25 September 2010
22 May 2010
I did, however, win 2 of the Sew Mama Sew giveaways, and since I am the coolest and I left an interesting fact about orangutans on another ladies blog, she has decided I deserve a special treat on top of her 2 giveaways. So I essentially won 3 items! Tempting to give all three of my yarns because of this, but since I didn't even reach my limit for the 2 of them I don't think I will. Darn, looks like I'll just have to keep it. This makes me so sad. [/sarcasm] But what should I DO with it?
17 May 2010
06 May 2010
Denim strip rug
Caterpillar tote x 2
Fabric/cardboard postcard x lots
Silverware drawer organizer
NM quilt square
Rice/lavender heating pad
Flour glove stress ball x 2
Crocheted jar x 4
Alter Leah’s dress straps
Crocheted Easter basket for Alice
Crocheted washcloth x2
Yarn of BFL! ~¾ oz
Rug with G’s old shirts
Spin yarn: cannot quantify
Ribbons for Kimmie’s memorial (~200)
Etched jars (wildflowers) x3
Daisy pens x3
Bluebonnet photos in glass x2 (mother’s day gifts)
Curtains for Alice’s room, Russell’s room, Mommy/Daddy room
Crocheted jars x ?
Mend – G’s PJs
Mend Judy’s skirt
Valve for waterline in front yard!
Clear out shed
Cup of Clay by Carole Nelson Douglas
The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans
Congo by Michael Crichton
Bio of an Ogre by Piers Anthony
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
Taking Flight by Lawrence Watt-Evans
In other (read: real) news, Alice is now crawling on all fours, sitting up by herself, clapping, and even pulling up on things. What a big girl she is getting to be!
Also, I think I want to participate in Sew, Mama, Sew!s May Giveaway Day. Not because I want to draw any attention to my "blog" but rather because I like to make things and I have so many things my husband would love for me to just get rid of, what better way than a giveaway? What will I give? An Apron? A small ball of yarn? Ooh, I may just have to surprise you (1 dear reader that I have). I may just have to surprise myself.
01 March 2010
Bean bags x 3
Felt mustaches x 8
Fabric/cardboard BIG postcard
Lung pin cushion
Ferris wheel card
“Chock” monkeys x 2
Band-aid hair clips
Beck’s needle book
Sherlock pipe needle book
Yarn – rainbow ~ #? yards
Yarn – purple/orange ~ 17 yards
Crocheted jar x 1
Outlets in garage 4
Outlets in bathrooms 1per
Fan box in LR
Light box in front LR
Fan in Bathroom
Check heater Plug
Outside plug by electric fence
Water heater plug
Track lights in front room
Fan/light in living room
Repair electric fence
Move fence energizer down
Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes A Day by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg
Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales
Yes, I read cookbooks and crafting books all the way through like they ar enovels before I ever do anything out of them.
I just barely finished HCA last night at 11 pm. That was a hard read. 803 pages. Didn't understand a bunch of it because it was written 150 years ago with many stories about Denmark etc where I've never been, but I still read it. Yay for me!
And it really bugs me how you can't just copy and paste out of MS Word into Blogger. What the heck?
22 February 2010
18 February 2010
Life is a Verb by Patti Digh
-Overqualified by Joey Comeau, author of the comic A Softer World.
Some other things I want:
-Green Star Juicer because I need a juicer and if I'm gonna get one, why not the best one?
-A spinning wheel. I want to learn to spin yarn so bad, you have no idea! I think it may be my most anticipated new craft to date! But where would I keep it? That is the big issue...
-If I can't have a spinning wheel because of space issues, I would at least like a drop spindle from Zebisis Designs. SO PRETTY!
-A food dehydrator so I can make stuff like jerky and fruit snacks and have that much less I'm spending at the grocery store. Sure, I will have to buy meat and fruit, but 1 lb of beef is much cheaper than 1 lb of jerky. AND I could make my own flavors, maybe use some Wildtree products on it, ooOOooh!!! Healthy stuff for my family, heck yeah!
So what do you guys think, am I too needy? I'm not saying I'm going to be unhappy if I don't get any or all of these things, I just thought I would share what's on my mind.
In other news, Alice got her first tooth today! Maybe early by some standards but she's already 2 months behind her brother!
03 February 2010
Sock monkeys x 4
Finger sweaters x 2
Felt cat toy
Crocheted rose hair clips x 8
Crocheted hanging jars x ?
Book box w/ rub on letters
Stitch markers x 4
Bottle cap pin cushion
Alice in wonderland ATCs x 3
Feather vial necklace
Fabric postcards x 6
Felt mustache pencil toppers x 24
Fans in kids’ rooms
Quote on electric
Also in the word document I have a section for Books but since I didn't technically finish any last month, there are none on the list.
My goal this year is to do at least one crafty thing a day. I'm not saying FINISH one thing/day, but at least work on something. I have been doing swaps on craftster.org and those are helping me muchly greatly in the daily creation department. It is motivating and thoroughly enjoyable. It also adds to my anxiety. Ah well, that's a topic for another day.
05 January 2010
So I was talking to my MIL at Christmas about the whole "Trying to only buy from the USA" goal I had (and failed miserably at) this year. Turns out she wasn't saying "It's pointless; why bother?" like G led me to believe but rather "That's a really good idea. I'll try it, but OH! Darn near impossible!" It really made me happy that something I thought made sense to my MIL and she agreed. This doesn't happen too often. I usually have to hold my tongue when she expresses her opinion of my opinion just so G himself doesn't kill me for the harsh words I would like to share with him mother. But we agreed. And we agreed that it's just about impossible to take on such actions.
And on that topic, it IS impossible to buy anything at Target Made in the USA. Yeah, my aunt gave me a gift card to Target and while we were there last night nothing I wanted was made in the USA. I ended up buying some pants made in Cambodia and some socks (to make monkeys) that were made in CHINA but that was all I could bring myself to buy. I still have 20$ and really don't want to use it but it's 20$, you know? Maybe I'll just put it towards the next season of whatever TV show we need the next time we need more visual entertainment.
Vienna Sausages are yucky.
Inspired by Rhonda at Down to Earth, I have quit using my dishwasher. In fact I haven't used it in over 3 weeks, which is much longer than most of my goals. My goal started with trying to get them done every morning, and while that doesn't always happen, nor does it happen everyday, I'm still only doing them by hand. I do get them done most days and the days I don't the reason is more along the lines of there not being enough to want to use a whole sink full of water on than me just being lazy. Some my question my motives but I think it's obvious: when I start the day doing something productive I have a more productive day. Makes sense, no? And, to be completely weird, I have found it to be rather enjoyable.
It has come to my attention that people have commented on my blog! Oh! And not people I know, either! Amazing. I don't think I really have an opinion on this. Something I do have an opinion on, however, is people who leave rude comments. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but just because I don't have the same opinion as you doesn't mean I am unlearned or "haven't done my research." So if you're going to leave a comment, don't be a bitch about it, and if you find that difficult then at least don't be anonymous. Anonymous, rude comments suck and will get deleted.