Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Nothing much...

...going on. I have no pictures to show you. I have begun another afghan. It is a wedding gift. The colors are, get this, Ranch Red, Carrot, and Gold. Gorgeous fall colors. They live in a house decorated totally with outdoorsy stuff. He works for the forestry department...soooooo...they need a splash of color in their lives!

I am also working on another AG design. This one seems to be taking me a long time.

Other than that...its just been work, work, work...try to remember what the heck you are doing...work, work, work....get distracted and then, OH! Time to go home! :)

my happy life.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crafty Updates cont'd

I swear...this is the last of my updates!
This is the other toy that I made for the Toy Swap on C'ville. The little girl is 1-1/2 yrs old, so I made her a baby doll with a backpack. The doll fits in the bag if she wants to stuff her in there, or she can just carry the doll and stuff other things in the bag....
The little girls hair is brown with touches of red....but I just LOVED this yarn when I found it for the dolly's hair...it's not too red is it?

Rocket Ship Design

I'm not even sure I should blog about this, but here is my latest toy design. I am not sharing the pattern at this time...because hubby thinks I need to pursue publication for this one.....? I'll just let the pictures tell the story....


Get the FREE .PDF PATTERN HERE!!



This was designed because I joined a Toy Swap on C'Ville and the little boy that I had to create something for just had his room redone in a "Space" theme. Well, if you've ever looked for space themed toys online...aliens are about it...so I came up with my own. My son thoroughly enjoyed being my 'model' for these pictures....I think I see one of these in his future....don't you? (As well as 3 little nephews...??...Christmas IS coming!)

Crafty Updates

We'll start with my creative daughter!

She designed this beautiful necklace and earrings set. It's made from Czech druks in turquoise (6mm and 4mm size), Swarovski spacers in silver, 4mm swarovski clear bicones, 4mm swarovski tanzanite bicones and green quartz rondelles. With a glass heart for a pendant. She did such an awesome job and gets compliments on it every time she wears it!


And here is what I worked on during the camping trip! I decided I had to get it done out there cuz I wanted to take pictures by the lake. Presenting the AG Fun and Funky Witch Halloween Costume!

Notice the neon green spider??...

Big Collar....and belt....

Snazzy Trick or Treat 'evening' bag....
Her whole ensemble....
Currently working on "AG Kitty Kat in Black" Costume....







July Camping Trip

Here's our July Camping Trip. I've been such a terrible blogger! We had about 3 weeks of nothing but go, go, go and this is really the first time I've had the chance to sit long enough to even think about cropping pics and blogging!!



These first two pics are a little out of sync...first they tested the water..THEN they went in it!

Here's our camp site complete with mini-private lagoon! It stayed this 'neat' looking for about 2 hours....then we started 'living' in it for 4 days....

Our very first day and next morning there were frigid...but it made for a gorgeous morning. This is the mist coming off the lake at about 6:30 am....yeah...I'm not a late sleeper....

We all made instant friends with the family camping next to us. Stef and Teo hung out with their boys every day, all day.... Teo even had his own 'rubber knife gang' to hang around with....

We ate lots of smore's....I mean was there even a question?? We also had eggs al fresco...they were realllllly good too! We are not hard-core campers so we don't have any of the fancy fan-dangled technical camping equipment....but we had a whole lot of fun!

The duckies that swam in our lagoon....Mama and two babies. I was able to sneak up close enough to get a picture the morning we were packing up to leave.