Friday, November 26, 2010

Glittery Snowman WIP

Glittery Snowman WIP, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Getting ready for Christmas by keeping with tradition and making ornaments with my sister-in-law over the Thanksgiving holiday. We made these ornaments by spray-painting clothespins white and sprinkling with glitter.  I am so blessed to be able to spend time with her.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned for the final ornament.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Little Pumpkins

My Little Pumpkins, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Finally got my terriers to sit together and to sit still. Here Gracie and Sammy are modeling their handmade sweaters. I love my little my little babies.

Yo-yo Eyeball Detail for Patchwork Puppy

Since the holidays are fast approaching, why not make a patchwork scottie for somebody you love? This pattern has been around for years, but Denyse Schmidt has written up the directions for making this easy project. I made this in July 2008. Therefore, I used 27+27+30=84, 5 inch squares total. I used two charm packs, and I had to cut the other thirty out by hand.

Happy crafting and don't forget to use your Clover Yo-Yo makers to make the cute little eyes for your new friend.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Platterful Pumpkins

A Platterful Pumpkins, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
I made simple orange and white pumpkins out of the Jumbo Yo-yo maker. The other yo-yo pumpkins are from a kit I bought at Mary Maxim. There are two different examples of yo-yo pumpkins. I love them both. The orange and white pumpkins are going to be pin cushions.

Fall Table Setting 2010

Fall Table Setting, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
I love my Fall tradition. Such a warm and inviting space, and I wish we could meet for dinner. A new addition this year are the acorn dishes I picked up at Michael's.

Googly-eyed Bangles

Googly-eyed Bangles, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Martha Stewart, this season, showed the bangles with the googly-eyes. I couldn't help myself; I had to try this project out. My students were taken by surprised when I wore my new bangles to school today. It's all part of a plot to act weird, therefore, they will not know how to behave. Look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy. Haha.

Gracie Gets a Spidery Halloween Tutu

My not so thrilled Gracie made my day because she rumbled around the house in her new tutu. Love the glittery, velveteen spiders.

Ice Cream Cone Witch Hat

Ice Cream Cone Witch Hat, originally uploaded by aaaandreaaaa.
Happy Halloween. Go Rangers! Halloween is over and the Rangers just lost the World Series. It has been a busy October. I made the ice cream cone as kind of a dare. My friend didn't think I would go through with an ice cream cone costume for Halloween. Boy was she surprised.  Scary, huh?