Thursday, April 30, 2009

Change A Life Today

I've written about Krochet Kids International before. As a quick reminder, KKI works in Uganda to teach skills to women vulnerable to poverty and disease. They teach these women how to crochet, and then sell their wares online around the world to support not only the ministry, but also further the business education of the women In some cases they even provide small business loans to help them start their own companies!

Starting May 1 (that's tomorrow!), there will be a whole new lineup of products available on the KKI website. Check out the announcement below, and consider if you're interested in supporting this amazing ministry seeking to free women from the oppression and devastation of war and poverty.

"Come May 1st, we will be hitting our online store with some righteous new gear. Including:
- a DOZEN new hats (a baker's dozen to be exact)
- New shirts (they may or may not be v-necks)
- Another surprise shirt

Don't soon forget, all proceeds from the sale of KKI products go toward supporting and growing our programs in northern Uganda.

We encourage everyone to... "CLOTHE YOURSELF IN LOVE". Buy a hat & change a life today.

Learn more about what we do and who we work with by visiting:"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This is about all I've seen lately:

Its been raining on and off for days now. Its wonderful for all the spring vegetation, but unfortunately blooms are blowing off the trees before we even get to enjoy them! The family has found some fun ways to enjoy indoor time, but I'm looking forward to some days in the sun! Here's some pics of our indoor activities.

Anna got a "sheep" (cotton ball) at church one day that she told me she had to take care of, so the kids and I designed some "farms" for our little guys, including a barn, a pasture, a water trough, and some bug friends :)

Daddy finally got his long-desired MacBook and got right down to doing a little home recording; one of his hobbies.

A favorite of the kids is always Heroscape. Tiles that fit together and accessories to make a crazy-cool land complete with every type of hero and/or bad guy you can want!

And no rainy day would be complete without a good book. I've been doing a ton of reading these last few weeks. I rediscovered the Rama book series that was a favorite of Matt's as a child. I read them while in the hospital for 2 weeks with Eli after he was born. I think if Matt's parents had read the books they wouldn't have let him read them, but they're by Arthur C. Clarke, so I doubt they suspected any inappropriate content! The first book is great, and pretty clean. Then Clarke teams up with another author who seems to have a different idea about the storyline and things get a little shady from that point on. Overall good books, but I would have been just as happy only reading the first one!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

For You, From Me

A friend of mine posted the following in her blog and I decided to join in the fun as well! The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! Lucky you!

My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a mask. I may sew or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

I was going to do this on Knits and Knots, it is my crafty blog afterall, but I thought maybe it would be more fun to see who's out there reading my personal blog and pass on some of the crafty love to them as well!