Monday, July 29, 2013

My Frida Kahlo Shoes

Ever since I painted these shoes for my daughter, I've wanted to paint a pair for me.
They are not Tom's, (I don't really need another pair of Tom's), just a pair from the Dollar Store.
I decided to paint one of my favorite artists, Frida Kahlo.

A Frida skull and Frida.....

And one of her quotes: "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly."

I can't wait to wear them to her's and Diego's exhibit at the Nelson.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Braxton's First Year Birthday Book

This is sooooo late.  But here's the book I made for Braxton's first birthday:

I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time
I hope it's love I've shown.
Can I help you put your coat on?
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon?
Can I pick you out a treat?
One day you might just care for me,
so let me care for you.
I want to be a part
of every little thing you do.
Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in the bath?
Can I help you count

your small ten toes
before I teach you math?
Before you join a baseball team
can I pitch you one more ball?
And one more time can I stand near
to make sure you don't fall?
Let's take another space-ship ride
Up to the Planet Zoor.
Before our Cardboard Rocket
doesn't fit us anymore.
Please let me help you up the hill.
while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories
while you're young and have the time.
I know the day will come
when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides
and all the balls we've thrown?
I want you to

grow stronger
than your Dad could ever be.
And when you find success
there will be no soul more proud than me.
So will you let me carry you?
One day you'll walk alone.
I cannot bear to miss one day
from now until you've grown

We built a ship upon the stairs

All made of the back-bedroom chairs,

And filled it full of sofa pillows

To go a sailing on the billows.

We took a saw and several nails

And water in the nursery pails;

And Grandpa said “Let us also take

An apple and a slice of cake.”

Which was enough for Grandpa and me

To go a-sailing on, till tea.

We sailed a long for days and days,

And had the very best of plays.

Grandmothers are meant for kisses and hugs

For watching rainbows and catching bugs

For baking all of your favorite things,

For books to read and songs to sing

Teddy bears ad seas of blue
Smiling in honor of you
An infant not long ago
Now one candle is aglow.
You are growing up so fast
How quickly a year has passed!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My take....

Oh if I could only have the time and resources to make everything I pin on my Pinterest boards I would be in heaven!  But this week I did have time to give 4 a try.......

First, here's the Anthropologie necklace that's been circulating Pinterest.....
And here's the necklace I made.....

I love this quote......
So I put it on my kitchen wall.....
Ever since my first and only tattoo 4 years ago I've always wished I could have another but never really could commit to just one.  But since I've discovered Jagua I can have a new tattoo every 10 days or so.  Here's one I saw on Pinterest......

And here's the one I just gave myself.....
And finally, I didn't take a pic of the ones I made but I highly recommend trying out the homemade marshmallow pops .....
I used the Martha Stewart recipe for the homemade marshmallows...happy pinning and making!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Flags for the 4th

These are the flags I made for the 4th this year.....

 This one's stripes are made with all sorts of ribbon I've collected over the years, and a red tie that belonged to my grandfather......
It hangs from one of my old belts:)

 And then, I wanted to try knitting these two, my first time knitting from a chart!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th!!!!!