Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Diaper Wipes Cases, Book Bags, Pouches, Wristlets, Cute Little Bags, Vintage DooHinkies, Thing-a-Ma-Jigs....whatever you wanna call them....
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Should have closed that cover on the rotary cutter - OUCH! Hate it when that happens. Don't worry, I'll cut around the blood stain on the sheet...
So, I've been wanting to share these patterns I brought back with me also. They all came out of my mom's stash. So, most of them were used by her. Do you remember the chicken door stops? or was that just me? I sure remember my Raggety Ann doll mom made me. I gave her a bath in the toilet, poor Ann.
The little turquoise rob came to me one Christmas - only mine was quilted mustard yellow with little red flowers.
This one cracked me up! Can't say I remember Dad wearing a rob at any point, but Mom swears she made him one. I'm threatening my hubby with the plaid one on the right. The guy on the left looks myteriously like Burt Reynolds. I think the guy in the middle is scared to death his wife will make him the robe, and the guy on the right is thinking "Why did I pose for this stupid picture?" pretty funny.
These were all some dresses Mom made for herself. I'm thinking it'd be fun to try them for myself, during my spare time....yeah right.
So, I'd love to do something with these. I've seen adorable decoupage items that others have made from vintage patterns. I won't cut them up - I'll make color copies of them if I do that.
Do you have any vintage patterns? Have you sewn with them? Done some other craft with them?
Kids are bickering.......better go referee......and get a band aid for my hand, it's dripping now.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This is "Jack" the bouncy horse- he was my brother's first, then passed on to my sister and I. He stays out in Papa's barn and the kiddies love riding him. My boy had a ball playing on him this visit.
Notice the big boy underpants?? Yes, he's potty trained! Yippee Yahoooooo Cowboy!!!!!!
We love you baby!!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
1 cp flour
3/4 cp rolled oats
1 cp brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix until crumbly. Press 1/2 of the mixture into an 8x8 inch pan.
Cover with 4 cups chopped rhubarb.
Mix together the following in a medium saucepan:
1 cp sugar
1 cp water
2 TB corn starch
Cook until thick and clear. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Pour mixture over rhubarb. Top with the rest of the crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.
Serve warm with ice cream.
Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here are some of the highlights:
Being totally immersed in all "twilight" for 4 days
Doing something totally self indulgent and silly!
Not being embarassed to wear all of my Twilight t-shirts, buttons, excellent twilight jeans, etc.
Meeting lots of other "twihards"
Feeling that talking about Twilight all day, everyday with 3000 other people, is totally normal!
Watching the Twilight film with 500 other enthusiastic fans
Seeing the actors...well....sort of...the "volturi" were a bit too strong handed, and again, poor organization - but the actors themselves were all very entertaining and nice
Seeing Bobby Long, Marcus Foster, and Sam Bradley perform at Poor David's Pub
Meeting Bobby Long, Marcus Foster and Sam Bradley
Expanding my musical tastes - check out National Rifle and 100 Monkeys
Attending the Volturi Ball
The Vendor Hall was fun - if a bit small -
Reelz Channel - for Everything Twilight!
The Hillywood Show kids - they had the best attitude - always able to get a laugh!
My autograph from Alex Meraz...one of the "wolf pack" Our Most Awesome Twilight Jeans being modeled - oh and our "Alice" vests....all quite normal at this venue, I assure you.
Yes,...I know Edward is not real...but, hey this is the closest I'll ever get....just for giggles :)
Life would be so dull if none of us persued our passions - which is really what this blog is about, and what being creative is about. I'm glad that 3000 other people decided to express themselves and their love of a book. And, I'm also glad that I can sew, craft, and create and share those things with you. We shouldn't be embarassed about what inspires us and expands our lives. Doing new things and meeting new people who are passionate, inspires me to be more creative, I hope it does the same for you!
See - I can relate twilight to crafting and sewing......(laughing at myself!)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
These are my kids and their two little cousins from Indiana...won't be long and they'll be too big to fit in the wheel!
My girl - she looks like a natural, don't you think??
Pioneerland.....kids loved it - they made ropes with their Papa all week......
We love the fair - the kids had such a great time. They like to spend a good portion of it in Pioneerland, which is fine with me. Lots of things for them to do - and it's educational, and they are spending time outside, and spending time with their grandparents and friends.
We had such a nice visit this year - perfect weather (as far as I'm concerned - 80 degree tops weather the whole time!)
Then, these are the sheets - probably destined to become pajama pants.....the green sheet on the right has super soft and has this perfect 5 inch or so edging - it'll be perfect for the bottom hem of the pants.
This is a bark cloth drap I found....I love working with bark cloth - it's really sturdy for bags and pouches.
Slowly getting myself back into the swing of things and getting caught up with mail, bills, returning phone calls, etc. all the stuff you have to do after being gone. Three weeks worth of good down time, fun time, not much house cleaning, cooking, laundry time!
My hubby has been gone too - headed up north fishing - I "tried" to get the lawn mowed this morning, but after being bitten by fire ants, practically dying of heat stroke, and having the mower die on me (there's a little trick to get it going again, but I'm not privvy to that knowledge, guess it gives the man of the household something to hold onto since he's not mowing the grass these days), I caved and have a very nice boy mowing for me at the moment.
More pictures to come...! Oh - and I love tatting! I've actually made a little ditty to show you!