Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tonight was our weekly craft night and it was at our family friend's house. She has her own little miniature collection too, but she added her smashed pennies to her drawer...what a great idea!! I have this spastic fixiation on always smashing pennies....Vegas, Yellowstone, the Corn Palace, you name it, I've smashed it. I would usually save those pennies for scrapbooking and adding to my pages, but now I have a better place!!! MY TYPE DRAWER!! YAY!!
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I received this beautiful yo-yo garland from Andie on friday! I just love it!! The colors are so me! I decided to hang them on my shelf in my sewing room so I could enjoy them everytime I was in the creative mood. Thanks again Andie, they are simply wonderful!!!
We went back to Fairfax again this weekend and enjoyed a couple birthdays and a beautiful sunset!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
to do it!!!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Call me crazy (two of my friends already have), but I've always wanted an artist mannequin, and this past weekend at Michael's I found one!! He's a mini guy, but for a score of only $2 I couldn't resist. I have a feeling he will be lurking around my blog quite regularly!!
He's just a little five pounder, so he was such a small little guy,
but me not being a mom still was a little frightened by the size!
Can you say epidural!!
Monday, January 22, 2007
I am supposed to share 6 weird things about me and then tag 6 other people who will do the same. Since I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt, here I go Laura.
~ I never sleep without a pair of socks on.
~I love watching a kiddie television show (Degrassi) with my husband.
~Sometimes I feel the need to stand while sewing on my machine.
~I like to dip my french fries in ice cream.
~I like to make music parodies by changing lyrics to regular songs.
~I tend to get sucked into playing Donkey Konga on the Game Cube...totally losing track of all time!
Now it's my turn to pass this on...I am going to tag: Kelli, Misty, Roxanne, AmandaJean, MaryMo, and Betsy. Have fun!!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
It was an exciting day for me! My dear friend gave birth to a bouncing little boy! It's an extra special birth for me, since her fiance is my husband's cousin..that means I have a new 2nd cousin (through marriage, of course). I am going to visit the happy family on saturday, and until then I'm just ecstatic!! A couple of my girl friends and I decided to throw her a shower after the baby was born since it would probably be too crazy before that. I have taken on the duty of decorations and cake (two things I LOVE)!! I absolutely need to try this one...
It's so cute, plus who couldn't use the diapers after the party?
We are still in the process of perfecting our games list. We are pretty much new to the whole baby thing, so we are just learning as we go along. (Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!!) Since I worked in a bakery while I was in high school I was always the first to jump at decorating or adding a name to a cake, so I think I will be making the cake myself. Not sure of the details yet, but I'm a create as you go kind of gal. I hate patterns. I never read instructions, I just look at a picture or think of something and off I am to take a stab. I think that's the man side of me. I feel sorry for any future kids and any crazy toy they might receive that requires instructions!!
I've been somewhat bogged down with a headache today, so craft night at my mom's was cut down to sitting on the couch and hand stitching bindings..I guess it got me through the night. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something a little more original to share.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
(okay, I know it says 8, but let's just pretend)
and one of my favorite shows began it's 6th season!
I absolutely adore AI and was so happy to rest myself on the couch the 2 hours it was on.
The first few weeks are some of the most entertaining as they have the good, the bad, and the ugly. You can laugh and cry all in the same episode. I think that's enough of my rant on that.
I might have blogged this before, but it's one of my dearest button "things" I've made. I thought they would make wonderful framed art, and I was right. I love to group things on the wall, so I definitely couldn't just make one of these.
I just love this new Marcus Brother fabric...now why couldn't it have been out while I was planning my blue and brown wedding??
Oh, and how about Bo Ho by Michael Miller....I could just eat it up with a spoon!
Why must my wish list continue to grow.....it's just stuff..we can't take it with us (but we can enjoy it while we're here, right??)
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I got to work on sewing and quilting with unlimited time. I found myself just pounding out the purses (so I can get an etsy shop up and running in the near future). Here are some of things I made..
I've been using up what's left of my Amy Butler fabric in hopes of refilling my fabric stash. I'm a crazy fat quarter collector, so usually if there is a fabric line I'm in love with I get the whole collection. In turn, I needed to work on some projects with these fat quarters that have been resting on the shelf. A while back I made a quilt with the blues and greens in the Belle line, so I used what scraps I had to make clutches. I just adored what was made and they were relatively quick to make. I enjoyed making the flowers on the purses as the scraps made perfect ruffles!!
Saturday my MIL and I ventured down to a small town in Nebraska by the name of O'Neill. I remembered in my Quilters' Travel Companion that there was a store there, so what was 50 miles. We headed down there and much to my surprise there was a cute little store. We spent about an hour there and then headed to another small town to check out a cute little Christmas decoration store. It was three stories of all sorts of odds and ends. I found some pretty cool things there and I can't wait to decorate my tree next year!
I picked up these browns and pinks in hopes to make a cute table runner for Valentine's Day. I know I have so many other things to get completed, but I couldn't resist the colors or the nice price of $2.10 fat quarters!!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I just got a jewel applicator and I'm sooo excited about it! I had fun adding swarvoski crystals to the flower basket block I've been making. I like the bit of glitz it gives the block as a whole. It gives it that million dollar look! I also figured it would be a neat way to add some pizaaze to my purses and handbags..and quilts.
It takes me back to the day in college when us little "frosh" received our beanie hats. They were awesome! We could decorate them however we wanted and they became a real fashion statement for some. I never wore hats, so mine sat on my dorm room shelf as somewhat of a decoration. I remember how the senior could stop any frost at any time and make them sing the beanie hat song:
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Here is a picture of my WIP so far.
Monday, January 08, 2007
The green screen umbrella items is an old picnic plate shelter I had handed down to me from my Great Aunt. I just loved the colors and the little pipe cleaner bugs on the screen! I thought sometime down the road it would be cool to make a canopy or mobile out of it...I guess I will save that for a later project!
Oh what fun the pom-poms have been..I can just feel Valentine pinks and reds fluttering in my head!!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Since I had such a mental block I whipped out this little beauty. I'm afraid my Amy Butler stash is wasting away.....
I have quilt guild on saturday and before that some of us ladies are taking a quilt class. It should be a blast! We are doing a class from the Eleanor Burns "Through the Seasons" book...I'm just more than estatic about it. Hopefully I smuggle my camera in and get some fun shots!! Wishing you all the best of weekends!!
Isn't this chair just charming? It's almost like she is whispering, "take off your shoes, come and rest your buns on my cushion..." Oh, wouldn't that just be heaven. I guess I can dream!
I wouldn't mind slipping my tooties into these. I think I would have a bit of a problem wearing them to the dairy though. I think they are a bit to New York for the country side of South Dakota!! They would be perfect for kicking back on the couch while eating a bowl of Rocky Road though!!
And how can I leave Roufus in the dark. Oh wait..that's right. DH won't let me get a dog. Well, until then a girl can dream!
Perhaps maybe this would change his mind about the dog issue..I guess ditto on the dream!!