Dec 1, 2008

First Snow!

I woke up this morning at 8:45 (early for me), and about fainted when I looked outside! The porch and forest beyond were absolutely covered in the fluffiest, whitest snow. The weather channel had said we would get some down here, but I didn't expect a lot. Gorgeous!!!
Okay, well the road looks a bit rough there, but the trees!

I always get excited for the holidays once it starts snowing. It's very festive.

Kitty's first snow experience. Surprisingly, she loves it!

Nov 11, 2008

A day to myself...

It's not until tomorrow, but I really am looking forward to it. Not that I dont love my boyfriend, but sometimes you just need a little alone time to gather your thoughts and do whatever you want...however silly it may be. Like, say dancing around the house singing tv game show themes. He's off to a friend's place, to watch movies...and movies...and more movies. I have no idea how they can sit for 6 or so hours in front of a television. I think I'd go insane. I do love embroidering in front of the tv though. Go figure.

I plan to do some painting, and some drawing, both things that I've put on the back burner for quite some time now. I've been so caught up in the world of fabric, crafting, and sewing that I've seriously neglected one of my first loves. So! We'll see how that goes. My painting skills are not what they once were (if they were anything...)
A couple new creations for you!

Gotta love those fuzzy dinosaurs...I'm not sure why I call it a dino. It oculd be any manner of fuzzy monsterous creature. Maybe it's the Barney-esque pink color. No matter. It's cute anyway.And a very cool tmnt shoulder bag. I love Donatello. I was always drawn to the introspective ones. ;)

Nov 1, 2008

Hey, Blue Ranger! Where's your helmet?

Blue Ranger (sans helmet) vs. Ash Excuse me... triceraranger... *cue eye roll*

Happy (belated) Halloween!
We had a lot of fun last night, parading around. The sad thing about living in such a small area, is that people's costumes generally arent creative or original at all. Except for the off inflatable toucan or giant head, the majority of children just weren't up to snuff.
Not that i can talk. I didnt end up finishing my costume, so I made myself a candy corn skirt to wear instead. At least I was in the spirit!

And in answer to the question...Ohio. The ranger mask is in fucking Ohio. Nevertheless, people still knew who he was, although he did get some snickers. (not the chocolatey kind). One of these years, he's going to be the Green Ranger, and I'll be the pink one.

Note: He is a zyuranger. Not a power ranger. He was quite stern about this differance. (If you watch the japanese Zyuranger, its very good. I recommend it.)
Dorothy and Ash (from Evil Dead, if you dont know) He had this amazing mini chainsaw that he found at a dollar store, which was PERFECT.

After some cookie cake, smarties, and beverages everyone headed home and I did a small Samhain ritual. ( i was tired.) It was a very good night. ^_^ Hope everyones was safe and filled with candy!

Hapy new year!

Oct 10, 2008

Technicolor Vomit.

The garden.

I keep getting more and more irritated with technology. We were watching Sleeping Beauty (fantastic birthday gift), when out of the blue, the screen went all crazy 3-D, colors everywhere, like technicolor vomit. (Great image). It's completely ruined, and if we were to fix it, it would just break again in about a year.

Apparently that particular tv is complete crap. And I'm starting to mistrust any television with a plexiglass screen that wobbles when you touch it. Call me crazy, but I prefer the old school, boxy sets with an inch thick glass front. Plus, why spend a thousand plus on a set that's going to last maybe 5 years.


On a happier note, P's dad found us this amazing vintage trunk in his basement to hold our new, smaller tv.

Isn't it amazing?! It needs some love, but it's going to be epic. I love the huge buckles and hardware...and just the size of this thing. They dont make these anymore!

Another plus? When we looked inside there was a box of vintage buttons, thread, and other notions, all unopened! (though slightly damaged) I love the thread in particular, especially the wooden spools they come on. Stars! Who'd have thought...

Sep 28, 2008

First Post and new stock.

I've been working on a bunch of stuff for the new shop, and wanted to post a few pictures. Mushrooms and owls in every color combination available, I think. ^_^ I use them for pincushions, but I think they'd be great as a little stuffie as well. I'm currently working on a batch of frog kings and a couple other surprises.

I really love making these little guys. They're so adorable!

An army of bags on stand-by, but I've only got one picture. This one is Snow White themed. It kind of looks like an optical illusion, doesn't it? Gives you a headache. I love it, its big and roomy, with lace and applique. What more could a girl want?

I'm going to try and have the shop up and running by next week, so keep checking back for more fairytale items. Thanks!