Thursday, October 29, 2009

Raising the Roof!

I know I was going to add more Halloween stuff, but it must be interrupted so I can link my photos from Facebook showing the roof replacement project that Bryan is currently working on. He and his crew demolished our roof on Monday and today (Thursday) the new trusses were delivered. Hopefully clicking here will take you to the album of photos.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Halloween Queen

I totally love it when my friends and family are inspired and make things and send me pictures. My BFF Kara just came for a visit and I told her about my pumpkin diorama that I was going to make at Mom's the next day and showed off some of my glitter. I have the mixed pack of Martha's super fine glitters that just makes everyone drooooool.
Kara is the Halloween QUEEN. She is all about it. Collects Spookytown, has a massive party, dresses up, the works! Here's when she was Carrie one year at her party.



So she just sent me an email and said she'd been highly inspired during our visit and went to Michael's to get the goods for a project. Glitter skulls! These will be a perfect addition to her Halloween spread.

I never get enough of glitter, but at Halloween, it seems to be everywhere. On my face, on my husband's face... on the dog. I love when there is glitter on the dog.

I wish I had the video of her Spookytown layout this year... I'll see if I can get a copy and post it. It's amazing! I'm jealous.

My next post will have more on Kara's visit including the amigurumis I made for her Halloween spread, the wedding gift my mother made for her, and Deanna's tulips.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Am I a Nerd yet? PLEASE????

This is me. I'm a shaman of the draenei race of peoples in the World of Warcraft. I think that qualifies as nerdy. My sister, on the other hand, dubs herself a nerd with some kind of bragging rights because she's nerdier than me. She too, plays World of Warcraft, but she also is totally into Japanese anime. According to her rules, in order to be a TRUE nerd, you have to be into not one, but TWO nerdy hobbies. Therefore she qualifies, and I do not. I argue that crafting is nerdy. She disagrees. How about the fact that I was promoted to General in our guild this summer? Does that make my ONE nerdy hobby even nerdier??? I am crossing my fingers and hoping to God that I really am a true nerd because of the general status, and because not only do I craft, but I blog about it.

This summer, we met up with some of our guild in person, so of course we had to craft something special for the occasion. We thought about the fact that we look like this in game, with our names over our heads in bright green (if you are a good guy that is... otherwise, it's red).


So we bought black construction paper, a handful of plastic hairbands, some pipe cleaners and some glow in the dark puffy paint and went to work on the way down to the shore for the bonfire with the dweebs. The hats were hilarious! Each painted with the person's character name. They thought they were great and we got some great blackmail pictures.


We also felt the need to provide familiar beverages to our comrades, and modeled them off the basic health and mana potions we consume in game:


So I found similar looking glass bottles and low and behold, Bacardi makes brightly colored alcoholic beverages teeming with sugar that were perfect!

We had a great time and our friends were just as amazing in person as they are in game. The bonfire was huge!


And clearly, as the morning came, a good time was had by all. Good thing we never ran out of health or mana.