Little (Or Not So Little) Chickens

O.K. its high time that I got back into the blogging world. I know that summer is a busy time for all, but that is no excuse, I MUST get back on top of things before school starts on the 19th. If I don’t get it done now, I may never get it done in the chaos of Back-to-school nights and the start of school. Here goes nothing.

I should have told you about this 8 weeks ago, but the thought slipped my mind and I didn’t get to it.

We, meaning my family and I, have baby chickens.


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This is the box that they came in. We ordered them online and they mailed them to us! We actually got to pick baby chickens up from a post office!

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We didn’t know that baby chickens slept so much. The chicks would all be running around, and then they would all be asleep, which made us all laugh really hard.

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Of course, they also spent a LOT of time eating and playing in the sawdust.

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This is my favorite chicken, Can you believe that when she is full grow she will look like this?!?!

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This was news to me. I didn’t think that they would look THAT different. Oh well.

Well really, I procrastinated to the point that they aren’t really babies anymore……

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Well, I procrastinated so long that they are this big now….Oops.

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The two chickens in this picture (reading from left to right) are Dot who is a golden Laced Wyandotte, and Gravy, who is a Light Brahma.

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The cleaver looking chicken on top of their feeder is Buff, A Buff Orpington, and the striped one behind her is The  Valedictorian Chicken, called either Val, or Tori, who is a Barred Rock, The chicken behind her is Hydra, a Speckled Sussex. We have 8 babies though, the other Two who you can’t see very well in any of the pictures are Red, a Rhode Island Red, and Blackberry, a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

But, as I’m sure you have noticed, that only counts to SEVEN hens. Oops. We ordered EIGHT hens.

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Apparently, even experts get mixed up sometimes. We got one Amelia Gonzales ROOSTER. We can’t have roosters where we live, because they make too much noise. We have found him a good home where he is allowed to crow.  The chickens are now two months old and flourishing.

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This is the coop they will be living in sometime soon. Our big chickens live in it right now, and that would be fine, except, the little gray chicken you see in the picture despises the baby chickens. We are waiting till they get a bit bigger than she is to put them in the same cage.

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Garage Sale Glory!

I have always loved going to garage sales, but now I love them even more!

Question: What’s Green, originally $345, and paid for at a garage sale with $50?

Answer: The most beautiful prom dress ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So beautiful!!!!!!!!! I won’t be able to wear it for another year (I have to be in high school to go to prom. 🙂 But I can’t wait!

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

You Never Know What you Have Until…You Clean Your Room

What I was doing today is what my mom calls a big room clean, which we do it once a year once school gets out. (We meaning my brother  and I) It involves taking absolutely everything out, scrubbing, sorting all of the stuff, and then putting everything back in. It’s a lot of work, but the result is worth it. And here’s why we do it…
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Eeep! Really bad isn’t it. But that’s not all of it.
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And that’s why we do the room clean. As we take everything out we put it in the living room.
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I feel sorry for our poor living room, but my room needs to be empty for a proper clean.
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So much better! I might not have finished till four, but it was SO worth it. It always is.
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Hooray for clean bedrooms! now that I know what craftiness is in there I’ll probably be crafting more!
Thanks for reading,
Sparkle Jane

 

 

I Had Fun!

My school had a dance a while ago (and when I say a while I mean 2 months ago:) My school calls dances “Stomps”, which doesn’t make sense until you go to one and see that none of the guys ever dance with the girls. You can’t really blame them because if you do dance with someone people will video tape you. No joke, they really will. All “Stomps” are planned by the student leaders, and I am a student leader, so I knew about it before the rest of the student body. Because of this I had a lot of time to plan an outfit.

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The final outfit was Black skinny jeans with orange shirt, turquoise tank-top, black hat with orange ribbon (not the hat in the picture, we decided on a different black hat last-minute, but it did still have the same ribbon), and a scarf that I made myself. The scarf is easy to make and I will probably do a tutorial on it sometime. The outfit was a success and I had a great time.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

 

Granddaughter Dreams

A little while ago I was asked to make a custom order row quilt for a customer who had bought one of my other row quilts. I eagerly accepted the idea and went to work. After a little while I realised that I did not have any more of the theme fabric that I had used on the other two row quilts. “Oh well” I thought,very confident that finding more would be easy. “Ha” is what I say to my naiveté. We couldn’t find it anywhere! We looked everywhere, and after what seemed forever ( it only took several months) we found some. Hooray! Here is a picture of my raw material.

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So a quilt was made for the customer’s newborn granddaughter. I love the quilt because it has so much purple!

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Thank you so much for reading,

Sparkle Jane

P.S. The granddaughter’s name is Story. I LOVE IT!

Easter Sunday

For my Easter dress this year my mom and I did, not a remodel, but a make over. I found out recently that my great-grandmother was quite the sewer. She would make my grandmother a new dress for every occasion big or small. One of these dresses that she got when she was about my age she kept, and had me try on. Success! It fits almost perfectly. ( Just a little tall in the torso.)

The zipper was a little hashed, but that is to be expected in a dress that is 50 years old. So we put in a new zipper. After finding the perfect shade of pink jacket, we have a very cute Easter outfit for a beautiful but chilly morning.

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The pin you see on the jacket is what I was making in my previous post, WEATHER REPORT. If you want to make the pin, click HERE. I made mine a little larger than she did, 3-1/2″ base, and used about 2-1/2 yards of rick rack.  It was easy!

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I hope you all had a great Easter.

Sparkle Jane

P.S. Happy April fools day! Tell me of any pranks you play!