Thursday, February 23, 2012

Puppy!!! and some Floral pieces!

Hi Everyone!!!

Meet Sousa!!!

GOSH I MISS YOU!!!!  It's been forever since I've been able to post.  The holidays were crazy as usual, but there were a few specific things that kept me from crafting/blogging.  I wrote a new curriculum for a whole new course concept at the university where I teach.  Now I am currently teaching that course!  I have done a lot of performing in the last few months as well.  AND even more EXCITING... we got a new puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He is absolutely fabulous and I could gush and gush and gush, but I won't.  or maybe I will......

He's a whippet/lab about 8 months old.  We adopted him on January 4th from Angels on Wheels Rescue.  He is INCREDIBLY smart, very well mannered, and runs like a deer.  Besides being shy with new people/situations he's really doing great. 

This picture is the most exciting one yet.  Last week I introduced him to the CRAFT ROOM!!!!!  Here he's happily chewing on his bone... my sewing machines are to the right in this picture.  This is HUGE because now I can craft with a buddy!  It took a few days and a few squirts of water in the face, but Sousa has finally stopped trying to steal my yarn.  He must think he's a cat....  In case you were wondering that is an Orlando Bloom pillow.  I love my pirates.  =)


I have to include some crafty stuff in this post!!!  These are some of the decorations I made for our Holiday Party in December.  I decorated in silver and purple.  I had a lot of fun and bought WAY too much stuff, but I was pretty happy with how things came out.  These pictures were all taken with my iPhone so I apologize for the quality.

This is a centerpiece over our fireplace.  I found the pitcher in the back of one of our cabinets.  It's silver and needs to be cleaned, but I liked the 'dirty' look of it so I didn't clean it!  Also, I finally learned how to make bows!  Gotta love a purple bow!  At the time I was making these JoAnns had completely run out of greens, so I bought a plain 15 foot garland and cut it up.  That's where the evergreen parts came from.... anyone need any evergreens for an arrangement?  I may have bought TWO 15 foot garlands... yeah... I have a lot of greenery... =)  I can't get enough of those fun purple curly cue.  I definitely put them in everything.

Hmmm how's that get in there?  I mean, seriously, he's so cute!!  This was him sleeping while I was practicing...  I was playing really loud and high and he didn't seem to care!!  (p.s. I'm a clarinetist if you didn't know that.)

This was a project I was especially excited about!!!  I bought these candlesticks at our local thrift store!  It cost me around $4 for all three together.  I promptly spray painted them SILVER! (Diet coke is needed for all crafting after midnight.)

I stuffed the 'hole' with floral goopy stuff (that's a technical term).  Then I filled it with greens, a feather, snowflake, etc (you can see it....)   Anyway, I think they're super cute!  

Okay that's all for now!!  Thanks for sticking around and not 'unfollowing' me for being gone so long.  You all are fabulous people!!  I have much more to share soon!  Take care!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sousa is a cutie! Cute crafts. Glad you are back. I get the 'busy' part. I've been busy, too.

Nancy Lee said...

Sousa, leader of YOUR band, is adorable. Congratulations! I think you did an amazing job on the decorations. Redoing thrifted stuff is about the best thing ever. Cheers, and welcome back!