Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
C. is down for a visit and is staying with Mom & Dad, keeping them entertained I am sure. While she is here I'm quite certain she will enjoy the lack of "jug-handles" and crazy NJ drivers...unless she has become one of them! ACKKK!
We have a few folks coming into town this weekend to celebrate my Nana's 86th birthday (woo-hoo Nana!!). I'm going to try to convince C. to come over Friday night and teach me to make her famous White Chocolate Pistachio cheesecake...we'll have it for the birthday get-together on Saturday. Mmmm, yum.
I have some pictures from Easter, I'll post and share those later...maybe tomorrow. I also have a few purses to share as I am preparing for my first "trunk show" at my neighbors house in a few weeks where she'll invite friends and neighbors to come see all the goodies..and this way they can make custom orders and I don't have to have a ton of inventory on hand. I'm definitely planning to have a little selection of items though that are for immediate sale, just in case.
Oh another thing...I found the most awesome website for design ideas, tons of ideas for re-do's of thrifted furniture. I added it over there in the "Places I Visit" column, it's so inspiring!! I have so many ideas in my head now and can not wait to find pieces to work with!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
My next project was supposed to be this cute Anna Tunic made with this cute fabric...
Unfortunately, my craft ADD struck again and I wondered off onto several other things this weekend. I've completed a super cute TuTu, which I don't have a picture of yet because I need to borrow the little girl across the street...without a model it just looks like a blob of tulle. Trust me, it's cute though. If I was a little girl I would want to dance around the house (or yard) in it. In fact, that's what I may do later! ;)
Up next are these cute earrings that I'm calling "Spring Trio" and "Blue-Bells" - I may add a few pairs to the Etsy site later this week.
And finally, since I can not afford a fantabulous embroidery machine, I bought these rubber stamps and a fabric marker...
...and then I stamped this for practice...
Not too bad I suppose. I need a better fabric marker and a little more practice and then I plan to sew onto a bib or a blanket, customizing sans embroidery machine. Ta-da! A. if you are reading, Z. will likely be the recipient of some trial pieces...yay!
Saturday was super-beautiful, so T. & I spent all day outside pulling weeds. You may ask yourself "all day, really?" Yes. The weeds were completely out of control, but they're gone...and my fingers hurt. But at least the Daffodils & Tulips and Hosta sprouts are happy again.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This is a quick post, but I'm going to share lots of pictures. These were taken yesterday at the farm in Warsaw where R. hunts. Oakley had a wonderful time...he would love living on a farm. Turns out our crazy black dog LOVES to swim (surprise, surprise...he is a lab afterall). This was his first swim, with many to come I'm sure. We were also lucky enough to see a beautiful eagle and his/her giant nest...it was so cool!!
Anyway, here are the pictures. Enjoy!!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Remember Fun-Dip? You know, it's that envelope with a candy stick on one side and the flavored sugar on the other side.. R. & I remember eating it at the pool when we were kids. T. got some for Valentines Day from one of his friends and he, as any kid would, loved it. Here's a picture of T. getting a lesson from Daddy on how to eat Fun-Dip.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
R. ended last week with a lovely case of the flu, and ended up quarantined in the master bedroom Friday through Sunday. T. & I kept our distance from him, and only sent food and drink up in plastic cups and paper plates...which so far (knock wood) seems to have been a good choice for us. I'm sure it didn't hurt that I completely disinfected the first floor of the house Friday night, and actually used up every last bit of Lysol (don't worry, we quickly ran out and bought more on Saturday morning). So, after several days of Tamiflu and boring upstairs television, R. recovered and has joined us downstairs again.
I've been super busy this week in a class, this is actually the first time I've logged in this week! I'll tell you more about my class later this week...I dont want to jinx myself. I will tell you this...the class is intense, I am in class from 8am-6pm every day, and I am ready for it to all be OVER! It will all be over Friday, so I'll write more then.
Ok, back to studying...hmmmph...