Wednesday, December 17

Ah, Ribbon Fun!

Love ribbons. They can come in many different textures, colors, sizes, with or without them all!!

I took a class on how to make hairbows, and created these little goodies:

...and I tried one on to see what it would look like. I decided I may be a little too old for them.

After the class, I created many other things...

A lady bug one with added tails.

And decorative Christmas bows...on gifts that I have warned Nick are never to be opened...they are decorative ONLY!...notice our initials =D

And my favorite thing of all!!!!....a Christmas tutu for my neice. I had so so much fun making this and it was super easy. I am already planning on making 3 others as christmas gifts.
My Heidi Swapp mini ribbon iron came in handy tonight! That thing is so dang cute.
And super Kudos to the ladies at Ribbons and Lace in Chandler. They rule. Deb and I had so much fun making our bows last night. I really am looking forward to taking another bow class there. I ended up being that super annoying obsessed customer who stays after closing time....ugh...But I think it was so worth it!!!

Tuesday, December 9

The Ash and Turts

It just occurred to me that I haven't posted any pictures of Ash or the Turts...

This is our hyperactive big guy...

And the Turts....Gloria Gainor and Speedy..

They like to stack under their basking lamp =)

Monday, December 8

Cuts, Cats, and Indecisiveness

Ok, I kind of forgot to post my cut pictures, so, here it is...

And yesterday Nick and I went to Fry's here in Maricopa to scope out their tree selection since we haven't yet purchased one. On our way through the parking lot, we spotted a cat running through. As she pounced from place to place avoiding tires that weren't too cautious, Nick and I quickly moved into rescue mode. We noticed a collar, so we knew she wasn't just an alley cat...she was someone's kitten. She ran away from me, but Nick was able to get her to come to him from the drain she lept into. Once he had her in his arms, there was not a tag on her collar!! (That did make us a little angry. - The first thing we got Ash was a collar with his name and our numbers on it.) She had also been COMPLETLY declawed!!! That really made Nick upset because the back declawing is supposed to be a very bad operation for cats. We soon discovered that this is the sweetest cat ever. She purred and rubbed up on us and was just SO personable!!! I warned Nick that we had to put up a found poster and an ad on craigslist, so not to get too attached just in case. Because she is so nice, I cannot imagine that she doesn't have a family who wants her back and I would be crushed in a reverse situation.....but within the last 24 hours we just really ....became attached. Nick didn't like that I was calling her meow meow to avoid "naming" her so he said if by chance her owners didn't claim her, then he'd want to call her she is named. We discovered she loves people (and is adjusting to Ash) and she loves her tummy to be rubbed...Ash likes her, but keeps wanting to play rough with her so when he starts jumpin she gets startled....So we believe that they'll get along....That's our problem...we've made future plans for her...I'm putting the ad up tonight, but secertly hoping she becomes a member of our family. (...i bought stocking stuff for her...)

Here is her picture...

And as far as the Indecisiveness goes.....Christmas tree....Since we don't have any ornaments or lights we have to construct it from scratch....not sure what theme I want or if I really do want a real one....hmmmm.

Tuesday, December 2

To Be Continued...

15 minutes later...