Monday, October 13, 2014


Yesterday began my seventh year of blogging.
This is, by far, the longest time I have ever journaled, and even though I lose my mojo once in a while, it's nice to know that this space is here for me.
This weekend was so beautiful, it reminded me of the first time I went out for fifthlamp photos.
The leaves are in tip top color, and the skies have been mostly clear.

Also, this weekend, we took a trip to the nearby Stillwater Pumpkin Festival.
We'd never been before, but I can see it becoming an annual tradition for us.
Really how can you beat cotton candy,
 giant pumpkins,
 and soda on a spectacular fall day?
Top that off with a giant pumpkin drop from a 100 ft. crane, and you have a recipe for an awesome afternoon

Here's to another year of fifthlamp fun,
thanks for hanging around with me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


We received notice of a drive at church to collect necessities for the refugee children from Central America. There are boxes for toothbrushes, and other hygiene products, clothes and dolls.
The Eldest and I decided to make a doll.
When I asked her how many we should make she told me that there are thousands of kids, but we compromised and decided that 8 was a good number.
Here are the first five. The sixth doll is on my sewing machine, but I just broke the needle so it'll be a little while before I dig out our extra needles and finish up the last three.
I am using the Olive  and Archie patterns from Wee Wonderfuls.
I had forgotten that the heads come out a little weird,  but I'm choosing to embrace it. The fabric was mostly from my stash, except the faces, which helps us declutter, so this project is good all around
Joining Nicole today for KCCO