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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lace back shirt

Here's a tutorial on how I made this lace back shirt:
First I took a dress that I never wore (and it was kind of small) and I cut the bottom off so it was the length I wanted. You can keep it long if you want and just make a Lacey dress, that would also be very pretty. I sewed the bottom of the dress onto a pair of jeans that i cut the legs and crotch out of to make a skirt. 

 Decide where exactly you want the lace and what size/shape you want. Cut out the piece and pin it on, folding the raw edges under. If there are any Lacing loops be sure you don't cover them.

Stitch in place staying as close to the edge as you can. Cut down the middle of the lace the length of your zipper, pin the zipper in place and sew it on, securing the lace in place, one side at a time. sorry no pictures for this step. (If the dress fits you fine you could skip the zipper step, this can also be done to a dress that already has a zipper. You would ust have to fold the raw edges and sew around it.)
Add your lacing/ribbon. If your dress did not have a tie, or it became lost over the years it sat in your closet not being worn, you can use any ribbon or lacing that matches. Hem the bottom 
and your shirt should be ready to wear - enjoy!

Hangin' with the gang

Spent some time sitting in the yard, under the crab apple tree with my guys. I just love them all, each of them with their own personality.

Lacey and Rugen

Matilda and Faye

Scramble - Crazy Chicken!

Scramble and Jade

Goose and Jade


Such a Cuddle Bug

Lacey and Me in the Grass

Lacey and Rugen

Rugen is so Photogenic 

Faye and Elesmera

Pippi and Luara

Not my Button!

Little pals

Each morning as Lexie goes out our outdoor cat, Clover, runs up to her and they have a ritual of rubbing against each other and then Clover follows Lexie around the yard as she does her business. And each morning I think to myself that I really need to get a picture of them. This morning I did bring a camera.  This is the only one that came out, I think it's pretty cute!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


I've given in and started a Facebook page.  I needed to in order to publicise my farm. Please like my page! It's Still Waters Farm but there are many of them! It's surprising actually how many farms are named this.

In the freezer

All 58 Freedom Rangers have been butchered. 
I have plenty for sale! They are $4.50 a pound, they are between 4 and 5 pounds. 
They are delicious,  yes, we cooked one already.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Piano Lessons

So, I did finish my story, on the 30th of last motnth. It was a great feeling. Of course there's a lot of editing still to do, but it has an end! It is called Piano Lessons, though it's not necessarily about piano lessons. It's more about God's love for us.
Any way, I had a blast writing it and it has got me in such a writing mood that I just can't stop myself. I have started many other stories, some of which I think will be much better than Piano Lessons, and I can't type them fast enough. It's very exciting. I have a friend who loves writing just as much as I do, so that has also been fun; sharing ideas, sharing our stories, you know, having writer's discussions. It's also neat because I know my stories wouldn't be as good without her, and I'm sure she could say the same. We do freely give each other ideas, and advice concerning our stories, if one of us has an idea for the other's story we don;t let it go unspoken - even if it's a little out there! But it's been great!
I will continue to post excerpts from what I'm working on with the title of the story, assuming it has one. I will not post a list of all the ones I'm working on, as I would not expect any one to be able to comprehend it but myself. I will keep you posted on my writing adventure, for it is an adventure. And I don't think it is one that will lead no where.
Please post all your comments and suggestions, I love hearing from you!

Americauna Chicks

I had Zuzue my Americauna rooster and I have Jade my Americauna hen, I had given my friend six of her eggs and they ALL hatched! She gave me two of the chicks. The dark one is Ann and the light one is Kathryn (Katy). I am actually hoping that one will be a rooster, so a name might change. They are so cute! And they get screaming so loud and won't stop unless I hold them, they're silly. 

Saturday, 10 May 2014


I thought this was an adorable picture of Count Rugen. 
So I actually sold Rugen, my cousin bought him! He will be staying here though, so I get to love on him :) He's so cute. I also sold Thornton. and honestly, good riddance. And I've still got the two girls. I'll try to get some pictures of them soon.   


Yes, these truly are the same chicks I showed you two weeks ago. They are not so cute any more. They are fat... really. I lost two the first week, so I'm down to 58, I didn't think that was too bad though. I like my chicks, even if they are fat and ugly. Can't wait to see them on the table! No...honestly I can. 


Friday, 2 May 2014

Pink Saturday

I couldn't get as good a picture of her as I had hoped, she's a squirmy little girl! And they are blurry :( But here is Lacey decked out in her pink bunny costume! Happy Pink Saturday all!