Friday, December 30, 2011

Another Year Gone By.

WOW what can I say this year has been a full year of crafting. And I'm already looking forward to next years crafting, I have tons of ideas that I'll be working on. I have many things already started for next year. I have only one things to say to all of you out there Have a wonderful New Years Eve and please be careful out there. May all of you be truly blessed through out the next year. I love you all. See ya next year.
Until Later,
Holly

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Riding We Go!

Look what Wate got me for Hanukkah he outfitted me to ride with him. Now we can take those long rides he's been wanting to take I'm so excited I can hardly wait to go. 



I can even listen to music while we ride there is a place for my MP3 player. LOVE IT!!!!
Until Later
Holly

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Finally finished!!!!!!!

For Hanukkah this year I made K and Ann a sabbath bag filled with toys I made for them to play with when we go to bible study they each have a rag quilt,

                  Two Gnome Homes,
                  Four Gnomes ,
                Boy and Girl Dolls,
               Two Tea Sets with boxes that turn into little tables,
I hope they like them. Hope all of you out there have a great Holiday. 
Until Later, 
Holly

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gift Giving and the Holidays

The other day Valondra, the girls and I were at Walmart we walked down the toy section I was looking for a baby doll for the girls. K got all excited and keep saying mine mine. And I will say here and now the toys did look pretty and shiny. With all K's excitement it made me wonder should I be buying her more fancy toys (made in China) instead of making her toys or just have the toys that were her Mom's and Uncle Jim's. After we got home I watched the girls closely to see if they were missing something by not having those fancy toys. 


As you can see I don't think they are missing anything K seem very content to play with junk mail magnets siting in my coffee table that doubles as her toy box. But I still wonder in the back of my mind when I see her cousins who have every fancy toy and techno gizmo you could think of. I so want the girls to enjoy the simpler things in life. By the way I didn't find a baby doll most are alittle odd looking and do to many things not leaving much for the imagination. I really want to get the girls a Waldorf doll but that's more than my budget can afford. If anyone out there in blogland knows of a good pattern or knows how to make them and would like to make one with me I'd love to hear from you. 
My advice to all you is take it easy, keep it simple, don't stress out this holiday make something to give the girls love the hats I make them every year. Hope you all have a good day.
Until Later
Holly 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snowball Fight Kit Pattern


For those of you who like a good snowball fight and just don't get snow or if it's just to cold out, now you have a pattern for you to enjoy snowball fights indoors.

This is my idea but the patterns not mine can anyone really claim a ball or a yo-yo pattern. All I did was add my own twist. Make a bunch and have a great snowball fight. You can use my idea just don’t sell it that’s just not right. This is my first time writing out a pattern if you find any mistakes please let me know thanks.

SNOWBALL PATTERN
You will be working in spiral rounds (Amigurumi fashion)
Round1. Make magic ring and 6sc in ring (6)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (12)
Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (18)
Round4. *Sc in next 2 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (24)
Round5. *Sc in next 3 st,2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (30)
Round6-10 Sc in each st around
Round11. *sc in each of next 3 st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (24)
Round12. *sc in each of next 2 st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (18)
Round13. *sc in next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (12)
Round 14. dec until you have (6) leave long tail for sewing closed
Stuff frimly, sew closed

SNOWFLAKE NINJA STAR
Make 2 for 1 Star
Round1. Make magic ring and 12 dc join at the top of first dc
Round2. ch 3, dc in joining, 2 dc in each st around join, finish off (24)

Assemble the star, wrong sides together, start in any st, *sc through both, ch 3 sl st in the top of sc, sc in same st, ch 1 sk next st*, repeat from* around join and finish off weave in all tails.

ENJOY
Until Later
Holly

Friday, November 25, 2011

Confused or Not?????

About once or twice a month K and I make cookies since I made her, her kitchen helper it has made helping me alot easy. Here is the confusing part I can't think which part is my favorite part of making cookies. Is it all the fun putting things together, eating cookies dough, watching it bake, or sitting eating cookies from the last batch read the bible, I think I'll choose the WHOLE day with my girl. It was alot of fun.

Until Later
Holly

Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 years in the making!!!!!


I have been trying to get Wate to make these bean bag toss for 30 years I wanted our kids to have them when they were growing but that never happen. I was determined to have them for the grand kids. At the beginning of the year I made up my mind not to wait for Wate to do it or to do any kind of wood work for me I would learn to do it myself I think they came out wonderful and so far K loves them. I have made a few things out of wood it's so funny when people see them they say WOW Wate that's really neat when I tell them he didn't make it I
did they get real quite and don't seem to know what to
say like some how a women shouldn't be doing this. What can I say I'm a BIG fan of Ana White I have learned so much from her and have a long list of thing to make I' hoping to get K's kitchen cut out before the new year.
Until Later
Holly

Sunday, September 25, 2011

OOPS

Did you ever say something you wish you hadn't? Well I did today I couldn't believe the words that were coming out of my mouth even as I was saying I was screaming at myself in my head "What do you think your doing". I hope my family will just see it as being overly tired, very hungry, and a little pissy and will forgive me. It's been a LONG two days I'm so glad they are over.
Until Later
Holly

