January 28, 2009
So, wish me luck. I have to knock off a few projects I have on the needles right now and then I'm diving in!
And don't forget about my giveaway, now two posts dow. You have until the 2nd (monday) to enter.
January 27, 2009
And don't forget to enter my giveaway (one post down). And, yes, I am going to remind you in every post between now and next Monday.
January 26, 2009
Here is what you're going to enter to win;
We have split up my washcloth set, she has the pink with the red heart. And we each are giving away one of her Love Spell soaps (3.5 oz). This soap smells so good! It reminds me of a cross between fruity candy and flowers. And, just for fun I am throwing in this sweetheart scrapbooking ribbon and a set of four nesting hearts cookie cutters, to get you in the Valentine spirit.
And here's How to Enter: Simply link back to this post on your own blog and leave me a comment (on this post). You can just mention it or do a whole post. On Monday, Febuary 2nd I will be drawing the winner. Please make sure and leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.
January 25, 2009
I found this video on Light and Writing's blog. If this doesn't make you smile from ear to ear I don't what will. Below is some of the reactions.
I have also been tagged by the same blogger. I just did this recently but I'll share more.
So, I am to share 8 random things about myself and then tag 8 others.
1.I am terrified of driving in the mountains. I have the feeling that if I look up at them I am going to drive right over the edge, more like being sucked in. It is irrational and perhaps a bit looney but it scares the bejeezus out of me. My hands sweat, my heart pounds....... (frightened just thinking about it).
2.I am a huge fan of Will Smith. I would watch anything he is in. He's just such a nice guy!
3.I grew up to become my mother. I know, every young woman's worst nightmare, right? But I happy and proud to be like my mom.
4.I'm only 28 but have been asked twice if I am my 18 yr old sister's mother. (shudders)
5.I talk in funny voices and accents more than I care to admit. I am usually not even aware that I am doing it. Actually, my sister bet me that I couldn't go one day without doing it.....I lost.
6.I don't like to watch movies very often. I feel like they are too much of a commitment. I prefer to watch sitcoms. They are lighthearted and don't require my attention.
7.I love all three versions of 'Little Women'. My sister and I know large portions of them by heart and we love to talk about which actor/actress we like best for each part, from each version.
8.Had enough yet? Here's the last one. My favorite author is Alice Hoffman. I can not get enough of her books. She introduces magical elements into everyday life and really makes you believe it. Her work is beautiful and poetic, full of magic and mystery. If you've never read her before, please do so as soon as possible.
And now to tag:
1. My mom, Vivian Learning Fiend She is a brand new blogger. She is going to school to become a nurse and had to start a blog for her computer class.
2. Tammy Art and Inspirations
3. Sarah Like It or Lump It
4. Patti Shine Your Hiney Soap Co.
5. Beki Artsy-Crafty Babe
6.Emily Inside a Black Apple
7. Stacey Stacey Winters
8.Beth At the End of this Row
January 23, 2009
Speaking of giveaways, I went to Patti's last night to pick up some soap. She and I are collaborating on a giveaway for each of our blogs. They will start up on Monday.
January 22, 2009
January 20, 2009
January 17, 2009
Also, I just discovered my friend and show buddy, Patti, has just started blogging. Her shop is Shine Your Hiney Soap, and her soaps are heavenly! My fav is Sugar Cookie. Mmmmm..... She has promised me she will make me more even after winter. (And I will hold you to it!)
