Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This Holiday Season...

This Christmas...

Bella is waiting for Santa!

As Beau settles down for a long winter's nap...

May Christmas bring you happiness, health and joy this holiday season!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Every year Sweet Mama and I go to visit family at my uncle's farm in South Georgia. This year is no different. There will be a lot of standing around and talking, eating and later gathering around the burn barrel and more talking!

It is a great time to see cousins and aunts and uncles on my dad's side. Plus have a little fun!!
Hope you have a wonderful day with the ones you love!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I almost missed Fall!

Fall has finally come to Middle Georgia! Last night it when down to 32 degrees...a little chilly since it has been warm during the day. But I am ready for some cold weather!!

I have been a little under the weather for the last few weeks. I had to have a root canal 2 weeks ago and had a reaction to the antibiotics. Not a good week. And I am working one day a week AND had to babysit Skippy overnight a couple of nights this week. whew...did I mention my Esty shop has gotten busy too?! I have almost forgotten to enjoy the season.

Because of my tooth/med problem I had to skip Halloween this year...my favorite holiday. A very sad day. We only had one decoration out and it was inside. Normally we deck out the house and yard like this!

But after the loss of my cousin in September and then my tooth... this did not happen. I laid in the bed with the lights off with the blinds closed. I felt like I was hiding from Halloween.

When I finally started feeling better I looked out the screened porch and was surprised! My mum from last year was blooming!! Sweet Mama stuck it in a planter last Fall and I guess it liked it and flourished!
I know it is not the prettiest, but it made it through the year!! And you know, I got to thinking, if you persevere you can make it through anything. You might be a little bedraggled but you still look pretty!

After it stops blooming I think I am going to cut it back and see how it does. Who knows, maybe it will come back next year!! I even made an apron that reminded me of it. What do you think? I mixed it with a coordinating fabric that has circles all over it. You can see more here.
I got the fabric at my new part time job at Hancock Fabrics. Yes, I broke down and got a j-o-b. But taxes on the condo are due and I need a little more cash flow. I only work one night a week but I get a discount on things for the shop. I think it is a win/win situation for everyone!

So now it's back to work in the shop. I am making new aprons and adding everyday, not to mention filling orders. Look for more Plus Size aprons and maybe a new potholder style or two!

I see inspiration everywhere, don't you?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Are You Ready?!

Halloween is not far away... Look Out! It is right behind you!!


Check my shop here for more Halloween aprons!!

Don't be a Fraidy Cat!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Back To Work

Whew!! Back from vacation! 1000+ miles later! Actually we go back last week but I have been busy working and getting back in the swing of things...

Sweet Mama and I went to Iowa to visit LB. It was chilly up there! We had one morning in the 30s...brrrr. That's winter here in GA!! We looked like we were from the South..all bundled up with some people walking around in shorts and tank tops. It was so nice to get back to the 90s!

While we were up there we went to Cedar Falls. It is such a pretty town. Here are a few pics!

Check out this sign! We do not have signs like this!! Also notice the sky...it was rainy and/or cloudy almost the whole time we were there.

We met Ella aka Cinderella (but she hates that name!). This is Bruiser's new "sister". They have become best friends!! Even sharing a lap!

They were so funny! It was a big deal to get in your lap underneath the blanket!

Just checking...everybody OK?

Check out the finger pointing to Ella!!

We had such a great time!! And enjoyed our "Fall" weather! Some were sad to see us go!!

Don't worry!! We will be back soon...but only when it warms up!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Think I am Addicted...

I can't believe I am having so much fun!! This old loom has been revived with new ideas. I have been making new combos and patterns every afternoon. It is too hot in the kitchen where my sewing table and shop this are. The afternoon sun beats in and heats it up very fast. It has been a hot summer with temps in the upper 90 to 100s. So after lunch I retreat to the living room and do some weaving or make casserole carriers. Here are the latest!!

Aren't they cute?!! I love the Christmas and Halloween ones!

Doesn't the black in the fringe look like spider legs?

This is the last one made. Thinking ahead to Cherry Blossom time!! There are so many colors and combination that the possibilities are endless! Can't wait to see what I come up with this afternoon!

Want one? Check out the shop here!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Tasty Treat

Here is a tasty treat to enjoy!!

Baked Peaches with Brie

4 unpeeled peaches, pitted and cut into halves

4 oz Brie cheese, cut into 8 slices

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place peach halves on baking sheet. Top each half with a piece of brie. Drizzel with maple syrup and top with walnuts. Bake 10 minutes until cheese in melted and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Serves 8

Monday, August 8, 2011

What reminds you of 7th grade?

