Thursday 27 February 2014

WOW... We got lost, but we're back now!!!

Happy 2014 everyone!!!!
Sorry we haven't posted in a while, we got lost with family stuff and changes in our lives that things kinda got forgotten. But we are back now and focusing on Little Pink Thread!

This post is to tell you about the Package Pal event that me, Angela, is once again involved in. I joined Package Pal over at C.R.A.F.T., hosted by Jamie and Julia from Stars and Shine. If you are looking for a great way to share your craftiness and meet someone new who loves to craft like you do this is a fun outlet. This is my fourth time participating and it has been a blast receiving and making something for my Package Pal each time.

This year I have been paired with Tracy over at My Little Yellow Room. This lady is one crafty woman. She has upcycled items for her home. She is into cake decorating, photography, digital scrapbooking and just about any DIY project makes her shine! Please check out her blog and see her post on the upcycle project of a coffee table into a train table for her kids.  She has many more projects that may also peak your interest.

I will be working on my project ideas over the next few weeks and getting to know my Package Pal's likes and dislikes so I can create the most wonderful package to send to her.

Stay tuned for more Package Pal updates.


Wednesday 3 April 2013

March Package Pal Exchange

Hi Everyone...
Sorry we haven't been around lately. We have been busy with the business. We hope you had a wonderful start to 2013.

I decided after having so much fun with the Package Pal exchange back in December that I would join in for the March edition, and got automatically signed up for the one in October!!! It is so much fun meeting my PP partner with each exchange that I love participating!

This time around I was partnered with Shannon over at Work In Progress... 116. A crafter, a baker, upcycler, and jewelry fashionista! To get to know Shannon a little better I sent her some questions...
My questions for Shannon:

1. Laptop or tablet?
2. Weather and climate where you are?
3. Fave food?
4. 3 words that describe you?
5. Dream crafting afternoon?
6. What makes you smile?
7. winter/ spring/ summer/ fall
8. hat or not in winter?
9. favourite accessory?
10. necklace or earrings?

Here are Shannon's responses to my getting to know you quiz...

"This is my first time doing this - what a great idea.
1. Both, but iPad is with me more
2. DC - who knows, but I feel like we're on the verge of spring
3. Sushi
4. Creative, Entertaining, Friendly
5. Painting (canvas, vase, furniture)
6. Good times with good friends. 
7. spring then winter then summer and fall. 
8. Hats generally when I'm running. 
9. Sapphire ring that my aunt gave me. 
10. I have lots of both, but I'd probably day earrings."

I getting to know Shannon... she is a busy Event Planner. She also does a lot of travelling, in fact she is coming to Toronto this month and again later in the year...we are hoping to get a chance to meet while she is here if her schedule permits it, which is really exciting!

So my wheels got spinning on what to create for Shannon?!?!?!?

What I Sent to my PP!!!!
Here is what I came up with...
Crochet Spring/Summer Wreath

Pair of Oma house Slippers (pattern courtesy of Mamachee),
Crochet Cell/ Sunglass Case (pattern courtesy of Red,
Sleepy Owl Crochet Sleep Mask (pattern courtesy of Repeat Crafter Me)
Crochet Wreath (base pattern courtesy of Repeat Crafter Me,
butterfly & flower appliques courtesy of Everlaughter,
Bird pattern courtesy of Marlo's Crochet Corner

I really hope she likes the package!!!

What I received from my PP!!!
I received a wonderful package today from Shannon.... I was in complete awe of what she had made for me!! I loved everything as did my kids. I actually lost a couple items to my daughter... let's see if you can guess which ones.
This is what arrived from Shannon...
beautiful box in pink (my fave colour)!!!

Beautiful jewelry...a chain bracelet and a blingy necklace all made by
Shannon... and I lost them too! The bracelet is a chain links and
embroidery thread braided into the chain with sparkles braided
into the thread. 

Embroidery Floss embossed notebooks... one has my first inital
The others are very geometric!!! Love them... and lost them too!!!

Homemade Choclate Chip Cookies (which are yummy by the way)
Definitely need the recipe Shannon!! Love the card too!!

Thank you to Jamie and Julie over at Package Pal Exchange blogs,  C. R. A. F. T. and Stars & Sunshine (respectively) check out the other PPs that were received and sent to the participants!!!
Can't wait for the next PP exchange!!!

