Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cookie Exchange Party

This year I hosted a cookie exchange party. It was tons of fun. Each guest brought individual packages of cookies to exchange and a few to share at the party.

We played several party games. One involved a Christmas cookie cutter that you had to pass left and right according to when those words appeared in the story. The person left holding the cookie cutter at the end of the story got to take it home with them.

Another game involved deciphering Christmas song titles. For example SN = silent night and ISMKSC = I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause.

The game in progress in the picture above involved try to unwrap several layers of wrapped boxes while wearing oven mitts. Mean while a die was passed around and when ever somebody knew rolled a six they would take over trying to unwrap the gift. The person with the gift when the last box was unwrapped got to keep the contents.

A great time was had by all.

Mowgli all tuckered out.

Few Crafty Items

I have still been making crafting things though less with the business of moving, new job, and holidays. More pictures to eventually come. The above picture is one of the Crayon rolls I made as a Christmas present for my cousin's son. I was really pleased at how it turned out.

I made this card for one of my friend's birthday. She really likes bees. This particular card has a lot of different texture elements.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peacock Cards

Fun with my Cuttlebug and Peacock images. The texture of the background paper on the card on the left reminded me of Peacock feathers even though I don't think it was meant to.

Kitty Cuteness

Aw, little kitty likes to snuggle up to your face and hands.

He also likes to use your fingers like his personal pacifiers.

Kiwi is always intrigued by all the sucking sounds. I think she thinks somebody must be having something good to eat but isn't sharing.

Just hanging out, much better then sleeping in his box.

"Do the Puyallup"

I am behind on my posting. A couple of weeks ago Kristina and I met up to go to the Puyallup fair.

One of the first events we enjoyed was the mutton busting. Their was a mascot dancing prior to it starting. I had trouble sleeping that night because I was rocking out in my head to the mascot dancing to peppy songs.

The object was for each child to hang on as long as they could. The three children that day who hung on the longest received free tickets to that days Rodeo.

We also stopped to watching the horse drawn wagons preform. There was a really cool high dive act too but we didn't take any pictures. In addition to the cool shows we enjoyed walking through the different exhibits and eating the fair food.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Project Favorites

I just spent a few days with Mary Heather. We blogged about our time together on her blog which you can view here. I found several really cute free patterns this evening. The first is for this Blueberry Chocolate Squares quilt.

While I don't need a Halloween apron I like the style of this apron.

I thought this sewing caddy was pretty cute.

Tortilla Cozy

Acorn Doughnuts

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Creepy, Crawly

For my non Facebook family and friends here is a video of the squirmy little one.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ben's Birthday/Ben's Kitties

Ben started off his birthday morning feeding a baby kitty and eating birthday scones.

For birthday dinner he had a birthday ice cream cake to chase down the haystacks.

Not sure if he remember to make a wish but had to blow out those candles before they started to melt the cake.

Opening presents, always a pleasurable endeavor.

A nice electric blanket to keep him warm on those cold fall and winter days that are all too close.

Both of Ben's kitties hanging out on his side of the bed in the morning. This picture really should have been rotated.

Such a cute little baby kitty, so soft and fuzzy.

And of course the ultimate soft and fuzzy kitty, Bagheera.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Itty, Bitty Kitty

The itty, bitty kitty that now resides with us getting some afternoon grub. We've read that when they are this little you can do everything right and the kitty still might not make it. So praying this one is one of the lucky ones. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Birthday Card

My father-in-law's birthday was this past week. The card I made him was inspired by one I had seen in a Papercraft magazine.

The verbage saying inside of the card.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Enter to Win a Silhouette Machine

Found a cool site where you can enter to win a free silhouette machine. If you don't know what that is kind of like a cricuit machine. Follow this link to get the details. Wish me luck! If you win invite me over to try it out. :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oh, Canada!

Last weekend one of they things we did was to make a run for the border. We went to Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Granville Island has this huge Public Market on it that reminds me of Pike's Place Market or China Town. However, they have more ready to eat items. We bought some fresh bread and cheese and was enjoying a snack.

This is the view we enjoyed while eating. They had several of these cute little ferries zipping around. I kind of wanted to go on one but we only watched this time. I think their are some around Seattle I could always ride on.

The weather was absolutely beautiful and gloriously warm.

There were strips of cool little shops. Some had handcraft items and others had specialty items.

Another storefront picture.

Karrina was testing out a hammock that reminded her of hers at home. :)

We also made a stop over in Gas Town before heading back to the USA. They were having a motorcycle show when we where there. In the picture above is this cool steam powered clock that was located there.

And of course pretty lights with hanging flowers. We were going to walk around Stanley Park but there was a big Indian festival going on and traffic/parking was terrible.

Southwest Washington Quilt Shop Hop

The Southwest Washington Quilt Shop Hop is coming up Oct. 22 - 31. This year's fabric is Sophisticate by Ro Gregg. This fabric is available in two colorways but the store I talked to said pink and grey so I think it is probably only this colorway. Each store will be giving away a fat eighth of one of the above fabrics.

Last weekend when we were visiting my friend, up near Bellingham, WA, we went to the Lynden fair. This paper pieced duck quilt that was displayed at the fair was made by my friends mom for her brother.

This was one of the quilts that Ben really liked that was on display at the fair.


These cool ice cream cones are actually cupcakes placed in cones and then decorated. Too cute.

I thought these felted cupcake pincushions were extremely cute too. They remind me off the one I made from Betz White's pattern but they are a little different.

This is a cute embroidery kit that another blogger put together for a little girl's birthday. I think I would be tempted to steal it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Other Creations

Since I can finally show them off, here are a couple more of my creations. The card on the right went with Heather and Nigel's wedding gift. The card on the right was my dad's birthday card.

These were a couple of gift tags I made for the purpose of looking cute on two of my souvenir gifts from Hawaii for friends.