19 November 2013

What I've Been Up To

I finally finished the garland for my husband.  He wanted Christmas decorations- so he got a yarn wreath and a garland made of felt holly leaves.  I was inspired by this:  http://www.pamgarrison.com/2010/11/three-long-standing-favorites-.html
I rarely try recipes off of Facebook, but someone posted this yesterday and I had to try them.  There are actually two 9 x 13 pans of them.  They turned out a little too sweet...you were supposed to use Virginia Ham and all I could get was Honey Ham.  I think if I do them again (with the honey ham) I'll use different rolls.  They are totally edible.  :)

14 November 2013

Spot the Mushroom

I've been busy sewing buntings, so I'm back to mushrooms. 

12 November 2013

Small bits of awesome

+ Driving through the German countryside and seeing paratroopers floating in the air. 

+ A venti caramel mocha (thanks, Alisa for the urge for one of those)

+ Playing with felt.

+ A sunny day (after a crappy long ass weekend of cold).

+ The end of said long ass weekend (school is back in session...angels are singing).

+ The local Dehners and their cool Christmas supplies- trim that looks like a sweater.

11 November 2013

Veteran's Day 2013

Working on Christmas decorations for Afghanistan.

10 November 2013

Happy Colorful Mail

This set is for more bunting for brand new babies....I think I'll go with the green on the left.  I had ordered the swatch card and it is still hard until you get the felt in hand.
These I ordered for me...30 sheets of happy.  Okay, a few are for the bunting.  I love all that color.  I would have ordered the full pack of colors (one of each), but couldn't justify it in my mind.  I got this lovely felt from Benzie Design on Etsy.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/BenzieDesign?ref=em
I took a class with Liesel Lund at Handmade U back in September of 2012.  She posted about this brand of paint on her blog....twice (maybe three times).  I finally took the plunge and got two sampler sets and want to go back for all of them at some point.  They are just beautiful. 
I definitely need more color in my life.  It gets pitch dark here around 5:15 p.m. nowadays and that is not a happy thing. I guess I'll share where I got the pretty paint as well.  Go sign up for emails and you'll get coupon codes (that is how I finally allowed myself to buy some pretty paint).  They have all sorts of art supplies.....I ordered a cool watercolor sampler card as well. 

09 November 2013

Something that isn't a mushroom

Back in September, wee one was invited to a Birthday Party.  I haven't made much since we got here (baked plenty), but I made this bunting for her.  It is made out of felt (I love felt) and it has two yo-yos, two vintage doily pieces and two vintage buttons.  I figured you are all tired of mushrooms, but I didn't get a chance to take photos of my happy mail yet and it is dark already (at 4:47 p.m.).  :( 

08 November 2013

The Mushroom of the Day

Okay...mushrooms.  :)  I got happy mail, but it got dark before I could take good photos.  So you will have to look at mushrooms again.  :)

06 November 2013

Another Mushroom

I am going to bore you all with more mushroom shots this month.  I don't have a whole lot to blog about right now.  I will have wee one for five days...it should be interesting. 

05 November 2013

Not a little boy anymore

Today is his birthday and he is 18....holy crap...time has gone way too quickly. 

04 November 2013

Eeew...that's nasty

I have no idea what this is, but I had to take a photo of it.  Yucky.

03 November 2013

An Adventure

Last Saturday, wee one wanted to go on an adventure.  So after we did our normal schedule of running around we went on an adventure (a walk).  He wanted to take pictures of trees and mushrooms.  I took them...he just walked and grabbed branches and leaves.  :)

02 November 2013

Fall in Weiden

I just had to get out of the house the other day and decided to take my camera with me. 

01 November 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

That is what the wee one went around saying today.  I think he gets it...I think he finally understands.  :)  He chose strawberry cake with strawberry frosting.  He helped mix the cake mix this morning.  He left when I got egg on my hand.  :)  He chose the cake decorations from the Real (German grocery store) and picked out his candle (not pictured).  He fell in love with Turbo this summer and wanted a Turbo Birthday party.  The only thing I forgot to order was Turbo wrapping paper....I had to use Cars 2 leftover wrapping paper.  He got AAA guidebooks from his Grandparents, a car magazine, a Bob the Builder lunchbox, tiny signs (the kind you get with train sets and toy cars...enough to fill the lunchbox), and Monsters University on DVD.  He even got an E-card from his Daddy.  He had a good birthday.  And most importantly he got it.  :)