Monday, November 1, 2010

About Time!

Remodeling of Kitchen underway----What a mess! I will show after pics, but, I'm afraid that is going to be quite some time from now!

This is my sewing machine mess! I really really have been busy, honest! Amidst the remodeling going on and the Craft Fairs and sending dauther #3 off to Russia for a mission, I'm not sure if I'm coming or going!

This is a new little dog I've created. he's about 7 or 8 inches total length including ears and legs. I thought he was kinda cute....??

Giraffe a baff went to a baby shower in Columbia, MO. Hope they liked him.

This little monkey also went to the same baby shower.... He's hanging around over there now. I think the swing got to him!

Climbing out of the box.

Climbing out of the box...

Little monkey getting ready to go for a swing...

This is only the beginnings of the sewing I was doing for the Fall Craft Fair at Church on the 30th of October.
I was really busy the whole month of September and October! Not really sure where the time went but, I can attest to being super busy! How people find time to post and do all that they do, I'm not sure.
Hope this Monday finds everyone in your world doing a-okay.
Gotta love a Monday.... wish it included some zzzzzz's...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pics of handmade items

The onesie and the caterpillar were my contributions to the party. I made many of the caterpillars to give out as party favors for the children. The hats were created by my artist daughters, Melanie & Grace, and they hand made each one of the hats that were worn. Then the cake, is cupcakes and one large cake for the head of the caterpillar with fondant feet. He turned out really cute. The girls made him also. The whole theme turned out super cute! We all had a great time.

Everett turned 1!

Everett turned one! He's such a big boy now. Grace (his mommy) and auntie Mel created "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" theme for his birthday. Both did an amazing job! Here are some of the pics to enjoy from that day. And I will make another post with the pics of things I made as well as the hats that Mel and Grace painted & put together. So cute!

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's a new day!

Wow, it's a great new day here! Fridays are a blast! I get to be creative at work and do Church bulletins and just spend time thinking about my next sewing project! I have done some baby onesies and still need to post those pictures. I also need to post the caterpillar Amigukids I'm making for my grandbaby Everett's first birthday! That's next week! I'll get those pics up shortly! I don't know what they did over at the Big List of sewing blogs! But, I am happy I have a bunch of stars now! I never thought I'd make it that far! Thanks so much! What a blessing! Have a super duper fantastical Weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Projects

Krinklekids Doggie.
Doggie was purchased as a baby gift.

Amigukid Monkey

Monkey for Silent Auction.

Amigukid Bee

Bee for Silent Auction.
These are items I've been working on lately. Also completed two onesies appliqued with ties. So Cute! Will try to post pictures soon. Life took on some new challanges recently with some major dental work I had done. I'm adjusting and trying to figure out how I like the work. :) My dog had surgery on his back leg the same time, so we're both healing about the same. We have a ways to go in that regard. My sister lost her father-in-law 2 1/2 months after we lost our father and so, my daughter and I will be making that trip back home to go to the funeral this Saturday. I don't think we'll get a reprieve for the weather, however. So, I'm sure it will be hot, hot, hot!
I've been following "Knock-off-wood" on Facebook and so jealous of the work she creates! I want to try a project, but, not sure what I want to try and not sure if I have the right tools to make it happen! But, I can dream, can't I?
The other changes in my household, are the fact that we've taken up walking and changing our lifestyle from sedentary to moderately active. We are moving and that's always a good thing. Wanted to remember my dad's dedication to walking that he's done faithfully for the past 15-20 years and so, am committing myself to walking as much as possible for him. We did 3 miles last night in the heat! Yikes! But, if we keep going, who knows, maybe we'll be as lean and strong as he was in his later years. I'm not getting any younger and I need to keep myself healthy!
And I need to lose weight too!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spent the Weekend in the Lou

St. Lou that is. We dealt with some family things at the Family reunion at our home place. I think we'll keep the property there in the family, I hope. Looks like that could be the way it goes. After we visited with family and friends, my family spent a relaxing evening in St. Clair and then the next morning, we drove into the city. We went up in the Arch! It had been many many years since I'd been up there. My grown daughter commented that it was the first time she'd been since she was a little girl, and she didn't remember it. So, if that puts any kind of bug in your ear, it should be this: "If you remember it, it doesn't necessarily mean they will remember it." That's in reference to the momentous things you do with your kids when they are little. Do things when they are bigger kids, so they will remember them! We did so many things, had traveled from one side of the country to the other over the years, and I wonder how much of it they remember? Well, we'll have to discuss that sometime!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. I will get those things posted, I will!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Ramblings

Coming off a 3-day weekend is hard! You just get into the relaxing mode, only to find that you have to face the reality of the week you're already in! Grr! Oh well! Life's too short to be frustrated, right?

