Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday - Halloween is coming

My 3 year old Grandson Michael playing with his daddy in his new football uniform. Wearing Raiders #21, his Papa coached Naamdi when he played Pop Warner. I think he had a great start...don't you?

Friday, October 22, 2010

LHS Homecoming 1975

Tonight, 35 years later, we will be attending Homecoming. Wow! Time flies when you're having fun. I'm a Wife, Mom & Nana now! Just a silly little girl then.

Gatorade container pumpkins

Good morning and Happy Friday. These cute little pumpkins were made with recycled Gatorade containers. I cut the faces from black vinyl using the Happy Hauntings Cartridge. I painted the lids green, added silk leaves and that is it. They are perfect for adding a battery operated votive light and lining your driveway, or filling with cookies or candies for a great giveaway for a neighbor, co-worker, manicurist, teacher etc. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back on after Sinus Headache relief.

Eww I do not like sinus headaches. It is still lurking but manageable today. Didn't even have my grandson yesterday. :(

Well, my new kick is repurposed stuff to hold foodie gifts for the upcoming holiday. Now I don't drink sweet drinks, so I bought this Countrytime Lemonade and poured the contents out into a baggie that someone will benefit from so I could have the container. Isn't she cute. It is gonna contain my Snowman Soup and a little tag.

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Weekend Project

Good morning and Happy Monday. Every year my husband goes for a 5-day trip to build houses for the poor. I try to accomplish something when he is gone. I am a messy crafter and love doing all kinds of crafts so I need the materials to do that. Well, then I accumulate craft supplies. I enlisted our daughter Melissa to come help me, promising her lots of goodies to take with her, lots of good food and a sense of accomplishment. Now we only have a 10 x 10 space to work with so it is not perfect but it is so much better. I will post the before pic later tonight.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Let's celebrate baby girls today

For my great niece Sadie. Filled a basket with special handmade treats. Burp cloths that just get better as you wash them. Closet markers. She has enough clothes to change several times a day. One of my famous diaper cakes. 90 diapers to make. I love the baby washcloth and spoon lollypop, and the spa socks for the mama shaped into a cupcake highlighted some of the goodies. And then we had to go visit when she was brand new and give her a hug and kiss.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Thursday

This hat is Orange with leaves on top. My niece Sadie is going to be a pumpkin for her first Halloween. She needed evening wear! I also made her an infant headband orange with the leaves for daywear!
I enjoyed a zoo day with my daughter and grandson yesterday. We read from the new Halloween book I brought him. Cliffords First Halloween. Michael likes me to read it over and over until he can "read" it back to me.

I also knitted 4 hats for my 7 hat order. I still need to add the daisy to them but the colors are beautiful. Melissa fell in love with this new craft so she took me to Michaels and luckily I had a coupon so I got her her first set of looms too. She did great.

Have a great day. The weekend is almost here!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Soft Infant Headbands with felt design & embroidery

These are fun. So soft. Adorable on a baby girl. Velcro allows you to mix and match. My favorite is the sunflower and watermelon. Oh I love the ladybug too. Ok...I love them all. These are the colors I have but I can mix and match so if you want a purple watermelon...ok.

My newest favorite apron to make

I have made several of these frilly retro aprons and the Christmas ones are in line next.

Tuesday Treat

It is Tuesday. My first Friday of the week as I do not work on Wednesdays.

I finally designed my 3 x 3 calling card for the Cricut Circle. I plan to swap them either by mail or if I ever get to attend an event.

I tested many different designs and had to consider the quantity (hundreds) that I would need to make. I knew I wanted them to have tulips of course and reflect me without needing to see my name.

I decided on a tulip from the Create a Critter cartridge. I decided to stick with the same design but make different color combos to relieve boredom. My first batch has a pink tulip with a green gingham and blue dot background. I may add a "terra cotta" pot but haven't decided yet. I made 10 last night and keeping that pace should be painless. I decided not to do any embossing or inking because of the quantity reqired.

I will post a picture but I forgot to take one.

Have a great day!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Monday

It's Columbus Day but just another work day for me. My creative mind and fingers want to be home doing crafts. I have so much to do. My newest projects are using my Knifty Knitter Looms. So far I have made 4 hats with flowers. One in Ucla colors for the crosstown rival game, a punkin' one for Sadie, this adorable white one and a purple one for my friend Anne. Gonna make some pink ones in case I need them in the future. hint hint

Dinner is done for tonight. We have preplanned leftovers of BBQ ribs, potatoes and green chili enchiladas. mmmm

Have a great week.


Friday, October 8, 2010


Used my Cricut cartridges.

Mini Monograms for the scallopped square
Stand and Salute for the ribbon
Wedding Solutions for the cross
Wild Card for the phrase
Stickled in pink

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Tuesday

Goal is to BLOG more! I have so much to say and do!!!

Getting ready for Halloween. This gloomy weather certainly is helping.

Enjoyed using the Martha Stewart Glow in the Dark glitter for a surprise for my baby brothers family. We'll see if he thinks it is scary enough or too cute.

Have a great day!

Tomorrow is Wednesda, my favorite day of the week.