Saturday, December 23, 2006

Here are my famous Raggedies. I sold these a while back on ebay. They are 36 inch. Aren't they cute?!
Well, the guy who bought them emailed me today. He asked if I still made them and would be willing to do an order for him. I of course told him that i would love to make him another set.. He must have laughed, cause when he emailed me back, I was shocked!!! Not only does he want another pair, but he wants to order 16 pairs. One set for each of his neices and sisters. That is a HUGE order. I accepted. He needs them for next Christmas . HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!! He said he would let me know the colors he needs after the holidays. It is gonna be fun. I even have 10 bodies already made just waiting for stuffing, so it won't take me long at all to whip them up.
I went and did a bit of shopping today. WOW!!! it was horribly packed and I can't believe how many people are rude and angry this time of year. I did not manage to get everything I wanted to get, so that means another day of shopping tomorrow when the older girls come home from their dads house. At least it will be completely kid free shopping.. YEAH!!!
I am almost finished with shopping. Just a few minor things to pick up. I have no clue whta to get a few people, so they may just end up with a gift certificate. Course I hate giving those out. Unless you are a kid, it generally goes to stuff you need versus stuff you want. Which in my opinion is what Christmas gift giving is about. A special feel good gift, not toilet paper and groceries.. LOL
It is time to get some kids bathed and settled down for the night. An early to bed night would be acceptible to me.. LOL I have alot of wrapping to do. The hiding spots are running a bit low at the moment. I did think I might take them to the office, but that just meant extra work for me hauling them multiple times. So... they are being hid in several spots thru the house. I think the kids have spotted a few of them and just haven't paid much attention tot what they are.. Leave them in the open and it never gets questioned.
Have a great night all.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Can you believe it??? Still no snow.. We have rain... actually, lots of drippy type rain. Not even a good downpour.. LOL I can't remember the last time we didn't have snow for Christmas. I know.. still a few days left, but come on...

Ah well... I have been drafting a couple patterns for crocheted scarves. I was so inspired when I went to a site that had food scarves.. LOL bacon and eggs, cupcakes, salad, bomb pops, etc.. How cool is that..

My wonderful Aunt Cindy drafted me up a cupcake pattern so I can make my daughter a scarf. She fell in love with one she found on ebay, but I just can't afford $355.00 for a scarf.. LOL Yes.. the dang thing went that high. I couldn't believe it.

It is off to the office today. Took a couple days off cause this cold is kicking my butt, but since it isn't getting any better, I may as well get something done..

Enjoy the day!

Sunday, December 17, 2006
Now this is tooo dang funny for words. Click this link and watch this woman make a complete fool of herself..
Makes my worst day seem not quite so bad.. LOL
Oh... I forgot to mention.. I need some help from all the Harry Potter knitters/crocheters/ crafters out there... I am trying to get a list of all the HP yarn matches. Meaning.. I need each brand of yarn with the color name and number that best fits each Hogwarts house.
I am wanting any yarn.. Acrylic, wool, a combo blend.. etc... All sizes of yarns.. sock to chunky... All brands so that we have a good resource for all yarns, not just one kind. Yarn is expensive and for everyday projects, it would be nice to have an assortment of brands from cheap to expensive to accomodate everyones financial ability.. Most of us cannot afford $22.00 for a skein of sock yarn.. LOL
Anyeay, if you have a favorite yarn to use, please let me know which color, brand and size it is...
We had a great day yesterday.. I made a pretty simple supper and some great snacks and we played Uno with the kids. Such a fun game to play.. LOL

Paul took Brittni out driving for some nighttime practice.. Better him than me.. LOL I just do not teach well.. I am to jumpy. Of course they stopped at Wal-Mart for a deck of Uno cards. So... we ate snacks and played cards.

Are you familiar with dried beef? You can buy it at the grocery store in a jar. Those jars double as glasses. LOL Anyway, I smear cream chees in them and roll them up. Best snack in the world.. LOL Out of 2 big jars, I only got 2. The kids and Paul scarfed them down in no time flat.. LOL

Anyway, we had a great night. As I was browsing the net after the kids went to bed, I found this really neat site to generate your own fairy name.. LOL Her eis me...

Your fairy is called Bramble Goblinfilter
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen on midsummer's eve.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses.
She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Go and see who you really are.. LOL