Not too many disasters today only a freezer that shorted out over the weekend sometime. Went downstairs to the Fellowship Hall and had to drag out all the contents including 2 turkeys, boxes of hamburgers, and hotdogs, and a variety of other food stuff that had to be pitched because we didn't want to take a chance on anything spoiling! A couple of us got it all taken care of though. No more Freezer, however!

We've been working on our weight now since the middle of March, I'd guess. I don't know, because I've been dragging my feet, with the recent loss I've endured. I can't begin to put my finger on it, just haven't felt like dealing with things. But, I finally got on board towards the end of March and slowly making my way down the scales. I believe since the winter, I've lost almost 16 lbs. It's not much from my viewpoint, since I believe I have alot to go, but, it is a drop in the bucket and I'm not going to quit. Even though there are days I'd rather not count the food I'm eating, or put on my walking shoes and go walking. I will still get out there if my family will keep after me! And so far, all the family at home is working on it. We're losing weight and walking; I'd say that's quite an accomplishment for us!

Soon, I hope to show some befores and afters! YIKES! For those of you who know what I'm talking about! Laugh Out Loud!

I have a couple of sewing projects on the horizon. Two infant onesies (memasews) with ties appliqued to the front and two Krinklekids animals for another friend! Yeah God! He has provided the customers for me! I pray He continues to lead them to my door!

Have a blessed week everyone!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Some material goodies to share here:

Just a warm sunny day! Well, we've had a few of them now. After such a rainy spring, it's a nice change! We've been walking! Yes! It's been a long time, since I kept that up and it's time! I'm not getting any younger you know!
So, we've been walking on trails. It's hiking and I like it alot. We love to explore and look at the insects and the butterflies, etc. Listening to the birds is quite soothing too. All in all it's good.
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have forgotten what it was like to have babies in the house overnight! You wouldn't think that was true, except last night, was another eye-opening experience! When I was young, I had 4 children in the house under 5! It was not easy, but, I had the patience of Job I think back then! We had grandbabies: Hudson & Everett overnight and were awakened with crying about 11ish from Everett, who is 9 months old! He only cried for almost 30 minutes but it seemed like a long long time!

Everyone is fine from it, just hadn't quite remembered the crying part in the night!

Looking forward to the next few days with the little guys! Should be fun!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Flickr: Your Photostream

Flickr: Your Photostream

It's May!

I'm back! I wanted to share with you the items I have so frantically been working on and these things that have kept me busy. It helped me to not be dwelling on my loss. You understand. It's been rough, but, I have kept busy.... Here are some of the things I have been working on and you can find the others at my Flickr account.

Friday, April 16, 2010

When I wake up

I'm going to get back to the living. I've only been asleep for a while. Let me mourn for the loss I have suffered. It isn't asking too much to allow me some time. I will come back and probably pick up the pieces of what is left. I only needed some time. This was a hard one. I have to admit. Took me a while to get used to the idea of him not being there anymore. Still have yet to return and feel the emptiness. I'm going to get that opportunity next weekend.

The stuff I've been working on and keeping myself busy is not for sale. It is a whole host of Krinklekids(my creation), to give away to children 0-12 months in our church nursery for baby day. I've also crocheted 5 sets of 10 fish (all the colors of the rainbow), to go to children 2-3. Now, I've got to create 10 patchwork stuffed balls for the 1-2 year olds can play with. That should be awesome fun for them, don't you think? While I work on this stuff, I forget.

