Tuesday, December 11, 2007
we gave new life to our center piece pumpkins from Thanks Giving. They have been painted by girls and then given pretty faces by each girl. We had great fun with this and I believe we'll do this each year. It was so fun. we happened to have pipe cleaners hanging around from the kids previous crafty adventures which mad great arms.
I have a new love.... KNITTING
And it probably looks a little sloppy, but I'm determined to get the hang of it. I'm hoping to get by the library to see if they have a couple of books the Creative mom suggested. I'm going to knit what you see below until it's long enough to call it a scarf and then wrap it around my littlest one.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A Wedding Gift
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Here's what I did for the October ATC card for the Creative Mom ATC Exchange. See more of my ATCs and odds and ends at http://www.flickr.com/photos/43967826@N00/
The Theme was Tell Me A Story. What immediately popped in my head when Amy mentioned the theme was The Wolf from Red riding hood reading about a past adventure with some local pigs!
Over the weekend my 7 year old created her first pillow. She's thrilled and now wants to try knitting. She's a girl after my own heart. Her pillow looks just like a taco... I think I'm going to sew some fun things on top to bring it to it's full taco-ability.
We also made a quick trip to emergency care for my little one's ears. Turns out a she had two ear infections... one of which was pretty bad. She's starting to feel better now.
Last night as the weekend came to a close Roxy and I sat in the living room and painted on canvas board. We both did the Christmas balls. I'll post tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This is a piece I haven't worked on in a year :(
I don't know if it's the fact that it's fall or what but I have a huge urge to get crafty in the fiber way. I have my new sketch book.... but I keep looking at my sewing machine longingly. I think I'm going to give in and take her for a spin this weekend. Maybe dolls made from outgrown clothing of my girls.
Material Mama has really been in the back of my mind kindling the fiber fire.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Well.... what a day I had yesterday. It started with me saying "Sweetie, what do you think that little buzz I hear in the car is?" I smiled ans spattered"I wouldn't want to break down."
Well wouldn't you know about twenty miles from home Push as I might... she was not accelerating. And so I came to a slow stop in a church parking lot. Understand I'm not ungrateful. Quite the opposite. I mean I drive through some very rough areas, and to end up broke down in a church parking lot is fine by me. Eventually hubby got there, restarted it and on a wing a a prayer, and a very slow journey we got it to the dealership. Have I mentioned we paid this baby off a month ago! Yes, that's right a month ago.
So, it's the transmission. I'm in nifty little rental Impala with leather seats and silver rims. Quite a different world than the mini van. And was I stressed about the car? Heck I could care less. I was to busy flipping out over the fact that of all mornings I was suppose to be designing a holiday card for the CEO of all of Worka-Cola! Oh my goodness was I flipping out about that. but in the end with laptop Finlay in hand, I did get that out the door. It was just from a door in the burbs instead of midtown.
So after the dust settled we put up the Christmas tree. At least that settled the little remaining woes of the day. Who can't get peaceful when looking at the beautiful twinkle of an evergreen flocked with red balls and gold angels.
Here's to a better weekend than the week was!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
well my Halloween started by placing my October CMP ATC in the mail. I need to snag the image from my camera and post it. Latter. And then...
I took the day off and had a great time at both of my girls schools, with an hour of helping the church setup in the middle of the day.
My oldest daughters teacher had me carve the class pumpkin. I also read a couple of stories the teacher selected. And we ended the night with a nice melt down compliments of too much sugar, up too late, and interruption to routine. Oh well. Still it was a fun day.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
It was 1996, my first cell phone(borrowed from hunky boyfriend). I not realizing the thing had a battery, a fully charged battery, kept it plugged into my '89 mustang. Yes, the model that a carpeted console! And well as I drove down the main strip of town noticed the smell of something burning.
"Holly Crap!", I looked down and sew the cigarette lighter it was plugged into smoking and little embers on the carpet that surrounded the ashtray. I swerved into the parking lot of our local movie store. Ran in, grabbed a soda out of the cooler by the check out counter and yelled
"I'll pay you in a SEC... I've got to put a fire!"
The employees gathered around the window and looked on as I poured soda all over the inside of my car.
I calmly walked back in. Wrote a check for a $.75 drink and walked out. That night I didn't get much sleep, peering out the window at a car I kept expecting to burst into flames. The next day it actually was still smouldering.
The boyfriend was totaly sweet about the whole thing so............ I married him!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
So as always I'm running about 10 steps behind where I should be. I created this little watercolor last night as an answer to a bingo basket I was suppose to contribute to for my oldest class. The theme was Candy. As always at the last moment I grabbed the watercolors and snatched frame off a shelf... and walla!
Now this is the start of my apple doll. About two weeks ago I carved an apple into a face. Hung it over my stove to dry out after soaking it in salt and lemon water. Now that it's dried and shrunk quite a bit it's looking pretty decent. I hope it's not about to mold on that dark ear. I really should have dried it in the sun. Next step... the body and clothing.
Friday, October 12, 2007
picture from clipart.com
We spent a fun evening at the local pumpkin patch. The night was filled with hay rides, pumpkins, a petting zoo, and a fun house. Oh and the best part to my kids was taking mommy into the maze... and then running off and leaving her!
And we're doing a yard sale this weekend to clear out some junk. Yes, to make way for getting more junk.
My weekend to do list:
- ATC cards for soldiers
- Pumpkin Junkin for the http://www.agirlwhocreates.com/index.html Pumpkin decorating contest.
- Apple doll work
- yard sale
- lots of hugs on the babies too
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
What do you do when one of the party goers and their siblings spend their time at the party hitting, kicking, and calling others stupid head? Well, ignore it I thought. But I'm not perfect. So.... at the very end one of "those siblings" punched my daughter in the side.Now I normally consider myself pretty good at self control. But at that moment I guess the mama bear came out. When I was told what happened by my daughter and the a witness said yes, she looked right at her and socked her. I Yelled " Why did you punch her?" She said I didn't. So then I looked at the party hostess and said who does she belong to? The little girl responded "my mommy". We laughed. But inside there was a tinge of she is a child... with a heart.... But still this can't go unacknowledged by her parents at least. So I told my daughter to tell her father. When she approached the girls father to tell him... he walked away not listening to my daughter at all and pulled his daughter aside. The rest of the time we were there it was unfriendly looks from the father and mother of "the siblings".
So the question: What should I have done? Was it wrong to tell my daughter to turn in the little mike Tyson in training?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This is a lovely pond that I pass most mornings. There are still bits of the old south that have not been overdeveloped. There will be a Home Depot there next week knowing our community. Anyway, couldn't you just picture some prehistoric something grazing in that fog?
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Excited about the change in season I quickly decked the house in a bouquet of autumn colors. My girls can feel the tingle of the coming festivities, and have started to plan in their minds what we will do at the local pumpkin patch. #1 on their list... the hay ride, #2 hot chocolate. Hopefully it will actually be cool outside on that day.
The freshly decorated fireplace inspired a sketch last night.
Friday, August 31, 2007
The little one was soooo sad to se me go this morning. She stood at my car and cried Mommy. It's Daddy's day to take her to preschool. I'm getting soggy eyed thinking of it.
The girls are thrilled at the idea of a Saturday morning at the library. Books to read... books to read... as a littl one I hear every week says.