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heres i goes again…

i made LIQUID SOAP!!!   it took a long time to do. practically 2 days but i started late so if i start earlier in the day maybe it won’t take so long.   i burnt out my stick blender too. ugh! i’ve gone through 2 of those things in 2 weeks!  shame. so i made up some different colors of the soap for the kids. i ran out of my foaming da.il soap so i put some in the foaming pump… IT WORKS PERFECT!  so now i have to find some foaming pumps for the kids to use cause its really to water to use as a shower  wash.   i used a castile recipe and this tut. actually i used the recipe that the tut used only i subed Olive Oil for the Sunflower oil.

colored

colored

i started a baby blanket that is supposed to be done tomorrow…. for a shower. i don’t even think i’m half way done so looks like i’m not going.  i don’t wanna go anyway. i hate baby showers!  anyway i used this pattern from Li.on Bra.nd.  so far i like it and it is very easy and quick to remember.  hopefully i will have it done before the baby is born.  i wanna make some other stuff to go with it like a hat and booties.

Cotton Ease

Cotton Ease

close up

close up

i’ve been looking for something to reduce the shrinkage in my hair… still haven’t found it but i have got a awesome curl definition going on.   so i am happy about that.  but what i am not happy about is the crispiness i get once my hair is dry and the white look of the gel.  so i am working on that also.  i also did a cassia treatment because i didn’t want the red of henna… it tuned my hair orange.  so now i will use a semi dye to get it brown so i can go with my original plan to dye it in layers… but i will talk about that later.

this stuff stinks

this stuff stinks

BEFORE CASSIA

BEFORE CASSIA

CASSIA

CASSIA

 AFTER CASSIA

AFTER CASSIA

AFTER CASSIA

AFTER CASSIA

wet

wet

back wet

back wet

almost dry

almost dry

back almost dry

back almost dry

i also painted my daughters’ furniture. it was white now it is beige with a shimmer to it. i have to put the hardware back on and then i will take pix of the finished furniture.

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE (excuse the mess *shame*)

BEFORE (excuse the mess *shame*)

doll house book case

doll house book case

can u see the difference... probably not

can u see the difference... probably not

close up

close up

i also made the most awesome cake ever in the history of cakes!  it is called a  Tres Leche Cake and i got the recipe from here… the cake is so good!  i will make it every time i go somewhere from now on!  only things i did different was i used Passion Fruit rum, french vanilla cake mix, and i didn’t put the fruit on it.

OMG this is so good!

OMG this is so good!

what i plan to do for this weekend… clean my craft room so i can sew… well shall see… i’ve been saying this for i don’t know how long. but since my kitchen floor is still not done that means the refrigerator is still in my craft room which makes it difficult to do anything… don’t get me started on that!

that is all

hey ya’ll!

so not much going on … been doing my thing… but this time i cleaned too so its all good.

anyway i attempted to make the yogurt again… 3 times and failed miserably all 3 times… i don’t know what i’m doing wrong. well the 2nd attempt wasn’t my fault. my husband knocked my crockpot off the counter… don’t ask. i was pissed but didn’t show it.   no point in getting mad over people not giving a shit (sorry… i usually don’t curse over here but if you read my main blog you know i have a potty mouth) about what you’re trying to do and being careless about it in the process.  ANYWAY… this is where i come to relax so we are not gonna talk about HIM!

so i have wasted a lot of milk… i don’t know if i will try again for a minute… but i did try my hand at some monkey bread!  it was fabulous. only thing i would do different next time is make more glaze or a different kind. every recipe that i found used refrigerated biscuits but 1. so that is the one i used because i don’t really care for biscuits.  it was so good. i was very surprised. i bought one from the store a few years back and it was horrible! i’ll have to find that recipe and link it for those who want to try it.

*i linked it*

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

i also made my famous speckled butter beans in the slow cooker.  i love these things. i make them every week. hubby loves them too…  i used to make them for myself and not share but since i’m trying to be peaceful so i share.

Speckeled Butter Beans with ham hock shanks

Speckeled Butter Beans with ham hock shanks

what eles… oh i made some hair cream out of shea butter, aloe butter, coconut oil, vitamin E, and i think that is it…  i but some chocolate and coconut fragrance oil in it… why did i do that? i don’t like the smell but the hair butter is awesome!  i’ll have to whip up some more and remember what i but in it but fragrance it with something eles… this will be used on the kids!

Hair Butter

Hair Butter

i made some balls for the puppies… oh yeah i got more puppies… i will  be so happy when they are gone! i’m getting rid of the other 2 adults this week. i no longer like dogs. i will be keeping Troy… my first one.   she will be the only pet we have once all the puppies are gone. we have gone through snakes, fish, turtles, birds. rabbits… enough already.  i guess its because i didn’t really have pets growing up.  but i’m done. i might get some more fish but i think i’m done for a while.

Anna and Lisa playing with the ball i crocheted

Anna and Lisa playing with the ball i crocheted

i also learned how to thread my eyebrows!  just got get it smooth and learn where  and how i want my eyebrows to look!  yeah, now i won’t have to drive a country mile just to get my eyebrows threaded!

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

and lastly i got some worms so i can make compost for my garden this year. hopefully i’m doing it right and will have something to put down in the summer!

worms

worms

ok that is all for now!!!

