Friday, December 30, 2011

cardinal ornaments

My Uncle gave me a few cardinal ornaments. The cardinal, as I may have mentioned before, is special to me. My grandmother made all of her children (7) and her grand children (maybe 15 or more at the time?) a tree skirt (will take a picture another time) with a cardinal on it. I have made a few exactly the same in my time. So here is an ornament with a cardinal on it.

And the birdhouse

and a little bunny in the snow.

Sorry, not much for talking at the moment. it makes me cough. :}

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ontario Science Centre

Today, we went to the Ontario Science Centre It's only about 12 minutes from us and my uncle got us a membership for Christmas! I'm so happy. The kids are so happy. And we got free parking and IMAX movies. (My husband will have to take them to that. I would just throw up. Don't like all that stimulation)

So today was just a quick 2 hour visit to check in and take a venture around.
Here is a picture of Newfoundland. Where I'm from. The south West coast,(bottom left) is Port Aux Basques. You can see, there are a lot of mountains.

Neve was particularly enjoying this exhibit. Me too.

And this one was fun. I think this is her alter ego.

Normally, I wouldn't take my camera. Inside darkish places don't work for me. But I just took my new Prime telephoto macro lens. Nice. Clap Clap.
Yesterday, I spent the WHOLE day in my PJS and hardly got up. Just enough to put some laundry in. And I read a new book in 1.5 days. And I think I had 2 or 3 naps. Thankful that my family let me do such.

Maybe I'll feel like crafting soon.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Christmas!

Hope you had a kind of day you were hoping for. I did!
Here is the loot ready to go to the teachers at school. What else? mittens and roving angels!

I must have been a good girl this year. I got something I didn't even know I wanted. A new lens for the camera. A prime telephoto macro lens. it's beautiful. It does just what I want it to do. So now, I'll have some photos and posts for the blog in the long days of winter. Here's a sample:
Olives that Henry cured for the last 8 weeks.

A tree shot at my cousin's house. Only tree lights. no flash, etc. I'm so happy with my new lens.

Daddy has been acclaimed the best and resident face painter.

With one happy girl. This paint is by Snazaroo Awesome quality and it washes off very easily.

So now I get to relax for a few days. Have a few naps, eat a few cookies, have some Hot turkey sandwiches, cups of tea and just general slothiness before I feel like tackling my sewing room I still have more mittens to make for family and families of friends. then I will focus on some new ideas in my head.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

teen tulle

Knock, Knock....
Anybody there? thanks for coming back.
It's been a crazy few weeks and it's almost over! It's all been good. 5 craft fairs/shows and every one of them had crazed mitten wantin' moms. I stopped making mens and childrens and just made mom mitts. I must have made over 150 pairs and I still have about 20 to make before this week is over. I'm loving it. Sweater mittens rock! Oh, and the singing at private parties, malls, social clubs, corporate dos and general fa la la-ing where ever merriment is requested.

So today, I finished up another order for a tulle skirt for a pre-teen. After making this, I may make a few more.

One of the moms in our group used to make real tutus and dance costumes for shows/competitions. She showed me some tricks of the trade which has me excited to try more. Did you know it's a ll the rage right now? Tulle skirts over leggings. Where have I been?
Here's a look at the elastic with frill on top. nice eh?

Here's what it looks like inside....

And the 4 layers. I could have gone with the neon green. The black really tones it down. Maybe next time!

I'll take this time to wish you a Happy Christmas! I may get back here, who knows? I know I won't be sewing anything new until after Christmas. I have a few ideas I can't wait to try. If my camera cooperates, if the planets align and the sunlight is good... I'll take more pictures.

Cheers to you and yours.... I appreciate your coming here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

bunch o monkeys

I made these cute little guys for the kids in my preschool music class. I love the arms and how they swing all over the place. The arms of the monkeys and the kids. It was a fun bunch. The magical age of 2, when they are coming into their own and getting a vocabulary. O how they grow from the beginning to the end of the 12 week session.

Remember the lion I gave out a few sessions ago?

Easy hand stitching and a bit of machine sewing.

What else have I been doing? Making a few more Maisies from the book More Softies Only a Mother Could Love.

And bit of singing. These costumes are exclusive to this particular mall. The large, huge, ginormous mall that doesn't look like a mall until you're halfway through it. Fun to sing though.

oh, and getting ready for a few shows this coming week. It's closer than I thought. boo.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where will I be?

Hi there,
just a quick note:

I will be selling my wares at 3 locations this month.

If you're local, hope to see you there.

Equinox Holistic Alternative School Winter Solstice Dec. 11, 11-2 Children's Peace Theatre Taylor Creek Park-Dawes Road (complete address to follow later) My table will be there at 11, but I won't be there until 12:30.

Lazy Daisy Cafe Tuesday December 13th 6 - 8:30
local artists featured in the Holiday Arts & Crafts Gala . Tis the season to BUY LOCAL : )
Facebook Page

Dec. 20 9:30-12 Roden Parenting and Literacy Centre 151 Hiawatha.

If I can swing it, I'll be showing my new logo on a banner:

Thanks Charlotte! I love it!