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Friday, January 28, 2011

New scarf and imagination

While I was under the weather but well enough to do something...I decided to crochet another twirly scarf. This time I used some worsted weight wool (I think) that I bought at a local yarn shop while on my quest to learn to knit. Shockingly, it only took me about 2 hrs total. Such a quick and awesome pattern.

Tonight as I was picking up the dinner dishes I noticed what was keeping my girl so captivated at her plate...

Love in angel hair pasta... oh, to be 8 again....

Friday Freebie

Ah...Friday already...I'd lost track. I've had a stomach bug for a few days...but at times, it seemed like weeks.
Lets see...what shall I share today.

I'm thinking this crashed airplane is fitting for today since I'm climbing out of the wreckage of being sick. No one was seriously injured in the crash...just a broken foot.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea Tuesday

My mom surprised me with a small box of "orphaned" cups and saucers last week. (ah...who is it that used that on their blog!!!)

She said..." Don't know what you'll do with these but I'm sure you'll find something. Or else sell them."

This one was in instant favorite for me. It looks like a mug but is very small in size. 

I know this cup is very old. I'm hanging onto this one as is. It will find a home in my lawyers cabinet when I'm not using it.

Stop by Kimmies blog to see my Tea Tuesday friends...

Friday, January 21, 2011

New book purse

Found this great looking book at the thrift store and knew it would make a fantastic book purse.
I reclaimed the handles off a super ugly purse from the same thrift store and dug through my fabric stash for the lining.

I went ahead and listed it in my Etsy store a little earlier today.


These are the days I don't like living in Minnesota.

Here's a snapshot of my desktop from a little bit ago. That is actual air temp...not wind chill.

And, yes, the kids have school...on time...standing at the bus stop. Poor things. Their only exposed area was a little slit for the eyes.  At least they'll have indoor recess today.

Friday Freebie

This week we have Chuck... He's a confirmed bachelor and quite the player. His hobbies include flexing in front of the mirror and hairstyling. In the future he hopes to become a dentist.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little bit of this and that

I cleaned up my art zone a little bit yesterday...enough to do a quick page in an altered book.
I used some of the scrap laying around the workspace for this page. I still need to get to work on some similar themed swap pages.

I also started work on yet another attempt at a braided rug. Things are going much better this time around... *quickly knocking on wood*

The morning sky was pretty so I thought I'd share it with you. The photo was taken through the glass of the patio door. Way to chilly to stand outside for a lousy photo op for me.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Etsy Treasury

This very exciting for me... Someone picked one of my items for their Treasury. Which, if I correctly understand, means that for a time the treasury is featured on Etsy's homepage.  

See the scarf in the lower left....mine.  Silly, I know, but it makes me happy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tea Tuesday

I'm indulging in my new very favorite tea from Aveda.
My next door neighbor introduced me to it, which is oh so good and oh so bad.
Good because it's so yummy!
Bad because it's so expensive!

Like I said I'm indulging myself today.

I'm going to spend some of my tea time today with my journal. I've been neglecting it a bit... Okay... a lot.  (yes Elizabeth...I am using it!)

Stop by Kimmie's blog to see what my Tea Tuesday friends are doing today...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Twirly Crochet Scarf

When I saw this scarf at Simply Modern Mom, I knew I had to try it. It really took no time at all.

I am so proud of myself!! I actually followed a crochet pattern and completed a project. 

I'm going to try another one with a different type of yarn. Maybe something a little fuzzy.
Check one New Year's goal off the list!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Freebie

This week I have a nice cabinet card to share with you.
I wonder if it was a double wedding?

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Tea

Once again we awake to more snow. Never mind the temp gauge on the shed door that perpetually reads 30°F... It's currently a balmy 19°F.  It's actually quite beautiful out.

Of course, we'd never heard the plow go through during the night so we never guessed there was a bunch of snow in the driveway. Lucky for my husband, I know how to run the snowblower properly now. He could just ram through the berm at the end and slip-slide to work again once again.

So I made a big mug of tea before heading out. It was the perfect temp by the time I finished.

I should probably invest in some proper snow gear one of these years. But for now...hiking boots and jeans seem to fit the bill.

Go see what my Tea Tuesday friends are doing today. Head over to the new page on Kimmie's blog.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gothic Arch

This was made from stuff I had in my scrap bucket.  I'm trying to back to making art but sometimes I feel as if I'm trying too hard. Maybe I just need to let it happen.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Poor Ken....

He lost his tuxedo...so my 8yr old found this ensemble for him.
***I must apologize in advance to all the die-hard Barbie/Ken fans out there.***
It is kind of amusing though....in a weird 80's glam rock sort of way....

Holy premature publication Batman...

I just realized that I published my Friday Freebie...on Thursday. That's what happens when I try to get ahead for once...I mess it up.

Here's today's freebie. Or you could just scroll down. :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friday Freebie

Another oldie but a goodie!
Cute little kids...presumably brother and sister..  Love that little brother is standing on a box to reach big sisters height.

(click image for full size)

Citra solv background postcard

I'm trying to get back into my groove after the Holiday's.

So far this postcard is all I have to show for my efforts.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tea and goodies from the mailbox

Running a little behind today...I had to fill in at the school library.

While I was out I stopped by my PO Box and found a wonderful piece of Mail Art from Linda.
The packaging is outstanding! I sat and savored it with my tea before opening.

Linda is so sweet...I left a comment on her blog a while back saying how much I loved the mail art she had received.
She emailed me and asked for my address so she could send me some mail art too!

Inside I found these wonderful bits of ephemera and an ATC.
I never expected such an awesome piece of mail art with little gifties inside as well!

Thanks so much Linda! 

See what my Tea Tuesday friends are up to today by checking out Kimmie's sidebar.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year...new goals

After going through last years goals and what I accomplished, I feel it's important for me to set some new goals for 2011.

  • List at least one thing a week in my etsy store.
  • Finish our vacation scrapbook
  • knit or crochet one project using proper directions (something I really struggle with)
  • Improve my photography skill
  • return to our healthy eating regimen
  • workout 3 times a week 
  • weekly family board game night with full media blackout
  • keep a journal

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