Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Swell January

We have had a BUSY couple of weeks! I had my first doctors appointment for the baby, and all looks good so far.

We celebrated BBB's birthday with crazy good steaks on the Big Green Egg and lots of presents. Mom and I made her a scrapbook of all the photos of her and us in crazy of our "hobbies" is going to antique stores and taking pictures of each other in silly hats. I think she liked it....

My birthday was the 23rd, and Dave, mom, Cathy and I went to see Willie Nelson in Athens!! It was SO great! I also got a Canon 50D digital SLR camera, so you may notice the quality of our photos increasing!

I hope to get more and more into photography, and hopefully will be selling prints soon. Also, if you would like to do a FREE photo session, please drop me a line and let me know!! I am offering free sessions to build my portfolio and gain experience shooting people.

We will be heading to Southern Illinois to visit family very soon, so if you are in S.I. and see something you would like to have, let me know and we will bring it up for you! You can email me at

We have lots of new stuff to share with you. Mom really took a liking to making the bears, so she started experimenting with other animals...we now have sheep and bunnies!

Sheep with wool bag
real sheep's wool in the bag

Black bunny with carrot

Bunny on antique spindel

Witch dress with pinned on boots

the "Star Man" with a vest

Americana stockings
Available in Abe Lincoln and George Washington
filled with a copy of the constitution, grubby flag, and dried flowers

Handmade and hand painted flag
made from wooden slats from Southern Illinois

Stamping the stars onto the flag

I carved the star out of a potato for our "stamp"

And as for the dogs....

Maisy came in filthy a few days ago, and mom gave her a bath in my kitchen sink.
Grimm and J. Otis helped keep an eye on her.

Tonka is a bit of a loner...

J. Otis heard something funny.

It is still a little cold to lay outside,
so Grimm tans in the sunlight on the kitchen floor.

And I sit by my Lasko heater all day...
my nephew, Seth, taught me to love Lasko :)

Have a SWELL day!!

~the Sweet Taters

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