Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Patch and Hallowe'en 2011

As promised the long awaited pumpkin patch pictures and some from today.

T was a 'good' witch and R was a cat, a witch's familiar if you will. It was the same cat costume T wore her first two Hallowe'ens. The witch costume was new from Target but worth it. She loved it! It was a little big so I had her wear a turtle neck under it.

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Talia Swing Pumpkin Patch 2011

Hallowe'en 2011

Talia Hallowe'en 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Islay Corners Photography is live on Etsy!

A little shameless plug, my Etsy store is live! I will be adding items and switching items out but I wanted to test the waters to see if I get any bites!

I've also updated my photo blog ( and I will be making a few tweeks in the coming days so stay tuned!

Shameless plug done!

Back to tending to a sick R. He started throwing up this morning so everyone but T is suffering from lack of sleep! He is doing better and ate a big lunch, I just hope it stays down ;) I've already done 3 loads of laundry this morning! R's little buddy Blue did need a bath before this morning but after the initial sickness session, he really needed a bath!

Monday, October 24, 2011

She is a Super Hero Princess Girl!

T has a few Hallowe'en parties for her various activities. I don't want her wrecking her "Good Witch" costume so I pulled this super girl costume out from my stash. I got it post Hallowe'en last year at Target for like $2 because it was missing the cape and boot covers. To 'enhance' what parts of the costume I had, I got some stretchy headband ribbon and two white flower hair clips at Hobby Lobby (@$10). I wanted yellow flowers but they had every colour but white it was! Its more serviceable anyways!

I haven't sewn the headband or belt yet but I clipped them together with the flower clips so she could wear it today. I found some red velveteen in the remnants bin for $3 at Hancock and tada, a cape! It needs some Velcro but a clip I had did the trick for now.

She is a Super Hero Princess Girl!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Long Day...

I promise I will update this with pumpkin patch pictures soon. I wanted to update those interested in how things went at my second craft show. In fairness, the craft show was put on by a local special needs group. That being said, perhaps I should have just given them a donation and saved my time. Lots of oohs and aaahs and business card taking but that's it.

It wasn't well attended or promoted and I made a sale of three cards. That's it, for six.long.hours. A friend stayed with me so it was a wonderful chance to catch with her however, I would have loved to be a smidge busier seeing as I put a lot of effort into getting ready for today. Oh well, it was for a good cause and no one was very busy sales wise at all. And now I'm all set for the Christmas bazaar in three weeks!

I thought you might be interested in my display! S helped me out with some display stands from some scrap wood we had in the garage. I'm quite happy with how the setup went today, I think I've got a winning display and somehow just need to turn all the ooohs and ahhhs into dollar signs.........

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Isn't this how you build a fence?

So last weekend, the neighbour with the dogs and S decided it was high time to fix the fence. A decent strong wind could have knocked it over apparently. I could do the same thing to my kitchen cupboards with a sledge hammer but according to my husband the fence takes priority...the eternal bickering over the kitchen continues....

Back to the fence. Friday night S, T and R sat out in the backyard and took down our side of the wayward fence. T helped pull down boards and knock out nails. R supervised from his Muskoka chair.

Thursday night the neighbour's wife had thrown her back out so that threw a bit of a wrench into the plans. Regardless, S and S (the neighbour) got started on the fence Saturday afternoon. T helped carry boards. We had to get things tidied up early as S had a poker game chez nous that night.

Sunday while R had his nap, I took T to see the 2D version of the Lion King. After the movie was done and all of T's questions during the movie were answered, we returned home. T preceded to help carry boards again and generally help out.

T and R tried playing in the yard. R has started up T's old trick of sticking his finger in someone's mouth. If I didn't know any better, I think my kids will end up working in the dental field. They are/were both obsessed with teeth!

By Sunday night, the fence was finished with a few minor tweaks. The neighbour's newest four legged friend (a 5lb black and tan chihuahua) is a bit of a Houdini. If the fence was even slightly too high, she'd escaped so some of the boards had to be lowered despite the gradation of the fence.

Here's some shots from the adventure that was the fence building!

Isn't this what everyone does when they wear their Hello Kitty rain boots???

El Supervisor!

Pounding out nails

Can't help, might break a sweat!

Momma, take a picture of me!!!!

Because he's just so handsome!

Come on just say ahh!!