Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day

When was the last time we got a snow day... REALLY? So it was exciting to have one today even though we had a little bit of trouble in the beginning.

Woke up with my bedroom feeling very very cold... the heat had gone out. This has a tendency of happening when it snows so much and it drifts up the side of my house blocking the exhaust causing the pilot light to go out. Dad was able to come save the day and put on some extensions.

There were deer in the front yard when we arrive to my parents house to do some Christmas baking.

We mixed up 3 types of cookies... Snickerdoodles, Sugar Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkles and chilled the dough outside because there was no room in the fridge.

Decided to use the snowflake cookie cutters on the sugar cookies. They turned out so pretty.

Many, many more things should have been accomplished today on my day off. But that will have to happen another day. Still have several Christmas gifts to get made.

Monday, November 30, 2009

UrbanPosture on Appartment Therapy Holiday Giveaway

It’s time to really get into the Holiday Season and what better way than with this year’s Apartment Therapy’s Holiday Giveaway! We don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity to win some of our loot.

And the loot is…

a Gray Cuckoo Clock

2 sets of Coasters and

a collection of all our Tea Towels.

Better hurry – you only have 2 days to sign up and win! Go here!

Charity: Water

Shutterstock / charity: water project from charity: water on Vimeo.

This year I think that I might have it hard but truly am blessed because I have clean water. It is way more important than any silly Christmas present I might be asking for this year.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Paper Wreath Class

It might have been an evening of many hot glue gun burns but it was also a great evening of creating. It was great fun showing all the ladies that joined us for an evening of using things you have already and making something lovely out of them. I will post pictures that I took of the class on my flickr.

I have found this is quite a popular holiday decor this year in many places such as Etsy, even Apartment Therapy had a little article on the D.I.Y decor!

Here are some of the wreaths on Etsy that have inspired me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mars D.I.Y. Night

Mark your calenders, Tuesday November 24th, 7-9pm will be the next gathering of Do It Yourselfer's at Mars Cafe.

To start the chilly season off this year we will be making creative neckwear out of repurposed t-shirts.

Supplies Needed:
1. T-shirt you are willing to cut up, one or more needed. Chose one in the color you want your neckwear to be and has as little of design as you can find. (You can't use any of the t-shirt area that has image on it for this project.)
2. Scissors that cut fabric well
3. Ruler
To bring if you have on hand
4. Cutting Mat
5. Rotatory cutting blade
6. Chalk for marking fabric

Here's a little video to get your juices flowing with another type of necklace.

Hope to See you There!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Paper Wreaths

Come join us in Ephemera's new location to get the holiday's started by doing some making, creating, and getting all inspired. I will be teaching a class on making wreaths out of found paper, Thursday November 12th, from 7-9pm. For more information go here or to sign up for the class stop in Ephemera's new location 333 e. grand ave. #102 .

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Produce

There was such an array of lovely colors that took my breath away along with the crisp fall air at Farmers Market on Saturday morning.

Sarah and I thought we would brave the cool air and step out to take our last chance we had to enjoy fresh local food from the downtown farmers market. I couldn't help but take lots of pictures it was so amazing!

Purchased some of these lovely carrots to take home to make chicken noodle soup.

Pardon my finger, it got into this shot... but have you ever seen purple Bell Peppers? They were so rich and delicious looking, we had to give them a try as well.

Look at all these different kinds of gourds and pumpkins?!

Sarah and I purchased Pie Pumpkins so we could try our hand at baking with fresh pumpkin instead of from the can.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Man Shops Globe

This show looks amazing! Premiered on the Sundance Channel October 7th and now I am kicking myself wishing I had Sundance so I could be jealous of this amazing job Keith Johnson has. I've always wondered what the buyers of Anthropologie had to do to find all their "found objects" that are absolutely amazing, and now I know. You may watch more webisodes if you haven't gotten enough from this little tidbit I left you here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Who could have told it better.

This is what I think everyday and I just go for it. Life's to short, eat dessert first.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Get your Craft On!

Pssssst... just giving you a heads up that there is a D.I.Y night at Mars Cafe in the works. The time is over... your wait is up, we will once again be creating fun little things on a more regular basis. So I hope that you guys can get those creative caps back on your head, get the scissors out and the glue guns heated up because there are no excuses we are going to get our craft on!

It's very possible it will be Tuesday nights from 7-9 once a month. Stay tuned for further more information.


Everything is better if it's in Turquoise and..... even better if it's mid-century modern. This dishtowel is absolutely wonderful, I can't wait till it's up for sale on her Etsy.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Commute Beard

Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute from :: Fred Abercrombie on Vimeo.

HA, this is fantastic!

And if you love this you might also love this fantastic t-shirt my friends in L.A. are making.

Yarn Stop Motion

Craftzine is one of my favorite places to find inspiration and today I discovered this great stop motion using yarn. Way cool!

I hope you enjoy!

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