Thursday, December 30, 2010

Circles Scarf

Inspired by Attic24, I made a lovely circles scarf!!!
I gave it to my grandma for Christmas- hope she liked it! 

I crocheted this scarf out of Knitpicks' Wool of the Andes and Debbie Stoller's Full O' Sheep... it's 100 percent wool! I tried it on, and it's not really itchy.
I think I made 25 circles and joined them together using the join as you go method. (also from Attic 24) Or maybe twenty... I'm not exactly sure.

Here's the scarf all rolled up. It looks kind of like a tulip...

Here's the link to a post on Attic24 about a similar scarf that's much, much prettier than mine! 

(posted by Chloe)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Poor Tired Dog...

... too much studying for a Science test?

(posted by Chloe)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bittersweet and Bottles!

The weather this Sunday was pretty warm (40s), so we all decided to go hiking in some woods behind a trail near our house. On the way, I suggested that we sit down to eat a snack and rest. While we were looking around for a good spot,  I saw a little hollow under some fir trees. By the time we all got under, my Dad noticed a junk pile right next to it. There we found an old camera (it was only plastic, but it was still cool), an old waffle maker, and lots of other old things. W
e also saw a Great Horned Owl, a deer scrape, some bittersweet and a bunch of neat old “Genuine Phillips Milk of Magnesia” bottles!

(Posted by Mia)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Countdown!

I can't believe there are only three days until Christmas Eve!! Moby sure is in the Christmas spirit!
(Posted by Mia)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Desk Set

Desk Set was a movie made in the 1950's- it was about 4 women who worked in an office and were worried when someone tried to put a computer in their department (research). For a better summary, click here.

This was the Freshman Play at school. I played the parts of a party guest and a reporter.
Everyone worked really hard and did a good job. It was really fun!
I also brought a lot of props because we have lots of vintage stuff around the house. (Like old cameras)

(we have this camera)
There's a little button that you press on top that releases the flashbulb.
During dress rehearsal the boy who was the photographer (not pictured) accidentally pressed that button. Oops. I kind of hoped that it would fall out during the play so I could glare at him... but it didn't. Oh well.
I also brought some books (as seen in previous posts) and other things (like a velvet men's robe) 

Here are some pictures: (I have no pictures of the actual production - wasn't allowed to take any)

From left to right (parts in play) : Miss Warriner,  The Reporter, Mr. Abe Cutler, Man in Shirt Sleeves, and The Lady in the Blue Suit. (The girl in the Dr. Pepper shirt in between is the Lady in the Blue Suit's friend)

(posted by Chloe)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sorry, So Sleepy!

(Picture/Post by Mia)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The February Lady Sweater, part II

Remember this sweater?

Well... I unraveled it. :(
It didn't fit very well and I did not like the sleeves. It also seemed to be too small, even though the measurements for the pattern were too large? I'm not sure how that happened!
I think I will make this vest instead:

So we'll see how that goes!!!

(posted by Chloe)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cookin' in the Kitchen!

Everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Fun Times" fabric at Harpers

 Isn't this fabric is so cute? It looks so very vintage!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Big Old Funnyface"

"Several hundred years ago the bulldog was one of the toughest of all breeds. His biggest jobs were fighting other dogs and grabbing mad bulls by the nose until they fell. But Today he is a rather kindly clown who shuffles along like an old sailor and makes you laugh whenever you look at his broad, wrinkled face. That push-back nose allowed his ancestors to breathe while they hung onto enemies with a vise-like grip!"

-The Best in Children's Books, 1957-

(Posted by Mia, Book from: Savers! Yeah!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pattern Finds

Look what I found at the thrift store!!
It's from 1976...

And look what my great-aunt gave me! 
And this one is from 1943!

(posted by Chloe)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Squirrel Mittens

Look at these mittens I made! Won't they be cozy in the snow?
I like the two colors together - royal blue and white!
The pattern said to sew the white ribbed part underneath the blue and white striped part, but I left it long so I can tuck them under my coat sleeves!

(Posted by Chloe)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Persimmon Tree

(Posted By Mia, Picture by Mia)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Advance 9074

I just won this on Ebay, so it (obviously) hasn't come yet...
But when it does, I really want to make it. I love the little gingham jacket with the red binding! The problem with me is that I always want to make things with the fabrics shown on the envelopes...and it's kind of hard to find the right kind of fabric. In fact, it's hard to find nice fabric for clothes pretty much anywhere!

But, when I make this, I want to make it in (guess what!) brown gingham... :)
I also like the dark brown/black jacket in the back. It would be pretty in velveteen...

Any suggestions for fabric stores? 

