Back To School Tarmack

Awwww…little Tarmac is off to school!

Don’t you just love his sweet back pack?!!

My favorite parts of this squirrely “get-up” are the teensy books hanging from his arms. Heehee.

Perhaps I have too much time on my hands.  Perhaps my priorities are a bit mixed up.  Perhaps it’s just freaking fun to imagine how people smile when they see this little guy each month. Pretty sure that’s why I do it.

All I know is I sure giggled a lot with this one.

That’s always time well spent.



Summery Autumn “Paper” Chain

You know that funny place where Summer is pretty much done, kids are back to school, everybody is ready for Autumn…

but the weather isn’t quite playing along yet?

Yeah, that’s where we are now. Too breezy and cool to actually swim, but then, the next day it’s 230 degrees on the porch.

Mother Nature make up your MIND already!!

So, as to not feel thwarted in my desire to decorate accordingly, the colors that felt to me like this middle space between the hot days and Halloween– I came up with these.

Maroon and lavender and deep green and a variegated mixture of them all. Clever–yes? It kinda looks like a bright, yet ready-for-Fall-ish sort of concoction, don’t you think?

At any rate, it makes me smile.

So go ahead Mother Nature–do your thing. I’ve found my color “happy place” in spite of you.

And we can stay here comfortably till the leaves come down.

“Paper” Chains

Oh, my goodness do I ever have a new LOVE!! I mean, seriously–just look at these cute little crocheted “paper” chains!!

Yeah, it started out innocently enough. I found the pattern for these red, white and blue ones and tweaked it in a few crucial places–as is my style–and we ended up with these pretties.

Then, try as I may, I couldn’t stop. They just kept coming and coming and coming. These “summer” ones looked more like Easter sooo, I finished them and put them downstairs in the box with all the baskets.

Then the quest for the perfect real Summer colors began and ended here. What do you think? I lovvvvve them. They just scream beaches, hot sun and ripe peaches.

Now, you would likely think that I’d be done by now but noooOOOooo. Considering my yarn stash is about nine miles wide–I have SUCH plans…

starting right here.

Heh, heh, heh.


Beach Baby– Squirrel

Enter Tarmac– our newest beach baby–searching for the perfect place to lay back in the salty waves and float off into tropical paradise oblivion.

We won’t tell him that this is Utah and we’re one of those pesky land-locked states without a proper beach. Water? Sure, plenty of that, but not the picking up seashells and building sand castles type of place from my childhood.

I guess it’s the backyard floaty pool for you Mr. Tarmac.

It’ll have to do.

Patriotic “Paper” Chains

Remember getting those little packs of paper strips  with one sticky side and one regular side? We’d spend all afternoon making them into the most lovely paper chains to hang around the room. My daughter also makes beautiful count down paper chains for people that have a big event coming soon. Point is–we LOVE paper chains around here!!

So, when I saw a pattern for a more PERMANENT “paper” chain to crochet–I was smitten!

This is the first thing I have made in a long, long time that actually made me giggle as it was coming together. Isn’t it adorable?

The minute this one was finished and hung, my mind started spinning with other color scheme posibilities. Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter. Groundhog Day. Harry Potter’s Owl’s Birthday. I could be doing this FOR EV ER. Heh, heh.

No end in sight.

Send Cheetoes.