Friday, August 31, 2012

My Youngest daughters 16th birthday!!

Here are the pictures before she got home!! I got the balloons banners and party supplies from the dollar store. The roses were 18 for $9.99 if you got the mixed colors which were perfect. I took out 2 so there were 16 in her vase!! I loved the cupcake cake they got me on my birthday so thought I would do the same for Alyssa. The cake is bright pink with sprinkles which are a little hard to see. We are having family over for dinner Alyssa loves spaghetti with meatballs so I can make alot cheaply and easily (got to keep that in mind since I don't have a job right now)!! Thank goodness for etsy and ebay and my site for keeping food on the table haha!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Made Peanut Butter cookies and giant Sugar cookies

I made peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips and giant sugar cookies with vanilla sugar sprinkled on top!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My New Owl Pillow!!

Here are my newest creations!! I love how the wool owl came out!! I updated Etsy with my new Halloween and Fall Items my link in the side bar!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Feeling in the mood to make snowmen!!

 He has a homespun scarf and rusty stars on his tummy.

I found these new bent carrot noses!!

All the hats and scarves are crocheted. I am working on some knitted snowmen to. The snowman above has a wool felt nose.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Made Wool pillows!!

I bought wool like the rug hookers use and made some Fall and Thanksgiving pillows with it. There are so many fabulous prim colors!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A few new Fall items I finished this morning!!

 This wool yarn is called fisherman. I thought it would make a good pumpkin.

I loved this fabric with squares and thought they would make good bowl filler pillows!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This week was hell!!

I have had one of the worst weeks. I know the economy isn't the best to be quitting my job but running a fast food restaurant is extremely stressful and very time consuming. The constant inspections and the the level of competence has declined a lot over the last 10 years. So I threw in the towel and am going to start over. I am going back to school and finish my degree in nursing. I know its not going to be easy but it sure beats the hours I put into that store. I thought the Army took over my life but that store was sucking the life out of me. It was making me an angry miserable person and life's to short to live that way. Its funny, once you realize half your life has gone by you start to look at the next half very carefully. I had to make some changes to save myself. I'm scared to death, but so relieved.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Santa Mouse and Candy Cane!!

 I just love how his sheep wool beard came out!!

I love this fabric for the candy cane because it looks like it has been stitched.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I got a space at the MarketPlace!!

I got a small space at the MarketPlace!! I was on a waiting list to even get in. I hope I sell some things!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My cake, balloons and me!!

Here's the cake my kids had made for me.

My 15 year old daughter road her bike to the King Soopers grocery store at 9am and got me the balloons and flowers. I don't know how she held it all and rode her bike home. I cried when she came in the door she can be so thoughtful some times.

Here I am before we went to dinner at PF Changs. I love my kids so much!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm the BIG 40 today!!

Well I was just welcomed into the BIG 40 club!! I'm sewing hanging out with my husband and kids today. We are having dinner at PF Changs this evening. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Running a bit behind, went to the Farmers Market this morning!

I'm a bit behind posting today. I chopped up the okra and sweet potatoes to freeze for the winter. I got lots of fruit for the girls to munch on. I'm going to make a salad with the white and purple bell peppers. I have never seen those colors before. Oh and I'm going to make fried green tomatoes this week!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Got some tatting and made a few things!!

My great-grandma Nettie on my mothers side tatted. My grandma said she never could get the hang of it. I bought a tutorial kit so I could learn how. I guess we'll see how long it takes me to learn. But I got these tatted items from Vicki Lambert of DoveCountry Tatting she sells on ebay and Etsy.  I loved her trees and snowflakes.

 I loved this larger snowflake and used wool felt to make the face.