Thursday, February 04, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The last photo is out of focus. My camera doesn't auto-focus consistently (one too many drops). That is an example of my manual focus talent. It appears I'm in need of some stronger glasses. Bugger.
For those who got a Christmas card from us last year - I am sorry but we're not doing anything as fun or creative. We went to Meijer and picked a pre-packaged boxed card this year. I like them and hope you do too.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- Best quote from last year's Christmas season:
Mommy, I want you to get me a special surprise for Christmas. Something I don't know about and something I'll like...and I'm not talking about those special kind of surprises like a hug or telling me you love me.
- This year she wants a new paints, new books and a doctor's kit.
- Jeff Vader (the dog) is doing well with obedience training. He's a funny dog. I've never seen a large dog jump like a toy poodle straight up in the air when excited until I met him. It's crazy. I need to get video of it.
- Will my house ever be clean all at the same time?
- I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet. Last year I was almost done at this time. I haven't done our Christmas card either and it's stressing me out. How do I top last year? I can't. What to do...what to do...
- Next weekend we will get our tree. I have a goal to have the house clean and orderly by then. Why the house needs to be clean for the tree I don't know. It's one of my rules I made up in my head.
- I want to post more to this blog. Wanting to and actual doing can be two very different things. This randomized post is a start I suppose.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We're hanging out watching Mythbusters on this fine Thanksgiving morning. Nothing like a lazy PJ day with the family. I'm not complicated.
This year I've learned to appreciate the basics. There is so much to be thankful for. God has given me a great life.
Hope you have a great day. Eat lots and lots! I plan to.
If you are interested I have reduced the price of my dolls as a special for the holidays.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Vote for my design! Please?? I entered a design in Spoonflower's Calendar challenge. Mine is a modern twist on the traditional fabric tea-towels. Go here to vote.
I think it printed up really nice - the colors are crisp and vivid. Great job again Spoonflower!
Since I had the basic design I figured I'd make a basic repeat out of it. I ordered a test swatch. I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out."
The contest was to create a calendar to be displayed as a fabric wall hanging similar to traditional tea-towels. I wanted one that was more modern than typical tea-towel calendars so...that's what I designed. I think this would make a great gift, not that I'm biased or anything but I really do. The price is right at about $12. It is designed to fit a Fat quarter exactly so choose that option when ordering. You may need to sew a seam at the top depending upon how you would want to display it.
You can purchase it here.
edited: It's not quite ready to be purchased but it will be soon. EDIT #2 - It's now available. So, if you want a calendar for Christmas they're available.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Jeff Vader is settling in.
I've been sick with a cold for over a week. So annoying. It would be better to be sick sick and get it over with. I'm only getting the bare minimum done around here.
Tootie, however, is stepping up and being so helpful and grown-up. She's absolutely amazing and I can't believe I get the privilege of being her Mama.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I ordered test swatches and once I proof them and make some tweaks then I'll have them up for sale.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here he is, our newest member of the family. Tootie calls him New Dog or Big Dog. I wanted to name him Jeff Vader -- taken from this Eddie Izzard bit.
He looks like a Jeff Vader. He's very deer-like and fine featured and not at all ferocious. He is large, however, and it appears he is going to get much larger. Jeff is 11 months old now and is eye-level with the kitchen counter. He's built like a freight train -- his body seems to go on forever and there is a lack of communication between what his hind end is doing with the rest of his body.
He was terrified of the stairs at first so the past couple days we've been practicing very slowly, one paw at a time how to navigate them properly. His biggest problem was getting his hind end in control. He kept wanting to kick. As of today he is doing them solo but he still goes realllllly slow, as we showed him, one step at a time.
So now when I mention Jeff Vader (not really his name in RL) you'll know who I'm talking about.
- Digital Misfit
Thanks all who played along with me!
Monday, October 05, 2009
I promised a giveaway so here it is...
I made some little kokeshi doll pins out of my fabric, see them above. I'm giving away 6 of them. If you would like to be in a drawing to win one of these little girls then write a comment on this post. If you write about this giveaway on your blog and link back to me and include the link so I can follow it in the comment I will enter your name twice. I'm doing it the old fashioned way with little bits of paper and a hat. I'll have Tootie draw out the winning 6 names. So, you got it? Leave a comment below and I'll enter you once. Include a link to a post (either blog or message board) inviting others to check it out I'll enter your name a second time. Happy days! I'm off to watch the movie Always with my hunky husband. OH, I almost forgot. The deadline for entering will be Midnight Sunday the 11th. I will draw names and announce the winners on Monday, Oct 12th.