Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Down to the Wire As Usual

It's almost too late for this week's Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday Challenge Post, and I would have been most upset not to have made it by deadline time.

It's been a very busy week for me. My crafting friend Cec from came down from Canada to spend a week crafting with me. One of our main accomplishments was to sit down with my Cameo, and figure out blade depth, speed and thickness setting for various papers. Cec is going to put that in a spreadsheet for us to share, and I'm going to tell you how you can actually input them in your Silhouette software, so that you don't have to hunt a chart. So you can't see that yet.

One of the other things I did was to work on mittens. I found a pattern for assorted sizes for free at Fleece Fun. The sizes are great, but you need to cut the outer pair of mittens at least 3/8" larger than the lining pair. I made this pair for Miss Emily, Cec's granddaughter. I'm making a pair of monkey ones for her grandson, Jackson. They're not waterproof, but they're very warm, since they're lined with fleece.

Now onto something that will have you howling. In January, my granddaughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. My last post described my younger DD's idea of style. This is the aunt of my granddaughter and the mother of MonkeyMoo.  MM's imagination is way up there, and he loves to dress up. I also need to tell you that he has a stuffed monkey, that a friend of mine gave him when he was 1. The monkey's name is John, and he is according to MM, his "brudder".  You're sitting here by this time and asking yourself what's the point of this discussion.

Well, on Monday, younger DD arranged a photo shoot to get pictures of MM with his cousins. In the process(getting some seriously good and attractive photos) she decided that they would have a little fun, and let MM dress up. So here are the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1(Thing 1's blue hair is I think some blue foam on some elastic) and Thing 2. Now admit it, you laughed didn't you?


  1. This is too funny. I love MM's Cat in the Hat costume. A photo to cherish forever. I can just feel those soft warm fleece on my hands. I love the feel of fleece. Sounds like you are keeping out of trouble and your battery has not wound down yet. LOL Love Ya

  2. O.M.Gosh! You TOTALLY saved the last picture for last. This is LOL, so stinking adorable! I could not wait to get a closer look. I just love it.
    And the mittens. They are fabulous and sweet and cute too, but they can't hold a candle to that photo!!
    Thanks for sharing in the SMT fun this week, Shirley. I wouldn't have missed that for the world!!

  3. Oh Shirley, that photo is priceless! Happily admit I did indeed laugh.

    Love the mittens and can never go wrong with fleece in my book.

  4. Shirley ,oh those mittens look so cos'y and warm i love them .I couldn't help but laugh great story and fantastic photo .

  5. How cute is this?! Love the photo! The mittens are great, too, but the children are the scene stealers!