Sunday, August 9, 2009

Another Smish Smash

Grab a cup of coffee, and settle in, this is a long one! First of all, has anyone been to Face in This is a great site for simply wasting a whole bunch of your time. Check out what I did with it:Of course I searched for the Twilight themes. hehe. This one is my favorite. I didn't use it because I couldn't get my face the right color to match the photo, have to use a sepia tone photo to upload. Seriously, I searched, where did they get that picture? Now please make note, I, in no way wish to be Kristin Stewart. I am not in love with Robert Pattinson. Seriously, has anyone seen how grungy he is when he's not Edward?? I would however, love to be Bella, in love with and being loved by Edward. Ahhh, I can just picture it. hehe. My face photo may not have been the ideal shot of me to put in the face hole, but I was just messing around and I thought I would share it with you. Can you believe only 102 more days til New Moon comes out?? EEEEEEE! I'm so excited. I'm going to have to re-read the book before I go. And of course, I can't read New Moon without re-reading Twilight first! I lent them both to my sister so I'll have to wait til she's done with them.

Alright, moving on! I haven't posted anything crafty for quite some time, I have been doing a lot of scrapping, so I thought I would share a little tote bag pattern that I found last year (I think) and I made one and think it's the cutest thing. It was a challenge for All People, and they have a few other free patterns on the site as well, it's also a great resource for anyone that is new to sewing or quilting. So here is the one I made: The one handle is longer, as it slips through the other one to carry. Cute, right? I know! (Can you hear Monica from Friends saying "I know!"? Or is it just me?Ok. Now, to get your freak on, the bag is totally reversible. That's right. So here is my inside, on the outside. hehe. Now I put pockets on mine, so while it is reversible, I'd look like a dork carrying it this way, plus I'd lose stuff. This is just for show and tell.The pockets are a good size, but I honestly think I'd leave them off next time, as I don't use them as much as I thought I would. Now a little pouch with a zipper would be a different story. But I don't know how to do that, so I would have no pockets. SAY NO TO POCKETS!!
So if you would like the pattern just go HERE. It's a free down loadable pdf file from the All People Quilt page.
Alright, moving on! At the beginning of the month we went camping, we pulled our trailer to a friends acreage, as it was close to where we needed to go (we were actually going to my Uncle's 50th birthday surprise party as well as their 30th Anniversary party!). Plus, it was free, and they took us horseback riding, quadding and berry picking. We had fun by the bucket full! Here is Chase after our Saskatoon berry picking excursion (little hint here, he won first prize for purple-est face!) He wasn't too happy that I was taking his picture lol. He had a blast picking berries, although his bucket contribution was a little on the low side, can you guess where his berries went??
His fingers stayed blue til the next day's bath!
And here is what we brought back, two of which I took home! Not a bad haul for three hours work! So I quickly looked up a recipe and made this: And topped it with vanilla ice cream:Want the recipe for this Saskatoon Rhubarb crisp?? It's very yummy :) Plus, it uses up 6 cups of Saskatoon's (of which I have plenty) and 2 cups of rhubarb (of which I have plenty as I insanely planted four plants last year!) Satisfies my sweet tooth too. You don't really taste the rhubarb.
Ok, moving on. I don't know if you remember the post I made about the giveaway at P.S. I quilt?? While I was away, I won!! I have a $50 gift certificate to use at The Fat Quarter shop! This is what I decided to get so I can make a cozy quilt for the camper (the colors are a great match to the interior)
But I also wanted this, which I just love!! I love the birdies and the colors, so pretty!Which I would then use to make this, which is a new pattern for me, as up to now I'm all about squares and rectangles. I would love to try something a little bit different (although it still has a lot of squares! What's the term, comfort zone? hehe.)Well that's about it. That's what happens when I don't post for two weeks! I still have more to show you too! I will sign off with a little question for anyone that has upgraded their internet explorer to version 8? I originally upgraded, but had problems posting in blogger, so I tried to uninstall the update, but then explorer kept freezing up and crashing on me (which is very annoying when I do so much downloading!) SO I re-upgraded, but am still having the same issue in blogger, which is that it won't let me drag the pictures down past what I can see in the "compose" box. I have to click and drop, scroll, click and drop, scroll etc all the way down to the bottom of the post. I'll have to upload my photos first next time! What a painfully slow process this post was! It also doesn't let me edit my text, as in, it doesn't insert new text, just types over what is already there, so if I go back to the middle of the paragraph and decide to change my wording or add something, it types over the text and I have to re-type the whole paragraph?? Anyone else having these issues and how do I fix it?? Till next time! (and who knows when that may be?? lol)


Des said...

rose, rose, rose.......i was just thinking i should read New Moon again. but i've got a tall list of books on my stand............

you're a winner. lucky you!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

first of all, switch to mozilla firefox. i had the same problem when explorer went haywire. now i don't use it. and congrats congrats on winning am so excited for you.

ps. my blog is back on line but i need to post something new. i thought about deleting my blog but i think i will stick with it for a while longer. :-)


Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!