May 30, 2008

Trimming the Trees

With Roy over in Iraq, I have had to step up and take over the yard work. I always swore that if anything ever happened to him the grass would grow over the roof because I always hated yard work, but I am finding that I actually enjoy it to some extent now. It is probably because I now have the time and know that the inside of the house is not going to go to pieces if I work outside because it's only me and the doggies and the kitty.
I spent one whole day trimming the big trees out front. Yes I actually climbed up ladders and went at it. I love my new saw! Now I just have to figure out what to do with the huge pile of branches on the driveway.

May 28, 2008


I found a little tutorial on how to make these. A great way to use up tiny scraps. Throw in a Yo-Yo and a button or two and WAHOO

May 23, 2008

Button Bouquets

I love buttons and always have. I remember playing in my Mom's button box as a child and I have collected them for years.Now I have a new way to play with them.

May 15, 2008

New Projects

It's my dear friend Sue's birthday next week so I made her this apron. She showed me a picture of this pocket in a Mary Engelbreit Magazine and I had to copy it.

May 14, 2008

Worms, Glorious Worms!

What's better when you are two than digging worms with your Grams.
How about taking a whole bowl home to show your Dad!

Then there is the bad part ---Mom not letting you take them in the store with you on the way home.

May 13, 2008

Mother's Day for my Daughters

When I told their Dad that the boy's didn't like their capes he sugggested that perhaps it was their Mom's that needed "SUPERMOM" capes. Since I was already planning on making them aprons, I decided to combine the two. I made the bib part reversible and gave them a dish towel with big safety pins to pin on for the cape. I included this story: to go along with it. I thought it was kind of funny. So, if you see the girls with their aprons on, you better give them their due respect.
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May 11, 2008


Now the problem has become
how to get it off of him!
Tyson decided that he
loves his cape and wants
to wear it everywhere.
I haven't checked with
Bekah today to see if she
was able to take him to
church without it.

May 7, 2008


I decided to dredge up an old idea from when my boys were little and see if the Grandsons liked them. SUPERHERO capes. They are reversible with their letter and supername on one side and then their favorite thing on the other. They wrap around their waists and are held with Velcro. Tyson likes dinosaurs so this is what I came up with.

So far no luck. THEY DON'T LIKE THEM! Except for one instance when Emma said she went to check on the twins who were supposed to be napping and she found Fischer totally naked except for his cape and he kept saying "Bams!" (That is what he calls me.) Oh well, maybe when they get a little older.