Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Where has the year gone. Tonight hubby and I will spend a nice quiet evening together like we always do for New Years Eve. Then tomorrow is the day I take all my Christmas decorations down.
I sure am missing my little grand daughter. She is in North Carolina with her mommy and daddy visiting her other grandparents. They will be home on Saturday. Can't wait. Here are a couple of pics of my sweet little grand daughter on Christmas morning. My youngest daughter got my hubby a new cooler for a gift and we set Cora in it for a pic.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Been working all day on getting this item finished to make into a pattern. Whew...glad I'm done. Takes so long sometimes to make a pattern. Here it is, a new Valentines Door Hanger pattern! This door hanger pattern measures about 14" tall by 12" wide when finished. I just listed it on Pattern Mart. If your interested just click on the link over on the right hand side that will take you to Pattern Marts website.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We had such a great Christmas! Christmas Eve went to my in laws and had a wonderful time. Then Christmas evening had my family over. We had a gift exchange which was a blast. Everyone buys a gift that could be for a guy or a girl. Then everyone gets a number. No. 1 goes first and picks a present from the pile. Then no. 2 goes next and they can either steal no. 1's present or pick from the pile. And so on with the rest of the numbers. This is the first time we had done this because the family is growing and we are all a little short on spending money. It was a blast! We will be doing it again next year. Then later we had a bowling tournament with our Wii game that we got about a month ago. That was so freaking fun! We had a lot of people playing Wii for the first time.
I got a new camera for Christmas from my hubby!!! A Canon EOS Rebel XS. It takes the most amazing pictures!!! I am so excited. The picture of the cardinal, I took right outside my sewing room window.
So now I can get back to doing a little sewing and taking some awesome pics!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Then when I was taking pics of my big tree Bebe hopped up on one of the big Christmas presents and it was like the perfect picture I got of her! She is the litter mate of my black and white kitty Socks that I just had put to sleep in October.
Here's a link on how to make Moravian paper stars like I have in one of my photos. http://highhopes.com/3dstar.html I made about 2 dozen of them about 10 years ago and still hang them on my tree. I remember it took quite a while to figure out how to make one. I got pretty frustrated, but I wanted to learn how to make one really bad and finally got it. Then I couldn't stop making them. I even made little tiny ones for one of my small trees.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
You will need some very sharp scissors and a little patience. I have these taped on my two built in cabinets in my kitchen.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We haven't been having the greatest weather this week and it makes it kind of hard to get my Christmas shopping done. Sunday we had a ice storm and it was terrible trying to drive in that. Then yesterday we got 4 inches of snow on top of that ice. And its been so cold that the salt they put on the roads doesn't even work. And then tomorrow, another ice, sleet, snow mix is coming and they say its gonna be bad. I did see some beauty in this winter weather. This is a picture I took of my back door with my wreath. I decorated an old wreath with a bunch of different dead dried flowers that were left in my garden. I think it turned out pretty and especially with the light dusting of snow.
Monday, December 15, 2008
So head on over to http://charsethman.blogspot.com/ and see where to send in your Christmas Gathering photos
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Finished up this cute Snowman Angel last night and listed him on ebay tonight. Only a few days till Thanksgiving! I'm ready for some turkey! I've got 4 pies to make this week. Yikes! We have two Thanksgivings. One on Thanksgiving and the other Saturday.
Friday, November 21, 2008
These ornaments sure make it smell like Christmas in my house. I first made these years ago when my daughters were in grade school. We got a bunch of cookie cutters at a garage sale and went to town making them. In the picture are a few that they made then. And the three of us made more a couple of years ago. It's amazing how well they keep their scent. Every year when I put them on my tree the whole room smells like cinnamon. I store them in zip lock bags. Here's the recipe on how to make them.
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
1. Mix 1/2 c. ground cinnamon and 1/2 c. applesauce until it makes a dough.
2. Sprinkle cinnamon on work surface and roll out dough. You can place dough between wax paper and roll out.
3. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters.
4. Poke hole in shape with toothpick for hanging the ornament; for a larger hole, use a drinking straw.
5. Place in dehydrator or 150 degree F oven until dry.
6. Use spring or ribbon to hang your ornaments.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Wow...where has the year gone. I managed to make up these Santa's today while babysitting my little 4 month old granddaughter. She is growing so fast. I love to hear her chatter and giggled. And her smile just melts your heart. I listed these Santa's on ebay tonight if you want to check them out. Thanks!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
OK...I managed to make up a sweet batch of prim candy canes today. Just listed them on eBay. If you want to check them out, just click on my eBay link over to the right. I tell you....It sure seems like Christmas around here lately. We may get some snow flurries tonight. And neighbors are putting up their holiday decorations already!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Besides babysitting everyday I have found some time to make up a few things to sell on ebay. Last night I listed some awesome snowman stockings. And tonight just listed a cute snowman guy. Love the way he turned out for a skinny old guy! LOL
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The second day we were there is snowed!! I guess it was very rare for that to happen this time of the year. We got a special treat. We drove up into the mountains that day where there were a few inches more then where we were staying. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was with the fall leaves and the snow. We stopped at one of the waterfalls and got some awesome pics as you can see. Below is a picture of my daughter and son in law.
