Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Some Recent Roosters

I posted a picture a couple days or so ago, of some rooster hot pads I wanted to make some more of. I think I crocheted those in 2008 or 9..  Well, I did finish a couple, over Spring Break. I actually finished one more, black but with a different yarn for the tail feathers/comb.  I also bought three skeins of cotton to make more: two brown skeins, one burnt orange..  I added these two to my Etsy store. Finished the third one a couple days later.  It's kind of turning into my "Watching TV" project. (I started a brown one.)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Tulips" and Fishing

I went for a big adventerous walk in the back yard today. (Well, maybe it was for Jetta. ;) I hooked up her harness and took her out the side door while Duke was out front on the chain.)  Here are the "Tulips" that are coming up. ;)  Lol  They're daffodils. Poor hubby doesn't know flowers..  They are so pretty.  They're coming up in a lot of spots.

Some blooms ready to open.

And here are some pictures I took when we went fishing last weekend. Just at the lake by our subdivision.  We didn't catch anything. But I know Eon liked it. Every time he would get a bite he would get excited (in a "I'm too cool" kind of way..).

This is where the boats can launch off from.

He caught on how to cast by himself real quick. He did really good.  I still have to put the worms on for him. Kind of funny, because I did that myself, when I was younger than him. ;) (And he's a boy..)   Steve went again the next day, and took Eon with him. They went to a new lake but didn't catch anything there, either. (I think it is still too early/cold.)  But they had fun! Eon came in when they got home and said "I got a bite but he took my worm."  ;P   I think it's great. Now if we can just get Eli to go! They need to start going outside and doing other things besides video games. It was too hot in NV/nothing to do there. But there are lots of outdoor things to do/places to go here. And they really need to go outside more.
Some ducks and a swan. They would just come up next to you. I almost was afraid they would attack us, a couple times..  Probably (well, I know for sure) because people feed them. I saw a bunch of crackers and Doritos on the ground next to the dock.   I made a video, too. But I still do not know how to get a video on here.

Random Thoughts

I have been trying to think of what to crochet (I am almost done with my bunny idea) over Spring Break. I've also been tryinng to think of things I could put in my Etsy store.  Well yesterday I was baking a cake (because "there's nothing to eat".. Lol). I opened up the hot pad drawer and saw my rooster hot pad. I thought, "I should crochet one of those!"..  I think I have only made three so far. I was trying to think of other colors to make, too. Of all the yarn I brought with me from NV, I brought all my dishcloth cotton (and baby yarn). I'll have to see what colors I could use. I started another black one last night. I didn't have enough of the black/white for the tail. So I went to Hobby Lobby. I didn't see any black/white, but I got some grey/white that will work for the tail/comb.

I took this picture two days ago. It was sunny and 74. Beautiful. But then yesterday it was cold, rainy, and super windy. :(  Today is starting out cold, too.  Our neighbors tree is already bloomed. Probably not going to be good for his tree. Our big tree in our back yard hasn't bloomed yet. It's supposed to get beautiful flowers on it. I will definitely take pictures. My husband said "some tulips or something" were coming up in the back yard, too; so I will have to go look.

I joined the March Postcard Pal Swap in the Love of Letters group on Ravelry.  I have not been able to find one postcard anywhere, since we moved here. So... I went googling and found these online.  I wanted to go somewhere while the kids are still on Break. So far we've only gone to the doctors.. :(  I tried to get Eon to go to the library. But he didn't want to. I need to go to the Post Office today to get postcard stamps. Maybe I can talk him into going to the Museum across the street. Maybe the museum will have some postcards, too.    Oh, I take that back. We did go get our licenses, and went fishing. I will have to post about that. We didn't catch anything, but I think Eon really liked it.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Another Pair of Minion Slippers

Messing around with my phone again.. :D I finished these today.  I posted them for sale in my Etsy Store.  I've had a couple things in there (another pair of minion slippers, a bow ear warmer), but nothing has sold yet. I'm thinking when it starts getting closer to Christmas/colder outside, maybe I will get more sales. (I'm hoping..)  I'm pretty happy with how this pair turned out.  I was thinking about how I used to try and get into Craft Shows. I never actually did a show (because I never had enough stuff to sell at a show). That's kind of why I like the Etsy stores. I can just add things as I finish them.  If they don't sell, maybe I will have enough by that time to actually do a Craft Show. Lol   There is a store in a strip mall here that has booths to sell your things. One has (way overpriced, IMO) crocheted items in it. I don't know how much it would cost to rent a stall.   Guess I will stick with the Etsy store for a while... Okay I'm done rambling. :P 

Friday, March 07, 2014

Bow Ear Warmer

I finished my bow ear warmer yesterday.  Here is the link to the Etsy store where I got the pattern. (Swellamy.) Bow Ear Warmer. You get two patterns, another ear warmer pattern called Bobble Ear Warmer (I think), and this one.  

I wore it all day.  It got kind of itchy after a while.

I told you, it was an "I don't feel like doing my hair day.." :P  I wasn't going anywhere. So.

I don't know if you can tell, but that's Duke getting into a bag of puppy food. :P  I guess it tastes better out of the bag. I worked on my Minion Slippers a little, too. I'm almost to the toe part.  

