Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sometimes it's the only thing I can say

Sometimes I'm reminded of how little control I have over anything. Usually at that point the best thing for me to do is to take a deep breath and....... let go. And if I'm really frustrated, adding the F-bomb into that said letting go can help too!
This was made from a former skirt, a pillowcase, and embroidery floss. I stitched the fabric onto a stronger backing (felt works well), then tied the letters onto a strip of fabric with embroidery floss.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day dreaming

How I would love to be floating on this boat, snuggled under a colorful quilt, and reading a good book! Photo found here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

My sweetheart

This year for Valentine's Day I was single for the first time in many many years.... So I decided to be my own sweetheart! I've never been a fan of the whole business around Valentine's Day- that you only love someone if you get them a dozen red roses and a mushy glittery heart card. But flowers are nice, and so in the spirit of loving myself I got exactly what I wanted. Purple tulips for my table, and a 'Twinkle' orchid for my bedroom. And strawberries.
I do have an admirer though!

True, Sam is only 6, but it was lovely to get a card!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dinner for two

Lately I've been actively looking for things in the world that are artsy, imaginative, and happy. There's always something! This weekend while I was out and about and walked past a furniture store window. Things seemed normal at first- lights, couches, a dining room table... But then I realized, wait a minute! It is NOT an every day occurrence for a couple to be dining and in the display! It looked very romantic and made me smile. I went to the downtown bookstore and then spent a little time devouring my purchase in a nearby cafe (I got the book How To Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith). When I walked past the display again the couple was gone, no evidence of their dinner in sight.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dog Collar!

I just got done listing this fabulous dog collar on Etsy! As with all my projects, it is one-of-a-kind and made with recycled materials. Rosie is such a good model, and works for treats!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This is what I call multitasking:
Rollerskating, walking the dog, and taking a picture at the same time!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Jumping and Joy

Have you ever tried to photograph yourself in mid air? If not, I suggest you do it. I had so much fun and the results can be hilarious. I set the timer on my camera, and.... Jumped! Sometimes it captured me when I landed, before I took off, or getting some serious air, but in every photo I was smiling like a crazy person.