Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grandkids are so much Fun...

I got to spend some "quality" time today with my grandson, Isaac, a feisty 7-year-old and ALL boy!!! He gets his curly locks from me, of course. Mom was busy doing some paperwork for us so Isaac and I did our own thing. We had a busy day that included him patiently waiting for me to get a new tail light bulb for the car, going to the bank and to the store for a key and to pick up a container of broken ceramics for making mosaics, cruising a garage sale, and picking up a few groceries. He was so good, so, of course, he made out like a bandit!! He got a pop at Burgerville, a new toy machine gun of some kind that is like 4 different toys in one, two really cool tee-shirts at the garage sale, a Sponge Bob Calendar, and then a fabulous lunch at home, turkey sandwiches. After lunch, I told him that we would make one of his stuffed animal friends a gi (gee). So, here is the final result. This is "Barf" who is now "Barf the Ninja" wearing his new gi and black belt. Isaac helped with the pressing the seams and he dressed Barf. His mom helped tie the belt since neither of us knew how it was done. I learned it is wrapped twice! Cool.
Isaac poses with his Barf. I don't think he knew I was taking his picture too or he would have hammed it up some.

"Barf the Ninja" seems appropriate. For a Beanie toy, he seems to have the look for a ninja, or at least once the gi was on he got an attitude!!

Don't mess with this mutt, he just might hurt you!!
Isaac was very pleased. One down, two more to go!! I need a nap!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where does the time go!!!

Wow... July was here and gone before I knew it!! What a great month. Very busy with family visits and yard work!! It really hasn't been a terrible Summer so far. It has felt more like Spring and since we didn't have a Spring, I think it is wonderful. Makes me wonder about Fall and Winter though.... hmmmmm....

So, to share some updates... not much in the fashion making, except I did create a couple little numbers for my Miss Piggy doll that are very cute and totally left Mr. Kermit completely smitten.

Here she is in her pretty pink polka-dot pinafore pampering her prized petunias in a precious piggy pot. Kermit was so taken by her beauty that he went down on bended knee and... yup! Popped the big question!!! Miss Piggy was so excited, but she kept her poise, (between you and me, you could have knocked her over with a feather!!) She, of course, gave a positive answer to the proposal. (Did you think she would say no??)
" OH, Kermie!"

Then Piggy paraded her pleasingly proportionate posterior proudly in her sexy 2-piece bikini.
It pack a powerful punch!! Poor Kermit, he didn't know what hit him!!

Things did get a little steamy, so much so that I had to make them stay on different shelves. Kermit just couldn't get over his lady love looking so scrumptious. He almost fell off his perch!

Makes me worry about leaving these two alone. I might have some surprises!!