Thursday, June 21, 2012

Made my first apron!

My friend Kathy (who is also a Crafty Bay Farmgirl Chapter member) came over my house a few days ago and taught me how to use a pattern to make my first apron! I finished it the next evening and I love it! It is so cute. Now, it's not perfect since this was my first try, but I am thrilled about it anyway! so here is a pic of my newest creation!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Popping in!

Just wanted to pop in and say that I am still here! It's been a very busy Spring and it will probably be a very busy Summer. All has been well and good the last few months. Things are beginning to look up. I received a good job offer and my hubby is happy at his new job. My daughter found an apartment and she is back out on her own with her family. School is ending soon for the little ones so there is tons of end of school year events going on :)

So, I will try to post more often (hopefully) to keep you all updated on my crazy life...lol  In the meantime, drop me a comment and I'll be checking out everyone else's blogs!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Time flies....


I know I only come on here once in a while.. I'm a bad blogger :(. The New Year has been a bumpy one so far and it's been a crazy ride with me and the family.

To make a long story short - my hubby lost his job ( he is now employed again) and my father-in-law passed away. We are still healing, but all will be ok.

I have, on a lighter note, reopened my Etsy shop, started doing some more crafting, and have turned vegetarian. I am trying to heal myself from all the stress a little at a time. So far, so good :) Keep me in your thoughts please!

I also have wonderful news! I have a second grandchild! My grandson Jaxson came into this world on November 16, 2011! He is my Little Bug and I love him to pieces! He makes me smile along with my grand daughter who is 5 now! They and their parents are all living here with me , my hubby, and our two youngest children :)

So, maybe 2012 will get better as we go along. I'm keeping my spirits up and moving forward with this crazy thing called life! Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tribal Horse Designs is having a Giveaway!!!

Check it out....


Blog Giveaway Contest ..Christmas Necklace


BLog giveaway contest.....starts today and runs thru midnight Tuesday Nov 15th .
Prize is this xmas necklace .
Several ways to enter .The first way and is mandatory ...visit my Etsy Store HERE and then come back here to tell me what your fav item is and post the link to the item.
2) Recieve one entry for every comment you leave in a blog post ....leave posts in 20 posts..you get 20 entries
3) Repost about my giveaway on your blog or a forum and recieve 5 entries .You must come back here and post the link also.

Please go see all the great things she makes!

Friday, July 29, 2011

On My Way

Well, I have finally decided to take the leap and open an online store. I've been thinking about it for a while now, and it's time. The kids will be going back to school soon and I'll have plenty of time to get everything organized and cataloged! I am super excited about it :)

Things in the burbs have been crazy as always. My sister gave me an orphaned kitten... We named her Iris and when I got her she was about 3-4 weeks old. She had conjunctivitis in both eyes and was a little mess :( Well after 2 weeks of caring for her and a hefty vet bill, she is all better and ready for a forever home. I took her to my local SPCA today and they will find her a nice home. My cats did not like her and my female cat, Pika hissed and growled and then refused to eat. I had to make this decision even though it broke my heart to do so. I feel bad, but I also feel like I saved her life and she will get the start that she deserves :)

My daughter's pregnancy is going well and my little grandson is still in his mommy's tummy :) She just passed 23 weeks so I am happy for her!

My Father-in-law is doing much better as well. Things are good :)

Everything else going on is the same craziness with all the animals, kids, and being busy.

Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and give an update on things here in the burbs.... still hot humid, and downright yuck as far as the weather goes too. I can't wait for Fall! Hurry up September! lol

Take care everyone and I'll check in again soon (hopefully with my new website up and running!)
Happy Crafting!

Just a few completed projects to show you...

Two Plarn purses and a coffee can birdhouse :)


Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, Monday

Ever have a few days where you just couldn't sleep? Well, that's me right now. I haven't had a good night's sleep in days... too many things running through my mind. I have so much to do. I want to start an online store to try to sell some of my antiques, I need to get my house decluttered, hubby and I are working on a station wagon to get it ready to drive, and the kids are on summer break!

Whew! I'm exhausted just typing about it...lol I really need to get a list going and just do one thing at a time. It seems like as soon as I start a project, someone needs me and it gets put on hold.... I know, I know - that's because I'm a mommy, and I have to do everything :) I just wish I could get some sleep at night so I wouldn't be so darned cranky all day :(

On a lighter note - my daughter is still going strong with her pregnancy. She is 18 weeks today and counting! YAY! I am still praying for that little grandson of mine to hang in there and wait a few more months (try 4), until he shows himself. Also, my youngest 2 children both received Honor Roll for the end of the school year! They make me and hubby proud! My Father-in Law is doing well with his chemo treatments and celebrated another Father's Day :) so all is not lost....

I hope everyone else had a good Father's Day with their hubbies, or dads :) I made a really nice steak dinner for my sweetheart and spent the day doing car repair with him while my mother-in-law had the kids at her house swimming. It was a good day and everyone was happy :)

Well, that's about it for now - I have some crochet projects in the works as well as some sewing to get done... more to add to the long list..lol I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I will be back soon with more stuff going on in the burbs..Haha.

Take care and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lots going on...not all good.


Well, I've been MIA again and I'm so sorry :( Things on the old homestead have been crazy lately.

My father in law was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and we have all been helping out with him and my mother in law. Then right after Mother's Day, a fox killed 3 of my hens. I was devastated. I would have bet money that my chicken run was safe.I would have lost :(

My second oldest daughter announced that she was pregnant...again. I have a beautiful 4 year old granddaughter by her and 2 grandsons who are up in heaven. This pregnancy is not going to be easy and since day 1 she has been going thru hell. It's been bed rest for the last 6 weeks and me being Grandmom x10 to my granddaughter. I don't mind at all, but it gets exhausting at times. I also have an 8 y/o and a 10 y/o to take care of. Can you say BUSY??

Hubby and I had to move the chicken coop and the run to the other side of the yard which took over a week - the pool needing cleaning and filling - all done now. There are other issues, but I won't get into those here.

Anyway, I have had time to make an Ipad case for myself (I won one from a local radio station - yay me!) I also have a few sewing projects in the works. My Spring cleaning has even started yet...ughh. I need to start that soon.

School ends here in a few days, so hopefully I can get some things done while the kids are in the pool... maybe I can even get them to help me (yeah right).

I'm trying to be positive about all of the things going on right now. My FIL is getting better with his chemo and meds, The chickens are safe now, and my grandson is still in his Mommy's belly!

I hope to have a much more positive post here soon. In the meantime, keep crafting and keep smiling - that's what I am trying to do! :)

Pic above is my new chicky babies!!