Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Downtown Charlotte NC

So the day after the North Carolina Renaissance Faire we decided to check out down town Charlotte. We planned to go to the Children's Discovery Museum while we were there. We checked out of the hotel at 10 and headed downtown. There was no parking very close to the museum so we parked a few blocks away at the Marriott hotel parking garage for $5. Watch for the cost of parking because we passed many lots that was $10 and $15 parking for the day!

It was a Sunday so they didn't open until noon. So we had some time to walk around and look at the "Big City". We are from a very little country town so this was a big city to us.
 

I don't know the names of these buildings but they are MANY stories high and so SHINY!
The tallest one is the Bank of America Corporate Center-60 stories high.

Here are some more shiny things.
This one was in the front of a bank.
Here is a beautiful Door, I believe it was to the SunTrust Bank. It had so many pictures embossed into it. Look at all the symbols.

  Plaque and Crest


Next was the Il Grande Disco
Why all the Golden stuff?Here is a little history of the city:
Charlotte was founded in 1768 during the reign of King George III of England. To win favor of the crown, the city was named in honor of his wife Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Germany. This statue honors Queen Charlotte, the namesake for the “Queen City".
In the center of town was four statues each standing about 25 feet tall, representing elements that have contributed to the growth of the city: commerce, transportation, industry and the future. History says the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was read by Thomas Polk on the courthouse steps at Trade and Tryon on May 20, 1775.(Here are three of them)
 
Here is a site with a little more history of the town. I will make a second post for the Random pics and Museum.

Monday, October 28, 2013

North Carolina Renaissance Faire

Renaissance....

It's that time of year again. There is a cool crisp breeze. Crunchy leaves falling from trees. Apples and pumpkins. Hay rides and corn mazes. Bonfires and Renaissance Faires. Pumpkin flavored everything.
This is the time of year that I love to bake. It warms the house with delicious scents and fills the bellies of all who enter.

We took the weekend off and headed to North Carolina. It was Renaissance time! We have been planning to go for years and finally got a chance. It was worth the wait. We had a great time. There were so many beautiful costumes and people were friendly.

The first encounter after we walked in the gates was Twig the fairy. She was so happy to see us! As we were happy to see her. We have been following her on Facebook for years now and finally got to meet her in person.
You can find her here.

As we walked around listening to the music and talking to the people we heard someone heckling us. It was this guy.
He was insulting people as they walked by. But at the other end of the fence was a big bucket of nice squishy tomatoes to throw at him. People lined up to pelt the rude dude!

Then we stopped to take in some tunes by Jennifer Mayer playing in the Jamila Lotus skeleton house band, Band of Eternal Souls.

This band plays for Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale where we saw belly dancing with fire!

After a bit of fiery dancing we ran into the GreenMan. He was quite tall!
We also saw various shows on different stages. There was the FairHaven Theatre, Palace Stage, The Haven,CasaFortuna Stage, Rialto Stage, Dutch Door Stage and Sherwood Stage. There were storytellers, comedians,belly dancers, sword swallowing, hypnotists, juggling and acrobats.

Here is Moonie tight rope walking while juggling with fire.


After a long day of walking around we grabbed some grub. They were offering a variety of ales and drinks. Foods were bread bowls filled with chili or soup. Fish and Chips, sweet potato fries, scotch eggs and pizza. Of course we got a turkey leg- who doesn't get a turkey leg at the Renaissance Faire? We sat and ate while we watched the live jousting show at the Queen's Arena.

We sat in the section for the Blue and Silver Knight-I can't remember his name. He supposedly had rabies-not sure why, maybe in the forest too long?

We saw so much and had such a great time! We will definitely try to make it a yearly event if possible :)

Goodbye my friends-until next year!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This saying is very true at my house. May is very colorful here. We have the sweetest pink roses blooming right now. The smell is so wonderfully fragrant. I wish I could just bottle it up for later in they year! I am unsure of the variety, they were here when we moved in.
We also have pink, red and white peonies. Red Roses, wild roses, sweet william in a variety of shades.
The mountain laurel is in bloom along with the purple wisteria and Irises.

We have had a few days of rain and the petals started falling off of some of the flowers so I decided to see if I could capture a few in their beauty by drying them. I will take pictures of the flowers on the plants when the rain lets up.

 Sweet William and Red Rose
 The most wonderful smelling Rose
white peonies, pink and red roses and sweet williams


Hopefully they will dry nicely. Every time I walk near that spot in the house it smells like a rose garden!

April

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful women!


My lovelies made my favorite for breakfast: homemade old fashion sour cream doughnuts
Here is a link to the recipe: http://themessybaker.com/2011/10/19/recipe-old-fashioned-sour-cream-doughnuts/
 They were delicious. They even made a glaze to dip them in. There was so much glaze left they decided to glaze other things such as bacon and hotdogs. I passed on the glazed hot dog but tried the bacon, it was interesting :)

I was crowned Queen for the day with one of the Crowns I like to make. I wore the white one :)


For the Princess or Queen in your life. Perfect for Mother's Day. You can get one here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friggle-Fraggle/195896730486054


We got a movie to watch later called

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)


It looks cute. We love to watch the animated movies together as a family.

