Sunday, May 22

Coming up... Dino Bash

My son is having a Dino Bash this next weekend. The only thing I have done is delivery of the invitations out on time! So, this week, it’s time to rumble!

First order of business, Dino decorations from here and here:

Then, we are going on a dino hunt, so we need something to attract those creatures: Dino Callers, and some binnoculars to see if they are hiding!

Next order of business: a shirt for the birthday boy!

And we need some LIVE dinosaurs to liven up the party:

All of these things, and more, will consume my week,
but it will be so worth it to see his face and his friends faces this Saturday!
I’ll post as I finish things up!

Sunday, May 15

Nephew's Jeans

I fixed these holey jeans for my 12 year old nephew.
First, I re-enforced the knees that were falling apart.
Then, I patched the outside to just look cool!

I cut off the ends of each leg to add some length because he is getting taller, but not wider! The extentions probably added an inch to an inch and a half.

I exchanged one of the pockets for a darker, homemade one to match the patches.

I will try to get a picture of him in them when I see him next.
My 6 year old refused to model them for me!

Decided to try this (June 2011):

One Month To Win It

Thursday, May 12


Survey from a friend here. This one was fun.
  1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. What has God said to his people?
  2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? legos, five dollar bill, quaters
  3. Before you started this survey, what were you doing? reading blogs
  4. What is the last thing you watched on TV? Criminal Minds
  5. Without looking, guess what time it is 8:00
  6. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 8:01
  7. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? my son tapping on glass and humming
  8. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? coming home from a friends house
  9. Did you dream last night? yes
  10. Do you remember your dreams? no
  11. When did you last laugh? this morning
  12. Do you remember why / at what? tickling session with my son
  13. What is on the walls of the room you are in? family pictures and our family command center
  14. Seen anything weird lately? i have a 6 year old son, weird things happen often
  15. What do you think of this quiz? not bad
  16. What is the last film you saw? Lord of the Rings
  17. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Chicago
  18. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? a small house in the country and some children!
  19. Tell me something about you that most people don't know. i hated being pregnant, but i would give birth again anytime!
  20. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? food for everyone!
  21. Do you like to dance? put on some jazz and let
  22. Would you ever consider living abroad? YES
  23. Does your name make any interesting anagrams? no
  24. Who made the last incoming call on your phone? my very good friend who is moving away tomorrow
  25. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? pictures
  26. Last time you swam in a pool? last summer
  27. Type of music you like most? swing
  28. Type of music you dislike most? rap
  29. Are you listening to music right now? no
  30. What color is your bedroom carpet? brown
  31. If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? our apartment is small. I would make these apartments up and down stairs, so there are only 5 units instead of 10.
  32. What was the last thing you bought? invitations for my sons 6th birthday.

Monday, May 9

Sewing Challenges

Yeah for sewing summer clothes and having others come along for the ride!

And I am going to try to get a top or two done tonight. Yes, I'm crazy!!  (note: I didn't end up able to sew any tops for this year, but I will be sewing in the next week or two!)

And, just a reminder, I am selling my purses on!

Saturday, May 7


Had this idea for awhile. Just needed a reason to do it!
I think my nephew will love it for his birthday!
He loves reading and this will be perfect for this summer!
No sibling can claim it, either!

Note 5/10/11: This was well received, though i think he and his friends liked the money cuff better!

Wednesday, May 4

Flame Money Cuff

My nephew is going to love his new money cuff!
Thank you so much for the tutorial here at "A Lemon Squeezy Home."

This was my first attempt, a little wonky! I used a very thick interfacing, so I am going to try some stabilizer next to see if that will work better. And black velcro would have looked better, but I used what I had on hand.
My son will be begging for one when he gets home from school today!

I did much better on the one with the white zipper! 2nd try and I didn't use such a thick interfacing on the hole for the zipper. Lesson learned. I think they are awesome!

I got the best compliment when I showed them to the kids downstairs. They asked where they were from so I told them that I made them. "Darn! I wanted to go to the store and get one of these!"