Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Earlier in the summer, someone started carving this dead tree, near the benches, into an eagle. I noticed last night that it is done finally, and it looks pretty cool, huh?
I hope you all have a fantastic and safe Beggar's Night! Being Friday, you are free to party all night ☺
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
So, I have been tagged by miss Sunnie Fairy! I am going to bend the rules a bit, since some of the people that I would have "tagged" have already been. SO... if you are reading this, I am officially tagging YOU! Yes, you ☺ Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Okay, so now for my factoids:
- I actually have a mild case of obsessive-complusive disorder. There is a certain order in which I clean the house, and it is very hard for me to alter what I do (or I lose concentration). Whenever I eat a tv dinner (which isn't too often anymore), I have a specific order in which I have to eat the items. I'm a weirdo, yes ☺
- I am board-certified in wound care, which is something I always had a fascination with while in school.
- I HATE to drive...especially after dark.
- I am 28...and would have mostly white hair if I didn't dye it.
- I LOVE to cook and make up new recipes... and chopping vegetables is quite fun to me.
- I am a closet-geek... if I had had the chance, I would have sooo gotten into Dungeons & Dragons in my younger years.
- My freshman year of college, I went to school with David Broom, who ended up being on MTV's Real World a year later. He was quite friendly and we had to work on a speech project together once.... but when I saw him on tv, he was a total jerk it seemed.
Don't Forget! I will be drawing a winner for the Autumn Contest on Thursday, so every comment through Wednesday will get you an entry ☺☺☺
Friday, October 17, 2008
What a yummy-looking breakfast, huh? I got to tell you, this lady's work is blowing my mind right now. I recently discovered KTBdesigns while searching etsy for amigurumi patterns. Most of the really well-known crochet artists, like Ana Paula (whom I TOTALLY admire), specialize mainly in adorable, kawaii animals/people and the like. On the other hand, KTB designs does inanimate-type objects, like crocheted dishes, pans, food, tools, etc... and does them crazily-good! I like how interactive and imaginative the final product would be with the kids. One way or another, you HAVE to visit her etsy shop.
Hopefully when we make our Lowe's run this weekend, I can go track down some vinyl fabric to do a couple of special projects ☺ AND I need to clean my craft -area, since I can't seem to find anything I need! I always go into the weekend with big plans, but never get anything accomplished. LOL Regardless, it is getting mighty chilly here, so I may just be trying to stay warm.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This is one of my Boo-Boo Baby creations. They are like a pillow doll, but I made them with special velcro pockets in the back to hold tissues, thermometer, ice pack, etc. They each have a matching blanket, as well.
The backside shows the pockets and tissue opening. I had these listed at $16 each.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Mmm...now I know what she means!
And for dessert, ooey-gooey carmel apples ♥
On Saturday morning, hubby/FIL/BIL worked on putting the new windows in our living room. While they were doing that, MIL duped me into helping make pies for the church's bazaar. The making wasn't so bad, but I had to take the girls with me. They were good for a while, but then Bella got totally restless and I had to have Daddy come get her and take her home for a nap. We worked almost 5 hours on the pies, and made 40 apple and 20 rhubarb. We didn't finish though! There are still peach, blueberry, and cherry to make.
Of course, the guys didn't think to cover anything in the living room when doing the window stuff. So Sunday was spent on my hands and knees cleaning the plaster-dust off of every square inch of the living room... woodwork, floors, furniture. EVERYTHING! Not a happy girl. But, having the new windows in is a very good thing!
This would be the amigurumi frog I am working on for Bella's stocking. I started his final arm last night as I watch DVR-ed Martha episodes and listened to the wonderful rain through my new window. It was quite relaxing. Once I finish him up and give him a mouth, I can start on the "toad frog" for Brianna. Same pattern, just brown yarn ☺
Does this fellow look familiar to anyone? Over on the Gabba Friends board, I half-jokingly mentioned a petition for a DJ Lance Rock doll (similar to the Pee-Wee Herman doll of my youth), and now there is an actual petition up and running! How cool is that? Parker Jacobs seems down with the idea, it is just getting one of the licensers to pick it up. Still, how can you exclude such an important, pivotal character such as DJ Lance from your merchandise line-up??
Anyway... there was talk of making a Gooble doll, and I am totally up for that challenge! Gooble is sort of a depressed, cameo-character on YGG. I suppose he looks like the albino love-child of Muno and Brobee, and he cries a lot. So yesterday, I went looking for white vinyl to attempt a Gooble. None was found, but I did find some funky white remnant fabric for less than $1. It reminds me of stuff that someone's grandma's pants might be made from. In the long-run it was too thin/stretchy, making the stuffing look too lumpy. He also appears to have huge pectoral muscles, which is just disturbing. Anyway, I think I got the jist of him down. A tweak here and there of the pattern, and a change of the fabric, and I think he should be Christmas-worthy!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I have realized that some of my favorite, most memory-laden objects are in my kitchen. When I was a very small girl, I remember eating popcorn with my grandma from a large, red anodized aluminum bowl. It was THE popcorn bowl. Just the right size, and the metal absorbed just enough heat to make it a very toasty thing to have on your lap. When she passed away last year, that was the thing I wanted most. Now, Brianna immediately gets this bowl from it's place as soon as she hears the popcorn going!
They are heavenly and frosty on the scorching Summer days! You can buy a non-vintage set of these here .
Since the trend in the last few days has been toward hot chocolate (or in Brianna's case, "cold hot chocolate), I will show you my favorite mug...which also happens to be metal. I bought a set of these from Old Navy when I was in college because I thought they were cute. But now I ♥ them because one of these enameled mugs will hold twice as much hot chocolate as my Fiestaware mugs! Mmmm...try mixing a packet of dark chocolate mix with a packet of milk chocolate with marshmallows. YUM! I enjoyed a nice, big mug as I worked on mending my husband's work jeans today.
I know I haven't talked much about lately about my crafty ventures. I did get my project finished, with Brianna's help, for Bunzi's Monthly Makings contest...in the nick of time! I have put the amigurumi aside (temporarily) to work on a scarflet. We made a point to finish watching "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" before the debate tonight, and I worked on it then.
Only a few more inches to go, then I will be done! More pictures to follow. (By the way, "Zohan" was highly funny).
ps...I have received a couple of packages this week that have made me VERY HAPPY, indeed. Maybe I will post some photos tomorrow to elaborate on this ☺
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So, enough with the depressing, boo-hoo talk! Now that I have that off my chest, I am going to choose to be as happy as I can be. In doing so, I want to share a few things that make me happy:
I love the smell of freshly-chopped herbs, and the crisp sound as my knife glides through them.
Mmmm... and I love sneaking a piece of delicious pepperoni when no one is looking!
"If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world & give it heavy walls."