Frog Princes

Here are the photos that we did of my little guys! I just love them and can't wait to get sewing. The steel wool at the top really helps to sharpen the pins!

New Pattern New Blog?

I am toying with the idea of abandoning this blog and starting a new craft related one pertaining to my etsy store. It would basically be the same, just called Jackaruu instead of forever ongoing. Not sure though ..... Anyways I've finished writing and testing the new frog prince pattern. I did a little photo shoot of the two frogs I've finished, but am not totally happy with the results. I need to fnd a better background or have my husband take a photo of them in my hands. They look cute with their legs dangling. Right now my husband is working on our kitchen reno and i am trying to keep my cool while hanging out with jack, though it's been rather difficult this afternoon. He has closed his room and is holding up in there with his soothers..... supposed to be only for nap time. I've got two baby blankets on the go now and am going to start a modile for our room/baby corner soon so I'm keeping busy. Okay gotta see what my little one is up to!


I've been working on a capelet or poncho type thing for our Calgary trip .... it feels great on, so nice and cozy! I realized while sewing that I don't have a nice functional (and cute) pin cushion, so I've been working on a frog prince pin cushion and drafting a pattern for it as well! Hoping to get it in the shop by the end of this weekend! I'll have photos up soon as I perfect it!


I've been doing a bit of baking. Just finihsed up at large batch of wee gingerbread men! Their faces are a bit crazy, but i am sure they'll taste good. Also i tried some embroidery for the first time. I used the blanket stitch to attach some circles to a dress, though I am not happy with how it turned out. I read that you are supposed to seperate the thread into 2 ply instead of 4 ply, but when i tried to sew with the 2 ly, it kept pulling apart and breaking! The 4 ply was too thick so for now i al giving up and going to re-sew the circles with my machine...... what a waste of time! Well, I suppose it was some sort of learning experience. Not too much going on otherwise, just a couple baby blankets and oh i crochet a toque for myself, which reminds me i need to put the tassles on the ties ......... it's a very cute earflap black basket weave pattern i made up!

Lots of New Stuff!

It's so hard not to post stuff, I just can't resist any more! Here are some things I've been working on! And one of my son and our crafting session .... making ornaments!


here is my son's quilt that i am working on. also got a lot finished on one beluga yesterday! oh and a ton of little rattles! i am a machine.

The Dress!

I got some quick photos of the dress all finished! Mnd you none of me all gussied up with hair and make-up yet! i didn't use a pattern, just cut some rectangles and gathered here and there to fit me, then tried to sew an invisible zipper (huge disaster!!) so had my mom sew in a zipper then added some straps and tada! a maternity evening dress!

Busy Bumble Bee

I've been sewing up a storm lately! i've finished two elephants .... one of which is in my son's bed right now! The other is getting mailed to a friend's baby soon. Also I finished my leopard print dress for my husband's xmas party ...... it was a hit! I got lots of great comments on it! Now I am doing a couple crafts for xmas. I got a great pattern from planetjune on for a baby beluga, so plan to make one for jackson and one for his cousin sarah. Then i have to sew on a couple cirle appliques to a dress and finish Jack's quilt. i am finally going to have a day to myself again when jackson goes to daycare on friday, so i should get some progress made. We only have 18 days left until our xmas travel marathon begins so I've tried to to give myself too much to do. I went to stay with my mom for a few days and made some fitted sheets for the baby bassinet that our new one will sleep in. What else??? that's about it for now! I'll get some photos on here!