Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Poem.....


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings,but shorter tempers;wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints;we spend more, but have less;we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families;more conveniences, but less time;we have more degrees, but less sense;more knowledge, but less judgment;more experts, but more problems;more medicine, but less wellness. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;we've added years to life, not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we have higher incomes, but lower morals;we've become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the times of tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare;more leisure, but less fun;more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom;a time when technology can bring this letter to you,in a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or just hit delete... -- Author Unknown

Monday, April 18, 2011

Think outside the envelope.

        I love vintage patterns! If anyone is looking to buy vintage patterns, check out your local resale shops or go online to , you will find tons of patterns on etsy. 
Not only can you use the patterns to make clothes, but you can also scan the front of the pattern envelope and clean up the image and remove things from the image and turn it into some cool gift tags or some other art project. Always think outside the box...or in this case, the envelope.

Happy pattern hunting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Banana Split Mini Bites

Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun. And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream.

  •  Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave the peel on for easy handling, and with a melon- baller, dig a well in the middle of each banana section. 
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip the bottom portion of the banana in chocolate and then dip it once again in either nonpareils or chopped peanuts. To quickly harden the chocolate, place dipped bananas in the freezer for five minutes.
  • Fill each well with ice cream (I filled mine with vanilla chocolate chip) and top with whip cream and a maraschino cherry. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recycled skateboards made into keychains.

 I want everyone to know that there is a wonderful place online where you can buy handmade items....  I had purchased 2 key-chains made from recycled skateboards and they allowed me to choose from their different colors and styles because they didn't have anything listed that I was interested in. You will be amazed at how nice some of the folks are on etsy...all you have to do is ask and they will try to accommodate you. I purchased my key-chains from .  And there is another store on etsy that makes similar items... 
I had purchased a necklace from them and it was daughter received it as a Christmas gift and loved it. She tells me that she stills gets many compliments on it. I have posted some pics of the key-chains I bought. Please check out , I know you will like it and find great things to buy.
Front of one of the key-chains and the back of the other.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Changes going on. sure has been a long time since I posted something on here! I am sorry about that...this past year has been a hard one for me...but this year is a new beginning. Like I have stated in the past...I have a health issue that makes it hard for me to do my crafts and other things...great news though...I have joined a gym and I am taking care of my needs and I hope that I can get some more crafts done and post some more ideas for you. Please check back within a couple of weeks and I should have something new posted. God Bless everyone and take care!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Poem

I wish I was a glow worm, a glow worm's never glum. 
'Cos how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Having fun with "Barbie Knit Hits".

Here is an older toy...from the 1990' was my daughters, I am saving it for when I have grandchildren...or whenever I feel like playing with it myself.  I think it's really important that you keep some of your kids toys and collectibles for them or their children. I wish my mother wouldn't had thrown away my first teddy bear I had received when I was born...sure it was missing an eye and the satin in the ears had been just about rubbed away, but I LOVED that teddy and it was my best friend! I came home from school one day to find that she had got rid of it without asking me first. Please parents...if you weed out your kids stuff...or if they bag up some of their things to get rid of...go through it all and pack away what you think is important to you and your kids. What you or they think is garbage may actually be something you may miss once it's gone.  I may have kept the barbie Knit Hits for my future grand-kids, but nowhere is it written that I can't play with it!    FUN! FUN! FUN!
Be a kid again and play with some toys!  :0)