Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pintastic Friday

Here is the best of the best crochet and knit pins from me this week:


1. Rainbow Granny Hat Tutorial

2. Lovely Crochet Pillows

3. Delicious Cowl

4. Daisy Granny 

5. Jogless Crochet Stripes


I love all of these for different reasons.  Mainly they are awesome inspiration for stuff I’ve had building in the back of my head as projects and patterns.  Plus some of the tutorials are great for making your work look more polished and clean.

Do you have any awesome pins from this week you’d like to link up?  Some work you’d like to share on this blog? Just comment below and I will try to add your project/items to the list next week.


WIP (Work in Progress) Wednesday

Today I am bringing you what I hope is my next written pattern.  The Little Nut Hat is a cute little fall hat, acorn style.  My first knitted pattern, it will feature seed stitch and stockinette.  It should have all sizes from 0-3 months to adult.  Pattern is being written as I can.  This first version may be altered but this should give you an idea of what I’m going for.  Hope you like 🙂

as you can clearly see it is definitely a WIP

What are you working on? Please share or link up in the comments below!

Funny Little Guy

How on Earth do kids come up with some of the stuff they say?  Here are a few snippets of conversations that happened in my house today:

Me: Jason, what would you like to drink with lunch? Juice or water?

Jason: …. COKE!

Me: *sigh* Juice or water?…

Jason: *completely crestfallen* Juice…

I probably should have seen this coming as yesterday Jason stole his Daddy’s soda can and proceeded to guzzle the Diet Pepsi with reckless abandon.  Note to self: HIDE THE COKE! LOL


Little Stinker

Jason also surprised me today with this:

Jason: Mommy…. Mommy…. Mommy!

Me: Yes Jason?

Jason: Love you!


Did your littles do or say anything surprising or funny today?

Blockhead Hat Pattern

The newest Little Bird Designs of Fredericksburg hat pattern has hit our stores today.  The Blockhead Hat pattern is live!  Inspired by my son playing with his little Lego people I designed this hat for the building lover.  With options to add eyebrows, lips, a bow, or just a simple smile this hat is sure to make your little builder happy.

Little Blockheads

My son loves his and his sister looks so cute in hers too!

The pattern is now available on Craftsy at a discount, $4.50 US and also available on Etsy.

Easy Tortilla Pizza

Today I want to share with you a little recipe I created for my pizza crazy son.  I like to include him in as many choices as possible to try to avoid power struggles, and while this doesn’t always work it helps a bit.

Recently, Jason has been asking for pizza… like every day!  I think this spawns from his joy of cooking.  He is allowed to help make pizza whenever we have it.  If I make something that isn’t conducive to preschool helpers, he has to have his own pot, spoon or utensil and water with something in it(uncooked pasta or rice with food coloring).  He stirs and stirs just loving being involved and “helping”.

Jason cooking in his pretend kitchen.

So since he loved pizza so much I thought I should come up with an easy DIY that is cheap and fun for the littles  to help with.

Tortilla Pizza:

1 Tortilla shell

2 tbsp pizza sauce

a few handfuls of shredded mozzarella cheese

Assemble tortilla shell with pizza sauce and add cheese or any other toppings the little one would enjoy.  Put in the toaster oven or regular oven on a cookie sheet for a bout 5 minutes or until the edges seem crispy.  Remove from oven, slice and serve.

Blow on it, its hot!


It is a super simple yet highly enjoyable eat for my little guy.  Hopefully your littles will like it too!  Do you have any super awesome little tyke friendly lunches/dinners you would like to share?  Link up or leave me a comment.  I love new ideas and things to try!