Tuesday, December 23, 2008

..i have the absolute best..

..hubbo in the world :) I haven't posted in a few days because we've been busy getting all of our Christmas celebrations out of the way. You see, J has to leave tomorrow (the 24th) to go to work, and won't be home until Saturday. So we've had to do our eating and present-opening with his family and with my family already. Which means, I was lucky enough to get my presents early :) Wanna see what that wonderful man surprised me with?

Photo courtesy of Hancock Fabrics

I am so in love with this machine. It does so much, and I can't wait until after the craziness of the holidays are over, and I can start sewing again! :) And then there was this...

Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

If you sew, and you don't have this book yet, I suggest you put it on your Christmas list, or just buy it for yourself. It's filled with some wonderful projects.

Yip, he surprised me big time. He's the best. Now I get to surprise him back for his birthday in January. But he reads this, so I can't tell you how yet.. *hee hee*

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

..it's a yuck day..

It's been raining for 3 days straight here. It's dark, gloomy, and cold. It would be the perfect day to be creative and crafty, but wouldn't you know I've got a bug.. yeh, the one that's been going around the whole city. I found him, and brought him home with me. I feel yuck.. *sigh* So it's 4:23pm, I have no food in the house and I'm still in my pajamas. I'm about to go wrap up in a blanket and watch Food Network for the rest of the night and drool..

And since I hate posting without leaving pictures, here are a couple from the mini snow we got the other day..

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Monday, December 15, 2008

..you better not cry..

Our newspaper had a call for pictures of children on Santa's lap who were less than happy. This picture made it to the front page...

That horrified little boy in the too-cute suspenders... that's my husband :) And you want this to get funnier? Santa is being played by his dad, haha. Yes, my father-in-law dressed as Santa, with my husband on his lap, screaming. This totally made my day :)

Just for comparison's sake, here they are 25 years later :)

And here is the picture we used for our Christmas cards this year. Raleigh wasn't very happy with the photo shoot, and we got 1 shot at it. Thank goodness all of our eyes were open..

That's right, Alabama Santa hats. Roll Tide :)

Oh, and you should check out PaperMonkey because Suzy is giving away a TON of goodies. You just have to be entered today by 3pm Eastern, so hurry!

Gotta go get the hubbo ready for work. I have some more pictures I need to post, but it will have to wait.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

..santa claws & cake..

I had to show you all this.. it's just the cutest ever.

I know, so cute. Pogue wore the hat for the longest time.. she was awake when we put it on her. She's the more subdued of our two cats. Raleigh would never have allowed us to put ANYTHING on her. If I wanted a picture of her in a hat, I would have to Photoshop it onto her head. But Pogue was very cooperative. I actually think she enjoys playing dress-up.

And I just wanted to show you a pic of the Classic Coconut Cake I did for last week's Festival of Trees Banquet. I usually do a 6 layer cake, but this one is just a 4 layer.

Can you tell what those poinsettias are made out of? :) I was kinda clever on those.. it's chewing gum! :D

My dryer is buzzing.. time to fold some clothes.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

..hong kong phooey..

Well, at least the phooey part. That's how the craft fair went today. I made about $45. Sadly enough that's probably about twice what most other people made. There wasn't a good turnout at all. *sigh* Oh well :) I have some info on some larger fairs for next year.

On the exciting side, I have drawn a winner for my giveaway!! :) Actually the hubbo did, so if he didn't draw your name, blame it on him :) And the winner is:

Donna who said...Love that you're making us work a bit! heh!!

So Donna if you could please e-mail me your address. I went to both of your blogs and I didn't see a way to email you. So please send me your mailing addy so I can get these ponytail holders out to you!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who dropped by my blog, and another HUGE thanks to everyone who subscribed. Maybe you'll find parts of my life amusing enough to come around :D

And now I'm headed to bed, because I'm exhausted, and I don't want to sew anything for at least another 2 days... and Christmas is coming.. eek.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all! :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

..raindrops keep falling on my head..

Woke up to a drizzly day here. Maybe that's why I overslept a bit. But it was nice :)

I have had a huge response to my giveaway, which is posted below. And for all those who have entered and who will enter, I wanted to say thank you :) I also wanted to say that even though I may not get to respond to all of your comments, I PROMISE I read each and every single one. Some of you are making me laugh, and some of you I'm definitely going to have to contact for some cookie recipes :)

All I have to share today is a strawberry shortcake I made for a special order the other day. It was for a lady's birthday, and shortcake is her favorite.

And here's how it looked all pretty and packaged up..

And if any of you are interested in seeing it, I'm getting my special order blog up and running. It's Sugar on Top.

Now I'm off to make a coconut cake. Our local Art Society has a "Trees of Christmas" celebration every year, and tonight is the kick-off party. I have the cutest idea for adding a little decoration to the top, I'll post pictures of it later.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

..happy free stuff day!..

Well I told you yesterday that I'm participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day. So now I'm here to show you what you can win! (Just imagine me saying that in my best gameshow host voice, lol)

You can win a set of two button ponytail holders! They are pink with a black and white paisley pattern.

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post. It can be anything, just make it worth it :) I'd like more than, "Enter me, thanks." Tell me something fun you've done lately... tell me how your day at work went... what your favorite Christmas cookie is. Tell me anything, just make it interesting! :)

For an extra entry, tell me in a separate comment that you have subscribed, or are already subscribed to my blog.

On Saturday, December 6th I will draw a winner. So make sure you check back that day to see if you've won. Good luck with all of the giveaways today! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

..come see me tomorrow..

I will be participating in Giveaway Day!! I will be giving away a handmade goodie.

And there will be lots of other people participating on their blogs as well. So run by Sew, Mama, Sew! tomorrow, December 3rd to see links to everyone. But make sure you come see me for sure!! :D

Monday, December 1, 2008

..happy december!..

December 1st... Wow, the months are just ticking by, aren't they? I'm not even going to mention that you only have 24 more shopping days left. Or 23 if you're like me and do part of your celebrating and gift-opening on Christmas Eve. Good thing a lot of people are getting handmade goodies this year, lol.

So J and I woke up to the lovely sight of snow this morning! Woot! Just a lil' bit. Snow makes me happy, because we rarely get it. It snowed twice last year, and didn't stick either time. Of course, it's not snowing anymore now.. and none of it stuck. But it was fun to run around in for about an hour :)

And I'm really wanting to put away all of my pumpkins, and get out all of my Christmas stuff, but the living room is a wreck because of all of the sewing I've been doing lately. I'll be so happy when it's Saturday, and I'm sitting behind my booth at the craft fair. Luckily I can't take my sewing machine with me, or else I'd probably be there sewing more stuff. Oh wait, it is a portable machine.. and they do provide power cords... no! can't do it. Saturday I'm just gonna enjoy myself. Or try to anyway, and hopefully make some money. J keeps asking me why I'm not subbing any this week. I told him I need to spend this week sewing stuff. Plus I have to make a coconut cake for a local Art Center for Thursday. They have their "Trees of Christmas" event every year, and a party to kick it off. And they called and asked if I would donate a cake. When I agreed, I didn't know it was two days before the craft fair. Bleh.

Anyway, off to shower and do a little Christmas shopping before I come back and start stitching. Hope you all have a great Monday, and a wonderful December 1st!

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!