Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Baby is Two Today!

Old Timey Pursuits

Over here at the Dollhouse, we have dubbed 2011 as the year of the Old Timey. This year I want to focus more on the lost skills of the past and try and learn a few things that do not involve so much technology... like computers! So I taught myself a basic knitting snitch. (Ok, I must admit I learned it from You Tube). Knitting, although coming back as a trendy craft, was a pursuit every grandma and mom knew how to do (even my own!) It is relaxing, somewhat addicting and certainly a good stress reliever...I do have a new found appreciation for how long it takes to knit something, or do anything by hand.

I cant promise to go totally back in time, but I am hoping to be able to make some cloth dolls, sew a little more, learn how to make soap and do a bit more baking and cooking, less time on the computer, or anything that involves staring at a screen. With that said, I better go back to my knitting...The scarf I am making might well be finished in time for next winter.


Saturday, January 22, 2011