Sunday, August 08, 2010

Summer fun and crafts...

I love LOVE summer....there is always something to do and somewhere to go and I think this summer we took advantage of it all including crafting when the days are just way too hot to be outside. I have alot to catch up on, so let's get started....
First off is this cross stitch I did for my son's birthday of their dog Reese. You always look at a cross stitch thinking it won't take long, right? Wrong...I did manage to get it done as a little something extra for his birthday. I even framed it myself...of that I was proud.

Feelin' a little dotee fever so I got into a few swaps....this one is the denim and lace dotee. I love denim so she was definitely fun.

This was a "For the Birds Exchange"...I got the pictures backwards..sorry 'bout that. This is actually the inside of my first Altoid tin. I so wanted to keep this for myself. I love the way it turned it. You would never know that is what it was. I added a beaded scissor fob and a needle holder magnet made from a ceramic button.

This is the top of the piece....I just had to have a bird somewhere on it. I even tea-dyed this fabric myself with some Salada tea bags. Looked awesome.

Of course, there were the vacations away. Arkansas was our big one. That was my first time there. Other than the fact that is was sooooo hot, it was a GREAT trip visiting relatives. (gotta find those pics for my next post)
Second one, was our annual trip to Michigan for the 4th of July. This was a cool pic I took with my phone of the campfire through my wine glass.

The little cutie in the highchair is Sweetie Man's newest grandson and my step grandson. He grew so much since the last time we saw him. The little blonde cutie was a visitor that was being babysat for a few days. We had so much fun with them.

Sweetie Man with his grandson!

I also got in a scrapbook sorta mood and made a couple of pages. I'm currently working on more but here is what I have so far. First was a visit to a church turned restuarant/bewery.

Second, was just some fun we had a few weekends ago in the park...just Sweetie Man and I.

Also had some fun with our friends at a pool party they had in July. It was a HOT day so this was sooooo perfect. Sweetie Man had fun relaxing with his noodles!

I'm not a fan of deep water, so I made sure I was sufficiently tubed and noodled!!

So, that's about it for now. The Summer isn't over yet....still have more fun to have and more crafts and stitches to do. I'll do my best not to wait so long next time, so don't go too far away. Till next time, yinz crazy guys....