Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
So far, this is the 2nd one I've made and I totally love it. I'm thinking I'll need to make a few more. Definitely a 2 day job (unless you like spending an entire day in your sewing room, then it's just a 1 day job).
Pattern: Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool & Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool
Needle size: 13
Additional material: felting needles and mat
Pattern: Bella's Mittens
Yarn: Cascade 220, 2 hanks
Needle: size 8 double pointed & one cable needle
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Fast forward to this morning. We are sitting in the living room, reading the paper, admiring the rain and the ice that's forming a crust over everything. Then we remember about the cookies...
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I know when you finally decided to come to Lincoln to enlighten us with your wit and charm you will inquire about me. I will gladly meet you, shake your hand, laugh at your jokes. I can't deny that you're a funny guy. However, when you fall to your knees and beg to be my devoted butler, commenting on my whit, charm, hair, and ignoring that I've put off waxing my eyebrows (again) I will have to say, "Nay, Jim.....nay!"
You will undoubtedly throw yourself to the ground sobbing and wailing, "Why dear Seesaw, why?!?"
I will remind you of this:
Don't mess with my hobby pal!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
The little guy's pumpkin. He designed it and carved it this year (with supervision). One of the teeth sacrificed itself during the carving process. The little guy said, "I wish it had 2 teeth. It probably would have been scarier with 2 teeth." Ummmmm, ok......
My pumpkin. If you know me, you'd understand. I don't do scary....
Hubs pumpkin. The little guy helped him pick out a design. Very nice!
Hubs preparing to go out at night. The glow stick is for safety. Do you think it's in a prominent enough position?
So nice I didn't even need boots!
I have two of the cutest guys in town! I'm not even sad one is a zombie.
Met up with the little guy's buddy that lives across the street. Halloween is a lot more fun with a friend to get scared with!
I'm playing the part of the girl that manages to fall down 50 yards ahead of the zombies and still doesn't possess the skills to get up and run away....
More convincing when he puts his mask down. Wouldn't you agree?
Fun guy that performed a magic show for the kids after giving them candy. Too bad he ruined it by putting a business card in their Halloween bags.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I wore a 'costume' at the Trunk or Treat event at my school. I'm not one for dressing up in an entire get up. I spent most of my creative energy on the car (which wasn't that much). So, when the little guy and I went to the grocery store a couple of days before the event, I picked up some goofy glasses and teeth to throw on. So long as I didn't need to put on gloppy makeup, I was happy.....until I saw a photo of myself.
Stop taking that drink before you see this.
I wondered why my adult friends were laughing SO HARD! A couple of them said they wouldn't have know it was me if they hadn't seen me put the getup on. I'm thinking that's a good thing.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
We started of by waiting over an hour in line.
We followed it up with foods we've never tried. Since this is the last year for the state fair to be located in our beautiful city, we felt it was justified.
Then we got down to business looking at the animals, riding the rides, and having lots of fun.
Ending the day with a traditional funnel cake. Great day with my two favorite guys.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Our therapy dog at school passed away last year. His ‘mom’ Susie asked me if I could do anything with the hair they shaved off of him prior to his amputation (and passing).
This is one of the projects I made for her hubs.
I used Mountain color top for the base mat and, after washing/carding the dog hair, I replicated his footprint using a felting pen.
The dog hair was washed in a salad spinner. I used a drop of Dawn dish washing detergent to get the oogies out. Then I gave it 2 more cold water washes to get the remaining dirt out.
I combed it with some combing cards I picked up last year.
This was my first needle felting project. It was pretty quick to do. I left the footprint fuzzy on purpose as Zeke was a very hairy Golden Retriever.
I mounted it in a shadow box.
I hope they like it.
Needle felting mat: size large
Pen style needle felting tool: for small projects, holds 3 needles max.
Red top: I used some Mountain Colors that I picked up on vacation.
Dog hair: Zeke was a Golden Retriever. His leg was amputated months prior to his passing. At that time, Susie collected some of his hair based on a conversation we had MONTHS prior to knowing Zeke was even sick.