Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sky - on the way to Auburn (Indiana)12-1-07

Not bad for a photo taken from inside the mini-van as we made our way to Auburn.

EDITED: Yes, I realize it's still Tuesday. But...give me some literary license on this one and let's just call it "Wordless Wednesday", okay? Okay.

Nothin' says lovin'

Homemade pizza
Originally uploaded by crafty dad
...like somethin' from the oven.

Yummy. Yummy. Homemade pizzas on Sunday. Thanks Honey! You make the best-est pizzas in the universe.

Happy Tuesday

Another day, another drastic change in the weather here in Northern Indiana. I was pushing the snow blower at 5:00 this morning. Hope I didn't wake you! I'm sure there was at least six or seven inches of the white stuff on the ground. Yes, yes, it's 'pretty', but pretty don't get it. You know? It's a mess to drive in and … well, it's the end of February and it's time for ugly, dirty, muddy landscapes sunshine and warmer temps. This flaky stuff has to go!

On a brighter note: I know that I heard two Robins singing this morning. I couldn't actually see them, but I know they were out there. They have that unique chirp. You know the one? Next time I'll take my camera with me and capture them digitally.

Hope you're having a good day.

Now..go make something!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chocolate banana bread

Chocolate banana bread
Originally uploaded by crafty dad
After seeing Jennifer's muffins, I had to check out the recipe and make some for myself. And...come to find out, my family doesn't really care for chocolate banana bread, so it WAS all for me. And I totally enjoyed it. You should make some of this stuff too!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sick of Being Sick!

This flu epidemic in nasty isn't it? It seems everyone has been bitten by the ol' bug. And it's a bite that keeps on biting.

The whole month of February has been nothing but a time of germ passing at our house. We've all had just about enough of it, thank you very much.

Craft time has been almost nil due to other things [trying to get well, trying to stay ahead of projects at work (ha! good one!)].

Best wishes for a fun, crafty and HEALTHY weekend.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Vacation Day!

Yes! A vacation day. A day sans work. I {heart} vacation days. Especially the kind where I get to spend the entire day with my boys! Woo Hoo....

The boys have a 4-day weekend (President's Day Recess) so I took today off to spend some quality time with them. We went to lunch (Chinese food at New York Buffet). In case you don't know, I'm all about quantity and (quality too ) when it comes to Chinese food. There were tons of choices but we stuck with the basics:

  • Chicken and broccoli
  • Egg drop soup
  • Terriyaki chicken (a/k/a 'chicken on a stick')
  • Black pepper chicken
  • Steamed rice
  • Mei fun
  • Lo mein
It was all very good and we all three ate for about $15.00. Not bad.

This afternoon we're going to do some house cleaning and homework. That will make mama happy. And when mama's happy, everyone is happy. :-)

Early this morning I started making a tote bag out of re-purposed fabric. I found a Vera Wang pillowcase at the Thrift Shop this week. We'll see how it turns out. If I get my house chores done in time, I'll make a trip to the Craft Corner and work on it. Stay tuned.

Hey: have a great weekend.

Now...go make something!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Craft Corner Update

As promised, here are some new pictures of the Craft Corner.
I'm not finished, but I've made MAJOR progress since the last photo I shared with you. Here's one of the sewing machines in his new 'home':

Shelves were installed on 2-2-08. I'm pretty much done with getting the pegboard permanently fastened, then the trim goes up. Then...we're 95% complete!

The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is next Saturday. So..the Little Guy and I have been busy making his car. You can see some of our supplies on the left-hand side of this photo. We're keeping our fingers crossed on this one. I enjoy working with fiber media; however, derby cars are not my forte'. But we're getting there.

I was going to drill holes in the Formica(R) counter-tops, but changed my mind and did a much easier thing: I drilled holes in the pegboard and then fished the electric cords up, in between, the 2x4's. It works great and really doesn't look bad at all.

Thanks to my dad and my wife, this long-awaited area is coming to life. It's great to have a space dedicated to my hobby time.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Nasty Weather

Winter, winter,
why such sting?

Where oh where,
oh where is Spring?

I'm pretty much tired of the crappy weather here. Looking forward to a 'stay-at-home' weekend.