Thursday, June 30, 2011

Waterfall/Fountain Fun

I'm back from my little vacation. It was super-rifically awesome and I wish we were able to be there a little bit longer, but we missed our babies and couldn't wait to see them again. I think next time, we may bring them along as well. Every thing's just easier that way. I didn't get to take any photos while I was there, I meant to, but we just had a lot to do in a short amount of time. So, no haunted hotel pics or pics from the show. Well, I have lots of pictures in my mind, where they will stay in that fluffy, happy place that I retreat too when the real world sucks too much for me to deal with.

Anyways, I spent my "Tired Tuesday" recovering at home in my pajamas with the kiddos. I started making a waterfall for my vivarium but found out after it was done, that it is way too big for the size of the cage it will be in. So "Whiny Wednesday" I dismantled the waterfall and made a much smaller and much less dramatic fountain with an old bowl that I had for the tortoises. It ended up looking pretty cool and will work perfectly for what I need it for, but I sure was looking forward to the drama of the bigger waterfall. I guess that will be my excuse for my next vivarium/terrarium project. It makes me feel good to get it done and out of the way so I can concentrate on collecting the plants for the cage. Now if only my background would show up, so I could actually put it all together and get it planted!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Going Away!

I am going away for the weekend and only my second time ever being away from my kiddos for more than a couple of hours. Mark and I are going to head down to the bay area where we will stay in a haunted hotel and see Rush play. I've wanted to see them since I was twelve and now I get the chance to at almost 42!

I am dreading leaving the kiddos, but looking forward for a little time to myself and some time to find some inspiration for all my creative endeavors. I have lost a bit of my motivation and inspiration over this last meanwhile and it really hurts my heart to be at a stand still. I think this weekend will be a good, smart kick in the pants to get myself over myself and back to making funky fun stuff. I miss it, I do! Wish me luck in getting my creative spark all sparkly and shiny once again!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ciaran's Birdhouse

We finally finished! We've been working on this little birdhouse since February. It took quite a lot of time in between coats of glue and paint to dry and seal. Now it's hanging happily outside with a full bird feeder. Ciaran is very proud of it's blue and green-ness and anxiously awaits some birdies, any birdies that may come along and make it their home. We also planted some flower seeds that our good friends Katie and Lili gave us, we can't wait to see them grow and grow!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Leathery Things and Other Ongoing Projects

Looks like I am a prisoner to my allergi-rific-ness right now. Meaning, the second I leave my apartment I break out in hives, have some sort of creature in my chest that gurgles, groans, and mews, and my darn nose and eyes start weeping. So I'm stuck. So along with my leathery goodness, I will be playing catch up and start up on a few little projects that need to get done. So far we have:

*finishing Ciaran's birdhouse and filling the bird feeder(something we have been trying to do for months now but finally we are done!)

*making fake rocks for my first vivarium. I am actually making planters that look like rocks out of spray foam. I have just finished carving them up into their finished forms and now I must seal them!

*New pillow covers for our tattered couch pillows. Since we aren't decided on moving so far, I am doing my best to make our little crappy apartment a little less crappy and like able.

That's about it for now. I must go make another cup of coffee and take some pics of all this stuff so you all can see what I am talking about.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm Almost There

I finished up and listed another leathery thing in my Etsy shop today. Three more leathery things and I will have met my goal for the week. Yay for me!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Something New

I finished these fine funky creations this last week. The cuff is for my lovely sister who celebrated her birthday last week. It's a little on the Halloweenie side but I really love it! I hope she does:) The wristlet is now available in my Etsy shop, I have had my eye on the color combination for a while now and finally put them all together, I think they are bee-you-tee-full all together, I'm glad I finished it, any accomplishment these days is a lot for me. I promised myself a week of leathery fun and after a week of non-stop craziness, I deserve it! Watch it be a beautiful, sunny, I-don't-wanna-be-inside kinda week. Just my luck:)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Super Long Week

It's been a long week here. I really don't have a lot to share since I have been running about like a headless chicken every day. Today is the first day I have been able to actually sit and take a breath. I have to say, I am looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully, I will have something more exciting to share next week when I can get back to my life!