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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

to curl or not to curl

When a little kid really wants a costume, they will do any thing for it.
Mine wanted to be Glenda, the Good Witch, for Halloween. She wanted the curls and all. I really didn't want to do curls, but she cried that she wanted curls.

The part I am leaving out is that these are curlers that she would have to sleep on, the rollers to have. So, she cried until she got her way rollers in the hair.

How many little kids want to sleep on rollers? All of mine do. Crazy kids; crazy mom for doing it. If all three of them want curls, I am putting rollers in for over 2 hours -- close to three. The oldest takes the longest, then the middle kid, then the littlest one. At least this is the littlest so it was the quickest one to do. My kids have a lot of hair and it is long. Here are the results.

Yesterday in my post

Yesterday, in the post, came two small boxes, both were a gift from Tina Michelle at MJF.

There were 13 videos for my kids. They are all excited, especially the youngest. She said she wants to watch them all first to make sure they won't scare her sisters. The funny part about that statement is that she is the one who gets nightmares from movies, not her sisters. None of these look nightmarish to me. We didn't have any of these movies, so the kids are all excited and want a movie night to watch them all. I don't think that is going to happen since that would take a few days. Thank you, very much, Tina. I have a box to send to you. I will post a photo here after you get it to keep it a surprise. Thank you, again; the kids think they are great!

yo-yo friends

I have been asked by Newheart how to make a tutorial on how to make a yo-yo friend. So, I will start this and post it; should be up by Friday, if all goes as planned.

Monday, October 30, 2006


So you call the mall kid photo studio to have a sitting at 4:30.

They say, "Great; we have an opening." All is good; you think you will miss the mad rush on Halloween when everyone trick or treats at the mall. You get the kids ready and get there 15 minutes early so no one takes your spot.

At 5:45, "Oh, we can take your photo now." Only one person has taken photos in that whole time, and they had one kid ( four shots done). I have no clue why the wait.

We take photos; wait about 30 minutes to see them on the computer screen. Don't know what the photographer was thinking because they have a digital camera and should have been able see that my middle child's eyes where closed in all but two photos out of ten.

Wait another hour or more; take photos again as we wait for two other families to take their photos. Haven't a clue what three employees where doing while one was taking photos. Take photos again; now it is about 7:30 p.m. Another family takes photos.

So, in three hours of waiting and three times watching Disney's Robin Hood movie over and over, four families including ours have taken photos.

Now at 7:45, my pictures should be printed but they aren't because the machine just broke. Oh, when do you think it will be fixed? We don't know. We can mail you your photos in about seven days.

This is just ridicules. I just ordered 13 sheets plus a cd. So I say, "Fine; the kids and I are tired." They don't even offer a free photo, so I ask after all this and they say, "Oh, yeah, I guess you can have that."

I got them in my email already; just not cropped and formatted with words like I designed them to be, but oh, well, here is one. So much for the tradition of always having a new picture on the wall on Halloween day. I guess I will be fine with one on my blog for now.

Just so you know, I purposely left out the company name as they usually do a great job. So I really don't want to give them bad press because I like the company a lot and will use them again. I think they just had a bad day. Us, too!

Thank you for listening; I am better now.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Let the festivities begin

Looks like Halloween is here, and the fun has just begun.The kids are already going to parties.

Gift from Oregan Gal

In the post today I got a package from Oregon Gal at MJF.

It was supplies to make yo-yos, in sets of four so that they can be added to our table topper. I think they will be a lovely addition to it. Thank you, very much; the girls were all excited when they saw them. Hope to have them done and on in the next two weeks.

Etsy hair wraps (scarfs)

Four new hair wraps for etsy in three colors, burgundy, dusty pink, and rose (sort of mauvish).

They come in three different lengths:
  1. Short, 40 inches long
  2. Medium, 60 inches long
  3. Long, 80 inches long
These will be posted at Vintage Threads, Inc. on etsy within the next hour.

  1. They are all 1 1/4 inches wide
  2. Hand crocheted
  3. Made with vintage crochet thread (all the labels read boil fast not colorfast as people use to boil clothes to get them clean)
  4. Each comes on a card to keep neat while shipping and can be used to keep them pressed and neat looking when not in use.

etsy romanian crochet needle lace bonnet

This is a handmade baby bonnet, size newborn to three months .
  1. Hand-stitched needle lace filling stitches
  2. Handmade Romanian Crochet Cord
  3. Picot double-sided satin ribbon
Sure to be an heirloom piece in any family.
Machine washable; very strong lace. This item will be at Vintage Threads, Inc. etsy today.

etsy Preemie dress or doll dress

Preemie baby dress; doll dress; wall decoration.

