Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Bear" with me.

I made myself a crafty shirt today with iron ons, and the genius that I am forgot to flip the image! That's okay, because I put the backwards image on the back of the shirt and the frontwards image on the front of the shirt! Yeah, I know... I mean I didn't forget, I did it on purpose!
I'm trying something with the brown fur. It's supposed to be a teddy bear purse, but we'll just see how it ends up. Of course, when I went to the store to get him eyes, I only bought half of what I needed. Maybe he'll be a winking bear purse, or a pirate bear purse... Oh! I found a website on which I can revel in my fabulous crafty inclinations.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fountains of Steve-Knowledge-Ness

I have spent more time than I should catching up on old Steve knowledge. For those of you that are interested check out and .
I have not forgotten about the brown fur; I have many sketches of handbags in mind, maybe even a full fledged purse this time...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I can be your hero.

I thought I'd share some pictures of my "Mighty Little Man." By day, he's a (somewhat) mild mannered toddler, but by night he's... Hamper Man!!! I chased him around for 10 minutes the other day trying to get this shot. He finally stood still long enough for me to take it. I think he's pretending to be a ghost (like his brothers do) because he puts the hamper over his head and makes a ghostly noise while he runs around the house.
He is a very mighty little man. He may not have moved a mountain yesterday, but he can melt my heart with a single glance.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"We need a reason to speak, but none to keep silent." Pierre Nicole

I have nothing to say today...
Write it down, it's a first!
Not that it's stopped me from blabbering on before...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

When I grow up and be a girl...

My brother's leaving. He's being shipped back to the Middle East, this time Baghdad. I'm not that happy with it, but I understand why it's important. I can't even imagine what his poor wife and kids are going through. I get anxious when Hubby goes on a short business trip, let alone for over a year. Anyway, I told his wife that I would make them (his wife and daughter) matching handbags with some of his old patches and stuff on them. We'll see what she sends me.
Hopefully he'll be able to check this blog while he's gone, and I'll be able to share some of my craziness. And we're the two normal siblings out of the family!
It makes me kind of sad, but mostly really proud. Even though he's only four years younger than me, my older sister and I have always treated him like our child. My poor mom always had her hands full with my other sister, so me and my older sister taught him all kinds of stuff. Yup, he has three moms. He was the only boy until he was about 10, so he had some interesting views on life. He used to tell people, "when I grow up and be a girl." I'm sure he'll be glad I'm sharing this with everyone! He had a purse and baby dolls when he was little, too. It was all good practice for when he had kids of his own. Of course, 6 nieces and nephews are pretty good practice, too. He's the best Uncle/Dad/Brother I know. (Except Hubby, of course!)
Stay safe, Bubba. We love you!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Yes, I can follow directions.

I found the picture I want to use for my profile. It's 2 years old, but I still look the same. Yeah, that little one is 3 now. Gimme a break. Hopefully I can get this to work. If not, I'll have to wait for Hubby to come home. That was his Valentine's present from his two girls. It was in a red leather frame, so cute, and probably now covered in paperwork on his desk.

Someone please turn off that handbag!

I was looking through my old pictures and found some shots of old stuff I've done. WARNING: The pictures you see may scare and/or alarm you. They scare and/or alarm me.
Actually, I like the doggie handbag. That one I actually made a few of, and finally donated the last one to a friend who was raising money for an adoption she's going through. She's adopting a baby, someone is not adopting her. Anyway, I used that one for a while, but my wallet didn't fit in it, so I got a different handbag. Isn't it amazing the lengths I go through to NOT clean out my wallet? I have a George wallet. You remember that one episode of Seinfeld where George was sitting crooked and having back problems because of his wallet?
The neon green one is the scary and/or alarming one. You can't really see it, but it's hairy, kind of like astroturf. Actually, it really reminds me of my grandma's porch in Margate that had astroturf on it. Her porch was not neon green; it was regular green. No one has stepped up to give that lovely number a good home, and I'm not self assured enough to carry it in public. Poor Pastor would not be able to concentrate on his sermon with that hairy monster glowing on the pew next to me (I'm talking about the handbag, not Hubby.)
The camo one was for my sister-in-law. She was in an Avril Levigne phase. "I do not look like Avril," she says with her black rimmed eyes half covered with stick straight brownish hair and her hands on baggy cargo pant covered hips.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Can meatloaf be sexy?

