Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This is a great project to do during the Holidays. You could get all the materials together and have an open station where guest could create their own postcards. You could send them into the project or save them as a memento.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
There is also another reason for this shift. I hope to open the All Dressed in Blue Art Studio when we move in the next year or so! I am now working on my art curriculum and hope to have lots of ideas and lessons to share with you.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
It's so much fun carving stamps that I want to share it with you guys. Leave a post here and I'll hold a drawing November 24th. The two names I draw will receive a custom stamp personalized for them carved by me. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Favorite Disney Movie: Monsters, Inc. (my little one remind me of Boo)
Greatest Dessert: I've never met a dessert I didn't like :)
Best Craft: depends on the day, today it's all about carving stamps. I'll share some soon.
Occupation: Art Teacher
Dream job: Museum Educator
Greatest Hero: My Momma ♥ ♥
Pet Peeve: People who own one really big dog and then a really small dog. I can't help but feel bad for the really small dog, you know it has to cause a napoleon complex for the wee one.
Randomness About You: My blog name comes from a song my Daddy would sing to me. It's the tune of Miss Mary Mack but Dad would sing "Oh, Laura Sue, Sue, Sue All dressed in blue, blue, blue"
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I saw this last night on the Martha Stewart site while looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards. I love the idea, my youngest one can't have chocolate so I can personalize the gifts for her, she has a real thing for bouncy balls.
I grew up in East Texas a small town named Henderson. I have heard my fair share of Country lyrics. I love George Strait, and George Jones, Keith Whitley, Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson. I boycotted country music radio several years ago when I felt their express purpose was to make my cry in my car. I had had enough. I still listen to my Cds and I love my husbands music of choice, Classic Rock. Today, I have an Alan Jackson song in my head. All of which has me thinking about you guys.
Do you have a favorite style of music?
When I am in the art shed I listen to a little of everything. Do you have a great craft song? I like to listen to Elvis when starting a new project. My favorite is A little less conversation, how can you not work faster with that song playing?
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I thought that was quiet an observation.
I should purchase this for her from tilesmile.etsy.com (I just found this shop today and I love, love it plus she's from my neck of the woods). I think it sums up her morning pretty well.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I think that these coasters will make great gifts for the teachers and front desk staff. Allyson Hill was kind enough to offer a tutorial for these on her blog. I have been making them and it's some of the most fun I have had sewing yet. They are super easy and look so lovely when done. Thanks so much Allyson.
Here is an idea for the coasters. The charm packs work perfectly, I bought several packs and can whip these sweeties up fast. I purchased these from fat quarter shop and I am addicted to charm packs now.
I also have in mind to make some fabric scarfs for loved ones. I whipped up one for my youngest last week. I used a charm pack for this too. My little one was kind enough to model for me during the 90 degree fall day here. The warm weather is making me sad. I am ready for the brisk fall breeze!
I also will make some more of those headbands I posted about before. Heather Bailey offers a tutorial on her blog. I think they are super fun to make and wear.
Oh, and I cut off several inches of my hair. (my friend Sandi asked for a look)
I am working on several more projects that are listed in the tutorials I can't wait to try section to the right. I hope to show those soon.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Several months ago my husband and I were looking for available land to purchase for the later years. While we were out looking we found some property that we feel completely in love with and decided to purchase within the first 5 minutes of seeing. As soon as we closed on the venture my husband expressed interest in moving there, right now! He is ready to decide on a house plan and just do it. It's only 28 miles away from where we live now. I live just north of Dallas and the property is just north of us.
I was stunned. I love where I live, they have just opened a mall not 4 miles from my home that has every store I could ever desire to shop in. I have always planned on teaching in this school district. I'd be moving from a town of 80, 000 to a town of 5,000. My oldest would be leaving all her friends and their families who I've know for years now. Needless to say I had mixed feelings about it. With prayer I am coming around. I know this is the place for us, of course it won't be too hard I mean just look at it.
looking out the front of the property
these two are the back of the property
Neighbors on either side and back have horses. Sometimes there are 30-40 behind us.
and the girls love it (Joe also told them he would get them a dog if we move. Bribery!)
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I thought I might share a great recipe website I love to browse. Joy of Baking is full of scrumptious goodies. I do enjoy baking, it's the cleaning up after that stinks, when I get in the mood I love muffins, cookies and breads. These carrot muffins are delightful and my kiddos gobble them up.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
I also made headbands for my girls and my little one quickly found another use for it!
I've also been playing around with photoshop. There is just way to much to learn with this program!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
But it's still 100 degrees outside.
Yes, but my 3rd grader is about to embark on school once again. This is her last week of vacation. Now we are busy finishing up the last of our summer activities and planning for the year to come. I will miss summer but this is an exciting time of year. I am a compulsive list maker, I love to make plans and organize. I need to clean out the fridge and pantry, we need to organize the closet to make mornings go more smoothly. All things that make me happy.
As the days wind down daughter is working on a painting. She loves to draw and is becoming more talented everyday. I realized I only have 9 more summers with her.
All this planning has me thinking about fall and Christmas. Uh huh, I want to make more gifts this year, last year I started a little too late. I'm in the planning stage and I will be sharing my ideas over the next few weeks. I will definitely be trying this idea for packages. It's from Heather Bailey's blog and I think they are lovely. She offers a tutorial on making these fabric yo-yo's here. My mind is busy thinking of all the things I need to do but thank goodness it's fun stuff. Hope all of you are busy doing fun stuff too.