Friday, July 22, 2011

Cool Pic's

I just wanted to share some pic's that I think are frame worthy :)...

Here is Wicket :)... isn't she just the cutest!?!?!

And this is a beautiful orangey-red hummingbird that sticks around our house... he's so pretty!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Friends Giveaway!!

Would you like a chance to win some super cute mini cards? Then just go to this blog for a chance to win! She even lets you have 4 chances!! Be sure to check out her etsy shop too :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm Learning To Crochet

I have been teaching myself to crochet. I had been wanting to learn for quite some time and when I found this book and kit at Walmart, I just knew I had to get it! If you're wanting to learn too, I highly suggest getting this book and kit... it only costs $9.95!! The book has easy to follow directions... and if you do get stuck (like I did!!) you can easily find video's online :). The kit also comes with several hooks too!

I have been having so much fun learning how to crochet! And I've actually been making stuff too, and it doesn't look too bad either :). I've made a hat (I actually made two of them, but the first one looks like crap!!)... I've also been making dishcloths. You may be seeing some crochet items in my etsy shop soon :).

So, if you want to learn to crochet... DO IT!! It's fun! And you can just sit your butt on the couch to work... can't get much better than that!! :)

P.S. I found out I won a blog giveaway!! I won an awesome scarf!! I can't wait to get it :)
You should all go check out the blog!! And the person I won the scarf from has a really awesome etsy shop that you should check out too :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

One Pretty Awesome Weekend!!

First off, I need to give a shout out to my niece Libby who turned ONE on Friday!! Happy Birthday Libby!!

Isn't she cute?!?!

Ok, now to our "Pretty Awesome" weekend... On Friday morning we woke up and headed down to El Paso, TX for the Antiques Roadshow, and yes we did take the boys with us which after about an hour of standing in line at the Roadshow I was beginning to regret! Let's just say there was a lot of whining and complaining from them.... ANYWAYS!! On our way down to El Paso we stopped in Roswell to go to Goodwill... for those who don't know, we try to stop at Goodwill's anywhere!! But we stopped at the Roswell one for a reason... I was looking around the store and we were getting close to leaving, but then one of the workers in the back brought out another cart, so I raced to it to see what they had. I saw underneath a basket something that looked like it could be something of value, so I quickly snagged it and checked it out. This is what I found...

It looks much prettier in person, trust me!! I noticed it was signed on the bottom, so I knew it was a good one! And I just knew it had to go on the Roadshow to get an appraisal!! I will get to the appraisal part in a little bit :)...

So, after a LONG day of driving, we finally made it to El Paso and got our hotel room and went to bed! Saturday was the day of the Roadshow, so we woke up early and headed out! We ended up bringing several items to get appraised including some paintings, Oriental items, pottery, Native American items, and of course the vase! When we got to the Convention Center we showed our tickets and got in line... the first of many lines! Thankfully it was moving quickly and we only stood in line for maybe an hour or hour and a half.

I got the vase and a painting to be appraised... the painting is a Haitian painting and they couldn't even tell me anything about it (I think I got more information from online than I did from the appraiser!!) But he said it could be valued anywhere from $4 to $400,000... Thanks Dude!! That was very helpful!! (Sense the sarcasm)... Next I got in the glass line to get the vase appraised. I told the lady appraiser the story behind the vase (that we bought it at Goodwill the day before) and how much we paid for it ($1.99). Then the lady and the lady next to her started whispering to each other and what I heard them say was "It's still early in the day, there might be something better that comes along, do you really want to use yours already?"... I think they were wanting to put me on TV :)... then they asked me if I knew who made it, of course I did some research on my computer the night before so I did know who made it! I think they were wanting me to not know who made it to put me on TV, but I said I did know and they said "oh, well then lets get a price for you!" By the way, the vase is made by Orient & Flume which is a very up and coming company that makes vases and paper weights that cost a lot of money!! My vase was valued between $200 and $300... another awesome score!!! Especially since we only paid $2 for it!!

By the way, we did end up on the El Paso news show on Saturday night and we might be seen in the background during the show :). Jake and the boys went to the feedback booth (they left me standing in line to go do that), so they might get on TV :).

Now that I've bored you with our weekend :)... We did have One Pretty Awesome Weekend!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Adah Bear is ONE!!

Adah is my niece... the youngest daughter to my little sister :)... and she turns ONE today!!

Happy Birthday Adah Bear!! I love you!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I scored BIG TIME!!

Last Saturday we noticed our next door neighbors were having a yard sale, so of course we have to check it out! Jake went over there first, he came back with nothing but said that I needed to go over there because the neighbor lady has a HUGE pile of fabric... as soon as he said that my eyes bugged out and my jaw dropped!! I scrounged around for some quarters (because I almost never have cash on me!!) and turned up with $6.00... I walked over and saw the pile of fabric for myself... he was right, it was HUGE!! First thing I ask "how much is your fabric?", the nice neighbor lady grabs a good size stack and says "$3.00 for a pile this size" ("this size" was about 10" wide by 10" tall!!)... so I started digging and picking out what I could afford. I thought I did pretty good for a pretty big stash for only $5!! Well... we had someone coming over that afternoon to buy our stove that we don't need anymore, so I waited, and waited for this guy to show up... as I was waiting, I kept checking the neighbors fabric table to see if she had sold any more of it. FINALLY, the guy showed up with the cash for the stove and he hauled it off! As soon as he left, I gathered up the boys and headed back over to the yard sale. She still had a lot of the fabric left, so I told her "I have $20.00, how much of this can I get?" She said "you can have all of it!"... again, my eyes bugged out and my jaw dropped! I said "really?!?!"... handed her the $20 and gave each of the boys a pile and carried a large (heavy!!) pile myself! I still cannot believe I got that much fabric for $25.00!!!! The larger pieces of fabric I got probably has 5 or more yards each!! The smaller pieces are probably more like 1 to 3 yards each! So! What should I make??

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Sara. I live in a small town in New Mexico called Espanola... it lies right between Santa Fe and Taos. In my blog posts you will probably read about my adventures in sewing or my adventures out in the world!! I love to sew and be crafty and I love going exploring with my boyfriend. It's just fun times all around over here!

So there you have it! My first blog post :)... I hope you enjoy reading about the life of Sara and my "sew-ventures!"... get it? Sewing and Adventures? Haha!