Someone wants to know about my etsy shop. I've not figured it all out yet. I'm a little slow. Bear with me. If you have a need for the things I make, or if you'd like to see the things I've been working on, check out my facebook fan page: owlishlycute. I also have a flickr account. Right now, most searches there can be done by typing in Amigukid. Those are my crochet amigurumi pals. I really do need to get a new camera to start taking better photos of my work! Ugh! It's all so overwhelming to me.

Contact me by email: or you can join Facebook, and become my friend there: Martha Harwell Adams. Owlishly cute will take you to the fan page I created.

Have a great week.

Monday, March 15, 2010

It is finished

Those are the words that were spoken of the cross. They are the words I can speak now of my dad's passing. It is finished. It was as if we were on "holy ground" by his bedside as he went to be with the Lord. My heart is empty for him. I wish he didn't have to go, but, it was his time. I will surely miss him, but, I would not want him to come back to this life. He is with our mom and I know he is happy now. His service was beautiful and with the things of his, that is how we will remember him. In the next few weeks, we'll have things to deal with, but, nothing that will be harder than what God would ask of us. He is good all the time, and all the time God is good!

Wishing you all a wonderful week full of blessings of God.
No sewing this week, maybe not even next week.

Soon, I'll be making alterations for my sister's step child for a flower girl dress. It looks like it might be a little difficult, but, hopefully I can tackle it. Will post some pics when I begin in April on that.

And hope to get some items for real in my etsy shop. However, I have to think about changing that name and making my own account.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Still here....

I'm still here, waiting, waiting.... I know it's a hard time for all my family. There are after all 11 kids in my family. My mom and dad were busy! I've missed my mom, most of my adult life, well, all of my adult life, and there were 8 kids under me, so imagine how that felt for all of us to lose our mom so young! Now, having had my dad for alot of my adult life, I'm really going to miss him. You understand yes? Well, here we are... God bless you all on this beautiful Thursday. I have to get my dear hubby off to his Camino Weekend. Looking at traveling down to my dad's over the immediate weekend, and getting ready for the Women's Camino Weekend at the same time. Ugg!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I've been missing in action lately. My dad is in his last time of his life, and I've been trying my hardest to get down to see him every chance I get. It breaks my heart to see him slipping away. But, I also know that "all things work together for good". So I believe it is God's timing in his life, and I'm just going to have to "let go" and let God have his way with my daddy.

It's not like I haven't been making things, I have, but, I don't have pictures to post. I am going to get my daughter to take pics of the last sets of things that I've been working on and get those up here for you to see. If you read this blog, it would be greatly helpful if you'd shoot me an email so that I know you have seen my work. Let me know what you think of it. I'm wondering if I should get these things up on my etsy so that I can begin to make some money on them?

Keep watching for me, my time has not yet come where these Amigukids and Krinklekids are concerned. I'm waiting on the Lord to lead me to the next step.

God be with you all on this fine SUNNY! Tuesday morning!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I've been working on...

These are the things I've been busy with for quite a while. I have a couple more Krinklekids to add here, but, these are things that I want to upload to my etsy shop. It will happen soon. I guess when I figure out the ins and outs of etsy.....

Stuff I've finished....

Here they are... Well, every time I try to put a photo in, the button is not working. I will come back later to try to insert these pics. They are awesome! My daughter is becoming quite the photographer! I love her pics!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Already sold!

Here's what I've been working on the past week or so amongst other things. It's actually the 2nd version of my orange giraffe. The first one, I wasn't pleased with. I don't have a great camera so my pictures don't come off very clear. I will have to try to get my daughter to take pics for me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday makings

Here it is another Thursday already in the new year! I have this to post today---
Well, today I hope to get to a few more projects. Yesterday, I made a trip wallet for my daughter's 25th birthday. I of course, forgot to take my camera to get a picture of it. What I did was take my new little portable tiny sewing machine that I got for umhmm, Christmas, and wanted to see how it would work. Well, I wasn't too impressed with it, but, it was handy. It makes carrying my normal machine around a little less cumbersome. Has anyone else had any kind of thoughts about those little mending type of machines?
So sad to see what is going on in Haiti! I hope they can get things back together before more quakes come along!
Have a super duper Thursday everyone!