Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Hallock's

Beaver work at Black Creek Farm

Below: Clay and Gia, Clay with Shane who looks like a pirate.
Below: Calvin (sp?) , Skyler/Clayton and Caelen

Lower right: Dot, Skyler, and Chris

We had a crowded house at my mom and dad's place for Turkey Day. Clayton was tricked with grapes under cups and thought Joe was pulling them out of his ears.

Animal Visit at Brandt and Kim's

We went over to Brandt and Kim's barn to see the horses, dogs and cats. The one black and white horse was pretty nutty and tried to munch on Clayton's hat every time he walked by. The last picture is an extra I took when Clayton was chowing down on a huge apple. He almost ate the whole thing.

Zoo Visit in Syracuse

Clayton and I went to NYS for Thanksgiving. We visited the Burnett Park Zoo for the first time with my mom. It's pretty pathetic that I had never been there considering I grew up in the Syracuse area. Anyway, the animals were all out and I especially loved the cats! It was a chilly day, but the lack of leaves on the trees helped us see the animals better, I think. I wish the photos were better because the tiger and the lion were a foot away from us.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Big snow

We had a big snow on the weekend. Clayton wouldn't pose. Dippy parents that we are , we don't have sleds. I'm going to get some tomorrow, for sure.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gifts and crafts

I've been busy lately, working on crafts for my show and for relatives. I saw a great crafter at my last show who was doing recycled jeans bibs, so I took it my own direction. I got some jean material at the thrift store and used my thrift store buttons, too. The iron on transfers are already coming off with one washing, so I am pretty bummed and wonder if I should just remove them or cover them with something else. The plastic pocket at the bottom of most of them was my idea because Clayton's cousins, Olivia and Drake need the catch-all. (Esp., Olivia, who likes to get every morsel)
I have a big selection of hats in the works, maybe 3 more purses and 4 more puppets to make. I have ring bases to make fused glass rings, too.

Friday, November 6, 2009

70's weather today

He kinda posed for me! Clayton hasn't quite picked up how to push the pedals and ride, but he's getting there.

Monster Mania

These some new monsters to sell at the Pine Creek Bazaar. I am still perfecting the puppet design, so we'll see what I end up with. The cards are fun to make. I sew them directly to the card stock.