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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Elephants and other cutie pies........

Do you like Elephants?  Do you like Amigurumi? (I know, Bev, you don't. Heh, heh!).  Well, I think there is at least one convert out there, Ms. Tavish herself.

I have posted this on Ravelry, but think it is worth posting here.  I do so love these Tooterphants!  Talk about CUTE!

These are from LucyRavenscar - Crochet Creatures.  She had all sorts of little creatures and all sorts of patterns on her Etsy shop.

If you truly love little creatures to make that are unusual, and that children would love, you should definitely try something that she designs. Awesome!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Too cute! - The Baby Porcupine

Want to make a REALLY CUTE potholder?  Try this Tutorial.  It is for this potholder below!

Now this little fellow  directly below is beyond cute! 


The bottom photos are of the Cat House….my once feral cat that can't come into the house due to the dogs who are not friendly, and the hubby who is not terribly cat friendly himself. ;o)

It is finished…one room, two windows in the room and a little observation room with a deck,  two little windows, and a cat door so he can get out and sit on the roof…or even on top of the observation house.  So cute - and he seems to like being in there quite a lot. Has toys, food, blankets, rugs, cat scratching post, and ramps going up and down, plus a little "attic" with a fuzzy blanket where he sleeps and can look out the big front window. The insulated steel door has a little cat door on the bottom.  When he finally gets use to it he will come and go as he pleases…well he does now, but he goes OUT but doesn't come back IN so I have taped it open for the time being.

Talk about spoiled!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A social  worker from a big City (Houston) recently transferred to Tatum, Tx...  a small community. This  was on the first tour of her new territory when she came  upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her  life..

Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door.  'Anybody home?' she asked.
'Yep,' came a kid's voice  through the door.
'Is your father there?' asked the social worker..
'Pa?  Nope, he left before Ma came in,' said the kid.
'Well, is your  mother there?' persisted the social worker.
'Ma? Nope, she left  just before I got here,' said the kid.

'But,' protested the  social worker, 'are you never together as a family?'

'Sure,  but not here,' said the kid through the door....... 'This is  the Outhouse!' 

I'm in the middle holding the doors. Betty McClure to the right and Jean to the left. This is an old two holer outhouse that was once part of a complex built in the early '30's for the community. The privy is all that is left.  I can't remember the name of the group off hand, but at the time they were a celebrated bunch of educated ladies who were sponsored by a gentleman back east who wanted to make sure women were educated. American something-er-orther.
FOUND IT!  This is the American Woman's League Chapter House (the outhouse is off to the left and you can't see it).  Interesting group - look them up and see if they were in your area, too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

Well, perhaps no Bears, but other large animals for sure!  Here is the "near" completed baby blanket. I am on the final rows for the border, in a darker Purple. Ran out of the Dusty Purple, and don't want to purchase more yarn. I have WAY too much already.