Saturday, December 26, 2009

I saw three days go sailing by

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!
On Christmas Eve the Vestals and Underhills came over to exchange gifts, and eat Taco salad (I know very traditional, right?) That was a great evening. (Dad, Mom, Mitch, Aunt Kathleen, Uncle Greg, Nora, plus Shelby the dog)
Christmas day my Grandparents came about noonish, the Underhills around 2:30ish, James and Stacia about 4:00ish, and very later, the Vestals at about 6:30ish. Around 3pm we had Christmas dinner, lunch? Whatever you eat at 3pm. That food was traditional though. Oh, and to top it off it was snowing! It was so fun to celebrate Christ's birth with family and friends.My lovely Grandparents Today, we went to Woodland Park to go ice skating. That was so much fun. I tried hockey for the first time. I thought I would hate it but it was a blast (even if I did stink). I really need to work on my turns. The puck (that's what you call it right?)It would come right towards me but I would keep moving too, and I couldn't turn around to get it! I was eventually put as goally which I really quite enjoyed.

Me, Hannah, Raijoice, and Raydeemie.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter

Well, winter is officially here, which means Christmas and New Year, ice skating, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, shoveling, wet socks, and slush. though I can't say winter is my favorite season (It actually comes third after Summer, then Fall) There is something felicity about watching snow falling, and wrapping gifts.


Merry Christmas!
Just remember Christ is the reason we celebrate!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dress

I finished a semi-formal dress I had been making today. I really like it. I'm so happy it fits and turned out nice. I'd never made a formal dress before so it was kinda an experiment. I'll post better pictures later.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Caution! For strong stomachs only. (I'm not joking)

Yesterday night was crazy! First John Mark came over because he said he "broke" his knuckles and wanted my mom to look at them. Well, he hadn't been here 5 minutes before my dad runs in holding his hand and dripping blood. We had got over 6 inches of snow and he was out using our snow blower tractor. He thought he had turned it off ( he is hard of hearing) and was going to clean the built up snow out, so he reached his hand in. Big mistake. Two of his fingers are a mess. It looks like he stuck them down the garbage disposal. We called Mrs. Mallery to come over (she has dealt with these things before). James and Stacia (they had come over for dinner) went to town to get some bandages and stuff. Mrs. and Mr. Mallery soon came over and washed the wound out in warm water and grapefruit extract. We applied myrrh, pan away, tea tree oil, lavender, Roman Chamomile, and olive oil. About every hour we had to change the bandages. There was blood everywhere, even Cleo had to be cleaned off. I'm hesitant to put a picture, I really don't want to get flagged for disturbing images or something. So I think I won't. I'll leave it up to your imagination. Remember when Jaclyn cut her forehead open?It makes that look like a paper cut. If you want a picture I will e-mail you one. Please pray for healing for my dad.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birthday, Deer heads, and Cleo

Well, today is my 17th birthday!
Last night I had a lovely evening with family and the Vestals. My mom and I made a lemon filled coconut cake from scratch, yummy! And I made everyone try an Italian Soda
(I think for the most part they all liked them). Eric shot a deer a few nights before and had to show us it's head.
Sorry the picture is blurry, but you get the point (pun intended)
Today we saw Cleo surrounded by turkeys. It was really cute!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Parade!

Last night the Valley Voices Choir was in the Kallispell parade. Hannah, Caitlin, Jillian, Hayley, Nora, Nicole, the Stafford girls, and myself, all dress up in Victorian dresses. It was so much fun handing out candy to cute little kids! I don't think I've had that much fun for a long time. I totally came out of my comfort zone. Giving little kids my biggest cheesiest smile and telling them I liked their hat, or gasp and say that I have the same name too! The hardest part was trying to hand tiny little kids candy with mittens on. They would just drop it! We had the Llama, Alpaca group behind us, and Hannah and I would keep merging with the llamas when we were slow at handing out candy. I was so funny to hear what people said about us. We had some parents ask us if we were faeries! I mean come on, do faeries were hoop skirts, bonnets, and leather gloves! We must of heard over 20 people say princesses, and many asked what play we were from. Just about every kid we handed candy to, their parents would say "say thank you" It was cute, but every kid! Didn't any of them know how to say it by themselves! And anyway I didn't have time to wait around for each kid to say thank for a tootsie roll. Oh, and half way through the parade my bonnet kept falling off so I ran over and put it on the float. It was embarrassing trying to get it off because the ties got caught in my scarf and the Llamas were catching up. I was like pulling and twisting, but finally got it off. It truly was a blast!

Sorry I don't have any pictures. Tell me if you want me to call about the Bigfork parade, and maybe caroling in Bigfork again.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All things bright and beautiful!

The other evening there was the most beautiful sunset. Hasn't God created a wonderful world for us to live in? The night is far spent, the day is at hand,
Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness,
and let us put on the armor of light.
Romans 13.12

Friday, November 13, 2009

my etsy shop!

