Fighting Winter with Color and Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on March 13, 2017 in Art, Baking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow, snow, snow. That’s all anyone was talking about today. Snow last week, and snow on the way. This in addition to frigid temperatures and incredible winds. It’s a lot to take in on a day when you’ve lost an hour’s sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Coffee helps. Even crocheted coffee. Here’s a little cup that I […]

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Rock Tumbling and Other Winter Pastimes

Posted by mrssmythe on January 30, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, House, Week in Review |

With the cold stretching long before us and the bright busy-ness of the holidays over, we at the Smythe house find we are, more and more, relying on hobbies and creative projects to fill our days. Pepper received a rock tumbler for her birthday earlier this month and finally broke it out. It’s been a fascinating process to watch. Here […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 4, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Toys, Week in Review |

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree. Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able to spend more time than usual outside. We’ve been amused to see a […]

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A Birthday “Blarf”

Posted by mrssmythe on July 15, 2016 in Crafting |

While at the Springfield Museums this past week, I decided to use one of the statues in the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden to help showcase my latest Stashbuster Blarf – modeled here by Thing 1 (or is it Thing 2? I forgot to check). Here’s a closer look: Rather than go the multi-colored route, this time I confined […]

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Next Generation Blanket – Finished!

Posted by mrssmythe on July 5, 2016 in Crafting |

This past week, I finally finished my latest baby blanket. I’ve been working on this particular blanket (or some version of it) for months now. After three failed attempts (three!) I finally have a finished product I like – but, boy, what a process! To begin with, I wanted to do another version of the Brown […]

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