Tuesday, July 28, 2009


So... I haven't been around as much this week in blogland and I feel left out of the loop. I miss it! But we've been doing a lot of swim lessons, house stuff - you know, summer types of things. Here's a picture of my grouchy daughter at the lake today. Sometimes she's really a sour puss and doesn't want me to take her picture, but I did anyway because she's wearing the little hair clip I whipped up for her. I thought she looked cute even with a scowl on her face!
But it's all these type of activities keep me away from my computer and usually that's okay, but sometimes I really miss seeing everyone's pretty blog posts!

In the evenings I try to squeeze in a little creating - here's a new polka dot birdie I made and put on a decorated spool. I think he's kinda cute - especially on one side where his eye came out in the dot. Cute.

And then this morning I made this little pillow/wall hanging, and soon I'm going to make more for my Etsy shop Trinkets with different birds because I really love birds - can you tell? :) I'll post more pictures of the other ones when they're done. What have the rest of you girls been up to this week?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Hey - I'm back from vacation! We had a glorious time. You can't get much better than this! We rented a little cottage by the lake, and it had all the amenities (running water, indoor plumbing...) but seriously - it had everything but a dishwasher, - and with two kids, - this is my kind of camping!
I loved just leaving everything around and never picking up or making beds. And the weather was great - we spent most of the day fishing, swimming or just hanging out. It only rained once at night.
I caught up on my Solitaire skills (ha) and even read an ENTIRE novel! Oh my God. That was my goal for the week, and I accomplished it. I still can't believe it. But truthfully - I am a real homebody, and I am so glad to be back. I missed our two cats terribly, and I missed seeing my flowers, my yard, etc. It's good to be home.
I was also having fun creating! Put a few new things in the shop today. Hope you're all having a great week! Write me a comment and tell me how much you missed me. (You didn't even know I was gone, did you?? :)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Summer is Here!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Independence Day! We had our usual one here - very low key - just hanging out at home. This has been the first nice weekend we've had in about a month - seriously! So it was so nice to stay at home and be together. The weather was just gorgeous - 70 degrees and breezy - beautiful!
Here's my two enjoying sparklers. They were so excited to get out tonight and set things on fire! Little pyros! :)
Also - I've been doing even more sewing lately, although I don't have much to show for it. Here's some little lavender sachets I made just for fun. I especially like the one with the bird house on it - I free form sewed it right on top of the material. It was like drawing with thread. Fun!