Sunday, July 31, 2011

Giving and Getting 181/365

Mary Beth messaged me on facebook with news of a yard sale score she wanted to gift me with. Ok who am I to say no to such enthusiasm lol!?! She arrived a little later with a box within a box...

Goodies upon goodies were inside the boxes...

I gave her the beaded purse I never quite finished. It needs a handle...her problem now lol.

The deer were in my side yard when she left. maybe she'll send me the pics she took.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Attack of The Fungus Amongus 180/365

Been a rather wet couple of weeks here in Colorado Springs. Need proof? My neighbor's flowers got attacked by mysterious mushroom colonies....ewwwwwwwwwww.

I pulled the nasty things off for her but the mailman said he thought they'd come right back. We shall see, we shall see.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ikea Love (Or How I lost my Ikea Virginity) 179/365

When I woke up this morning I was an Ikea virgin. Not no mo'

Tall lady! Let the fun begin!

For $149 you too can point to Colorado Springs on a map in your very own home.

I want these lamps ($30) AND the glowing eye charts ($20).

We didn't get to eat any Swedish meatballs but we got our picture taken with a picture of them. man it was insanely crowded! The line for the cafeteria was wayyyyyyyyyyy tooooooooo long. We copped out and ate back in the Springs at California Pizza up at the Promenade at Briargate  or something like that.

Toasted Head wine (prop for wine rack)

Plush Pups with Personality ($20)

I ended up buying a bowl ($7), some stainless steel kitchen utensils ($5 for 4), cookies, chocolate bars, a silk orchid stem for Lillian, and Vickie's plastic utensils I held for her when she made a mad dash for the bathroom 3/4 of the way through the store and thus got lost till we paged her. A good time was had by all. I will definitely go back again some day. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rockin' at the Flea Market 178/365

Went out to eat then to the flea market with Mike and Cheryl last weekend. These were the only two (barely) usable pictures I got, sorry.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Color I Can't Get Enough Of 177/365

 It's everywhere for me. I can't get enough. Wait until I finish the big quilt. You'll see.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pink and Black CQ FINISHED!!! 176/365

It's been a longgggggggggggggg time coming but I have crossed another project off my list. The Pink and Black CQ is officially DONE!

I have to admit that I bought the pink and the black and white fabrics but this is a paying custom order. I did however use up a lot of my stash on the backing and I pieced together some batting I had left over from the batiks quilt.

I had an extra block so I made a pillow cover to go with.

Off to list this on Etsy for kadycakes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Altoid Tin Winner 175/365

DH Jack drew the winner's name from my trusty but butt-ugly Finish Thingy. I need to jazz this thing up! Congrats to Eileene!!!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Altered Altoid Tin GIVEAWAY!!! 174/365

Been long enough, eh? Finally gonna give this puppy away. Leave me a comment to get in the drawing which will be held Monday July 25 at 7 PM MST. Don't forget to give me a way to get in touch with you if you win!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Flower Munchers Exposed! 173/365

Lillian called me and said the deer were headed our way down Meade. They didn't make it to our house...they took a rest in the neighbor's yard.

Jack said it was deer doing the munching. I didn't want to believe it but I reckon I do now.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Walmart Corrects a Heinous Mistake 172/365

Yep, Walmart brought back it's fabric department in at least two of our local stores. OMG can you believe it? I wonder who made that decision thus correcting the royal screw up of downsizing their craft depts everywhere. (I bow to the 8th Street Walmart who never did give up the ghost)

Palmer Park and Space Center Drive

Woodman Road

Wooohooooo! Wow I hope they keep them long enough that I can buy fabric again at these low prices LOL! maybe I should hurry up and sew up what I have so as to be able to purchase more eh?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pictures with Buttons and Decoupage 171/365

Had a good craft driven day today. here's how I made a couple of pictures with some buttons and decoupage (Mod Podge Glossy)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Godsmack Keep Away yeah I know but I did it anyway 170/365

I just can't seem to get back into the whole blog everyday thing but I'm gonna try harder.

Here's a little ditty i did tonight. The trouble with being an artist is that you tend to get bored with things. I am breaking up my boredom with music for now.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I am Not Dead, Merely Busy 169/365

How I spent my day....working a concession stand at the 2011 U.S. Women's Golf Open at the Broadmoor.

The boy left for his month long visit with his mother today...WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011