Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Maybe, we'll try again tomorrow.
Then again-maybe we won't.
Field corn-it's what's for dinner.
Have a bright, bright, sunshiny day!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Yesterday-we'll call her "Holly"-Holly stopped at her favorite neighborhood thrift store. She stops every time she's in town. Anyhoo-after she was done browsing-she drove around back to unload a few bags into the donation building. (She's been cleaning the basement, you know.)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Also-she probably used (smells like) Tabu perfume (in other words-elderly lady perfume). The smell is still lingering, after all these years.
Tin o' buttons-exciting stuff-no really!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Speaking of Hope, yesterday was the sheep show at the fair. Here's Hope (on right) showing her friend the ins and outs of showing sheep.
Who knew showing sheep was such a complicated art???
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Darn that Gerber Corp.☻
Friday, August 14, 2009
Yesterday at my favorite store (you know where I mean) I picked up this painted metal recipe box for a quarter. I don't really know what the appeal was-probably the colors, but I love it.
It got me thinking about recipes and recipe cards. I remembered my mom gave me some blank recipe cards with little embellishments that she stenciled on. I thought they were so cute. I found one-it's the blue heart one.
That inspired me to dig out (dig means tear up the house) some stamps and stamp pads and make a few recipe cards myself. Someday I really should sit down and rewrite some of my recipes, because a lot are just jotted down on scraps of paper and such. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. Also, I don't think I could find an old recipe to save my life.
Maybe since I have a nice little recipe box now, I'll do this in the near future-or maybe not.
***Vintage tablecloth given to me by ~Dawnie~. It was Holly or the trash-and Holly won!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The inside. (She's a softball player, by the way.) Click on pic to see deets! (Deets means details-in case you didn't know.)
***Note to self: Repaint fingernails and make sure you do it in the orange your sister got you hooked on.☺
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Speaking of pink-this is how I'm embellishing (with buttons) the last two clothespin/plastic grocery bag holders. And my middle sister has claimed this one.☺
***Ahhhh-Pink-you gotta love it.***
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
But now it's a tote. I made it following the directions in the video on this Craftsanity blog post. This was my first bag ever, and I have to say it was pretty darn easy.
This was a pretty big pillow case, so I was able to cut the hem of the case off and use it for the handles. I also took the Ralph Lauren tag and sewed it on the outside-just to be silly.
Now my sister wants one. If only I could find that matching case.........☺
Friday, August 7, 2009
The lighting in my house leaves a lot to be desired. So when I need to do some tweezing of the eyebrows, I take my hand mirror and tweezers (or pluckers, as my daughter calls them) and head outside to the deck. The natural light makes it so much easier to see! This morning I was thinking that it would be great to have both hands free.
So-hellooooo-I went and got a hammer and nail and voilá an outdoor mirror.
I'll take it inside when not in use. And I hope hubby doesn't notice this nail. Shhhh-don't tell.
But man-I think it's great idea, if I do say so myself.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
My friend, Dawnie, found me a bunch of these tea boxes at Goodwill (I think), after I proclaimed my love for a box like these sitting on her counter one day. (She gave me the one she had on her counter too.)
I had never done anything with my tea boxes-except sit them around, cause I think they're so darn cute.
Something got me thinking that they would look nice with flowers in 'em. So I rounded up some little wee jars, filled them with water, got the scissors, went outside and started cutting. A couple minutes later, I had these lovely miniature flowers boxes.
Oh-I love them! I think they just exude adorableness!
♥♥♥These little boxes have slide-on lids and would make nice little containers for any small treasures.♥♥♥
Now they're potholders. Hopefully, soon these potholders will be a rug. I need more red tees.
Dang-I guess I shouldn't have cleaned out my closet a couple months ago-I know I had some red shirts in there.
If you see me eyeing you up-don't worry-I won't steal the shirt off your back.
But I may ask for it. ☻
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I cut out 2 1/2 x 6 inch rectangles to make "loopers". Then I made a potholder with my loom like when I was a kid. The loopers were pretty thick, so I placed them on every other tine.
Voilá a potholder. By my calculations I'll need 24 of these to make a rug. Wish me luck.☺