Thursday, April 27, 2006


Today I finished the collages of my guys. I have wanted to finish these for quite a long time. I always get a boost of motivation right before we are going to have company over. The next two weekends are booked with parties! It didn't hurt that I had some time at home alone today to get lots done. It's amazing how much I can get done without distractions.

The office got a good organization as well as the kitchen utencil's beyond me, why other people who have lived in the same house, for the same amount of time, still don't know where things are supposed to go in the kitchen. My meager attemts at making my point are fruitless. It isn't even worth plotting. Just a waste of "precious" time.

Lots more home "making" is going on I need to take some photos. Maybe tomorrow morning

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ten half-offs

I never thought I would enjoy making stuffed toys. After seeing all the darling "stuffeds" that others make...I was curious. Much to my surprise it is really fun. Meet my latest soft toy froggy. She still needs a wiggly smile and a lily pad!
Yesterday I found an old suitcase at an estate sale and decided it would be the perfect place for the stuffeds. It was the last day of the estate sale and everything was 1/2 off the marked price. JACKPOT!!! (Nevermind that Mom locked her keys in her van and had to be rescued. Or that I was originally asked to meet her to help her move a table and chairs, not to shop at the estate sale.) Oh the goodness...old suitcase, tableclothes, art books, punchneedle with the accessories, floral prints, and a few books for the boys. I think the green tablecloth will make nice seat covers for the chairs in my "activity room."
Can you believe only a $1.50 for this suit case. It is in need of some tlc, but it will be great for the frog and other soft toys.Now the most difficult decision....what to make with the other napkins and tablecloth.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter flowers

Saturday was the annual Easter Egg hunt at Grandma's house. The kids had lots of fun searching for the 20+ eggs Grandma stuffed for them. The flowers in Grandpa & Grandma's new yard were alot of fun to photograph, as well.
I lost a few photos of the bunny I made last week. I think I may have erased them...bummer. No week is complete if I don't start a new project. This week it's a knitted bunny from the Debbie Bliss cashmerino 2. Photos soon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

a little lampwork

How cute is this? I made this for a fundraiser at my husbands alma mater. I love to make lampwork beads. The hot glass, the blow torch, the colors oh's just as addictive as fabric! Right now lampwork is overshadowed by fabric!!! Today I'm working on a bunny rabbit, his ears are a little tricky, pictures tomorrow.

Friday, April 07, 2006

This morning was all about making cupcakes for the church lenten dinner. What is it about cupcakes that make them so good? First, the fact that they bake in 15-20 minutes makes them a top treat to make. Second, the boys love to lick everything. Third, making almond flavored buttercream frosting. Fourth, how excited the boys get when I get the sprinkles out. Fifth, biting into the one cupcake I saved for myself. I.Am.Addicted.To.Sugar. Is sugar addiction genetic?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Mr. Robin

The first signs of spring. He wasnt' too shy. He let me get really close. Scary weather in the midwest today. Spring cleaning my studio today...organization isn't my strong suit.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

premier post

Today is the first post for me. I have wanted to have my own blog for quite a long time. I have been reading lots of awesome blogs, it took a while to build up enough nerve to do it myself. I have found there are so many people out there who have the same interests as I do. Can't wait to get started posting about my creative indeavors.

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