Friday, August 29, 2008

Giveaway on Tribalcime's blog!!!

Lisa, a.k.a tribalcime, is having a giveaway on her blog. It's for a BEAUTIFUL pair of lampwork bead earrings. Believe me - I have one of lisa's crocheted bracelets, a bead bracelet, and a "flying witch" necklace, and they are all gorgeous! Go check her out and join in on the fun!! Here's her link:

Have fun and thanks Lisa!!

My newest creation and back to school

Today has been soooo dreary :( I watched my granddaughter for a little while and now it's time to post my latest finished creation and some back to school pics. I made another "nightie" for my hubby ;), and took some pics of the little one's first day of school. Noah started school first and then Ally started a few days later. Poor Noah went back to school with a bad case of poison ivy on his face! I felt so bad for him and he had trouble sleeping at night. He's much better today, though. He's back to his handsome little self!

Hopefully I can get another project started on my crochet hook. I pulled out all of my old issues of the "Workbasket" magazines and seperated them. Most will go on my Etsy shop, but a handful I'm going to keep. I'm also posting a ton of vintage and retro patterns on there too. It takes forever to get everything on there! Finally, I have some handmade purses that I'm gonna put on my Etsy shop!

Maybe I'll make a few buck with the Etsy shop. I hope so.

Anywho - check out my pics and Happy Crafting!

Noah - poison ivy and all!

Ally - so excited to go to school!

Noah and Ally on her first day!

My newest nightie!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school and other thought.....

Well, it's finally here! The first day of school. For awhile there I didn't know if I was gonna make it to this My little ones were starting to drive me bonkers with the "I'm bored", and "There's nothing to do" routines. Ughh. So it was up at 7 am and off to the bus stop this morning - for one child at least.

The school around here do a thing called staggered entrance for the pre-k and kindergarten classes. My youngest, Ally goes for one day this week - Thursday, and then she doesn't go back until day after Labor Day. Now, the schools here have been doing this for a few years now, and I understand why - I think. I do, however, think it's somewhat of a hassle for some parents who work. Just my opinion. But, on a lighter note - I know that they will both be learning full time starting next week.

I put in an application early on in the summer to be a substitute teacher for the school my children attend. I finally got an e-mail Friday saying that I was accepted. YAY!! Now I have to be fingerprinted and attend a "processing orientation" in a few weeks and then I am going back to work!! I am nervous and excited about it. I'll miss being home, but I need to work and bring in some extra money into our home.

On a crafty note - I have completed my latest "nightie" and I will post pics on the next go round. It turned out very cute and hubby loved it! ;p

Anywho - I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Take care and Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Just some pics and thoughts for today

I'm sitting her think about all the things in my house that I love and could never part with. Besides my family, of course, I have ALOT of things that are near and dear to my heart. Could I have actually grown this attched to material things?? I guess I have and I'm sure I'm not the only person who has a house full of treasures that they couldn't do with out.

I've even questioned myself about these things - If I hit the lottery, would I leave this stuff behind? Who gets all of my treasures when I'm no longer a part of this world? Would my family even want to keep any of my things or would they get thrown out or sold? Would my hubby keep my things aroound even if he met someone else if the unthinkable happened? I know these questions may sound strange to some, but I think some of my blogging friends understand what I'm saying, don't you?

I think I could honestly say that I could do without this house in the burbs. I'd much rather be in the country anyhow, but part with my treasures? No way! I have a very strong conection to my things, and most have tons of memories attached. Hubby would have to deal with my old things if we ever struck it

I also think that one never really understands just how much they have until they think about what they couldn't part with. I am truly blessed to have acquired so many things that are dear to me. I'm lucky to be able to enjoy them everyday. I think my treasures speak to others about who I am too. Hmmm...does that make me a crazy, picture loving, yarn collecting, crochet crazy, antique collecting, crafty type of girl?? You bet it does! Proud to be one too!

Anywho - here are some pics of a few favorites that I have made or collected over the years (wow, that makes me sound old!) Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

My grandbabies handprints - need I say more?

I love this credenza & everything on it!

Spice jars from my MIL

My little porcelain babies - they've been around awhile

My Victorian style BATH sign

"stained glass" made with plasctic canvas and yarn

Gallery glass "stained glass" made from an antique cabinet door

Friday, August 1, 2008

Posting away......

Ok, it's soooo HOT here today and I am SICK of Summer! I know that some of you love summertime, but I am one of those Fall/Winter type of gals that love leaves changing colors and that cold white stuff on the ground :) I still love all of you summertime folks anyway ;)

I do have some pics of my newest creation. I found the pattern on a website: and it's for plus size sexy momms like me! lol
I think it turned out really well and I hope the hubby likes it too!

So without futher is my newest, hottest creation!!

Anywho, take care all and Happy Crafting