Spring

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hoppy Easter

I just wanted to stop by and say "Happy Easter."  Would you believe I can't find my pictures of my Easter decorations.  I only found these three.  These adorable bunnies were from a giveway from Rusty Thimble.  She has a giveaway every month.  Her creations are just so sweet.  I love these chocolate bunnies and the carrot is just sweet.   This next bunny is a new gift to myself.  I saw it in the store and fell in love.  I went back later and got her.  She reminds me of those bunnies that come in the kit with the clothes and boots.  I liked this one so much that I went back again and got one for Goose.  Since she loves bunnies.  They wrapped it up so cute.  It's in a cellophane bag sitting on Easter grass tied with a pretty bow.    And last but not least.......Goose and K.T. Bug at their neighbors with the neighbors dog, Charles.  This dog will let you do anything to him.  He just sits there.  Their neighbor spoils my granddaughters.
I hope you all have a fun, restful, blessed day celebrated for all the right reasons.  God Bless.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look what's going on

As the Easter Bunny prepares her basket what does it do here in Ohio.......It snows of course.
I wanted to show you what I am up to.  I have made peg doll babies for many years.  I decided to give a try at a bride and groom.  I'm in a wedding swap.  These are so much fun that I ordered more supplies to make more.  What do you think?
Terrible lighting.  I know these are not an original idea....but my painting is.  Have you seen the prices they want for these on Etsy.  The first ones I waxed with clear with a little dark wax.  The last set I haven't sealed or waxed yet..
I can't wait to make more.  I will show you my babies at another time.
This is a short post as I am headed out the door.
Happy Day my friends.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Getting Springy

We are having some beautiful days.  Sunshine and warm temps.  I just had to stop and get some flowers.
The above picture was a mistake.  I thought I was taking a picture of something else.  But, hey, I like it.

We had another birthday.  Our oldest granddaughter turns 11 this week-end.  She had a birthday party with her friends last night.  When we got to their house today Doodle was there.  They have been best friends for 11 years.  I watched them both as babies.
I haven't even covered what all we did last week-end.  Doodle's school had a carnival that the three girls and I went to.  We had so much fun.  The pictures are on my phone.  We also celebrated Doodles brother's birthday.  I will post about that later too.  And then my Mom turned 87 this week.  I meant her for lunch yesterday.  She drove to meet me.  She is amazing.
I just love snuggle time with my three girls.  After the birthday party Mr. Cozy and I went to Applebees.  We had to go let Rudy (puppy) out twice today as his family were gone all day.  Then we went to Goose's soccer game.  One of them.  She was asked to join a travel team so she had two games today.  I know I am her grandma but she is awesome.  It isn't just me other.  We try hard to be humble but the other parents are as excited as we are about her ability..  She is pretty tiny out there in the field.  The picture from the back doesn't look like it,  but she is small.  The one picture was taken at half time.  We looked out in the field and there she stood just starring at the ball and the goal.  No one else was on the field.  Hah, she was ready to go again.  Someone kicked a ball to her and she blocked it about midfield.  It was so funny because the ball went in the goal .  That's was after she had just made two straight goals.  She does pass the ball a lot.
While Goose was playing soccer her birthday sister climbed a tree and fell out of it.  She fell so hard that she totally ripped her shorts......from front to back.  It looked like  a skirt from the front but the back was gone.  She had to wear shorts of her sisters.  There were tears and some bruises but she held it together. 
This wasn't the only accident this week-end.  Miss Mabel was running from Rudy as he always bites her heels.  She ran full speed to the couch and her foot went down the crack of the sofa and she cut her foot.  She had to have stitches.    Never a dull moment here.
Meanwhile my Colorado babies are busy.  E. was dancing in competition all week-end.  Grammy is going out there in 10 days to watch her in a competition.  Her ornery brother caught a huge frog.  I will try to post that.  I sure have some catching up to do on here.  Maybe I will get more posted soon.
Yesterday I was gone from 11 til 11 driving all over the state.  So with that and all of this today, I am going to turn in.  Yep it's busy time and so thankful that I can be a part of it all.  Happy Palm Sunday my friends.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gnome and Spring Cloche Swap

My, oh my, when did my life get so busy.  Let me see, my son moved back to town, being a nanny and a grammy, puppy sitter, volunteering at school, a new church, Origami Owl, spring soccer games and birthdays, birthdays, birthdays.  Am I complaining......no.....I love it.  Now on with the post.........Here is the gnome that I bought on clearance ages ago.  He is a little handicapped......he is missing part of his thumbs.  But he can still garden.  I need to protect him for the outdoors.  (Would modge podge break down when it gets wet)  Isn't he handsome.  He came with his eyes and cheeks and boots painted.  I redid his eyes and that didn't go well.  I just love the color of his jacket. 
I was in the Spring Cloche Swap.  We used upside down wine glasses.  I have about 30 left over glasses.  Maybe I should have a wine party.  (Or a whine party)  I used a garden gnome for mine.  No, this one came painted.  He is on a bed of moss with white flowers circling him.  The little toad stool was a gift from another swap.  I used ribbon and a button on the top to hide the bottom of the glass.  Actually where the bottom was to be.  Around the bass I used cardboard covered with paper.  Around the rim I used pom poms and buttons.  I wanted him to be whimsical.  I sent my swap partner some peep lip gloss, green peeps, a little stamp that said "a little birdie told me", some jelly beans and some wooden buttons from Jilly Bean.  Oh, and a handmade tiny spring banner.  (It's behind the cloche.  My partner was Sandy of 521 Lake.  Actually she was nice enough to swap with me.  Now here is what she sent me.   In her cloche there was an adorable bunny.   The bunny is sitting on Easter grass and doilies. She also sent me some peeps.  (She collects peeps) some Easter magnets....actually a lot of those, yummy candy and Easter bunny.  Some cute cupcakes liners, 6 cute bunny suckers (I am saving those for the grands for Easter), and some bunny stickers.  Thanks Sandy for swapping with me.  It was fun and I loved it.  Speaking of Sandy.  Send her some love.....she had a rough day last week.  Hoping she has recovered and is feeling better.
 
