Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another Elmo

Thank goodness! This is my last Elmo! This one isn't as good as the last one, but it will have to do. I am not frogging it to make it look better.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Handy Manny!

My cousin's little boy, Warren turned 1 today. I finished making his favorite character, Handy Manny on the way to the party. LOL, talk about finishing up just in time!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bob The Builder with a couple kitties

Some more little people ... and yes I realize I forgot to put the bow on the squashy Hello Kitty. That will be going on tomorrow am. I didn't realize it until I took the pic! LOL

Monday, November 17, 2008

Where have I been?

Oh my goodness I've been busy the last couple weeks. I'm still plugging away at all of those cute little characters. I should be finished today and send them out. YAY! (I'm soooo ready to be done with the little buggers). My cousin came for a visit on Saturday, so I needed to finish all of her curtains for her. That took me a while. Yes, I know you are just sewing rectangles, but it gets tedious. Also, you have to make sure your lines and measurements are perfect, or your curtains will hang wonky. I'm hoping she has no wonkiness once she hangs them up. I have an ornament for a different swap to send out today as well.

Once those are done you'd think I'd be free to craft whatever I wanted, or to at least start on my kids' Christmas presents, right? WRONG. I have 2 gifts to make before this coming weekend and another 2 gifts to make before Thanksgiving. THEN I have 3-4 outfits to crochet for a Dora doll for a bday party 2 weeks after that. FINALLY, at that point, I just MAY have a minute to craft something for my kids. Maybe.

This morning I got T up to go to school and noticed his eyelid was all puffy and red. *sigh* This boy has something new every day, I swear! So he has a sty it looks like. We are doing some warm teabags on his eye to help with the pain & swelling. Poor kiddo.
We are definitely living in a winter wonderland. Unfortunately this wonderland's tractor is DOA at the moment. That means that all that white winter wonderfulness is making my driveway damn near impassable. Having a 250ft driveway that is impassable by vehicle, makes for one very long and exhausting walk uphill. Hopefully dh will get the tractor up and running soon so he can plow all this winter wonderfulness outta the way.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Teenage Mutant Ninja Cuddler

Oh my goodness! I just love this one! I want to make an entire set of TMNT!!! This is yet another "cuddler" made from this pattern. The shell is removable, but the mask isn't.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Minnie Cuddler

Argh, this was a difficult one. I'm not loving her greatly, but she will have to do. And once again, my thumb is killing me from the embroidering on it.
I used this pattern again.

Batgirls Swap

Putting this up here so I can easily update.

6/12 completed

1. Razz - Boba Fett
2. Stephdpn - TMNT - Finished 11/7
3. Kymdenise - Elmo - Finished 11/3
4. Effervescent - Minnie ~ Finished 11/5
5. Valthenya - Hello Kitty ~ Finished 9/20
6. Rachel's Mom - Baby Girl ~ Finished 9/18
7. Autumn Dreams - Ferocious Beast ~ Finished 11/4

8. Julie K - Hello Kitty
9. Love Muffins - Hello Kitty

10. Sleepdeprived -Bob the builder
11. MamaOf3Cuties - Elmo
12. Shoefairy3 - R2D2 ~ Finished 11/4

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Woot! Kreative Blogger Award :)

Aww! Stefany over at To Be Thode has awarded me with the Kreative Blogger Award! :) Ain't she so sweet?!?! :) Thanks Stefany! Go check out her site to get some insight into her hectic and crafty life. :) (We have so much in common!!!)

So with the award I must let my loyal readers know of 6 things I'm grateful for and pass this award onto 6 other bloggers!

1. I'm so very, very grateful for my 3 precious sons. They are my world. They are my light. They are now and will always be loved so very much by me.

2. I'm very grateful for my wonderful husband. I can be a cranky, whiny, hot tempered woman and he puts up with it all. He is my sweetheart, my love and my rock. I love you sweetie.

3. I'm grateful for my online friends. You ladies have been with me through ups and downs. You've kicked me in the ass when I needed it, laughed your ass off with me, let me cry on your shoulders and become such a huge part of my life. I love you ladies.

4. I'm grateful to my mom and aunt for donating a TON of yarn to me so that I could craft some wonderful things for family and friends frugally. Thank you!

5. I'm grateful Pepsi & Take 5's, because you two things get me through PMS. Thank you sweet, sweet treats. You are very loved.

6. I'm grateful to my grandmother for teaching me how to be frugal, even if I choose not to always do those things. With knowledge I am rich. If and when I need to use all of those things you taught me, I can. Thank you Gram.

And I pass this award on to ...

1. Reclaiming The Home

2. Geek Central Station

3. Nini Makes

4. The Craft Wench

5. Eli Harris

6. Chocolate, Crafts & Little Ladies

Maggie & The Ferocious Beast!

I used this pattern again. I had a hard time with the horns. And, ugh, embroidering on this just killed my thumb, but I survived and it is done! LOL

R2D2 Cuddle Worm!

I used this pattern again. I chose to keep the arms off this one since the pattern's arms stick out and r2's don't.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Better Elmo Doll!

Okay, this one turned out much better than the last one.
I used this pattern again. I kinda really love it, have you realized that yet? LOL

Adrian's Halloween Costume

I forgot to post this! I made his chaps, bandanna and his vest for his costume. The rest of the stuff was bought at the dollar store and just clothes he had here at home. :) Very cheap costume for him and he looked sooooo adorable! :)


So I've had a few people email me and ask why I don't post more about our life on my blog. I post pics of projects I've done or we've done, but not really too much about the family, so I am going to strive to start blogging more of the everyday stuff too.

Our family is currently on a bit of quarantine. Adrian popped up with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease last week while we were at a birthday party. At first I thought he was having a reaction to some gluten he could have possibly got ahold of, but it didn't look like the normal reaction. Later I knew it wasn't because blisters were all over his mouth. Ugh.

I babysit my cousin's son so I had to let her know I couldn't watch him for a while and then I patiently waited to see what kid would be next to get HFM. Niko popped up with it this weekend. So the only one left now is Timmy. I'm hoping he doesn't get it because he really can't afford to miss more school. :(

Timmy's allergies are really bad and he's missed 6 days of school already. To try to help him, we tore out all of his carpeting last week and put down vinyl flooring. We also got rid of most of his stuffed animals and got him a new pillow. He is on 2 medicines and the occasional breathing treatment. Hopefully we can get some control over his allergies so he doesn't miss any more school. He definitely doesn't need to have HFM heaped on him right now.