Thursday, March 22, 2007

punk rock show

today's made by me

OK so...when was the last time you were at a punk rock show?
Last night Mike and I went out to see our son's new Punk rock band, he is the drummer in about 3 different band's. Michael and Miss Izzy.A punk girl in the making

The lead singer took the time to tell the audience what each song was about, but this is what I heard
arggggggggg hheeeeeeeghthththth nnnjj rttykryprotyew cuifKCB, After last night I have decided that I could easily be punk rock singer, I can scream with the best of them
yeah I can definitely do that.I will have to get into the closet and find my spike studded jacket (^_^).
We are going to see our daughter Tonight, she will be singing at L'Elizabeth's
in Providence .I can't remember the last time we went out 2 nights in a row
My popcorn softie made it into the top 5 of the food category of the softie awards if you have a minute,please go vote for my chenille popcorn softie
here talk to ya later

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


today's made by me

I just want to clear something up I have had many emails asking me how I get so much sewing done,
well some of the made by me's, are things I did a while ago, so NO I am not a super human sewer that can make a ton of thigs in one day

OK I'm sick of it all, are you ?
I heard one reporter saying "she's out of control and self destructive"

well I'm sorry but she only shaved her head.

I have 4 kids and all four of them have shaved their heads at one point, are they out of control I think NOT, and guess what,IT GROWS fact when I was 15 I had a blue streak put in my hair , I'm 51 now you do the math. I was not out of control either, it was shocking to some people in Rawtenstall back then ,and you know old ladies have had pink and blue hair for as long as I can remember, but hey each to his own right.I guess my Idea of out of control self destructive behavior would be chopping off a body part ... it wont grow back.
OK so I have said my bit so I will shut up now

I have no house pics so I will share family pics with you

this is Paddy and he's has been told he looks a lot like Leonardo Dicaprio

this is Michael and he's been told he looks a lot like himself (-_^)

talk to ya soon

Monday, February 19, 2007


today's made by me

Bright and cheery cosmetic bags

I am going to add vintage buttons to finish them off

SEEEEEE... that got your attention din't it.I had the urge for the full no not some weird sexual thing,Full English not full Monty.................ok back on subject now. No Im talking breakfast here, you know the artery clogging, but oh so delicious, fried bacon sausage eggs tomatoes mushrooms and beans with a cup of tea and toast.I get be a bit home sick on these winter days,so I have to load up with comfort food to help me through it,well that's what I tell myself so there!!!I think I might have to have it tommorow. Sometimes I really miss home.
here is a picture I just got from penny. I hope it makes you smile

My stock is slowly building

I managed to get this done and I think it came out just is more fitted than the other slipcovers... variety is the spice of life after all

Saturday, February 17, 2007

show time X rated

today's made by me

I also managed to finish this today I think it came out just lovely
A vintage shopping trolley I spray painted white and made a liner for
it will be on ebay

On our way to see Dan's show on Friday night, we got a flat tire and it was no fun at all freezing our arse's of trying to change it, now when I say we you all know I mean Mike. I did lend moral support standing with him in the cold while he climbed under the car to get at the spare.

It stared with a burlesque show, and one of the audience members obviously had no clue that there was a show going on, because just as one of the girls started to disrobe he yelled out in shock what the f--K is going on.Every time I thought about his surprise it made me laugh.There was also a performer that was really fabulous she had a hoola hoop and danced in out through and around it a very talented young woman of course the fact that she was wearing very little made the males in the audience very happy

I am not really sure what this performer in the clear plastic wrap was supposed to be or do

Dani sang a few tunes none of which we recognized but the crowd went wild
When I figure out how to add sound I will share with you,but in the mean time a few pictures of her below

talk to ya soon

Monday, February 12, 2007

they went home ("_")

today's made by me
pink cotton cami top

Well they left today, and it already feels so quiet... now don't get me wrong, I love my peace,but we love having them near us too.I am hoping that in the very near future a wonderful affordable house will pop on to the market and they will be able to come back to live close enough to see them every day.When I came to live here from England I just couldn't understand why my mum was sooooo upset,but now I'm the gran I can see that her tears were totally justified, and I really do get it now.that's what you call living and learning, she was feeling what I feel.I was young and stupid and thought she was overreacting, I guess until you are a granparent you can't even begin to understand that kind of love it's wonderful and unconditional.

~~~~~The only good side to them leaving is I can get back to full time sewing,it is how I make my wage after all and no work no pay (^_^)
I haven't done to much in the last few weeks.Sewing is like therapy for me, so I hope to have some lovely things to show you all in the next few days. I did manage to make another chair slipcover, isn't it a lovely colour

the other one I had listed sold so quickly I had to get another one made and listed
its listed on ebay

I am seriously toying with the idea of taking the camper and going to the round top market in Texas. It's a long drive from here, but I know it would be so much fun. I will have to see what I can get made as there is no point going with not enough I will have to get working hard its only 5 weeks away.

talk to ya soon

Sunday, February 11, 2007

winter picnic

today's made by me
vintage fabric baby shoes

today was one of those lovely bright sunny but cold days, it didn't stop us from making a fort in the yard and having a picnic .I had an old dirty tarp that we draped over the arbour and held it up with poles.The tarp had a huge
ball of ice stuck to it, and as I tried to get it off, Izzy said "wawa we can leave it there... it can be the light like a chandelier" NOW THAT'S AN IMAGINATION.

Kids can somehow make the most of everything and what a lovely trait to have.

With cheese and peanut butter crackers they had a feast fit for royalty and they didn't notice the holes or the dirt on the tarp to them it was marvelous

they are leaving to go back to Florida tomorrow and I will be sad to see them go.
They make my world sweeter,as I'm sure any of you that are grannies know only to well

talk to ya soon

Thursday, February 8, 2007

tidying brrrrrrrrr

today's made by me

chenille easter eggs

I decided to spend a few minutes tidying the camper today,but it is so cold.I run out there do a little clean up and run back in... have a cuppa and go out again. it shouldn't take to long to get it in order.I am just trying to figure out what I need for the spring shows . Like I mentioned in an earlier posting this is me trying to be organized(^_^)

I love having the camper for my storage room. I have all my stock in there, its a great way to keep it all together and I can see what I have. I can't wait to get out to the shows.

As promised pictures of the finished slipcover. I listed it for sale on ebay this afternoon I am in
a slipcover making mood, so I had better take advantage of that my moods change so quickly

here are a couple more pictures of the front section of the camper there is great storage under the seats and its all hidden away by a cute vintage fabric ruffle I am working on the back where the bed is and I will post pictures at a later date

talk to ya soon

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