Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kitty Painting

Working on a new Kitty painting.

Does motivation come in a bottle?

I wish I had the same energy at night as I have in the day.....because when the kids are in bed I have a hard time finding motivation to paint or sew. This is why I haven't had too much new stuff. Sigh.

The snow is gone and I kinda miss it. But I like being able to drive around again.

I went to the library yesterday and checked out this Pasta&Rice cookbook.....the cover had this great looking pasta dish on it. I always feel so inspired to cook while at the library...then I get all of these cookbooks and never cook!

What's a Voodoo Kitchen? I dunno, but I like the whole voodoo thing as a folk art. This is a work in progress....I want to add color.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Just shots of some stuff I am working on right now. Who knows what it will all really end up looking like.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

This isn't our snowman, but one that is around the corner from us. My photo doesn't do this great guy justice!!
It's inspired me to make our own, so tomorrow we will go out and make our own. We have the snow that's for sure!
I hope everyone is having a great great Christmas!!!

Lazy Days

The snow is melting a bit right now. I guess we're supposed to have a little more snow in a day and then it is on its way out. It's been nice having all this snow but I am ready for it to go away :D Being stuck at home is only fun for so long.

Later I will make pumpkin pies and a few kinds of Christmas cookies.

I hope everyone is safe and happy this Christmas season :)

Monday, December 22, 2008


you have the right wheels you can't really get around right now..... so we walked to catch a bus to go to Blockbuster because man, I need some movies and well, the buses are no where to be seen...for a while we walked back home because kids never listen and they got snow in their boots and that equals cold feet... and crying kids or maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pretty much snowed in....

The hub just went out to.....I am thinking this wasn't such a good idea as I noticed two cars have gotten stuck in the snow outside......let's hope he can make it back! And all for a chicken to roast....:D

I am working on some newbies.....
This is a view from my porch......
Oh and frozen chalk...

Saturday, December 20, 2008


And more to come tonight :D


Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Sprinkles

The kids are rocking out to The Chipmunk versions of new songs and the cookies are cooling :D

MerryMerry the kids have another snow day and Christmas break starts, too

School was called off for the third time this week! Ahhhh, I was hoping to get some secret shopping done today. Darn. Tomorrow we are supposed to have major snow, so today I really need to get things done! I'm always last minute!

Here's my effort at holiday decoration....I didn't get too much done, but I have this small part of the kitchen decorated somewhat :D

Don't be fooled the lower shelves are a mess with all my packing supplies! One day I will have a practically perfect cottage home. Someday :D

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Haunted Christmas

This what you get when you give the camera to one of the kids and do the driveby christmas lights thing :)
I like em!
Oh!! What to get the kids???? For Christmas? I mean they never really play with the toys they ask for or get. When they do it isn't as the toy is intended! It's always a joke to get the kids cardboard boxes and it's the truth! I went online to look for some cardboard houses, ya know? And it pisses me off that they want 80 some odd bucks for a cardborad house! Come on. It's cardboard, dammit. It's a plain cutout. I can see spending 25.oo on a cardboard house but this business about 80 bucks just makes me so mad! The nerve. Anyway, I had to let that out.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I was noticing in my Etsy shop that I do not have the variety of plush that I have had because of sales :)
I am feeling the need to bring in some different styles. I have a boatload of past doodles that I think I will work from.
We've had snow in Portland lately but no real pile up of it! I want a really white Christmas!! We shall see what the rest of the week brings.

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable December :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Who's a dud?

Me. I need a swift kick in the behind. I'm such a poor blogger! Everyone else has Christmassy cheer happenin' .

Here are a few shots of our handmade christmas ornaments.
Now we gotta go to Blockbuster...we need some christmas shows and such. :)

Monday, December 15, 2008


It's 27 degrees here. That's damned cold for me. When the wind blows the chill factor is 7 degrees. That hurts. This is the coldest I ever remember Oregon.

I've got some new ones to sew shut later. I thought I would get them up today but we went out and just got back.

Christmas is in ten days, huh?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Posy blog

I'm going to try to find cute blogs to show everyone and also post a happy Christmassy photo a day. Something I make or do. Enough of this scrooge business!!!
This is a pic from Posy Blog. So dreamy. It looks like a house one of monster girls would live in!

New Girls

I think I make way more girl plush than boy ones :)
I gotta work on that.
ANywhoo, I am having a little problem right now uploading from Etsy but it's something I did, not Etsy. They will be up soon.
Spirits are better today :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

The season

One of the kids took this photo :)
When is bedtime??? This getting dark early is SO HARD for me! It feels like bedtime and I take a look at the clock and it's 5:00!!!! Man....I hardly have the energy to stay up after they go to bed. I have a book and a few movies to see later. That's all I may do.
I had a ton of Christmas spirit during Thanksgiving, lol, now I am struggling to get back that magic. What the hail?
I'm a scrooge today I'd better just leave :)

It's realllllly cold today. Supposedly we will have snow on Sunday. I hope we have one snow day.

Here are some new peeps waiting to be finished.

I need to find my motivation to do anything today. I hate when I am like this. And where's my Christmas cheer? I'm so blah lately. It's no fun.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Six Random Things about Me

I've been tagged by Marchi :)

1. My favorite perfume is gardenia but I LOVE the smell of tar and turpentine.

2. I love fresh blankets and pillowcases right out of the dryer.

3. The sound of crazy rain and wind comforts me.

4. I have only parallel parked once....for the test. I will drive extra time to find a parking spot that doesn't require parallel parking.

5.I let the water run while brushing my teeth.

6. I have never worn proper heels.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008