|Posted by Cora Jett on December 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
My youngest was in this years Christmas play, without big sis for the first time. She had two speaking parts, one being the opening of the play, and a song to sing solo. She practiced a lot, at home and at church, and she was ready. Every word in every part was perfect. I was very proud of her. She wasn't even a bit nervous, or at least didn't show it.
|Posted by Cora Jett on December 13, 2010 at 8:28 PM||comments (0)|
I looked for these, on my digital camera and in my PC picture files, and did not see them. I thought they had been deleted from the camera before I had the chance to download them onto the PC. Then, today I go browsing through my PC pics, guess what I find? Yep, they'd been right there all the while. My oldest downloaded them for me, without telling me, but that's o.k., because I was happy to see them. There won't be many more Halloweens to celebrate with them before they're all grown up.
As you can see, the witch's pet spider has snared it's latest victim.
|Posted by Cora Jett on October 10, 2010 at 12:13 PM||comments (0)|
Oh yeah, our 13 year old daughter is a hunter. She received a hunting knife, pants, & boots from us, and a cake with a deer on it as well as a Pizza Hut dinner from Ms. Joanna, a dear friend from church. Thank you, Ms. Joanna!
|Posted by Cora Jett on September 7, 2010 at 2:22 PM||comments (0)|
I saw true talent, today, at www.ColorMePink.com . A young lady performed at a pub for a contest, her first performance of this sort. She blew them away, she blew me away! Great voice and guitar skills, I think she wrote the song as well, not sure. No matter, she's fantastic, go see for yourself. The video is on the "Homeschool" page listed as "Haley's Gig".
|Posted by Cora Jett on September 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Cora Jett on August 2, 2010 at 7:14 PM||comments (0)|
Affordable & Ultra Eco-Friendly! Got old clothes that don't fit or just way out of style, but the fabric is in good shape (maybe a cool print or pretty color), and you just can't imagine letting it go to waste? A mini skirt could be a cool new purse, with a shirt for the lining, the bodice of a dress could become a beautiful sash/accessory, and ruffled trimming can be quite handy as a set of shoulder straps. Oh, and the dress's tag makes a pretty cool patch, or decorative feature.
Scrap fabric, left over from other projects, has become brand new drawcord pencil bags for the new school year. There's not much that I actually throw away, I save, save, save, for future ideas and rainy days. Not one penny was spent for these projects, I had it all on hand.
|Posted by Cora Jett on July 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted by Cora Jett on June 22, 2010 at 10:02 AM||comments (0)|
Camp pillow and drawcord bag -
made from pant legs.
Yes, a pair of 70% cotton, 30% nylon, drawcord waist pants.
I cut off the legs, cut out the back pockets, and took out the drawcord. Turned inside out, both legs were sewn closed on the cut end. Then, turned right-side out, one leg was stuffed with polyester, cluster fiber fill, and with leg's pre-hemed end folded inward, hand sewn closed to become a firm and comfy camp pillow. The other leg's hemed end was punctured through the outside of the folded material; the drawcord was fed into one hole, through the folded hem, and out the other hole. I carefully sewed a few stitches on each side of each hole to prevent further ripping and freying (careful to avoid sewing over the cord). Finally, the pockets were sewn in on each side of the inside, near the top of the bag. Small buttons were used to make the tack stitching for the pockets look better on the outside of the bag. They become a decorative feature, rather than a practical feature on the outside, but the pockets are very useful. And there you have it, 2 gifts made from one, unwanted pair of pants.
|Posted by Cora Jett on June 20, 2010 at 12:46 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Cora Jett on May 18, 2010 at 11:12 PM||comments (0)|
...it's been a while. Forgive me, no excuses, just apologies. Lately, life has been a bit like a train wreck, in slow motion. But, what're ya gonna do? There's no stoppin' it, just roll with it.
So, for the sake of comic relief and perhaps a sanity check, I'd like to show you my favorite photo of my hubby and girls, along with a statement my oldest daughter found. Keep in mind, we don't condone violence, we're just protective of our girls.