Thursday, April 15, 2010

An Etsy Promotion

Miss T has a great shop on Etsy. Her shop is being featured in a Giveaway on the following blog: B.F.F.E. (Best Finds From Etsy)
You have a chance to win a beautiful handmade wooden teether. All you have to do is post a comment on the B.F.F.E. blog! Winners will be notified on Tuesday the 20th.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sewing Expo

Spent the last three days taking classes at the Sewing Expo with Miss T. It was a blast and I learned alot. Mostly, I learned that I don't know how to sew. *LOL*
I behaved myself and only bought one piece of fabric. I decided, after the 'stash game' that I really can't justify too many more of those purchases.
Besides, I felt that what I really needed are resources. Having taught myself to sew, I thought, (maybe) there might be a little information I was missing.

I bought some thread on clearance, which matched some fabric for an order perfectly. I was all excited about finding it, until I looked at the bottom of the spool and saw the words, "solar active blue/purple". What did that mean, anyway? So I took it outside, even though it was cloudy. Here's what happened:

Yikes! Glad I checked first.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Regretsy Book Cover Contest

[Note: I altered one of the images for the purpose of this blog.]

Regretsy had a contest for the best book cover design. I entered, along with dozens of others, and the winning list came out today. I am not a winner; yet, in a bizarre twist of fate, I still showed up in third place! Not possible, you say? Ah, but feast your eyes on the 3rd prize winner's entry!


Perdy and I are on the back cover, left side, near the spine of buttons!

Soapmaking 101

Miss T and I went to a soapmaking class in Medway on March 23rd, so I am a little late with this post. Can I tell you how much fun we had? Who knew? I think I have found yet another hobby to take time away from cleaning the house! *LOL*
Apparently, up until WWII, pretty much everyone made their own soap. And it isn't hard to make, either.
We learned the cold process method, which means that you don't add any heat from an external source, ie. no cooking. We made 4 1/2 pounds of soap, which equals 15 bars. Mine are a citrus blend of pink grapefruit, lemon and lemongrass. The whole house is lightly scented with citrus. I love it!
I have to wait about 3 weeks (4/13!) to use my soap, as it takes that long to "cure" or harden. If I am impatient, and use it now, it will melt away very quickly. Patience is a virtue. (Yes, it's killing me to leave them alone!)

Dressing the little Princess

I made this dress for my Princess. Isn't she beautiful? I love being an auntie, does it show?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Blessed and Happy Easter Wishes

Happy Easter! Easter is my favorite holy day. At church this morning, Angus! and Boo each had a solo during the rousing hymn, "He's Not Here!". They were very nervous, but sounded great. Much thanks to Judy, our choir director.
The Easter Bunny visited after Mass, and was kind enough to pose for a picture.

Next we headed out to visit Grandpa and Grandma for a delicious supper. Kudos to the chef, she never disappoints!

The kids had fun playing with their cousin, the little Princess. All in all, a very satisfying day.

And Happy Easter to those absent...Thomas and Karen, hope you enjoyed your day! Much love to our Colorado family! Love you all and miss you, too.