Then we will have family game night and play some board games.

Off to enjoy the rest of the day with the babies. Hope you have a wonderful Day!

April
~FriggleFraggle~

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Harry Potter Madness

Harry Potter Madness

I have been working on some new ideas to go along with the Harry Potter Theme.
I am having so much fun making these.

Here are some Harry Potter Magic Wand Pencils that I made the other day..
Here is what it will look like when you receive it in the mail :)
You can order in my shop here:

Also made some Harry Potter Jewelry
This is a Harry Potter Winged Flying Key Necklace

and some more wands....
These have a Crystal Ball on the end .

Mixed magic wands
Then there is the Very Popular Harry Potter Magic Wands

We have read all of the books and watched all of the movies now. Some the kids have repeated.
Thinking of hosting a Harry Potter Party later this year :)

How do you get your Harry on?
~FriggleFraggle~

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all. What a beautiful day we have here too! Almost 70*. Lovely day.
Kids got up this morning and found goodies left by the St. Patty's Leprechaun.
A little hat, a necklace and gold coins. Then we made green shamrock pancakes- yum!
Here are a few decorations that we had around the house....



and a St. Patty's Egg Baby celebrating the coming of SPRING.

Off to enjoy this beautiful day, cold front moving in tomorrow.
Happy St. Patty's Day to you :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tattered TuTu


Tattered TuTu

Here are some new skirts I have been working on. I love the mix of fabrics. 

                                     





I will be making more as I go through the old clothing.
These little skirts make me think of the new song by Macklemore "Thrift Shop" -I wear your Grandad's clothes, I look incredible.....

Each one is Handmade made by FriggleFraggle, so no two will be the same and will have its own personality with the stitches and placement of each piece of cloth.

I always welcome questions, so please ask them before you purchase! :)

~FriggleFraggle~
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Minecraft Creeper 3D Printed


Minecraft Creeper 3D Printed

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121772787/minecraft-creeper-3d-printed

We got a new 3D Printer are making some cool and Creepy Gaming ornaments and jewelry. 
Go check them out on www.FriggleFraggle.etsy.com
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Want to see something 3D printed? 
Drop a line and we will see what we can do :)

~FriggleFraggle~

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer


Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer

https://www.etsy.com/listing/123182720/tattered-shabby-arm-warmer

Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer 

Lovely Victorian influenced cuff is ready to warm your arm in the Autumn breeze.
This tea stained stretch knit cuff is 4 1/2" long and embellished with a Leopard Print /Snake Skin FabricFringe and fabric flower with Black Lace and a beaded center.

Each one is Handmade made by FriggleFraggle, so no two will be the same and will have its own personality with the stitches and placement of each piece of cloth.

I always welcome questions, so please ask them before you purchase! :)

~FriggleFraggle~

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Valentine Heart Wand


Valentine Heart Wand

https://www.etsy.com/listing/123161619/valentine-heart-wand-heart-wand-magic

Valentine Heart Wand - Heart Wand - Magic Wand

Lovely little magic wand for casting fun Love Spells. Embellished with Ribbons and Lacey Yarns. 

You will receive one 8" Heart wand of your choice in a long jewelry box.

Lots of colors to choose from. Just leave a note when you check out with your color preference or I will randomly select a color for you :)
*Red Velvet
*Pink Velvet
*Red Glitter
*Pink Glitter

Each one is Handmade by FriggleFraggle, so no two will be the same. Each having its own personality with the paint and swirls.

I always welcome questions, so please ask them before you purchase! :)

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Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer


Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer

https://www.etsy.com/listing/123158606/tattered-shabby-arm-warmer

Tattered Shabby Arm Warmer 

Lovely Victorian influenced cuff is ready to warm your arm in the Autumn breeze.
This tea stained stretch knit cuff is 4" long and embellished with a vintage lace, burlap and fabric flower with a beaded center.

Each one is Handmade made by FriggleFraggle, so no two will be the same and will have its own personality with the stitches and placement of each piece of cloth.

I always welcome questions, so please ask them before you purchase! :)

~FriggleFraggle~

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Special Valentine Fairy Butterfly Egg Baby Decorations

Valentine's Day is coming up. Even though I have been staying super busy with Homeschooling and work, I try to sneak away- to a corner in the kitchen-to do some crafts.

I have been doing some Altered Art projects. It is fun and I am enjoying myself. Wish I had more time to get more done though.

Pinterest has a lot of great ideas. I like to look on there, then make my version of some of the things that I like.
Here is one:

Special Valentine Fairy Butterfly Egg Baby Decoration

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122899012/special-valentine-fairy-butterfly-egg

and this one:

I love Butterflies, Birds and Fairies, Nests and Eggs so I really enjoyed making these.

If you would like one of your own they can be purchased here:
www.FriggleFraggle.etsy.com