Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Morning walks

Photos taken on my morning walks. All taken with my camera phone.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The week in pictures

We came home to this run away cow in our front yard the other day...oddly none of our neighbors who own cows were missing one.

Homemade jalapeno cheese bread baked fresh this weekend. This recipe is fantastic. You can find the recipe here: http//

I made this fishing game with pole and felt fish for Olivia. I first saw it here:

The antenna on top of the grain elevator took a direct lightning hit.

He replaced it on Thursday.

I made Olivia bite size Alice in Wonderland cakes for our slumber party this weekend. Grandpa hid one in the rabbit hole.

And this evening we climbed the steps to another set of elevators we have an antenna on.

No elevator to take us up on this one.

just 68 steps.....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

What else does a two

What else does a two year old obsessed with Alice in Wonderland need? Her own rabbit hole, made by grandma.

There are tree roots on the inside top.....

and a hole painted on the outside with the white rabbit next to it and a black cat....

the outside has garden pictures from magazines....


and bees......

and on the inside there are clocks, chairs, keys, books....and a door too small to fit through into Wonderland.

Add a two year old pretend Alice and a white rabbit and the story is complete!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meet Jack! He's a year

Meet Jack! He's a year and a half year old English Angora. He is just what a 2 year old granddaughter obsessed with Alice in Wonderland and a grandmother obsessed with wool crafts needs!

And just look how much gorgeous wool I've already collected!

Some time ago I broke the mirror in a vintage vanity set. So I decided it would make a nice miniature garden ...

And finally, I've finished half of the Rebecca gray beach skirt. This yarn is so fine it's a bit difficult on my hands.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Miniature gardens, large insect

Tea cup stemware with miniature clay pots....

miniature silver chair and tea set in a silver creamer.....

rock cottage and miniature swing....

miniature bike, wheelbarrow, garden boots and tools, and swing in a vintage wooden drawer.....

and a vintage jewelry box with a tea party.....

and a praying mantis spotted yesterday on my lunch hour....

he was massive!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

lake lunch and words to live by.....

The heat wave has broken and we finally have some tolerable temperatures.

Yesterday I took advantage of the weather and had my lunch at the lake.

Sometimes I need to have some quiet time in the middle of the day.

I read two quotes on another blog this morning I haven't read before:

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." ~ Wayne Dyer

"If you're going through hell, keep going." ~ Winston Churchill
via: mytopography

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baldwin City Art WalkFriday night

Baldwin City Art Walk

Friday night 7/16/2010
7-9 pm

Buy handmade!!!

It’s my first time to have a table at the art walk … …hope to see you there!

Jewelry, felted items, photography items, hand knitted items, handmade house hold items, Emily Dickinson picnic quilt, miniature gardens and more……

Monday, July 12, 2010

Working on top

My husband had to change out the antenna on the grain elevator the other night. The previous one had been damaged by the storms. (I was his assistant:)

Here he is on the tower...
and some shots from the top of the grain elevator.

I'm always amazed at the view, and yet it doesn't change from the other times I've gone up.

This is the elevator shaft....

And the hole we have to climb through to get on top.

I love going up, just not the process of going up and coming down.....