Monday, September 29, 2008

Paperwork Pisses Mr. Cupcake Off

Yet another HILLARIOUS creation by my daughter! She draws them, I make them!

She likes to make sweet things irritated and angy. She really has one helluva dark sense of humor for a 7 year old!

When I asked her why she'd wanna make a cupcake so angry, she said "because paperwork makes Mr. Cupcake MAD"!

I feel ya Mr. Cupcake, I feel ya!

Friday, September 26, 2008

10 COMPLETELY Random Facts About Me!

I was given this funtastic task by Stitchblade with instructions to pass it along to 10 other bloggers. Being farely new to the world of blogging, I don't know 10 other bloggers so I'll just pick people who have blogs I like to read. Maybe they'll do it, maybe they won't.....

Now, on to the ten random, yet AWESOME facts about ME:

1. I pick my nose in the car and don't care if anyone sees

2. I like to put Krackel Bars in my pocket so they heat up and get all gooey before I eat them

3. I don't care that my kid's hardly ever wear clothes that match

4. I wish I had an awesome old pair of cowboy boots (just because I wanna be like Sissy in Urban Cowboy)

5. I sing Christmas songs ALL YEAR LONG, much to the chagrin of everyone I work with

6. I can do the truffle shuffle better than anyone you know

7. I hate washing my hair

8. I love tiny versions of things

9. I'm a total glitter whore

10. I love pork fat


Now, I tag:

1. Sew Sew Def

2. April and Angus Adventures

3. Paper Girl Productions

4. Hello Kitty Hell

5. Contemplations of a Kitty

6. One Happy Tree

7. Mixed Species

8. Loopy Rocket

9. Small Victories In Zombie Town

10. The Meanest Mom

What Will WE Be for Halloween?

Not only do I have to worry about what the kids are gonna be for Halloween, I gotta figure out what my husband and I will be! Here is us last year.....Awesome, I know! This was at a Cinco de Mayo party we went to.....

I think you can tell, we pretty much LOVE dressing up. I have ideas for this year, but my husband hasn't gone for it.....yet. Here's my GRAND idea....We can be Sweatin' to the 80's!!! You know, he can be Richard Simmons and me one of the chunky chicks flailing around in the backgroud!

I thought I had a hit and run with this one. You know, my husband (we'll call him J) could wear some shorts that were at least two sizes to small, a bedazzled tanktop and a sweet afro wig. Me, I would find some shiny spandex leotard, sweat bands and a banana clip. My husband's reply, "Don't you wanna be comfortable though"? Psht....what's NOT comfortable about spandex??? I don't think he's too keen on me flauting my fat for everybody and their mama's to see.

THAT led to my next idea! Moms. Easy and cheap (not mom's themselves! I mean the costume!!!). I can go to the thift store buy some AWESOME mom jeans, a sweet button up shirt with little kitties embroidered on each breast and some keds. Voila! When people ask what I'm supposed to be, I get to say "Yer Mom". LOVE IT!We did have another idea of what J could be that we came up with last year. We had to think long and hard about exactly how we were gonna top last year's "mentally challenged" cowboy. All I gotta say is it involves sheep.

Here's another AWESOME idea though......

I can't get passed how FANTASTIC this costume is! Have you EVER seen anything awesomer?????

I really wanna do the Sweatin' to the 80's thing, but I don't think he'll go for it. Mom jeans it'll probably be. As for J.......who knows. Will it be the sheep or maybe Humpty? You'll have to check back after Halloween to see!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Halloween....I'm at a loss.

I freakin' LOVE Halloween! I love coming up with awesome things for my kids to go as. I pick something for them to dress up as for parties or festivals and they go as whatever they want for trick-or-treating.

One year my son was Doc Ock from Spider man. This one was all kinds of crazy to make! My mom and I had to make several trips to Home Depot just to get it right!
Then there's Naruto (which I think he wants to be again!). This costume we had custom made for him for his birthday. We got it from here and it was worth EVERY penny.....he's had it for two years and STILL wears it all the time! This year, he wants the latest and greatest updated Naruto costume so I will definitely go back to the same site and see what they have.

Here are my son and daugther dressed up as Zorro and Lucille Ball. I absolutely LOVED the Lucy costume! My mom made the dress for her and it was just perfect!I tend to push the envelope with my daughter a little more than with my son. One year she was Dolly Parton. Everytime I looked at her I laughed my ass off and she loved having boobs! So thought she was awesome!
Here she is as Marie Antoinette's ghost....slit throat and all from being beheaded! She really played it up well! This year, I'm at a loss. I've had ideas, but it's always too chilly for them, or I can't find just the right thing I'd need to pull it off. I think I'm gonna let my son do his own thing this year with being Naruto again, but I still wanna come up with something that's just freakin' awesome for my daughter.....she's young enough for me to still tell her what to do!

I thought about having her be the lady from the Alfred Hitchock movie The Birds, but last year had no luck finding the right suit for her to wear and couldn't find a pattern to make one small enough for her either. I also thought about Carmen Miranda (like the Chiquita Banana lady), but I don't want her to freeze!

Y'all got any ideas??? I could use some help!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Franken Bear.....He's SPOOKTASTIC!

It has been too, too long since I last made something new. My etsy shop hasn't seen anything new in MONTHS. I got in a bit of a rut and didn't feel like clawing my way out of it. Sales have been ridiculously slow and that leads you to second guess what you're doing. I was already having a hard time balancing sewing time with mom and wife time. So....the suck ass econmony just gave me a reason to pretty much stop all together. Thanks economy!

ANYHOW, now that the weather is getting cooler and my basement isn't as hot as some chinese sweatshop tucked away in the corner of the netherworld, I'm starting to get the itch again. So yesterday, I told my daughter I was gonna head downstairs to sew and it was "all about me time". She could sit with me and do her own thing, but I needed to sew! She sat quietly and came up with some pretty fantastic ideas for some feltie creatures for me and this is what I did:

Ain't he cute!?!?!?! Now, after I rehydrate myself from last night shananigans, I'll go do something else!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rabid Wolf Spider!

So, the other night I was standing at the kitchen counter cutting potatos when I dropped one on the floor. I bent down to get it and came FACE to FACE with this!!!

First let me say that I have ZERO fear of spiders. HOWEVER, this was the hugest spider I had ever seen outside of a pet store! I thought for sure once it set it's little eyes on me it would for sure karate me in the face! No such thing happened and I was able to slowly move away.

Now, here was the do I get this thing outta my house? My first thought was that if I pick up the bowl it's probably gonna attack me with some kung fu type stealth so I better be faster than kung fu. Hmm....maybe I'll pick up the bowl and fling it into the sink, spray that sucker into the garbage disposal and turn it into spider soup. Then I felt bad for even thinking that.

I ended up getting my daughter (who screamed her little pea pickin' heart out when she saw it) to open our front door so I could pick up the bowl, briskly walk outside and set the bowl down all without getting attacked. Amazingly, it worked and the spider didn't even kinda try a move on me! Thinking it might be a dead spider, I poked wasn't dead. It stayed on our front porch for a few days on the lip of that bowl when I finally told the spider if she was gonna continue to stay on my bowl, she was gonna have to pay rent.....that bowl's for my cats!!!!

A couple days later she left and three more of her cousins showed up. I was walking down the steps in front of our house and damn near walked right into this....

This I knew, was a harmless Writing Spider. I halted in my tracks and just walked through the yard so I wouldn't disturb the construction of this little guy's house, only to have my Mom whack it to a bloody pulp with her shoe later that evening! After all I went through to keep these alive!!!!

I say just walk around them and leave them be. All they're gonna do is eat mosquitos......

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