Saturday, January 16, 2010

My aunt, Suzanne (Sue) Taylor Kennedy died January 15, 2010. She was a sweet and funny lady who was thankful and graceful until the end of her life. She could cook food for an army of family and friends, and she would at a moment's notice. She could sew and loved dolls and angels. I will miss her every day, and I will love her always. She was funny without even trying, and I will always remember her smiling.
Suzanne Taylor Kennedy (March 1, 1944-January 15, 2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I've been working on a Food Calendar Blog for a friend of mine. She writes up (just for herself) a food calendar each month and posts it on her fridge. It's usually chock-full of yummy dishes, and I've used it frequently (not necessarily on the same day as she did though). Here's the first attempt at making a blog for her to post each month's calendar and recipes. Browse for information or just for fun! It's searchable, too!
Click here:
Fayla's Fabulous Foods

Monday, January 11, 2010

Felt food is fun! It's fun to make and fun to play with, too! After seeing an article in the Amarillo Globe News, my mom called to tell me about a stay-at-home mom who makes felt food for her daughter to play with instead of plastic food. I had recently got a grocery sack full of felt in various colors free from my uncle. When he bought a house it came with a load of old crafty stuff. Most of it was donated to the local thrift store, but for some reason, I kept the felt.

So far I've made a sandwich with 2 cheeses, lettuce, a tomato slice, pickle chips, and 2 slices of bread. I also made a sack of potato chips to go with it. I am currently working on some vegetables (celery, carrots, tomato) and fruits (strawberries, apples, grapes). Who knows when the felt crafting stage will pass, but for now it's fun and the kids like the end results!

I stumbled on the sandwich/potato chips template from the blog Keeper of the Cheerios. The pattern can be found here at Snazzle Craft.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I have decided shopping for new jeans is the equivalent of my own personal hell! I need a personal seamstress to make them fit me correctly! Apparently I have long legs, a short torso, no butt, and some of my "baby belly" extra skin from my second pregnancy leftover just for fun. Jeans shopping = sucky!

p.s. I did find one pair I liked, but if I wear them every day they'll soon fall apart like my old favorites! ;o)