Finally finished

Details~ Lion Brand Crochet CAL

Ficherman Sampler

Yarn~ Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (love this stuff!!!)

started September 4, 2008. i was going strong for a minute because i wanted it done before my sister had the baby… but i didn’t make it and put it down.  so then after a while i picked it back up and then once the blocks were done i put the blocks together… then put it down again. i’m the type of person who once i’m done knittin/crocheting i’m done… there is no putting together… so i put it down again till last week. and i put my rows together and did the border.  i alos thought the border would be a problem but it was bad at all.  i actually enjoyed it.

this one gets a A++++ i really had fun doing it… but don’t think i wanna do another one. 😉

and the last picture of the yarn is going to be a ripple throw for my 1st daughter.

sorry i haven’t posted in a really long time.. if any of you follow my personal blog ya’ll know that i’ve been going through so marital crap.  just haven felt like doing much of anything.  i want to but just can’t bring myself to do it.  so anyway i finished Nephew’s blanket squares… not i’m bored with it.. its my whole finishits acting up.  but i’m gonna finish it soon.  i thought about a flat braid join… but i’m not that good and got a little confused.  so i started the single crocet around each square… whic is taking a minute.  but none the less it will be done. i might get it done next weekend while my 2 oldest kids are visitng thier father out of town.  2 less kids to tend too.  in other news… oh yeah i have decided to knit and crochet outfits for reborns.  i’ve start on one just to see it its something i wanna do.  so we shall see.  i can’t seem to finish anything without starting something else…  life long problem of mine!!  i have got to get it together!

almost done... just needs to be put together.

almost done... just needs to be put together.

whew!

i keep adding projects and not finishing anything… well thats not totally true.  i finished a quilt (no pictures of the whole thing yet.)… not the binding.  plan on that tonight.  i just hate binding.  i finished a baby hat and booties.  all of these are for a fellow blogger who is due any day… i know i’m so late!!!

too cute.

too cute. thats the quilt behind it

baby hat

baby hat

link to hat pattern here

love these think Patrice

love these thanks Patrice

link to bootie pattern here

hat and booties are done in Caron Simply Soft in Rose and some other stuff i had in my stash… still have to remember to either document my yarns or save the label!  both were quick knits and i enjoyed both!  not much else to say about them~

i finished that fugly basket… too shamed to show it. 😉

i started a blanket and a quilt for my new Nephew who is due to make an appearance Monday… i think… not totally sure cause i try not to get involved in my Twin’s life cause she crazy.  but this is my first and only nephew so i’m excited.  wish i could really be excited and his mama not take advantage but i know she will so i must keep my excitement to myself… for now. 😦  i will take more pictures tonight.

Cotton Ease in Lime

Cotton Ease in Lime

Lime... and i don't normally like greens but this one is pretty

Lime... and i don't really like greens but this one is cute

i also started the Shetland Shorty from Knitty Summer 2008.  i’m using sock yarn because it stretches

Shetland Shorty

Shetland Shorty

today was picture day and of course i had to do the hair.  G got a much needed hair cut.  i did twist for Slim and Miss Prissy got i don’t know what you call them but it was cute.

twisted up

twisted up

now he doesn't look homeless!

now he doesn't look homeless

ponytail bob

ponytail bob

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M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

just cause hes cute

just cause hes cute

second attempt

at a post. i tried to post yesterday but accidentally deleted it and i didn’t feel like doing it again. so i will try this again.

here is my basket almost done. it is kind of slow cause i really don’t work on it unless i’m watching tv which hasn’t been a lot lately and now while i wait for the bus to drop the kids off. so i am almost done. i’m thinking of painting it and putting a lining in it to match my bathroom. can’t wait to finish it. and if all goes well there will be more of these to come!

up close of the Sisal!

up close of the Sisal!

bottom & side of basket

bottom & side of basket

i wanna start this sweater Jacket for Slim in her favorite color purple. i like this purple a lot. it is Vanna Choice in plum. so we shall see how quickly i can get this knitted up.

Jacket for Slim

Jacket for Slim

i’ve been working on Miss Prissy’s hair because she started school… this is what i did yesterday. i saw this hair style on some kid movie the kids were watching the other day and thought it was cute. i found this blog from another blog. i think some of the styles are cute. i think she thinks she thought of them herself 😉 … little does she know little black girls have been wearing their hair like this for years!! but they are some cutes ones. some that i’ve done some new ones. so i’ll most likely do some of them.

side

side

other side

other side

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front

front

i made some fried green tomatoes from my garden. they were good. i hate tomatoes but i lurv me some fried green tomatoes!!!

my tomatoes  fried them up Sunday!!!  yum

my tomatoes fried them up Sunday!!! yum

this bird here has been murdering my sunflowers!!! pretty bird but dammit i wanted those seeds!

saw this on Sunday while i was cooking. all the kids were outside. next thing i know Lil Mama comes in acting all scary talkin about a balloon. and usually she loves balloons so i was like what is wrong with you. so i looked where she was pointing and saw this.

Slim & The Balloon

Slim & The Balloon

i guess shes never seen one like this. this thing was so close i could hear the fire. it looked like it was going down. and actually went out of sight for a minute then came back up. ok i said i was gonna clean my room so i guess i better get on it while Lil man is sleep!

that is all!

nuthin much

i started 2 new crochet projects from my new favorite book. one is a basketbag but i’m only doing the basket part. i have plans to make a whole bunch of these and paint them to match the decor of wherever i put them. but that is only if crochet them goes well. they are made from a string called sisal. and its really rough to the tough and on the hands… so we shall see.

and i’m also making the patchwork Purse… its taking a minute as i am still not to good at crocheting so it is a slow process.  but i still like crochet!!!  and i am so proud of myself that i actually taught myself how to do it!