Monday, November 3, 2008
It's great to be back home from our vacation to North Carolina. We had a great time! I'm still working on getting my pictures together so I can post them on here. Got some beautiful pictures of the fall leaves in the mountains. I really needed the break from sewing. I feel energized and ready to sew again. I made these 3 christmas tree make do's today in no time. They are listed on ebay now. Hope you will stop by and take a look.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, my two daughters,granddaughter and I drove to Country Corners to pick out our pumpkins. We got a little red wagon that they furnish for you to use and headed out into the pumpkin fields. It was a little muddy, as it had rained the day before. The picture is my daughter and granddaughter Cora. She is 3 months old now and is cute as a button. As you can see she is sticking her little tongue out. Cute! She's been doing that a lot now and making cute little noises. We didn't get that big pumpkin she is sitting on, just two regular size and a little baby pumpkin for me to cut out.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
You could have fooled me today that winter is on its way! It was in the 80's and bright and sunny! It sure was nice. But a cool down is on its way by Tuesday. Here's another Snowman Head Doll I just listed on ebay. I'm really liking the old quilt for his scarf.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Found this really neat thing to do with fall leaves on the internet tonight. The directions are super easy with step by step instuctions with pictures. Here is what they look like when finished.(The picture above is from the tutorial, I did not make those.) So get out there and collect some leaves and make some roses. Click on the link above.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Just listed this very neat Santa on ebay!! For some reason I am very uneasy when it comes to making dolls. I've only made three of them now. I guess I am intimadated by such beautiful dolls I've seen on ebay.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Been working on a few Christmas items lately. This snowman, I just love!! I have one listed on ebay and a smaller size one on my website. Can hardly believe the holidays are just around the corner!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Today was a sad day in my family. We had to put our kitty Socks to sleep. My hubby had to take him to the vet. I just couldn't do it. He hadn't felt well for a couple of years and was losing control of his bodily functions. He was 15 years old and I think he had a pretty good life. So I have 3 cats now. This is one of my favorite pictures of him that I took about 5 years ago. I miss him :(
Monday, September 29, 2008
Happy Fall! Listed these guys on ebay tonight just in time for the Fall season. I think they are such pretty fall colors. They come with the old wooden cheesebox for you to display any way you like.
Be sure to check out my little bird make do that is listed on ebay too. That auction ends on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Finished up this ghostie guy yesterday and got him listed on ebay last night. Sure don't feel like fall today. Got up into the 80's. The nights sure have been cold down in the 50's, then the temp shoots right up there. I noticed just a hint of the trees around here showing their fall colors. Won't be long now. Cannot believe how the summer flew by. Kind of sad. I do not look forward to the cold winter.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It is really beginning to feel like fall around here! The last couple of mornings its been in the 40's when I get up. Had to dig out the sweatshirts. Finished up this pumpkin guy yesterday and he is now listed on ebay. This is something very different for me to make. I think he turned out pretty awesome! Ok...now its time to get back to work.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
It's that time of the year again for these little guys to be found crawling across your driveway. When my daughters were little, they would catch them and put them in their baby strollers and give me a ride. :) Here's some info on how to catch one and raise it into a Tiger Moth.
1.Find a brown and black banded woolly bear caterpillar in October (check the lawn, garden, or even the road.
2.Put it in a clear plastic jar with a lid (be sure to punch holes in the lid)
3.Add a twig in the jar and include some fresh grass for your bear to eat. Note: Put fresh grass in everyday. Soon your bear will tire of perching on the twig and will go to sleep on the bottom.
4.Remove any remaining grass but leave the twig in the jar all winter long.
5.Find a place outside that is protected from bad weather (a covered porch is nice) and you will be able to watch it hibernate.
6.In the spring, when weeds start to turn green it is time to feed your bear. Feed it fresh grass every day. Soon it will spin its magic cocoon of silk.
7.In about a week it will become the Isabella Tiger moth. On a nice day, take the jar outside and set your "tiger" free.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Primitive Halloween Ghost Make Do Dolls
This is a super easy and fast ghost make do pattern! Ghost measure about 11" tall by 5" wide when ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I hadn't made one of these door hangers since last year. It was fun putting one together again. Listed it on ebay last night. Really do enjoy making things for the fall season. It's my fav!