Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Mon - Taught Jewelry 2 at JoAnns
Tues. - One free night I had, spent with A. and put her to bed
Wed. - We had our MOPS meeting and we painted glass plates and they turned out AWESOME!
Thurs. - Tonight A. had her dance recital, what a trip and a half to watch three year olds dancing on a stage with real lights and curtains too.
Fri. - I am having a Tastefully Simple party. I have about 12 people coming to my house tomorrow night for a taste testing party.
Sat. Am - I am going to Make and Take and we are making meals for and with a pregnant friend. Should be fun.
So yah it has been a busy week albeit a fun one.
What have I been doing craft wise? Well the painting a plate was VERY fun. In fact it was so much fun that I think I might want to start a new craft endeavor! haha. However I have been working on a serious side of my business this week, in all of my spare time, literally. I have been trying to figure out how to take REALLY good pictures of my crafts so that I can start an ETSY.com shop. And so I can have better photos on my blog as well. I have a new found respect for people with blogs that have awesome photos. The whole photo taking is an art in and of itself. I found a great blog tutorial which has been helping me a lot. Plus I LOVE the sense of humor this person has. It's been slow, I want the results right away, but it is coming along.
What has Dear Hubby been doing? Well he in literally all of his spare time, finished building his second guitar!!! I have an affinity for this one. I love the all wood look and he now has a name plate that a guy at work made for him - very cool I might add! That is GOLD POLYMER CLAY inlay FOLKS, DH and I figured out how to do that!!!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
It took 2 min. for the kids to get all the eggs and 3 minutes for everyone to get back in their cars.
Every single egg had a bag of jelly beans in it, I was kinda disappointed as I am not a jelly bean fan :-)
I turned around and just thought "OH MY!"
I made the Apple Pie Pastries for Easter dinner dessert. It is the recipe in the current Taste of Home magazine, which my MIL got me a subscription to. I also made the coleslaw for the second time for Easter dinner as well, it is sooooo yummy, it is a non mayo recipe. This time I also used a mix of Splenda/sugar blend, so it is not too much calories and sugar etc. It tastes just as good, I love the toasted sesame seeds in it too. Now the baking of the Apple Pie Pastries took me a LONG time! Although the magazine says it will take 40 minutes. Maybe it was because a three year old helped me with the first part of the process. I will say that it was worth the time and effort they came out great and very very tasty!!!!! Can't wait to serve them for dessert tomorrow night. DD was off playing and WAIT till you see the results of Mom not paying much attention to what she was doing! She made herself a scissors dress (with all of my scrapbook scissors, I might add) on the clothing she was wearing.
Apple Pie Pastries, worth the work and fun to make.
Parchment paper, my new best friend! Saves my already downhill baking sheets from more agony. :-)
What are my scrapbooking scissors doing within her reach? Well I am reorganizing my craft room, remember Whoa Nellie, well it was time. So I pulled out all of my scrapbooking stuff and it came up to the dining room. You see the problem with my craft room is that it needs to serve many purposes not just one, such as scrapbooking, hey if I only had to fill one craft that would be EASY, oh no I can't do that though, I need to have Polymer Clay, Jewelry Making, Rubber Stamping, Paper crafting, and scrapbooking, and sewing. But I pulled out sewing for now too. I am really happy with the results so far, I am organizing and I am going to be getting rid of storage bins etc that I don't need anymore. I would post a pic, but you may not see the progress since some parts still look messy even though that is just my interim way of organizing. I LOVE organizing it helps me remember what I have, what I need etc. Also my scrapbooking was infiltrating all parts of the room, somehow! Now I am working on clay stuff. I've decided that I want to open an ETSY shop too, so that has been on my mind as well. The organized craft room should help me in that endeavor.
Update: Upon further inspection of the 'scissors dress' shirt there are holes in it, they are minor, however guess where I got the shirt? Goodwill! It was worth the moment :-)
Monday, March 17, 2008
This is my second batch/color scheme which in a future post I will try to get a better pic. for the color sense for you, since this picture doesn't do it justice, see those nasty little air bubbles I hate those!!!
Top and bottom, same exact bead, different photo, see what a difference a little light can make? The top picture is more true to the color of the beads.
More circles and I used one of the 'tools' that Julie gave us in class to make these designs, I just LOVE them all.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A. liked the box they came in!!!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
We made it to Music With Markus this morning. A. didn't seem to be enjoying it, or so I thought, when we got back to the room, the first thing she said was "I liked music with Markus." She was a bit timid, other kids were dancing around, however they may have seen him before or have been exposed to him, plus the speakers were loud too. We got her a signed CD with Puff the Magic Dragon on it.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
OK I am excited about something else too, I looked up free stuff to do. And for Canada they have March Break for the kids from school and many of the libraries are having activities for kids. Well "Music with Markus" is happening Saturday AM for free at a library on the same street. Well not only is it on the same street it is attached to this hotel and we don't even have to go outside to get there!!! There are shops and eateries attached too - yahoo!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Our little ice/snow pack. Today it is 33 again and they are forecasting possible ice storm tonight. This is the 1991 anniversary of that ice storm too, so people are up in arms. However it is not doing ANYTHING outside.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
A friend of mine is having Weight Loss Surgery (gastric bypass) tomorrow morning first thing. Please send good vibes and prayers her way. Her initials are S.W. The hope is that she will be able to have the laproscopic version, she has done everthing her docs have asked and lost a ton of weight before the surgery so is hoping for the laproscopic version of the surgery. Thanks for your good vibes and prayers Monday early AM.