Sunday, March 30, 2008



So here is the least fugly picture of me I could find. It was taken yesterday on the way back from running errands. I am wearing my Shredlocks, which is a new product I am working on for the shop. They are hair falls made of vintage items. I still have a few kinks to work out...

Its freezing here today. We are going to attempt to go to a sheep shearing at Wauka Valley Farm. Its been raining too so its muddy. Doesn't look favorable for a day of outdoor family fun.

Last night, we participated in the one hour no-light deal. We built a HUGE bonfire down by the creek and had a nice time. The creek was a big reason we picked this house. Its fun for the kids and fun for us too.

Got my mammogram results back and it was positive for boobies. lol Seriously, I got the all clear. That was a big relief. Still waiting on cholesterol and thyroid.

I am hoping to get some vintage stuff listed today. Ugh.
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Forget the Calgon, Jack Daniels - please take me away!

Good grief, I am not sure if its the full moon or what but my kids are insane. And they are driving me insane. They can't seem to go more than 5 minutes without one whining or screaming or complaining or being sassy. When they play well together, its like the angels are singing but that is so rare.

I scored big today with the vintage slips. I managed to buy 17 total. Now, I just have to buy some more dye. I definitely want to do more green and orange, maybe some purple too. The Tart slip sold, as did the brownie one.

I have a few chicken paintings that I did on old cookie sheets. Those will go up soon on electricbluebird. With any luck, I can get my vintage stuff photographed and get up and running with vintage and destash.

I really, really need a vacation. We haven't had one as a family ever. A long weekend at the beach would be soooo nice.

Ah, Daddy is home. The girls are watching a Care Bears movie. I need to rustle up the grub - egg salad sammies and apple slices and herbal iced tea. Easy cheesy.

Did I mention I married a clown? lol

Monday, March 17, 2008

I think I set a record...

I listed this altered vintage slip dress tonight and it sold in less than 5 minutes. Holy crap! I have another one done in light turquoise with yellow and seafoam trims and vintage fabric dots. I have several more ready to embellish. I am doing all of the sewing by hand so its tedious but oh, so FUN!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring has sprung?

I had fun yesterday with Fern. The day before, all four of us went to a local school and picked up tennis balls around the tennis courts. We do this every few months, and we take them to the Humane Society for the dogs.

So Fern and I got to give the balls to the dogs ourselves. She loved it. I think I saw about 8 dogs that could just take home right now! I especially love to visit the older dogs. I mean, puppies are cute and all but the older dogs need love too. We also held a couple of the cats.

I would love to have another cat. I really miss having one around. I don't miss the litter box and the vomit and the hair. Scott is dead set against it and he is right. Unless we got one that was mostly an outdoor cat....maybe?

We are making plans for the vegetable garden. Last year, we had tomatoes, okra, squash, zucchini, hot peppers, bell peppers, green beans, eggplant, potatoes, Swiss chard and corn. I am hoping that we do less (none) okra since no one eats it and more Swiss chard. Scott also planted some apple trees and the grapes are coming back.

We had a nice time yesterday afternoon with my BBF Christine. We went to the park with our girls and played on the 'beach', which is the really just the shoreline exposed by the drought. The girls got thoroughly dirty and muddy and we had a blast.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brand Spanking New!

I found some hair combs at Hobby Lobby today for 15 cents and thought I would give them a try. I love them! I made Lolligoth and then a second one but it walked off on the head of a child and has not been seen since. I am having so much fun making these things. Its a nice change from the hats. I am sure between now and the fall, I will be inspired to bring the yarn out again.

I spent tonight making violet and lilac colored polymer clay flowers. I would love to try and make some other things with the clay, expand my horizons a bit. I poked around etsy today and was just blown away at all of the things folks do with this stuff.

I have absolutely nothing to read right now. I must have started 5 books and cannot get into any of them. I think I might head to the library tomorrow. Its actually painful not to have something to read.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

What a night!

We went out for Xine's birthday last night. She picked me up in her pimped out 300 and we met some other friends at Wild Wing Cafe. It was a BLAST. I think we need to do that more often for our sanity. The wings were tasty, the beer was cold, the conversation was outrageous!

As spring approaches, its time to clear out the winter hats in the shop. I think I will start moving them all to the clearance section and marking them down to move them out. I will list a few headbands today. I can't wait to get my beads!

Thursday, March 06, 2008


I've been buying beads. Not for making jewelry, but to add to my crowns. I need more shiny, sparkling stuff. A little Paypal money is a dangerous thing....

I sold my first crown yesterday, and I have 2-3 custom requests. I am very excited! I think these will do well.

My friend Christine came over yesterday to get some pull tags. She is making the cutest shamrock pins! Check them out here: She is heading up a group at for extreme fiber. I am still waiting on my registration to go through so I can join.

I had this big idea that I was going to talk her into trying to crochet with chitlins. I mean, they are pig intestines right? Long strings = yarn-like? We could film and be youtube stars, drive traffic to our shops and get on Oprah. Me and my chitlin scarf would be famous!

Well, it turns out that chitlins aren't perfect long strings and Christine was not feeling the chitlin love. I will have to come up with something else.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Items!





Rain all day here today so its a good thing I was able to get out and take some pictures of my new tiems yesterday. I found an excellent old fence post in the woods next to the creek and its perfect for hat pictures. I am still going crazy trying to get really really good pictures of the fairy crowns.

I've been buying vintage slips with plans to dye and embellish them. I have one that has a few spots and tears that I will use for a tester. I want to try and write on them so I will have to see what pens work best.

There will never ever be enough time to make all of the things I want to make. I have an idea for a t-shirt and a keychain wallet and altered clothing and on and on and on....

One thing I do need is a dress form. I think it will be critical to photographing clothing for my vintage shop and the slips.

In the meantime, laundry piles up...
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