Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Birthday

Jamielee may be turning 28 today, but she is still a kid at heart!! Happy Birthday Jim Bob!!!!

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road trip

Yesterday was a busy day. Maddie and young Frank decided they needed projects for the winter. And maybe a challenge. Since young Frank had to work, and the rest of us are 'unemployed bums' hubby Frank, Maddie, and I took a road trip. This road trip included the stock trailer. We went to British Columbia and we came home with....

.... these two six month old foals!!

buckskin filly

stud colt paint

Young Frank is so excited. He has never owned a horse before. He purchased the stud colt, and the little filly is Madeline's. 
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I'll huff, and I'll puff, and blow your house down...

Thursday evening we had very strong winds whip through the farmyard. I swear, the living room wall was going to go at any moment. I was sitting on the sofa, crochet-ing and I could feel the sofa and the wall move. The sound was extremely loud. I thought for sure we were going to be homeless!!  
However, something did get blown over.

The trees prevented the camper from going completely over. The one jack on the left side is broken.  Once we get it upright, we can see what other damage there is.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

bein' crafty

Every year for as long as I can remember, I make Christmas decorations. The Victorian era has always been my favourite time period. Even as a young girl. When my children were growing up, the Christmas theme was always centred around the children. But as they started growing up and out of the home, I have slowly been converting my decorations to Victorian. I also love vintage and shabby chic. This year, I have scoured the net for ideas. So here are few of things that I have made so far.

I cut 4 1/2 inch squares out of a heavy cardstock. I stamped across the middle of the square. I inked around the edges using a sponge. I picked a font I liked, increased the size to fit my square,and  printed it off of the computer. I than traced the letters onto my squares. I used graphite paper. You can find it at most dollar stores, and craft stores. I used folk art paint. Which you can find at most dollar stores and craft stores. I punched two holes and threaded my ribbon through each square. I just eye-balled it for evenness. Mine says Merry Christmas, but you could use the title of your favourite Christmas carol like I did for my pennant.

O Holy Night pennant banner

the instructions for making this is here 

the instructions for making this are here

the instruction for making this are here

instructions for making the cone  here

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