Friday, October 08, 2010

Yarn and Pirates

Two quick mentions today:

1. is having a huge Rowan Yarn sale over the next couple of days.  I ordered two sweaters worth of yarn from them for very, very little.  We're talking less than $3 a ball cheap.  How often do you find Rowan yarns going on sale this cheaply?

2.  We're huge Johnny Depp fans in this household, particularly of his Captain Jack Sparrow persona.  Click this link to find out why I now love him even more and make sure to watch the video clip there.  How cool that he took time out to go to a school and spend time with these kids. Here's another link from the Daily Mail that show's her letter.

Note to Captain Jack:  If you happen to read this, rest assured that if you decide to stop by sometime, I'll gladly mutiny on the ol' hubby and sail off into the sunset with you!  Would it happen any faster if I wrote it on notebook paper and drew a skull and cross bones on the page?   Love you.  Call me!

PS.  This little guy would mutiny as well:

PSS. Please ignore the Batman sticking out from under the white shirt.  The kid's a little confused as to whether to be a good guy or pirate, but he leans toward piracy more days than not.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Birthday Surprises

Yesterday, the Eldest received a birthday gift from my parents.  Want a great tip to make a kid really happy on his birthday?  First, grab a box.  Then take 30 one dollar bills, crumple them up lightly and throw them in the box.  Wrap gorgeously for the kid to open.   You'll get this response:


Now, beware.  See the little fella?  That smile was only for a split second and right before he realized that there would be none of those little green thingies coming his way.   There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, stomping of feet and huge tears once he figured out that those pretties were not for him.  We had to give him two of dollars of his own to keep him (The Youngest) from punching his brother out of anger because he (The Eldest) wouldn't fork over any.     Life is never dull with The Youngest around.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

More Halloween Decorating

I added a few more decorations to my mantle today, small ones.  Rats!


You can snag these templates over at Martha Stewart.  Check out what Thrifty Decor Chick did with hers.

If you look closely over to the left, there's a rat checking out the climbing skeleton:


I used black poster board for mine that I bought over at the Dollar Tree.   I just couldn't resist these cute little rats once I saw them.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Guess what?  My Skull Pops are featured on Dollar Store Crafts today!  Yay!  If you're dropping in from over there, welcome, glad you could join us.

In other news, The Space Shuttle Project is coming along nicely.  The Eldest got all nice and sticky yesterday.  We moved to the garage for this part of the project.  It's just a bit too messy for the house.


Because of the humidity that we have around these parts, we opted for a mix of glue and water instead of flour and water.  It may need a bit more glue on the next go around, it's not quite as hard as I would like it to be.  


My Sister-In-Law's birthday was celebrated this weekend.  I got out her gift, the Queen Anne's Lace Crochet project and finally blocked it.  Look at the difference:






The Magic of Blocking has worked it's wonders once again!