Every year our family gets together Christmas Eve at my parents home to celebrate.
I am very thankful that my Father made it for another feast with the family.
After we over eat and exchange gifts we play some cards....
The miniature sock monkey that I made my sister joined in on some fun...what a gambler she turned out to be.
The kids just couldn't keep us with us old folks!
Hope Santa didn't scare off my daughter's boyfriend..lol
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to All ♥
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This custom snow suit...
Button down or button legs...
I was contacted on my shop http://annette1533.etsy.com
to do this variation of a baby bunting I sell, but for a toddler. What a great idea to have it either button up for legs or just the traditional button front. She gave me all the measurments and I was pleased how it turned out. THANKS NANCY for the inspiration, the pleasure was mine ♥
Glad she sent a photo with it on her little girl...busy, busy, busy
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The winner of the Crocheted Boa Giveaway is.....MICAELA6955....Congratulations !!!!!!
This was my first giveaway and I am very pleased. I wish all could win so I decided to have another giveaway. I have something special in mind so check back to see what will be next.
Thank-you again, ALL OF YOU, for your support and encouragement ♥
Happy Holidays to all and stop back for your chance in my December Holiday Giveaway comming soon ♥
Micaela6955, your boa awaits!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I bought these custom magnets from http://tagsandbuttons.etsy.com/. She put my little monkeys on them with my Etsy shop around the ring! Check her out, she has all kinds of promotional pins, buttons, magnets and the cutiest mini matchbook notepad sets!
What wonderful thank-you gifts. Perfect for my two sales I got Friday night for my
Mighty Monkeys ♥
off they go ....weeeeee
Don't forget to order yours today!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Picture here is two of them fighting over the laptop!
Hope to get some feedback so let it rip........
Monday, November 3, 2008
I used Homespun Lion Band yarn so it's full and very soft!
1.) Visit my etsy store at: http://annette1533.etsy.com/ between Nov.3rd - Nov.23rd
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Who would think they could be so much fun! I made outfits from fleece and felt, added some bells and whistles and this is what I came up with.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Be sure to check back for my giveaway! Almost done:)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
It was a lovely weekend to work outside in the garden. Our project of thinning, rearranging and shoveling tons and tons and tons of river rocks is just about done, at least for this year.
We had several set backs!
* I am not suppose to be doing this kind of work at all but I had to protect my babies from the Big Footed Stomp Monster (my husband)
....after everyday we got the chance to work on the project my back would be out and I would be in severe pain for several days,
* my heart would race and I would get out of breath.....Failed a stress test and found a heart problem to add to my list of heath issues....
* my husband failed to latch the trailer on correctly and the trailer came off with a ton of rocks, swinging around and trashing the entire back of his new dually
* we ran out of fabric to put down to help prevent any weeds We have lots more to do but I think I will like it a lot when it is all done...I wonder how much it did actually cost?!!!!!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Well here I am, playing a game of "blog tag" which means I must reveal 6 secrets about myself then tag others to do the same. Thanks madboo....you can check her out at http://madboodesigns.etsy.com/ or read her secrets at http://madboodesigns.blogspot.com/
6. I am very unhealthy and overweight, that said I have a brown belt in martial arts from back in the day:)
5. I am a control freak...everything has a place, that said I am so organized that I am unorganized
4. I never loose a fight ...ask my husband, he always says "YES DEAR"
3. I don't know how to sew , ya I took a mandatory class in high school back in the day:) I used to watch my Mom lay patterns out all over the dinning room table and pray it wasn't for me!!!!!!!!
2. 95% of gift giving is homemade....my boss called me thrifty, my employees called me cheap!
1. Jack of all trades, master of none...I guess that isn't much of a secret
OK, then now, I have to find others to play along....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
All done..I think I should make it a wall hanging. I will let Pat decide what she wants to do with it, after all her kitchen was recently remodeled and she is still accessorizing.
I will be sure to post a picture once it is given its home....Hope she likes it:)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Every now and again you come across a pattern that you really like and this ghost is too fun. I did him with #20 crochet thread and I think he came out great!!! I e-mailed the designer Connie Folse and I am waiting for permission to sell. Sure hope she lets me:) but I bet I can find someone who would love him as a gift...lol
Just got word...I can sell it anywhere but on the web:( Looks like an October present it is!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I am so pleased that my crazy cat, scratch, was hand picked by by a fellow etsyhookers team member to put in her treasury!!!! Thanks hookedonthread...sell wishes to all:)
Please come check out her treasury:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yes, the weather will be changing here in Western PA soon and since I am slow moving I must start the Fall Gardening.
This year I have to down size my flower gardens even more:( It took me a few weeks of crying about it, after all it took 10 long years to get it where I wanted it!
It wasn't all about the landscaping...it was a hobby. A place I would go after work and loose my thoughts. Bury my stress amongst it.
It had become another reminder of what I can no longer do. It doesn't deserve to be ignored and choked with weeds! There has to be a way to save it.
I have given parts of it to friends and family. With the brawn of my husband, I have decided what will be boxed and set by the roadside marked "free to a good home". Babies from the original flowers.
I think I will like the new design I made for the landscaping. River rocks will pave the way to walk through easily and painted markers with the type will adorn the flowers. I came across a small rock water fountain and an antique bird bath that will fill the void. I even have a spot for the hummingbirds to play!
It should last another 10 long years..............................