Sunday, February 26, 2012


Here's the lowdown on the hairclips. I've decided I'm a better crocheter and don't like fooling with hotglue. You have to work too fast and it's a little nervewrecking, it's my first time doing these. But, for my granddaughter, it's totally worth it. Although, I'm not going to make a habit out of doing these.

I bought big flowers and I'm going to make a headband one and the flowers on the flip flop thing this summer. I've heard sewing the flowers on the flipflops is better, by the way, esp if wearing on the sand, the glue gets hot and flowers can fall off. I'd do both, just in case. We'll see how that goes. How do I get myself into these things, I'd say too much internet surfing, that's it.

The top photo is just the ribbon cut and the little flowers I bought at Joannes. I just sat the flowers on the ribbons for the picture. They went on last, after the ribbon was hotglued to the hairclip. They do have tutorials online on how to do this, so I'm not going to step by step it, because I don't know if how I did it was the right way. It was kind of by guess and by golly. She's two years old, I don't know if they'd last long enough to worry about it. :D She likes to pull things off her hair and there it goes in the toybox, floor or stuffed somewhere.

PS Right click on the photo and open link in new window to see it larger.


So, the weekend was great, this morning I made French toast, bacon,(I like how the bacon bits cook in with the french toast), and husband made burgers for dinner, yum. I usually use the orange flavoring, instead of vanilla, a few times a year, always on the Christmas Day French toast, but today I used it and it's a nice little different treat.

We went to Costco after breakfast and what is up with gas,almost $4 a gallon and then aluminum foil? I love Costco, great deals, but prices sure are going up there. It's still cheaper to buy the bulk, like two things at a time, instead of one. But around $18 for aluminum foil, seriously? At Walmart, which I usually go to Target, but I wanted to see if it would be cheaper, NOT, it was almost $9 for a little thing. So I'm going back to Costco for the better deal in the long run, but gracious goodness, it's like gold.

Stopped by Joannes for more yarn, these bobbles are expensive, but I so love this one, so I don't mind. It's going to be a blanket and really warm, so totally worth it. I'll be glad when I finish it though, I want to get back to the snowflakes afghan. Hopefully yarn won't skyrocket or I'm going to buy sheep, for the wool. :D HOA would just LOVE that, yep, they'd have a cow, I just know it. Like I'd have time to dye the wool anyway, but I think it would be fun to try it.

Anyway, done with this post, next one will be Kay's hairclips I just finished. TaTa for now. :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blustery day...

It's one of those blustery Pooh days, the wind will howl so hard and long you look out the window. It's a cozy day and for the rest of it we'll stay indoors and enjoy the weekend. There's a lake at a park close by and we love to feed the mallard ducks. Here's a pic of the males, they're so beautiful, love the head color and look how orange the feet are.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hair doodads....

I decided to use the flower for the headband and make another one for a hat.

Update on the bobble afghan...

It's about 43" across now and doing good, not puckering, yay. I do like a tighter stitching,but I love it so much, I'm considering making a big granny square the same size, same colors and fit it to the back to make a heavy blanket. The afghan is already heavier than a regular afghan, so this would make it really warm and also last longer, being the holes are bigger, which stretches out quicker. I love feeling the bobbles.

I wish I had a camera to show the colors better, they look pretty dull in this photo and they're not. Honest... :D

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Next Project...

My next project for the little Princess is making her little hairclips, the crochet flower is for a hat I'm making her. I'm going to look at these little flowers and make my own, I love little ribbon flowers. I bought a couple of big silk flowers to try my hand at that for the headbands, but right now I'm just playing with it.

Done and Done...

I finished the socks, yay. I love those heart pins, got them at Joannes in the sewing section.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My oldest son loves Angel Food Cake, we spoon some cherry pie filling over a piece and spoon on the Cool Whip, oh yeah. :D The funny thing is, you have to put the cake upside down as soon as it comes out of the oven till it's completely cool. I almost couldn't get that dang bottle out of the bundt cake hole. LOL I usually use a water bottle, it's easier to cut the cap off it it won't come out. I have to prop the thing up so it doesn't tip. I need to come up with a better plan next year. :) BTW Anyone wondering why the flour, chocolate chips, and all that butter with brown sugar is for, I made chocolate chip cookies. lol

I finished one of my granddaughter's sock edging awhile ago and wanted to post the pattern. It's pretty easy...

Materials : Cotton thread for doilies
Crochet steel hook size 6 or your favorite steel needle. Popcorn st (pop): 5 dc in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first of 5 dc made, draw dropped loop through.

Rnd 1: join thread at center back top edge of sock rib , ch 1, *sc in raised rib, ch 4, skip recessed rib* rep from * to * around working an even number of loops, sl st to join.

Rnd 2: Sl st to first ch 4 loop, *pop in loop, ch 1, sc in next loop, ch 1 * rep from * to * around. Fasten off rep rnds 1 - 2 around top edge of other sock. Turn cuffs down

Then I sewed a little ribbon bow I got at Walmart, but they also have them at Joannes.
I bought the socks at Target.

P.S. I don't like this picture viewer they have now, if you want to see the correct size of a photo, just right click on photo and open in a new window.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Well, it just figures, I get in this great Spring cleaning mode, (don't know why, it's still winter), and it snows and ices today. So I decided to make chocolate chip cookies and the eggs were only good till the 10th, so I made egg salad. I can't wait to eat some egg salad on toast in the morning with my coffee.

I was thinking all crazy like I wanted potato salad and coleslaw today and was thinking about canning in May.
Well, I tell you, I want one more big snow, because we've been robbed of a winter this season, it's been too warm. I'm thinking Spring already, because we've had days in the 50's and 60's. Anyway, I decided to wash up my canning jars, just because and now I'm craving strawberry jam. I love canning jars, but I'm wierd. I can just see jam, peaches and applesauce in them now,mm.
It's not right, I tell you, I want to put a scarf and hat on a snowman and a carrot nose, watch my daughter play snow angel and Molly try to figure out what the heck that white cold stuff is out there and bark at it from inside the window. :D I want the fam to have fun playing in the snow, (I don't stay long), and have hot cocoa with them when they come in. I want to snuggle up in bed, read a book while it's snowing outside and we're all home together, because noone can go anywhere for the day.

I took all my copper cookie cutters out of the copper chicken and all my old tea things with the biscuit cutters out of the copper basket and washed it all up. It's amazed how things can get all dusty and such in the winter, maybe it's because we cook more or from the heater, I don't know. Then I took all the things around the stove and washed all of that up, it's amazing how much better you feel about the kitchen being clean when you clean all these things up.
Joseph said the copper chicken sounds like a restaurant, so we checked google to see if there was already, sure enough there's one in Arizona. :) Yeah, I'm a googlette, I love using it.

I don't know why they say eggs only take ten minutes to boil, I always have to cook them longer. I hardly ever use the dishwasher, I love washing dishes, told ya I was wierd, anyway you're suppose to just plop them in, walk away and be done with it. Well I wasn't sure how it would do, since it's hardly been used, so I sat down and watched it for awhile. LOL I just imagined a whole dishwasher full of water flooding out of it all over the floor, well it worked fine. But it's pretty useless putting on the heating to dry feature, because when you open it up, there's water in some things and when you take them out everything gets wet anyway. ~sigh~