Thursday, October 14, 2010

This Week

This week I offered a hair-bow making class to some fellow homeschoolers. We only had a couple that day and had to reschedule for another day to accomodate a few others.

We also made bow holders, to hold all the bows!

I made a baby hat for this great organization called Caps For Good

I made an Autumn Wreath for our front door.

A winter coat for Sophie.

And best of all Papa Bill and Grandma Sally came for a visit! Papa stayed for a day and a half until he had to go to Ukraine. Grandma got to stay for a whole week!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This Week

I have all these dreams and aspirations to be an inspiring blogger with all kinds of craft tutorials and projects to share, but life just gets in the way. So, I have decided to simply tell about projects we have been working on "this week". If anyone is interested in a tutorial or pattern or recipe or whatever, just leave a comment!

This week...
Well, this week has been a busy one in the Moberly household! We returned home on Sunday after camping with my brother's family. The campground had trick-or-treating for the kids, which was tons of fun. Fortunately, I already knew what 3 of my children were going to be and had the fabric on hand. This is what we came up with..
Noah as Luigi. Julia as Harley Quinn, Kate as Easter (Hadassah) and Sophie as a Spider. They still need a bit more work before the "big night", but over all everyone was happy.
We also visited Edwards Apple Orchard, which was just a short drive from the campground. It was the perfect occasion for Sophie to wear her apple hat that I made for her.


I was able to get this dress for FREE!
(I know HORRIBLE picture, but it's all I got!)

I thought it was cute but knew it wouldn't come close to fitting any of my girls, so I decided to turn it in to a bag to carry my current knitting projects and needles. Here are the results.
The Bag

The Needle Cases

We also have been making batch after batch of oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies. Pure deliciousness!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Our family worked together with a few other families to throw a huge 4th of July neighborhood party. I (Julia) was in charge of the craft! I came up with the idea to make these fireworks.

Here's what you need.

Decorate the 6in. by 4in. paper. It can be red, white or blue.

Tape or glue the paper on to a empty toliet paper roll.

Next, you can add pipe cleaners, ribbons and little strips of folded or curled paper.

Be creative!

Here are some pictures from the party.

It was so fun.
I hope you like this craft!

Friday, July 2, 2010

American Girl Doll Clothing

My niece Emma loves her American Girl Dolls! Most every year for her birthday and Christmas she asks for outfits for them. These are the outfits that I made for her this past Christmas.


Christmas Dress and Purse

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Revamp

My daughter Julia has been talking about making a craft blog for a long time and we finally came up with the idea of turning my blog into one that we can do together! I am excited to work on this with her. I will start off posting a few of the craft projects that I have completed in the past couple of months. I haven't done much since the newest member of our family, Sophie Marie
arrived in April, but I am starting to really get the bug back! I am sure to be starting something new soon. Julia will also post whenever she comes up with something new.
Here is little Sophie.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

June/December 2009

I finally decided to finish up 2009 in one brief post. Here is a quick glimpse at what we have been up to for the past few months.

At the end of May, we went on our annual small group camping trip to Starved Rock. We had a great time hanging out, hiking and swimming.

In June, we started a garden in the backyard. We all enjoyed it even more than I thought we would. We are looking forward to doing it again next year!

We celebrated the fourth of July with the annual Hometown picnic and ended the evening with some good friends hanging out at our place.

The kids participated in T-ball for the third summer and they were each able to graduate to hitting the ball without the T.

We went camping in Wisconsin near Devil's Lake with our good friends the Bards. We did some serious rock climbing and hiking. I was extremely proud of the kids!
We did it!!

The kids wanted to go swimming in the lake even though it was a bit chilly!

The campground had tons of activities and we enjoyed quite a few of them.

Joe's brother Dan and his wife Maggie moved here for a job transfer and they were able to live in our house for a few months while trying decide where they would live. We had a great time spending time with them and we are thrilled that they are living so close!

The kids also attended a drama camp through the city of Aurora and they absolutely loved it!
The program was really impressive, they each did a fantastic job!
We took a spur of the moment family trip to Indiana for the weekend. We swam in Lake Michigan and had a wonderful family bonding time.

In August we went up to Minnesota to Joe's Aunt and Uncle's house for a little family reunion. We try to go every year and everyone has a great time swimming, tubing and jet skiing.
We also took a trip up to Canada to visit my brother Marty, his wife Patsy and their boys. We brought the trailer and camped at their house as well as at Niagara Falls. It was great time spend time together!

On our way home from Canada, while driving through Michigan, a huge chunk of cement came out of nowhere and hit our van. Thank the Lord, everyone was fine and we were able to get off the highway safely!
The day we got home from Canada, we found out the I am expecting a baby! Shocking and wonderful news for our family!

In September, we took our annual trip to Disney World. This was the first year that every member of Joe's family was able to make it! We also found out the his brother John and his new wife Nichole are expecting a baby as well! She is due 5 days before me! Joe also got to sing in the American Idol Experience! It was so fun, a real highlight of the trip!

We then continued our vacation down to Disney's oceanfront property in Vero Beach.
The kids thought it was exciting to see some jelly fish that washed ashore.

We went to the apple orchard and brought Uncle Paul, Uncle Dan and Aunt Maggie along.

In October we had a visit from Joe's parents, Bill and Sally Moberly and Joe's Brother John and his wife Nichole. We took the oportunity to take Nichole to Chicago for her first visit.

We also went to see Taylor Swift in concert.

I had an opportunity to meet my sister Rachel in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. We had an amazing time shopping, sight seeing, laying on the beach, eating out and snorkleing. It was definetly a trip of a lifetime!

After I got back from Hawaii, we celebrated Halloween.
In November we celebrated Thanksgiving with Paul, Dan, Maggie and The Moss Family. And, of course, we were out by 4:30AM the next day for some good black friday shopping!

On December 10th we had a level two ultra sound,to make sure that the baby is healthy and to find out the gender. We found out that we are having a GIRL! How exciting! We are amazed at all our blessings and this little blessing will be named Sophie Marie (Marie is my middle name and also was my mother's).

This year for Christmas, we decide to drive down to Albuquerque New Mexico to be with Joe's family.