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Age

While visiting my in laws awhile back my MIL and I were talking while Wate and his Dad were working on their computer so that they could get on the Internet. I was telling Milly how wonderful the Internet is all the things it has to offer so many things to learn. That was a whole world out there and that she didn't need to just sit around and watch TV. She told me that she was 76 and just to old to learn anything new shocked that anyone would every say such a thing I told her she was never to old to learn thinking that she just need some encouragement that she wasn't to old. She went on to say that since all her sibling that have died around the age of 86 she only had that long and that she just wasn't interested. I said well if your not interested that's one thing but your never to old. She said that I don't understand cause I'm still young (who thought 50 as young) that when I get to be her age I'd understand. I asked her who said that when you get to be 76 you can't do anything that I have known people who have done more things in their later years than they every did before, why did she think life was over. She just kept repeating I'd understand when I was her age. I finally told her I never wanted to be her age in her mind she was to old in my mind I'm still in my 20's. If George Bush Sr. can jump out of a plane at 85 why can't I.
I never want to be so old I feel I can't learn something new, my grandma was in her 90's when she pasted and she always told me "I can always learn something and want to Holly you are more in the world tell what you have learned so that I may know it too." That's the person I want to be, always learning new things until I leave this world. I want to be able to talk with my grand kids about the things they want. To keep up with technology my 2 year old grand daughter knows more about how things works than my kids did at her age. Imagine what she will know at 10, I want to be able to touch her and her world.
So my friends am I just crazy is Milly right that life is over at 76? I really don't want to live like that, I want to dance in the rain, get a rush from a thunderstorm, share a lightning storm with my grand kids, ride on the back of Wate's bike. Be it now or 100 years from now.

Until Later
Holly

Monday, August 29, 2011

Toy Society

It has been awhile since I did a drop so I did 3 at once in the same place. I had to take my truck in for a oil change and thought it would be a great place . It funny as I was taking a picture of the last one I was placing I went back to my seat and the first one I dropped was already gone. I forgot how much fun it was to drop them. I guess I better get cracking and make more. You all out there have a wonderful day.


Until Later
Holly

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

WOW

This is what we were hit with just a few minutes ago isn't it great!!!

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Until Later
Holly

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shavuot

Well Shavuot is here. This is one of my favorite holidays it's when God gave us His Torah (His Word) I wish I could give you all a copy of my all time favorite book but I can give a link to down load one for free. I have been using this program for years. E-sword is the best and if you are interested in learning more about the messianic faith you can get an E-sword Messianic version that someone did just for that it has a lot of info.
Until Later
Holly

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can we say .............

I had to redo this video caught Valondra feeding Ann this is now boob free. ;)
KOOKY!!!!!!!!!!




K found an envelope and just had to try it out. This was to cute not to share. Seeing her do these nutty things I wonder what will she be like when she grows up. She does so many things just to hear people laugh it's one of her favorite things to do.
Until Later
Holly

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

About time!!!!!

Well can you believe it Ann finally made it into the world. Poor Valondra she has been in labor on and off for 3 weeks. Ann couldn't make up her mind. I think we found out why her cord was wrapped funny and keep getting in the way. Now that she's here it's like life can get back to normal. K is going to be a good big sister the nurse came in to check Ann and K freaked out screaming and reaching for Ann. The looks K gave the nurse were death rays. No one can touch her who isn't family.


Until Later
Holly

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

6 Months and Counting

Well can you believe it. It's been 6 months without cable and I don't miss paying for something I can get for free. You gotta love the internet I don't think there isn't anything I can't watch. I get my Fox news I have 5 places I can watch. Wate and I are star trek fans and we are now watching Voyager. We also got to watch the super bowl on the net. Some the places we watch are from other countries which makes for some fun watching their commercials are a laugh to bad I don't understand them. I just need now how to get my laptop connected to my TV I think I need the box hopefully when we get our tax return I'll be able to get it. I know that will make watching alot easier. I really do love not having cable I never thought I'd say that but it's true. Wate is still getting use to quiet he feels that something has to be going on even if we're not watching it. I don't understand that I like it gives me time to think and reflect which is something I think everyone should do from time to time. I think it helps you grow as a person. Maybe more people in this country should unplug they just might learn something about themselves (maybe that's why they don't cause they are afraid of what they will learn).
Until Later
Holly

Monday, March 7, 2011

And the WINNER is............

The winner of the indoor Snowball Fight Kit is............
THE BLUE PENCIL
I'll be emailing you today Congrats
For those who didn't win don't worry you'll have another chance to win one I'm making another one for a summer giveaway. Thanks everyone for playing I had a lot of fun reading all the comments.
Until Later
Holly

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mary

My friend Mary passed away this morning how appropriate that it happen this weekend during New Moon it's new beginning for her. She taught me about the love a grandma has for her grand kids that it is beyond even what you have for your own kids and she was right. She was my friend and I loved her I will miss her but I know she'll be there waiting for me at the finish line when my journey here is over. This video is for her.


