fabric, hand sewing and Shamus

Copious flannel purchased right before the sewing machine demanded a servicing…ugh! Well hey I still have an iron and scissor…I can still flatten and slice! December 22nd 2012

Set of three wee people…planned on making a drawstring bag for these and sending them to Operation Sock Monkey or perhaps selling a set on Etsy…Tabbi Cat adopted the black one…need to make a new 3rd now… December 22nd 2012

Slightly blurry…4 wee people sets patiently waiting for the sewing machine to work again so I can sew the drawstring bags to house them…December 25th 2012

Faceless teeny tiny wee people made from newborn sized socks each wee person takes 1 sock and about an hour of hand sewing… December 23rd 2012

Hippy cotton…a whim purchase…eventually I’ll have enough fabric and time for a super retro tacky quilt!

Jazmin’s last moment make a little devil using a stretched out version of the diaper pattern.  Red felt, 2 different button eyes, heart button nose and hand embroidered personality.  His tail is ribbon topped off with a felt point. December 23rd 2012

The last of the almost finished lollipop head dolls completed…amazing what you can accomplish when the sewing machine decides it doesn’t want to work anymore.  These will be going to God’s Tiny Angels in West Virginia December 23rd 2012

Shamus taking a load off on the quilt covered chair…note the odd way his legs are all stretched out…silly boy! December 23rd 2012

Shamus still on the chair oddly stretched out but now watching Jim closely in the kitchen…watch him boy…he may drop something massively tasty! December 23rd 2012

Shamus tends to feel neglected when I take photos without a piece of him involved…here he is admiring the fabulous hippy cotton…December 22nd 2012

Shamus working on his Christmas stocking on Christmas Eve…heavens…he has been a good boy! December 24th 2012

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twas 10 days before Christmas

Oliver’s fabulous crabby patty cake December 15th 2012

Olivia trying to escape Neena’s claw like holiday grasp December 15th 2012

Liv has a bow blue and all December 15th 2012

Having a seat in her lovely gown December 15th 2012

Olie just knows this gift is clothing! December 15th 2012

Secret Santa Monkeys for Brendan and Max kiddles of my secret Santa girl! December 15th 2012

Shamus no likes his new Frankenweenie outfit December 15th 2012

Olie and the fabulous cake! December 15th 2012

Contemplating the pile of goodies December 15th 2012

Oliver with his yippee Spongebob Lego kit December 15th 2012

Shall I spin for you? December 15th 2012

Shamus…has gone from dislike to loath…remove this fabric torture! December 15th 2012

Chew toys totally wipe out Shamus December 16th 2012

Olivia can walk this way December 15th 2012

Assorted wee ones awaiting their final destination.  I’m thinking the red white & blue one will go to my niece Meg in the Army.  The pink with the kitty button will go to Judi…the rest…well we shall see! Pattern found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel December 17th 2012

Choices so many Choices, Oliver has to choose which wee man will go to his friend Neal in Burnsville…the blue 3 buttoned one won! Pattern found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel December 17th 2012

One newborn sock can make one fabulous wee person in about 1 ½ hours! Pattern found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel December 15th 2012

A small gathering of wee ones Pattern found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel December 16th 2012

thanksgiving sewing, new kitty, tacky tree

Teeny Tears http://teenytears.blogspot.com 18 week gestation sized diapers will be going to God’s Tiny Angelshttp://danettesangels.tripod.com  after the New Year. November 25th 2012

Teeny Tears http://teenytears.blogspot.com 18 week gestation diapers will be going to Banner Churchill Hospitalhttps://www.bannerhealth.com/Locations/Nevada/Banner+Churchill+Comm… in Fallon NV along with 6 sets of 28 week sized teeny diapers this coming Wednesday. November 23rd 2012

Oliver and Olivia’s X-mas stockings hung from the shelf with care…er…thumb tacks… November 25th 2012

The lollipop head dollies all washed and have their plastic rings in place for shipment to God’s Tiny Angelshttp://danettesangels.tripod.com  after the New Year November 23rd 2012

13 fabulous sock creatures will be going to Clown without Borders on their way to Sinovuyo Caring Families Project in South Africa http://www.cwbsa.org  November 27th 2012

Non black Friday Sale kitten saved from being squished on the highway.  We think she’s a she…her name is PUNKin Pooky Butt…We do hope she’s Feline Leukemia negative so she can live out her little orange life with us…November 23rd 2012

PUNKin being a squinty Mc Squinter at the camera November 23rd 2012

Shamus pre hair cut checking out the fat Thanksgiving snowflakes. November 22nd 2012

Shamus enjoying a well deserved post hair cut snooze November 24th 2012

Shamus looking right at the camera for a change…weird…November 25th 2012

Thanksgiving cactus looking lovely! November 22nd 2012

The tacky sassy pink Xmas tree ready to blind all who enter the house! Yes that’s an unfinished guitar body hanging from the ceiling…um…yeah November 22nd 2012

what are you thankful for?!?

