Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Multimedia message

Awww look at those cute baby eggplants =) they are growing by my deck. My garden garden is no longer a garden but i have some stuff by my deck doing really well. The 2nd photo is a sweet flower fairy that my friend Roberta made for me. Isn't she cute? I will stick the address to her etsy shop up when i remember what it is lol. And then you have Elijah who is getting soooo big! Hewas playing in his pool and wanted me to take his picture. The last pic is a custom can hugger/cozie i made =)
coming soon... Elijah and a harmonica video.

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's fun bein a boy

Cuz when you are a boy you get to pee whenever and wherever you please... Or at least that's what Elijah thinks.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A few things

I got a job about 2 weeks ago. I am cleaning condos on the weekends down at the beach. The 1st picture is the view from a condo i cleaned this past saturday.
Today we went to the social security office to get E a social security card (duh). The 2nd picture isnt the best but that is a freakin peacock! On the side of the road! Weird. We saw this guy on the way. Elijah was so excited to get a "security card" and was a bit miffed when the guy said it would come in the mail! He wants that card right now. Oh at 10 this morn it was already 97 degrees with a heat index of 104! I wonder how hot it got today?
Well my next post should have crafty content. I'm about to felt up a storm on 2 custom orders =)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The scooter...

video

We watched Bolt. Penny has a scooter so obviously Elijah is Penny... Which means mama is Bolt. He instantly started replayin the movie when he stepped on the scooter. I am a bit slow and it took me a minute to figure it all out. The video was taken about 15 minutes after he first tried the scooter =) Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What's up?

Well my blueberries are now ripe! Yay! Yum!
We played at the park in Orange Beach! Eijah met and charmed everyone of course.
Our friend LeAnne visited and you can see a pic of her with Elijah...with a dragonfly clip on his nose! And one of her doggies, Ruby.
Next up: E and his scooter.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Trains

We went to art in the park on mothers day. Elijah was way more interested in the trains at the train museum... Of course. Of course elijah and i are in the pics but also my aunt Ramona is in a couple too.

Monday, April 13, 2009

End of March Partying

Well my birthday was March 25th. It was a good day :) and I got all kinds of great stuff. The weekend after my bday I went to someone else's bday party :) on their beautiful property. Elijah had a blast! I only got a few pics. First there was a pond to throw rocks and pine cones into... And little brim to watch swim and eat. Then there was the mud puddle and as you can see, it was great fun. And a giant mess!!! Elijah got mud literally all over, head to toe, as you see on his shirt :)
All the big boys were playing in the barn skating the mini-ramp and box. Elijah has been somewhat obsessed with skateboards for quite awhile so he had to get in on the action! The last picture is one of Elijah with his friend Steve helping him skate across the barn. He had a great time!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

We have a winner

Well with a little help (thanks Kathi!) I have finally been able to get to the comments and find the winner of the vintage patterns! Finally. Finally! I used random.org to pick the winner and it was #2 Amy-sugarmuffin! I will be contacting you Amy for your contact info! Congratulations!

Monday, March 9, 2009

technical difficulties

well i can't seem to view my blog. can anyone??? i tried. it opens the page and then says it can't open the page and then closes the window. this means i cant view my comments so i can't name a winner in the giveaway. if you can read this and have any idea what i can do to make this stop happening please let me know!
i will name a winner as soon as i figure out how to fix everything!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pattern Giveaway

I got a giant box of vintage patterns from the lovely Donna Apperson in the mail sometime before Xmas. I've skimmed out 14 patterns to give away :) the size on them is 12 but remember this is not the same as a modern 12. Its much smaller. To enter just leave a comment to this post. For an additional entry click to follow my blog and then make another comment staying this. If you are already following then just go ahead and post a comment saying so! I will use a random # generator to choose the winner. I will leave this open until I use the # generator sometime on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. US and Canadian residents only please. Good Luck!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Morning

This is how I look in the morning right after I wake up... And Elijah decides he wants to "give stuff to mama."

