Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hidden Treasure!

I have been meaning to share this with ya! This is an old crock that my hubby purchased for me years back. It was painted yellow. I hated it! Well since moving to our new home, it was put into our storage building. A while back I had come across it and noticed blue stripes peeking out from behind the yellow paint. I asked my hubby if he had any acetone to take off the paint. He didn't, so the next trip to Home Depot he bought some. This was to become his next project! When he finally got all the yellow paint off I was soooo excited to see it! I finally had an old crock!!! Well I already did, but just didn't know it!!!
Here are the before and after pics!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

16 yrs Today

Today is a sad, but happy day. My mom passed away from melanoma cancer. I am happy that she is in a better place and no more pain. I still miss her laugh and her lil smile. I feel her with me almost on a daily basis. I wished she were still here with me, as she was where I got my creative side from. I wished she had gone to MD Anderson and gotten cured of her cancer. She was only 43. That is so scary because I will be 41 this year and have already had my brush with cancer. They say time heals all wounds, but the hurt doesn't go away.

I love you Mom

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tornados touched down!

all around us last night! There were tornado warnings, but just before they hit here, it knocked out our satelite! Hubby was checking outside and opened our front door and the wind was blowing so hard he had a hard time shutting the door. He told the girls to come downstairs. The temp dropped here from 70's to 40's so quick. Our swing he just put up not long ago was blown into the woods edge. Our shutter on the front of our house was blown off and unrepairable and an oak tree was blown over by our pond. This we actually got more damage than Ike this time. Other than we lost more trees during Ike. Then after it was all said and done, at about 12am we lost power for 2 1/2 hours! Felt like Ike all over again! I have to go to work, but I took some pics. I haven't heard the news yet as to what damage it caused in our area.
It was scary because it was dark and you couldn't see what was going on.
Hope everyone was ok!
Well off to get ready for work!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Craft Business Directory for Women!

I am so excited!!! I just had to share! Trish at Craft Business Directory for Women blog featured my lil Sock Monkey and Pink Panther on her blog!!!
Thank you so much for doing that gurl! Your such a sweety!!!
Here is a link to her blog!


4 FREE Patterns!

Oh another update! I added my 4 free patterns to my website! You can instantly dl them! Just click their pics!

Pink Panther Pattern!

Hello! I have 2 days off! Today and tomorrow! I have been trying to get more of my patterns finished up! It feels so good to finally get him done! This is my all original pattern for my favorite pink cat! Pink Panther! He is machine sculpted with 12 step by step pictures!

Well back to the drawing board! Thanks for peeking!

Here is the link to his pattern!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Going Green, What have you done?

I noticed on another bloggers’ page that March 28 is Earth Hour. You ask “What is Earth Hour?” World wide everyone is participating (hopefully) turning off their power for 1 hour @ 8:30 pm! If everyone does this, can you imagine how much this will help Mother Earth? Save this graphic to put on your blog, or do what I did, I have it tiled on my desk top to remind me! Please help spread the word! This is next Saturday! Light a candle, spend some time with your family! All while saving the planet!
Everyone is going green! Including me! I wished we had the mandatory separate your garbage here. That way everything would be recycled. I have been guilty of buy those big packs of styrofoam plates from Wallyworld. Well, we just used up the last of them! If I buy any kind of disposable plates, it will be the cheapy paper ones. They are more biodegradable. I don’t buy them unless necessary. I have been using the old fashioned glass plates!
Oh speaking of glass, I want to throw this out to you too! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BOWLS INTO THE MICROWAVE! As a cancer survivor I have been reading up on things that possibly cause cancer. MD Anderson seems to believe there is a link between using plastic bowls in the microwave and cancer! So this is another thing I have changed with my family. My girls are telling their friends too! So maybe it will domino and may just save one life! Oh and another thing on plastic, DON’T put the water bottles in the freezer! The cold does something to the plastic molecular structure and is bad for you also, as it gets into your water. Sorry to have gone off subject here! LOL But speaking of water bottles, since going back to work I use them. Well Kohl’s used to have a water service and have a water cooler in the break room. Well they are going GREEN too! They cancelled their service and installed an ionic water purifier. The water isn’t cold coming out, but hey it is purified! So instead of having to bring 2 water bottles, I just refill mine, pop it in the fridge and it is cold for my next break.
I have been saving the cardboard boxes, like cereal, paper towel and TP tubes ect. and taking them to be recycled.
Also, MAN has taken so much from the wildlife from all the clearing of trees and pollution ect. When I clean out my fridge I take out the leftovers to the animals. I can’t stand to waste food. What my family doesn’t want, a lil raccoon would love to have! I am guilty of not buying those bags that you bring to stores so that you don’t use more plastic bags. I do hope to buy some soon though.
If we all pitch in we can make this world a better place!
Ok that is my soap box… I am done! Hehehehe Hope everyone is having a great weekend! It is BEAUTIFUL here in Texas!
I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sock Monkey Pattern!