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Until Later
Holly

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kids and Snow

Last weekend we had our last snow in the high country. Valondra and I took K up to see the snow we had a great day K didn't know what to do with all this white stuff it's her first time seeing it. I so wished we lived someplace where it snowed so she could have it every day in the winter. She had fun cleaning the snow away the same way she does dirt or water hope she doesn't turn out to be a clean freak. There is still time to enter my giveaway here I'll close it tonight and pick a winner tomorrow. You all have a great weekend.







Until Later
Holly

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Monthly Make Feb 2011

Here are my makes for Feb I have been trying to keep busy I feel like there is so much more I could be doing and just don't. This month seemed to go by so fast, to fast, this whole year seems to be flying by before I know it my second grand baby will be here April is just around the corner. You all have a great start of the next month March here I came making away.






Until Later
Holly

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snowball Fight & A Giveaway CLOSED




I know for the most part my beloved winter is over so I thought I'd have one last snowball fight with all of you out there. Here is what I made an in door snowball fight kit. I comes with it's own bag 10 snowballs and 10 ninja-flakes. I have a basket full of the flakes and believe me they came in handy when you want to get someone attention, we even we gang up and just bombard the chosen victim. I made this up for those who like a good snowball fight but don't like the cold or in my case it's to hot to have snow. If you have won one of giveaways before please feel free to enter this one I'm not sure what the proper etiquette is in blogland but for me it doesn't matter.
OK here's the rules one comment on this post telling me your favorite winter activity or just say hi, you don't have to be a follower but it would be nice and I will need a way to get a hold of you in case you win. I will leave this giveaway open until the 4th of March then I will put everyone's name in a hat and K will draw the lucky winner. Good luck.
Until Later
Holly


Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow, Ice, Just Cold




I have been reading so many blogs bragging about all the snow and for me the wonderful weather. I so miss the snow and being snowed in for days that's when I'm the most creative. I was out front wishing it would snow here in the desert and looked down in my sadness. Then I saw a little joy I jumped with that joy, did a snoopy dance, ran and got the camera before my little icicle melted. This is our hose it's not connected and I didn't even know there was water in it. He is so tiny and may not look like much to the rest of you, to me he is wonderful. I love my little icicle. So here's to all those in blogland enjoy your WONDERFUL weather, go out and have fun or stay home and create something, that what I'm doing my sewing room is calling and I have some aprons and bags that need to be sewn up.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!!
Until Later
Holly

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Monthly Make ~2011~Jan.~

I joined a monthly make challenge over at thefeltfairy it's to help me make something each month and so far it's working. Check out her blog and join us in the challenge.
I guess you could say I've been busy. This is just some of the stuff I've done I haven't gotten pics of the other stuff. I did these Christmas ornament for a swap I think they came out cute I hope my partner likes them.

I just love these toys and to be honest it's my favorite thing to make.
OK can you guess I love snowflakes this is 24 of the 100's I'm planning on making. When I'm done I'll show you all what I'm doing with them all. Got to go my hook is calling me.
Until Later
Holly


Mail

Here is our mail box from our house, Yes it's nice and close but that doesn't mean anything when you can't get into it right now I have a package that is being held hostage. Here is a close up in one of those bigger ones is where my package is. They (the post office) give you a key to open it, the bad thing is I spent 30 min trying to open it and nothing it just won't turn. Last time this happen I cut my finger trying to open this dumb box and still didn't get it open. I really HATE these things.I remember when they first started putting these things into communities they said it was a good thing to help build a sense of community cause everyone will be getting their the same place. That's a laugh I have lived here for almost 3 years and still don't know my neighbors.
They build these stupid things cause they became lazy. I remember when the mailman would park his truck and walk house to house to deliver the mail. I knew who my mailman was I knew his name and that he liked chocolate chip cookie which I would try to make for him once in awhile. I so want to have a mail box at my house.
Oh well hopefully tomorrow my package will be released from being a hostage let's hope it doesn't have Stockholm syndrome the post office doesn't need any sympathy.

Until Later
Holly

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bar-B-Q High

We had ribs and potatoes salad last night K is not a big fan of beef so we were just giving her salad but she insisted on having ribs so we gave her some bones and you know what she cleaned them almost as good as Max did. These pics are to cute not to share I just love this girl.




Until Later
Holly

Thursday, January 6, 2011

And I'm Off

This year has started out better than most. I feel better more motivated than I have in years it's amazing what an air filter and melatonin will do for you. I'm even more determined to get over my fear of power tools. There are so many things I want to make from Ana-White and other bloggers that I've seen. Here is a look at some things I've done I put together 13 toys some will be drooped for the Toy Society don't you just wish you lived close to me so you could find one of these cuties, I'll be using some for a swap or two as well. I'm so excited about what this new year may bring, and all the things I'll be making.
BEFORE
AND
AFTER

Until Later
Holly