January 16, 2009
January 15, 2009
The cake turned out great. Very rich and heavy, as I put everything in it but the kitchen sink, but quite tasty. We made him a "Happy Birthday Daddy" sign. The girls loved coloring and stickering it for Daddy. And we made him a bookmark, which they also colored and stickered and I put their picture on the back of. Which made me realize I desperately need to get some pictures of the girls printed. In this picture Zoe had no hair. As we were making the sign, Kaiya leaves the room and comes running back with this... "I want the party to look like this, Mommy!". It's a Danny and the Dinosaur book. So we blew up ballons (or I did, anyway). All I had on hand was water ballons, which don't blow up that easily. We were putting the finishing touches on the sign when we heard him coming up the porch. Kaiya yells "He's here!" and grabs this huge posterboard sign off the table. It's as big as she is. She runs into the living room and holds it up and waits for him to walk in. When he does she screams "Happy Birthday Daddy!". This was his favorite part of the day.
January 14, 2009
January 13, 2009
But, the patterns are done and cozily nestled on their shelf in the shop!
January 12, 2009
Other than that all great inspiration strikes as soon as my head hits the pillow. I close my eyes and just start to see pictures. I suppose it comes from all the things I have taken in during the day, regrouping in mind and presenting itself to me when my defenses are down. The other night I saw (in my pictures) a sweet little dress I'm going to try to make my Zoe in time for her 2nd birthday the day after Valentine's Day. Last night it was a purse and then I lay there thinking of all the different ways I could make it and figuring out the logistics. The common theme, though, is this yarn. (look up) And in these colors. I can't wait till Valentine' Day! And I just want red and pink everything.
So, how does inspiration strike for you? A time, a place? A person (muse), a movie? Share with me what inspires you!
January 10, 2009
Oh, and I didn't get a chance to write the patterns up yet but I have 2 new cuffs for the shop.
January 9, 2009
Are they gorgeous or what?! They are made by Etsy seller ThreadandPetal. I love the full layers of organza and thule, all cozy on those green, velvet alligator clips. Stunning! And nestled inside are three little pearl colored beads. Wow!
I also "must have" this sweet little purse from Atelier de Soyun. I love the colors and I happen to think that frame style purses are just the bee's knees.
Too sweet! It's like, old lady chic. And her shop is just full of these lovelies.
Ok, my sweet Zoe has finally fallen to sleep for the night (let's hope she stays that way). So I'm going to lay her down and get to knittin'! Someone has inquired about a pattern for this so I am going to try to have it in the shop, together with this one, by tomorrow.
January 7, 2009
Who can resist that smile? The bow headband is now available in the shop.
January 6, 2009
I have been reading tips on maximising the light in your home and have got a few good tips. Full Spectrum light bulbs, mirrors, clean windows, light walls and upholstery...... And I am going to try these (all of these, I'm desperate!), but I was hoping that you, gentle reader would share some tips with me. Have you or do you live in a dark house? Please share your tips with me. I'm ready to bring springtime into this old dark house.
Btw, taking down the tree or porches is not an option.
January 5, 2009
January 3, 2009
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 6 facts about yourself on your blog; some random, some weird.
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as their links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been "tagged" by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. I like to pretend my life is a musical and sing (usually about what's happening at the moment) and dance when you least expect it!
2. I had pink eye over Christmas.
3. Ever since I was pregnant with baby #1 I can not stand any of the characters on King of Queens.
4. I love the "thought" of doing laundry in a laundry mat.
5. I used to have a dangerous obsession with the #5.
6. I make the best ever brussell spouts.
And now to tag...
1. Sandra at My Inspired Heart
2.Erin at Bluebird Baby
3. Wendy at Mother Rising
4. Annie at Over Milkwood
5. Caroline at My Pocket
And for #6. My bff and new blogger Lerin at The first Day of the Rest of My Life
No pressure ladies!
January 2, 2009
I just recieved this pink goddess in the mail today. It is Pink Sugar by OuttaBody. It is a huge 7 ounce bar and is so, so pink. It smells sweet and floral and like cotton candy. And the lather is out of this world! Rich and frothy and creamy and leaves my skin so soft and smelling sweet.
And while I'm on the topic of body treats, Rachel over at HuggerMugger turned me on to this lotion bar from Athena's Olive Tree. My dry, cracked knitter's hands have never felt so good!