Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fancy Farmgirl

Rag Rolled Farmgirl...we had to double the length of the strips and add about 10 more to fit all her hair!

She loved it. I have a hard time getting her to wear her hair down. She ALWAYS wants it in two braids. Now, she's always going to want it in curls. Baby woke up the day after her curly hair day crushed that her curls were crushed...she wanted me to "fix dem" right away.

Our favorite little orchard was open this weekend and they had Honey Crisps! Oh sweet juicy honey crisp apples, how I await your harvest every year. I bought a whole peck! I'm doling them out sparingly. I doubt they'll have any left come next weekend.

I also splurged and purchased the peeler, spiral slicer. The kids were entranced.

Of course, we couldn't leave the orchard without our pumpkins. I have one rule at the pumpkin patch... I will buy whatever you can carry out. Jedi couldn't quite get this one off the ground...but he sure did try!

Baby found herself the perfect "punkin."

I can always count on Farmgirl to get a hefty one. She even helped Jedi so he wouldn't have to get a puny pumpkin.

The meany mom that I am, I even make them haul it back to the shed to be weighed. Here, Farmgirl was saying, "But, it's uphill. Why are you laughing?"

I'm laughing because I love autumn, seeing my children laugh, hefty pumpkins and in anticipation of a whole peck of Honey Crisp delight. I'm also laughing because I don't have to haul the cart this year! ;-)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Curly Top

I often read Bowznstuff blog by Cree. She gives some great tutorials on hair styles that she tries on her adorable little one. Baby and I decided to try the rag rolling...WOW! It's fantastic. Just take a look-see at my curly top.

Baby's before hair shot. Yes, I know, she has the pointy end of a rat tail comb in her mouth while on a bed. The horror and absolute recklessness!

Rolls in...took about an hour to get them all in. She fell asleep about 20 minutes in which made it difficult.

But look at these spirals! I'm doing up Farmgirls hair tonight. I'll post pics of hers tomorrow. I think I'm going to make the girls matching Regency dresses in blue silk and ecru lace for Christmas, do their hair in rolls and weave ribbon in it. I have a tan/blue wool plaid I can use to make Jedi a kilt to match. I need to get right on that. wink wink.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apron Sale

50% off aprons at my Etsy store!
(t-shirt dresses are next at a SUPER low price)


Hop on over to my Etsy store to get an awesome deal on these adorable bibs!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Life or Death

I can't decide! Farmgirl and I debated it after discovering these two on our windshield while driving to riding lessons. Luckily, I had my trusty camera. What do you think? love? hate?

Doesn't "love" usually happen in a hive or something? Talk about not practicing safe sex... procreating on a moving vehicle (I had to pull over while driving to take this shot) doesn't seem too safe to me.


I whipped up samples for my first class, a bib and burp cloth. I think they turned out pretty good. We're gearing the first few classes towards novice sewers so I needed to keep it simple, yet pretty. We're also trying to keep classes affordable so I needed something that didn't require the class to purchase a pattern. No pattern means I needed to figure all the measurements for the strips, etc. I used fabrics from the Fig and Plum line by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I took pictures throughout the process. If I get positive feedback from the class I'll post a tutorial.

In other news...we are thrilled to have Todd, my bil, back home. We give thanks that his job transfer went smoothly and he's here to stay...Yay! We'll have to start up our every other week dinner and games night again. :-) Of course, Loral and I will have to kick our husbands' butts. But at least we'll all be together.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hall Pass

Wow, nearly a month later. Sheesh, I won't be getting any consistency awards ;-)

Exciting news around here. Loral and I will be teaching some sewing classes at a newly opened fabric store in town. We are thrilled about the store because the only other option for fabric is WalMart. I will be teaching a patchwork bib, t-shirt dress and decoupage denim class.

We're getting back into full swing of home school. We're using the Konos Obedience box. I really like the program. We are just supplementing phonics,spelling and math. Farmgirl is using Modern Curriculum Press for math and Spectrum(G4) for spelling and phonics. Jedi and I are working through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Haddox and Bruner. Jedi was elated when he read his first word - me. Baby is just along for the ride. I give her a mini reading from Jedi's book.

Off to finish school.