Tuesday, January 29, 2008

List of things to do before I leave this world....

Today's been one of those rainy, dreary days that gets ya thinking about crazy stuff! Since my house is all peaceful and it's just little old me here, I've been thinking of things that I want to do before I leave my place in this world. So, I have compiled a list of "MUST DO'S".

Here it is. lol

1. Travel abroad and visit as many castles as I can. I love anything and everything about castles and medieval times.

2. Drive one of those little European cars on the other side of the road!!

3. Buy a brand new Dodge Ram quad cab pick up truck with the BIG Hemi motor (diesel). GRRRR..lol

4. Get another tattoo...I have a wizard on my right shoulder and I would love a dragon on the left shoulder.

5. Renew my vows with my hubby. I know...awwwwwww

6. Get a house in the country - either a farm or a HUGE Victorian (it has to have a turret)

7. Travel the U.S and see something other than this darned Mid Atlantic area! lol

8. Learn how to do stained glass windows...ahhh how I love stained glass.

9. Take that honeymoon that my hubby and I didn't get 6 years ago - Hey , maybe that's where the castles could come in......hmmmmm

10. Fix up our old '60 New Yorker and show it off.

11. Drag race just once...or twice..lol

12. Get Lasix surgery on my eyes and a tummy tuck, butt tuck, chin tuck, and a boob lift ...oh, rambling again..sorry.lol

13. Go to Australia and have some shrimp on the barbie mate!

14. Visit Canada and do some sightseeing

15. And finally, for now, be here long enough for all of my kids to tell me "Thanks, Mom - I know now that everything you did was for us".

Now, I know my list may seem crazy, but I'm a little crazy anyway (in a good way, not clinically lol). Hopefully I got my friends on here thinking about what you all would like to do before you leave this world. I have already accomplished so much, but, there is always room for more!! I know my list will probably change over time due to circumstances in life. It's just fun to think about everything there is to do in this world and what you'd like to do in it!!

Anywho - Take care ladies and Happy Crafting

Monday, January 28, 2008

Up with the munchies! lol

Here it is 11pm and I am hungry. I know, I know - this is THE worst time to eat anything. Hmmm, I could really go for a big bowl of ice cream...but I won't. So I decided to write in my blog instead. Hubby is on the couch watching WWE Wrestling. We know that stuff is so phoney, but sometimes I gotta laugh at all those crazy guys on there. I did get another table top finished tonight. It turned out really good too. I'll post pics after i get the top attached to the base.

As promised - here are more pics of my tote bags and a pic of a wonderful gift I received from Lisa (tribalcime) the other day. I wish I lived near her - we would have a blast!! Maybe I'll get to go to Kentucky one day and meet her in person. I think I've only seen her hands in her posts....lol (hint hint Lisa) lol

Close ups of my bags....

This is one of Lisa's creations! I have no clue how she knew that I love black and red, but this bracelet is so beautiful. I wore it to my daughter's house and she loved it too! It looks great on and the beads are beautiful! Thank you so much Lisa! I love, love, love it!

Anywho - I guess I'll get off here now and go to bed. 7am rolls around really quick! Have a great night everyone!
I finally had time to take some pics of my "stuff"..lol I have a few thrift store finds and my tote bags. I guess I need to start on something else while I wait for some snow! Everyone else is getting snow and I'm so jealous! I just want one good snow storm, that's all! lol. I need a good snowball fight and snowman building adventure with the kids right now!

Anywho - back to the pics. Leave me a comment and let me know what y'all think! I love comments from my blogger friends! Happy Crafting!

Hubby found this at the thrift store and bought it for me. It's a picture frame. He's so sweet!

This is my silver platter - another thrift store find! $5.00!! How great is that?? I polished it up and she's so beautiful!

These are my tote bags. The bottom one is mine and the top one is an extra. I really like how they turned out. I lined them with the same fabric as the handles. I also embellished them with fabric cut outs, buttons, lace, and other trims. I like that they're not perfect - would seem to generic to me that way. Not bad for a few hours of work (and a few needle pricks in the fingers! lol)

I have more closeup pics that I'll post in a bit. Thanks for looking!

I've Been Tagged!!

I've been tagged!

One of my blogging friends ( Beemoosie) @ http://www.beequilting.blogspot.com/tagged me for a game.

Well, here goes. These are the RULES:Link to the person that tagged you. Which I did.Post the rules on your blog.Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 random and/or weird facts about me - let's see if I can shock ya!:

1. I have 5 tattoos - first one was done in 1987!

2. I have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and I'm also certified to be a CSI. (yup, I could check out crime scenes!)

3. I've been collecting porcelain dolls since I was 8 years old.

4. My favorite color is black.

5. I'm the only one out of my 2 sisters and I that do crafts - the others are definitely NOT crafty!

6. I've always wanted to write children's books. I have 2 written already, but have never got around to having them published.

7. I can turn my tongue upside down...LOL

Now, here are 7 links to some awesome ladies! I'd add Beemoosie too, but she tagged me. (I still love your blog girl!) :

1. http://www.tribalwitch.blogspot.com/

2. http://www.gardengoose.blogspot.com/

3. http://www.sunshinescreations.blogspot.com/

4. http://www.nancy-jo.blogspot.com/

5. http://www.willowtreecreek.wordpress.com/

6. www.katmom4.blogspot.com/

7. http://www.frugalwitch.wordpress.com/

Now go check out all these blogs!! Wonderful ladies!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No snow....I'm sad :(

Well, no snow yesterday. I'm so sad and disappointed! Today is already bright and sunny, which is wonderful - I just wish we had some snow on the ground. I love taking the kids outside to play and have snowball fights! Oh well, maybe next time around.