I just had to share this. Listen and let me know, can meatloaf really be sexy?

Yeah, baby...

Knit me a house, four bedrooms please.

Okay, so I took a break and went to start a load of laundry for hubby, and (yuck!) there was already wet clothes in the washer. I don't remember putting them in, but they smelled kind of musty. Ewww...
Anyway, back to what I originally wanted to post, I was watching Graham Norton tonight, and he had this woman on who knit a whole house, furniture, food, even a tea set. She had some help obviously, but still she's only been working on it for a year. She finished everything but the roof. Oh my! That just makes me feel guilty because I've been working on the same sweater for about 2 weeks, and I'm crocheting it (which is way faster than knitting.) I also have two other projects that I'm halfway through. How bad is that? I'm terrible at finishing things I start. Well, that's obvious considering what I just wrote about the laundry situation! I forgot how much I like Graham Norton. I'm going to have to start watching it more, especially since it's re-run time!
Hubby and I rented a movie tonight. It was Music and Lyrics, and I laughed so hard. I love Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, and together they are perfect. I know it's old, but if you haven't seen it, like me (the date night challenged), I strongly recommend it. It's a romantic comedy, but it's not at all sappy or corny. It was the perfect movie for me to watch tonight.

Please don't kick the babies, thank you.

I'm really trying to think of something to do with that brown fur now. It's a chocolate brown, and it's kinda matted, like an old teddy bear. I really want to try a crazy animal/alien thing, but I'm stuck. I want it to be different, but every time I try to draw something out, it looks like something else I've seen. I need a break, I think. I feel like I'm trying to rush through things to get them done before my two older boys come home from grandma's house. They've been there a week, and I've only got one week left. Not like I don't have enough to do because the two younger kids are still here...
Oh! Speaking of the two younger ones, hubby and I took them to the mall to walk and play in the little play area (it's got a mini slide and things to climb on and through). Well, the littlest one (he's 18 months) was waiting to climb the three steps to slide down the slide (he LOVES slides) and this other little boy (probably about 2 or 3) was sitting on the top step and he turned around and put his foot in my baby's stomach and pushed him down with his foot! Well, I paused to see if the kid's parent was going to say anything, and because no one said anything, and I had no idea who the kid belonged to, I went over to the kid bent down so I was eye level with him, and said, "please don't kick the babies, thank you." Well, no sooner had I sat back down, then the kid's dad came over with him and asked what the problem was. I was glad hubby was there because he can get scary if he needs to, but it was cool. The kid's dad made a bigger deal out of it, telling his kid he needs to be nice and be careful with the babies, etc... Anyway, I'm glad I did it, but I always get nervous dealing with other people's kids. I mean, people I don't know. I deal with 2 and 3 year-olds all the time, but I know all their parents. And their parents recognize that I'm going to correct their children if they misbehave, but not some random kid in the mall.
Okay, so this is way longer than I thought it would be, so I'm gonna split it into two posts, because I still have things I need to write...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This is my handbag; this is my handbag on a doorknob. Any questions?

I did it! I finished my Steve Burns tribute piece!!! I love this handbag! The handles aren't quite right, but those can be changed out later if I find other ones I like better. Oh yes, and it's reverse-able! Yeah baby! The pink and green striped pieces came from the Steve/Blue's Clues shirts I found, and the black fabric I had to make myself. That was a LOT of cutting and fusing! The Blue patch on the pink pocket was actually part of the shirt I cut up, and the black patch is a pocket, too. You'll have to excuse to door behind it. I didn't want to stop and set up a nice shot. You'll have to excuse the lumpiness, too. Once again, I didn't want to stop to press it. Oh, and you can't see it, but the black strip around the sides and bottom have my favorite lyrics from songs on "Songs for Dustmites." Once again, a LOT of cutting and fusing!
Now I just need to convince the hubby to take me out, so I have someplace to take it! Date Night!
I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I'm going to enjoy this handbag!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Honey, how do you spell Bellvue?

