Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween is here....

I am a bad blogger...rarely posting, sorry.   but anyway, here are a few things I have made this month.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursdays Art Camp

So first we send messages back and forth on Farm Town and Yo Ville, full of misspells, bad grammar and weird phrasing to do the messaging delays and the fact that we are both watching TV and playing online at the same time. Then a phone call....
"hi sweetie!"
"hey you!"
...we both laugh,
"Steve is out of town, want to get together and play?"     and that is how it starts. We agree to Thursday at the crack of 10:30. I will be up and dressed by then, but just only. I live a more nocturnal lifestyle than most feels right for me.  I got a stack of really great stiff white cotton paper from my cousin Linda the nurse. She got them from the eye clinic she works for.The papers are folded in with the towels when they are sterilized and are discarded, so we are recycling them into art. I like to make little houses, with snow and trims at Christmas and now with chenille chicks and pastel glitter for spring.  Cindy had never made one so I walked her through the about 20 step took us all day to make one each. So okay we started a little late cause I had to find stuff first "I know it's here somewhere", and we went out for lunch and a little bit of shopping.  Very little shopping because we stayed here in tiny town.  But I think they look sweet. We used my lovely Martha Stewart glitter that I bought with a 50% off coupon, and some german paper lace trim from ArtChix, found the fuzzy chicks at Safeway and the other stuff is from my awesome stash of  art supplies.  Cindy made the blue one, mine is the pink. We used to always shoot pix of our stuff and then get a shot of you with your art. But usually no makeup and the camera would focus on your nose, not the thing you just spent hours on,  so last fall when we made Halloween pumpkin coaches and shot them outside on the damp grass, we just shot our feet with them. It was very funny, so now we always shoot with hands or feet....ta dah!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

hey there

Wooo, its a whole nother season sense I last wrote here...huh.  We are having cold freezy weather, like in the teens at night and warming up into the twenties during the day, just like winter.
We did our two Christmas Sales this weekend, they were great this year...YEAH!!!  And sales on Etsy have been crazy good for Jeff the past couple of weeks too, he's even been sold out of toys.
This is going to be a better Christmas than last year, I can tell. Last year was just a couple of months after losing Mom, so that was hard.  Then we had lots of deep snow at Christmas, like it hadn't snowed that deep in 40 years. So Jody and the guys couldn't make it out for Christmas Eve ( the big  deal in our family), okay we will muddle through the three of us. But there was also too much snow to go to Astoria for special seafood, darn. Then about 3 in the afternoon on Christmas Eve,  Jeff and I were picking up stuff at the grocery store and the lights went out.  So no baking beggar bundles, making a special shrimp dinner.....heat in the house, no.  We had salami and cheese sandwiches huddled around the smokey fireplace and went to bed. The lights came back on at 9pm. 

This year we are planning on going into Jody's house, Christmas in the city....Woo-wooo!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jeff's garden

Just a few images of Jeff's tomatoes, peas and wild blackberries....very lush indeed.
Will steam the peas, make salads and salsas with the tomatoes and cobbler with the beautiful berries.......ummmmm!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Good grief!

I haven't been back here sense MAY! What a lazy toad am I!'s been a hot summer and I was planning and plotting for the big FaerieWorlds Festival the first weekend of August. Made a ton of crowns, new wings out of cellophane, weedled Jeff into going with me...... then a month before the event they moved it to a big county park out in the country outside of Springfield (Oregon). Little did anyone now it would land right in the middle of a heat wave, like 100 plus heat, no shade agggh! And the grounds were raw, lumpy bumpy and holes, clumps of dryed grass, thorny weeds and berry brambles. It was all way too big and spread out, sales were awful and I got heat stroke on Saturday. The good side, got to stay with my cousin and visit with her. The little grasshoppers that bounced up as you walked across the field and a lot of pretty dragonflys. Jeff was a prince to take me down and help with everything.

My cousin Linda was having her own dramas; trying to clearout and rebuilt her big craft room and at the same time they had roofers there and a contractor too after the roof guys found dryrot..... all this in the heat wave. Plus they wanted to leave on a camping trip while her husband was on vacation.

So anyway, here are some photos from Faerieworlds...haven't decided if I will go back next year....hummm
starting work on Halloween and a few special orders to clear up.....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

new stuff from the guys...'s some new things the guy's have whomped up out in the wood shop and Lily napping outside the hot tub house......she has a really busy life.