Blog CandyHappy Wednesday! Today I will show you some pictures from our trip to museum and one sewing project for Halloween. But first I would like to announce about BLOG CANDY!

Hooray! My first give away! What you will need to do is to leave a comment on this post and I will randomly pick a winner! I will run the Blog candy through the next Wednesday! One week! You can post your comment once each day and I will take the names each day and put them in a bucket for my son to pick the winner from at the end of the week, so you will have more chances to be a WINNER!
The winner will receive all the items in this picture:
–    3 clear stamps;
–    Mini-album kit;
–    Russian wooden doll fridge magnet;
–    Russian Chocolate bar with vanilla flavor;
–    Witch Boot, that I made

As for me I never had luck with give aways. Oh, no, I am lying! Once I won a pack of TOILET PAPER at the local grocery store! It was a sign up thing, where if you win they send you a coupon for free stuff, so I was very excited to get 4 free toilet paper rolls, but this store never had it in stock… Eventually they told me that they don’t have it in store anymore, discontinued item. I just threw that coupon away and was crying all evening, I am joking I wasn’t crying, but was very frustrated!

Apostles ClockAnd now to the pictures from our trip! Since the exhibition was in the public museum, we took some pictures of their exhibits. We couldn’t take pictures from The Tsar and The President exhibition… the most interesting thing for me was the 8’ tall Apostles Clock. We got there just in time so we saw how it was working! It was spectacular! The Apostles pass before Christ as the clock strikes the hour and a melody plays. This clock was build by German immigrant Mathias Kitz in 1895.

Mammoth Femur BoneSergei was amazed of the size of the Mammoth’s bone! He is as tall as Mammoth’s leg bone to the knee!

Of course I was paying lots of attention to shoes and fashion. I love beautiful classic shoes. I think I would wear these one from the 19th century. But I don’t think I would be very comfortable in these hoops for the dress especially sitting at my desk and making cards! I liked the manikin for sewing. Looks like it is still in good shape! It is adjustable to different sizes!

As for my husband, he liked the Harley Motorcycle from 1914. But he said that it is probably would not so comfortable to ride… Even though, it is very neat!

Chef Sergei 1914 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Dress Hoops

Clothes Manikin Carpet Sweeper Old Fashioned Shoe

When we went to the last room I took a picture of this broom or vacuum cleaner maybe. It was very heavy! Can you imagine bringing it to the second floor of your house, if you have it of course? I am having a hard time to bring our Eureka upstairs. Always thinking who will roll down first the vacuum cleaner or me? Our house is old and the stairs flight is very low, we need to bend our heads always when we go upstairs. I remember days when I almost saw my head rolling down the stairs!

I hope you liked my little trip report!

Witches BootAnd the last is about this Witch Boot. My son thinks it is very cool! It is very easy to do also. There is a pattern for this. I made a little border by sewing several pieces of different fabrics. You can find the full instructions for this in the Sew News magazine from the October 2006 issue. I found this magazine in the library last year. I worked at Jo-Ann’s store and when one customer was buying a very cute Halloween fabric I asked what she was going to do. That’s how I found it! Do you think if it looks like a treat bag? I don’t know but I think it will looks great from Christmas fabric great also. May be for a fashion diva, or teenager girl?

I wish everybody good luck and have a nice evening!!!


The Red Haired Girl

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22 Responses
  1. Jeannie says:

    Hey there – thanks for all of the great comments you left me recently – luv ya and your blog!!

    Dragonfly Journeys

  2. Love your witch’s boot! The halloween fabric is so perfect it will be awesome decoration for the season!

  3. Maria Matter says:

    Hi Elena, had to come by to check for those museum pictures. Looks like you all had a great time! We observed an Apostle Clock at the Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Ever heard of Hershey Chocolate or Hersheypark Amusement Park?) The clock was awesome to see in motion!
    Never saw the witch boot before, looks fun to make! And yea, blog candy! Blessings, Maria

  4. Miss 376 says:

    A bit of deja vue seeing the russian doll magnet, my son was asking about Russian dolls last week! Can see why you enjoyed the day out, the museum looks fascinating

  5. Linda says:

    Love your witch’s boot! I wish me and my sewing machin could be friends ;o)
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments you left on my blog


  6. Lisa says:

    Ooooo how exciting… blog candy is always appealing to us crafters. When I was reading you blog piece I felt a wave of excitement come over me I felt like I was 10 again with even the prospect of being a possible winner.. I want to jump up and shout..Pick Me!!! Pick Me!!! very child like I know!!
    OO and congrats on you first blog candy give away…great prize!!!

  7. Andrea says:

    Looks like you had a fabulous day out, great photos

  8. Anne says:

    That blog candy looks very tempting! 🙂

  9. Deb Neerman says:

    What fun photos!! And I love that witches boot; I’m gonna give that one a try!

    TFS your amazing photos and creation with us; you rock!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  10. malieta says:

    Your witches boot is awesome Elena!
    Thank you for sharing the photos from your trip. I think visiting the museum is a wonderful way to spend the day viewing relics from the past. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome candy as well:
    I also want to mention that I have tagged you and I hope you get a chance to play along:)

  11. Janine says:

    Great witch’s boot Elena!!

  12. margaret says:

    Elena thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad that it got me here to yours. I’ve not been to the Oshkosh museum before, but it reminds me of Greenfield village and the Henry Ford museum. Lots of fun old stuff; makes me appreciate my modern life.

  13. Maria says:

    Wow, thank you for offering a blog candy!! I’m like you. . .I never win but I came down to visit you just to see what you are up to and decided since I’m here, I’ll comment your blog candy!! LOL!

    I love museums. Your pictures are great. Boy, that’s a huge bone. . .imagine how big that animal was!

    Love your witch’s booth. Took cute!


  14. Ida says:

    Hi Elena, What a great time you had at the museum. Loved all your pictures. I’ll have to show my hubby the Harley photo. He owns and rides a Harley but a much newer model then that one. – Your “Witches Boot” is wonderful. I can’t sew so at all. Have a great week.

  15. doris says:

    wow:) lovely blog candy! greetings from Poland

  16. Swedie says:

    I enjoyed your museum photos… I love museums! I can see why your son liked the Witch’s Boot. I think I would make it in Blacks and grays – more spooky that way.

  17. Claudia F. says:

    Wow, great photos and love your witches boot.

  18. kimberlee says:

    That apostle’s clock does sound really cool!
    And cool boot! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  19. Stephanie Eisele says:

    Great blog candy. Gotta love those clear stamps. Thanks for the pattern of the witches boot.

  20. shawn johnson says:

    Love the boot!! sounds like everyone loves it too!! Everything looks like you had a blast!!!

  21. Вера says:

    Конечно, если бы читательницы твое блога прочитали текст, который выдают переводчик с этой страницы комментариев, то все бы дружно смеялись! А пока смешина есть лишь у меня! Я же в свою очередь хочу присоединиться ко всем пожеланиям удачи BLOG CANDY!
    Спасибо за подробности в рассказе про посещение музея, очень интересно получилось!

  22. Jackielou says:

    Thanks Elena… Hahaha it’s just so funny that I sign up for so many blog candy and I never get picked.. hehehehe. Love the trip pictures… And that mammoth bone whoa nelly!

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