Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cachie Bear singing Happy Birthday to his little brother Kaden Rey.

I'm Back!!!!

Rey's computer has been down and so we connected everything up to my computer and wow this ol' puter is pretty darn fast! Anyway I am going to be putting stuff on and hope for the best.
I am going to start with my grandson's first birthday. Kaden Rey! Below is a picture of him and he is such a cutie pie. (I think all grammy's and pappa's think)
This is a picture of my grandson and his wonderful mommy Ashley (my daughter-in-law.) More like my own daughter but as the odds have it her mother would not let me have her I am sure. Anyway they look so cute here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I can't help but chuckle at the sight of the chicken Now Named Sarah, crawling under Justice and he is tolerating it. So Cute!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The chick with no name now has a name

The chick with no name now has a name. Jenaya our grandaughter felt that the chicken should have a name so she named her Sarah. Here is a picture of my grandaughter and a few more pictures of Sarah.

Well Farmer Rey took the chick with no name out and he wouldn't leave his sight so for the first few days he just went outside and played with Justice and Farmer Rey. He followed the farmer everywhere and the one day the farmers wife, Mona suggested that he walk to where the other chicks lived and see if he would follow him there. There was concern that he would start pecking again but the other chicks had gotten much bigger and they immediately flew at the chick with no name and he could no longer bully them. He soon gave into being nice and discovered it was much more interesting and fun to have many friends. He still likes to visit Justice and Farmer Rey. And will often stand right between his legs and visit. Though he looks very much like the other chicks, we can always tell it is chick with no name because he is very friendly to Justice and doesn't run away. And they lived happily ever after. Jusice, Farmer Rey and the chick with no name.

Ignore the aprons below those were for Teasha's eyes only.

The aprons below were just so that Teasha my daughter could get an idea for what style of apron she wanted me to make for her. So now for something more fun I just have to show you a few of the pictures that I took of my husband and our little dog Justice and a little chicken who has no name yet. The story goes that Rey came home one day and said that he had ordered 50 yes I said FIFTY baby chicks. My first response was "YOU DID WHAT!?" After I calmed down a little and tried to be logical about all of this well I then asked him "How many eggs a day do you think we can eat?" He came up with all kinds of interesting avenues we could take like selling the eggs, selling baby chicks, using the manure etc. He did have a few good ideas. The next thing that went through my head was where are we going to put them. Well here is the clencher... They called and the chicks had arrived 3 weeks early and we had nowhere to put the poor little things. First Rey wanted to put them in my woodworking shop. He soon found out that that was not a good idea. I suggested putting them in the well house until we could figure it all out. Long story short, they ended up in the well house where Rey built a little pen with a heat lamp to keep them warm. I really am getting to the part about the chicken with no name.
Once upon a time there was a chicken that couldn't get along with any of the other chicks so he had to be separated cause he was pecking and pecking at them and making them bleed. He decided that he would live in Farmer Rey's office while he was being bad. He grew and grew, and Farmer Rey tried once again to put him back with the others, but to his great disappointment the chicken with no name just couldn't get along with the others. Needless to say he became friends with Farmer Rey and his dog Justice. Justice would peek in the box all of the time and the chick would peck him on the nose. Soon the chick with no name became very lonely so he decided to be more friendly with Justice. Farmer Rey eventually started taking him out to explore. You could often see him perching on the edge of the box as he could fly jus a little. He was pretty homely as his feathers were just growing in. But Justice didn't seem to care. Soon they became friends.
A few weeks went by and he had grown but not as big as the others as they were exercising and eating much better and grew bigger and stronger. Farmer Rey decided that maybe he could try one last time to put him in with the others.The farmer's wife Mona couldn't tolerate him leaving such a mess (if you know what I mean) all over the floor, and was demanding that he go and live with the other chicks.

A close up of the fabric

Teasha is fabric ok?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Mini Apron....

Here I've added the pictures of My mini apron and stand, also another chalkboard, a tile that I painted and letters using my cricut machine and then the oversized shopping list chalkboard. It was a lot of fun.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I have turned into some kind of Monster. Imagine a monster with an apron, kinda just takes the scare right out of things hu? I spent a few hours yesterday cutting up Little girl aprons and accomplished my goal of 15. Oh yea, a friend of mine found the cutest Mini apron patterns that you use to put on a christmas tree or hang above your kitchen window and such. They are soooo cute. I decided to make a stand for one that I designed cause I was in a hurry and wanted to see what it would look like... I will try and take a picture and put it on the blog.

Here is another project. I made these garden plant picks with my computer graphics (PC Crafter). I cut out my wood and stakes, painted them and then just deopaged (sp) them onto the finished wood, and wahla!
Just one more. I am having a hard time adding photos so that I don't have to keep going back and forthe. Help Maria!!!!!!!

Another Kitchen Kloset Chalkboard

Here is the finished project. You can see that I painted a border, I also cut out a board that would fit into the center and had pre-sprayed it with blackboard paint, I added a painted wooden spoon attatched with screws from the back and 2 aluminum extenders and attatched the little chalk holder on the right. The spoon is to hang a dishtowel from. There are hangers on the back.

