Thursday, November 27, 2008

Funky Weird Picture

This is a neat picture. I'm not sure what happened or how it happened because the image is totally untouched... how is she a ghost and crystal clear at the same time?

I just thought it was neat

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I finally Got Around to it!

I always say I'll do stuff when I get around to It. Well guess what... I finally got one! :)

credits: Dinner Party by Shabby Princess and Sara Carling

I was just messing around between loads of laundry!

Hark, What's this?? Another Request

I'm trying not to die of "wonder shock and amazement!"

Dh has asked me to make yet another item on my trusty sewing machine! (hee hee!) Feeding into my handmade frenzy! I love it! (hey its not knit, and I think secretly - he shares the same issues with knit things that M does! *sigh*)

We asked MIL what she wanted for Christmas and trying not to be a bother, she said oh just something cheap from the $1 store. Bwahhahh haa, like I've ever bought her something from the $1 store as a gift. LOL! Not that it's beneath me - we love the $1 store, but more because I hadn't quite thought of it! LOL!

I'm dragging him kicking and screaming to the fabric store, to choose the fabric (with input from M and I, of course.) To put together a nice little something to go with the nice little something else that I have already made.

Do you think he is humouring me or do you think he has finally found something that he thinks could be useful!?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just Unloading my Brain

In my little corner of the world it is supposed to freeze tonight, the season rolls nearer.

Sadly we are sleeping in our guestroom. While getting the girls ready to go out yesterday (fri) afternoon M pulled the curtains closed and down came the rail, the board and the curtains.... fun fun. It narrowly missed her (thank goodness) but we were all kinda surprised!

But its not a bad thing really. The guest room is so clean and tidy and minimalist (and the fan works - woohoo!), where our room is cluttered, dusty and ..... oh alright.... a pigsty. When guests (or visitors) come I load boxes and take them to our room, and sort through 1/4 of them and then never get back to it. Mostly it is papers, some of it is books, probably some yarn, and kids toys (squirreled away maybe I can unload them! hee!) - just the general day to day clutter that I never get around to. (mental note need to make a new "round-to-it")

So in honor of our time away from our room, I've hired myself as the maid and am setting up 30 minute blocks (when S doesn't steal the timer) to sort, tidy, dust, vacuum, declutter and in honor of my mum - rearrange. I expect to be back by Monday in a clean and spotless, cozy room, and it will probably stay like that for .... oh about a week! :(

In the 30 minutes in between each adventure, I'm taking computer time, and sewing up a storm on my other little corner of the world or knitting so I'm not idle. Poor dh almost had a fit when I spent $56 at the Joann's this afternoon (on just fabric and thread!) hee hee, not to mention when he walked into our bedroom last night to see what I was up to! Its just not been a good weekend for him so far.... save and except that he loves the mattress in the guest room.... and has no qualms about sleeping on it.

So anyway that is what I'm up to...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holly - Jolly - OMG - NOT!

Thanksgiving rapidly approaches - we don't do anything special as the rest of the family celebrates in October (Canadian Thanksgiving) so its just us and dh hates turkey so unless we go somewhere we hang out quietly at home tripping over each others feet! LOL!

But along with Thanksgiving comes Christmas and suddenly I feel like I've been caught with my proverbial crafty pants down! There was so much more that I wanted to get done and yet suddenly I'm feeling very lacking in the gifts I have. A single item that I made yesterday cost $20+ and yet it is only one single simple item (might cost $10-15 in the store) .... which puts me over budget for the gift swap that we are doing. A 2nd item cost only about $13, but much more work went into it and I know that I would have spent more than $40 purchasing it in the store (shh its still not done but I have a week.) Am I undermining my creativity in favour of store purchased items? Why do I feel so cheap? I mean these items aren't the only things I'm giving but why do I feel the need to bulk things up?? Its not like I haven't just spent my entire year making this stuff. *Sigh*

And then I have to start on my shopping for the girls.... *sigh* and they wonder why I'm a "hum-bug" kinda person.... I'm not really I just hate the hustle and bustle of last minute shopping! Which for me is November because I don't leave my house to visit with the crazed crowds of December! LOL!

So there you have it ...