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Drive You Buggy!

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I am planning on doing a demonstration on making bugs at Sandy Camp which is coming up next week.  I have made lots of cute bugs.  Since we are celebrating our 13th year with Trick and Treat I was wanting to make some that are more Creepy.  So I have made a few Scarabs and beetles.  I have not come up with anything too scarry yet.  Maybe some of the other campers will make something that will scare everybody…. I will keep trying.  They all don’t have their eyes or their antenna.  I have to get them completed and baked.  I wanted to show you that I have been doing something.  I figured that some of the bugs would look good on the Birdhouses which still need decorated!  -K

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Making Birdhouses!

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I have been planning on making Birdhouses for some time now.  We had a bunch of wood pieces left over from trimming the ends off of board when we built our fence.  They are nice boards and I thought that they should not be wasted.  So I decided that I would make some birdhouses and decorate them in some fun ways.

Today Marty and I got them all put together.  We cut all the sections and then did an assembly line to put them together.  I have big plans for the finishing of them.  But for now they are all natural.  I plan on putting wire and beads on them and possibly painting or washing some with a color stain.  I figure I will do as the spirit moves me.  -K

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Hail Hail, The Gang’s All Here!

I just loved working on this Special Order! Look at all these little octopi-ettes, you can tell they are girls from their flower headbands.

I love the colors she chose, bright and cheery. I’ll be sad to see them go.

They can hardly wait to go, you can almost hear them giggling!  – T

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Double Rainbow in the Morning!

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Waking up to the thunder, I looked out the window and saw a double rainbow.  I expected to see lightening, but saw a beautiful rainbow which arched over the homestead.  It was amazing. One picture shows a garden fountain made from old pieces of farming equipment collected off the farm.   Needless to say I couldn’t go back to sleep.  But the sun rises are as amazing as the sunsets here in Montana.  We leave tomorrow and I will miss it all, except the mosquitos.  -K

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If I Were Backpacking…

Today I dropped off my husband Marty and father-in-law Al to go backpacking in the Mission Mountains.  If you have been following this blog at all, since last summer, I attempted to make a cane of the mountain for the Families 100 years celebration of the homestead.  Well this year we are back again hoping only to get in a hiking trip.  I did not get to go due to my back being out of wack.  So I stayed behind and collected some really nice drift wood.  I hope to turn it into some fabulous pieces.  We will see.  In the mean time here are some mountain shots for your enjoyment.  -K

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Fresh Cherry Pie!

 I am enjoying my time in Montana on the homestead.  I got to pick cherries for Aunt Tam to make fresh apple pie.  The cherries looked so pretty on the trees.  I had to take some pictures.  The pie was oh so yummy.  Sunday morning we also got to have Aunt Tam’s “Awful Waffles” – Awful Good Waffles, that is…  So we have fabulous scenery and scrumptuous food.  Fresh fruit and veggies from the garden.  What more could you ask for?  Maybe a few less mosquitoes. 

You can check out Tina’s fabulous fruit corsage pins on her etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademom  They look good enough to eat!  -K

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Easter Is Near!

Easter Cross

 

I have been working on lots of things.  Easter is just around the corner and I came up with this pattern for a spring colored cross.  You can add your own bail or chain. 

It is fun getting out of the darker colors and into some bright and cheery ones for a change!

I should be out working on my yard.  But I guess I will leave that to the bunny who has been making it home all winter…. -K

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