Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tickle Me Tuesday

(A joke from my friend Jeanette! Was she trying to give me a hint? LOL)

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.. but, by the time I got my leotards on, The class was over.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Manic Monday

.....Oh the joys of the Holidays. In case you've been wondering why you hardly see me around here...I kind of feel just like this..

The joys of having a family and a business, a business that involves making things for others. It's like the stories you hear from the families of mechanics, their cars are always the LAST ones to get fixed. hahaha So here it is, the Monday before Christmas Eve and I have two short days to finish gifts. My head hurts. And my back, arms and fingers too. But, I'm pretty excited too! Not only have a mapped out several new items for the store, I've also got some pretty neat handmade gifts for friends and family! Almost anyway. hahahaha And I'm so excited about getting to spend a few uninterrupted days with all the people I love - a REAL reason for joy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tickle Me Tuesday

My favorite - 101 Ways To Annoy People

1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.

2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."

3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."

4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."

5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.

7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.

8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.

9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".

10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.

11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

12. Sniffle incessantly.

13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.

14. Name your dog "Dog."

15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."

17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".

19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."

20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.

21. Practice making fax and modem noises.

22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.

23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.

25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."

26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."

27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.

28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.

29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.

30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.

32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

34. Drum on every available surface.

35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.

36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.

37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.

38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.

39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.

40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.

41. Set alarms for random times.

42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.

43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.

44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.

45. Honk and wave to strangers.

46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.

47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.

48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.

49. Wear your pants backwards.

50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.

51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"


53. only type in lowercase.

54. dont use any punctuation either

55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.

57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.

58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.

59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.

60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.

61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."

62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.

63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.

64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.

65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."

66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.

67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained.

68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."

69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.

70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.

71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.

72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.

73. Drive half a block.

74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.

75. Ask people what gender they are.

76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.

77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.

78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".

79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.

80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.

81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.

82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.

83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."

84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.

86. Wear a LOT of cologne.

87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."

88. Sing along at the opera.

89. Mow your lawn with scissors.

90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"

91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."

92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something
about "psychological profiles."

94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."

95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.

96. Never make eye contact.

97. Never break eye contact.

98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.

99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.

100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.

101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tickle Me Tuesday

Miniature Food Christmas CookiesImage by PetitPlat by sk_ via Flickr

Holiday eating guide

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

CERTAINLY not original, taken from an email round!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tickle Me Tuesday

Remember my friend Amy that I posted about before? I think I might have the answer to Amy's dilemma over at Sea of Green and her Tuesday phobia. So hence starts Tickle Me Tuesday! Have a kick ass funny story? A rolling on the floor joke? A really silly picture? Well, Tuesday's the day to share that with blog land. LOL

SO, here's my contribution for Tuesday! It makes me giggle on THOSE know what kind I mean. LOL

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Baby - Cyber Monday Sale!

In honor of the birth of my new granddaughter, Rylee Jo - Candejo's Creations is having a Cyber Monday Special - 20% OFF everything in the store! The prices haven't been changed for each item - you'll see the 20% off reflected in your paypal billing! Happy Shopping, and post a hello here to Rylee if you want - I'll print them out for her mommy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Shopping

Hopefully everyone is having a great time, staying safe and finding super bargains! I am SO excited about some of the fabric and yarn deals I'll be getting - hooray! And praying I have time to get all my Holiday gift giving projects done in the next month - happy shopping!

If you aren't making gifts this year, make sure to check out the Candejo's store button on your left! You can purchase handmade gifts, Art from the Heart! The holidays are fast approaching and when you care enough to give the best, give handmade. There is a wonderful selection of handmade items to choose from and special requests are always welcome. All items available have set Buy It Now prices and combined shipping for multiple items.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Laughter needed

my tickle me Elmo TMXImage by Adam Foster | Codefor via Flickr

If you're like me....and you're already having one of THOSE days, how about clicking over to Becki's (Harmony in motion) post here. Certain to give you your giggles for the day!

OMG....I think I might have the answer to Amy's dilemma over at Sea of Green! LOL Be looking for an email Miss Amy!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sewing Holiday craftiness!

Spools of vintage thread: greensImage by litlnemo via Flickr

My head is just swimming trying to keep my to do list under control. LOL New store items to make, special orders to get finished, new grandbaby coming items to finish...PLUS my personal list of things to make for gifts for the Holidays. What's on your list? Are you making them, purchasing handmade, or just going for the WalMart items?

Several places you can visit if you're looking for sewing and craft patterns or tutorials for making your gifts -

Twyla over at Sweet as Steel. She's blogging a 12 weeks of Christmas spectacular of ideas, tutorials and links.

Lisa over at Domestic Diva has some new gift giving tutorials linked this year - but make sure to check out her Giant List of Sewing Tutorials for ideas too!

And of course don't forget to visit Sew Mama Sew - the blog and the forums have fantastic information too.

If you just don't have the time to make everything yourself, make sure to check out my shop link to your left! You can also visit other online sites, like - remember "Buy Handmade = It's Art from the Heart."

I'm sure you don't need directions on how to get to your local big box store. LOL

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Cocoon - Knitting Pattern

Baby Cocoons are the latest thing for babies and not just for photo props. They are so cute and are perfect for swaddling. So when I found the pattern for the cute baby hat I blogged about earlier the wheels starting turning. So I grabbed the knitting needles and went to work.

Size 10 1/2 circular needles
#4 yarn (worsted weight), use two strands held together

Cast on 80 stitches, join into round - place marker
Knit 1 round, purl one round (will make a garter stitch to match the hat)
Repeat these two rounds until piece measures 22" long.
Next row: Knit 2 together, 40 stitches left
Next row: Knit 2 together, 20 stitches left
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn on needle, draw through remaining stitches and draw closed. Fasten off.

Now, you can just roll down the top and you'll have the perfect cocoon for a baby! They are so easy to make and use, you won't believe it. You can make one in every color of the rainbow! I've attached a cute little flower that matches the hat. When you go to cocoon the baby - just roll it down like you would a sock. Put the baby's feet in and roll up to swaddle the baby.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Granddaughter....

Soon we'll have a new baby in the family - another little girl. Girls are SO MUCH fun to make things for! I spent last week making her home from the hospital things. I had a few ideas of my own, but was having a hard time with the hat. I started searching on the Internet to see what I could find. I needed something fast but cute. I found this free knitting pattern on FAVECRAFTS from M.E.H. Designs! I love it, it's quick and easy and is also easy to adapt for size so I know I'll be making more. It's just too cute! Here's the one I have already made and I have plans to make more colors. I'll post again about the other items I've made to go along with it and I'll also be posting some pictures and free patterns for the two other items for the set.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aren't they pretty?

Don't you just LOVE these, aren't they BEAUTIFUL?!

You can find quite a few sets of them on sale this month at I would so love to have a full set, I can picture myself smiling and giggling while I do my "needle -ing". Here's how they describe them - "These beautiful laminated birch wood needles show off waves of color. Our Harmony wood needles provide just the right amount of grip to make slick yarns manageable, plus the gradual tapered points easily slip into stitches, making complicated patterns easy."

I'm in love.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery.

Created with inkscape; Recreated in IllustratorImage via Wikipedia

And you'll understand the irony of that statement when you read about John T. Unger's plight. Can you imagine - having to pay thousands of dollars to defend your copyright against the imitator? And the imitator could win, simply because he has more money? Make sure to read his story and pass it along, in blog world, FB and twitter.

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