I have started doing a little painting. (Besides the gnomes........miniature style) I am rough on the fine details for sure.  I need to practice before I share.  Something I had done years ago but different subjects.  I have more things to share with you.  That will be on another day.  Must get this sleep deprived aching body on the move.  Many ((((((HUGS))))  I have been reading blogs but not commenting a lot.  I hope to catch up on that soon.   xo 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet Rudy H., Olivia's back

Meet my new little Granddog.  Isn't he cute.  He is a Maltese/Shiatsu. ( It amazes me how they mix breeds and Create new breeds and get mega bucks for doing so.)  He's not a rescue.  Wish he was.  He is 8 weeks old and tiny.  They said he weighed 2 lbs.  but he doesn't feel like he does.  My grandson named him after Rudy on that Notre Dame football movie.  He is only allowed to play for 20 minutes and then he has to rest.  They also have to feed him every 2 hours, baby food in a syringe.  He does eat a little kibble.  He's adorable.  He likes to bite the kids pants.  He also got ahold of the curtains and shook them.  That was funny.  I will be caring for him when I watch the littles during the week.  My son asked if I could watch over him carefully for a couple of weeks.  Sweet, huh.  I told him that my wages will go up.....not really, but funny at the same time.
Guess who's back.   It's Baby O. Mom quit her new job and is going back to her old one.  I will only have her on Thursdays.....we'll see how long that lasts.  She never stops.  Not a great picture.  Her hair is in a tiny pony tail to keep it out of her eyes.  She is chewing on a soft apple.  I notice that when I take her picture her one eye always turns in.  She is adorable just like Rudy and ornery too.  I love having her back.  So does her boyfriend Mr. Cozy.
I am going to take off here soon.  Sometimes it is so hard for me to leave the house.  I am afraid I will become a hermit.  It is a dark, windy, but kinda warm day here.  I have to find out why my cell phone has died.  Then I have to shop for groceries to go to a cooking party.  Lots of groceries.....and I hate shopping for groceries.  I will tell you about this later.  I will make a couple more stops as well.  Tomorrow I have to prepare the food that I take to the party. 
I feel so bad for the people in Washington that are suffering so much loss from the mudslide.  How awful.  So many still missing  And the plane...........will they ever find it.  I have a feeling that the things they are seeing isn't from the plane.  That is awful as well.  Will we ever know what happened. 
We have to think positive and enjoy all of our blessings each and every day.  ((((HUGS))))) to all of you kind bloggy people.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's almost time for Fairy Gardens

I decided I needed a little spring in my
life.  At the last minute I signed up for a fairy garden class at our local garden center.  This is a huge garden center.  I knew that we would make our own garden but also hoped to pick up some new tips.  This was a already assembled garden.......It's in one of those huge whiskey buckets.  I am thinking of doing this in my old iron kettle this year.
 These are the gardens that we made.  So fun.  The plants are from "Fairy Garden Kingdom".  They had a whole section of different ones.  Last year I don't know if I looked too late but they had hardly any to choose from.  But I also remember last year they didn't dedicate as much space to these gardens as they have this year.  Everyone was shopping for these teeny gardens.  Several would keep coming by with their carts to listen in.  So funny.  Anyway here are the names of the plants I choose.....Santolina, Ghostly.....Fuchsia, Lottie Hobby......Star Carpet, Alpine White.  I loved the names of the plants.  They even had mulch called fairy mulch. 
I didn't really learn a lot from the class.  All the other people taking the class had also made the gardens before .  It was just fun and something green.  Now to keep mine alive before it can go outside.  That's almost 2 months.  It's supposed to snow here in a little while.
This was our teacher Rocket.  Yes that was her name.  She was very sweet even though this picture doesn't show it.  It was hot and very bright under the big plastic house.This was a cute garden with the little boy, wagon and crochet set.
This was another huge garden.  The little stone house is similar to the one I have but much smaller.  I can't find the person that makes the one I had anywhere.  It's a Hupertufa house.  This one was about $60.  I got mine for about $40 and 4 years ago.  Now it would sell for over $100 if you can find it anywhere
A mother and a daughter that went to the class asked me to take their picture at the checkout.  So I asked them to take mine.  With the sun shining in from behind me that white ole hair blends in with the background.  I know I seem to have a lot of pictures of me in this top.  Okay, now I am planning on how I want to use my glamper in a fairy garden.  This will be fun. Any ideas.
I said that I would talk about the funeral later and respond to your comments.  I just can't seem to write about it.  So with that said.  RIP Tyler.
I hope all of you are having a week full of good memories.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Felt Ornament Critters for March

This time I sewed them instead of gluing.  The black and white one is a skunk......that's it's tail.  I'm excited for the next two.....a fox and a deer.