Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How About A Llama Smile Just For You!

I just love her smile so I thought I would share it with you all! Another picture from our Oregon adventure. Love and happiness were in the air that day for all of us critters!

I woke up early today and actually had a few minutes to myself to work on my stuff. It was so lovely to have some quiet time to myself. I miss it. Not that I don't love my kiddos, but having my lap and arms to myself once in a while is quite a treat. So I got to gluing and playing, and just about finished up two wallets. Just a little bit of accomplishment goes a long way here these days. I get to finish out the day with a long walk downtown and perhaps a coffee and a cookie treat for Ciaran, Ed, and myself.

For the last week I have been working on a couple of custom orders, very bright and cheery custom orders. Lots of color and peacefulness, I love it! I get to utilize some of the lovely assortment of suedes and leathers that my dear friend Kathy sent me for my birthday. What a lovely person! It is always better than Christmas when the UPS man brings me a package from Kathy! This time there is everything from dusty dark plum to electric blue and almost everything in between. I think I may be using a little bit of the electric blue for myself for another wallet, since I am a wallet fiend.

We are also gearing up Halloween early this year. We are thinking Ciaran would make a lovely baby Spock and Edolie screeches like some unearthly creature so that's the plan so far. Just have to figure out Ed's costume now, we're thinking either a banshee or a pterodactyl. I see lots of cutting and sewing in my future!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Boy and HIs Donut

I'm back from a most wonderful and inspiring vacation. We decided to head up to Oregon for a four day weekend to celebrate my 41st birthday. Our trip was inspired by two things actually. One, the opportunity to cuddle wild animals, and, Two, a donut or two(or six) from a most famous donut making establishment in Portland. So we started our trip with a visit to the West Coast Game Park Safari where we got to hang out and observe many wild animals from near and distant lands, and pet a couple of tigers, black leopard cubs, and a caracal. All lovely and good. Then we wandered up the coast for a bit enjoying the sights, sounds, cupcakes, and candy of many of the coastal towns. On our last night, we decided that heading to Portland for donuts was not at all crazy and hit the road once again so we could experience some awesome donut-ty-ness. We waited patiently in line for our donuts from Voodoo Doughnut then strolled around the downtown areas of Portland so Ed and Ciaran could experience a little taste of city life. Fun was had, lots of fun, can't wait to visit again:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm Gonna Go Play For Awhile

I'm getting an extra special birthday present at the end of the week, so I won't be around for a few days. I am gonna use my time wisely though and work on my leathery things between the fun stuff. I'll be back with lots to share! Have a great rest of your week all!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Drowning Myself in Sweaters

Because I love them! I can wear them year round here and did I mention, I love them! I just need to get myself a few bottoms and tee shirts then I will be set for winter. I love thrifting!

Other than enjoying sweatery goodness, I am trying to get a few things done for my shops and a couple of upcoming events I will be vending at. I am giggling while I write this because for the last two years, I come up with the same plan for the holidays and usually fall short. Cross your fingers for me, I am diving into a big pile of leather and not coming back up until January!

Monday, August 9, 2010

One Big Trail of Poo!

Literally! It was everywhere! I don't normally like to discuss poop but it was pretty intense there for a few minutes. Ms. Ed decided to go diaper free and plunked a huge poop down on the floor in her brother's room. Then she had to share it with us by crawling through it and making her way from the back bedrooms to the living room where she kindly left a trail all along the way. That was a lot of poo! Glad it's gone now and hopefully my day will only get better from here. Off I go to work on some un-poo like leathery things. Have a great day all!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's August Already?

I can't believe how fast time goes by. I was just getting into this summer thing and thinking I had loads of time to sew and play and enjoy, and now it's already August. Hmmmmmm, how'd that happen so fast? Oh well, not complaining or anything but I just feel a bit behind today. (Not unlike most other days)

It has been a hard couple of weeks around here. Not much sleep, lots of weirdness going on here and there, and my energy store has dwindled down to nothing. I'm feeling a lot less blue and funky today than I have been for the last week or so. I had a bit of a bummer trip going on last weekend and couldn't quite feel the happy to motivate myself to work on anything. Today, I have a little bit of energy back and I'm working again. I started a new wristlet and a custom order, plus one or two new travel wallets. The stack of stuff is shrinking! Now I need to cut out more stuff and be all ready to get crackin' for the holidays. It always happens this way! I promised myself I would do at least one show or an open house this fall for the holidays so I want to make a few extra pieces for that as well. Today is a hang out and work kinda day so I think I will spend it working on those items I wish to finish this week and cutting out some bookmarks. After I jump for a bit on my new trampoline:)