Archive Tag:crafts

Relaunch Giveaway

Moving is never easy, but after getting settled it’s time for a relaunch. We sold our homestead in Illinois, and moved to Arizona. Between all of the moving and selling, writing got pushed to the wayside. Now with renewed vigor I’m ready to get the ball rolling again!

Our beloved chickens found a new home with plenty of wooded land to roam. Our current residence does not allow us to have chickens, but I have already started looking into new coop designs for when I can start a new flock. (A side note: Tractor Supply is right down the road- it’s so hard not to buy all of their chicks!) I’m leaning towards a coop that has a rainwater trap since Arizona does not get as much rain as frequently.
The kids and Fendi are doing well in their new environment. (I think Fendi particularly LOVED not dealing with snow this past winter!) And we have a new baby arriving in November, this time around it is a girl!

While the bulk of my posts had been about the chickens and goats while in Illinois, I am working on some new posts that deal more with my kids (keeping them busy during the extreme heat of summer), gardening in the city, and a few other crafts and sewing projects I have been working on.

To celebrate my relaunch- now through Memorial Day all new subscribers will be entered into a drawing for a set of 4 kitchen towels I finished on my loom! I’m very excited to start production on these towels and to add to my store front!

These are 100% cotton towels, that soften with every use and wash! Three Large Dishtowels measure 18″X 24″ and a hand towel that measures 18″X 15.5″.

Don’t miss your chance to win these beautiful kitchen towels! Click here to subscribe and be entered into the drawing!

The New Car Needs Gas!

The season for garage sales is upon us, and so is throwing out the rest of that stuff you just couldn’t sell. Aunt Jackie picked up a Little Tikes push car from the side of the road, and brought it for E. Of course, my son is all about cars, so this new toy quickly became his favorite outside toy.

In order to encourage his outdoor play, I decided we needed to make a gas can station!

Taking a larger amazon box, I cut out a cube, closed it with duct tape, and had E help paint the box.

It was a fun, simple project that I think will help develop his imagination and independent play!

New additions for the beginning of 2018!

The new year has already brought two new additions to the Children and Chickens homestead.

First, we welcomed a new son to our family in January!

And second, we brought the loom home in February!

So with some practice I will have some new items for Marie’s Craft Corner, and some new blog posts about my weaving mishaps and achievements.