Thursday, February 5, 2015

Handy Hobbies for Mom

Besides homemaking in a luxurious manufactured home, continuing to be wife material, and child rearing three rambunctious boys to be gentlemen in tomorrow's society, there is the rare occasion I do something for me. Over the summer I started making hand-painted signs for a craft fair and *almost* started an Etsy shop. I did all the steps but never actually listed any products because the thought of someone actually wanting to buy something I made was just too scary. I didn't end up doing a craft fair or selling anything, but I did make plenty of great gifts for Christmas and birthdays and also for my own home. 
This went to my brother and sister-in-law. 

For my sister. 

I originally made this as a Christmas card holder but now use it to hold all of my long necklaces in  our bathroom. 

I kept this one for myself too ;)

Homemade laundry detergent. 
Soap On a Rope - handcrafted goats milk soap for the light hearted men in my family. 

Up above our kitchen cabinets, Sadler & Co. family name sign. 

I also picked up the camera again and took adorable pictures of my ragamuffins during the summer, our vacation, and into fall. These kids are so cute of film (I won't mention the zoo behind the lens). 

Monkeying around in Kittitas, WA.

Sandy beard in Long Beach, WA.

King of the dunes in Gearhart, OR.

Summer sun and brick walls in Ellensburg, WA. 

Family at Sunset. Olmstead State Park - WA. 

Can you see the heart, Danielle, Dylan and Lincoln. 

Because everyone has their own personality 


  1. I love all of the pictures! You are so talented, but it helps that your kids are adorable, too! :) Why didn't you open an etsy shop??!!! I think you totally should! I love the sign you gave me and all of your stuff is so cute! It's pretty easy to promote stuff on Instagram now a days, so I think you should go for it!

  2. Shani,
    Those crafts are awesome!! I love them and people would definitely pay for them! I want one, or two, or three!! Love the pics too.