Thursday, November 11, 2010

more ice skates ......

snowflake pendant I made myself ....

more lil ornies ...I love the way they look on that tiny silver display tree..

Just a few pictures of some of the things I have been busy working on . I will have a few things listed on etsy and ebay soon busy working on it ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

lil Americana Snowman Ornie ......

Hello everyone ,I have been busy trying to figure out this pattern thing . This is my first pattern I have done to share and I am not sure what I am doing yet lol .So I am giving it out as a freebie. You can all test it out for me : ) I am not sure how good my instructions are ,I find it hard to explain how I do things and wonder if it makes since to others at times . I have the link in the side bar so just click on the picture there and it should take you to the file to download or print it .I hope so anyway ,if you have any problems getting to it just leave a comment and let me know and I will respond as soon as I can . I did a set of these lil guys a couple years ago and sold them on eBay .As I was going through some things over the week-end I came across the pattern and figured hey I am going to give this a try .And many hours and frustrations later here we go : ) But hey only one way to learn something and that is to try right ....And I have promised to do so for a couple years now it was due time I sat my bum down and started to figure it out . If this does ok there will be others to follow .This lil guy has a couple partners that went with him so they might make an appearance soon . Ok I am off to make hubby and the kiddo's some supper I will chat at you all soon .Oh by the way I set up an account on face book as well it is a work in progress but the link is in the sidebar as well :) Have a good evening


Friday, May 7, 2010

Good morning everyone, I worked on these images yesterday for some room sprays I was making. Thought I would share them with you .Just click on each one to bring it up larger in a new window, right click and save :) I was thinking that first one would be cute on a handmade mothers day card or whatever .

Just a couple pictures of the roomsprays I was working on. An idea for a gift you can make that special someone .I added a wing with a bit of glitter to the images and stamped a pretty design on the outside edge of the image .used mod podge to attach everything .

Tomorrow we are headed to my grandparents estate auction. I have to say it is going to be a hard day I think .A day that will end a chapter in my life ,and that last page will be hard to close as I walk away tomorrow when it is over . At one time in life this was family that was so close to us when my mom was alive anyway , so many memories with all of them and so much time spent with them growing up . Then it all disappeared pretty much after her funeral . After so many harsh words were spoken to my father about my mom's care and such. There were family members that refused to believe she had cancer was dieing and made things so much worse then they had to be. I fully understand what Dad had to put up with back then after hubby got sick last fall and i dealt with it from some of his family. Mom's doctor took them into a room tried to explain it all but they would not listen to reason and were very harsh to my father . And now years later after Grams passed away a couple years ago . My brothers and I being the ones to receive Mom's portion of the will.... well lets just say I have an aunt and uncle that the only word i could use to explain them both would be greed and heartless way to much to expalin . Do I love them both yes very much so, only want the best for them in life ,but the pain they cause to so many family members is beyond what I could explain.When I myself do not understand them myself. So I am not looking forward to tomorrow ...But need to be there for myself see if I can get a few of Grams and Gramps things to put away for my kiddo's .And a few treasures I remember from a wonderful childhood full of memories with all of them .
As for my Auntie Bev...Thank-you for remembering us kids knowing we are family and treating us as family . Mom is smiling down on you and so proud of you I know she is ,as is Grams :)You are such a kind hearted wonderful lady always know that and never let anyone tell you otherwise Bless your heart .
Sunday is my nieces graduation so we will be going to that then probably home to do some yard work . I pretty much try to ignore Mothers day it is a day my heart aches .But yet a day that I am so proud to be the mom of four beautiful kids ,I am so blessed to have in my life they are my heart .
I would like to tell all the Mom's out there Happy Mothers day !!!! a bit early I will not be on the computer much over the week-end busy busy busy the next few days . I hope you all have a wonderful week-end !!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lil Raggedy Annies

Hello everyone,I hope you all had a wonderful week-end .I just got these listed on ebay here is the link

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good morning everyone,It is so beautiful here this morning ,I was out watering some of the flowers I have uncovered .Need to get the rest of them cleaned up this week they are growing so fast .It has been so nice seeing the green starting to show and letting some fresh air in the it!!!!!

I did this candle jar up for my table over the week-end. I love anything with birds, eggs and nests so just had to make one .I used the graphic above for it ,you are welcome to use it . Just find a clear jar, place some moss in the bottom of it .I painted some paper mache eggs up and placed 3 in there. Printed the graphic off to fit the back of the jar used some mod podge to attache it facing the inside of the jar .Then covered the back of the image with some coffee stained rice paper ,any paper or fabric that shows on both sides would work that you like .Then I glued the same bird graphic over the coffee stained and other image so it could be seen on the outside of the jar as well.Then coated the outside image with some more modge podge .Then just place a glass votive or whatever you like that will fit in the top of the jar.I used an old blue glass cylinder I had . Then put flicker candle in very simple. These would make really cute gifts for friends and loved ones .Mothers day is coming soon :)Just one idea for some of my lil ol graphics .

And here is another idea ,I used some little boxes from valentines day the little sampler Russel stover ones . I got plenty of them on clearance very cheap for the kiddo's and just had to come up with an idea for them . The kids ate the chocolate and mom played with the box's :)I just took one apart traced a pattern onto paper and covered them with mod podge and pretty paper .I have been playing with pressed flowers lately so I added one of those to the box as well .I can't wait for my own flowers to grow so I can get busy and press some of those .But anyway another idea ,they are perfect for jewelry.