Friday, February 6, 2009

New dreadband and headform

Introducing the new headform :) thanks to my aunt Ramona. I'm scheming away now at how I'm going to make it have dreads I have a few woolen dreads or it made and workin on more. The dreadband will be listed in my etsy shop soonish I home. It is made from some lovely antique rose colored yarn that is a nice pima cotton/ merino wool blend.
And of course then there is Elijah.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Catch-up

I've tried to write this blog about 5 times and my phone keeps deleting it. Horrible. So I'm trying again.
I've been dyeing a bit of fiber lately. Still haven't handpainted any but I really hope to get to that tonight. The first picture is mr holding a big ol ball of corriedale cross wool roving that weighs a little less than a pound. I love wool :) all of the little bundles are the same kind of wool off of this big blob. I didn't want to dye the roving evenly but rather have a few shades present throughout. The blues bundle will be up on my etsy shop sometime in the near future as a PIF so keep an eye out! I just revived my new pink dye and tried it out on just over an ounce of wool which will be for sale in my shop when I get better pics. The last dyed roving is one ounce also and unfortunately a terrible picture. It is actually really pretty with darker purple and a few colors down to purples more on the pink side. It reminds me African violets so I suppose that will be its name when it arrives in my shop!
There are of course 3 pics of Elijah. Of course of course. He played the electric bass for the first time about a week ago. It was a hit and he had loads of fun! He really enjoyed modeling the chemo cap I knitted for a friend of my aunt. He ran around screaming "I'm a clown!" and it was difficult to get a picture. Funfur is a bitch to knit at first and after the first few rows it gets much better... Unless you make a mistake and then it is almost impossible to see what is going on. It was fun though. The pattern is The 'No Hair Day' Hairy Chemo Cap http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt10.htm and is really easy. The last Elijah picture is just simply Elijah with his hair up playing on the kitchen floor. I thought it looked cute.
I also acquired a cute little headform thanks to my aunt and will be putting it to use soon. I have some pics of her but that will have to wait 'til next time. I've been slowly making some dreads for her though I have no idea how or if they will be attached. She came from Pensacola Junior College so there is a big PJC sharpie mark on her neck. I'm going to sit down sometime and make it look like a tattoo or find someone else who can.
Its been chilly here some days and down right warm/almost got on others. Hope you are all warm and cozy one way or another where you are!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mail

I'm slow but that's ok.

I did a trade with Danielle of Pixy Patch http://www.pixypatch.com for the super sweet legwarmers. I *LOVE* them :) and was wearing them everyday until it decided to be summer here in south Alabama. Now its a bit too hot.

Then I got a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) from the lovely Libby http://mayleesgarden.etsy.com & http://aurorasgarden.etsy.com She knows I want to eat her soap...specifically the warm vanilla sugar. Now she's taunting me. She sent me some of her homemade warm vanilla sugar laundry soap. And if that wasn't bad enough she is trying to make my son a soap eater too. That pink swirly bar up there is bubble gum soap for Elijah :) yum! Thanks Libby!!!!

Minde http://twosoulsearththreads.etsy.com has been a bit addicted to felting lately. She sent me a (not so random) act of kindness since I was whining about not getting to keep any of the yummy soap from Libby that I used to knit and crochet lil sweaters onto for Xmas. She sent me a patchouli soap (made by Libby) that she felted with alpaca :) so soft and so good smelling :)

And of course no post would be complete without the obligatory cute Elijah picture!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

To pita or not to pita

I really don't have any new pics BUT I do have 2 full photos of rare and elusive Lacy. That's me in my back yard modeling the sparkly dreadband I made that miraculously sold on etsy a few hours after I listed it. The second one is me midsentence...and looks like I should be holding a pear or something.
Photos out of the way, I'm debating whether or not to make pita bread this afternoon. I know I need to make regular bread in the machine. I've wanted to make pita bread for 10 yrs... Literally. I have a few recipes so I may tackle one later. Or garlic herb monkey bread :)
I'm pondering my bread path as I dye a little corriedale wool roving and a little yarn to get a feel for this violet color :) it's pretty as can be! I'm going to try to hand paint a small piece of roving later this week though it seems a daunting task! I'm hoping all will go well because I really love playing with color and of course wool. We will see how it goes... If I'm brave!
Any pita bakers out there?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Elijah!

Elijah Winter Ray just turned 3 :) what a big boy :) He even pooped in the potty today (of course that is mainly because I make him run around bottomless while we are home). Happy Birthday!