Good evening!
I know it has been a while since I have listed a new pattern! Don't faint! LOL! After many requests, I have finally finished my sock monkey pattern! I have spent all day working on him! I think he will be a good seller for craft shows ect.! As my last one I listed on ebay sold for $46!

Here is a link to the pattern!


I hope to get more listed soon!
Take care and hope you have a great week!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blog pics
New birdfeeders/houses hubby made for me! Lately there has been no over time for my hubby. So he has a lot of time on his hands! He has only been working 3 days a week. Which has been a nice break for him. He has gotten a lot of stuff finished around the house while I worked.

These are the fence feeders as I call em! We already have a pair of bluebirds making a nest in one of the houses!

And speaking of feeders! Look what I did with an old child's swing and old collandar! I use it for bird food! :)

And speaking of swings! Hubby bought this before Thanksgiving and it has been sitting in the box all this time until last week! We still want to do something different with it. But for now it will be here.

I can't remember if I showed anyone this gate and horseshoe arch above it, so here it is! The birds love to sit on it!

My hubby and I have been arguing over the color of our lamp poles. I wanted to keep them black, but he won! He painted them white! And you know what? I am glad he won! They look so much better now! tee hee Don't tell him I said so! LOL

Oh and last year I bought some star brackets on ebay. We used them as corbels. They ended up being a lil smaller than we pictured, so my hubby had the same idea as I did! Beef them up with some wood! So here they are! I love them!

Oh and we have about 90% of our land cleared. Well the part we want done anyway! And thanks to hurricane Ike taking out some trees too here is what our property looks like now. We want our barn to go somewhere in here. Still undecided. You see my Magnolia tree? Our property has 2 of them on it! I love them!

And last but not least if you haven't seen my latest Spring Annies, here they are!
Ladybug n Bumble Bee! I listed them on ebay!

Here are the links



Oh and one more thing! I had some ZZ Top tickets (3) for the Houston Rodeo on ebay! I am flipping out! I started them at $50, well last night they ended at $192!!! This will really help our family right now as the person that is in our old house is behind 2 months (we did an owner finance) on the payments. So we have been footing the note for 2 houses plus she is trying to sue us for drawing up the wrong papers for our contract last year! This has been a nightmare! So now we had to hire an attourney! Fun huh?
Anyway, sorry this post is so long! I wanted to post more pics, but maybe later today! Take care and thanks for visiting my blog! (((HUGZ))) Nutt!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blogging etiquette!

Hello! I love getting comments, but I am not sure what to do once someone posts! Do I respond to their comment on my blog? Or do I go to their blog and reply? I am never sure what to do! I don't want to be rude and not say anything, but then I wonder if I reply to my own blog if they ever come back and see it! LOL
I have some new goodies that I hope to get finished tomorrow and be able to post here to show ya! I am so excited! Thanks for visiting!
(((HUGZ))) Nutt

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