Tuesday, January 3, 2012

O, Christmas Tree!

Pinterest is the BEST. SITE. EVER.  There are enough ideas on that website, that given an unlimited amount of money or supplies, I would never run out of things to make!!!  This is one of the first things I attempted.  Greg cut it out for me and I painted it.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Here comes Fall ... one can hope, right?

So I do other craft projects other than crochet.  I saw a picture of this wreath and just KNEW I had to recreate it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Doily Crazy

I've gone doily crazy as of late.  I don't know why.  I suppose I have burned myself out on scarves and baby hats!  So, I pulled out old doily patterns and started to crochet.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them now that I have them made. 
I'm working on one now that I decided to get a little "creative" with as far as the colors go.  The pattern called for just plain ecru thread.  But, since the pattern had the look of a sunflower on leaves, I decided to go with brown, yellow and green.  It's been a little bit of a challenge with all the color changes!  If I ever get finished with it, I'll post pictures of that one.
Until then, here are some pics of some I've completed.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Every time it snows here in Mississippi, I say "another RARE snowfall for MS".  But in 2 1/2 weeks, we've had 2 significant snowfalls.  It's been FABULOUS!!!!!
The first was so very magical!  We went to bed Christmas eve with a "chance" on snowfall and woke up Christmas morning to a winter wonderland White Christmas!!!

Two days after Christmas, we traveled to a youth conference in Pigeon Forge, TN.  They too had significant snowfall.  It was beautiful to see the snow in the mountains!  It was my absolute DREAM!!!!

Again, Sunday night, we had a chance for a lot of accumulation.  It began as sleet and quickly turned to snow.  It snowed all night long!  When we woke up Monday morning, we had 8,9,10 and even 11 inches in some places in our yard!!!  It was the most snow I think I've ever seen!!!!  It was wonderful!  Three days later and the main portion of it still lays on the ground!


Well, after the first two encounters with all the snow, I thought I should have a hat. I'm not a hat person... but I found this pattern for a "silly elf hat" and I had a thought. Most of the time when we are predicted to have snow - it's a dusting. Usually we end up with much less than we were predicted to get. So, I said on facebook that if we got at least 5" of snow, I would wear my silly elf hat and post the picture to facebook! I began crocheting and crocheted while I watched it snow!!! We got well over the 5" I promised. So, I wore the hat and had my picture made in it!

I will say that this will be the ONLY picture made of me without my make-up on.  But, it was early and I was going out to play in the snow ... who needs make-up for that!?!
I give you "Silly Elf Hat"!  :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

DONE and with no time to spare!

II finally finished the last of the Christmas stocking re-do's. But, with no time to spare! I did have the stockings finished before the tree went up. But, the picture wasn't done until 2 days after the tree. :") I realize that the picture has deep fold marks in it. I thought the glass would flatten those out. It did not.... But, I use that same frame and mat for several things over the year. When the decorations come down in January, I'll press those folds out. I just did not feel like pulling that frame apart and re-framing it.

The precious snowman garland is courtesy of my best friend who found that at a little gift shop in Jackson. It fit perfectly!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The M&M's!!!

Someone sent me a picture of all the ladies in the costumes that I made.  Well, I made the red, blue and green ones. Another lady made the yellow and orange ones.  We were in a time crunch and neither of us could make all 5 by ourselves - in time.
Anyway, I did not ask permission to post this pic here, so I've blotted out their faces. I did leave Ms. Green's lips uncovered ... it just added to the costume! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Soooo turns out, maybe I can sew a little....

I normally hem and mend things.  I can make curtains ... hem and mend.  But, last week I was asked if I could sew some halloween costumes.  They were to dress as M&M's.  It's a circle.  I figured maybe I could handle it. 
We took the pattern and got started.  In the end, I had 3 M&M's ready to wear!  I was proud of myself.  I'm not fooling myself into thinking I could do anything elaborate ... but this is a start!  :)
I had Jonathan pose in the costume.  These will be worn to work today, but I won't get a chance to get down there to get a picture.  They will wear black shirts and leggings or pants under the M's.