Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scarecrow tutorial. . .

Hey there, remember me?

Nope? Didn't think so.  I'm the one you can't see in the picture.

Have been a little "in absentia" here on the blog. . . 

I've been preparing for both the Fallow Field Farm Marketplace, held yesterday - what a lovely sale! - and for my daughter's Junior High PTA fundraiser Tag Sale (which moi just happens to be in charge of.  More on that another time).  

Add to that spending time with my sweet DH, the kiddos, the house (oops, haven't been doing much of that lately), the antique mall, and other assorted stuff, and the blog gets ignored.  

O  o  p  s .   .   .

So, to make up for it, I just gotta show you the scarecrows Jen and I made to prepare for Fallow Field Farm. . . and no, we didn't plan them to go together.  We didn't even talk to each other about our scarecrows ahead of time.

It just happened that way.

Kind of spooky, huh. . . .

So, here's my scarecrow tutorial:

Start with funky parts.

Add brains.

Invite them to a party.

Introduce them.

"Steampunkin, this is Dort."

"Dort, meet Steampunkin."

Ahhh, scarecrow love.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A good weekend for junking. . .

Oh, my, it was a good weekend for junking!

The ad said it had "farm stuff."

When I arrived the man said he had "junk."

"Some of it's for sale, most of it's free."

Well, he charged for most of it, but - oh, my - it was good junk.

And the best junk - the scale above.

It cost me the proverbial pretty penny, 

but - oh, my - it was worth it.

And it's even from Detroit, my hometown.

Oh my, how I love a good weekend for junking. . .

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Essentials for the 50s homemaker. . .

Fun Fact:

"The average homemaker in the 1950s spent over three hours a day 
preparing meals, cooking and feeding her family.  
New products were introduced in the 50s 
that were designed to make life easier 
for the average homemaker.  

These products included 

Saran Wrap, 
microwave ovens, 
nonstick pans, 
Kraft Foods' pre-sliced cheese, 
the Sunbeam Mixmaster, 
and Mrs. Paul's frozen fish sticks."

What?  Melmac's not on the list??

                                                                                                      ~ Article Source:

Monday, September 10, 2012

on photography. . .

"Taking pictures is savoring life intensely,

every hundredth of a second."

                                                                             ~  m a r c   r i b o u d