Last night Hubby and I went to the high school .My youngest son made honor society at school and they had a little ceremony for them .Rather proud of him ,he only has one more year of high school left then he is off to college to be a chiropractor .About the same time my oldest daughter will have to go to a different college to get her bachelors and my oldest son will most likely be headed over seas .So I am going to cherish this next year with them all still here under this roof :) time goes so fast but I couldn't be more blessed .
Ok I am off to get some sewing done ,yes you heard me right back at the sewing machine and almost have a couple things finished up to get on eBay .Just need to put a few finishing touches on them and work on some pictures .Feels good to finally have something finished up again and ready to get back into it all :)I think that sunshine and nice fresh air has motivated me again . Have a good day I will chat at you soon .

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hello everyone, I have been away from the computer for the better part of the week. Monday morning we woke up to police officers in the driveway as hubby went out to warm his pick-up , up for work. There they were taking pictures of his pick-up and filling out a report. Some little punks had smashed in 3 of his windows with a baseball bat .They also got the neighbors work pick-up. And what sounds like over 60 other peoples cars Sunday night sometime. Sooo yep that was not cheap to fix and no insurance to cover that only liability. It pushed me over the edge so to speak and I spent a couple days in bed on muscle relaxers due to very severe pain in my neck which had started a couple days before but got much worsethat morning . X rays showed nothing so doctor thinks most of it was due to way to much stress and a possible small injury of some kind ..really have no clue other then I slept for almost 2 days straight and thinking I needed it :) Doing ok now just have to be careful not to move my neck fast or around to much and not lift anything heavy for awhile oh and the big one doctor says no stress .Ummm ok...Ha ha I don't see that one happening ..after all I am human, a wife and mother LOL.
So hubby got up on Wed morning to drive to work after we got his windows fixed and he had a flat tire poor guy .This after his tooth broke off the night before which we think is from the prednisone he is taking those wonderful side effects ughhh .He is in pain waiting to get into the dentist. Flat tire was probably from the glass ughhh!!! Bless my oldest son's heart he was getting his dad back and forth to work and taking me to see the doctor and checking on me. As Natte Kay my daughter helped out there as well.. They learned what it was like to have mom unable to do much but sleep for a few days not a good thing. But anyway just one of those weeks could have been worse i know that :) just frustrating is all and worried the little punks will come back again this week-end .After all they hit our street twice last summer this made a third time .And I live in a nice area makes me so darn mad.But what you going to do but suck it up and deal with it I guess.
Well I only had a couple hours of sleep last night due to the neighbors lovely dogs barking and worried about the punks coming back I am off to try and catch a little sleep if possible.Just wanted to stop in and let you know why I was not around this past week .If my neck remains to keep getting better I will be back to my sewing this week I Hope I am trying anyway :)
Enjoy the rest of your week-end chat at you soon

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hello everyone, a couple images to share with you :) click on each one to bring it up in a new window right click and save .

Hubby started back to work today worried about him ,I know he was nervous . We still have no answers but are working with a new doctor that feels the problem is with his pancreas . Also thinks what I did at the time this all began that the medications he was on had lots to do with things as well . He has gained 20 of the 24 pounds he lost that first week . He got the brace for his leg on Friday it better help for $2400 yikes!!! The guy that fitted and made it for him said he has never seen a guy his age have to get one before . If we do not get anywhere with the doctor we are with now we will then go to the Mayo clinic we had to make some hard choices . If hubby did not start back to work today he would lose his insurance and job so need I say more there ... Doctors feel it would be good for him mentally to get back to a routine again as long as it is light duty mostly paper work . He does have to go back and have another scan done of the nodule and blood work done in March I think to double check for cancer . The nodule did not show cancer but is not normal looking either . They checked for several things with that including a rare fungal infection all came back normal which is good . So right now only time will tell and I am setting here praying he is doing ok at work today .

We did get some answers on my oldest daughter a couple weeks ago ,she gained so much weight in the past year , was having horrible headaches and the only way I know how to describe her attitude the past couple years is bipolar . Well it is her Thyroid so working with a doctor to get meds adjusted right now,finally an answer . And some very good news about lil miss Haley Doctor feels she is possibly in remission from the arthritis and in July if it continues she will be taken off meds to see what happens for sure . One of those days I actually left the doctors office with happy tears :)

As for myself I am doing ok .....The best I can right now after the roller coaster ride the past several months , It has challenged me beyond words....But I will take the good stuff and come out of it strong again in time :) .I will be slowly starting back to my lil business in the days to come . What can I say my heart hurts right now I miss grams so very much .But maybe putting all that energy into my work is just what I need right now .So expect to be seeing some angels soon . I already have one pictured in this head of mine now just to create her .I also have some other things planned possibly another give away coming soon I do love doing those so be on the watch for that :)

Well I better get busy I decided to clean Haley's closet today imagine my surprise when I opened the door ...all I can say there is my daughter is a little pack rat Hee Hee .I was scared I would get lost in there still am lol :) Have a good day I will chat at you soon .