~Angela :)

Saturday 8 December 2012

Day 5, 6, 7, & 8 with out Elf

Day 5... Reading Time with Friends

Day 6... Elf Fishing

 Day 7... Elf took a Spa Day (I was so jealous... I want to be able to get left alone only by using the "Do Not Disturb" sign.)

Day 8... A Mind "Boogle"ing Game on a Friday night

Happy Holidays!!!
Angela & Emily :)

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Who knew???? Day 4 of our Elf on the Shelf Adventures!!!

Well, what a surprise this morning Little Gene gave us...

Kids and I laughed out loud at what we found Little Gene doing...
And the note to the left in the picture leads me to believe that Santa's message yesterday meant something to them!!! And Little Gene was proud of the kids for calming down!!!

Here is what Little Gene was found doing...

Who knew he was a Crocheter Elf along with a Christmas Elf. Princess said he is making a scarf for Santa but I think it might be for himself... maybe he can finish my orders for Christmas (lol)...maybe that can be my Christmas wish.

I enjoyed the giggles from the kids when they found him sharing Mama's passion!

Happy Holidays!
Ange and Emily

Monday 3 December 2012

A Day of Necessary Reminder... Day 3

Well, day 2 may have started off on a fun note with Little Gene playing the Wii with a fairy competitor but as the day went on it was becoming more noticeable that it was going to be a trying day for us as parents... I don't know if it is the excitement that is building more and more wach day or the fact that this Mama has been playing both roles as of late and when Daddy does get home that the fact that they miss him so much that they go a little over board with their action (leaning towards the latter.)

Well after a tough time getting the Princess to go to bed (thankfully she only goes to School right now Tuesdays and Thursdays, and alternating Fridays... going a little later was okay but when she is being a sassy-bot and giving attitude not a good evening had by anyone involved. Monkey on the other hand was more of a non-listener than anything else and a little on the tantrum side of things when it comes to losing opportunities of play and cartoons.

So this morning we found Little Gene....

and he brought a message back from Santa to remind the kids to "Be Good" and act nice to everyone as well as do as mommy & daddy ask without putting up a stink.

The kids were quite upset that Little Gene had talked to Santa about their behaviour and so we discussed it and they came to the conclusion that they would do their best to behave in a good way to everyone!!! I think they had a good reminder that was needed and did the job!

Happy Holidays!

Angela and Emily

Sunday 2 December 2012

Day 2... Game on!!!!

This morning the kids were delighted to search out Little Gene and couldn't find him in the spot he was yesterday and seemed sad. So I asked them if they look everywhere for his newest hiding place.... and to their delight he was found....

Little Gene, I guessed decided to challenge Silvermist the Fairy
to the Wii!!! The audience included Abominable Snowman, Alphi-bot
Looks like Little Gene was losing to Silvermist
by the score
Intense game of Wii between the two 
Chocolate goldfish for an elf snack!!!
 This gave the kids a great chuckle to see Little Gene playing the Wii... and with Princess' Fairy was the topping on the cake!!! Monkey got quite upset that Little Gene got into his goldfish! But got over it quick once I mentioned that Little Gene like them too! Wonder what he will do tomorrow... can't wait to see!

Happy Holidays!
Ange and Em

Saturday 1 December 2012


Well, finally our Elf on the Shelf made his appearance today as our family starts our Christmas countdown to the big guy in red's arrival!!!

Today, Princess had dance class in the morning so we were up early and while I was getting ready she came running in all upset that our Elf, Little Gene, hadn't come... because she needed to tell him her Christmas wishes!!! I asked her if she looked everywhere she could to see if he wasn't hiding on her so he could get a glimpse at her and Monkey's behaviour for the first day... Off she went in search of Little Gene... Shouts of joy and excitement as she came running back to me 2 mins later exclaiming "He's here! He's here!!! Come and see he's here!!!!" So as were made our way back into the family room she began to jump with excitement and pointing for me to look for him... And sure enough there he was our Little Gene. He had tucked himself in behind the TV!!!

Along with the Elf in the Shelf book to re-read the reason for having Little Gene visit us, there was a letter from Santa...

and 2 Christmas themed books to read...

Well, let's see what day 2 will give us from Little Gene... he can be quite the character... just like his namesake... the kids' Grampie!!!

Happy Holidays!!

Angela & Em