Tuesday, June 24, 2008

This past weekend we went to Pittsburgh, Pa to let my dad show the kids where he grew up.

This is everyone buying tickets to get on to the trams that will take you all over Pittsburgh.

This my boys waiting for the tram to come. They love being silly.

The boys sitting next to Pappy.

Wee one was really tired that day. I dont think any of us slept really well at the hotel that night.

This is Nina, Owen, Pappy, and Spencer riding the incline.

Me, Spencer, Owen, and my sister Debbie at the top look out from riding the incline. We had the most perfect day in Pittsburgh. (Notice my cute bag that I am carrying. I Love this bag. I get so many wonderful comments on it.)

We had so much fun. Thanks Dad and Mom for showing us the town.

Now, I really need to get into the craft room and make some bags. I am such a slacker.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

So my oldest boy has just gone through a right of passage. He lost his first tooth. This is a big deal here in our household. He was the last kid in his class to loose a tooth. And thank God it happened the second to last day of school. It is his bottom left tooth. I love you my now big second grader. Why does that seem so big. I guess I say that every year.

Wee one graduated from preschool. I cant believe he will be in Junior Kindergarten everyday next year. He is so ready too. He cried almost everyday that he did not get to go to school this year. He wants to be just like his brother. I love you too squeezy!!

Don't you love the cupcakes they did for the class?

They sure do love each other........most of the time.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Gifty Goodness.

My good good friend Karee gave birth to her 4th baby.....mmm....a couple of months ago. (No time like the present to get the gift out.) She has 3 girls and now she has a boy (oh boy!!). So Karee and the girls get a Mommy & Me, Me, Me set. The wee bairn gets a blanket. They live in Minnesota so the winter sweater bags will most likely get the most use.

These pictures are not the best pictures. They are pretty cute I must say so myself. I hope to update soon with a picture of Karee and her brood carrying the bags. God bless you Karee. I cant wait to come see that beautiful bundle of joy.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I finally got a weekend to go visit my sister in Columbus, Ohio. It was her birthday. On my way over I had a fabulous time stopping at antique stores and thrift stores. I got so many fabulous fabrics and sweaters to make new handbags. One of the stores I scored a box of fabrics for $10.00 and the cutest baby chair ever.

I learned that they were booster seats at restaurants. This one folds down flat. Super cute. I thought I might use that with a baby doll in it to display my wooly pants at craft shows. I am looking for a baby doll bed that I can put my cashmere blankets into for display. Let me know if you ever find one. The other thing I thought of was a baby scale....vintage of course. I have seen those over the years and thought I should buy them but I never did.....now of course I have an actual use for it and do not have it.

My sister and I went garage saleing(sp?) this weekend. She has finally gone to the dark side when it comes to junkin'. She used to say to me, "I do not get why you like to go through peoples junk, I would rather have new." Now she has seen what she can get for next to nothin. We got a fabulous wicker chair with an automon for $10.00, a genuine schwinn cruiser bike.....in perfect condition, $40.00. After we bought it the lady said that she had something in her garage to go with it. I was thinking it would be a basket for the front but it was a horn.....what a scream. Hopefully I will get a picture of this bike.......thrifty goodness at its best.

Then we went down to North High street in downtown Columbus. My three favorite stores are right next to each other.

Number 1 favorite is SoBo Style. If you click on this you will go to her blog. The owner Katie Palmer is the cutest and sweetest little owner of a store. She finds tremendous furniture and makes it new again and she uses Amy Butler fabrics. She also has great little finds in there. I saw a package of "pee pee tee pee's". If you have boys you should be able to figure out what these are used for (and for those that dont, it for when you are changing a boy you will not need to change your clothes afterwards.....smile). I cracked up. Everyone I know is having little girls.

Number 2 is Mad for Mod. That is where I got the Miro fabric and the funky green with flowers and blue bird fabric from.

Number 3 is the Boomerang Room. This place is so cool and very reasonably priced. I love retro.

Thanks to my dear husband who watched the kids for the weekend. Over all I feel like a new woman with three days of no kids (of my own) and 2 days of junkin'. What more could a girl ask for? Well I will tell you. Sort of. I have a possiblity of two more stores carrying my bags. One in Ohio, and one if Florida.