Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
And just a bit of color to brighten things up...
And now ...(drumroll please)... one of the totebags that have taken so much of my time. I am really happy with how they turned out. The handles are denim on one side and print on the other and this bag is lined with orange polkadot fabric. The little white "taggie" thing sticking out is a piece of ribbon that says "Blah Blah Blah" . Every one that I made is different. None of the 17 have the same fabric combinations so each is unique.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After a long wait and a few mishaps I am pleased to announce the arrival of Tucker T. Remlik. Tucker hails from Upper Northernmost somplace where it is very cold. He stays warm by wearing velvet (at least around his neck) and snuggling.
Since Tucker dislikes the cold so much, while he enjoys visiting here,he is planning a move to the West Coast and the warmer climate of So Cal. He thinks he has a face made for the movies.(horror movies if you ask me! Just kidding,Tuck). He will be in need of a traveling companion as he CANNOT be unsupervised. Trust me on this one. Should any 12 year olds be going that way,would you mind if Tucker tags along?
His lifelong ambition is to have a lifesize Lego replica of himself created and permanently installed somewhere. If he visits you,please remember no fermented tofu for him (refer to snow drift incident for clarification)
Ready for my close up!!!
I think he fits right in here, don't you? Clovis and Mavis have taken an instant liking to Tucker. I wonder why???
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Unemployment saga continued...
I received the written notice of my appeals decision. It reads "Original determination OVERTURNED". In the conclusions section it says "The claimant did not quit". It says other stuff too but that was the point I had been arguing all along.
I was informed I should receive my first check, including benefits retroactive to the week of June 6, within 7 days of the determination. Hooray!!!
Happy to have the whole thing over and done with :)
I spent the past 2 days sewing and sewing and sewing some more. The end is in sight!
There has been a weather related delay in Tucker's arrival. After his snowbank incident (which I believe was a result of too much fermented tofu) he is a bit hesitant to venture out in the snow. Being from Upper Northernmost somewhere or another, that can be a problem. Maybe if we put a bag over his head so he can't see the snow...
I will have some pictures tomorrow. I left my camera at my in-laws house (which I have been using as my "holiday workshop" since they have been in Florida).
Stay warm :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Partially assembled tote bags. I am making 17 of them for the Divine Miss H to give her friends.
Face down in a snow drift-
A (little too) close up-
His name is Tucker and that is about all he has told me so far. A sort of mysterious fellow if you ask me. I do know he would prefer to live in a warmer climate and is a vegeterian as long as you don't consider bologna to be meat (no fakey fake stuff please). He should be here in the next day or two. I think you'll like him.
What do you think?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
To make it up to you here are some more altered photos. I have started to put them in a journal that has painted pages and my own photos will be the only images I am using. I have stuck a few in there using colored masking tape. I will take a few pictures if the sun ever comes out again( so I can get some good light).
Hopefully I will post a few "real" entries soon. Hope you like the pictures :)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
beautiful vintage linens-2 pillowcases and a large flat sheet. I am thinking about making a throw size quilt using vintage linens. They have such nice colors and a soft hand.
Don't you love these napkins? The clown's smile says "Happy Birthday". I could not resist this little child size toy baking set.
Vintage coloring books complete with colored pages, scribbles and a child's writing. Tammy book has paper dolls to cut out on the back cover and matches the cards I got that day.
Funky vintage fabric scraps-aren't those colors groovy? There are a few completed yo-yos and more cut out. The piece on the right is a little patchwork square. I just have to make it into something!
I have been helping my friend Susan get her studio ready to host classes with the ever so wonderful and talented Kelly Kilmer. I cannot wait until she arrives in December!!! Classes will my Christmas gift this year and I can't think of anything better. I must have been very good this year :)
I have been altering piles of photos. It is so much fun and I find that once I start doing them it is so easy to keep going! I will get pics of those up soon, I promise.
Another gray, rainy, chilly day here in New England. Winter is coming (brrrrrr)
If I don't get back to you before tomorrow-have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I'm going to be spending some time today thinking about all I have to be thankful for and how lucky I am to have people who love me (even when I am not sure why they do).
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A matching game deck of cards. The graphics are so cute and the set is complete-2 of each design.
These 2 playing cards were randomly mixed in with the "Tammy" game ones. Aren't they adorable? It was like getting a free bonus surprise :)
These are just a few of the goodies I bought on Saturday at an estate sale. I wish I had more to show you tonight but lighting was bad today and I did not get many good photos. I will try for some more tomorrow.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here are some more of the fabrics I am using to make Christmas gifts-all washed, dried and waiting to be ironed. They look so pretty spread out that I almost hate to use them-almost :) I cannot wait until I finish some of these projects so I can see if all the measuring, cutting and sewing come out the way I hope.
Saturday I had planned on going to a few yard and estate sales as well as a nice craft fair but ended up only going to one estate sale because it was so awesome and I had a wonderful time. I can't wait to tell you all about it but I need to get some pictures of some of the goodies I bought first so I can do a little show and tell. I can't show you everything because I may have gotten a thing or two as gifts for people and you never know who is peeking ;)
Here are a few photos of outside and the rear building on the property.
It was great because I got to know a little about the property and people who had lived there. Being there felt like stepping back in time to when I was a child at my gramma's house. If only I had appreciated "vintage" things then and not thought they were just "old people stuff" like children do.
Hope you had a nice weekend :)
PS-Mavis has been delayed because she can't seem to decide what to wear. What a diva!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So now some visual pretties. This past weekend my mum was in a holiday bazaar. She makes all kinds of decorated sugar cookies, chocolate covered things and other yummy stuff to sell. Thought you might like a few pictures-
Iced pumpkin shaped sugar cookies
sugar cookie turkeys ( the little leaves/pumpkins are tiny separate cookies)
and my favorite, chocolate dipped pretzel rods...I may make some to give at Christmas. Want some?
I couldn't leave you without some artsy pretties to look at-
I am working at finishing my "Soul Journeys" deck that I started this summer in a class with the wonderful Kelly Kilmer. Like a mini collage on each card.