Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
My poor pinky.
Didn't DH do a great job playing doctor and bandaging my wound???
The problem: what am I going to do for work tomorrow???
The solution: My friend Tegaderm. :)
But really, I gotta be more careful with this thing.
So what was I working on? Well, I need a new tote for summer.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Look at the size of these pieces of hail compared to my dad's hand!
Wacky, wacky weather.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My sis and I went to a Carrie Underwood concert over the weekend. These are our steppin' out shoes as we lounge on the grass before we left for the concert. We had a great time! Gosh, that girl can sing!!! (Don't you love my sister's cowboy boots?!?! Now I sooooo want a pair of cowboy boots.)
DH got crafty for Father's Day. He made this caduceus for his dad. DH designed it, carved it out of wood using a knife and his handy Dremel and then painted it. In the end he mounted it on a solid block of wood to serve as a stand and put his dad's name on the base. It was so darn cool. Now, I soooo want him to make me one of these for my office. DH also made a '67 Corvette model for my dad...my dad LOVES corvettes and likes to make models too (in his office he has a whole curio cabinet of model cars) so this was super sweet for my hubby to do this for my dad. We had a great Father's Day - all the family over for a cookout with DH's yummy and famous burgers.
I couldn't resist whipping up a couple of new button hair elastics. With all the hot weather and all the time I have been spending at work lately (it is crazy right now and I always have my hair back at work) I needed a few new hair accessories. It is so satisfying to use up some fabric scraps and complete a project quickly.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Look at these cuties! I just couldn't resist this set of salt & pepper shakers when I was out with my sister this past weekend. But there is a problem...I got them home and realized they don't match anything in my kitchen! Bummer... Plus, I realized I have waaayy to many sets of salt and pepper shakers already! Off to the etsy shop they go...please help me find a good home for them (and another cute retro pair that I have decided to part with).
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Martha Stewart recipe (sans walnuts...DH request) and it is so much easier and better than recipes I have tried in the past. It all came together very quickly too! Prep time was maybe 15 minutes and bake time was 1 hour. Highly recommend this recipe. Plus, if you have a loaf style molded pan like above...it makes it even prettier. :) Now...banana bread for breakfast, desert, bedtime snack....
Monday, June 9, 2008
Temps in the upper 90s + super humidity = HOT!
We also made a new addition to our family. Welcome our new Bose portable docking station. This little thing is fantastic. It is everything we love about the one we already own (great sound quality, great volume range, easy to use, charges your ipod while it is playing) PLUS it doesn't have to be plugged in AND the rechargable battery lasts quite a long time (we had it playing continuously outside for about 4 hours!). With this little addition we end the struggle to find outdoor speakers that will work with our ipod...plus we can take it anywhere. We already have big plans for this little contraption - tailgates, the beach, any trip where we will be staying in a hotel room and, of course, our backyard. And in the in-between portable uses guess where it is going to find a home - yep, my sewing studio...sweet.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
DH & I decided our cat, Chloe, needed a little more stimulation (she is an indoors only cat). So we purchased a bird feeder and placed it outside our living room window. Today I walked through and Chloe was patiently waiting. I know birds are coming to feed because I have to keep filling the feeder (and gosh they eat a lot!). However, every time I see Chloe patiently waiting and I walk over out of curiosity I never see any birds. Then I saw her doing this...
So I had to see what she was looking at so intently...
So needless to say, I scared the bird away by opening the blinds trying to get a better photo...but Chloe didn't seem to mind.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I whipped up this cute little half apron (BTRS Vintage Apron Pattern - 1st time trying it and I love it!) for my grandmother for her birthday. I used some vintage fabric that seemed just perfect for the pattern and the upcoming summery season. I just love how it turned out. I used vintage rick rac, vintage bias tape and vintage buttons too!!! The perfect new vintage apron! I can't get enough of those cherries - too cute! Hope she likes it!
It keeps raining and raining and I love it. Let it rain!!! Less watering of flowers I have to do later! :)
Monday, June 2, 2008
I finished the apron for my grandma and lugged my dress form outside to take advantage of the nice sunlight but when I came upstairs to post them I realized my camera is downstairs! So, I'll post them tomorrow. I'm so tired everyone! Good night! Have a great day tomorrow.