

So onto the something new, or should I say somethings new! I took out my sewing machine yesterday and made myself a cute new peg bag! Maybe it will help motivate me to do laundry! I do hope so! I am also re-vamping my kitchen and am so EXCITED, I ordered my first bit of GreenGate today! It's so hard to find here in the states! Can't wait for it to arrive! I have also purchased some other cute little dishes for my new kitchen! I can't wait to paint and decorate my new kitchen! Until we meet again!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

A little bit of spring hookiness has descended upon my household! My hook has been busy, busy creating. Lots of my latest projects are being done in pastels, now normally I have always gravitated to the bolder brighter colors but this spring soft pastels are making me happy. 
A blanket started but not quite sure who the intended will be. My sister is due in April with my new niece or nephew! What a surprise that will be! If it is a she most likely this blankie will be hers.

 If it is a he (which I believe it is) I have created a pattern just for his blankie. I haven't started the blanket yet but I made up a test swatch and I am quite pleased with it!

I will be having Easter here at my house this year so I have purchased some new decorations and am busy making my home feel like spring.

The snow is SLOWLY melting but, we have more sunshiny-ness here lately!
Hopefully this warmer weather stays put for a while!
Until we meet again!

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Just a few little pictures to brighten your day!

My lovely vintage linens! I actually got around to pressing them all!

They belonged to my grandmother who turned 90 years old this month!

Trappings and trimmings!

A little vintage quilty love! 

A beautiful sunset to end the day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Little Bit Of Love

I know Valentine's Day is a a few weeks away yet, but in the spirit of this lovely holiday I am sending a little love your way! That's right a free pattern for adorable little hearts! 

Confetti Hearts
  I used a 4mm hook but really you can use any size
In a magic circle ch 3, 3 treble, 3 double, ch1, treble, ch1, 3 double, 3treble, ch3, sc. That's it folks, fasten off yarn and make up a bunch more. These hearts have so many uses string em' together for a garland, make a lovely little pin, or use them as an applique! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

How time flies....

Has it really been that long since I last wrote? Oh my, it has!  The end of last year was a bit hectic to say the least, but onward and upward. Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and spent it with the ones you love!

One of my many New Year's resolutions is to blog more, Oh and Happy New Year by the way! My, my I am terribly behind. 

I have a few new little ditty's to show you since last time! As you well know I LOVE color, so I pushed myself to create a not-so-average doily. This one may send your granny running for the hills. It's bold and colorful but I am smitten with it!

 I have also made a few little trinkets to adorn my new antique finds! I just love antiques, don't you? 

Lastly, I am working on a beautiful baby blanket commissioned by my Aunt for her expecting niece! It's just lovely and a very easy pattern! This one I can do whilst I sit and watch the tube!