Hope you are having a safe and fun Halloween.
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I have a wish list on ravelry of patterns I would like to make. Thank you in advance for being kind and saying thank you back. Love Sunshine
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
My youngest daughter wanted this kit and since her sisters would be away we decided it would be her special treat to make on her own. A Haunted Halloween Cookie Castle. I don't know he doesn't look scary to me just real sad I think it is the door that does it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
BIG BIG SALE
More than 1/2 of all the stores items are on sale
NOW 50% off sale for the holidays please see clearace sale section in store for specials. I have tried to feature the items for sale on my side bar and will adjust it as things sell out.
I will be away from the computer from Oct 30- Nov 1st so I may not be up to date on the side bar during those dates. But the Clearance Sale area in the store will always be accurate.
Clearance Sale 50 % off
After December 20th some these clearance items will either be removed from the shop and never returned to it or go back to their normal price. This is the last chance to get them at this price.
(discount is already applied to sale items see item description for original price all other items at normal price)
Monday, October 26, 2009
* 1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
* 2 teaspoons butter, melted
* 1 pinch salt (I like sea salt better flavor)
I wash and let the seeds dry over night (remove all the pumpkin fibers)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Two of my kids carved pumpkins one used stuff like Mr. Potatoe head, but made for pumpkins, and made hers, has three faces on it. Each is unique I cheated mine is foam I didn't cut one this year but he looks cool all the same.
Ok the kids would not have it that mom wasn't mom this year. I usually decorate for Halloween as it is my favorite holiday. But this year since the day before Halloween I will be in the hospital and such didn't want to deal with taking it all down nore would I be able to. So my kids kept pestering till I agreed some and then I asked husband if he would take it all down, usually my job. He agreed so here you have a front door draped in black garbage bags cut length wise into long strips that are stretched that are held up with tabs that are supposed to hold up Christmas lights made it easy to hang. We are not putting everything up this year my tree and caldron and a few other things are actually decorating my husbands work and he will have to bring them home and put them away. I will take another photo once it gets darker so you can see the effects of it all minus the eerie sound and fog machine. The kids actually cut all but one bag which I did to show them how it was done then it was my job to hang and stretch the bags as they cut more to hang. About ten bags total was used. Earlier in the day these had been blowing real eerie like but it has since rained and they are heavy with water. Oh and that is just a little kids plastic trick or treat pumkin that we found thrifting a few years ago that is being used as the porch light for fun.
Friday, October 23, 2009
We have a tradition of making cookie houses at Easter, Halloween and Christmas this is this years house. We have bought a kit for several years now. When we first started I made them from scratch sad to say time just doesn't allow that any more. But the kids still have fun with this. We still like to add other things to the kits. either other frosting or candies and cookies and just stuff.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My youngest daughter and I had some Mommy and daughter time today. While the other two girls had a daddy daughter night. She felt kind of left out so we made some cookies she decorated five and I did five. That makes two for each family member to eat.
While in California I took some photos of silhouettes that my grandmother had. I have a collection of family silhouettes that hang in my dinning room. I wanted to add to these images. So I took photos of some my grandmother had that I did not. Some are in real bad shape so I sat down at the computer for a while to fix the images up so you could see what they should look more like I am not done with this as of yet as you can tell these are splotchy hard to take photos through glass. when I find my Silhouette paper and scissors I will cut new ones of these and add them to my wall. Some I have not had the time to fix yet. So some of these are an after some a before but they all had damage. I have cut new silhouettes of my own family that hang on my wall and other other peoples families. But that was free hand and not using a computer I like the free hand more but these where too fragile and not mine so I could not bring them home. With the aid of the computer I can still cut these free hand just by seeing the image on the screen and have a set of them. Which is pretty cool as my great grandmother I never met so it is a silhouette that I would have never seen in real life.
My mom and aunt
my Tia (aunt)
My Biza Avo ( my great grandmother)
Monday, October 19, 2009
While at the moon festival there was this drum show. I only recorded a small portion of it. I loved the rhythms and the beats and the way the musicians inter-played with each other while still keeping the beat.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
With the move and two trips to California in the last two months you have probably wondered what happened to all the things I usually make. Well I am still making things it is just I have a very large project that I have to get done. I will be posting more items in the near future just have to get this done first. I have some more stuff from the Moon Festival still to post and stuff from the Renaissance fair still too. That stack isn't getting smaller here while I type gotta go take care.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This is the front page of the Hanford Sentinel From Oct 5, 2009 if you look close you can see my kids are on the cover page watching the Cal Poly Lion dancers. If you look close at this page you will also notice the Renaissance fair that we went to later in the day.
IN THE NEWS
I have a video but blogger isn't letting me post it for some reason it is having issues loading. OK since when do you have to have a YouTube account to post a video on blogger.
IN THE NEWS
As most of you know we have moved recently. We had been working on remodeling the house before we moved into it and there is still plenty of work to be done. I like real bright rich colors and wall paper my husband likes paint this is the compromise. We picked red for the front room color what do you think. You can see a little bit of the color that is in the kitchen too the bright yellow.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Just wanted to share this photo I took it while staying the night at my older sister's house on the way to California for my Vavo's birthday. Since Then I have had hail, light snow and fog in Utah and this butterfly was only 1 1 /2 weeks ago. Amazing how fast seasons change.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I was looking on Clover's sight and they have new yoyo makers coming out in November in the shape of butterflies and four leaf clovers. I will definitely have to get them especially the butterfly ones for my butterfly girl. The funny thing is when I buy these types of things I always have to buy more than one set as my kids always want to try them too. The image in this post I captured from the clover sight it is not my photo I just wanted to be able to show you what I saw there. If you like yoyos this should be a cool new tool. I have been making clovers already but I used hearts to make them. I have also already been making butterflys by just doing a few extra stitches in a normal round yoyo but this looks nicer than what I came up with. Doesn't look like it is able to be ordered yet hopefully soon.
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