Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Making

Not to much to say, just some pictures to share. Hope yours was Merry, and full of cars, trains, books, food, and pets (if you're into that sort of thing)!

What was YOUR favorite part?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Getting ready

It looks like baked goods have fallen off of the list, but so so many fun things got done instead. Getting so close...

So looking forward to seeing everyone and revealing the making and doing!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Winter

It snowed! Finally finally (not that I'm complaining about the gorgeous November we had) but we finally got a sticking snow and got out to play in it. O waddled around in his snow pants, Veda tromped like a puppy, and Cricket curled up on the radiator. On Saturday, we finally got a chance to get our tree from Green Garden, a tradition we started last year.

A new tradition for this year: knit hats. I've seen others doing the same and liked the idea and of course Brian was on board. So each year before Christmas, Brian will get a new hat. I think I'll have to include Oliver in the deal too. He is wearing a handknit hat on this trip. It is a hat that Kud knit for me, but it was too small. So I washed it and now it's Oliver's. Perfect. Brian's got his Botanic Hat and I've got on my Crochet Hat (details on Ravelry - so Join Join!). Hats and Trees. We like wool. And snow.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My studio: Take 4

The latest variation on a theme: my room. (Used to be my "sewing" room but I've decided that there's more that goes on in there than sewing - although mostly sewing to be honest - but anyway, "studio" sounds so much more creative. right?) When Grammy and Grandpa were visiting, I got a little art weekend. My version of bird camp. Sorta. Anyway, I got some terrible sewing done, and finally decided that I had had enough. In order to be effecient and sneak in some sewing time, I was going to need to clean and reorganize and get this place whipped back into shape. Viola.

I love this table! I've been wanting a funky chrome dinette table for a while, but never found the perfect one (except the one that got away...) until I stumbled across this at Vinnie's on Presque Isle. Trying to be rational, I walked away, a trick I learned from Kud. If I was still thinking about it the next day, I would go back. Well the next day was Applefest and I didn't get to go back to Vinnie's until the following Monday, where the table was gloriously still there and had been REDUCED to $30. Thrifting nirvana.

I have a thing for train cases. Lunch pails, train cases... maybe I just like boxes?
These are now filled with project stuff.

Oops - don't look at that last one. That's the white underbelly of my studio. My ungainly fabric piles. BUT it is an improvement over the floor and they are organized by fabric type (and then covered with upholstery fabric so they won't fade). Hey, it works.

So now, I suppose, it's time to get creative.