After some encouragement from Hannah, I finally got around to starting my etsy shop. It opened yesterday and now have four items listed and plan at least 3 more.
It's at http://www.etsy.com/shop/calicomoose Please visit!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mushroom fancy.

Sorry I've been very uninspired when it comes to blog post lately. Well, as you may know. I hate mushrooms in food. But I think they look adorable, or I guess toadstools are. So, here are some really cute pictures I've found, mostly from etsy.This little cottage, is so cute as it is, but adding a few little red accents make it picture perfect.The hand stitching and lace, make this little guy adorable.I just adore this picture. It's so funny! who would have ever thought snails could be so cute.I'm sorry "person" whose little kid this is for posting it on my blog, but isn't this the neatest hat ever (cute boy too)

I think this could be the cherry on top to just about any outfit, or should I say mushroom.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Elvira

I haven't posted something crocheted in a while, so here is a doll I finally finished. Her name is Elvira. She doesn't have a story, but if she did I'm sure it would be sad, or possibly adventurous.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Maid Marian

This is for the Maid Marian event going on at http://amandabethonline.blogspot.com/.

On October 3rd we had a Sherwood Forest Party,
and this is what I was wearing.

I made the dress and under skirt from the Butterick pattern 4827. I had been wanting to try the pattern for a while, and what a good excuse!I was very happy with how it turned out.

The dress laces up the back.Wayfarers Park was beatiful that day

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New movie!

So, I made a new movie. I think it is really stupid, but kinda funny I guess (if not embarrassing) Well, tell me what you think. Enjoy!
video

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Band of happy!

About a week ago, I made this headband. Again, I was kinda copying something I found on etsy, but it turned out way different. It is so fun to wear and is remarkably comfy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tagged!

Well, I guess I've been tagged, so here it is.
What is a very interesting fact about you?Um, I'm hypermobile (I bend in funny directions)

What are two things in this world that you love very much?Jesus, and my family.

What was the last thing you ate? Slices of toffee, chocolate, carmel apple. Yumm...

Who is your favorite movie/book character. Tally

What is your favorite color? Bright green, Yellow, Brown, Black, Blue, Red (I know that's more then one, sorry)

Are you random? I would say?.... Yes.

Do you have a totem animal?
Um, no, but if I did it would be a moose.

How many people follow your main blog? I think eight.

What is your favorite animal? Dogs, Yaks, Moose

Downhill or Cross-Country skiing?Downhill, all the way (pun intended)

Soda or water? Water. I don't like caffeine.

Weekends vs. School days? Depends on what I'm doing.

Trees or flowers? Trees. You can find pictures of me in them just about at any age of my life.


REGULAR QUESTIONS

What is your favorite movie? I am Legend, Cranford, The Day after Tomorrow,

What is your favorite book?The Bible, Pirates, Historical, or futuristic.

How long have you been on blogger for?
April 2008


Now I get to tag someone!

Luke

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pie!

On Tuesday I made a huckleberry pie with the berries we had picked in Jewel Basin the day before. I thought all the berries would be gone by now, but when we hiked up for about 24 minutes you could sit down just about anywhere and pick to your hearts content.

Monday, September 21, 2009

update!

Well, sorry I haven't posted for a while. but I have been up to some fun things. First I crocheted and knitted a "interesting" neck, scarf thingy that I found on etsy. Second I almost finished my bonnet, the only thing left to do is put the ribbon under the hat. So without further adieu here are the pictures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sheerwood Forest Party

Sherwood Forest Costume Party

October 3rd, 2009

Wayfarers State Park, BigforkDay Use Area1:30p.m. - ?

We will be hosting a Robin Hood/Maid Marian costume party. Wear a Robin Hood themed costume, (no tights please!) or your favorite medieval outfit. Be creative, come as Robin Hood, The Sheriff of Nottingham , Little John, or a peasant. (Ladies as maidens)

Please bring a no mess, finger food snack to share. (and bring your own apple maybe?)

We will have some games, and great photo shoots. Families welcome and bring friends!

If you have any questions please call Hannah or Megan. Or leave a comment . (Because this is an open blog our phone numbers will not be listed)If the date conflicts with your family schedule, contact us ASAP

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Puffy Shirt"

My brother Luke wanted a "Puffy" pirate, Robin Hood, Crusoe, medieval, fencing shirt. So after some debate about what he actually wanted, I finally just made him this shirt using a McCall's pattern. "I" really like the way it turned out, Luke is somewhat pleased (he says it is too "Puffy") but I think He likes it good enough. A while ago I also made his these breeches, and a cape.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fingerless gloves


I had some left over wool ease yarn (my favorite) so I made a pair of fingerless gloves for the fall. They are kinda weird but I like them. This time of year I look forward to the fall and all its lovely colors, but by the end of November I'm dying for summer. I have discontentment issues with the weather, whatever its not I want it to be (most the time) like,

Winter- summer,

Fall- summer,

Spring- Summer, (do you notice a pattern?)

