Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Baby Things

After 6 months, my dad and I are finally finished cleaning out my moms rooms, she just had so much stuff, I even found her report cards from 1937-1939, First Communion Certificate from 1936, and lots of other neat papers. Also came across some of my baby things...not in the greatest shape, but considering how OLD they are...lol!! Here are a few of the things.
Poor Baby, looks like the moths have gotten to her clothes, you wind her up and she crawls, I played with her until I was about 6-7, she used to have a hat, but I guess that is long gone.

The little kitty is also not in the best shape, but when you wind her up she still walks. I am going to find a spot in my bedroom to put these.
I LOVE the little hairbrushes, I didnt have any hair, so they didnt get used much as a baby. My aunt made the little shaw, hat and matching booties. She is 83 and still makes baby blankets, baby clothes....."just in case" anyone has a baby.

There were quite a few of these little cotton shirts, but I thought these were the cutest, one on the left has a little rabbit and that pocket on the other one is just too cute. They are stained, as is all of them, I am afraid to wash them though.
I think I like the box the shoes came in better than the shoes. You can tell which ones were my "walker" shoes. My parents believed kids should have shoes on the second they were born...well, I raised my kids the opposite, they never had any shoes until they were walking well on their own. As soon as my first child starting showing signs that she was thinking about walking, my mom said I had to go to Stride-Rite and get those $60 shoes...NOT! I am barefoot most of the time and so are my kids, therefore they wont have any baby shoes to reminisce about.

And last is my rattle engraved with my name and date of birth and the little bracelet they put on you in the hospital....how cute, I guess they would be considered a safety hazard these days thats why we get those generic plastic bands! Hope I didnt bore you too much with my baby blabbing, its just kinda neat to come across things that you thought were long gone.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

And the Winner Was...

No, I didn't forget the drawing on Monday, the winner was Carrie of Cottage Cozy, she should be receiving it soon. I spent most of last week finishing up Easter crafts, I have run out of chenille so I guess I am done with Easter. These items are in my lollishops shop.

I finished cleaning out my mothers closet and we came across a bunch of my baby clothes, and toys....lots of neat things, will post them later. Another rainy weekend...boo hoo!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm Back!

I have an excuse for not keeping up with the blog thing....been busy with Easter Swaps, Easter crafts and it is also that time of the year that the school board gets project crazy. I had a Black History project, Science Fair project and Famous Woman project. 2 of the 3 are done, and I might add that "I" won 2nd place in the science fair. And I do mean "I" since my sons only input into the project was running around the room telling me what to type, then I had to print it all out and arrange it all according to the County Code on the tri-fold backboard. I always save the previous years so I have a sample to work from, so as soon as I finished this years, we went outside and had a bonfire with it, how fun to watch it burn!! I dont know if I will be able to burn this years since it has a pretty red ribbon on it. Anyway, now for the give-away...a little basket purse filled with goodies, a bunny balloon ornament that I made, and a few other surprises not shown. Just leave a comment. I will pick the winner on Monday.

Sorry, but this little duck is MINE!! I have been trying to find the bunny like this for years, except it is made out of a clorox bottle. Last year I bid on a bunny one, but I would only go up to $30 and it went beyond that. Well this year I won the little duck off ebay and a few days ago I won the kits to make a bunny and a duck with the clorox bottles. It looks kinda complicated, but I remember making them as a kid, so hopefully it will come back to me. I just dont like reading instructions!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Catchin Up

We have had a really nice week here weather wise, in the 60's & 70's, sure makes up for that cold blast we had a few weeks ago. Last weekend I went to Fredericksburg to go shopping at the DC Big Flea, they had about 40 vendors and their prices arent too bad, but I only took $100 with me and vowed not to use the ATM (because they charge too high fees). I guess I did good, I came back with $10 and considering it costs $14 to get in since they charged me for my 13 yr old daughter, plus I spent another $20 on them, buying little trinkets.
It has been almost 5 months since my mom passed away and my dad and I are still sorting through her stuff. We finally finished up last week with the jewelry. My mom LOVED jewelry, and we had to be careful when we were getting rid of things because we found 3 diamond rings stashed in a makeup bag that was on its way to the thrift store....can you imagine!!! I have 4 shoe boxes full of jewelry to sort through. She mostly had real stuff, but I like the costume jewelry. Here are two boxes of what I have sorted through. I love the rhinestone sets and the crystal sets. I dont want to put them in the jewelry box, I would like to display them somehow. I remember playing with alot of this jewelry as a kid, and I always made sure I put it away so I wouldnt mess it up.

