Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pearl, sweet Pearl

Today the sun the tempature was down, Pearl just had a bath and the camera came out. I snapped this photo of Pearl so I could send off a Holloween photo to Pearls God Mother Janet. We like to give her Holiday photos and spoile her as much as she spoils our sweet dog. I had to laugh out loud when I uploaded the photos and saw our little cat over her sholder peeking out the window. I have several photos where she just appears in the photo with out us knowing. Some times it is a little creepy. I will have to dig them out and show you some time.

Have a great weekend and a Happy Holloween! Mmm... Candy... Candy... Candy...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bit the bullet

So today was the day. I have been putting it off for ever and today I listed my first item in my Etsy shop. I hope I did the listing correct. I only put up one item today and will put up more items as I gain confidence in the whole process. I listed a set of the orange felted acorns with ribbons on them. Wish me luck and Confidence.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Felt like fall...but only at 6 AM

It has been feeling like fall here in Florida but like the title says only at 6 in morning when I take Pearl outside. Then the Florida sun comes and the temp goes up up up. I have taken advantage of the cooler weather it revives me and I start to feel like crafting again. I started to make felted acorns, they are so fun to make and I have a good selection of caps this year. The one in the photo had all 4 caps still connected. I thought that was pretty interesting.

I have several that are double and a few that are triple caps as well. The dark green one in the top right corner is my favorite. I love the little green baby acorn that is attached.

I also made some single acorns and added a little ribbon.

I was not sure about making brown ones but I love them a lot. This is one of the triple acorns, it was fun to find the caps connected like this. Wish I could find more of them but then they would not be as special.

Hope everyone in the mid-west and up north are enjoying the fall, I hear it is a beautiful one this year.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am a Winner!

I love it when something comes along that is a complete surprise, a good surprise! I had forgotten that I entered a drawing over at the Chartreuse Panda and got a wonderful e-mail letting me know I was a winner! These gorgeous hand crafted sterling silver hoops Made by Laurel Peters are now mine... well, I thought they were until my daughter saw them. She has not taken them off since. They are wonderful little hoops that have a personality all their own. Laurel's Etsy shop is "La Valley Girly". Stop in and see what other great things she has. They are all wonderful. You can also check out her blog "My attempt to be Coherent".

Here is Paige with the hoops on this weekend, even though you can't see them very well I thought you would like to know she now thinks they are her lucky earrings.

Thanks Laurel for the wonderful earrings and also thanks Valerie over at the Chartreuse Panda for hosting the giveaway.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Other projects...

This is the latest project. Not a craft project but a home/activity project. Crafting is a part of my daily life whether it be felting a cup cozy, making curtains, reupholstering chairs or the latest project, this old bike. It is the fall regatta season and I have been working to finish this bike before our daughters first race. With a bike I can be at the start of the race and ride it to see the finish as well. This is the after photo. I did not want to open the post with an ugly photo so I am doing this a a little backwards and putting the finished one first.

Here is the before photo, not taken by me. I thought it would be fun to get an old bike that no one else wanted and put my spin on it. I could have gone out and bought a new Cruiser but that would not have been as fun. I still want to make streamers for the grips but the bike needs to be loaded up tonight so we can get our early start in the morning for our 4am departure. Can't be late for a regatta.

This is what Paige, my daughter thinks the bike is for. This is her cat Hyacinth along for a spin. Yes, that cat really likes to go for bike rides. She also likes to go for walks on a leash like a dog. Oh and I should tell you she also likes car rides and can open doors.

Have a great weekend!