Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here are 6 random things about me (These will confirm to you all that I am indeed a freak)
1. I do not like balloons, they are unatural and I cringe when kids have them because then they are sure to pop which scares the crap out of me! To torture me in college my sorority sisters would hide balloons in my bed and since I was on the top bunk I didn't know they were there till I climbed up on the bed.
2. I don't mind being under 5 foot until I need to reach something on the top shelf or something happens like when my sorority sisters store my towels when I was showering, fully knowing that I was too short to reach the curtain rod to remove the curtain down to cover myself. They only gave it back when I threatened to come out in my birthday suit!
3. If I had super powers I am pretty sure that I would be on the bad side! (Is this bad considering that my husband is a police officer?)
4. I hate eating chicken, the mere thought of it makes me what to heave. I only eat chicken in fake forms like chicken wings and nuggets. Chicken that has been just baked with no coating is especially gross to me. Now give me a mdium rare steak and then we will talk!
5. I want to live in Maine. It is ideal weather, I love the sea, and lobster is on my "if I could eat it everyday foods". I peruse travel catalogs and imagine myself buying a house and a boat there that is all weather worn with a beautiful garden.
6. I would much rather talk to someone in person or over the phone than email. I can never tell a person's tone from an email and love the back and forth that goes with conversation.
Now that your fears that you are friends with a freak are confirmed here are the rules for the meme:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag more or less 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
here are the folks i'm tagging:
Bloggin It Up
How About Orange
Monday, September 29, 2008
To celebrate my great month on Etsy I am going to give away your choice of either 250 Mommy/Family cards or 20 invitations/baby announcements. Both items are pro-printed, full color, and the invites will come with matching envelopes. The invitations can be for a baby shower, a birthday, or an upcoming holiday celebration, whatever you need them for.
Just leave a comment with what item you would like and how winning it would make you happy! I will do the drawing this Friday and will announce the winner on Saturday morning.
(Only one comment per person please, make sure you leave contact information. If the winner does not respond in 2 days a new winner will be chosen. )
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
And finally I have to share the awesome scrapbook that was made for AJ by a very talented Etsy artist: J. Leigh Designz!!! I can't wait to add pics to it tonight... very beautiful work!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
not greedy for what's inside them." - Jack Gilbert
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
3. Learning how to sew- This is a dream project meaning that I have every intention of learning but each time I think of how easier it is to use stitch-witchery or fabric glue and put the machine back. I have downloaded cute patterns for bags and pillows... even picked out fabric. Curtains are about all I can manage right now though. I would love to make an apron one day.... anyone want to trade skills? =)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here is a simple apple crafts that is perfect for a last minute fall getogether: take 12 apples, bob them in water to see how each floats, mark a dot at the top that is floating, take the apples out of the water and trace a tea light over the dot, cut as deep as the tealight all the way around, dab some orange juice where the cut is so the apple does not brown (lemon juice works as well), pop the tealights in and viola! Instant center piece. You can also just put the apples in a pretty non-flammable bowl on a table for an inside party. Picture above is from Martha Stewart Living
Here is a great craft from Wondertime... a fave site of mine for cute crafts... see the flower tees from before! Submerge a peeled apple for about 5 minutes in water with 2 tablespoons of salt and the juice from one lemon. Then use a skewer to carve eyes, a nose, and a mouth. The bigger the features, the more dramatic the outcome. Set the carved apple in a warm spot and watch the face of your wise friend emerge over the next two weeks.
Isn't this beautiful?! Yet another work of art from a very talented Etsy seller- IronOakForge
AJ's new tee shirt.... the girl loves her dollies! Made by Ellabee- very cool tees!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Cut some cord to wrap two times around the wrist. Thread the cord through the button holes, keeping the buttons overlapping. For four hole buttons, criss-cross the cord. It is easier if you flip the bracelet over every other button. The nice thing is that the buttons don't slide off so it is easy to keep them in place. Once you are done then you can either tie it off a couple times, or you can use a crimp bead to secure the cord. Easy as that!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
You will move mountains baby!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
2. Lay the T-shirt flat on the work surface, then slip the cup inside the shirt from the bottom, standing the cup upright in the place you'd like to start decorating. Stretch the rubber band over the T-shirt and the rim of the cup, pulling the T-shirt taut.
3. Put the bottle cap in the center of the stretched fabric. Have your child use a marker to make a circle of dots around the bottle cap, keeping the dots fairly close to the cap.
4. Remove the bottle cap. Using the eyedropper, slowly squeeze 20 drops of rubbing alcohol onto the blank spot where the cap was. (Supervise closely or do this part yourself; the alcohol can sting and is dangerous if ingested.) As the fabric absorbs the alcohol, the ink will spread outward in a circular pattern like fireworks. Allow the design to dry for 5 minutes before repeating on a new area of the shirt.
5. Experiment with different shapes — a dotted star, a heart, or concentric rings of dots. To make flowers, when the designs are dry, slip some paper towels inside the shirt and draw stems with markers.
6. When the shirt is done and completely dry, pop it in the dryer for 20 minutes to set the colors, then wash and dry as usual.
Speaking of being in the kitchen, we repainted ours a wonderful pumpkiny orange color. We hadn't planned on repainting, but a little DIY oops demanded a do-over. I love the color though, changed the whole feel to the kitchen!
And finally, a pic of the soon to be one year old... isn't she so big? She is a total camera ham =)
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wendolonia is another blog that is very bento- centered. This woman amazes me! She just had a baby (JUST) and is still making bentos for her little boy and posting fabulous pictures. I love how simple her bentos are and kid friendly. Gabby's lunches are very similar to her little boy's.
Another great store is called Bento Crazy. They have a good amount of bento kits and supplies. I really like red two tier box!I Love Obento is my new shopping site. They have such cute accessories like grass dividers and silicone cups for keeping items seperate. My favorite is these cute apple mayo cups, complete with little spoons that look like worms!
Finally is a new find for the day- Japan Centre. It is a foreign store and all the prices are in pounds, but everything is only 1.49 pounds which is $2.63, not bad at all. There are a lot of people on Flickr who have ordered from there with fabulous results.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
If you haven't, check it out, the link is on the side. In the meantime, here are some designs that I have done in the past few days: