Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Making & Baking

Why is it I always think "I'll have more time once summer gets here..." Right. I'm more occupied than ever. Well, I'm still whipping up the occasional creative item. Here's a dress from a t-shirt I altered for Rubes. My sis Cherish bought it for herself only to find out it was a junior medium not adult. I liked it but found out the sleeves were different sizes and the larger was the better fit. So with some nips, a little sewing, and a few buttons Rubes got a comfy dress. Pony riding at Grandma's house. What fun they had. Rubes was a bit timid though happy. Teo was fearless and a bit of a heart attack since he'd run up to all the horses in his excitement. He's in high gear these days.

Gave Rubes an "Art Journal" this past week. I made it back when I was working as a "Crafty" at a summer camp. I've been holding on to it for over 6 years. It's full of tie-dye colored paper, with lots of room to add other drawing and stuff. She was thrilled and did her happy giggle.

And speaking of tie-dye...I was practicing this past week for an up coming event I volunteered to lead. The library is doing a tie-dye, play at the beach, picnic day and I'm offering up my help. It's good to know a few things that your really good at doing. I'm good at sweeping, making waffles and tie-dying. When it comes to the later, I'm a spiral master. I've lots of experience and some mad skills. I hadn't done any in 5 or 6 years so I needed to practice, 20 shirts later I can honestly say I've still got the touch. Oh, Teo's pants were made from one of the hubby's old t-shirts and then dyed. They crack me up!

And lastly, Teo is now 3. Hard to believe but true. Time has been flying. I try to do something special cake wise for his Birthday since it's so close to the 4 of July. He's always going to be lacking in friends in town or too many tourists. So I found this idea originally on the Cake Wrecks site around Father's Day but then headed to Bakerella for the instructions and such. They were really easy. Cupcakes (buns) with brownie (hamburger) centers and sugar cookies (fries). The adults were awed and kids loved eating them. Success!
And finally I'm taking a "leave of absence" from my night job. I'm not super woman after all. I thought it would be easy to pull an all nighter once a week but with the kids and other work I never really recover the sleep. Sleep is necessary for the making and baking of things. May there be more of both in my future.


happydays525 said...

I love the tie-dyed projects and Teo's burgers and fries!!!!!! Can I post that picture on the Paper Studio blog (cuz you used some of our papers for the project?) If so, could you give us a link so we can share how it is that you made them? They're awesome! =)

I'm facing the same issue with work right's crazy. The one day off that I do have I have to take it up with dentist appointments, dr. appt's for Z, and other life stuff...not fun at all.

I hope to get together soon with you all...I do have a couple of morning's free, otherwise there are a few days later this month. (SIGH).

Hope all is well!

happydays525 said...

Okay, just had to share that the letters that I had to type to verify I'm not a internet spammer robot (to leave a comment) were "surly" meaning: Surly is an English word meaning gruff, rude, or ill-tempered.

I am really trying to not read anything into that...


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