Monday, February 23, 2009

Yep, it's me again...

I had a couple of finishes that I never posted so I thought I would do that for yinz guys.
This is actually a part of an ornament. I haven't actually finished it as an ornament but it is all stitched. There are two of them exactly the same but with our last name and the other with my son and DIL's last name and 2008 stitched on both. Being as my son and DIL and Sweetie Man and I were both married last year, I thought it was appropriate. I like to make an ornament with the date on it each year for our Christmas tree anyway. It is really nice to look back and see what craft I was into that year. (all pics are clickable for a close-up)

Second, I love the Cross-Eyed Cricket series of Kisses. The first of course was the pepper for the Sweetie Man. I haven't decided if I'm going to stitch them all first then make them into ornaments for my dowel rod tree or do each separately. (probably the first as I'm really into stitching them) I think this one was called HOT KISS! (enough said on that one!) The silver and red are really sparkly and the thread was a "braid" not the filament and was really nice to work with.

This is the next Kiss I'm working on called BUTTERFLY KISS. I'm sorta into butterflies so I'm excited to see this one completed. They are pretty quick to crank out!

I've gotten into the Just Another Button Teapot Series from last year and the Cup'o Tea Series currently coming out. I'm not in order here(long story as to why)but this is the February Cup'o Tea I'm working on. I've done the January 2008 Teapot as an exchange (check out MELISSA'S BLOG HERE for the pic) but I plan on doing one for myself. Now the buttons are rather pricey so my LNS suggested I don't use all the buttons as they aren't all necessary to the piece and spread them out substituting in the other months...make sense? Like maybe the birds used in one are not as necessary as the birds may be to the design of another. So you skip them on one piece and use them on the other. $8.00 to $15.00 for a package of buttons does tend to add up...luckily I haven't bought much.

And in the last post I told you I've gotten a little addicted to the Dotee Dolls....Here are my last two creations. No pattern (which is usually difficult for me as I don't think I'm creative enough) but maybe I underestimated myself as I really like these dollies I made up! First one is Pepper Man Dotee Doll (notice the buttons that read HOT) and the second is Booby Dotee Doll (see the snaps?)

So with that I shall be on my way! I've been feeling really crafty lately, so lets see what I can come up with next....till next time, yinz crazy guys....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I know...I know... I know....

I haven't been a very good blogger lately but I've been busy being creative. I can't always post things as most of the things I make are for someone and I have to wait till they get it.
So, on that note, I'm posting some things I've made for my adorable great nephew, Owen. I had a pattern for the sock monkey but I also had a book that had the sock tiger in it. (also had a sock elephant but he was a little creepy looking...possibly when Owen gets a little older and enjoys creepy things)

Then I crochet this really cute hat for him from this year's Crochet-a-Day calendar. Super easy!

And I couldn't forget his mom and dad....I love crocheting these slippers. Pattern is HERE. I've made a bunch of these...notice the men's Steeler colored ones!!!

And last...but not newest obsession....DOTEE DOLLS. Whipped this one up during the Bachelor last night. So incredibly easy and fun!! I've already started a second. Have no clue what I will do with them, but I do enjoy making dolls along with all the other things I do so maybe I'll just keep them for myself or start a collection or something. They are only about 4-5 inches long depending on how you make it. Just Google Dotee Dolls and you'll come up with a bunch of stuff. If I understand correctly, they were created by Dot Christian and became big on swap-bot last I'm a bit late on things. But I love them!!

So, that's about it for I create, so shall I post! Till next time, yinz crazy guys....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

only 5 more days.....

Saw this over at GOOD YARNS....couldn't pass it up....

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.

Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love

Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm wearin' mine...are you???

I'm one of those women who needs to take good care of my heart...high blood pressure, high cholesterol and strokes run on my dad's side of the family. My brother and dad both passed away from heart related problems and unfortunately my genes run in that direction. So I follow my doctor's orders with medicines and healthy eating (most of the time) tho I'm a little lax on the exercise part and weight control. But days like this, and wearing my red, serve as a reminder to me that all of it is important to live a long and healthy I can annoy the heck out of my son when I'm old and gray...tee hee!!!
Till next time....GO RED yinz crazy guys....

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Do ya really think????


So let's get this party started with pics from the work Tailgate Party....

First off are some of my fellow crazy workers....(my boss is the one with his mouth open!!)

We told him not to wear Super Bowl stuff cause when he does, we lose!

Second is the Sweetie Man and I. He picked up the pizza so we let him stay and eat!

This was our little spread which we picked on all afternoon...while working (uh-um!)

And no party in the 'burgh is complete without Smilie Cookies from the Eat-n-Park Restarant!

They are actually closing their restaurants early Sunday for the employees to watch the game!

The second Tailgate Party was at church...your read correctly! The Pastor's sermon was on "Why I Love The Super Bowl". Only our Pastor (a hugh Steeler fan!) can draw connections between The Super Bowl and God! And believe it or not, it was great!!!

Our church is currently house in a beautiful building in the City orginally built way back as a hotel of sorts for out of town employees of the Alcoa Company to stay. It's an awesome building.

Anyway, we were invited to come down and help decorate and bring some stuff so of course we brought Ben as the current player for the Steelers and Jerome as the past player. (live size of course)

This is our Pastor in preaching mode....check out all the outfits!

This was our band accompanied by the Kids Quest group singing a Steeler Fight song at the start of the service.

Oh, and that's Sweetie Man who sat at the entrance way scaring everyone...or so he thought!

The Audio/Video booth where I sit (working the Power Point slides) was decorated with Terrible Towels!

This was the stage in church before the service started.

Two Steeler Trees were on either side of the Sanctuary...they were beautiful.

And of course....MORE FOOD!!!!

It was a fun and awesome time at both parties.....but now, I'm off to take an afternoon nap so I can go to the THIRD party at a good friends house to actually watch the game with some fun folks and eat more!!!!
So, hope you enjoyed the pics and the 'burgh!!!!! GO STEELERS....let's get one for the OTHER THUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!