Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Mustang Callie" and Lindsey

Lindsey's friend, Callie, and her mom brought over a 1966 Mustang they have for us to take pictures with. We had a good time posing around and in this fabulous car!

This picture is Lindsey's favorite.

Here is Lindsey's "jock" picture with her Mustang jacket on.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Past 2 Weeks

For the past two weeks I have been diligently working on the above child's senior overalls. Each year the new class of senior girls don their overalls on Fridays for pep rallies and football games. I finished sewing the last rhinestone last night and they were ready to be worn today. Now, I have never appliqued before so this was a first for me. The inside seams had to be taken out for me to work on the material. I started on the back and I used the same color thread as the fabric so it would blend in! By the time I got to the front and bottom of the overalls, I was almost a pro! But, I am so ready to get back to painting!

The leg on your right says "FFA" in cow print. The S T U stands for Tarleton State University where Lindsey plans to attend. I used the cricut to make most of the letters.

The back is my favorite. The 10 above 2010 is a Jake and Connally's football number.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This sign is for my mother-in-law as requested! Hope you like it!

Story behind the barstools: Since I did those barstools for Carol awhile back, I have been wanting a set for my bar. Well, I have been looking at Canton, craigslist, etc. I happened to mention it to Glynna Brown and she told me she had a couple hanging in her barn if I wanted them! I was so excited! She told me these chairs had been in her parents' house, so they have sentimental value to them. Glynna, these stools will be treasured in my house! Below is the finished product!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I can't believe it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post, but we've been pretty busy around here lately! Todd finally pinned Lindsey down on a college, and we went to tour Tarleton State in Stephenville. This sign was in the welcome center when we walked in! Lindsey was embarrassed that I took the picture, but I told her one day she would appreciate it. I couldn't get her to stand beside the sign so this was the best I could do!

On our way from Stephenville, we research the internet for the best deal on cars and the "Cash for Clunkers" incentive. Well, if you know Lindsey and what she drives, it definitely qualifies as a clunker! (Todd's philosophy was that we had better get some of the money back that we will eventually be paying back in the infamous stimulus plan! ) So, Dad, the salesman (he did better than the Nissan guy!) convinced Lindsey into the Nissan Versa hatchback! He told her it look SUVish. She stood back, took a couple of pics to send to friends, and said that it looked cute. SOLD!

Ozzie, the salesman, took the time to show Lindsey what was under the hood (like she really cared!) Little did he know, Lindsey has been having to check the oil almost weekly in her old truck! All Lindsey cared about was that the car had a working CD player!

Yes, this is my oldest child! I don't know what came over her, but she showed up in my room in which the majority of second grade teachers were present to show me this "get up"! She and Lindsey were on their way to Alex's house to cheer her up because she had been sick. AAAWWWW! How Sweet!

Do you know when you get something in your head and you can't get it out until you get it or do it? Well, I had it in my head that I wanted a Juicer. They were on sale at Kohl's and I had an extra 30% coupon burning a hole in my purse. Well, I bought the thing and a plethora of fruits and vegetables! I juiced all afternoon Sunday and made the biggest mess! I bought this book called Eat This, Not That! and decided Todd and I were going to eat more healthy. With the juicer, we would drink our fruits and vegetables. I made up baggies of juice to freeze that would last awhile. That thing is a PAIN to clean! Jake, Derek, and Lindsey are trying the watermelon and carrot juice. I know you think that sounds gross, but the watermelon sweetens the carrot juice enough that it is actually tolerable!! We will see how long my juicing lasts!

The latest tiles I painted for Courtney in 2 days!!!

Just finished and delivered this teacher sign.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer Wind Down

Agnes needed more than a bikini top for a prop this month! Todd was happy that I asked Sam to be with me on this month's postcard!

Yesterday, the girls and I went to see Ice Age in 3D, and we were the only ones in the theater! I think 3D movies are my favorite now! They have some really good ones coming out soon.

I was asked to paint some rocking chairs for a shop in Huntsville. I hope they sell quickly!

I have done a TON of these names signs this summer! Thanks to everyone who ordered one! I went to Canton last weekend, so I have plenty of boards if you would like to order one! I have already been working on Christmas orders.

This poor chair has about 20 coats of paint on it! (I am not joking, either!) I sanded and sanded, and finally just gave up and put the primer on it. Below is the finished product. There are still lots of imperfections in it because of the many of coats of paint, but now it is ready for school.