During the cold days I did manage to work on a few Easter crafts. One is the bunny balloon. I have a few christmas ornaments like this, so I thought, why not Easter. I am still not sure if they are the way I want them to be, still searching through my easter things for some more embellishments.
Well, hope everyone is having a good week....and hope everyone gets lots of Chocolate on Valentines Day!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweet Revenge!

My 13 year old daughters greatest joy in life is to aggravate me, but in a fun way. If I am working on a craft she will casually walk by and swipe one of my supplies, then stand by and watch as I turn the house upside down looking for it.....all the while she has it behind her back, just holding back laughter. Or I will make a glass of ice water, and I like to sit it on the counter for a few minutes so it gets nice and cold...I come back....its gone or "someone" has drank it. Most recently she knew I was anticipating a package from Julie of Pieceful Bits. She always picks up the mail on her way in from the busstop and recognized the package and quickly hijacked and wouldnt let me have it....we struggled and I can tell you it wasnt pretty, but I won because I'm the momma. Anyway, it is very hard to get back at her because she is really laid back and hardly anything bothers her EXCEPT, my vintage wind-up clocks!!! SO, I gathered them all up, wound them up, and put them on the shelf in the bathroom......DRIVES her nuts in the morning, thats my payback. I, of course, love them, even if the bathroom is right outside my door and I have to listen to that ticking all night :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine Giveaway

Geesh, slowly but surely I am figuring out blogger, but I dont know why my pictures didnt appear in the order I downloaded them. Anyways, this post will just be all screwed up and backwards. So, instead of what was supposed to be first, this is second. I am doing a Valentines Tree this year and since I have no ornaments, I have made a few, this in one of the little glitter wreaths I made for it.

Now, this was supposed to be first. I joined a few Valentines swaps, some are whimsy jars, matchboxes, and decorated heart boxes. I have made a few of the heart boxes and had a ball doing it (other than glue gun burns), my partners havent received them yet, so I dont know if I gained their approval. The one you can win is below. Just so you know, I am still learning to get the hang of them, so you may find a few mistakes on it. But, I am going to fill it up with all sorts of pink and red goodies....not gonna show you on here, that will be a surprise. And since I had to eat all the candy, I will replace that too (with better stuff). Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Sunday.

Oh Yeah, and these I made to go under my Valentines tree (this picture is actually in the right space). I have a few more sets and will be listing them in my lollishops soon. I have the bodies made, but they are headless right now because we have the slowest mail delivery in this town that ever was!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Am I really weird?

I have been tagged by Kathy from Kat Collects, I have to list 6 things about myself, so I opted to list some things that others think are weird of me (and they have told me). Here goes:

1. I cringe everytime I have to open a can of biscuits! Its the anticipation of when they are going to POP that scares me...which means I usually use bisquik and avoid those cans.

2. I WILL have a coat on if the temperature is not at least 75 degrees, I stay cold and it drives me nuts.

3. I live on Little House on the Prairie.....no airconditioning, my house is heated with an outside woodstove (as well as our hot water), I hang my clothes on the fence..yes fence..in the summertime, but I do have running water and an indoor bathroom :)

4. I dont like to park close to other cars, I have a big van and will park waaay out in the parking lot, I get nervous if I have to back out......this drives my kids nuts, but they need the exercise!

5. I have over 100 cookbooks, and loads of other books...I love to read! Current reading "The Last Lecture"

6. Now my family just doesnt get this, but I would rather wear my old costume jewelry than diamonds and pearls......my husband learned this lesson after he bought me some diamond earrings twice...and I took them back Twice and went shopping at the thrift store to buy what I really wanted.
And see that little puppy, isnt she the cutest, and I am really jealous because she is not mine, that is what my girlfriend in Florida got for her christmas present...she doesnt think I am weird.