Thursday, December 20, 2007

Table decorations

these are the table decorations i made for my grandpa's 80th birthday party

they were made from branches we got at JoAnn's, and birds nests, eggs, and birds from Michaels. we had a red bird too, but these were test photos so the others could see the decorations we had planned. i also made picture holders with wire and a sculpy base. they were simple, but pretty time consuming. i think we made...24? of these, 2 per table (6ft tables).

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Halloween Pumpkins

These were our pumpkins this year ^_^ quite a variety lol

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I made a wilson for a sermon prop at church. I think it looks okay ^_^

Friday, October 05, 2007

Halloween's coming!

decorated again...

Saturday, August 18, 2007


-sigh- classes start again...

Friday, August 03, 2007


i made a hair doll to hang my barrettes and clips from ^_^

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


sooooooooo many projects...and my computer went down >_< i'll hafta post pics when i get it back. lets see, i've made more hidious blocks for my hideous blanket :P recovered 2 gliding chairs, planted a flower garden, knit 6 dishcloths :) finished my first sock...and i think that's it lol

i'm thinking that the snb calendar should be coming out soon...i think. i can't wait ^_^

Friday, May 11, 2007

bookmarks all around!

I made some bookmarks for a new swap.
crocheted with size 30 thread, blocking, and finished:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

swap II

apparently my original swap package never made it to Australia, so this was sent as a replacement:
bookmarks and a scarf (the closeup is closest to its true color)
some jewelry and a pincushin with some decorative pins
a geisha pin i made out of fimo, some blank cards
a box (it's stamped and the inside is paint and fabric, with a mirror), and some cute hello kitty gum :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring is in the air...

yay for spring ^_^ i got to decorate the nursery wing:
and what the kids did (there's more now, i'll hafta take another pic):

oh, and the sandbox, before we put the sand in it:

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


all done :D finished it on thursday, and filled it up with sand yesterday :D

Thursday, March 08, 2007

the start of something big...

today I'm building. I've never built before, so this is all new. a few weeks back, while playing with Ryan, I came to the conclusion that his sandbox was small. too small. I remember growing up with a sandbox that could easily hold 8 kids with plenty of play room. he has a turtle. a green plastic thing that they sell for like $20 and holds one SMALL child. so i went all out, and bought him wood for a sandbox. a huge sandbox. okay, maybe not huge, but a heck of a lot bigger than what he currently has. i drew up plans, got some 2x12x8's and had at it.

I would like to mention the joy of having brothers. I explain what I'm doing, say I'm completely capable of doing it myself, and ask for help getting the tools out. before I know it, they've basically taken over, only pausing long enough to ask me for measurements. so thank you brothers. without you I'd still be sweltering in the heat trying to get it finished.

anyways, all that's left now is to dig up the area so we can secure the box a few inches below the ground line and then fill it with sand. not bad for an afternoon project.

Monday, February 26, 2007

YAY!!!!!!!!!! i recieved my swap package ^_^

here's what i sent (and a close up of my cross stitch, i was sad to see it go :(

a bag, a round box, marble magnets, earings, and a needle book. she was really into the manga Kimi Wa Petto.
and what i recieved:

2 kanzashi hair clips and this cute kanzashi pin ^_^ a purple purse with Plum from Chobits embroidered on it, and a cross stitch pillow case.
best swap ever.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The ugly blanket

slooooooooowly getting there...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

yay for gloves!

i finished the gloves for gram, yay!

the original pattern: ~~~~~~~~~and the modified pattern:




Friday, February 02, 2007


i went to a quilting bee today :-) it was a week long thing, they were quilting a flying geese quilt to raffle off for a charity. i put in about an hour or so on wednesday, and went back today for another 5 hours. i was the youngest one there, no shock. the head lady said i had beautiful stitches :-D they do this about once a year, so i think i'll go back next year if i can. it was fun, but my fingers are sooooo sore.

i have about 15 hexagons (6 sided, right?) done for my blanket. 1 skein makes about 4/5 hexagons, so that's not too bad. it's definitly gonna take longer than i thought to do.

i have one pair of gloves done for my grandma. it's a fingerless pattern, but i altered it a bit so that the thumb is a bit more covered than it was originally. the pair i made her last year were somewhat short, so i'm making this new pair longer, so it'll cover a bit past her wrists.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The start of something ugly...

I was cleaning the other day and came across a bunch of yarn horrible. I inherited a bag of mixed yarn from a lady's neighbor, and half of it was acrylic of all colors, and striped and what not. I tried to give away to the good will, but apparently they don't take yarn? so i've started a granny square blanket. it is sure to be something that only a mother could love.