Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Things and A Sale!

Some of my newest pieces just listed in my Etsy shop. I am really diggin' the magenta one. I love the stars and the little blue dots. I think I may play with this design idea a bit. I am hoping the new year brings me the ability to work on some larger size totes and sling bags. I would love to do some simple shaped bags with appliqued pieces here and there, that would be AWESOME!

In other news, I am having a sale in my Artfire studio in honor of Halloween. Everything listed is 10% off from Friday October 29th through Wednesday November 3rd.

I am spending this rainy day making bookmarks and contemplating getting the kiddos out of the house. I need the exercise but I sure don't feel like getting out in the rain today. I am thinking that I will probably end up outside whether or not I feel like it. I am up against a three year old and a teething one year old after all. Have a great day all!

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Week's Adventure

I am busily working on more leathery things for the holidays as well as some homemade Christmas presents and the like. This wonderful week of spookiness is all about costumes though. I am making a skirt, hat, apron, and booties for Ed's debut as a little Autumn gnome, and I am getting all spaced out making Ciaran into a mini Vulcan complete with hair, eyebrows, and a little silver enterprise badge. We tried out Ciaran's make-up over the weekend and he loved it! He even made a little video of himself as Spock dancin up a storm. It was AWESOME!

I am having the greatest time! I always wanted really cool costumes for Halloween but for some reason, I never really got them. I think because we were expected to make them ourselves and that's kind of hard when your little and have very limited sewing/constructing knowledge. So I promised myself that when Ciaran and Ed wanted costumes, I was all theirs for the spooky season.

So that's what this week is about. I will also be hosting a sleep over, making spooky marshmallow krispy squares, hot apple cider, soul cakes, and HOPEFULLY some hot and sour soup! Then I chain myself back to the sewing machine until all my various leathery things are done and ready to list!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Little Pumpkin Patch up the Road

Our favorite time of the year. Walking out to the pumpkin patch on the bottoms to pick the best and plumpest pumpkins for our Halloween Jack O' Lanterns.

The cool cloudy day!

The excitement of the little ones all around us!

The smell of the pastures!

The feel of the earth beneath us!

The beauty of the pumpkin vines, sunflowers, and corn stalks!


Oh! the beautiful pumpkins!

Best Day EVER!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ed's Big Day

There she is! In her finest first birthday attire. Ciaran picked out her dress and I found an undershirt and leggings to match. She even had a heart shaped polka dotted hair clippie for the occasion. I think she liked getting all dressed up.

We had a great time with great friends(Thanks Katie, Will, and Lili)and family to celebrate with us. Lots of fun was had as well as pizza, salad, grapes, and banana cake! Ed loved each and every one of her gifts and has so far spent the day after her birthday checking out each one over and over again. She is particularly curious about the "Peek a Boo" book she received from Katie and her family, she loves the page with the red boots the most!

Now, the day after all the celebration, we are just relaxing in our balloon filled living room with some darn bad allergies. I have my cup of coffee, and Ciaran and Ed have their cheerios and toys and books scattered everywhere. Although they seem to be mostly fighting over Ed's new baby doll. So lovely! So glad that I've had some coffee already. Poor baby doll is gonna have sore arms!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Did You Know?

That I assembled 16 wallets in one day? I did, and man I am tired! I just got into a good groove and got some stuff done. Now I have a few pieces to put up in my Etsy and Artfire shops. I wanted to have some new things to share at the Metaphysical Faire I attended over the weekend. I had a great time there. It's always fun to meet new people and chat. So I figured I would share some of my newbies with you all so you can see what you think. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ciaran Smells

The other night while we were playing a game after dinner Ciaran tells me that he smells like pink and that pink smells like red and that red smells like Ciaran. I don't know what it all means but I love it! Ah three!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ideas Are Fun.....

I have a lot of them. Thanks to wandering around Old Town last night. You see it was Arts Alive! in Eureka last night AND the opening of one of my favorites "Maskibition" The maskibition is a collection of masks made by all of us local folks here on the north coast. I usually enter a mask because I love the show so much, but this year was just nuts. All the factors combined with my stupid sore elbow just led to nolucksville. Hopefully, I'll get a couple of masks done over the next few months, I sure miss metal. I must say, I loved the show! Every mask was so different and beautiful, very inspiring stuff. It makes me wanna go over to my table and smack some copper and brass with a hammer. I also got to check out a really cool old antique shop full of lots of crazy items from all over the place. I ended up with a small bag of Victorian jet beaded lace and appliques for my collar projects (thanks Sis!)

I love just getting out there. I get to dress up, wear make-up and drink a little wine! I guess it also must be the time of year, the excitement looking at all these beautiful creations bring, the crowd, it was all well worth the journey. I came home with a mess of ideas to play with. Now if I could just break past the whole A.D.D. part and write all these great ideas down then life would be good! Lists and sketches are the key I guess. Cheers all!