If you haven't seen The Long and Short of It yet, you really should! It's one of my favorite shorts! It was filmed during the time the Two Towers was being filmed. Written, directed, and produced by Sean Astin (he played Sam Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy).
Alright, so I haven't made those ear warmers yet. But I will. It might take me a long time, but I will. :D Lately though, I've been in a crafty mood (ha! no pun intended though :D). I was sitting at my desk, and Qix's gloves were lying right before me and caught my eye.
They looked so adorable and also, they were fingerless! Really, who can pass up fingerless gloves? (I guess I mean to say, I can't pass up fingerless gloves!) It looked super easy to make, so I decided to try to make some for myself.
I found some scrap material and sewed it to a wide band of lace.
Then I cut the fingers off the gloves.
And sewed around the glove just under the cut so it wouldn't unravel.
I pinned the lace to the glove and sewed it on.
And cut off the thumbs! I also sewed around the thumbs so they wouldn't unravel as well.
Guess what? Not only did it look super easy to make, it really was super easy!
Our family spent Thanksgiving weekend at my Grandma's house. Aunts, uncles, and lots of cousin were there. Havalah hit it off with Alice, who is a year younger than her, and it was so cute to watch them play together. :D
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful day! Our family will have Thanksgiving dinner at our house today, and then tomorrow we'll leave for a celebration that lasts all weekend long. Today's menu includes;
Green bean casserole
Seven layer salad
And then dessert (which there is a lot of! probably some of it we will take to the weekend celebration);
Last year, Mara Unni wrote some guest posts while Qix and I were on vacation. Ever since that time, we have wanted to make her a blog author, but it was kind of complicated for us not-tech-savvy people, so we put it off. But as of today, she is officially an author on Qixi and Moxie!! Yay! Welcome to the blogosphere, Unni!
Here's a tutorial on how to make ear warmers. They look super cute and very easy to make. I was going to make some right away but then realized I didn't have the right material for it. Oh well, Qix and I will just have to set aside a day to find some material and then (try to) tap into our creativeness and hopefully come out with something adorable!
You can't go to a state park without taking a walk on at least one of their many trails in the woods.
We saw lots of big, old trees. Some were as old as 300 years!
One trail wrapped around a huge pond. At the edge of the pond was a small waterfall that lead into a creek. Seth stood on the top of it and froze his toes off. He looks pretty happy about the experience though.
And of course lots of pictures were taken of everyone . . .
Saturday our family spent a whole day at Spring Mill Park. It was super fun!
This little creek runs behind a small village.
The interiors of these old buildings were just as they might have been in the 1800's. In some buildings, volunteers were dressed as pioneers and performed various tasks. I watched some candle making and a lady baking over an open fire.
This is the meeting house. I preached a sermon in it but Seth fell asleep listening to me.
Even though it's the end of October, lots of things were still very green. It was a fun day trip!