Saturday, August 20, 2011
Recently I've been into using some fun old typewriters, instead of writing with a pen. The typer in the pix is a 1921 Underwood 3 bank - meaning it only has 3 rows of keys. Its a small portable. I had it refurbished and it works like a champ. From what I've heard, typewriters are making quite a comeback. High school and college students are discovering them and typewriter repair men are swamped. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy using a typewriter. Sad thing is, there are no longer any typewriters being produced, all the factories have gone out of business. Thankfully, typewriter ribbons are still being produced. If you are interested in getting a typewriter for yourself, check out your local thrift store. They often have them for a pretty decent price. Recently I saw for for $4.99 and another for $5.99 and both of them worked just fine. Be sure you try each key and make sure that the platten moves as you type. They are fun to use, don't require electricity or batteries, just some strong fingers.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This is Herbert the Gardner bear. My sister knit him for me for my birthday. He is made from an Alan Dart pattern. I was so surprised and pleased when I opened the box! She did a wonderful job on him. He looks like he is ready to head off to work in the garden.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
This is Lloyd in his new Hoodie, backpack & tennies. The tennies have a nice flat sole making it possible for Lloyd to stand on his own and look darn cute.
The second pix is of Lloyd & Roy in hoodies. Considering we are in Ohio and have had a fairly nasty winter (so far) they are pretty toasty warm.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I've no idea when this passion for monkeys started. We're talking stuffed monkeys. I just purchased another PG Tips monkey from England. Then I decided he needed some clothes. He is small, so its not hard to whip something up for him. I used a holiday sock and made him a shirt and festive hat. His name is Roy.
His larger friend, Monkeh, is an original ITV monkey (from England). I decided he needed a few clothes also. I went to our fave thrift shop and found a few things that will fit him, as you can see.
I know, I'm nuts. But they are fun and it keeps me out of trouble.