Friday, October 29, 2010

Lil sis is on the way!

There is a new addition on the way.  She'll be here very soon.
When baby number five arrives she'll be greeted by her big brother and sisters.
In case she doesn't recognize them, they'll be wearing these shirts when they come to meet her.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend forecast: Fair!

What's ahead for your weekend?
We're headed to the state fair this afternoon. 
My favorite part of the fair is checking out all of the exhibits.
In the evening we'll take in a concert of one of my favorite groups.

Tomorrow I'm participating in a craft fair at the 
I've been working steadily to fill my booth with lots of goodies.
Come by and say hello if you're in the area.  

Here's the sign I made for my booth.  
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I'm prepping for a craft fair this weekend.  
This was my table right before supper.  
Normally I try to have at least a small area of table
cleaned off for my family to eat supper,
but today I worked while supper was cooking 
and completely forgot that we'd have to eat somewhere.
Thankfully we have a bar on the other side of this mess which was actually clean.

This, by the way, is only a small portion of my ribbon collection.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


What I've been up to lately.....

goodies in a local high school's colors

and competition bows for the cheerleaders.

My hands are sore from sewing bows!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wild Thing

 After we moved into our home my husband and I decided to convert a closet under the stairs into a powder room.  The person who helped me with paint colors suggested that I make this super tiny room really special for impact.  My idea of special was to pick out a super busy damask wallpaper in black and white.  I figured that since black and white are both neutral I could add color with hand towels.  Well, until today the hand towels have stayed boring white.  About a week ago I noticed that they weren't only boring and white, but also dingy. 

I hit the clearance section of my favorite store for linens, TJ Maxx.  Since there's only one towel hanger, I don't have to worry about matching; I can just find single colors I like and change them out.  For some reason on the day I was in TJ Maxx, the only color on clearance that I liked was black.  Ever since I did the applique frame onesie, I've been looking for another opportunity to use the design again.   Here's the bathroom.  

Here's another photo.

 Here's a closeup.

The little powder room hasn't looked this good since it was graced by my daughter!

I'm still stalking the clearance section for other colors like jade green and tomato red, but this will do for now.