Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ah Ha!

Some of you have been asking about how I made the fabric boxes and I finally stumbled across the directions again. They are from the incredible sometimes crafter. Check out her blog, she makes many cool things.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Food of the gods

Ahh, what do you eat before a 5 mile hike in the pouring rain?

Boiled peanuts and a fried pie all washed down with a Mello Yello?

Me too!

I met my friends Jodi and Lee Ann for a fun-filled weekend of hiking and rain and food.

Punkin' stackin' at Burt's. No profanity allowed.

Please note the large cloud to the right... that was not a happy cloud.

Like magic, it seems, my girlies grew while I was gone.

Happy fall!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

The last hurrah

Doesn't this remind you of a powdered sugar doughnut?

Love her, she did not want to get in the ocean but she loves the sand.

We had a wonderful time at the beach. No mosquitos, jellyfish, seaweed, hurricanes or traffic!

These poor little frogs and toads were caught daily, sometimes several times a day. They were a huge source of fun for us. We read A LOT of Frog and Toad books. I give toad a good 'ol East Tennessee accent and Frog, for some reason, is full on British. So of course I had to narrate the thoughts of these frogs and toads just like the book. good times.

"Fraawwg, she's a-touchin' me!"

On the creative front, I made the girls some travel clip boards out of a bulldog clip and a piece of black foam core. They worked great. I made them just big enough to hold a sheet of paper and that worked out well in the small quarters of the backseat.

Generally, I'm not a fan of crayola stuff, especially not the color-wonder junk. But these new slick-stick crayons are awesome! I love them but they are a bit messier than regular crayons or markers.

I made some of these buckets from the mayamade pattern. Determined as usual, to make use of fabric on hand I made these out of dark denim and some Ikea canvas. They turned out really cute and sturdy.

Do like Barbie's hair cut? I didn't realize it had happened until the hair was in a uniform layer over most of the floors of our house.

Now we are back home, where it looks like everything is just tired of growing. I'm looking forward to fall.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Heavy Metal

This weekend we attended a party for our friends George and Deb who are moving across the country to Seattle. Boo Hoo! I love Seattle, the rain is charming during a visit but I would bet that it gets old ... quick. The party turned out to be a little gathering of theGladyses (Gladi?) that I have painting over the past 10 years. I made this one for G & D as a going away gift.

While getting ready for the party I pulled out my Granny's recipe for cheezy pineapple. Written in her sweet handwriting. As always with her recipes, no oven temp, no time. Love it. I also have the cool wedding band that my Papaw gave her back in the 80's.

My hand looks old.

Speaking of old, check out this ironing board.

This almost went to goodwill! I'm glad that I took the time to open it up and appreciate it's awesomeness. This is the sturdiest ironing board you will ever see. I think that it could easily hold my one-hundred and mumble, mumble pound body. Don't you hate it when you are ironing something and you feel like the board is wobbly? Not with this bad boy. It is some serious heavy metal!

At the last count, there are 12 covers on this ironing board. I am not about to disturb them. I'm sure that it would mess up the perfect surface. I wish I could have asked Granny when and where she got this ironing board. Who knows? It may be 60 years old.

Yes, those hooks do scare me a little.

Aaaaand, of course, the gratuitous kid shot.

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