Friday, September 20, 2013

Last Popcorn Friday

I know I have posted this picture before..  But.  Today was my last Popcorn Friday at Eons' school, ever. I'm kind of bummed about it. But... We are moving!! (Yes!!!)  After a lot of stressing, not knowing what to do, pulling our hair out, applying at every job available and not getting one phone call  (but the bank I applied at, the teller could barely speak English. At CVS, there is a girl fresh out of high school working in the pharmacy...  But they couldn't have called me and hired me?...  Same thing with my husband, too.)  A few days ago my husband decided we are moving to Tennessee.  (I had wanted to move there for a few years, but thought he never would..) So I was really surprised when out of nowhere he said "Let's move to Tennessee." I said "Okay." Lol...  My Mom and two of my brothers live there. And, it is only a 9 hour drive to Michigan from where we will be living.  

My secret project is almost done. But... I am not sure if I will be able to get it to the person in time. :/  And, with everything going on, Eons' Skyrim Helmet has kind of gotten put away.  I am so keyed up I can't even relax enough to crochet.   

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Secret Project..And Birthday Preparations..

Here is my secret project. But I can't say any more than that. Cuz it's a secret. :P  I think this is getting me out of my funk, though. :D

I have been racking my brain trying to think of stuff to do/give Eon for his birthday. On a shoestring budget...  I forgot about the fabric I had for a pillowcase for him. So I got that out, and am going to sew him a fun pillowcase. He won't say it, but I know he secretly loves the pillowcase I made him for Christmas. And he picked out these fabrics for another one.   So...

I also forgot about this stamp I got. I think I got it off ebay a while ago.  Used Eon's markers.. 

...and stuck them on the tissue paper for his first present I wrapped. I had thrown out ALL my wrapping paper when I was in a packing and cleaning frenzy (when I thought we were going to be moving back to Colorado soon-- that is still up in the air.) Stupid move throwing out all the wrapping paper. :(  But, I did still have a bunch of gift bags I saved from previous birthdays..   So...  :)    I might use one of those Happy Birthday stamped images, to make a card for him, too.Still haven't thought of a good card design yet. 
 I had forgot that I bought Eon a Lego book with a Ninja minifig at last years' book fair (he didn't know about it, it was when Steve was still working).  It was one he kept looking at and liked. (Whether he still likes it or not... I don't know. :/)  He still is into minifigs, so...  Well, it's one present. So.  :)  
I splurged (big time, kicking myself..) and ordered a cupcake sheet cake for his classroom.  Used this picture; printed it out at the library, and took it up to Albertsons. Going to use that on the top of the cake, with a grey border. I hope he really likes it. Then for his birthday cake at home, I'm just going to do a bundt cake with icing to look like a skyrim sweet roll. Forgive me if I've already posted about the sweet roll...  five times... :P 

I saw this on facebook this morning...  This is SO me, lol....    Okay got to get back to work on my secret project(s)! :D

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Trying to Knit An Angry Birds Version..

.. of slippers. Here they are knitted..Waiting for their faces.

..Sigh.. :(  I don't really like how this is turning out. Thinking I should have left them plain. Maybe after I get a beak and some little tuft thingys on them... Oh well. Maybe it will make some little boy (or girl) happy on Pine Ridge. And it will definitely keep their feet a little warmer. :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Secret Skyrim Project

I am crocheting Eon a Skyrim Helmet for his birthday. Money is really tight this year, since my husband got laid off. But I am going to do a few things... He's really into Skyrim this year. I'm going to get a Cupcake Sheet Cake for the classroom. I may or may not make them myself, and just take a picture I printed out, up to be scanned for a cake topper at Albertsons. That would only cost $6. But I'm really afraid I will ruin it, when putting the topper on. The whole deal for 35 cupcakes would only cost around $20.  So.. We'll see about that. Maybe Evan could help me put the topper on, since he would (maybe) be making it in the store..  For his birthday cake at home, I am going to make a Skyrim Sweet Roll Cake. (A big one, though.. :P) With my bundt cake pan.  I was going to do that for his classroom (mini ones), but...  Long story short I don't have a mini bundt cake pan. Plus it would *probably* make me stressed out trying to get it perfect. And, I know that he is really impressed with the cupcake sheet cakes. Every time someone brings one in for their birthday, he tells me in great detail how awesome it was. :P      
Anyway, this is how far I am with the hat. I've been trying to work on it while he's in school. I have about two weeks to finish it..  :0  I better buckle down. 

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I started a different slipper..  Going to try some Angry Birds slippers. I had to quit because my arm was getting really sore. :(  So I took a picture of my progress so far. 

A picture of Duke..  He's in the Puppy Penitentiary. :P  We have the kitchen gated off, so we can keep him in here when we can't keep an eye on him (in case he has an accident- which he is still doing now and then), or when he is just so rowdy and hyper (driving us crazy). Jetta doesn't help with that..  ;P  Poor Duke...  :P  He's 14 weeks old today. "They" say (or, some people say) they should be half their weight at 14 weeks. I weighed him and he is 20 lbs. So... We will see. I hope he gets really big, like a Lab sized dog. It's hard to tell with a mixed dog.  The mom was a lab sized dog, but the dad was smaller than Jetta. (Or, is; I should say..)    

Saturday, September 07, 2013

More Minion Slippers

Both pairs are for two of my nephews. This pair is for Corbin. He started kindergarten on Monday of this week. :) 

And these are for his baby brother Holden (he's 10 months old). I used a different pattern (actually kind of mixed the two patterns) for these. They are 4 1/4" long. So tiny!  I noticed that Bev put my slippers up on her pattern page. :)   Everyone seems to like these.  I kind of want to try making an Angry Birds version next..