Friday, October 30, 2009

New Primitive Christmas Hobby Horse Reindeer Ornies

Wow...its been over a week since my last post. Can hardly believe that another month has gone by and November is almost here. Haven't really had much time to make anything new as my Daughter,Son in law and Granddaughter have moved in with us for a month until they move to NC. But I did manage to make up these adorable reindeer ornies, and have them listed in my etsy shop now. Will be working on a pattern for them, to have for sale in a few days. Will try to get some pictures of my granddaughter dressed up for Halloween posted tomorrow night.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Awesome Fall Color!!

I think I picked the perfect day to visit Blackhawk State Park. I'm pretty sure the trees are at their peak this week. It's gorgeous just driving around the Quad Cities. It was a beautiful sunny 71º day! It was the warmest day we have had in month. Blackhawk Park has some of the biggest oak trees you have ever seen. I am so lucky that this park is only 5 mintues away from me. Enjoy the pics!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Primitive Snowman Star Ornies

Finally got something made and listed in my etsy tonight. It's been a while. I've been in kind of a funk lately. Might be the weather getting me down. It seems like it always cloudy, rainy and cold like today was. But these snowman guys do put a smile on my face.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our 2009 Fall Trip

Monday morning we left for a short little trip up north to see the fall leaves. We ran into some light rain then it turned into snow flurries. We got to La Crosse Wisconsin and stayed the night. We went with our best friends/neighbors, who were so nice to let my hubby drive one of his corvettes! We drove his silver car and they drove the red one. It was so fun!! Boy those cars are hard to get in and out of! LOL Then Tuesday morning we got up and headed back down towards Illinois on the Iowa side of the Mississippi river. They have a scenic route called the Great River Road which was so pretty! We stopped at a park in McGregor Iowa and walked on some of the trails and got some great pics. McGregor is a great little town with lots of little shops. I did find one primitive shop there called Navy Rose Co and a bunch of antique shops which we visited, but didn't get anything. Next year we are going to plan a longer then 2 day trip. Enjoy the pics!

Pikes Peak State Park had some great trails to walk on!

The corvettes we drove! Fun! Can you see me sitting in the silver one?

Some Great Fall Color!

The Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Brown Paper Bag Recipe Card

Here's a clever way to recycle those brown paper bags into recipe cards! Open the bag at the seams and lay flat. Trace a sheet of printer paper to fit in your printer. It's OK if your brown paper is a little wrinkled, it adds character. If your paper bag has printing on one side, make sure you put the printed side up into your printer. Then print out your cards! You can cut another card the same size and glue them together to make your card more sturdy. I didn't with mine. You can google free recipe card templates and come up with lots of places. I got mine from the hp Creative Studio site.

Boy was it a crisp cool day today. It only got up to 60º. At least it was sunny. We've had rain the last two days. Got out and did a little cleanup work in my yard and took some pics of my mums that are blooming. I have some white ones and purple that are just getting ready to bloom. Can hardly believe that it's October already! Where did summer go??? Didn't seem like we had one this year. Going to get out and plant some tulip bulbs this week that I got yesterday.