Thursday, July 28, 2011

Call Me Crazy

I can't believe I am doing it but I have joined Kat and Susi in Project Project Runway. I have never even watched the show and my fashion sense is basically t-shirts and shorts... I guess I can be the casual designer.

I would like to introduce you to my model for the season.

This year's models.

This is Emelie, and she was discovered in the the aisles of Target in Richfield. She is a simple but flexible girl. She will be joining the House of Nodrok for their first foray into fashion clothes. Prior to this they have specialized in Halloween costumes and pajama bottoms for boys. Both Emelie and the House of Nodrok are excited for the chance to work together. It should be an exciting season.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Iron Craft #30 HOT! HOT! HOT!

I know it is July and it is suppose to be hot but we have had hotter weather than normal. It is funny-here in the Frozen Tundra we have had a 128 degree temperature swing between -25 in January to 103 this summer. We get it all.

This week for Iron Craft we were challenged to make something with the theme of hot. I thought right away about pot holders. Not sure why, maybe because mine are in really bad shape. I have never made these before but they were super easy. I did a little online research and decided to just go for it.

It's hot- pot holders

It's hot- pot holder

I tried 2 different ways of quilting and definitely learned a few things. I am thinking these might be on my project list to make for Christmas gifts.

Thing 1 was busy working on another project this week. The results will be shown soon and Thing 2 did what everyone wants to do in hot weather- he headed to the cabin and is playing all week in the lake. If he ever returns he will be back in action :)

Check back tomorrow to find out why I have gone crazy and to meet my model, Emelie for Project Project Runway.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Iron Craft #29- Buttons

Who ever thought that crafting in the summer would be SO hard. Wow. Since the end of June we have either been out of town or had company the whole time. Makes it hard to get in some crafting.

We did have some fun along the way. My brother and his family plus my mom and dad came up to the Great White North ( I type this as the heat index hit 120 today and 100 is the forecast high tomorrow) to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was a great time with lots of fun to be had.

Mom and Dad with Thing 1 at Gooseberry Falls
Gooseberry Falls

Duluth fun

I was able to sneak in just a wee bit of crafting time to get started on my challenge for this week. While out shopping at Michael's I saw this crocheted scarf that looked like those paper chains we all made as kids. Since I can't crochet yet, (it's on my list to learn) I thought how about knitting some "loops" and adding a button hole and buttons to make a group of links to count down the 25 days to Christmas. I finished 2 loops on Sunday (too hot to be outside) and plan on doing a few a week so I am ready for Dec. 1. This was super easy even for me a beginner knitter.

Knitted Links Knitted links

Grandma also was back in action this week. Check out what she did here.

The Things are still around but with all the travel and company they have not gotten in on the action lately.

I am off to find some cool space and wait for next week's challenge- hope I can come up with an easy idea- another weekend of company on the way :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Iron Craft #27- Stars and Stripes

Each year we spend the 4th of July in Door County, WI where my husband grew up. It is a tradition to go the Bailey's Harbor parade.

There are always lots of firetrucks.

And decorated cars.

And crazy floats.

The best part of the weekend is the boys get to spend time with their cousins.

This week for Iron Craft Thing 2 and I made a little decoration for the front door.

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We took a styrofoam wreath and stuck toothpick flags in the wreath. It was a really simple wreath and he was very happy with it.

Happy Independence Day!