Monday, October 31, 2011
I probably would have had more time if I hadn't made the hat twice. Why twice? The first version was 'ok'....
but to me, it wasn't 'owly' enough. So I dug through my stash and discovered this lost treasure:
It's a super-thin fuzzy yarn that added the perfect amount of texture to the original yarn. Not bad for $1.19!
I have to reshoot photos of the entire costume. My model has already gone to bed.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
We've been so busy this summer. At least summer school is over. DS1 and DS2 are both happy about that. :)
We try to go bowling at least once a week. The boys are all getting better, and I've managed to keep my form too. Ha.
We've had lots of family visits. Cousins:
And we've been hanging out at the ranch:
And we celebrated DS4's 5th birthday with lots of friends:
I have managed to finish a blanket that I made for my younger niece A. She loved the colors; like me, purple is her favorite!
I have lots more plans for summer; just hope I don't run out of time!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
This is the six of us on the last morning in Colorado. ^^ I'm on the bottom right side, wearing my blue tunic that I finished just in time for the trip. Talk about motivated!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Proof I went to the first game ever with my father and my brother:
Every person at opening night received a commemerative coin made by Corrigan's, a local Dallas jewelry store. The Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs by 11 points on the 11th of October, 1980. (Told you I was a number freak!)
Hard to believe it was 30 1/2 years ago. Clearly I was just a toddler then. :)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
It was the last day of 4th grade, and I pulled him out early to go have lunch with his grandparents! He will enjoy only a week off until his 2-week science camp starts on June 14.
While I usually only craft with yarn, every once in a while, I venture into paper crafting. I wish I could say I was particularly good at it. For a teacher gift, my friends and I (we have children in the same class, and we are the Class Moms) made a pot with paper flowers that held gift cards and notes from the students.
The idea came from Disney's Family Fun website, but we took it a step further. We used a longer pot to allow for more flowers. We also used styrofoam covered with moss instead of including a real plant. One thing I would have done differently is to make the spirals on the stems a little larger and a little 'looser' to allow for the double thickness of card stock.
Ms. A really enjoyed reading all of the notes!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This is 48 stars in 2 different sizes that I just made for a special order. They will be sewn onto striped baby hats! I can't wait to see how they turn out -- I'll be sure to share photos.
PS If you'd like your own red, white, and blue stars (or any other color), visit The Lavender Ladybug. :)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I quickly put the blanket aside to stitch up a long, skinny scarf in this cute combination. As soon as it's photographed, I'll be listing it at The Lavender Lizard.
Monday, May 9, 2011
You may remember that I'll be the September sponsor for The Little Black Box. Well, awhile back, the owner of TLBB, my friend Milly, told me that TLBB will have a themed box for July and asked me to participate (as The Lavender Ladybug, which is my supplies shop). The theme is Make it Yourself Christmas in July, and it will feature (but not be limited to) handmade supplies.
With that in mind, here's a sneak peek at what I'm working on:
(tiny gold metallic star)
I also hope to create snowflakes, silver stars, and white stars. Be sure to check The Lavender Ladybug because these designs will also be available there.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
"Are you lookin' at me?"