Thursday, February 26, 2015

Anyone up for an EASTER SWAP?

Good morning  bloggy pies!
so, a few of you have asked me to host an Easter swap and if we're going to do it, I guess we should get it started now. 
Easter is only a little over a month away.
So lets do a miniature basket swap.  you can either make a little basket or buy one.. you could decorate a berry basket or a little box or what ever little creative thing you can think of.  I would say keep it small.  not much bigger then a quart size berry basket.  Then fill it with some fun little Eastery things, trinkets or  figures. maybe a little candy.. perhaps an Easter ornament.    You know my rules.. make is special.. make it extra cute.. make it so you don't want to part with it. Think bunnies, chickies, and lambs.   Everyone did a pretty good job for the valentine swap with the cuteness factor...  so lets do it again!
sign ups will go now through through the 3rd.  I'll announce partners a day or so after that.  Then the mail out day will be march 25th.
easter train 7
 Okeedokie?    we would all love to receive a sweet little basket of springy, eastery, cheerfulness  in the mail wouldn't we? So hop on board the Easter parade train!  (oh good grief that is so corny... )
sign ups start now!  You need to have an active blog or be known by me to join in.  Leave a message here, but please also email me at vivianneroni@yahoo  with SWAP for the subject.   
that's all for now folks!  happy Thursday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

yesterdays creation..

 This little piggy ...

 went.. "wee wee weeeeee"

 and "Oinkity Oink Oink"

 and Please "be kind"

..............all the way home................ 
Happy sunday blogpies!  
I'm off to see the broadway show of Chicago today.
and OInk oink
and toodlelou!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter whine!

oy vey....  I know I'm not the only one tired of this stuff..  I suppose I probably feel this way every year about this time...   Though this winter seems worse then last year.. more snow and definitely way colder.    Tony had to go up and knock the icicles down around the house and shovel snow off the roof.  Our front porch has needed to be torn off and rebuilt for a couple years, but I'm thinking this will probably have to be the year it finally gets done.  It isn't handling the winters well anymore.  
(neither am I ! lol!)
I know spring will come.  the count down is only 30 days.. but we all know in my corner of the world that it'll be April before she really arrives.  That's ok.. I can deal with that at least I know we're getting closer.  I'm not a big fan of the first few weeks of spring either if I'm honest.  I dread when all this snow melts and every thing is smelly and muddy.  but gotta get through that to get to the good stuff!    warm sunny days...  windows and doors open.... flowers... green leafy trees.....beach days.... bike riding..   
I keep saying that Ive lived through 53 winters, I should be used to them by now!!  lol!!  oh I suppose I am used to them.  I just don't like them as much.  I'm starting to understand why so many older people go south in the winter. 
OK.. that's my winter whine...   I promise tomorrow I'll be back with something much more upbeat.   for now I'm off to have a repeat of yesterdays breakfast...
this is yesterdays picture.. but it deserves a repeat today. It did make me happy yesterday, it was like tasting sunshine!  I hope today's tastes as good!   I'm trying to lose one million pounds ... so I'll be eating a lot of grapefruit!  LOL!
have a great day bloggy pies!  
Stay warm if your someplace cold 
and cool if you're someplace hot!  lol!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Be Happy!

So I have this magical little case!  I bought the case at a yard sale a bunch of years ago and covered and embellished it inside and out.   except that in these pics you cant see the bottom because of the fabrics.  Its cute though.  but not 3 dimensional like the inside top.

All these things are attached to the lid.  The bears and monkey are pinned or tied in so they can come out if I want them too.  But they dont need to come out.. omg.. I have hundreds of little freak'n bears around this house... these ones arent that cute and can stay in the box!

 Anyways, I keep miniature mohair and other little upolstery fabrics in it for making miniature bears and animals.  So when the box comes out, you know I'll be making something small!    

Of course I always have helpers for any of my crafting endeavors!  one on my lap...
and one in the case...    Arent they soooo stinking cute!

their birthdays are coming up both were born in March.  One is a week older then the other, but I have no clue which one!   (bad kitty mommy doesnt know their real birthdays!)  lol
They will be 6 this year.  Some of you might remember when I got them.  They were soooo stinking cute! 

anyways.. just had to throw that pic in! 
 So back to what I was telling you about..They are very helpful! 
lol... actually sometimes they are in the way... but I dont tell them that... well thats a lie, I do tell them that.. but then they look at me with those freak'n sweet little faces and Im like.. ok.. just dont lay on any needles.
 So we worked the day away on saturday  and ended up with a cute little Elephant!  Here is Frannie showing off the finished product!  lol 

 I think Ive decided to make several more little BE creations.. be happy, be kind, be thankful...well, we'll see.  at least thats in the back of my mind for now.   I might start out with a mouse or something with bunny ears with a sign that says "Be the Easter bunny!"  lol.. because it is time to start creating easter stuff!

I have a bunch of bear orders to work on, so I probably wont be making anything special for a couple weeks.  
The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back.  I did nothing on sunday and yesterday I had Violet and Torry for the day.. and they wore me out!  
for now... Im off to get ready for work.  Im not looking forward to going outside this morning!  Its been just brutally cold here.  and not really supposed to warm up much for a while.

but thats ok.. because I will take the advice of my little friend and chose to "be Happy"  lol!  at least for this moment! lol!     OK.. gotta go!  have a great day my friends!
Be Happy!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day everybody!  I hope everyone spends this day with people you love..  Im staying home with hubby, figgy, frannie and buffy..  saw all my pies last night.  would love to see them again today.. but they will have to come to me if they want to see me.. this grammie is staying in for the next two days.. monday morning.. if the roads are good, I shall venture out to pick up Violet pie for some grammie and violet time since I have presidents day off.
I just saw an article that predicts the cold weather to be the coldest in buffalo's history in 145 years!  with near blizzard conditions.  yup... Im staying home!   no need to venture out.  got plenty of  everything I need right here... OH!! but wait.. I'm out of glue!  maybe I better get dressed and go to walmart now!  I can not have life with out glue.  total  panic here.. so glad I realized that now..before the weather gets bad. 
OK.. and so.. please leave me comments if you didnt on the last post.. so I can find and add your blogs to my side bar since I deleted all of them on accident yesterday morning.    still disgusted about that. 
Oh.. and one more thing..  since its Valentines day and  I m posting the link to my other Violet's (my doll, not my grandpie)  valentine party from 2009.    wow.. Ive been blogging since 2007..  it'll be 8 years in june I think.  CRAZY!  anyways..  Heres violets valentine teaparty story...  Teaparty

Hope you are all feeling LOVED today!  I Love you all!