Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Drop something...please!



Yeah, we had McDonald's. We had just gotten home from our Autism support group meeting

Monday, October 24, 2011

What is she making?

My social calendar has been pretty full down here. The good thing is I've been busy, the bad is that I haven't had much time for crafting.
This weekend was spent making bias tape and piping.  I'm still not sure I have enough.
The bias tape maker certainly makes it easier



I'm hoping to get this project done before the end of the week. It's a simple project, the piping is just time consuming to make. But it looks much better and more interesting than store bought.

 
so much piping

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cotton!

Recently Ben was asked by his co-workers if he had done any "stupid Northern tricks". Ben remarked that he got all excited when he saw the cotton fields.
Me, I hadn't done anything at that point that could have been considered a Northern thing.  Until this weekend (and I still say it was more of a crafting thing that a Northern thing).  We drove by fields upon fields of cotton and we noticed that there was a lot of cotton on the side of the road. It had blown off the plants and was just sitting there.  I wondered what completely natural cotton felt like so Ben slowed the car down and I leaned out and grabbed a piece.

The touch, the feel of cotton.

It was really soft and cotton dust went in to the air when I pulled it apart. I removed a couple seeds (and realized why they had slaves do it...ouch!).  We later found out that they don't care if you pick it up off the side of the road as long as you don't pick it off the plant itself.  

If I had space to spin (and learned to do so) I'd go with a bag and pick it up and spin it in to yarn. It would be amazing to dye.  Maybe in the future when we own our home again I'll have more space.
 

Monday, October 17, 2011

An upcoming craft

yes, there will be a craft soon.  I promise.
Our new place is finally unpacked and set up.

I admit I'm liking it down here more than I thought I would.  Garrett and I have had quite a busy social calendar. Friday he has his evaluation with Early Intervention and I'm looking forward to getting him back into his therapy. 



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So. many. boxes.

Last night I had a nightmare that I was being chased by rabid moving boxes that were trying to eat me.  Taking a look at the living room you can see why.

That black thing on the wall is actually right above a fireplace so you can get an idea of just how much is in the living room right now.

The craft room is even worse.  It is floor to ceiling with boxes and I can't even get in the door to take a picture.

I can't wait until we are all unpacked and can eat at home again.