These do!! I used to make a gazillion of these back in the day! We had to have the loom for Mrs. Puckett 7th grade Home Ec class. The boys in Shop made them and the girls bought them for their class. I wish I could remember who made mine...I hope he continued woodworking because mine has held up great!!

I had a friend ask me if I could make some for her mom. After I saw what she wanted I KNEW that I could...if I could just find the loom. You know... I do keep everything!

My things have been packed up in the back storage house or in the attic or in the garage for 6 years now. The good news was... I knew I was coming up here for awhile so I labeled and listed all contents of each box. I know..sounds a little obsessive but over the years I have been able to find most of what I have been searching for!

So I got to work moving boxes out of the little house in the backyard and sorting through them (Good thing there was a church attic sale this last weekend)! Finally in box #18 I found it!! It has been SOOO much fun making these and remembering good times of "back in the day"! I even have a set now in the shop here

Best $5 I ever spent!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Look what's new!!

Look at my newest addition to the shop! These casserole carriers were made in the 1970s by my grandmother for my mom and aunts!! Nanny made all kinds of things...as long is it used Red Heart Yarns!! I took the one mom had and copied it and have sold them to the ladies at church. Then I thought why not add them to the shop and share them with you?!! So far I have added one just now! Check it out here

Wouldn't it be nice if I could read??? It is SOOOO HOOOTTT outside! Going to have a heat index of 110 today...If felt like 200 at 10am!! I guess I will retake this picture!

So thanks to Nanny (who has now left us). I am so glad I took the time to learn crochet so that I can carry on her work!!

Have five more to add!! Plus I will take special requests for different color combos.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sizzling Summer BBQ SALE!!!

It's that time of year again...Time for the 2nd annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Sale!!! Now until July 31 all BBQ aprons are 10% OFF here! That includes Plus Size and Duets! Don't miss this sale to stock up on Christmas presents ~ Some aprons will not be repeated!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saying goodbye...

My family lost a sweet lady last week, My brother-in-law's mother, Carnegia (Ca-Knee-g), passed away early Wednesday morning in Savannah. She had a stroke and was in Hospice for about two weeks. Sweet Mama and I got to see her there and spent a little time with her as did all of her friends and family. It was always said that Carnegia had a better social life than anyone! She had so many friends! I will miss her pound cakes and sweet potato cassorole (with colored marshmellows on top!).

It just won't be the same without her...

We will miss you!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sort of a New Apron!

I am adding a new apron to the shop! I had a customer ask for a full version of my 50's Pink Polka Dot Half Apron a week or so ago.

You remember it?!!

So I put on my thinking cap and got to work. I knew that I wanted it to be shorter than the Retro Ruffle apron so I started editing the pattern...

What do you think?

This is a pic of the sold apron...he also ordered a pink one too!
I know, I know...the right pocket is too high! I ripped it off and resewed it! I am thinking I need to make the ruffle a bit longer...maybe. What would you do??

I am going to make one for the shop... Keep watching!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Hope y'all have a safe and fun 4th!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Funny plus a giggle!

Funny Rat (aka Bunny Rabbit) showed up the other night...got everyone excited!! If you look right above the black chair just above the piddly rose bush (yes that rose bush is pitiful..it gets no sun now that the Cherry tree has grown and the porch is in the way) But look...there is Funny! She is starring at us and we are starring at her! She showed up the other night with...a baby!!

Isn't Giggle cute?!! He was very fast..running circles around her. She just kept eating and scratching her fleas. She finally came up to the porch to say hello! Beau was very interested, but Bella, not so much. You remember a week or so ago she showed up, in the same place, and sat there all afternoon. Beau was in the house taking his nap and missed it! This time he could not take his eyes off her!!
Sorry the pic is a little blurry! I didn't want to scare anyone with a flash! They stayed for a bit with Giggle slipping through the fence and on to other adventures. Funny snacked and visited a bit and then saw the dog in the yard behind us and disappeared in a flash!! It has been a couple of days and I haven't seen them. But they come around this time in the evening so I best get back on the porch and start looking. I will have to keep my eyes open thought to see Giggle!!
He is just so cute!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I Have Been Up To...

I have been very busy in the shop for the last few weeks! I have had a lot of custom orders. It has been fun but I wanted to add some new items to the shop. So I have gotten busy and here are the newest Duets! Originally they were just going to be BBQ aprons. They were stacked on the sewing table, one on top of another, when it hit me!! A perfect pairing don't cha think?!! Let me know which one is your favorite!

I have more to come..Plus Size, Duets, Ruffles and Christmas. So keep your eye on the shop!

You never know what you will find!!