Monday, November 30, 2009

The State of our Union

  • It's 7:47 right now. Here is my house in all its glory at 7:22 (only because blogger is sooo slow to upload my pictures). My daughter is trying to sleep to late and is asking me to drive her down the hill to school so she can sleep "a little bit longer". Nope because I am such a mean mom.

I have been making my kids eat at the bar because I have completely taken over the dinning room table to make junk. I really wish I was more organized. BUT I am that person that thrives on chaos. I think that's a disorder. That's just how I roll.

It's cold and has been raining. I have been enjoying fires until yesterday when the fire alarms started going off. Not just one. Fire alarms are like dogs-- they all have to make noise. All together now! Anyone know how to keep the smoke in the chimney? I might be mildly retarded.

  • Jazz is so angry with me for making her wear ugly sweaters that she won't look at me. Really, I called her and kissed at her and she acted like the captain of the cheer squad. Bitch. Just for that I am going to buy the orange striped sweater I saw at Walmart last week.

I scored this chandelier this week. I don't know how I am going to redo it. I have left it in the green room and I peak at it every once in a while looking for inspiration. It has little shades that clip onto each individual light bulb. Eaaak! It's cute.

Out with the old....

In with the new...

And saving the best for last....

This is the gargantuant pile of laundry that I will be doing today. Thank God the man cub decided to cause a tsunami in the tub and got this huge pile of clothes all wet. Now I HAVE to do laundry . Which leads me to the picture that made me laugh out loud....

Poor Sarge had no clean towels so he had to dry off with a hand towel. Bwahahahaha!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fabric birds

I found a tute on these little guys on the web a few weeks ago and completely fell in love. They are hand sewn with little seed beads for eyes. They can be set out for decoration or used as ornaments.

I will be attaching ribbon and using them on my tree this year.

Being the toile junkie I am I love the ones made from the toile fabric. I will be making more soon and you can bet there will be more toile ones. BTW that is chicken toile (squeal!!!).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crafting is like crack.

I have had a very crafty week. I have sewn quilt blocks and beyond. Above is the gumdrop wreath I made for my craftster partner. I love how it came out! I sprayed it with glitter and thought about keeping it myself, like I do most items (selfish, I know!)

The SEQUIN BULB. That took me 4 hours to make. There are over 800 sequins nailed into that bulb. Believe it or not this was the most time consuming thing I made all week. I did decopauge, button wreaths, candy cane reindeer, chocolate dipped spoons for stiring hot drinks and cinnamon ornaments that are making my house smell sooooo yummy.

The cinnamon ornaments look so much better with glitter glue on them. I let them sit and dry for a few days trying to decide if they needed something more. I even bought my partner a few little goodies from Knott's Berry Farm. Snoopy is not really my thing but I love simple kid stuff.

Off to the post office to send off my box! I also made little fabric birds which I will show off soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving all!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crafting anyone?

Being the old lady that I am deep, deep down I have been doing quilt block swaps galore! It gives me something to do and it keeps me focused on something. It's much funner than cleaning. Did I ever mention I hate cleaning. Yup, hate it. I would rather go from a pap smear appointment straight to the dentist instead of cleaning the house. For the record I do it, just hate it. So the above picture is a chicken block swap from my quilting board. I wish I had an old lady that lived next door to quilt with me.

I swapped with individual people off the board as well. I am asking for pink and brown blocks for a quilt I have in the back of my head. I hope it comes out like I imagined.

Now this picture is from the secret santa swap on my chicken forum. Now I was trying to gauge the recipient and this is what came to me. Now some people would look at this stuff and turn their nose up but I think she really enjoyed it-- which made me happy!! Yaa! My favorite thing out of all this stuff is the little hot pad made from a paper pieced Christmas tree block. I filled it with cinnamon so it smells yummy when you put a hot dish on it.

I heard someone talk about Craftster the other day. I am now a total craftster junkie. I am officially addicted. I am participating in a "(Holiday) Once You Pop Swap" where the sender packages up a bunch of crafty yummy-ness in a Pringles can, decorates the can and sends the crafty can to their partner. It's kind of hard because I don't know much about my partner. It's very different from the chicken swap, that's for sure. Off to look around for some more ideas!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She's Alive...

So does life ever just kick your ass? Yes, I said ass. The last month has been interesting to say the least. I had to come to terms with the fact that I will have to go off the medication that could help us have a baby. That was a hard pill to swallow. It just made me way too sick. Then I had to wrap my brain around the reality of all of it. It took me a long time to process the whole situation. I had to almost mourn the whole having a baby thing. So be it. It just wasn't meant to be. So I spent most of the last month in the above position with Winner. Winner (previously known as Wiener until the kids started saying things like "I can't wait to get home and play with the Weiner while onlookers looked at us with disgust"). Sarge thought he should take pictures of me while I looked like I had been hit by a Mack truck, nice. Most of the medication is out of my system now. It's nice to wake up without a migraine and not run to vomit. Ahhhh, life is good.

So what has been my first project you ask? Paper piecing mini quilt blocks. OOOOOOhhhhhhh, so fun and addicting. I signed up for some swaps to get my booty moving again. It's fun and cheers me up to get little packages in the mail. I am thinking I need to keep the little Christmas blocks for myself. They are so cute, I can't stand it!

And as everyone knows, I looooove chickens. So when I won a sentsy tart burner and tart I went straight for the chicken one. I loooove it so much. The tart is so sent intensive. I hate nothing more than when my tart loses scent quickly. I won this from Susan. Thanks so much Susan and if anyone is interested in buying any scentsy items, check out her blog and visit her store.

Have you ever just had someone enter your life at just the right time. When you needed a friendly face or email? I have had 2 people in the last month really reach out to me. Thank you both, you have been such a blessing. A little hello how are you means the world sometimes. I wish I could hug you.

Remember my experiment with the two little house plants? Yup, I'll be posting pics soon. You will be surprised, or will you?