Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Odds and ends.....

Just a few completely unrelated items to share today:

1. Last weekend was my birthday and Ron was kind enough to suffer through a few hours at a local Antiques Flea Market with me while I browsed the offerings. I had never been there before (they are only open on Sunday's) but I will FOR SURE go back. There was so much great stuff.....and I was lucky enough to come away with this vintage pie plate. Isn't she pretty???

2. I don't sew.

Let me clarify. I don't sew very WELL. I can sew a straight line like nobody's business, but I really don't know how to use my sewing machine. Ron has to change the thread for me if I want a different color. Don't tell him I told you that.

Anyways, I decided I wanted to make a few handmade Christmas gifts this year and the other night got crafty and made these ornaments. Yep.....I sewed them all by myself (after Ron changed the thread to red for me, that is)!!!! I was so impressed with myself and I think they turned out SO CUTE. Apparently so did Steph. After she saw them she asked if we could keep one (as if it was a kitten or a puppy). I think I will let her pick one out to hang on our tree.

3. I have had a 50mm lens for my camera (Nikon D40) for about a year but it doesn't auto focus (I have to do it manually. Blah.) Every time I took pictures with it they came out very blurry because I couldn't get the focus right. I got frustrated with it, put it in a closet, and forgot about it. I took it out today and played with it for a few minutes (all the shots in this post are from that lens) and I figured it out! There is a little light at the bottom that flashes when the subject is in focus. Who knew?

4. Steph had a Thanksgiving feast at school today and came home with a bonnet made out of paper. Here are my little pilgrims trying on the bonnet for me.

5. Here is wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving from the Chrupcala family!!!


Anonymous said...

Those ornaments are adorable! Good job (as Jen would say)! And the plate is great!


Marlene said...

The ornaments are adorable, and your family is cracked!!! LOL!!! Love the picture!!

(Oh, very pretty pie plate, too!)

Rachael said...

Love those cute ornaments!!!

Great family pic!

scrappermimi said...

Well apparently you can sew and take a great picture in manual mode.

Love your ornaments and the pictures!

It was good to see you this week!

Camille said...

Oh, I love her! She's probably the prettiest pie plate I've ever seen actually. Great find. Hang in there with the 50mm- you will fall in love! I had the same setup, and it took some time, but was totally worth it.

Thanks for saying hello! You have an adorable family!

Tami B. said...

That's the best family photo! LOL
Love your tree ornies, so adorable.

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