Sunday, July 24, 2016

Live goes on!

Yep, life goes on if we like it or not.  Lately it's been a bit crazy to say the least.  My dear husband who's been battling kidney cancer that has spread to different parts of his body has now been going through radiation this past week.   At first it was only for a treatment of one of his vertebra's but while that was getting set up he started coughing up blood coming from the bigger tumor in one of his lungs which really really sucks.   So he's been getting radiation to stop the tumor from bleeding and also radiation to the vertebrae to hopefully stop growing.   He's a very busy person and is always on the go even with having the metastasis from the kidney cancer he's kept on working and doing all the things he's always done but this darn radiation really got him down and on the couch this past week.   He has two more days of treatment and hopefully he will get some of his energy back soon so he can focus on some other things again.  We're trying to stay positive which hasn't been an easy task this past year that's for sure.  

Anyways, I keep myself busy with making stuff for my Bits Of Fiber shop as well as our MauveMoose shop on Etsy.   I've decided to try a different site for my Bits Of Fiber shop called   If you haven't checked it out yet do so now!  Here is the link to my shop on  I don't have lots of things listed yet but will be adding more of them as time moves on I'll be moving things from my Etsy shop into this one.   I'll be keeping my shop on Etsy as well but will be focusing on adding different kind of stuff in that shop.

These are the two items I just listed this past week:

Alright, time to do some laundry.   Thanks for stopping by and I'll try to post more often again.


Monday, May 16, 2016

I know it's been a long long time!

but, but, but I do have excuses for not writing.   I had hand surgery back in December and then my mom had a stroke which meant I had to fly to Belgium to take care of her.   In the meantime, hand is doing much better and so is mom.  I'm back to making and listing things in my Etsy shop.   While I was in Belgium visiting mom in the hospital then visiting her at the rest home she's now in I knitted and crocheted to keep myself from going crazy.  I've just listed a couple of things so far here they are! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pastel mohair baby hat with bow

This little hat is sooooooo soft and soooooooo warm!  I knitted it with a mohair and acrylic yarn mixed together so it's extra thick.  The bow as a darling snowman button on it.   It's a perfect hat for that special little girl keeping her warm and cozy during the cold winter months!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

And how about a chocolate vanilla cupcake beanie!

This one has a crocheted cherry on top.   Such a sweet present for that special baby!

Vanilla cupcake anyone???

This one is knitted with a beautiful boucle cotton/acrylic mix yarn.   The strawberry I made out of felt and the sprinkles are little pearl beads I sewed on top of the hat.   Makes for an adorable OOAK baby gift, perfect for a baby shower you need to go too!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Boobie hats!

Okay folks winter isn't gone yet!  And btw it will be back later this year so for those of you looking for a fun baby shower gift check out these hats by Simplytatas on Etsy!  My favorite is the one with the bow.  So darn cute!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Needle felted wool baby booties

Yeahhhhh, I was able to hand sew a few things today!  So happy my hand is starting to get better after surgery and having the cast removed.   I'm even typing a heck of a lot faster compared to yesterday so yesssssss, I'm a happy camper.  

I had made these baby shoes before my surgery but needed to sew around the top and put a cord in it so that's what I did today.   I just listed them in my Etsy shop so if you are interested in purchasing a unique, sweet and oh so soft pair of needle felted baby shoes for that newborn this is the time to do it since I don't get to make these all the time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hand surgery - Done!

Well it's been a long time since I blogged but here I am!   Tomorrow I'm having my awesome purple cast removed from my right hand I can't tell you how happy I am to get this thing off!!!  Surgery was done on December 9th.  Week one I had a half cast on with a huge bandage as seen in photo one.  Week two they took all that off to check the wounds and put a full cast on as seen in photo two.  First full cast was on for 3 weeks.   Pin was removed 2 weeks ago after they took my cast off they removed a bead which was attached to the pin that held my thumb joint spaced apart so soft tissue could grow.  The doc removed 2 mm of bone on each side of that joint which will hopefully now have soft tissue grown in that space replacing the cartilage which had totally disappeared due to using that joint so much, knitting, crocheting, sewing, drawing, cutting, etc etc. etc.   I'm suppose to get a removable splint tomorrow which will be so much better then the cast if only to be able to wash my hand properly.   Having that pin pulled out of my hand was the weirdest feeling ever.   I'm not a baby when it comes to pain but I was a nervous wreck when I went to see the doc who promised me it wouldn't hurt.  You can see in the second photo the green ball on the side of my thumb which is what held the pin in place.   Before he was able to get to the pin he had to remove that ball.   I was very skeptical about that since he wasn't going to numb it and I must say the only pain I did feel was where he had to hold my hand stable while he pulled that pin out.  My husband took a photo of the pin but I need to get it downloaded to put it on here.    Anyways so glad that's over and done with.   So, I can't wait till tomorrow and find out how everything is healing.