Busy Weekend

Oh, it’s definitely the Holiday season. In addition to the obvious (Christmas songs playing on the radio and all the decorations in the mall) it’s the rush-rush-rush of our schedule that tells me the big day is not too far away.

Friday night was the middle-school play. Son No. 1 had the lead role in Who Poisoned His Meatball? It was a hoot! The audience was laughing the entire time (oh, and it WAS a comedy by the way). The kids did a fantastic job. Crafty Mom and I were especially proud of the young man who had the role of Luigi.

Who Poisoned His Meatball?

Middle School Play – “Who Poisoned His Meatball?”

Take a bow!

Take a bow! You did a fantastic job kiddo!

Saturday Son No. 1 spent the entire day at a rehearsal for Honor’s Band. He was selected as a top musician from his school to join 17 other area schools for a concert on Sunday afternoon. It was phenomenal. Those kids played their hearts out and played music that was at a skill level that …. I don’t know. My wife and I were in high school band back in the late 70’s and we never played music like that. They did a great job and received a standing ovation.

Honor's Band Concert - 11-23-08


Yes. Thank goodness it’s Saturday!

Crafty Mom and I are getting ready to head out to Kohl’s and Michael’s then later we’ll be taking a van-load of ‘stuff’ to Goodwill. It’s such a good feeling to de-clutter a space. Last night we spent a good amount of time in the cedar closet and sorted through old clothes and other miscellaneous items. Geez, it’s amazing how much ‘stuff’ we’ve accumulated.

Hope you have a great day.

Do something crafty. With the Holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to get the creative juices flowing and to c-r-e-a-t-e.

Something fall-ish from the Crafty Dad photo gallery:

Take care,

Little Guy's B-ball camp shirt


Chicken Soup for the Sewing People

I love it when a plan comes together.

Slacks.  Done.

It seems almost zen-like when you are so “into” a project. Like the one above. There are so many steps to the process. And when you’re done (and … assuming you got the results you expected) there’s a sense of elation, accomplishment, a ‘whew that went well’ moment.

This pair of slacks turned out nice too:


Do you experience that with your projects?

Happy Veteran’s Day

I am THANKFUL for my freedom.

From all of us at the Crafty Dad household: A big ‘thank you’ to all the members of the armed forces (past and present) for keeping this the land of free and the home of the brave.

Hungry? Dinner is Served

Pasta Casserole

It’s a pasta casserole that Crafty Mom put together.  Yumilicious!  That’s the best word to describe it.

Thanks honey!

My good friend:

Hemming pants

This little baby was VERY busy a couple of weekends ago. And it’s going to become busy again. I have some Christmas gift ideas for some special people on my list.

Oh…and did I tell you? I’ve added another machine to my inventory of “tools”? Yes indeed. I bought myself an early Christmas present. You can see it here.

And, although it’s not a super-duper-commercial-grade machine, it works a lot like this one:

Am I a crazy, crafty maniac? I think I am!

But hey, there are lots more pants that need shortened, so this blindstitcher (some people call them blindhemmers) will be a big help.


Wow! An Actual CRAFT Project

Yesterday was Hannah’s 11th birthday party.

My latest craft project.
The Cricut and I had fun with this one!

Some scrapbook paper, cardstock, a few white buttons
and a little bit of pink thread turned into a fun project

And…(I didn’t tell you, but last month, on the 22nd, was MY birthday) I used my new toy (cough, cough, I mean TOOL) to help me create a birthday card. Yep, I bought a Cricut and I LOVE it. What a fantastic little machine.

Hannah is a big, big fan on Hannah Montana and she was ECSTATIC when she tore the gift wrap off the Hanna Montana Back Stage Pass book from Disney. Wow…that girl was jumping up and down on the sofa like a kangaroo. She devoured every page.

Inside the book was a door hanger. I told my oldest son that I should have one like that for my cubicle at work. He rolled his eyes (he’s 13, so that happens frequently these days) but he did assist me in the photo op. What do you think?

And a very yummy chocolate cake too:

Hannah’s mom cut out a paper plate and decorated the top. Pretty nifty, huh?

I was good: only one piece of cake and one scoop of ice cream.
Hope you had a good weekend!

Kitchen Poetry :: 5

Wrapping up the week, I took these shots last night at the dinner table.

Hope you enjoy. This has been a fun little project. Thanks to Toni for the inspiration.

Going fast!

Ready for dinner
Pizza bread– fresh out of the oven

Kitchen table runner and pumpkin

Have a great weekend, bloggers!

Kitchen Poetry :: 4

The photo journal project continues with these:

Summer time produce. Nothing better.

Simple summer salad. Yum, yum, yum!

Clean. Soap and a sponge.
Enjoy your day!
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