December 20, 2016

It's Getting Cold Outside

It's almost Christmas, and it's getting cold outside. With the weather change my family has searched their closets for their winter hats. I have a few, but I have alot of hair to try and fit in a hat.
What I have found was a messy bun / ponytail hat. 
I have put up my hair and have the warmth of a hat this winter. I will be making more and posting them online. If you are interested in getting one please let me know. Here are the two styles I have made so far. I will also be working on some thick headbands... stay warm and Merry Christmas!!!!

May 27, 2016


      I was working on this blog/site and during the process I clicked a few wrong buttons. The end result is that I am having to start over on the template, buttons and well everything, except the posts.

So, thank you for visiting and please ignore the mess. Hopefully I can get everything up and running quickly. Thank you - Flavia

April 30, 2016

Christmas Traditions

 Christmas Traditions are a part of many families. And there were certain traditions that I enjoyed,  remembered and wanted to continue with my kids. I think Christmas traditions help make holiday memories. The consistency of traditions make the holiday familiar and new, with the new projects. I haven't kept up with all the traditions I wanted to continue from childhood but I am trying. And, of course, we created a few new ones... here are some of ours... what are yours?

    Growing Up
  • New pajamas
  • Pancakes Christmas morning
  • Open one present Christmas Eve (parent picks)
  • New homemade stockings 
  • Making and decorating cookies
  • Open stockings first thing in the morning (even before we are fully awake)

  • Making ornaments for extended family members, as gifts
  • New Christmas craft project
  • We make a 'Happy Birthday, Jesus!' cake
  • Going to a drive thru lights show (we like to go the one at the Texas Motor Speedway)
  • The present shopping for Christmas - we pick and surprise* 
Last year craft/ ornament with Perler Beads

Craft made at a Michaels Kid Club event, this year.

We are planning this years ornament crafts, as well as some sewing craft to make as a special present for the Grandparents. For the ornaments we have silver plastic ornament balls, glitter and paint. And for the sewing the projects we have Christmas fabric, felt and a sewing machine dedicated for the kids use (purchased at a thrift store for $15, the missing parts for $5 on Amazon).

Lets get Creating!!!!! (I'll post pics when done)

Last year Nana (my mom) crocheted our stocking for us. 
Here they are with some other stockings from past years (one from when I was a teenager).

 * The last one I put on the added list was a byproduct of a decision we made before our oldest was born. We wanted to keep our focus, for Christmas, on Jesus' birthday and the gifts He has given us. And then for their Birthday we focus on them and they get to decide where we go (like Chuck e'Cheese or Boomers), where we eat, and decisions like that. For their Birthday they give us a list, we get them a few things and then with their birthday money, from family, they get to go shopping. For Christmas knowing what they like, but not with a list we go shopping. Since its always been that way, we have avoided the "I want _______, for Christmas" discussion for every commercial. And Christmas morning every present is a surprise and usually something they like but would not have thought of to get for themselves.

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March 21, 2016

My First Crochet Class on Skillshare

  A few months ago I published my first crochet class "The 4 Core Crochet Stitches: A Beginners Crochet Class".
  When I first started the process all I had was the title and some general goals for the class. What I didn't really think about at the time was that for every class, I was going to have to write a new pattern, set up a space for taping the lessons, as well as the introductions, and I needed to be able to find a time in the week where I can have a quiet, uninterrupted couple of hours to record. I also did a lot of research on how to edit videos, add music and I still have much to learn. 

  But through this first class I learned a very important lesson, and that was that it is doable. I can have an idea, create a project and publish a class. I can teach crochet through the internet. And I can do it while still having time to homeschool my children and keep the house in decent shape. (The house is never perfectly clean or put together, but I'm okay with that now. ) I want to be a great mother and teacher, a supportive and encouraging wife who gets sleep at night, and still has time to try new things. This is an opportunity to stretch my creative wings and perhaps earn some extra income. I am an artist and I enjoy creating and with these classes I hope I encourage and help someone else find a new, fun way to create. I don't think that I will restrict myself to only creating crochet classes but that is were I am starting and I hope to have a second one done soon. 
If you have the opportunity to take my class please let me know what you think of it. You can review it on Skillshare or make a comment here on this post.
 If you sign up for Skillshare through my links here, you can get 3 months of membership for $.99 .