What are you thankful for? Having merely 26 letters to work with you’ll notice a few have multiples…go figure…I don’t color in the lines either!

http://www.wordle.net/

A is for Autism Awareness

B is for Beauty, see it

C is for Creativity Six Degrees

D is for Dear Ol’ Dad

E is for Employment

F is for Family & Friends

G is for God’s Tiny Angels

H is for Haiti by Hand

I is for Idiosyncrasies

J is for Jazmin & Jim

K is for Kris

L is for Love

M is for Me

N is for Nature

O is for Oliver & Olivia & Operation Sock Monkey

P is for Peace

Q is for QUILTING

R is for Raring to go

S is for Sharing & Shamus

T is for Tabitha & Teeny Tears

U is for Uvula for no other reason than it’s a U

V is for Various abilities

W is for Walking

X is for xiphosuran, wicked cool beastie

Y is for YEAH

Z is for Zealousness

teeny diapers, add flower and a fat frog

Teeny diaper piles cut and ready to sew November 17th 2012

Teeny boy diapers (28 week gestation sized) all ready to be packaged http://teenytears.blogspot.com most if not all of this batch will be going to God’s Tiny Angels http://godstinyangles.org November 18th 2012

More teeny boy diapers, just don’t know when to stop, ready for the bags to arrive for packaging http://teenytears.blogspot.com most if not all of this batch will be going to God’s Tiny Angels http://godstinyangles.org November 18th 2012

Teeny girl diapers (28 week gestation sized) all ready to be packaged http://teenytears.blogspot.com most if not all of this batch will be going to God’s Tiny Angels http://godstinyangles.org November 18th 2012

Thanksgiving cactus?!? Well pre-Thanksgiving cactus blooming November 17th 2012

Freckle Face Jazmin’s African Clawed frog after a rather massive meal of comets November 17th 2012

Sea Life at Mall of America

Went to Sea life at Mall of America this weekend with Jazmin…

great populations of fabulous aquatic beasties to behold… we went on the behind the scenes tour with a group of well behaved adults and kids…really neat, couldn’t take any photos for security reasons, but we met a HUGE snapping turtle, a slightly damaged sea turtle and got to watch the big saw fish get fed…very informative!

after the calm tour we were blended in with great expanses of pushy mildly aggravating humans and their unruly spawn…sigh…when did it become OK for children to beat on fish tanks and their parents being totally oblivious not to mention totally self absorbed with the tweeting and chatting loudly on cell phones…but I digress…no photos of tiring people…just wicked cool beasties! http://www.visitsealife.com/minnesota  November 17th 2012

wee fry and lollipop heads

Babies in their new nursery…thanks Jim! The wee fry love not being eaten! November 9th 2012

Lollipop headed baby safe dolls all cut out and ready to go! Pattern found at http://dux-x-bellorum.deviantart.com/art/Little-People-Pattern-3363… for FREE!!! used up all my fleece scraps…November 9th2012

Batch of lollipop headed baby safe dollies…squeakers in the tummy and rattle in their heads…hand embroidered faces…loopy ears will be getting a plastic ring after their baths for easy attachment to strollers and such!  Pattern found at http://dux-x-bellorum.deviantart.com/art/Little-People-Pattern-3363…

Detail of the lollipop heads November 11th 2012

a few birthdays

We Celebrated Tab’s 25th, Jazmin’s 22nd and Olivia’s 1st birthday this weekend!

Olivia’s 1st birthday celebration at Gumma’s on November 4th 2012…she eventually caught on to the whole trash the cake AND eat it deal…

Olivia post cake destroying bath in Gumma’s sink…November 4th 2012

Opening that 1st present…oooh I get to tear the paper on purpose?!? November 4th 2012

Curlies in my eye!

Bitha with curlies too…just not in the eye!

Jazmin doing an act from the FLY November 3rd 2012

Shamus…looking not at the camera contemplating a nom November 3rd 2012

Park visit & monkey making

Jazmin and Olivia, now 11 months old, Olivia not Jazmin…Jaz is 21…at the park at the Watertown Primary School October 12th 2012

Olivia & Oliver on the hill at the park…Olivia is much more interested in the grass than the camera October 12th2012

Olie and Liv on the swing at the park…Liv is usually more interested in just about anything than the camera…sigh October 12th 2012

Olivia enjoying the swing at the park…WEEEE!!! October 12th 2012

Monkey of the sparkly green clovers…made of a pair of Target socks purchased during St. Patty’s day 2012…Hand painted washer backed eyes and stacked sparkly button nose make this beast not very baby safe…’Live Laugh Love’ on the medallion hanging from the clover shoe lace around his neck make him spectacular! This simian may very well be going to Operation Sock Monkey http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/ to make some wee person in the world a little happy! October 11th 2012

Monkey gray with pink & purple stripes.  Made of a pair of very stretchy socks from Clair’s.  This very squishy huggy monkey has hand painted washer backed eyes (pink with metallic green highlights) an interesting ball button nose and a fun row of wee buttons down her chest… This simian may very well be going to Operation Sock Monkeyhttp://www.operationsockmonkey.com/ to make some wee person in the world a little happy! October 14th 2012

Rainbow Sherbet monkey.  Made of interesting knee highs from Target with glitter purple hand painted washer backed eyes and a Fusia button nose.  A peach pearl belly buttoned flower around her neck and a row of fun colored buttons down her chest…she is super cute! This simian may very well be going to Operation Sock Monkeyhttp://www.operationsockmonkey.com/ to make some wee person in the world a little happy! October 14th 2012

Sparkly heart black monkey.  Get the feeling this one is a her with all the hearts…she has neon pink hand painted eyes and a washer backed pink heart nose…can you feel the love? She has ‘hope’ around her neck and a heart button on her chest as well as a wee heart belly button. This simian may very well be going to Operation Sock Monkeyhttp://www.operationsockmonkey.com/ to make some wee person in the world a little happy! October 13th 2012

Small white love monkey.  This monkey was made of mid calf socks from Walmart.  He has hand painted green eyes to match his green hearts.  A big teddy bear bead tied around his neck and a fun green button nose.  This simian may very well be going to Operation Sock Monkey http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/ to make some wee person in the world a little happy! October 8th 2012