I took a look through my folder I keep my photos in till I have blogged them and found a few things I never got around to sharing with you last year. Just some random bits and pieces. Somehow with all the fun Christmas blog posts going on these things just never made the grade as being newsworthy enough. So today I’m dusting the photos off and sharing them with you.
My printed ribbon I had used for tags in my handmade items was running dangerously close to empty so I ordered some new ones back in October I think it was. These are individual tags, all ready to be stitched to whatever I want to mark with ‘Sew a Fine Seam’
I bought them from Fancy Weaver on etsy. Lindsay from The Cottage Home blogged about getting her labels from them so went with them too. It’s always nice to have a place recommended I like them a lot. Same font as my blog header and printed grey on white. Does the job and looks nice.
If you remember I posted all about my delight over having a furnace installed. You can find that post here.
Before we could set the furnace we had to pour a new concrete floor. And before we could pour the floor we had to tear out the stairs that went up into the house. Instead of putting the old steps back we made these instead. ( you know I’m using the word ‘we’ loosely here – by ‘we’ I really mean ‘Travis made them and I watched and took pics’. That’s about all I had to do with pouring the concrete and tearing out the old stairs too.)
The company Travis works for has some metal offset steps so he is used to using them. He noticed one day at Lowe’s that you can buy metal offset stairs. They were pricey. But it got him thinking. And doing some research. If you know Travis in real life you know that he is always researching something! And he researches very, very thoroughly.
He decided these would work just famously in our basement. You can make the steps at a steeper angle than regular stairs, and space is always at a premium around here. He bought some wood, made a pattern, and put together these really great stairs. And they work great! Easy to use and much nicer looking than the old crooked set ‘we’ tore out.
Right after Thanksgiving I took my handmade things to a Craft Market. And I wanted a sign. I had these great, vintage letters I found at an antique shop, and wanted a wood sign made to hold them. So hubby whipped out this one for me.
He even added a hook so I could hang something fun and festive on it.
I made a scissors stencil and painted the scissors on, and added a metal piece to detail it. I also wanted my Bible verse on it. So I printed it out in the same font as my blog header and positioned it where I wanted it, taping it down.
Using the cap of a pen, I traced the words, pressing hard to get them to imprint into the wood. Since it was pine it wasn’t too difficult.
I tried to edit this photo so you could see the imprint it left in the wood.
Can you tell which team we are fans of?
Cheerleaders – RAHRAHRAH!
Becca, my 7-year-old got a set of Nanoblock Mini Legos for Christmas. The set she got was a snowman. The Nanoblocks are called mini because the blocks are super tiny. So cute. There are all kinds of fun sets you can get. I love the grand piano, and the drum set. You can get castles, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And many more.
Becca decided last week to take her snowman apart and make some other things with the tiny blocks. The first pic was the little doggy she made first. Then she made this little house. She wanted me to take pictures and then she informed her sisters that ‘Mommy took pictures and my dog and house will be on her blog.’ Guess she must have picked up on the fact that my camera gets used for my blog the most huh?!
This is her most recent dog. She also made a kitty but I missed getting pics of that one. She always brings them to me at nighttime too – so my photos are shot quickly on the automatic setting with the flash. Great huh? But hey, she was excited about being on my Mommy’s blog. Don’t tell her it’s not really an important blog or anything 😉
I’m off to dreamland – I hope. I was up all night last night with a sick girl so I’m hoping for some sleep tonight. And lest you think that I didn’t sleep at all you should know that I did finally fall asleep between the 3:30 and 4:30 and again after I was up at 4:30 till 5:30. And after 6 the sick girl and I slept till 10:15. And she hasn’t gotten sick since. She was grumpy and tired all day but on the mend. Praying no one else here gets it.
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