Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If You Had Three Wishes, What Would You Wish For?

Do you remember "I Dream of Jeannie"?
The sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000 year old genie and Larry Hagman (Captain Tony Nelson) as an astronaut who becomes her master.
They eventually marry.  The show aired from September 1965 to May 1970 running 5 seasons.
Do you ever wonder if you found a genie lamp what you would do with it?  Suppose you found one and rubbed it and a genie appeared - what three wishes would you wish for?  Would you wish for riches, health, peace or a ride on a magic carpet?
Incidentally, Captain Nelson's first wish was for her to speak English!!
Think about it.
All photos are from " I Dream of Jeannie" - Wikipedia.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Fall Wallhanging

Let's make a cute and simple Fall doorhanging.  To make this you will need:
30" of upholstery webbing
three small fallish prints
ribbon for a bow
one berry spray
Wonder Under
burlap scraps
small jute rope
white glue
hot glue and gun
white plastic ring for hanger
OK, let's get started!
I traced around some small fall leaves I had from last year.  You can go out and pick up a leaf or two out of your yard to use as a pattern. 
You are going to trace three of these onto the paper side of Wonder Under.

Also, trace and iron on one of the prints, your FALL letters. (Remember, to trace them backwards).
Just cut them out and iron them onto a piece of burlap.
Trim around the leaves leaving a small margin of burlap.
Glue Jute Rope to the leaves where the veins would be, and leave a tail of the rope.
Adhere your letters to the upholstery webbing.  Cut a notch at the bottom.
Make a bow out of any fallish ribbon you have on hand.
Now, start assembling your wallhanging.
Lay the webbing strip down with your letters already adhered to the strip.  Go up above the letters and first, hot glue down the spray of berries.  Then add the three leaves in various lengths.  Lastly, hot glue your bow to cover up the ends of the leaves' jute rope and the end of the berry spray.
Turn under whatever edge you have left and hot glue it down.  Sew and/or hot glue a round plastic ring to the top back to hang your piece by.
You're done!!
Have been working on a couple of garlands.  This one is burlap with shiny, sparkly orange polka dots.  It is made on jute rope.
This one is made of an orange cotton fabric reinforced with interfacing and stenciled with the letters.  A black spider is on the upper left hand corner!
And, this is Herbie the Hoot Owl.  He is made out of a heavy upholstery fabric and is trimmed with burlap and scrim wings and yoyo, burlap and button eyes.
These will be listed on my Etsy.
Enjoy this beautiful Fall day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Judy's Jabberwocky

Welcome to Judy's Jabberwocky!
Jabberwocky:  nonsense, gibberish, rigmarole
So, this is just kind of a mish-mash of items on my mind right now!
Fall is definitely here in Oklahoma.  It's a beautiful 73 degrees with cool evenings and warm, sunny afternoons.
Sunflowers always make me think of Fall.
Last week when I went to the nursery to get flowers for the front porch - this is what I saw running all around the nursery.  People didn't phase them one bit. 
They were just roaming around eating off of the ground.  So cute!
Several of you have ask about the twins!  Well, would you believe that they are almost one year old?  Next month.
This horse was one their mother played on when she was that size!
I picked them up from the nursery yesterday and by the time I got them out of their carseats and spread a blanket out on the floor - they were up and ready to go.  They can move so fast.  Yesterday, Laycee was actually crawling on all fours.
Kaycee scoots.  They are so cute and so much fun.
So, there just an assortment of my life this week!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Is Officially Here!

Since Fall officially starts today, I decided that I needed to decorate my front porch.  So, out comes my old red wooden wagon.  I went to the greenhouse and bought flowers to fill a couple of containers and it seems like I'm going with a yellow and purple theme this year.
I put a couple of Kale in a basket that had geraniums in it for the summer.
I got a big pot of yellow mums that is just about to pop open, some crotons, a purple kale and some pansies to put in the red pot.  Also, some little yellow flowers that I have no idea what they are.  They were just the right color for me that day.
I bought a pot of combined flowers with the tall spikey flowers, and some yellow ones and added some small purple asters in the corner. 
I added a fall leaf garland and a berry garland to the wagon also.  Looks like Fall to me!
Note:  Any of you who wanted either of the Fall runners that sold out so quickly, I received an order for more fabric.  So, they are listed again on
Enjoy this beautiful time of the year!