Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Today I finished the shadowbox for my dad
Santa got his chair and matching ottoman
And along the way, I dressed up some packages
On that note, I'm off to bed. Half asleep right now, and I'm afraid of what I might type if I keep rambling on about God knows what... I digress.
Merry Christmas to all!
Well, I don't know if Santa's got a new bag, but he needs a chair, so he can sit back on Boxing Day, and enjoy his coffee and his paper. What? You'd like to see the paper that my super brilliant and talented and funny sister made? OKAY!!
(If you have a minute, click through and read, cause they're pretty darn funny!)
Okay. Off to finish and pack and wrap and.... I'll sleep after Christmas... Whew....
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I'm off the WalMart in this not-as-early-as-I'd-hoped hour. Pictures to copy and then back at it. There will actually be pictures of what I have left to do, since I have no worries of my parents seeing it :D.
And most importantly:
I entered a super giveaway this morning over at RetroMummy. Such schnazzy fabric.
The giveaway is open until New Year's Eve (but they really want to come live here, so enter is you absolutely must).
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
One secret thing done and ready to be wrapped.
One of two wreaths is done. It started out as many yo-yos
and turned into this wreath, that I really like, and hopefully my Aunt will as well
It's busy. It's loud. It's a Festive Punch In The Face! That's what I like about it.
I'm convinced my dog is a master of disguise.
This is his, "Soooo... you're sure I can't lay up there? Cause there's a spot... right there... and no one's using it, and... no? Okay. I'll be on the floor," look.
This is more his (albeit blurry) "License and registration please," look.
Oy. Back to wreath #2...
Monday, December 13, 2010
well, you get the idea.
But I wanted to share that it's Giveaway Day on Sew Mama Sew. Pop over if you have a few minutes. I missed the deadline to participate, but next year, I'm there, baby!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
That's my favorite picture Poppy there, on top of the cabinet, taken on a DOT boat, somewhere around the Arctic Circle.
Sad, right? The hat is too small, and the collar is under his neck roll. Poor hound. So we're going with these ones
My to do list keeps growing, and aside from what I have to do today, and all the decorating, I have to:
- Make pj pants (I won't lie, I was pretty excited about the 8m of freshly laundered flannel I folded yesterday. Mmmm flannelicious)
- Make a Santa
- Make a shadow box
- I have a few things to make for my sister, that will not be discussed here until the New Year
- Shopping for... uhm... everyone...
- Mail cards
- Wrap presents
There's more, I know there is, but I'm not going to think too hard about it right now. I don't think my poor brain can handle the overload...
Sunday, December 5, 2010
No, but really. It's not. Don't smoke. Every time you smoke, Santa kills an elf.
I'm rambling, but really, who thought that ad was a good idea?
Moving on, I got a blue tree. Normally I have a white tree, like so,
(I love this picture. After not decorating the year before, last year it looked extra sweet). However, this year, a)Adam wants a real tree, and b)I do not have the heart to put up my super awesome tree, with my super awesome ornaments, when my super awesome monster puppy would probably wreck havoc with his tail. SO. I'm decorating the top of the entertainment centre with an assortment of fake trees. I am excited. Sneak peak:
What else was I saying? OH FABRIC. Flannel for pantses: One of these is for Adam. I'm not at liberty to say which. And a teaser that may or may not be for someone who reads my blog:
However, laundry beckons; the sewing room and storage room have to be organized (I'm making myself do this, because otherwise, it just won't happen!) before anything goes up for Christmas. So I guess I have my day planned out for tomorrow. Conveniently, the weather is cooperating.
Did I mention we have outside lights? Very exciting stuff. Oh! The craft sale went very well; my faith has been renewed in people who love crafty things.
And on that note, I'll just see myself out...
Friday, December 3, 2010
He was selling them for $0.50 each, and I would feel a lot better about only buying 4 if I had grabbed his business card!! Oy.
When I got up yesterday, I found this on the chalkboard:
Admittedly, I had left quite a mess on the coffee table (am I the only one who's driven nuts by anyone else's mess, but will happily wade through my own while I'm making something?). Everyone can rest easy knowing the mess is now contained to one box (and a sewing room who's best hope is $5 worth of petrol and a match. But that's not the point here).
On a final note, this
did not seem like a comfortable way to sleep. So I tried it.
Please send help.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
While it's out of character, I'm still feeling optimistic about things. Maybe it's Bob Cratchit syndrome, what with it being so close to Christmas. Who knows. Without giving anything away, there might be something good happening over my way, so I would appreciate any good vibes you can all send me.
In keeping with his state of mind, I found this today via The Fable of the Table (who also has some very nice festive ideas if you have time to check out her blog), originally from The Barefoot Doctor.
8 short sharp shots of Taoist wisdom to start your week
- Each time you worry today about not getting everything done, instead visualize yourself at the end of it all, having got everything done easily, effortlessly and enjoyably.
- Each time today you worry about the next bit of your life not working out, instead visualize yourself at the other side of any current challenges, things having worked out miraculously well.
- Each time today you find yourself worrying about other peoples’ reactions to you, instead visualize everyone walking away from you thinking and feeling only the very best about you and themselves.
- Each time you find yourself worrying about any particular situation not working out, instead visualize yourself looking back at the situation marvelling about implausibly well it did work out.
- In all instances it’s unnecessary and even inadvisable to waste energy guessing how these results might have been brought about, simply see the result you wish for regardless.
- Worrying about something is akin to praying for what you don’t want.
- Visualizing the outcome you want is akin to praying for that instead.
- Knowing this and knowing you do indeed have the option, makes choosing simple, unless you love pain, of course.
And now, back to the felty goodness.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
My snackless crafting continues, and I'm still feeling optimistic about Saturday.
The hound is bored with me now; he requests more walking and less sewing.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The light got a fresh coat of paint too, since a) it was "antique white" and didn't match anything, but b) it was $18, marked down from about $150. Oh, I love the thrifting!
In other news, there are also cookies...
Back to actual crafting after the bathroom is done; mostly for Christmas, but also in prep for the craft show I'm doing on the 4th. If anyone is in the area, come by! It's at the Halifax Independant School on Connaught Ave; admission is $1, all proceeds going to the school.
Also, completely unrelated to anything, I did a little Christmas shopping today and when I went into Winners, I saw a car that was fully taking up 2 spots. It was a small car, about Corolla size, and it was parked dead centre on the line. Damn it, I hate it when people can't drive (also people who don't return their carts at the grocer, but that's a whole other post). So I left her a nice little note*, that said "Nice parking job. Remember, it's like kindergarten: try to stay inside the lines, douche." Okay, so it wasn't so nice, but c'mon. It's almost Christmas, the lot was packed. In the words of Chuck Palahniuk, you are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. It's free to show courtesy to others. Oh, and I realize I said her; Adam was in the car when the woman came out. He said she put her bag in the trunk, got in the car, then got out and got the note, read it, looked at how she was parked as if she had no idea how that happened, and drove away.
*Yes, I'm aware that this is petty. I just don't care. Learn to drive, and park, or take the GD bus, Effie.
More creative, and probably mostly rant-less, spaces at Kootooyo.