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Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Yoyos

I am in a Halloween yoyo swap and here are the ones I have received thus far. There are a few more that are to come in the mail yet. I will add them to my Halloween yoyo blanket.
halloween yoyos

I am back...and moved mostly

On September 11th you saw my last post as that was the first day of our move and we lost internet connection that day. Some got confused by what I wrote some thought I was currently pregnant. Sorry for the confusion to all those who wished me a happy pregnancy I am not pregnant I am exactly the opposite at the moment I was pregnant at the time the towers fell. I have an operation in a few weeks and will no longer be able to have children, that is the short version lots of thought went in to this it is for medical health reasons. I am happy for the three I have they are wonderful and dear to me. We have moved but not un-boxed and that may not happen for a while yet to come maybe 3 or more months. To much stuff for the space we now live in and not enough time before I am on bed rest because of the operation i hope to get a ton made while on bed rest. I have made a few things since the last post just not able to show them at the moment as I don't know where they are with the move and all. But here are some other pictures. The little spider was on the porch of our old house on the first day of our move and the tarantula was in our drive way the last day of our move at the old house the dragonfly was on the geraniums sitting on our porch at the new house. Sort of a hi and bye from mother nature.
The tarantula photos came off of my camera phone sorry not better pictures.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you...

I was at the doctors office in the waiting room when I saw it on a little tv. Then I went to see the doctor to be told I had to be on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy. What have you done to make the world better because of this. I have become more God centered and more patriotic much more than I ever thought I would be from the point of view I had as a teenager.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Lost days of summer...

getting leaves from oak tree
When I was a little kid I lived in the country with my grandmother. I grew up surround by fields of corn and cotton with the sound of cows in the background. My summer days I spent chasing butterflies and catching other bugs and things in her big front yard. We went back there for a few days last month and my kids acted just the way I did as a kid. Finding leaves, seed pods, and pine-cones.
seed pods
Sometimes I think they missed a lot not growing up in the country. Other times I think they gained things I never had as well like a best friend who doesn't live over five miles away. I had fun watching them help each other get the oak leaves off the tree so they could show me the funny red bumps on them. I grew up playing with these leaves and the funny red bumps it is nice to know some simple pleasures do not change from one generation to the next. My children and I and my grandmother all had fun comparing leaves. I was curious because I never looked up what the funny red bumps are they produce a little red/yellow/orange little round seed/egg looking thing that I use to call hoppers as they could hop on their own like a Mexican jumping bean. I was always told it was a bugs home but I didn't actually know. I know these trees have gals aka oak apples but I didn't take pictures of them.
oak leafimgp9191oak leaf 2oak leaf 4

Monday, September 07, 2009

Moving day is near...

So moving day happens in the next week and 1/2. Am I ready you would think I would be. But no the other house is not done but we are moving any way such is life. The garage looks a mess and there are two pod units in the yard and on and on. But in all it will be a great move closer to school and family moving back to a neighbor hood where two of our children where born. Old friends already waiting to see us. We have such a great family they have been helping us re-due our old home. All this through all kinds of family trials that you never saw on the blog that would have been TMI which are still happening. Life is good and we move forward. I am helping out at my children's school. There is a teacher there that had a back operation recently and has had a hard time doing things. So I have been doing volunteer work helping out nothing like sitting through the same science lesson 4 times in a day but you know I am having fun and each time it is a little different depending on what the students ask. I have been enjoying that getting to know the other teachers at the school better can't be a bad thing and it will be easier to do once the move happens. He only needs help for a few hours a day for a few months and I am having fun with it. Still leaves me time to work on projects and pack up home hoping to be able to do some big projects in the future if all goes as planned if not life must have something else in store. I am not signing off yet that will happen in the near future as our computer goes from one house to the other. May be a small break in the programing so to speak.

And the winner Is......

This is the winning entry my butterfly girl picked the winner. I think I want the recipe on this apron if it is that good. I will email you today to get your mailing address.Happy Labor day.

Elizabeth said...

My apron story....
Way back in the mid-90's, my aunt sent an apron she'd decorated for my baby sister. She used a pre-printed panel of some sort, and did the fusible web with "paint pen" outlines. (I don't know what else to call them.... they were hugely popular for a while.) The neat thing is that one of the fabric pieces includes a recipe for sugar cookies - the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! Every year when we did the Christmas baking, Becca had to stand still for a few minutes so we could read the recipe off her apron! Now the apron is owned by my daughter, age almost-7. For the last couple of Christmases, she's helped me with some baking.... and just like her aunt so long ago, she has to stand still long enough for me to read the recipe off her apron!

Oklahoma City, OK
emlieser at cox dot net

She added the recipe to the comments section if anyone wants it.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

New bonnet in store today

This bonnet fits 6-9 mos. Made front thrifted found Irish rose that I added too. colors are peach light green and cream. It is in the store as of this morning .
3/4 angle front
chin bow detailsside left3/4 angle back

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mannequin heads (old doll heads)

mannequin heads (old doll heads)
Does any one have the specific requirements for measurements for baby sizes of head from newborn, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-9 mos, 12-18mos 24 mos. I am trying to find doll heads in all these sizes. This is what I have found so far in vintage doll heads. I have a few other heads I use but they are not vintage and I like the look of the old much more.
mannequin heads (old doll heads)
I have taken 3 of these heads into stores and had them fitted with commercial bonnets to figure out the size of baby they would fit. from Left to right it is newborn, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos and the last I have not sized yet it is either 6-9 mos or 9-12 mos. If any one knows the industry measurements for making baby garments for the head I would appreciate it or if you have some doll heads you do not want I promise they will go to a home that will love them and use them in nice ways as display mannequin heads for the bonnets I make. I like that these have different skin tones I would like to get some other skin tones as well to have a nice variety of models so I can have choices when taking photos for show and tell. After looking at these photos I realized one baby head was missing the one I showed with the white baby bonnet which is also a 0-3 mos size shown below.
front 0-3 mostop 0-3 mos

Thank you those that left comments I have figured out that they are sized correctly and the last is 6-12 months which is what I figured it was.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Neck warmer with brooch

I have this habit of making things as if you couldn't guess that by now. I had 1 skein of this really cool purple yarn.
neck warmer with brooch closure
After looking at it for a bit I figured I had just enough for a neck warmer can also be worn as a fuzzy collar.
warn as collar with brooch closure
While boxing some stuff up I noticed that I had some rayon vintage pink and blue seam binding not in its box which is already in a pod unit.
rayon seam bindingvintage seam binding
So humm what could I do with this. I know I will make a brooch closure for the neck warmer that can be worn on other items.It looked kind of plain just the seam binding. So I added the same ribbon I used on the 1912 hat I made a brooch and added it to the neck warmer. Still looked a little plain so I added a vintage fuzzy button to it too.
organza ribbon

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