Wednesday, October 30, 2013

happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Momma and Daddy!
My parents share a lot of things, including a birthday! Today, my father turns the big 8-0! and my mother is 77! Happiest of birthdays, you two! I sure do love you!
p.s. These photos were taken at their church picnic a few days ago. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

a halloween treat!

We're having so much fun over at my Big Picture Class, Craft Happy.  Above is a bonus project for Halloween. I made them in the summer but just looking at them makes me want to make more. Maybe if we get homework done early tonight.

Alfredo is super excited to be a honey badger for Halloween since that's his favorite animal in the whole world. If you don't know about the honey badger, it is arguably the most fierce of all creatures. It fears nothing and will take on a king cobra, a lion, anything that crosses its path. I bought a skunk costume and added claws to plain black gloves. I'm not sure if the fangs will work out...he can only wear them for 4 seconds at a time. Maybe I'll sew some fangs on the costume head instead. Running out of time, though. And I still have to fashion a saint costume for the All Saints parade. You can just guess who our nature lover will be dressed as. You got it...St. Francis of Assisi!

It's not too late to join in the fun of Craft Happy! Sneak in through the back door and register here. We're getting ready to start this advent countdown project...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vermont was lovely! and some other news...

I can't believe it's already been a week since I boarded a plane for our crafty getaway. It was so lovely...and, although the time moved nice and slow and we were able to savor every delicious moment, it's over and back to regular old life.

Well, not quite. Thanks to the government shut down, that sweetie pie Rich is home, repainting every room in the house. Poor Alfredo never wants to go to school anymore...I suppose he imagines us having a party without him everyday.

Meanwhile, there IS a party going on over at my Big Picture Class, Craft Happy! I hope you're not missing it. (You can sneak in if you hurry! but hurry!)

And, just in case you need something to sweeten the deal, did you know I'm doing giveaways in the class? And some really, really, really good ones. For instance, today's giveaway:

Doesn't that make you want to PLAY? Me, too!
A great big thank you to my friends over at EKSuccess for providing this fabulous giveaway prize.
p.s. Maybe you can tell from all my square photos that I have finally jumped on to the Instagram fun wagon. Follow me: @amykpowers and be sure to check out #craftygetaway and #meleenandcharlottesvermontgetaway

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

craft happy...coming up!

Isn't that a pretty scarf? It's one of my favorite projects that I'm sharing in Craft Happy, which starts Thursday.

There's still time to sign up and save...the $15 off offer plus free Happy Go Lucky class offer ends today. Just use the code HAPPYHAPPY at checkout (code expires today!). Sign up here. Then go back and add Happy Go Lucky Stitchalong to your cart, use the code CRAFTGIRL, and get it for FREE! Save a total of $30!

See you in class!