Monday, September 29, 2008

The Mis Adventures of Raggedy Ann Part 2

I ended up finishing Raggedy Ann in time for my daughters birthday! I pulled a few late nighters and when I did work on a few pieces in front of her I told her it was a pincushion.

It isn't perfect but I am pretty happy with the way it came out.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Misadventures of Raggedy Ann Pt 1

My daughters birthday is in a few days and she asked for a Raggedy Ann doll. No problemo- Mr Keys is going to Toys R Us to get a few things and I see they carry it. Whoops- they don't and haven't had it in the store in months. She only asked for 4 items so I thought I would see if it was at Walmart- nope!

Plan B- look for a pattern in the fabric section- they actually had one in stock! Think really hard about this. I just got a sewing machine from my Uncle after going years without one that worked. I haven't cut a pattern in at least 12 years hmmmmm.... Her wanting the doll outweighed all that.

Look at fabric choices- the pattern shows a nasty Daisy Kingdom print that is probably not even made any more. Grab some yarn for the hair- the red is just so red though so I picked a deep red. Grab red and white striped material then realize it doesn't look right with the yarn and I like the yarn.

Think outside the box and find some coordinating fabric that will match perfectly with the yarn.

Not really traditional Raggedy Ann but I think it will work. Read pattern and see a bunch of notions I need which I probably have already but I can't remember so I buy them.

As I take my fabric bolts to be cut I realize this is my last chance to ditch the project.... hand fabric to be cut. No going back now. To be continued........

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Watch Movement Button Covers

Something I was working on- I like how they turned out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stumble Upon

Thanks to someone who shall remain nameless (because I want to feature them and give them their due) I have discovered Stumble Upon. Yay for a new time waster that I like!!! So far I have loved every site picked. These pictures are from the Hubble telescope.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I got the horse right here!

I am a big You Tube fan- especially when I can see my grandpa Charlie. He was in Guys and Dolls and comes into this clip at about 58 seconds. He is a boxing trainer and wearing a red beret.
I do happen to love this song as well.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sugar coma in the near future...

My daughter and I made sugar cookies yesterday and of course I ate several of them and promptly slept walked through the rest of the day. I know I don't have diabetes but sugar knocks me out!
So this morning those darn cookies were looking at me calling my name again. This time I put peanut butter on them. I know I will pay for it shortly but it sure was yummy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

GASP!! A teenager is pregnant!

Where do I even start?? I rarely, if ever, post in political threads on Etsy. They all seem to end in name calling and stupidity. Some trolls just can not have a serious discussion. It is unfortunate that it has to come to threads being closed.
It is being reported that the Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant. Oh , the horror!! Guess what?? I don't really care if she is pregnant- really, I don't!

I don't know the Palin family so I who am I to judge?? I didn't get riled up when Obama's pastor was all over the news either! When it comes to politics- I either like the canidate or don't- that is just how I roll.

Obama- I like him but I don't know all his policies, haven't really studied that much.
McCain- meh.. I was a huge fan when I live in AZ but he just doesn't do anything for me
Biden- no opinion really
Palin- I like her, I hardly know much about her though- but I like that she fishes!

So you can see that my perspective is a bit skewed- I like someone or I don't.

The only candidate that really sparked my interest and I read all about and studied was Ron Paul and we all know how that turned out.....
I like good political or religous discussion. I tend to make my statements about how I feel on the subject and leave it at that. I ask questions in a nice way and don't attack others with differing opinions. That is just how I roll.
Whoever the next president is I hope they do a good job.