Monday, March 30, 2009

Don't Read The News, Read Blogs!

I am great disappointed in the news lately and the people in the news. It's all death and destruction! Ugh how depressing. Have people gone mad lately or are they just letting their inner evil out. If you read the news then you know I'm talking about the gunman & nursing home and the brother harming his sisters. This happened in the last few days! My thoughts go out to the families, friends and all involved!
So I would rather read blogs than the news. At least they are cheery, positive and good reads! Take note news people, that's why we want! Even if the other stuff is happening too.
So I made these slippers months ago for my youngest. Strange thing about slippers and socks in this house. Once they're made, they can never be together in the same room. It's just not possible. So I cornered both of these girls and rounded them up. They are made from the Martha Stewart patterns found here. She uses felt but I thought those slippers are for sissies, not real children. Mine are made from felted sweaters. They have 2 layers for the soles and are about an inch too big but I'm going to wash them and dry them to shrink them down. I love wool!
My youngest insisted they have butterflies, which are also found on the Martha Stewart website. It's almost like she consulted my youngest about what she should make!
In other news. Yesterday it was 50, today 30 and snow. Tomorrow 50. Oh mother nature does love to play with us in NYS! There will be gardening soon though, whether she decides to cooperate or not! We are going to get free goat manure from our farmer friend! So I will be working hard on Thursday with my hubby and SIL. She's sharing a 25' by 45' garden plot with us! I'm psyched! I will probably be taking care of 4 garden's this year! Hoping that the veggies from her garden will be in the freezer for this winter. I do not like buying frozen veggies if I know I can grow them. Just haven't had the room to do so!
I'm off today by my doing. We didn't have a truck at midnight last night and I should have gone home but I had a nap. Do you really think I could go to sleep?! So me and another co-worker stayed and cleaned! Boring but I was going to do work and get paid. So the hubby and I are relaxing and watching TV tonight! Hope everyone is having a Marvelous Monday too!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Late X-mas Socks

Late X-mas Socks
Originally uploaded by catscluttercrafts
Tada!!!! These are finally done! Very late socks for my husband. Next time I'm not using such fine yarn. Can anyone suggest nice thicker yarn? The dark blue yarn is from Lotus Knits and the bi-colored yarn is from Damknit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bumblebee Winner Is...

Rachael who wrote "Hooray spring! I love it because the world is waking up and the colors are beautiful. Not to mention the weather! Not hot, not cold, but just right. :p"
So e-mail me your address and I will get this into the mail ASAP!
I know I haven't blogged in a while. Again. There's been major drama at work. Which I don't like and I wasn't being taken seriously about it by 2 of the managers. Which just upset me even more. To the point I actually cried at work! Then I was taken seriously. Who knew that tears work better than being honest and upfront! Men...
The one problem is gone. Which makes me very relieved because I feel safe working at night again.
Still processing all that has gone on. I will post more regularly! I'm almost done with my husband's Christmas socks! Woohoo!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Originally uploaded by catscluttercrafts
This little Wee Folk Bumblebee Ornament is flying around to spread spring cheer! You can win this buzzy friend by posting a comment below. Tell me why you like spring so much and enter to win this little bug. I will be accepting comments until March 23. One comment person please! Good luck!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wee Folk Bunnies

Wee Folk Bunnies
Originally uploaded by catscluttercrafts
I feel that I have been slacking on blogging. I've been picking up hours at work to compensate for the show. Plus the food co-ops are starting up and the money goes quickly! But I won't have to buy much during the summer/fall months.
These cute little bunnies are for Easter and going to a local gallery to be sold. Well hopefully! I wanted 10 but they take forever to make! Needle felting while fun, just doesn't go quickly. Well at least for me but I've very picky!
I am going to make a few alterations to make these guys easier to make. So next time they will go a little bit quicker?
I am going to be having a give away next week for a bee ornament I made! It has a quirk and I would like it to go to a good home! So tell you friends and Monday I will post! Hopefully!
I'm going back to working Sunday overnights so hopefully I won't be so bloody tired. Our company is looking to save money on having things delivered and our store went through a trial run. Our shelves looked soooo bare. Also it doesn't help that the only other grocery store in town closed at the end of February. So that means a lot more customers!!!! At all times of the night! It doesn't bother me, I just wish the younger kids would have a better work ethic! Seriously, I have never heard so many negative thoughts in my life. All I can think is you are sooo lucky to have a job right now.
If our store paid more they would have more of an adult workers but they start .25 cents more than minimum so no adult wants to work here! Plus the management never does anything about the poor attitudes, taking of long breaks, goofing off, etc....
Which brings me to what am I going to do when my youngest is in school full time in 2 years?!!? I do not want to work full time. I don't want a real job with real responsibilities! Family life already fulfills that for me. I like that I can work in 2 different departments and not be bogged down by the problems that go on in both. I like that I'm active and walk around a lot in the one department and that the other one is very physical! It makes me feel like I'm not such a wimp!
Thank goodness there is still over a year left! Lots of time for contemplation!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

I love this dress!  It's sooo freaking cute and another fantastic give away from Grosgrain!  I don't comment often because well I don't really need anything but it's nice to want things right?!  Check out this awesome silk dress!  I may win and if I do, I may have to find a slip!  
Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hello? Sorry It's Been A While!

I know, I haven't posted in a week, maybe more! I've been busy! I've picked up more hours at work because the show didn't go as well as hoped. So I'm working 40 hours this week. Maybe the whole month if I do a good job in the Dairy Frozen Department. It's D/Frozen month and they need the help!
So back to the show with pictures of the booth! Here's the space we work with before we put anything into it!
Don't we have a nice view of the other wing? Plus the stairs and porch areas leading to the spa!

So here's the display board and all the other stuff to make the magic happen. I get to guard while my husband brings it in! woohoo!
Here it is with all the merchandise. Kind of dark and we don't leave the iMac box there, my husband transports the computer to and from the show. We are very high tech and can print out receipts while the customer's pay! The clocks are not fully done by my husband, he just does the copper work on them.
The show had lots of people but they were uneducated about the Arts & Crafts movement. An antique dealer friend of ours said the stuff he's been toting around for years because it's junk sold out! The people who were buying it thought it was a steal. So it goes to show you that someone's trash is someone else's treasure.
My husband had way too many high end items and not enough middle to low end pieces. Plus I'm really bored with what he's doing. I told him I was uninspired by his work lately and he needed to move in a different direction. Something like this, which was a custom order!
Bronze bracelet with a silver overlay, chased details and set garnet! It's what Heintz used to do for his vases. Love the green rose vase! Beautiful and a wonderful patina! So my husband has added an etsy shop to his website and blog to drum up sales. Filled the local gallery and thankfully we have 150 switch plates to make!! Woohoo!
Plus we picked up some Ephraim pottery! Plus ornaments which are so freaking cute and cool! I think we picked up my MIL the one with the red berries on it, as a thank you for taking the kids. We choose one that is not on the site but I will take pictures of it and our vase!
Besides of that, I'm trying to finish my very late Christmas socks for my husband but I've ran into big knots in the hank. It's because I decide to make it more transportable by making it into a ball of yarn! Plus bunny ornaments for a local gallery for Easter but I lost my felting needles so I'm waiting for the new ones to arrive!
Have a great week!