Monday, December 20, 2010
The first ornament made by my first child, away from home at kindergarten and brought proudly home to Mama. Knowing it was made of bread dough, he gave one corner a little test bite. I much admire the glue that held the glitter and sequins in place for the last 30 years. The silver string is original, too.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
My dear Oldtimer put several strands of LED lights all along the split rail fence out in front, too. I like the look! Pix tomorrow, I promise.
Wow. I can't believe I haven't posted in a month. Between work, creative time, and the holidays - I haven't even thought of it, I guess. Naahhh... the real reason is that I feel like the guy in the photo above. I don't get along well with winter - having lots of pity parties. This too shall pass.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The flocks of birds have been amazing. It seems the trees come alive with their chirping and chortling, and then they land on the lawn, en masse, to hunt for...what? Are they after the last surviving, but slow, bugs? Grass seed? I love to watch them flip over the colorful leaves with their beaks as they seek goodies beneath.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Her sleeves are made from a piece of embroidered sari fabric; her bodice is decoupaged with pieces of a pink napkin printed with red chili peppers!
The overskirt is venise lace.
The gold and fuchsia base cover is another piece of beautiful Indian fabric, given to me by my friend Rekha.
The wood base is decoupaged with pieces of napkin.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
3 CD’s of Dolls United with instructions and interviews – The Elements issue, The Celestial issue, and the Mystical Issue
Booklet – Crochet Native American Baskets
Booklet – Crochet Chenille Purses
Bags with Style, Stephanie Kimura (all patterns intact and unused)
The Magic of Free-Machine Embroidery, by Doreen Curran
A Charming Exchange, by Kelly Snelling & Ruth Rae
Living the Creative Life, by Rice Freeman-Zachery
Drawing as a Scared Activity, by Heather C. Williams
Saturday Night Hat, by Eugenia Kim
Transforming Fabric, by Carolyn Dahl
New Techniques for Wearable Art, by Rice Freeman-Zachery
Prevention – Women’s Choices in Natural Healing
(Herbs in Pots, Rob Proctor and David Macke) claimed
Health Essential Aromatherapy Massage with Essential Oils
Seasons of Aromatherapy, Judith Fitzsimmons & Paula M. Bousquet
(Eyewitness Handbooks Herbs, Lesley Bremness) claimed
Gifts for Herb Lovers, Storey Publishing
(50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, Stephanie Tourles) claimed
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
We've finally graduated to a larger (queen size) bed. It was time - we've not gotten any smaller, but we've both developed joints that ache and parts that fall asleep that shouldn't. Besides, we have most of the rest of the bedroom re-do done, so why not figure out the bed now, and then put on the finishing touches?
Last night at the monthly meeting of Cloth Souls, we made little doll bookmarks. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but it's a simple body shape cut from tag board, and then a dress shape cut from paper or fabric. Some of the gals used wallpaper, some used beautiful fabrics, I used a napkin. Then the body shape is laminated and cut out with about 1/8" of lamination remaining around the edge. The face is done on a covered button, hair added, and thar you have it. I couldn't find the right size button cover, so mine's a little large, but this one isn't going anywhere, so I'm not too concerned.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I wanted a shot of the Dr. Seuss Brugmansia, but it had gotten too dark. I used the flash, and it really stands out against the glorious sky!
We got some waves (and rip tides) due to Igor:
Here's one shot of the whole family on the beach - not very crowded! What a lovely way to spend a day.
This is the view from the doorway of Oldtimer & my bedroom:
And here I am with my three babies. My dear son managed to point out that the combined age of my three children is now 97 years! Way to make your old mom feel better, Chris!
My Oldtimer, going for the big one:
The carefree old folks: