Friday, September 14, 2012


Don't you just love Pinterest?  I hope you all have discovered it and are pinning away.  I work with the young women in our church and we made these last night.  I had several colors and styles for them to choose from.  Gareld cut a 2x6 into four inch blocks and we mod podged them on.  Top it off with a cute bow and they each had something new for their room.
We talked about the world's view of beauty and then I asked them to think of words that described what beauty means to them.  What makes someone beautiful?  They came up with words like self-confidence, kindness, honesty, integrity, strong, friendly, virtuous and inclusive.
I had the girls write the words on the back of the block along with this quote:
"Happy girls are the prettiest."  Audrey Hepburn
(also from pinterest)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pumpkin Progress

Look at all the kinds of pumpkins we have growing.  They have four more weeks in order to be ready for the show.

We planted blue, white, cinderella, mini, and jack-o-lantern pumpkins.  It will be interesting to see what all comes up because we didn't keep track or plant in any sort of pattern.

I can't wait to use anything that's left after the show for my own fall decorating.

Monday, September 3, 2012


A couple days ago, on facebook, I asked whether to turn a cute set of curtains into pillows or bags.  I liked the idea of shoulder bags  but I knew pillows would be easier.  I got out the sewing machine and started on pillows.  I had enough panels to make three pillows.  I had valances (that oddly were a different color than the panels) so I went ahead and added them to some plain bags I had.  I wanted a longer strap so I used the curtain rod pocket from the valances as the strap.  If these bags don't sell at either upcoming show Tonie and I will use them when we go to the antique show in Portland at EXPO.