Saturday, December 30, 2006
In other news, I've started a new ballband warsh cloth. I figured that since I had the cotton out and I had the pattern memorized, might as well crank out another. This one is red and turquoise, a housewarming present for my brother and sister-in-law.
We are off to see Cirque de Soleil tomorrow. The kids will love it!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
So, we are just about done with Christmas shopping. I still need to pick up a couple jars of hot pickled garlic for my dad from Jaemor Farms. MIL and SFIL are getting tickets to the Georgia Aquarium since they couldn't do it last year when we gave them as gifts. And then there are my brother's kids. One of them is getting a kid's tattoo set if I can find it.
One of the other artists at the shop previously asked me to crochet some blank cuffs for her to embellish. At first, I said I would but then I got to thinking...my cuffs are unique and original and I don't think I like the idea of her selling cuffs there too, even if they are a little different. I wouldn't mind making her a blank own for her to embellish for herself but no more than that.
We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary this weekend. Well, it wasn't much of a celebration. We went to the mall and did some shopping with the kids and then went to a pizza buffet. No cards were exchanged. It was very low key, and that is ok. One year though, I am hoping we can hike to the Hike Inn at Amicalola State Park.
I am starting the tradition with my girls of making them each something for Christmas. Lulu is getting a hot pink flap hat. Fern is getting a handmade bunny doll. I made the bunny doll several months ago when I had a hankering to make something complete by hand with no pattern. Shades of Little House on the Prairie, I guess. Its just been sitting around since then, so I think I will paint it with a cute little face.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I am dying to paint more but I am out of canvas. Bummer. I do need to finish crocheting some Christmas gifts for some kids we will see this weekend. I am doing skullies and cuffs for a couple of tweenish girls.
I would really like to get this blog looking hip and fun, and learn how to get all of my fave craft blogs listed on the edge. Yeah, I got two listed but it was tedious and I just don't have time to sit down and learn HTML.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Some days, I like to stand directly in front of a wall and be charming and witty. Its just like blogging, except you don't need a computer. Although I have discovered that my dear friend, Helen W, has begun her own craft blog. Sadly, I cannot remember my password for my own blog and cannot leave comments. I asked to have it emailed to me AGAIN. Right now, I can only blog from flickr. Yes, I have actually reproduced. Twice.
I hope Helen will blog about her wonderful felting carrots and other fruits and veggies. They are so cute.
My wrists are killing me. I need to back off the hook but I really cannot afford to with Christmas right around the corner.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Just want to thank my brother for the belated birthday present - a 12 pack of beer and $20 for a pedicure. Now THAT is a great present! My toes are a gorgeous shade of neon pink, and they are buttery soft. Got the old brows knocked back too.
We met some friends for dinner last night. There is a new place called Mojo's just off the Square in Gainesville. The food was great (burritos and stuff), the decor is neat. The service? Meh. Here's a novel idea - if you are required to take orders from the public, speak ENGLISH!
My little one is walking. *sniff sniff*
Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
This hat is still one of my favorite skullies. There's that same damned green yarn again! Versitile!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
My baby turns one today! *sniff sniff*
Saturday, September 30, 2006
First of all, I had maybe 2-3 GOOD friends in high school. Second of all, no one gives a shit what happened to me. I've attempted to reconnect with 5-7 folks from school - I sent an email, then sent one back, I emailed back and that was it. So, I figure that if anyone really cared about me showing up, they would email back.
Redan High School Class of 1986...Party Mix of 86...fuck all ya'll. Man, I've been waiting 20 years to say that. Let me tell you what MY high school experience was like. The girls hated me. I had zero girlfriends. The guys were a little more open and I had lots of guy friends in several grades. I loved vintage clothes, unusual pieces, punk or whatnot. I had a couple friends that lived the vintage/punk thing but that was it. I was a total outsider. But I was so smart.
So here I am now, mother of 2, wife to one. There is no way I could afford to go if I wanted to. Good thing I don't.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Well, can you believe this hat started out as a Yoda hat? I wanted to make a Yoda had with this vintage green yarn I bought off ebay. And damnit, I could not get the ears right to save my life. Mack Daddy spent a good 20 minutes searching Yoda pics online for me, but I just couldn't get the yarn to do what I wanted.
Well, what to do with a green hat with side flaps? Well, I was going to stop with the ruffle. A 'head' of lettuce - get it? And then it was just downhill from there. Unfortch for The Old Man, it is sans croutons because I couldn't crochet a decent one.
So I give you....The Salad Hat. I will probably list this on ebay at some point as we are trying to pay for The Old Man's vasectomy.
I hope I did that correctly. I really, really want that Mason-Dixon book.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
This is the first time I've cross-stitched on crochet fabric. I am not sure I did it correctly - the stitches seem more rectangular and not square. On the advice of my husband (did I just say that?), I outlined the space invader. The eyes still didn't stand out so I added a dollop of glow-in-the-dark puff paint and some pearl buttons. I didn't sew the buttons, just stuck them in the paint.
Is Pac-Man next? Hmmm....
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Its been cool here the last couple of days but it looks like we are back to 90-plus degrees today.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
My hands are killing me so I think I am going to have to put the crochet down for a day or two. Working on the computer trying to list things on ebay doesn't help either.
The weather sure has cooled off here today. Its only in the low 80s. I actually turned the air off and opened the windows. I am literally counting the days until fall. I <3 cold weather!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
So let me take this opp to bitch. I do not care for my new town. We moved here in February and this Mommy Dating is hard. We joined the local MOMS Club, we've been to every park, we've done story time at the library and we still can't seem to make any friends. Part of the problem is that this is a VERY conservative area and I am not. I am support gay marriage and a woman's right to chose. I am not a Christian. I might as well be a leper in these parts. Its also a pretty wealthy area. I just don't feel like I fit in. I would really like to connect with a few cool moms. Don't I sound pathetic?
I have met some other homeschooling moms online and maybe that will pan out. I just get tired of meeting a new mom, chatting, giving my number out and never hearing from them again despite a perfectly pleasant convo. Its like dating and being rejected all over again. I don't think I am that weird. I really miss my old friends.
Monday, August 07, 2006
I finished a cuff today. I've been seeing them around, love to look at them on flickr.com. I really like the way this turned out. I just used some scraps, plus some of the new Red Heart turquoise that I bought recently. I also snagged some bits and bobs from my daughter's craft stuff. I figured that since I spent most of the morning organizing it, I was entitled to a few sparklies.
Progress on the red/pink/purple log cabin blanket. I took this pic outside and it does a much better job of showing the colors. I think I am going to do three strips on each side and then do a cherry or hot red border with a picot border.
I got my first (but hopefully not my last!) ROAK package today from a lovely fairy godmother in Michigan! She sent several scrap balls of yarn. I have added them to my scrap rotation in the car to be crocheted into motifs or squares. Thank you!
I am hoping to one day make this blog cool-looking with fun buttons and a new topper header dealy etc. I am not computer saavy so I would appreciate any help!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
OK, here is my very first crochet-related post. Hopefully, my husband will stop flapping his trap long enough for me to focus on this. I am kidding, of course. Love you, babe.
I am making yet another baby blanket, of original design. Its a variety of pinks, reds, and purples. Who knows where it will take me but so far, I am lurving the colors. For some reason, the colors are not that true. I should have taken the photo outside.
After I showed The Old Man my scissor fob, I could tell he was thinking, "This is what you did with your day?"
Haven't you ever searched high and low for your scissors? Didn't you think, "Hey, a big ass crocheted curly dangling from my scissors would solve that prob-lemo!" Well, there you go, ya big ho cake.