Sunday, February 8, 2015

2005 Chevy Cavalier broken gear selector plunger fix

My granddaughters could not use a shifter handle because the plunger head broke off inside the arm. I bought a gear selector assembly from the salvage yard, attempted to remove the console to reinstall the assembly when my neighbor came over and said slow your roll, there's a easier way. He cut off the end of a plastic pin that had a rubber head on it to the size needed, slipped it over the plunger that was inside the arm, glued on with superglue, reapply the handle and the secure pin and Wala it works! The yellow plastic thing sticking up was the problem, it broke off, I bought this one for $37 but taking it back all I used was the handle.

Now it is fixed

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lara Croft Tomb Raider drop double holster belt

I have been researching for days on how to either make one that looked good and not like a toy or thrown together, or buy one. After shopping for the needed items to make one I should have just bought one for the cost of the stuff I bought. So I am thinking of buying it and taking it all back. But here is what I am trying to replicate.

Crocheted Mouse hat

I found this hood pattern on an had to buy it to make for my grand daughter and grand niece for Christmas. It is so cute! 

The most interesting person in my life

The most interesting person in my life at the present time is my two year old grand daughter Ary. She makes me laugh everyday, while yes sometimes she gets into trouble for things but mostly she is smart and loves to help out around the house with chores, too bad they grow out of that. She hears music and starts dancing so take video's and pictures. What I like about that is on my computer you can actually see her grow up as the pictures are automatically lined up by date. I think it is great personally. Especially when they grow up and you want to glance back and remember the good ol days.

This post may not be very interesting to whom ever may be reading it or not, but it is to me and my family. At any rate it started out to be about the things I made then I took a break, and then I didn't post anything for a while because I had not made anything. I didn't want it to go to waste so I posted video's of Ary. However that isn't what I do in my spare room.

Please bare with me as the blog takes on a new meaning of which I have not figured out yet. But in the mean time here is a recent picture of my Ary wearing her new outfit and leg warmers I made. She had a mouse hat also but lost it at an event we went to. She loved her hat. I really need to make another one she really got a lot of compliments on it also. I also made one for my grand niece Alice whom is only 6 months older than Ary.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Card making

I just realized I have been so busy the past year, I forgot all about my blog. I had to give up my craft room due to some much needed repairs that have not been totally completed yet when my grandson moved in. I had to move my craft room out temporarily so most of my supplies are in my shed and some in the laundry room. Well anyhow I was looking at some of the blogs I follow and saw this card by Stamptramp check it out it is really cool.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Social Security App

Social Security now has a wage reporting app for those of us in the SSI program.  I thought it would be wonderful, however you have to know your initial access code they sent you with your sign up packet. Who would have known to keep that.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Brother's Birthday Card

My sisters and I, whom you can find at www. pinkyfingercrafts.blogspot, spent the weekend making cards for different people.  I made one for my brother. 
His card took  a very long time, because I had no idea what I wanted to do. It finally came together nicely.  White card stock with patterned patter by Paper Pizza ephemera paper. The picture is printed on vellum, then black paper from the same pack, and  white card stock cut around with decorative scissors, glued to the final background. 

The inside has three separate tags holding together by a matching brad connected to the pattern paper before gluing it to the card. The side pieces, of the same pack,  the left is one piece and the right has two coordinating pieces. The paper has stitch marks as part of its print, so I used my sewing matching to stitch along in white thread, and let some of the threads hang loose. I then used bakers twine to go from left to right. On the right side I wrapped it on the part of the paper that did not have stitching. Then I glued the paper down so the twine would stay put. The flap at the bottom opens up to reveal my message and the year. The back is stamp with the words "Handmade".

Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

In the spirit of Valentine's day, I spent last weekend making Valentines for my family.  Here is a peak at what I created with the help of my younger sister. I also have a 17 year old grandson and his is still in the making and I think the best one to come. It is made from Steampunk paper. Look up steampunk on Google to get an idea. These are not a nice as some of the ones I have seen on the internet but I think they are ok.

For mom

                                          The envelope was made on the cricket machine and then
                                            For my 2 month old grand baby Ary.

                                                   My grand daughter Tessa
                                            For oldest Grand daughter in College

Second to last Grand Daughter Aaliyah

Friday, January 11, 2013

Handmade Valentine cards 2013

I have been working on valentine cards to give away and here a just of few of the ones where the pictures turned out. I made these myself with card stock and scrap paper, special scissors, and my cuddle bug embossing machine and a few other items.  The all go in this bag I made also. It makes a great gift and I thank my sister at pinky finger crafts blogspot for the idea.

A home made valentine card
Inside of the one with the heart above
I really like this one
The first one and one of my fav's

For a Best Friend


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crochet Mittens

I made these adorable little hand mittens for my seven month old grand neice Alice. I just hope they fit. Pattern by I am told they fit and she loved them.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Crochet Beanie Hat

I am making everyone in my family something for Christmas. This beanie hat/brim hat and scarf set I made for my adopted son in law. Below this post are the pages I made for my mothers scrapbook. I do not have the picture for the scarf. It matches the hat in color. You can wear it several ways.

Friday, November 23, 2012


I started off to work today, Friday, drove 30 minutes on almost an empty tank, to get there and was told I was not needed. The client was suppose to notify my office or call the after hours phone number that she was provided when she signed up.  

I used the time wisely. I went to my favorite store Hobby Lobby to purchase more yarn.  I proceeded to purchase gasoline, and get something to eat. I then went home early to get started on the project below. It took me until midnight only because my craft room has no extra tables or storage so I had to spread it all out to sort through it. I almost gave up, but I said no I am running out of time. I do not have to work Saturday. I am going to finish this page for my mother's scrapbook. It is her Christmas gift, I have two more pages I want to complete. Here is the first one.

And today Nov 24th I finish three more pages. The last one is not embellished as much as the others, it is more whimsical because of where they were taken and what my family was doing. 

This is only part of the last page, my scanner is only so wide, the camera I used for the above isn't doing them justice so I used the scanner to get most of the page for an example. It is of my newest grand daughter Ary Born 11.7.12. I love the layout, I got the inspiration from Daniel Thompson in the 2006 issue of Memory Makers Magazine 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gelatin who knew!

Gelatin, what I used to love and no longer want now that I educated myself as to its origins.  It is a translucent, colorless, brittle (when dry), flavorless solid substance, derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products. Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, horses, and pigs."

Just thought I would right it down so I don't forget lol.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Handmade Purse

I wanted to make something special for my grand daughter for this years Christmas gift, well one of them. 

We love purses, so I decided to make her what I think is pretty fantastic. The instructions called for grommets for the handles, but that did not look good, or turn out very well. So I altered the pattern some to add an upper band  and loops to hold the handles instead of grommets. The loops are in the contrast color for added pizzazz  The small purse and sash are made from the same material used for the lining. The pink fabric is glimmerish, but you cannot really see it, the photo does not do it justice really.