Thursday, December 6, 2007
Here is my christmas tree for 2007! Finaly up and sparkling as of yesterday. With the help of my dad and sister I was able to have such a nice looking tree. Dad took me to go pick it out. Yes, it is a real tree! We love the nostalga of a real tree along with the smell and uniqueness you get from year to year. Laurie helped me decorate it. We chose to go with the white theme and kept all the ornaments white, opaque, and clear. I made my newspaper trees that I got inspiration for last year from a store in MN called Digs in Northfeild. Laurie made snowflakes that look so great.
I did get all sorts of inspiration. Angie and I went to DEPART-ment on Friday night, an Indie Craft Fair. I found many items and if I had all the money in the world would have brought them home with me, even a boy or two. Great inventory there! Maybe I need to move back to Chicago where the inventory is larger. Here is a picture from the Craftzine blog of DEPART-ment.
You can view many more pictures of the show at their Flickr account here.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I can't stop thinking about how much I want a Scion xb. I don't even want a new one because I don't think the new ones look as good as the old ones. I like the boxy, toaster looking vehicle. My car is getting old, it's time for a new one. I just have to see if I can find the right priced one. I am looking at this one on ebay today.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
And here is Morgan, my niece eating a cupcake
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
My computer has been having many problems lately and I finally gave up on it and handed it over to my brother to fix three weeks ago and am still without. I didn't realize how much I depended upon it. I am still waiting to get that thing back but in the meantime I received a new computer. I am so excited about it! It is my very first mac! An imac G3 that is. It's getting so old that it is almost retro in computer world. I am able to do all my internet surfing and all my blogging in, while I am waiting to get my other computer back. It's absolutely a pleasure to have it. The novelty of it all makes me happy.
Monday, October 1, 2007
My brother and sister-in law noticed that their new neighbor was sporting a push reel lawn mower and thought since I am all about conservation and Green things that maybe I need a mower like that too. I am all for it! But when you think about it, you have to be on top of mowing your lawn. You have to mow maybe twice a week because you can't let your grass grow to long or you won't be able to cut it. I really don't even enjoy mowing my lawn once a week so how would I ever get around to doing it two times?
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
It looks much different now that it has carpet. I almost wish my carpet was grey because I really loved the color of the concrete floors. But they just weren't comfortable or warm and the carpet was free so brown it was and has to be.
Another options is my bedroom or my living room? Tell me what you think I should enter.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
This is my dress I have been working on for the last two weeks. It was good for me to have a dead line, my friend Nick's wedding or it might have never got done. My mom and I worked on this dress that was suppose to be a "Fast and Easy" pattern from Butterick for many hours. All afternoon and evening Sunday, all afternoon Monday. I cut out the pattern for the top three times before I got it right and the skirt twice. Good thing I had purchased many yards of the fabric. I think I might be a pro at this pattern by now. Does anyone want the same dress in the same fabric? hehehe. The reason for having to cut it out so many times was first I forgot that I am not a standard body type any everything always has th be altered to really fit me, the second time was because I altered the pattern incorrectly, so the third time was a charm. I imagine it wouldn't have taken us so long if I got around to sewing more often but I rarely do. I still have a pair of dress pants hanging in my closet from last fall that I was suppose to take the hem out and lengthen. Hopefully I will get around to doing it this fall so I have another pair of pants to wear for work. The sewing machine is now dusted off and warmed up we will have to see what other projects I get finished.
Monday, August 27, 2007
This morning I woke up to hear thundering rumble so I peeked out my curtain to see a beautiful sky over my back yard. I wanted to share it with you so I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. I wish the houses weren't there so I could have gotten a better shot.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Look at these amazing cupcakes! I was reading through my new issue of Domino the other night and came upon an article about Sprinkles. I guess they have had all sorts of reviews on the place and they are known for some pretty amazing cupcakes. They sure look good! Maybe I will get some for my birthday.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I have been anticipating the arrival of the new movie about Jane Austin "Becoming Jane" for the last month. As many of you know I am a huge fan of all Jane's books which I haven't read but absolutely love the movies. I would love to read the books too. I have Sence and Sensiblilty that I have picked up a few times with good intentions in reading but just haven't made it through. A movie is much quicker to get through.
Anyway, finally saw the movie Monday night and it was just wonderful! It was much different than I thought it would be not knowing the history of Jane's life. I recommend anyone to see it! I must go see it again then purchase the DVD when it comes out and maybe even the soundtrack.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I did some knitting while I was on vacation. I took about 5 projects along hoping to get them all done but came back home with none finished. I did start another set of leg warmers and I tried to finish my kitten hat that I started in knitting class last winter but had many problems with it and gave up on it.
No worries everyone I am not quiting! I just need to learn to balance the new schedule. So I ask you to be patient with my while I go through this transition. It could also be the business of summer, vacations, weekend trips, weddings, parties, evenings at the lake, movies with my sister and spending good time with my family. There is never enough time to do it all.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Altered thank you cards for all the galls to self address.
I found the perfect pre-made "thank you's" at Target and decided they would look much better if I added a daisy to it.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
text: ooops!!! I did it again! I poured coffee/wine/coke etc on my dress...I don’t care. Stains are so beautiful!
Details:materials: cotton, screen printAuthor: KOd, Marta Florkowska 2006/2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Can I have my cake and eat it to?
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Go ahead, try this. It might make things look a little bit more colorful around your craft room.
I also added some more embellishments. Stickers saying "Travel", and "Home", also some tags hanging off a string.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
To safely carry my camera while biking I thought my "lumbar pack" (not a fanny pack) would be perfect. I'm pointing to the logo so people won't get it confused.
It takes two to load the record player/radio into the Euro Van. Thank goodness there was three of us so I could capture the moment with my camera that I toted along in my "lumbar pack".