(posted by Chloe)

oops, I guess the picture doesn't work anymore...I'll put a new one up soon! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Cherry On Top" :)

A frozen yogurt place called "Cherry On Top" is coming soon! It is only about five minutes from our house and looks like it has lots of flavors! I can't wait until it opens!

Here are a few of the flavors:

Oatmeal Cookie

Orange Cream

Vanilla Bean


Cookies and Cream

Cake Batter

Eggnog ( I love eggnog, so I think I will like this one! )

There are so many more on the website!

( Posted By Mia )

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Knitted Goldfish

No, not the cracker, a real goldfish!
See? Isn't he cute?
He was fun to make. I don't have a name for him yet, though. Any suggestions?
His little mouth reminds me of the opening for a balloon!
And, guess what!?! I still have lots of yarn left for more fish!
I think I might make at least 2 more of these for Christmas presents!
But, shhh, don't tell anyone... :)

Here's the side view, of his tail:

I'll be posting more later!!!!!!!

(Posted by Chloe, pictures by me also: they came out rather well) 

P.S. The duck in the background's named Louie, the Owl Tibby (I kind of made that name up :P, and the Dog is named Rover or sometimes Doggie: I've had him since I was little! Oh and he has a red collar and a blue least that I finger knit for him when I was just learning to knit at the age of Six)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sleepy Dog

(posted by Chloe)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weston Apple Fest, Antique shopping, and Lawrence, Oh My!

On Saturday, we went to the Weston Apple Fest. There's always the hay - bailer, and the pot of apple butter. We have come to realize that the apple fest is fun, but was more enjoyable when we were younger.  While we were in Weston, we went to a local antique store to look around. I took some pictures of some of the neat things they had. After the Apple Fest, we drove to Lawrence and ate at"The Mad Greek." Chloe, my Mom, and I went to the "Yarn Barn," while Liam and my dad walked around. In The Yarn Barn, we saw how to spin yarn out of wool. It actually is really interesting! Later that evening, we went to some property in Desoto to roast marshmallows and play around in the fire. Saturday was quite an adventure! Here are some pictures: 

(Post and some pictures by Mia)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Playing Chess in October

Liam just recently taught me how to play chess. It's a fun game!

(Post and Pictures by Mia)

M and M's

Why are these candies called M and M's?

(posted by Chloe, pictures by Mia)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Plaid Skirt

This summer,  I went to some garage sales with my grandma. We looked through the ads in the newspaper, scanning each description. I saw one that said "Vintage Clothes For Sale." We decided to go look, even though it was kind of far away. Although we got there later in the morning, there was still quite a bit left. I found this plaid skirt. (The picture over the chair is what it looked like; sorry it's not very good.) 

I liked the pattern, and it wasn't very expensive, so we got it. It sat on the sewing table for a month or two, until about a week or 2 ago. Then I cut off about a foot (give or take a little), cut off the original waistband, and added an elastic band for the waist. It was really easy! And I learned how to use the blind hem attachment on the sewing machine!
Now, instead of being a floor-length skirt, it's a knee-length skirt. 
Also, at the same sale, Mia got a vintage fur hat.
And at another sale, I purchased a "snack set" from the 50's ($5, but I asked for $2.50 and she said yes) and a old Richard Scarry book (free)!

(Posted by Chloe)
(Photos by Mia)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Favorite Blog :)

My very favorite blog has to be: PLEASANT VIEW SCHOOLHOUSE
I love every single post there is! A while ago the blogger stopped to take a break. Just recently she started up again! (hooray!)

(Posted by Mia)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hickory Dickory Dock...

...the mouse ran up the clock...

(posted by Chloe)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pickles with Liam

Dill Pickles


1 T dill

1 T salt

1 tsp mustard seed

3 medium sized cucumbers (or 10 small sized)

1 C vinegar

2 C water

1 clove garlic, peel and cut in half

6 whole black pepper corns

2 large empty jars

Wash the cucumbers and cut into slices or spears. Put cucumbers in a large bowl and sprinkle the salt and dill over them. Use your hands to mix them so they are all evenly coated. Let sit for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, put the cucumbers into two jars. Add 3 peppercorns and 1/2 tsp mustard seed to each jar. Using a garlic press, squeeze half a garlic clove into each jar.

Stir the water and vinegar together in a large measuring cup. Pour half into each jar. Screw lids on tightly and shake each jar to mix. Put pickles into the refrigerator and wait until the next day to eat them. They will last about 2 weeks in the fridge. YUM!

(Posted by Mia)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Would You Like Some Tea, Mr. Moe?

"No, thank you. I think I shall take a nap."

(posted by Chloe)