Friday, July 27, 2007

La la la la

Whew! Have had so much to do lately, and not enough time! I really need to get my hiney moving, its funny how when the kids are home all day, you don't get much chance to create.

A friend of ours is self publishing a set of short stories that he's written, and he's asked me to do the illustrations. I thought that would be OK, as I could sketch outside while the kids are in the pool. The kids have different ideas! Every 30 seconds or so, my 5 year old yells, "Mom, do you want to see me do the mermaid or the crab?" "Want to see my headstand?" and all five zillion variations of it, LOL Needless to say, the drawings are coming together very s-l-o-w-l-y!

We're also trying to consolidate a lot of our things, and get our house in order, as we would like to move before next year.

I'm hoping tonight to have an hour to just look at everyone's blogs, and see everyone's goodies. Nothing boosts morale like a bit of candy for the eyes!

Here is my favorite eye candy...Vince, baby!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lovely little Girls

My lovely cousin Liz (from Elizabeth Gwen Originals) is in town. It is always a treat to see her and Terry, and Gabe, Briana and Lorelai. They live pretty far from us at the moment, and we miss them so much.

Liz is the most talented sewer that I have ever met. She can take a pile of fabric, and turn it into something magical. She handmade these lovely twirl skirts, worn in the pictures by cousins Lorelai, Kailey, and Annalise. They spun furiously, making the lovely fabric billow around them, and admiring each other (while secretly admiring themselves) as little girls will do ;)

They really hammed it up for their "photo shoot" and it is just so sweet to see another generation of our family enjoying each others' company as the previous generations have done.

Liz also made me this absolutely gorgeous purse. Pictures do not do it justice, and it is truly magnificent. I have gotten so many compliments on it already, I really need to keep her card handy, so that I can give it out! She just really does the most amazing work. Her new store has just opened too, its called, and there is a link up there with my favorite shops :D

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Some pictures

These are my contribution to the angel auction. I have had a bit of a rough time lately with still being really dore, but this was more important than a bit of discomfort. This is truly a wonderful thing that these ladies are doing, and its an honor to participate

It actually felt so good to be working again, I also finished a birthday pressie for little Paige, who is turning 1, from her Auntie Emily. Hope they have a fantastic party!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007


These enchanting goodies are from the lovely Shelley, of Shelley Sweet & Shabby (over there under Awesome Blogs) Pictures don't do all of this lovliness justice.

I wish that I had taken pictures as soon as it arrived, everything was wrapped adorably, Shelley is a detail girl, and it sure shows. Thanks so much Shelley, I just adore it all. The little box is full of so many fabulous bits and bobs, and the box is decorated so beautifully!! I just love it!!