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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hats, hats, and more hats!!

Well, this is what I've been doing this weekend. Aren't they cute? I even made one bigger, the blue one, and it fits my 8 year old son. The other ones are for 6 months - 2 years I'd say. I even included a pic of my son with it on....isn't he a cutie patootie??

I will have these on sale in my Etsy store soon. Come and take a look.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Has it really been a week?

It's hard to believe that it's been over a week since my last post. I guess I've been busy. Actually I have been.
I've been crocheting my little fingers off!!

I made 3 Baby it's Cold Outside sweaters for family expecting babies in the fall. Two boys and one girl. Isn't modern medicine wonderful? Now you can make things in the 'right' color even before a baby is born. The one on top is for the little girl and the other two are for boys. I don't really like the bottom one but........... I'm also making each one of them the 'Seija set' from the 'Stitch 'n Bitch' book. I have the one little girl hat done already and it's adorable. I'll post a pic later this week.

I just made this for my Etsy store. It's a cupcake purse. Cute huh?

And I also made these 'Baby Janes' for my Etsy store. Kathy Hudgins of CrochetMania designed the pattern and has allowed me to sell them on my store....thanks buddy!!

Besides that, I did sell a set of baby sandals with a hat on my store, so I had to make that too because she wanted them for a baby boy and I had listed in pink for a girl. Been busy, let me tell ya!!

I finally gave in and turned the air conditioner on the other day. We've been lucky this year and it hasn't been THAT hot yet so I've been able to talk dh into keeping it off. Finally a couple of days ago when the humidex got to about 105F I gave in. I just couldn't stand it anymore. I know I won't be able to stand the electric bill when it comes in.....but you gotta do what you gotta do, especially live in jolly ol' Texas!!

'Til next time.......................

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

You gotta love the UPS guy...Part ??

The other day Viqui sent me an email telling me that she was sending me a gift. She said she had thought of it when she saw the pictures on my blog of Austin's birthday. I could not, for the life of me, figure out what it was going to be. So when the UPS guy showed up today...late at almost 8pm, geesh...I opened up a box to a 16 piece dinnerware set from Corelle.
The funny thing is, every time I go somewhere I go to the dinnerware section and oogle the dishes. I've wanted to get a set like this for a long time but never could afford an 'extravagance' for myself.
As silly as it sounds, I was so thrilled when I saw this set in the box....I was even silly about it. They are apple design to match, how I'm trying to make, my kitchen!

Here's a picture of them.....

Thank you are the best!!!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Pleasureable headline

Screaming Paris Hilton sent back to jail (click to go to Yahoo news story)

Should this headline really give me as much pleasure as it does? There are 2 ways of looking at this....the first one is as a mother of a teenage daughter. If my daughter broke the law I would still want to protect her and I would never want to see her go to jail.
Although, it is very difficult to see things that way when someone keeps shunning the law so fortuitously? It is very difficult to see beyond the 'I'm better than you and don't have to abide by the rules'.
I have always been a strong advocate against drinking and driving. I believe not only are you putting your own life at risk, but you are treating your vehicle as a 4000lb missile, ready to 'take someone out'. Yes, I feel very strongly about this.
So when you have someone who repeatedly drives under the influence without any concern for anyone else, what else is the 'system' to do?
I was irate when they let her out of jail yesterday because if it had been anyone else in a 'normal' tax bracket there would not have been a question about where she would have stayed. I kept wondering what we were showing to others who do or have done this. Why should Paris get special treatment because she doesn't like the food or the living quarters?
So today when I heard she was going back to jail I was so happy. I actually yelled out loud 'GOOD'.
She was taken from the courtroom screaming and calling out for her mommy. How old is she? 25? Don't you think it's time you grew up, Paris? Become and adult and take responsibility for your actions. Don't ask mommy and daddy to throw their millions around and get you out of trouble, yet again. Maybe you will learn something from this, like how to read your own mail.
Well, whether it was the right way or the wrong way to feel, I am very pleased she is back in jail, where she belongs. You do the crime, you do the time......there's no other way around matter who you are!!
Paris, I hope you will learn to be a better from this and not just use it as yet another 'poor me' experience. Give the people a chance to forgive you, not hate you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What's on my hook lately

Well, lately I've been doing a lot of smaller stuff to put on my Etsty store. I just finished a really cute baby girl sandal/bonnet set. It's so cute.

I've put that on my store and just know someone's going to swipe it

I'm working on a couple of Baby it's Cold Outside sweaters for cousins that are having babies in August and October. I'll likely make a matching hat to go along with them and maybe even booties. If I REALLY get ambitious I might make a baby blanket to match, don't know yet.

And, in the meantime I want to keep plugging away at getting items made and added to my Etsy store.

Wish me luck!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

A lot of hard work...finally done

Alrighty then, a bit of a back story might be needed here. As a lot of you know we just bought this house in early December. Of course 'this' and 'that' goes wrong and I guess that's to be expected. Well, about a month ago my DS1 said there was a wet spot on the floor of his bedroom, which is right next to the bathroom. After checking it out and tearing the wall apart my DH finally found the problem....a leak. After a couple of tries he finally got the leak fixed. The problem that remained was ...... mold. Mold started to grow in the carpet. Yes, I know how bad that is to begin with but then we realize that DS2 is allergic to mold. Big red puffy watery eyes. It was not a pretty sight. DS1 slept in the bottom bunk of DS2 while his room was like this.

So, we finally got enough money to fix the floor. We ripped up the rug to see that this was not the first time the floor had been fixed. There was a whole patch job done at one time and a brand new rug put over it. I was not amused!!

Anyway, we put new wood down for the floor, to repair the hole in the floor and the previous repair.

Then I put some 'sticky tiles' on the floor to finish it off. It took us about 4 hours in all, so that was pretty good. Much less time than I expected! I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, and so is DS1, not to mention DS2 because he finally gets his room back to himself!!

So, to recap.....


Friday, June 01, 2007

Quick update

Well, it seems like forever since I posted anything new. I've been working on stuff for my Etsy shop and the kids are home for the summer so it gets a bit hectic around here during the day. To top it off DH has been working loads of overtime so he's gone most of the time too. I love him for working so much to make our life a better one but I sure do miss him while he's gone.

I've been working on some baby stuff for my Esty shop, mostly slippers. I just finished a baby boy hat last night and haven't taken pics of it yet becausae I'm going to make matching booties. It's cute. Funny thing is, I can't remember my kids ever being that I've also made some Mary Janes for adults. My daughter's after me to make her a pair now!!

We almost set a record here in Texas for the month of May. Rain days. Yes, I said RAIN days. (Remind me of this in July/August). We had 21 days of rain in May, missing the record by only 1 day. No kidding!! I kept telling DH we were going to have to start buying wood to build ourselves an ark!!
Alrighty, til next time. HAVE A FANTASTERIFFIC DAY EVERYONE!!!