Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yarn Bombs

I've been enjoying looking at pictures of yarn bombs on the web lately. Are you familiar with it? You probably are, sometimes I can be a little late to the dance. Plus, since I don't knit or crochet I don't typically seek out anything relating to those crafts. I think I stumbled upon it the first time through Pinterest. Here's a few examples.
A Google image search will bring up hundreds of pictures of all kinds of things that have been yarn bombed.
Things like statues,

mailboxes,                                     telephone booths, 


light poles,                                  and even a city bus!
I just love the added texture and colors they give to otherwise boring objects. I think my favorites are the potholes. Who knew you could "vandalize" something so unpleasant to look at and turn it in to a work of art? Have you yarn bombed anything?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Warrior Dash

Have you heard about the Warrior Dash? They're popping up in cities everywhere. Two of my friends from work competed in a local one this past weekend. They're the two on the left in this picture. We'll call this the "Before" picture. I don't know Russ as well as I do Jessica. I've worked with her much longer. She can be a bit of a germophobe. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Let me put it this way, when I told my husband that she was competing in the Warrior Dash and showed him Chris' post about the one that her husband competed in here,  his reply was, "Jessica's doing THAT???" heheh

See how clean and fresh they look here? This was taken before the 2 miles of rough terrain running followed by a mile or so of extreme obstacles. Things like walls to climb, both wooden and cargo nets, steps, hurdles, barricades, firemen poles, fires to leap over, and the mud...

The soupy mud with barbed wire strung across just to make sure you fully immerse yourself. That's Russ in the picture in the belly down stretched out position, with Jessica's sister in the lime green shirt behind.
 And this picture shows why following Russ through the mud pit isn't the best position to be in. Apparently, Russ is a kicker, hence her mud speckled face and mud mustache!
 They told me they kept slipping and sliding in the slick mud when trying to exit the pit, so they finally gave up and just rode out on their tushies.
And here's proof that they all survived. We'll call this the "After" picture. Russ said on his Facebook page that he had so much fun the day was in his top 10 and he's already looking at when and where there's another one that he can go to. Jessica had a blast too and since she just recently started running, she was especially proud of her achievement.. And the best thing that happened as a result of their competing in the Warrior Dash? Jessica's 6 year old son decided that for Halloween, instead of a hot dog, (yes, that's right... he wanted to be a hot dog!), he's changed his mind and wants to be a WARRIOR! rarrrrrrrr!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas via Pinterest

I love seeing the kids in their costumes at Halloween. We live in a large subdivision and have a lot of trick-or-treaters every year. Here's some fun outdoor decorating ideas that your treaters would be sure to enjoy.

I'll leave you with a couple of fun Halloween puns :)

Happy decorating!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vintage Lace Hand Beaded Scarves

I made some lace scarves recently. I'm using vintage lace and hand beading fringe on them.

I beaded my fingers to the bones making them for friends and co-workers around the holidays last year. I thought I'd put some in our Etsy shop to see if there is any interest in them there. You can see more pictures here.

I hope your week is going well!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pinterest Finds and Latest Projects

I've been busy beading scarves and recently made a clutch. I'll get pictures posted soon. But in between working on projects I've been visiting Pinterest. I saw someone with a Places I've Lived board, so I stole the idea and made one of my own. We moved around a lot as a kid so I had a lot of locations to pin! It was fun finding pictures that depicted each location.

So I assume you've discovered Pinterest by now. Besides my Places I've Lived pinning, here's my favorite pins from this past week.

This ceiling garden over a baby's crib. How cute is that? I pinned it from the Saturday Showcase at Sumo's Sweet Stuff's link party here . The post originated from Davis Domestications. The tutorial for it is here, in case you want to see more about it.

These melted snowmen ornaments. They're just darling! Don't you agree? This was a repin that didn't link back to a site, but a Googled them and found the tutorial at a blog called Living Life in PA. I might have to make some of those this year.

And here's a recent pin that just makes me smile. :)

Have a great week everyone!