My head is pounding... it may be the lack of coffee this morning. Lucky for me it's pounding in time to "I'm small; I'm brown; I hog the ground!" I've come up with some ideas for my Steve Burns tribute piece, and yes, my husband thinks I'm looney. I'm pretty sure I caught him googling mental institutions last night. Good news is I found an old green striped shirt AND an old pink striped shirt (the female version of Steve's shirt). The bad news is both had stains, and I ripped the green one pretty badly while taking it apart. It'll just have to be a small tribute piece. I would appreciate it if anyone can provide me with further info on what Steve's doing lately. The latest I've heard is Netherbeast, which my hubby wants to see, too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Nooooo, keep your lollipop fingers away!!!

My newest distraction is Steve Burns. Yup, the guy from Blue's Clues. I have seen every clip of him on YouTube. I really would like to get his cd Songs for Dustmites, but it's not available anywhere around me. I guess I have to order it, yuck. I'm an instant gratification kind of gal. I saw a video he did for Noggin called "I hog the ground." Hilarious! It's about groundhogs. Check it out on Yeah, it's a kids song. I've heard he's going to release a kid's music cd, and I'm afraid that I would have to get that one, too.
I may have to create something Blue's Clue-esque in honor of Steve. We think Joe is a schmuck. I'm really glad that Nickelodeon plays reruns of Blue's Clues during the day, because I change the channel if it's one with Joe. I literally get nauseous watching him. The Doodlebops make me nauseous, too. They have freaky fingers. I have had nightmares about their hands with lollipop fingers chasing me. Uhhh...
Back to Steve, he looks older now, with his short hair and scruffy face. Not bad. He's real short though, although I guess that's not bad if you're short. I'll have to brainstorm for something Blue's Clue-esque. It would have to be blue spotted, or maybe green striped... definitely green striped. I think I have an old green striped shirt somewhere I can take apart and re-purpose. I feel a handbag coming on... An actual handbag! Now I just need some khakis.

Pink Soup and Approval

Okay, so I'm starting to get a little worried. I know it hasn't even been a day since they've been up for auction, but so far nothing. I should probably chill, I know, but I really want this one to work. I like making other things, but this one is the easiest, most fun, and the fastest. Please give me your approval eBayers!!!
By the way, you cannot add milk to Walmart brand tomato soup like you can add it to Campbell's tomato soup. It's nasty! Just trust me. I love tomato soup made with milk, but NOT Walmart brand. I should've just paid the extra 50 cents, but no, I have to be cheap. Unless you like pastel pink warm milk, yummo!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Handbags, what are they?

Well, I finally convinced my resident computer expert to help me list some of my creations on eBay. I'm hoping that this is the beginning of something very fun. Not that I want to make millions, but I want my hobby to at least support itself, maybe a little more...
I will warn anyone who reads this, I trail off, a lot. I also have a short attention span, so sometimes I just get bored. Rabbit trails are fairly common, also.
I guess I should show you what I've been obsessed with lately. I'm calling them Bitty Davis Eyes. It's kind of an inside joke. She knows who she is.
I know, they aren't handbags, but this is what I do right now. Maybe I'll put up pictures of my other stuff later. There are handbags involved somewhere. I'm allowed to diversify, right? Anyway, back to the BDE, they come in two fragrances (peppermint and chamomile), and so far, five colors (black, red, pink, yellow, and purple). I'll see how the two I've put up for auction do. It's odd because I've given them to friends, but those people already like me. They're not going to say anything bad. It's almost as if I'm begging for approval from complete strangers... weird, huh? I guess that's it for now. If you care, check back, I may have posted more. Who knows...