Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
It's time to send out a fancy apron for the Holiday Hostess Swap. I used the skirt from the dress above (one of the girl's dresses last year) to make the apron, and the black material I took from my Mom's stash. I wish I could have kept the rhinestones around the bow, but half of them had fallen out, so I just used black cord. The lovely Chuck agreed to model the finished product below.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I got a great package in the mail yesterday! I was part of a scrap swap where I sent 3 people my scraps. Here is what Dianah made for me with my scraps. Above, a coffee collar ... check out the steaming cup of coffee! Love it.
Here are two dishtowels, remember that cowgirl material I made the apron out of? Now I have a matching towel! How fun is that?
This is my favorite towel with the Eiffel Tower!
A bookmark, again with the cute cowgirl!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I just thought I'd post the above picture to remind you all of how cute my kids were yesterday. We went to the zoo and had the greatest time. Here they are in a huge bird's nest that was in the bird sanctuary type place. Okay, so now that you've had a good look at them yesterday; take a look at what I found this morning after my shower. Since this happened almost a year ago, I'm pretty careful with my scissors. After much screaming, crying, and flinging my arms wildly around - I asked to bring me the scissors. John brought down my super duper sharp Gingher fabric scissors. How in the world did they find those and what were they doing upstairs?????? I will tell you who he blamed. His exact words were, "The Freeman's took them up there." This from the boy who last night after continually getting out of bed said, "I didn't do it on purpose." You wouldn't believe how much I cried and screamed this morning, I think I'm finally over it and actually laughing a little.
So without further ado, I bring you pictures of the new haircuts in our house.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I got this pattern from a booklet called 12 Exquisite Beaded Ornaments to Knit . It was super quick and easy, but I did leave bars where my double pointed needles joined.
I can't wait to see what kind of ornament I'm getting!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Nikki tagged me with a really fun game! What you do is this: go to your pictures, click on the 4th folder, then the 4th picture, post about it on your blog, then TAG 4 people.
I am tagging ...
TJ (do you and Nicole use different computers?)
And I'm adding one more for good measure, KT
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I know ... I would be crying too if I had my hair cut like that. Actually, she LOVED her haircut, but alas, I, her Mommy did not. She wanted to get her hair cut like "Carlie's" - her favorite brother. The lady cut her some bangs and they were so precious, until she rounded it and added layers. Here she reminds me David Cassidy during his Partridge Family years.
My Mom took a 30 minute drive over to save the day. Of course, little bit wouldn't cooperate since it was 8:30 and she hadn't even had a nap all day yesterday.
In the end, I love this haircut so much more - it fits a little girl a little more. Can you believe how much rounder her face is? I could really just eat it up! What do you all think of it? I'll try to post better pics later.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I made this little bucket organizer thing for my swap partner in the We The People Swap. it's got lots of pockets all around the outside, so hopefully she can puts lots of good sewing stuff in it. It's a Simplicity pattern and frankly, no fun to sew. I'm not sure I'll ever make another.
I messed up, but didn't even fix it. Can you tell a difference between the above and below photo? Well, one of the pieces of vinyl is on the wrong way. The black trim going down the middle of the pocket in the one below is on the inside instead of out. I didn't think it was worth undoing all my work.
And here is my organizer that the lovely Sarah made for me. Isn't in neat? It sets across the seat of a chair and has two rows of pockets on both sides.
I love the fabric combo she used, here's a close up:
Thank you, Sarah - I love it!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We have made a month long committment to NO EATING OUT this month. You know, I don't even think we've gone a whole week in our marriage without eating out. It's sad, yes? We could probably have our morgtage paid off with all the money we've wasted paying for someone else to cook our food and do our dishes. We've (Derek and I, not the kids) have actually enjoyed eating at home; and I'm hoping to lose a little weight. Saturday night we had pizzas and we let the kids make their own. I just had to post a picture of the girl's creations. They were stuffing more cheese and pepperoni in their mouths than on their pizzas. It was cute. (Notice the bite out of Red's pizza crust in the above picture? She also opted for a sauceless pizza - yuck.)
Monday, October 13, 2008
The kids are out of school today for Columbus Day so we decided to do something crafty. We made these snazzy beaded ornaments. Mine is the pink one in the background, Nate's is the colorful one, and Matt's is the green one. Here is John's ....
Not quite a star but he was proud nonetheless. I think he was purposefully making a "Y" for yippee - Christmas time!