It's been quite a while since I blogged and added anything to my site. It has been pretty crazy around here. We (some friends of mline) have been hard at work trying to get things done for the Farmer's Market to sell some of our stuff. First we had to qualify through a Jury panel and then wait to be notified if we were admitted or not. What a fiasco! they needed all kinds of photos and information and such just to be juried. Anyway her is a picture of an item that they juried. You will notice that I always like to re-purpose things, henced the old cupboard doors. I bought them at a garage sale a few years back. This first picture is what it looked like before. Following are pictures of the finished project and a few samples of some of the others that I made.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Little Melody, Ontaya and Stan's little baby (5mos.) is facinated by her Great-Grampa. She kept watching and watching him. They were having quite a conversation and it finally ended in a great big slobbery kiss. Taya appears oblivious to it all.

I couldn't help myself. We had pushed furniture around in Trish's front room to make room for air matresses for everyone and all of a sudden my brother Dave comes out with his sleep apnea (sp) gear on his head and starts doing his bird of paradise thing flapping his wings (arms) and sucking in his cheeks and he just cracked us up. He made me promise not to put the video part on You Tube. I don't recall promising so.... anyway we laughed till we... sorry I had to go to the bathroom cause I started laughing again. A side effect from having 7 kids.
Here is a picture of a few of my brothers and sisters and in-laws getting a picture with Pa. I love him soooooo much. He has brought so much joy into our family. He and Mom have been married for quite a while and one of the reasons that I love him so dearly is because he has been so good to MOM. My heart could never say the words of gratitude I have for all that he has done for our family as well as many others in this world. I love you Pa!
I know I am in deep doo-doo with my sister Trisha but I just couldn't help myself. We just found out that Pa has cancer and Mom and Pa were bombarded by family. But even amongst the heartache It seems that a sense of humor will go along way. I am so grateful for family and the strength that we lend to each other especially during hard times. Here we were barbequeing in the dead of cold but with 60 or 70 people in a small area we needed to feed everyone. Anyway Here is Trisha showing off her grilled hamburgers.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am finally getting around to posting some of my aprons. I can't believe how much fun they have been to creat. The crazy pink and black was my very own design and I just love the pleated ruffle. I will post more as I get time. Suggestions are welcom.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just a few more designs of mine. It is amazing how much joy creating can bring. Sometimes they work and somtimes they don't but when it is all said and done I still had fun!

Well I am finally getting to post some of my crafts that I do. One of my favorite things is to create or repurpose something into something other than what thier purpose was. Well these were just some wood turnings that I bought at a garage sale and my imagination went to work and this is what I came up with. Above is a picure of my "Retro Santa and my Retro snowman."

I can't believe how beautiful it was this winter and the fun that my grandkids and Kid(Kina, 19) were having sliding down our hill. This is a picture of my youngest daughter Kina and grandaughters Jenaya and Kylee trying to squeeze into the picture. Auntie Kina to the rescue!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thanks Maria Gardner

Just a short post to let Maria Gardner know how much I appreciate her helping me get my blog going. Thank you sooooooo much!

Funny but true story

I have to share this one. I had two of my grandsons visiting yesterday and we were on our way back from town when they were having a hard time getting along. The younger grand child Cachie Bear ( nick name) was kind of frustrated with Kiah my older grandson and settled things in a very diplomatic way... A Slug on the arm. Anyway when it was time for them to get out of the van at home Kiah would not allow Cache to get out unless he appologized to him. Cache refused and so peacemaker that I am told Cache that he should probably appologize. With all the feeling of a 4 yr. old he placed both hands at the side of his head sqeezing his cheeks in and said, "Gradma, I can't, my brain is having a mood!". I just lost it and asked if he wanted to wait until his brain was in a better mood. He agreed that that would be a better idea. A little while later his brain was indeed in a better mood and he appologized to Kiah very nicely. Thank God for kids.

Hawiian temple visitors center

I had such a great time in Hawaii. Most of the time spent with grandkids and just enjoying the moments with them. This picture of the water fountain at the Hawiian temple visitors center is just beautiful.

My new grandbaby Randall Lee Beavin

Are'nt they just precious. They don't even have to work at bringing joy into your life. He was a big one and has grown so much in just a month. I had a great time and so enjoyed spending time with Jacob. We got reaquainted with each other as the last time that I had seen him was when he was 4 months old. I just love him to peices.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coming Soon.... pictures of my aprons....

Well, since I am so new at this I will be re-doing things fairly often so as to bring things up to date. I am rounding up some models for my Aprons that I've made and plan to sell at bazaars and such. My daughter Taya has agreed to be my guinne pig(sp) so I am excited!

I am finally out of the kloset- the Kitchen Kloset that is.

I have a new found love and it seems so do many others out there. I love to make gifts at Christmas time and decided to make and apron for my daughter, Kina who is attending college and was taking a cooking class. I got out two kitchen towels, (that I purchased 2 years ago) some vintage rick rack and buttons that I purchased at a garage sale a couple of summers ago
and Wahlah! A great apron that she loved for $2.50. It was so much fun that I just couldn't stop! Since then I have been so inspired by so many others and buying books that now I've created and sewn tons of Aprons.