  1. Handmade from vintage 100% cotton pillow case
  2. Machine embroidery, pink bow
  3. Handmade antique tatting edging neck, sleeves, hem
  4. Antique mother of pearl button closure
  5. 2 Antique lace insertions on bodice and hem
  6. Pink double-sided satin ribbon
  7. White organza ribbon rose with green double-sided satin trim
  8. Length 31 inches, neck to hem, 12 inches around waist, 5 inches around sleeves, 3 inches from neck to empire waist
  9. Padded hanger included

Lovely dress for decoration on wall or vintage doll or that special gift for a person with a little preemie baby girl.

This item is listed at Vintage Threads, Inc. on etsy.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Etsy/ Wip quilt/ Meeting

Here is my WIP for Friday, and probably a long-time-to-come type of project.

I am in the process of straightening all these scraps of fabric. Turning them into this, on left, to be stored in clear totes until they can be cut and sewn and converted into this, below, partially-done quilt or table topper; haven't decided which it is going to be, yet. This is being hand pieced with the English paper piecing method. There actually is a pattern here. Each flower has a solid center surrounded by fabric in the same color family. It just looks random.

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New items for Vintage Threads, Inc., on Etsy will be posted on Saturday because I am in meetings all day today.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pumpkin Decorating

Today, at school, the kids in First Grade decorated their pumpkins.

It isn't exactly carved, but it is cute, any way.

Alien ooze

On Monday my husband and kids were doing a Halloween experiment.

You get 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water, green food coloring to desired color, and a pinch phosphorescent powder, then mix it all together. Then you charge it with a flash light and you have "Alien Ooze".

This is a fun experiment with kids because, if you put your fingers into the concoction slowly, it is liquid in state and sticks to you like liquid does. If you hit it hard with your fingers, your fingers can't even penetrate the surface of the mixture. The kids where real intrigued by the whole thing. The interesting part is that you can do both at the same time. One kid can hit it; at the same time another kid is putting their fingers in slowly, and both reactions are happening simultaneously, within inches of each other.

It's the great pumpkin...

In our family, the "Great Pumpkin" is my Vavo.

Yesterday, while I was out, a package came. One of Vavo's junk boxes, as she likes to call them.

It's main theme was Halloween, sprinkled with Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Chinese Moon festival, 4th of July and our little cousin's birthday party favors.

It had candy, statues, Halloween socks, party poppers, metal tins in lots of holiday themes, Halloween party favors, birthday Strawberry Short Cake party favors, markers, stickers, chop sticks, activity books, gift bags, calender, cards, stick pin for the 4th of July. An all-around, every-season-of-the-year, party box.

If you look closely, you will see an orange paper with my Vavo's art doodles on it. We have a whole book of these; we collect them because they are very special to us. Not to many kids have bi-monthly art doodles that their great-grand mother made for them.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Let them eat cake

It is really not as bad as it looks.
This is actually a cake to celebrate a 10 year anniversary of my husband's computer group. the group uses LINUX and this is the mascot/symbol of that.
Want to make this cake tutorial here.
Just want to see more photos of the cutting of the cake a few have my silly husband Thayne in them go here.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A time to rest

Saturday I went to my sister-in-law's baby shower.

I spent the previous night and most of that day trying to finish a flower blanket for the baby girl-to-be. I also made a lot of individual cheese cakes for the party. I wish I had been able to finish the blanket I still had about 45 more minutes of work before it would be done; she will get it next Saturday. Oh, well, I would do it all again just to make a gift for someone I care about. She did see it at the party; I think she liked it. I may make her something else, if I have time.

I ended up getting about 2 hours of sleep. My husband had spent most of the weekend driving to and from Nevada to chop wood for his granddaddy,

so he had just as little sleep as I did. It finally hit us Sunday after Church. He crashed on the couch. I think it is just cute, he and our littlest; he didn't even know she was there. She crawled up after he was asleep. She really wasn't asleep yet, she peeked right before I took the photo when she heard the camera go on. If you look, she has the start of a smile. Then peeked again after the photo; then went to sleep. If you can't tell, she is taking a nap in a Halloween costume. It was never one she wore on Halloween (just for dress up) but it is fitting for October.

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