I finished my second tote bag last night and I'll post pics on here later. I think they both turned out great! I want to start an etsy shop, but I'm not sure what to sell. I crochet, sew, and do my paper arts.

Could anyone give me some tips on what really sells? I have seen so much stuff on there, but what do people really like? I make headbands, tote bags, pot holders, covered boxes, afghans, and I love making Christmas ornaments! Any input would be appreciated!!

Anywho, not much going on here this morning - All is quiet... that will change when the little one gets up and the other kids get home from school! lol So I am off to enjoy a cup of coffee and try to crochet myself something! Take Care and Happy Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Waiting for the snow/rain to come

Well, I'm sitting here with my youngest child (she's 5), and waiting for the snow/rain mix to come. We're hoping for just snow, but in MD. you usually get a mix of stuff that is, well, a pain in the butt to deal with! The other kids have a half day of school today, so after 12:45pm, I'll have a full house. I'm going to try to get something done around here today, but I have two speeds going right now...slow and stop! lol

Hmmmm. maybe if I concentrate long and hard enough - the rain will stay away and it will just snow, snow, snow! I need to live in the upper Midwest or Northeast! I love snow. There is something about watching it fall that is so peaceful.

Anywho - I have been making tote bags out of some leftover jean tops. I saw Lisa's (tribalcime on MJF) purses and they are beautiful. While I don't need any more purses, I decided to take the leftover jean tops and use them for totes. This way I can go to the library with the kids and carry the books home in them.

The leftover jean tops came about from cutting denim squares for Alee on MJF. A fellow farmgirl and her family are going through a very difficult time right now and Alee has been kind enough to make our fellow farmgirl and her daughter quilts from denim squares. Alot of us on the MJF boards are donating denim squares. I know the quilt will be beautiful when done! I have been lighting a small candle everyday and saying prayers for our farmgirl friend and her family.

Anywho - I have rambled on enough for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and stays warm!! Take care and Happy Crafting!!!!

Last 2 patterns......

Last 2....whew!

Pics of doll clothes patterns (cont.)

More patterns........
UPDATE -Daisy Kingdom and Off To School
have been spoken for!! The rest are
still available.

Pics of doll clothes patterns that I have for barter.

I have these patterns up for barter on the MJF message boards. I'm looking for fabric, trims, yarn, or vintage pics/paper. Thanks!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

It snowed yesterday!!!

Yesterday we got about 2 inches of snow. It was so beautiful, but then it started to sleet and ruined it. :( Anywho, we enjoyed it while it was falling and from what the weathermen say (you know they are wrong most of the time so we'll see), we are supposed to get a "major winter event" tomorrow afternoon into sunday! Go figure since tomorrow is my anniversary! It will be 6 years of wedded bliss to my best friend Charlie! LOL We have been together for 8 years, though. I love that guy! we are supposed to go to a Japanese Steakhouse called Sakura, but if it snows like they are calling for, I'll have to postpone it until next weekend. :( It's ok though because the day we got married was the only day in 2002 that it snowed here! We'll just get out the photo albums and look at how much we aged in the last 6 years! lol More gray hair and a little more weight!

Here are some pics of the snow in my backyard yesterday! It's so beautiful when it snows. Everything looks so clean and perfect!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Making Spring Plans

Ok, so hubby and I were sitting around a fire the other night in the back yard ....... we do that sometimes after the little ones go to bed. I love campfires - they are so relaxing! We started talking about Spring and all of the things we want to do this year. So I compiled a list :

1) Build a bigger fire pit in the backyard

2) Turn the corner of the backyard into a screened in area to sit after we go swimming or to just relax under the tree

3) Build a brick patio to put the pool on so it will be level. (last year one side seemed to sink a little after a bad rain storm.

4) "Try" to grow another veggie garden this year

5) Get rid of all the old toys in the yard ( I'm sure there will be more to replace them! lol)

6) Finally - get some camping time in with the kids. We finally have a pop-up now! I am so excited!

I'm hoping my backyard will take on a new look and be more fun to hang out in.

I still have projects to finish up before Spring, though. My quilt, doing another table top to go on the other side of the couch, and trying my hand at ceramics. I have two kilns , slip, and molds so I am excited about that. Hubby needs to finish the bathroom downstairs too.
Whew, I sure do need more hours in a day! So much to do and so little time! lol.
Anywho, I am off to work on filling up the farm girl fun box that I received Saturday! So much beautiful stuff in there! I am throwing in some more goodies and passing it along to the next farm girl.
Take care friends and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Here are the pics of my table!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thing! I was born in the wrong era!!

Hey all!

I'm back....again. I have been really busy in the 'burbs lately. I just had surgery on the 7th of January and now I am feeling better. I had a procedure called Novasure done. It is when the lining of the uterus gets burned to reduce the heavy bleeding associated with Auntie Flo! I felt crappy for a day or two, but now I'm better with the exception of a sore throat from the tube being in there when I was knocked out!
Anywho - I've been working on a few projects. One is the quilt blocks from the MJF winter quilt block swap! These ladies are so talented. My block paled in comparison, but I had fun doing them. I know the quilt will be great when it gets done! I've also made a table top from some of the gorgeous papers given to me by Lisa on MJF (tribalcime). She is such a sweetheart fro sending them to me. They are pics of Victorian women, children, and objects as well as country pics and a few other types. I took pics of the table with the new "top' on it and I will post them on here shortly. I just wanted to let everyone know that I was still kickin'! LOL
Well, I'm off to see my grand baby - I can't get enough of her!! Take care all and Happy Crafting!!