Maya, from maya made, has recently released a book:
(The sew and tell isn't really on the book cover, it is from one of her links)
On her recent blog tour for the book release, someone (I do apologize but I have searched and cannot find it again) made a floor pouf inspired by this book. She mentioned that in the book, it was stuffed with all of those odds and ends from sewing that are too small or of a quality that couldn't really be used in another project. I thought it was brilliant. And, I realized it would basically be a giant version of my "scrappy" pin cushion...
This is what it looks like unstuffed.
Also on the weekend, we went to "artwalk" in town and the library happened to be having a sale of books they were taking off the shelves. You could buy "mystery bags" of books for ages 6-8 or 9-12. Score...(N is 9 and S is 12). You could kind of see the titles through the bags they were wrapped in, but at $1.00 a bag, we were willing to take some chances. We came home with 5 bags for $5.00 because S was so super excited about it. The boys quickly determined their piles of what they are starting with. I also have a pile. In total, we ended up with just under 50 books. One we already owned, 5 were for girls and the rest are all divvied up waiting to be read. How lucky are we??? I will update which ones they enjoyed as they go through them. I will be starting off with a book something new to me...a kind of "Little House on the ..." book, but it is written by Wilkes and it is actually Caroline Ingalls as a child. Have you seen these? This will be my first one, but it looked like there were a handful of them.
And, to prove that I am in fact eating from my garden according to my challenge...
Look at all that kale...too bad it cooks down to a little handful :)
Now, the link ups...I will be linking to Frontier Dreams on Tuesday for Keep calm Craft on, Stash Bash at Crunchy Catholic Momma on Wednesday, and I will be joining Needle and ThREAD on Thursday over at In the Heart of my Home.