Saturday, December 23, 2006

May you all find the peace you need
peace and quiet :: piece of mind :: peace within
happy holidays to each and every one of you
this image is a card i purchased::

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

some non-christmas crafting

I have been really busy trying to get the invitations out for my sister's baby shower.
They came out really cute. (Or at least I think so)

Here is the full view of the invitation and then how I wrapped them up to ship out.

How's everyone holding up? Not too stressed out I hope. I never got around to getting those Christmas cards out. Still thinking by New Year's but we'll see.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Santa, are you drunk?

So here is the "Santa" pic we took this year. You know how you are so busy looking to make sure the kids look cute? Yeah we didn't even think to look at dear, old and I mean OLD Santa. My friend Kristin nailed it when she said, He looks like he has the weight of the world around his neck with that key thing. She also got quite a giggle out of the fact that my kids were wearing shorts in this pic. Being a So Cal native I sometimes forget that others of you are dealing with "weather" like Kristin was a couple weeks ago.
1 degree. Yikes!

Ok gotta go box, wrap, create etc. I think I might call in sick tomorrow. * cough* (I really am sick I swear)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas cute everywhere

After being totally obsessed with these. (I have made 6) I realized it was high time for me to start thinking about Christmas cards. Unfortunately with this head cold my mind is blank. Except that they will have a cute pic of my kids somewhere in it or on it. Yet I haven't even made an attempt to do what Sally is doing. So I have been hanging out in denial, looking at all the cute things you have been making. Have you seen these? Pure distraction! I must try some. Even a little bird's little bird is getting into the act. I am five times her age and don't think I have ever made anything this cute. All I can say is when is the etsy shop opening Mia? I'm ready to buy.

Keep up the good work ladies. I may just have to send out New Years cards this year.

Friday, December 08, 2006

weight of the world

Now available in my shop

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My favorite things: My paints

Excuse the reflection from the flash. I love to look at this in my studio. It makes me feel calm. Organized. Color. Organized color. I love paint. I love using it in my work. I love having it all over my hands from a good session in the studio. Happy Wednesday.

Monday, December 04, 2006

me too

So have you tried one yet? I was inspired by this. Tried to make one like this, only to find I did not have enough red buttons :( So I used what I had on hand. Pretty huh? Haven't figured out what ribbon to use yet though. Read: anal girl wants to buy exact ribbon for these, when she has a whole basket full already.

This craft project was a little tough for me. I am a complete hoarder and I always save my cool buttons for that "perfect project". So to use this many at a time, on one project was a good exercise for me. Besides I just won three amazing buttons lots on ebay last night, ahem. Oh it was a good exercise but now I have to replenish my supply don't I? Oh and of course get some red ones to finish my wreath. Yeah, I know it sounds fishy to me too.

More wreaths here, here, and here. One more here, thanks Maryann. Please let me know if you see any others cuz I wanna see too.