Saturday, June 19, 2010

We Learn Crafts, the Babies Learn to Swim!

We had an unexpected, fun evening last night!! Chris and I went to an Etsy event at a space called "Made" on Cherokee Street. Etsy sent some supplies to various cities throughout the US that were selected by a poll (I think), and St. Louis was one of the cities that was selected to receive some supplies for the event.

For a small donation, we had access to a nice variety of crafts that came with instructors who taught the craft. Chris was a good sport, and didn't let his manliness get in the way of embroidering! I love that about him!

We both learned to embroider using a chain stitch. We chose our fabrics, then used a light box to trace clip art images onto the cloth, which we then embroidered over with embroidery floss.

We also tried out the porcelain paint that Etsy sent. You can paint whatever you want onto porcelain, let dry for 24 hours, then bake in the oven to set. It's dishwasher safe too!

Katie was working the plastic bag area where they ironed plastic grocery bags together to make clutches! Very interesting. Here she is with the unfinished product.

While we learned several new crafts last night, our dogs learned something new a couple weeks ago on our camping trip!

They finally learned to swim (and like it) as well as to retrieve objects from the water. We were such proud parents!! Afterall, Ollie (the poodle) is a water dog, and should have been swimming for a long time now!

Of all the dogs (there were 5 with us!), Ollie and Wembley were the only ones that would set foot in the water (and 3 of the 5 are supposed to be "water dogs").


  1. so cute! your dogs are like stuff animals, they look so cuddleriffic. what type of dog is wembley?

  2. Thanks, Linda! Wembley is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He is a great dog (although, he was a horrible puppy).

  3. So cute! Just like Gracie used to do ;)

  4. That Etsy workshop sounds really cool!

    Too cute about your dogs!