Thursday, January 28, 2010

A New...........

Yep! I have a new they are

I found these at a little grocery store, in the little town I live in. It is, of course, all the way on the other side of town. If these are the medium, I don't want to taste the HOT version!

Sometimes you get sucked into things. It is the beginning of Tax season and all of a sudden I and my friend, Martha are in charge of Costumes for the Spring play Jessie and her daughter is in, called Honk Jr.

It is the play version of "The Ugly Duckling"

Oh and I did volunteer my husband for the scenery and props! Wait till I tell him about that one!

We are expecting a Winter Storm tomorrow. I am always skeptical of these warnings, usually when they say they are going to hit, they don't. When nothing is said, all heck breaks loose!

I have been busy teaching Son #2 how to list things on ebay, with his moving back in, we have been doing a lot of reorganizing and cleaning out! My dining room table is now the auction table! He has been making some money selling things he no longer needs, and enjoying the profits of ebay!!! He just wishes he took advantage of his former job and took more "Advertising Freebies" as they are selling well!

School is out again before the first snowflake! I wonder if I will wake up to snow?????

Be back soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What I have been doing

Well, I haven't had much time to sew or thrift, but I did do a little of both in the past week. I found 4 of these little glass pedestal dishes at one store. These are so cute and dainty looking, I couldn't resist. Especially at .49 cents a piece!

I found another 4 at another thrift store. Wow a set of 8! Now what are they?

They are only 3" across. Tiny little things. Hubby and I think they are probably sorbet dishes. To cleanse your pallet between courses. Well, that is our educated guess. If anybody knows different let me know! Don't really care, I love them whatever they are!

I have been sewing some headbands. I have been using scrap fabric for this "Winging It" project. I love headbands, but most of them give me severe headaches! They are way too tight for my head! Velcro is the answer to this problem!

Reversible headbands. I made about four of these, before deciding this was the perfect width and length for ME. Now I just have to make some more in other colors. These are fantastic for people that have sensitive heads! Plus they use up my scrap fabrics!

I would show you a picture of me wearing them, but I have had about 4 different colors of hair in the past two weeks and I am still not happy! I will try again tomorrow (at the risk of losing all my hair) and see if I am able to show something that I am actually happy with!

Be back soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pottery Barn Candle Holder

I purchased this Pottery Barn Candle Holder at the thrift store in December.

I thought I would be able to spiff it up with my "Wrights Silver Cream".

It's a lot brighter, but it didn't really work. There are still some tarnished areas.

What to do, what to do????? Sometimes you have to admit to defeat and just get out that can of spray paint, but I am not willing to do that yet...........

I think I will ask Google if they have any idea's!

Be back soon!
(Gotta get that spot on my blender cleaned up! I didn't know it was there until I took these pictures.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Shabby Linen Pleated Ruffle Pillow

I have been doing a little decluttering and cleaning around here this past weekend. My living room actually is beginning to look normal!

I only got through half of Jessie's closet. I did manage to get 3 bags for Goodwill from that half though! I would like to think I would get the rest done during the week, but I know better. It will have to wait until this weekend for me to finish it.

I did take time this weekend to make a "Shabby Style" white linen pillow with a pleated ruffle. It is an envelope style with a flap.

The pillow insert is a little fluffier than it should be. I need to flatten it a little to fill out the corners.

When I finished the pillow cover, I reached on the couch for the pillow form and realized my dog Patrick had left a smudge of his paw print on it - thanks to the melting snow.

I am sure everyone knows what happens when you wash those pillow forms! They somehow become really FAT!

A couple of days with a heavy firesafe box sitting on it, should take care of the problem!

I love the way this turned out! Just what I wanted! I didn't have a pattern, I just winged it!

Be back soon!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Another Snow Day and Pioneer Woman's "Jalapeno Thingies"

We had a snow day today. When I woke up there wasn't any snow at all. It finally started falling at about 8:00 in the morning. I decided to stay home from work, even though Hubby was going. I spent most of my day cooking and not cleaning out Jessie's closet (avoidance behavior). I made a pineapple upside down cake for Hubby and a pan of walnut brownies.

Then for the big football game tonight I did the prep work for Pioneer Woman's "Jalapeno Thingies". They are fantastic if you haven't tried this recipe, you need to! I usually make half of them with cream cheese and half with cheddar cheese. I didn't have the cheddar cheese so they were all made with cream cheese.

Time consuming, but so worth the effort! I was out of disposable gloves and touched my eye hours after cutting and cleaning the jalapenos and I still think it was worth it! Man that hurt!

We have another snow day tomorrow. School is out. Here is a picture of what Jessie did playing in the snow today.

Look at all that snow!!! I can't believe we got all excited about that little bit! I also can't believe school is canceled tomorrow and Son #2 will miss another day of substitute teaching pay for this!! I may change my mind after I try driving on this tomorrow! If I try driving on this tomorrow!

Be back soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Not A Snowflake in Sight and...........

they closed school! This is good/bad news, Jessie and I are glad. Son #2 isn't mad, but he was to start his 3 week substitute teaching tomorrow. $$$$$$! He graduated December 19th with his Master's in Education. He is subbing while filling out applications and trying to secure a job. Believe it or not, there are some open positions in the middle of the year.

Now will work be closed? Will I get that closet cleaned out???? We'll see what happens in the morning, but I am not setting the alarm clock! It's always better to wait until everyone has cleared the way! (If there is any snow at all!)

Be back soon!

2010 Resolutions Already Broken

Well, I don't ever make New Year's Resolutions, but I did make a resolution to get Jessie's closet cleaned out over the four day's off for New Year's.

Julie, (son #2's girlfriend) had left a book for me when she came over for Christmas and I made the mistake of picking up this book

on New Year's Eve, and I couldn't put it down! So now you see why I don't make New Year's resolutions, I couldn't even keep the one resolution I made for the weekend!!!

I have gotten a few crafty things done in between the hustle and bustle of the holiday's. I made the ever popular (to crafty bloggers), washer necklace. Excuse the bad quality of the pictures.

A closer look at the ribbon covered washer.

I used wide ribbon to cover both sides of the washer. I should have changed out the blade in my exacto knife for a smoother cut. It hangs low and looks good with a colored sweater.

I also made a slipcover for my lampshade in the bake center. This light stays on all the time.

Once I got the slipcover on I decided to paint the lamp white. It was black.

I like it so much better! Since I had the white paint out, I painted a thrift store mirror I had in the garage.

My sewing room is decorated with white framed mirrors. I may try to "shabby" it up with some wood appliques painted white. I think I have some in my wood/craft supplies, leftover from other projects.

We are supposed to get snow starting in the early morning. 2 - 4 inches possible. I am hoping for another 4 day weekend! Only so I can actually get the one resolution I made, accomplished and start the year off right!!!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! (with no power loss, please)