Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm at a loss for words . . .

Yes. I went again. This is my fourth trip.

I didn’t luck out like at the last trip, but I did find the cute pendant stickers. Adorablay!

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another trip

Yes, I am the kind of friend that when she comes for a rare visit, drags you to Big Lots to buy more Martha Stewart crafts. And then stops again on the way home to make a total of three visits to three different Big Lots in less than a week.
Here is my first trip. I’m feeling a little like Scrooge McDuck in the money pit y’all. Is it wrong to get this excited about craft supplies?
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Class with Jay

Yes, I know, another Project Runway post, but I couldn’t help it. If I was anywhere near here I would so go to this. A creativity class with Jay MCCarroll from Season 1! I hope pictures are posted after the class!

And Jay’s third line of fabric will be out in October. What about this fabric for a skirt? Perfect for a germaphobe?

Project Runway Season 6: Episode 3 (Spoiler)

Yes, I know that I didn’t post about last weeks Project Runway episode, and really it’s because I just wasn’t that into it. Some of the designs were nice, but t just wasn’t as good for me as episode 2. And sadly I missed Michael Korrs. He comes up with some of the funniest comparisons. I only heard one mentioned and I don’t know what it is now. So sorry folks, I guess I’m letting you down. How bout a link to this review to make it up? They have pictures up of each design. AND they have a voting poll at the bottom. I voted for Shirin (yes again) and voted Mitchell out. It was a toss up between him and Epperson though. Not really on design but I’m just not fond of him. Ra’mon winning though totally came out of left field for me. I would love to hear who is your favorite!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is there a group for this?

Thanks Sarah for letting us in on the Martha Stewart craft kids on sale at Big Lots! I think I went a little overboard. I didn’t have a clue where our nearest store was, but when I found myself out and about today I decided that I had to find it and stop by. Even though this was on the second aisle from the front, some how I passed it. I was so disappointed when I couldn’t find it. I decided to check out and ask the lady at the register when I finally noticed the endcap. I almost took out a battery display trying to get over to it.

I loaded up y’all!

I don’t know what is wrong with me. I spend over $50. Shhhh, don’t till Hubs! I think he really would be looking into finding me a program.

But I also wanted to share why I thought this was such a great deal. I took this picture a couple of months back to show a friend who was planning a farm theme birthday party. I think it was during the same time that I bought these. I did get two more puppets. What a deal!
But now looking back at Sarah’s picture, I am a little jealous though that mine only had one of the tissue paper flower kits! I think I may have to look for more stores . . .

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Tomatoes in the Sink

This is what we did yesterday! Well, the first picture is from last week, but I had to share it too. Thanks to a very generous neighbor, Lula Bell and I put up 6 quarts of stewed tomatoes which added to the 5 quarts I did by myself last week. It was all I could do to keep up with her! So that makes 11 quarts stewed tomatoes, 2 quarts string beans, 1 gallon and 1 quart zucchini in bags in our new freezer!

And I don’t know why, but there is just something about pictures of vegetables in the sink!

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Friday, September 4, 2009

I have a Hobby

Yesterday I made a trip to Hobby Lobby. I wanted to pick up a few odds and ends that I needed to finish some projects. I’ve been going though my stash finding projects that I needed to sew on so I can use Birgita. My service warranty is only 60 days! And I do not want to have to pay the service fee for the same problem twice. Anyway, I was surprised at the great fabric choices at Hobby Lobby. It’s been a while since my last visit, and I guess I had forgotten. I only made four selections which is a small amount for me. I would show pictures but I think my camera is on the freeze. That’s another post. Anyway after looking in the fabric section I wondered around looking at the other departments. I was impressed. I didn’t realize they carried so much. I could have spent way more time and lots more money, but luckily for me I had to be somewhere.

I did see some things that I wanted to share from there, and although they don’t have items listed at the Hobby Lobby website. I found the same thing here. How great are these! Wouldn’t they be cute as Christmas Houses or Halloween Houses? How how about painted in pastels or primary colors for a kids toy? I would have got a few, and probably should have, but I had almost done the same thing with bird houses. I may have to remember them when I go back. I also picked up some quilling supplies. I can’t wait to try that again.

And if you decide to make a trip, they always have coupons folks!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What to do

Last week Sarah posted about paper cutting and it couldn’t have been at a better time. I had just heard that an old friend had become ill. When I saw this template at Scherenschnitte I knew it would make the perfect card for her.

This was my first time at paper cutting. I used my MS craft knife. It was easy and hard at the same time. The idea was easy, but cutting through the paper wasn’t. The only solid paper I had was card stock which I think it too heavy. Sarah's looks way better. I just couldn't cut out all those little circles. I love how it turned out though. And I lined the envelope MS style with the extra paper. A lot of work for a card, but hopefully it will do its job and lift her spirits.

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