Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
This is a wonderful 44 page book full of ideas and instructions.
I found it at www.needllovedesigns.com.
It is filled with yummy heart projects!!
This is one idea from the book and I love it!! I'm about to throw
on some clothes, and head out to get a wreath, and some
felt. I have been felting wool but I don't have any red yet,
so I'm off to pay full price for some red wool felt. Ish!
I think it will look great on our front door!
Make this a good day!
Love to all of you sweet people!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I love the spirals twisted into the wire .
Look at the variety of bead types and styles that were used.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The possibilities for these art dolls are limitless. And I feel a collection coming on.
Mr Yummers says, "Oh no... the 'C' word".
Dot created the Dotee Doll to "... bring color and happiness to people and to connect to people from different parts of the world."
"The Internet has made the world a much smaller place and my heart is warm thinking of people making little dolls to swap or to give as gifts", Dot shared.
There are Dotee Doll swaps at www.swap.bot.com.
Dot has a Dotee Doll tutorial on her January 18th post.
Zelda is only a bit bigger than the palm of my hand.
I may make a doll each month to match the flavor of the month.
I'd like to see them all on a little tree at some time.
Please look at some of the other Dotee Dolls.
Each is different, fun, unique and sometimes quirky.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Some of the ornaments are very old... some new.
I associate Valentine's Day with chocolate.
I found several chocolate ornaments a number of years ago
and they are so perfect for the tree.
There are lots of these little hearts on the tree. They are made from red, white, or pink polymer clay. I think this brand was Sculpey. It's easy to work with... but it is toxic. I rolled out pieces of the clay and cut out hearts with a small canape cutter. Then put a small bent wire (about 26 gauge) into the top of each heart. They need to be baked... directions are on the package. Bake them on tin foil on top of a cookie sheet. Cool right on the tin foil and hang!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
We had a Singer machine that was in a small table and had a knee pedal.
She sewed beautifully and taught me how to sew when I was very young.
I'll always be grateful for all the time she gave me.
I remember when my oldest daughter Kristin was in elementary school, she drew the most incredible detailed heart. We made a silk screen and copied the heart onto pink fabric with red paint. We used these to make little heart-shaped pillows with red & white polka dot ruffles around the edge.Kristin gave them to special friends for Valentine's Day.
It's now sitting on the top of a bookshelf in our bedroom.
Have a wonderful weekend!
See you Monday with... Our Valentine Tree.
A tradition that goes back to my childhood.
Our home team, The Green Bay Packers, play the New York Giants
Sunday here in Green Bay. The winner goes to the Super Bowl.
This is very, very exciting!!
The weather will be hovering around zero degrees F.
We had ticket offers but declined. It's so cozy on our couch,
fire in the fireplace, some low fat snacks, and a large screen TV.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
When I was growing up my mom usually gave me a small gift with an "I LOVE YOU!" tag on it.
I remember a new box of watercolors, a box of 64 crayons, a heart pin, and many other sweet things through the years.
This gift was always wrapped in tissue with ribbon and in the middle of my plate at the breakfast table. My dad's gift was always the same... a heart shaped chocolate cake. And "NO!" it wasn't in the middle of his plate. The heart pans are still being used. There was always a card at each person's table setting. Another tradition in our family is heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast on that morning. And another simple beginning to the day was a message on the bathroom mirror written with a Vis-a-Vis red marker.
As long as we're on the subject of gifts , look at these great gifts from Etsy that are under $10.This is just a sampling, as there are over 3,000 pages of wonderful handmade treasures under "hearts".
These adorable pins all have such a cute detail on them.
They're from Paper Fish.
I love this little forest box. It can be found at Forest Families.
This heart is made from twigs, wire, and paper. Made by Nest USA.
I tried to give you links for them all, but couldn't find the last two.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I included this picture because this is the U of Wisconsin Marching Band.
Mr Yummers played in the band through college as did his brother and sister and 2 cousins.
It's a wild and crazy band that runs into the bleachers and so on.
Notice how the snow is getting heavier.
As the game progressed so did the snow.
Visibility was poor especially with the lights shining on the huge flakes.
And at their age... loved every minute of it!!
The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks
42 to 20!!!
The New York Giants come to Green Bay Sunday
to see who goes to the SUPER BOWL!!
See you tomorrow... all decked out in red and pink
and covered with hearts.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
When it gives you the option of clicking on "Surprise Me" when you peek inside,
click on that choice a number of times and you will see
lots of different pages from the interior of the book.
Dummy me always thought you clicked once to see one page of their choice.
Hi ho, Hi ho... a felting we will go!
Make this a wonderful day!!
PS I'm working on some Valentine's Day projects that I'm eager to share soon.
ALSO... Please share any 'felting' pointers with me!!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Thanks for sharing the books you're reading.
I'm off to watch 'Project Runway' or 'Project Catwalk' as they call it on Dutch TV.
Check Junie Moon's site (link on the right) for PBS's schedule for all the Jane Austen movies starting Sunday.
Love you all!!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
A hanging branch with birds.
Now this is a must for some corner of my house.
I actually saw this crib-sized version first and it was 'love at first sight'
This tree is so lovely and all painted in one color.
PS I'm healing well due to great pampering from my husband.
The glass in the door of the cupboard has already been replaced.
Gabby Cat is no longer cowering under the bed.
My hand is beginning to look less like a claw... the fingers can move!