Summer- fall,

sunny- Happy! (unless we can't go swimming that day)

snow- sunny

muddy- sunny

rainy- sunny

Windy- lov'in it! (I love the wind, unless it's dusty)

slushy- sunny

hailing- sunny


Monday, September 7, 2009

Bonnet

Since I had extra fabric from my underskirt I decided to try another bonnet. I'm liking it much better then my first one. It's about half way done. Here is a picture of it in progress.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finished!

Well, my dress is completely, and utterly, finished! I couldn't find metal clasps, but I did find these large cloth covered hook and eyes. They worked, and plus they were on sale. So I just stuck them on and I really like the way they look so, unless I find some really neat metal clasps, they're here to stay.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Medieval Dress

I pretty much finished my medieval dress today! The only thing unfinished is the clasps or belt, to keep the skirt up. I'm not sure if I like the belt idea, so Hannah said that I should do like a metal clasp, I liked it. The dress came together very nicely, and is oh so much fun to wear.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sewing Room

Yesterday I got the fabric to make this (unauthentic) medieval dress. I'm doing the view with the picked up hem. For the dress I got a dark brown suiting fabric (it was cheap) and for the underskirt I got a kinda pinkish almost taffeta like fabric for very cheep (it was only a dollar a yard!) at Joann's.
Today I made the underskirt, I thought while I was making it that it was going to be to small, but besides having to "suck it in" when I'm putting it on, it fits great and plus, it's only the underskirt. When it was finished I didn't even have to cut inches off the bottom, I hemmed it up and it was the absolute right length! I thought it turned out very pretty (just don't ask to look on the inside). OK now I now your thinking "Megan, how in the world is that ever going to be wearable with that train! It's going to pick up all sorts of icky things when you walk in it like , sticks, pine cones and leftover bionicle pieces forgotten in the lawn." But It's so much fun to walk around in, I feel like royalty going to a ball, that I just couldn't get myself to cut it off. If it does become to much of a problem, though I might do a bustle like thing that they do on wedding dress trains. Oh, and looking at it I noticed that It would work perfect for a late Victorian fancy skirt!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hammock, ahhh......

After the yard sale me and my hurtin' feet went for a relaxing nap on the hammock. But when I noticed all the photo opportunities I abandoned all comfort to snap some pics for everyone to enjoy the pure, simple, joy that only comes from lounging in a hammock.

Friday, August 21, 2009

motocycles comiot!

I went to this little antique/consignment store and found this tin print. The actual tin is not antique but the print is from 1899. I really liked the "modern" woman riding her bike through all the geese and the grumpy looking people in the background looking angry at her. I couldn't get my camera to take a good picture without a glare, but I did find the exact same picture on google images.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pillows

On Saturday I thought my room needed some color so I quickly made three pillows for my bed. The Green paisley is vintage fabric I got at a yard sale, I think it's from the 70's. I "plan" on making two bright blue striped ones to go with them too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Leather

A few days ago, my mom found a piece of leather in her room and she gave it to me. So right away I knew what I was going to make, a pair of leather shoes! . I know they're weird but they do have practical applications.

1. They are so comfy so I'll just wear them around the house.
2. Costume parties (though seldom they may be)
3. If I ever get invited to Big foot's family reunion!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sweets

Yesterday we got a package of Japanese candy from the Takahashis! The packages are so cute and colorful and the candy is so yummy too! Isn't the back so fun! I only wish I could read all those lovely artificial ingredients!Also, today in town we got the ingredients to make strawberry Italian soda. yum............. Sorry I don't have pictures of the soda , I already drank all mine.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Caveat Emptor

Last night I read a disturbing fact. It said "some common red food coloring are made from dried insects called cochineal". So I decided to investigate this claim. Way to soon I found it to be true. The shell in red M&M’s, Strawberry Yogurt, fruit punch, pink frosting, most things that are red or pink are made from this female bug! You’ll also find it’s what gives makeup it’s nice red or pick shading. It is labeled under Carmine, or "artificial coloring" what’s artificial about smashed bugs?
But before you decide to vow off anything that is red, Cochineal does support subsistence farmers in poor parts of the world, and is remarkably non-toxic. But just know that next time you feel like putting on some blush, or go to eat that bag of M&M’s you might be using a few dead bugs.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Snake

This is the snake Luke caught the other day.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Muffins

This afternoon the Vestals and us went to Peter's Ridge to go Huckleberry picking. Well, we found out that the berries aren't quite ripe yet, but farther down the hill I found a bush that had quite a few. When we got home I had about a cup, not much, but enough to make Huckleberry muffins! Yumm!