Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Family photos

So, we all have family stories that make us laugh.
Like the one where my great-great grandparents were married on a bridge that my great-great grandfather was building. Not that they planned it that way. He was working on the bridge the morning of the wedding, and time just got away from him. So she took the wedding to him, and they were married. That week the newspaper announced their wedding, and the completion of the bridge they were married on.

This pic is of his parents.

My mom found some other fantastic pictures of our family, so I will share a few more.

World War I, a soldier from my mom's side of the family. (not sure who he is, the name is smudged on the back)

My great-grandfather, WWII. This is the one who tried to smuggle a German Shepherd on board the Queen Mary (the troop ship), but they caught him before they left port. He is one of the two men smiling in one of the famous return photos.

This is a picture my great-grandfather sent to his mother. (third from left) His wife is in the photo to the right.

This is what the back of above picture says:
"Belgium- Nov. 1944

Looks kinda real, doesn't it? It's only a pose Mother.
The guy with [the] pipe in his mouth, and the little doll
smiling over his shoulder is me! Martha [his wife] keeps an eye on me.

L to R- Ficarella, Chanaca, Me & Martha, Mackey
Carpenter, and Metialf [sp uncertain] "

Isn't that so awesome? I am very excited!!

Great- Grandfather before the War

Not sure when or where this one was taken, obviously during the war at some point, but my mom and I thought his Bing Crosby hair style was pretty fun looking. 

Hope you enjoy this bit of history, thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spring is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And we had baby birdies!!!!

But they didn't make it, and I was pretty sad...

Aren't they so cute-ugly?!
Not sure what happened to them, but this is a few days before we found out they didn't make it.

Titus is enjoying playing outside more in his playpen!

My garden is doing well! See the tiny soon-to-be pickles!!!!

Peas in a row :)


So that is the beginning of our spring!!! I am very excited for everything to be growing and getting bigger over the next few weeks! Hope you are getting some nice weather too!!

Here are some projects I have been working on too!

Ted's Yellow Hat from Curious George
In my Etsy shop, with the Costumes and Dress-up

Girl's Creature Power Suit Disc Set!!! (very excited about this one!)

And a fun T-Shirt for tomorrow!

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Curious George Color Mat & Survival T-Shirt

Here is the latest item in my Etsy shop. 
It is a Classic Curious George Inspired Color Blending Mat.

(That is a mouthful isn't it?!)
It has the primary color components underneath, and an
unattached balloon that goes over the top to make the "blended" color.
The kids can self-check by seeing the balloon strings are the same color as 
the balloons on top. 

It is a great lap game for small children ages 2-3, who need to keep busy for a bit!
And this:

is a T-shirt I made with sharpies for a boys birthday yesterday!
Hes LOVES the Survivorman series! 
So I made him this shirt to go along with some camping gear.

Here's the back! I think it turned out pretty good, considering the setup!

I made the design in Microsoft word, and printed it out.

Then, because it was dark outside and there was no light coming through the windows,
I wrapped my computer screen in saran wrap, and taped the page with the design on it
to the saaran wrap, so it wouldn't bleed through onto my screen, or onto the other side of the shirt.

And then I just traced it with a sharpie! 
Pretty easy right?!

Now I gotta make one for one of my sibs! :)