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Banana Bread

I made a double batch of banana bread yesterday. I had five bananas in the freezer. Used them all up. I have to feed my "starving" kids. ;)   (Plus, I do like to bake..)  I downloaded a free photo editer on my phone, and I have been playing with it. (I took this picture with my phone.)   I have two smaller bread pans (which I really like, they're good for making bread to give as gifts), and the one pictured. I also made some Whipped Honey Butter to go with it (so yummy on warm banana bread... Although I have to say-- I should not be eating it with butter..) I don't remember where I got the recipe for the honey butter. But I just basically pour some honey into some room temp (softened) butter. And "whip" (stir) it. :P  But if  you want an official recipe: Whipped Honey Butter.  :)   

I haven't started my bunny I had an idea for, yet. I am working on finishing some Minion Slippers first. (Then I will have two pairs to put in my Etsy store.)   I did start a Bow Ear Warmer for myself today, though.  I have made several for gifts (second and third pictures) for other people. I haven't made any for myself though.  Today is a "I don't feel like doing my hair" day. So...  :P  I probably won't get the headband done today. Oh well. 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Easter Puff Pal Bunny Is Done

I finished this guy last night. I did the legs, arms, and ears yesterday. (Well. One leg was done. So.)  I technically still need to make a pom-pom, for his tail. I hope the little boy will like it.   I have an idea for another bunny. I kind of had an idea for a pillow, too.. I might start the bunny over Spring Break. Then, it's back to work. So.. 

I'm thinking about making banana bread today. I have a bunch of bananas in the freezer. I might make chocolate banana bread. I guess I will ask my husband which kind he wants. It's really foggy out, and it looks beautiful this morning. Have a great day, everyone.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Project Progress and Snow..

I finished crocheting the bunny's body last night, and sewed the head on. I also finished a leg. But then I realized I did the colors backwards. I think I'm just going to go with it. The darker colors will be better anyway for the reservation.  (The legs/arms are supposed to be, the darker color for the feet/hands, the lighter color for the rest.) I did it backwards: lighter color for the feet, darker for the leg. :P 

It snowed yesterday. I was a little surprised. I said "It's not supposed to snow on Spring Break."  This is about all the snow we got. Maybe a little bit more, but not much..  I didn't think it would be so cold or have this much snow down here.  

Here is a picture of a Creepy Clown!! Eon drew in Art Class. He brought all his art projects/papers home last Friday. Since Art Class is over now. :(   The "SM" stands for "Super Market".   I know he just drew this to try and give me nightmares. ;)

I thought I would share a few cute doggy pictures..  :)  Eon was messing around with an old pair of my glasses. I was looking for something in my nightstand for him (ear plugs, I think) because it was storming and windy and he said he wouldn't be able to sleep. I didn't find any ear plugs, but I found a couple pairs of mine and hubby's old glasses. These are mine.  He put them on Duke. :P  Being the Ham he is, Duke posed for a picture... :P

And here he is again, in a basket...   Lol

I took this one of Jetta. She turned three years old in January. You wouldn't know it since she has regressed to her puppy days, it seems like (since we got Duke). 

Did anyone get any Paczki's today? I wanted to, but my husband took my truck to work today. :(  I could take his, but it's been a long time since I've driven a stick. Plus.. it's a stinky work truck.   I texted him, so maybe he will bring some home. (Knowing him, he will bring a bag of powdered donut holes home.. Sigh..) Gotta love him, he tries, though. :p   Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone. :D

Monday, March 03, 2014

New Project, and A Double Ear Infection :(

I *think* I started this Friday afternoon. I know it was this week. I knew Spring Break was coming, so... I thought "I should start something new/fun.."  Well after digging through all my patterns, I thought I would start an Easter Puff Pal. It's a pattern that a member of the Crafting For A Cause yahoo group (non-existent, any longer) had; and a few of us had gotten a copy. :D    I'd been wanting to make one, forever... So...   I finally started one. I think I am going to give this to a little boy I still sponsor on Pine Ridge.    With some other goodies, of course.   

The first day of Spring Break, Eon woke up saying his ear hurt really bad. :(  I knew he had had a cold for almost two weeks, so I instantly thought "Ear infection".  I asked him if he wanted to go to the doctor; and he said no at first (he will fight it to the end). But then he said yes. I asked him if he wanted some Tylenol (he will fight that to the end, too) and he said yes for that, too. I got in the shower to get ready, and when I came out he was snoring. So I waited until he woke up, then we went. He had a double ear infection. :(   I felt so bad. He had only that morning complained- at all. But it had to have been bothering him for a while, to get that bad. The doctor said his right ear was bulging and about to burst. :(  Then looked in his other ear and that was infected, too. She asked if she could have a Med Student look at his ears, because this was a "classic good case". (Why did that not make me feel good?..)  They gave him a shot to kick start him, and some antibiotics to take home.  Poor Guy. He fell asleep on the way to the doctor. Fell asleep in the waiting room. Fell asleep after they gave him a shot, on the table! Then we had to go out in the waiting room and wait for our prescription to be filled (they do it right there, which was nice so we didn't have to go to the pharmacy, too). Well he fell asleep out there and on the way home, and after we got home. Slept all day.  You know they're sick when they sleep like that.  :((    He is feeling a lot better today, though. I'm so glad.