Thursday, October 29, 2009

Busy Afternoon

I had a busy afternoon. Sorry about the poor quality of the photo, took it with my phone. Fun and easy to make! Thanks for the hair band idea JK!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do I really look like that?

I am beginning this post by showing you what I really look like. Pay no attention to my son. He's sporting the "what's that smell" look. There was no smell, it was windy and he was chatty. We caught him in mid chat.

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

Trunk or Treat

Guess who won for "Most Creative" at this evening's Trunk or Treat? My kindergarten kiddos loved it! It was totally worth freezing my feet, fingers, and part of my tush off. Now how will I top myself next year?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What do you do with 20 lbs of apples?

Can them! I'm sterilizing the jars right now. Then, look out. (pictures to come when finished).

Friday, October 09, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A Picture Journal of the State Fair

Our day at the fair....

We started of by waiting over an hour in line.

What could be so important you ask?
It was worth it.

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.

Project needs:
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.