Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oh Boy!!!

I'm so excited to share some great news with you all! I was contacted this morning by the creator of Cuteable, a great blog featuring all sorts of cute finds on the web. She featured my tree pin in today's post! Be sure to check it out and bookmark her awesome website!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Erin & John Rock China!

For those of you who haven't been by Erin and John's flickr site lately (see link at sidebar), many new photos were uploaded this week! They recently returned to China after vacationing in Cambodia and Bali, so they had TONS of amazing photos to share. Here are some of my favorites:

Erin and John will be home this summer, and I can't wait. I love you guys!!

Ok, So I Lied!

Remember when I said I was only going to add books to my sidebar list that I finished reading in 2008? If not, see for details.
Well, I lied. I keep remembering other AWESOME books that I read last year. Case in point: The Time Traveler's Wife. This is a wonderful book, and you really should find the time to read it if at all possible. What made me remember this book? Well, it appears that a movie version starring Eric Bana (droooooool...) will be coming soon to a theater near you. For more on this, see .
As a general rule (with the exception of To Kill a Mockingbird), movies are never equal to or better than their literary counterparts. So, I urge you to read the book first. Then, go out and enjoy the movie when it's released because, after all, Eric Bana is HOT!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Items in My Etsy Shop

Check out the new brooches in my shop! I LOVE the new wool felt that I purchased from a fellow Etsian, so I've been playing with it a lot! It's so soft and pretty!

Be sure to stop by my shop! Also, if you're shopping for wool felt, check out the FeltCraftStudio shop,

Another Bulb Photo!

I bet you can guess what's been blooming in my garden --- more bulbs! This one might be my favorite. The flowers have such intricate, lovely petals! Hooray!!

Won't be long until the wildflowers start to bloom...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Treasury #2

Check out my second treasury on Etsy, which I named Negative Space. It won't be up long, so be sure to visit this link before it expires!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pretty Paper Designs

My friend Shelby sent me a link to the Inhabit web site, where they have a feature on recycled wall paper kits. I LOVE the tree below with the sweet bird house! And of course I can't resist anything with birds!

Learn more about these products at
Happy Friday, everyone!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop on Valentine's Day to take advantage of this special holiday sale! Details are in my shop!

Monday, February 11, 2008

I Dig Goofy Dudes

WARNING: No craft will be discussed in the following post!

In honor of Valentine's Day, I would like to introduce you to two of my imaginary boyfriends. What makes them worthy of such a crafty lass, you ask? Well, these fellows may be good looking, but they relish opportunities to be completely silly and even ugly! My dear friend Maria can attest to the fact that a boring photo of a nice smile is only ok. The interesting stuff happens when you try to capture the most disgusting face possible. When the two of us are together, much of our time is spent taking pictures of our facial gymnastics and then laughing hysterically at the images that result! For more on this topic, skip to the end.

Without further ado, meet beau #1, Bill Hader:

Pretty cute, eh? Well, check out the following photos in which he REALLY shines!

Now, that's my kind of fella. I must say, though, that his impersonation of Peter O'Toole killed me! I didn't find a photo of that one, unfortunately!

Now for boyfriend #2, Paul Rudd:

Now, he is REALLY hot! But he is awesome at playing funny roles in funny get-ups!

Yep, those are my hot honeys.

By the way, if you should run into either of them, just send them my way. If it's in time for Valentine's Day, that's even better!
P.S. Amy Sedaris, eat your heart out!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

In My Back Yard

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to appreciate what's happening in my garden. All the exciting stuff is best appreciated in the light of day, when I'm usually at work!

I received a lovely bird house from my coworker Rosie in our Secret Santa gift exchange, and I hung it up last weekend. I finally caught a cute little birdie eating some breakfast yesterday morning! Yay!

More bulbs are in bloom now, too! The yellow and white narcissus below is so pretty!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cute Clippies!

Good morning, everyone! I love the weekend. It feels so good to wake up and face a day filled with promise (instead of work). There are so many things I could do in the garden, around the house, or with my crafts. Or, I could just curl up with a book!
I wanted to share a project I started this week. I have so many friends with kiddos right now, and it inspired me to make these cute little "clippies." When I was a wee girl, my mom made me a bunch of little clips with eyelet fabric, ribbon, and buttons. I absolutely loved my collection, and I wish I still had it for sentimental value.
These clippies are tiny and make fun little hair clips or mini-brooches. Of course, I couldn't resist making one with a bunny since Easter will be here soon. I will be adding them to my Etsy shop over time.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


I nabbed a Treasury on Etsy!! I feel like I won a prize!

Check out my treasury page at

Friday's almost here! Yay!

Hooray for Indie Finds on Etsy!!

I am so excited to announce that I'm featured on the "Indie Finds on Etsy" blog today! Everyone hurry over and check out this fantastic site! There is a lovely collage of my items, too!

Monday, February 4, 2008

That's Freakin' Awesome!

This TOTALLY made my day!

Wow! Look at Bob Ross and his happy trees! This is so fantastic, I'm at a loss for words. I'll just have to compliment the artist, Aimee Ray, by directing you to more of her work. Skip on over to her web site at, or visit her shop at .

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thank You Penelope!

Wow! I just learned that I have been awarded the first "You Are No Ordinary Cat" blog prize from Penelope. Where are my notes? Probably under a pile of magazines, yarn, and fabric. I guess I'll have to wing my acceptance speech. I certainly don't want to break the award rules and incur the wrath of Penelope! And I KNOW that Sindri would not appreciate Sadie in our home (see "Watchdog" post below).

I would like to thank Penelope the Cat for awarding me this most prestigious award. I realize there are many fantastic, talented bloggers out there. It is truly an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished feline. Thanks, Penelope. You rule.

Learn more about the fabulous Penelope, who is no ordinary cat herself, at her blog: .


Hear that ferocious growl? That threatening bark? Who is that on the other side of the door? No worries! It's only Sindri, who loves to look out the window and scare off the random cat or squirrel that comes by.

Actually, he's not too good at scaring squirrels. They have learned to sit on the fence and taunt him by twitching their tails.

At least he's entertained while I'm away at work...