Monday, November 26, 2007

~~Camping with Dinosaurs~~

We just went on a little camping trip & had a wonderful time camping in Dinosaur Valley ~~ walking where the dinosaurs walked. This beautiful state park has actual dinosaur footprints & how lucky we were that it was still 80 degrees so we could cross the river where most of the prints are under water. They have wonderful marked trails where we took nice long hikes & beautiful wooded campsites where we spent alot of time just sitting & soaking it all in. We made early morning campfire coffee & there's nothing better than breakfast on a camp stove......bacon smells SO good outside! And of course Cabo & Cookie loved it too & their tiny little legs kept up every step of the way on our hikes. It was hard to come home! But we did get back for a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & after our 80 degree days we had snow & sleet Saturday morning! Texas finally turned cold!

Tonight we will be putting up our tree in between watching Dancing with the Stars Finale! I hope everyone had a wonderful & happy Thanksgiving! I can't believe it's time to decorate for Christmas! My family gift tradition with my parents, brothers, & sister is only homemade, handmade things so I'm busy trying to come up with ideas !! I actually took a bag full of fabric, ribbon, pins, beads, & styrofoam balls on our camping trip thinking I would come back with lots of treasures made........has anyone ever covered a styrofoam ball with fabric?? I'm having a terrible time figuring this out so please send suggestions if you know how!!

Have a lovely day!


PAT said...

The camping trip sounds wonderful! We enjoy Dancing With the Stars very much.

Happy decorating!

bee'nme said...

Howdy! I've done a patchwork effect with fabric on styrofoam balls before by laying on a small scrap of fabric and then with a plastic knife tucking the edges down into the styrofoam - then laying another piece of fabric beside the first and tucking its edges in too - and so on all around the ball - the effect is of a slightly puffed patchwork quilt around the ball. (occasionally I had to secure some of the edges with a bit of glue) Then you can finish off the top with a bow and a little sprig of greenery or something of that nature. The only other way I can think of to cover a ball would be to use strips of fabric and wrap them top to bottom around the ball...

Anyway, just some thoughts!

Love your blog!!

Becky S.

Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love the scenery! I have done the fabric balls too but I used glue and glued the strips right on the the ball. It was a sticky mess. lol!


Whimsy Pink said...

wow! LOOKS like fun!