The things that raise my spirits are small and often considered insignificant. It was my children who taught me how to live in the present moment with joy. I couldn’t help but learn how to live as a child of God because I was surrounded by a crew of little people who greeted each morning…… Continue reading My Kids Taught Me The Key to Joy
Spirit to spirit: the wisdom of newborn babies I discovered the truth of this quote by C. S. Lewis as a mother and grandmother when I first looked into my newborn’s eyes. What I found most startling about infants is how aware they are, the obvious intelligence in their eyes. The baby in the womb and…… Continue reading Celebrating the Wisdom of a Newborn
I have always managed to keep my large families difficulties in perspective through humour.
I had a lot of fun creating a crocheted mouse house or doll house last week. It was so easy to make and I used scrap yarn. The shape is similar to an igloo created by inserting a rigid piece of plastic canvas into a crocheted sleeve and bending it into a doom shape with…… Continue reading A Crocheted Mini Doll House
My kids often solved their own problems. As part of a large family and busy household, they often came up with their own solutions to problems before I could help them.
After I saw patterns which used pieces of cardboard or plastic sheets with grids to make doll appliances, I thought of covering lego blocks with crochet to create an entire set of dollhouse furniture. It was simple to do and frankly, a lot of fun. The results were better than I even imagined. The base…… Continue reading Crochet DollHouse Furniture
This crocheted playbook was fun to create; I think it will provide hours of playtime. It is for a granddaughter’s Christmas gift if I can wait that long to give it to her. I wanted to make sure it was still fun to play with even if the extras which can be snapped on, were…… Continue reading A Crocheted Playbook: My Little House