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Olympic Manor light ride....

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, December 19, 2006
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So The Family Holiday fun continues. We went on our annual light ride thru Olympic Manor. Memphis just LOVED it and I have to say I really enjoy it every single year. We actually went even before we had her. We also took her to her very first movie ever!!! Charolette's Web.
She didn't like the idea until recently. She hates loud noises and anything slightly scary.
Anywho she was sooooo darn cute it hurt. She sat between Jason and I and just kept smiling really, really big. She loved it so very much. The holidays are busy but thru her eyes they are very amazing.

Downtown Holiday Madness....

CATEGORY: | Saturday, December 16, 2006
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We went downtown today to get Santa Photos and do some shopping. We are all still feeling a bit under the weather but had to press on for Santa Photos. We got a lot done and had loads of family fun and the city is so pretty this time of year. Kids totally dig the Holidays and it sure makes you see them thru new eyes. Hope to be feeling like myself soon. Can't sleep so I guess I better go try again. Oh...the wind storm we just had was totally insane. Glad that's over. Happy Weekend.
CATEGORY: | Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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One of my favorite self portraits...
Don't feel any better today. Bummer. Hope this cold
or whatever leaves sooooooon.

Happy Birthday to ME...December 12th is a magic day every year!!

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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Decorations by Hubby and daughter. It has been a balloon frenzy
around here today.

Socks...just needed some.


Frames from Ma ma... yes I heart Ashley Goldberg and
of course I heart her work as well. There is also a cool
crayon drawing by my daughter and there is a really great
piece from foundbirdstudio
and one from monstertown
one from suspectshoppe
and one from shuusei.
There are 10 frames in all. I still need to get
the 10th one. They were outof it at Ikea.

Lillies from Dad...smell wonderful

Clogs from hubby...these days I live in Danskos

Roses from Brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew. What a
wonderful surprise!!

Cake made by Hubby Decorated by Daughter.
There is only one cake on the earth and that is
angel food.
So...I was sick for the first time in I don't know when on my B-day.
That is a huge bummer for me...I heart my B-day. It still rocked the house
but just in a mellow way which I actually liked but nobody should be
sick on their B-Day. Anywho....December 12th rocks da house and I was
in it most of the day. xoxoxoxo Oh...I almost forgot. Thanks to all of you that
sent me some love. Every year on my B-day I send out a mass email
announcing it is in fact my B-day...what can I say I really heart my B-day.
Thanks everyone for the lovexoxoxo

Let the Holidays begin....

CATEGORY: | Sunday, December 10, 2006
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We went to Jason's big Holiday Work Party...once again at the Sheraton. It was great fun. Hunted for something to wear...decided I was not in love with very much out there...finally found it and was very pleased. What is the deal with all the peasant tops????? I mean they are gorgeous on the hanger but on me...they just don't work out. It's funny that when you have the money it's a lot harder to find something you love. I did get a bunch of new socks and threw out a bunch of my old tired ones. That was very satisfying. We also went to return our overdue books and get new ones. It's no biggie..they don't charge overdue fees for kids books. Oh and we washed and vacuumed our car. It is soooo nice to be in a clean car. I bought this stuff you sprinkle on your rugs. It is
Eucalyptus and is made by Esteban. Wow...our cars smells wonderful now. Right now I am behind on orders and trying to catch up...so back to sewing I go. Just wanted to say Happy Holidays.... oh...it's my birthday Tuesday...12.12. Happy early birthday to me. I told my husband last year I have never had a surprise party...hint, hint...well it doesn't look like it's going to happen this year either...oh well. Another year of life is a huge present in itself.

Very sad....

CATEGORY: | Thursday, December 7, 2006
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So upset to hear about James Kim. I just had so much hope and belief he would be ok. My love goes out to his wife, daughters, family and friends. I can't imagine how Kati, his wife will cope but I know for the sake of their girls she will. I am deeply, deeply sadden by the news.

Urban Craft Uprising...my very first craft fair!!!!!!

CATEGORY: | Monday, December 4, 2006
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Hey it's Look What I Can Do!!!!

Andrea and Darcey in da booth

My husband Jason sooooooo stole the show. He was closing the deals
realing them in and charming the cash right out of their pockets. He was
a Indie Craft superstar. He handed out all these candy canes with my
website that Darcey made and when he ran out he went to QFC and made
more with the extra tags Darcey brought!!! He had a blast and
I loved every minute of it.

My Husband built the booth grid but we thought it out together. The grid Made the
booth and as usual Jason's rocks the house.
We had some green paint left
over from our bedroom wall and I LOVE green. My friend Darcey made the
cool puff ball Love=Creatures sign and lots of other great signs. She also worked with
me the first day and we had a lot of fun. We are both stay at home
Ma's so it was nice to get out. She has 3 kids so even nicer for her. She's the best!

Nothing says craft fair like DumDums

Bunnies were flying out of da booth


One of my closest friends Andrea comes for a visit and to
love on some Creatures

My Octopus have 7 legs.....hmmmm

CATEGORY: | Thursday, November 30, 2006
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These are the 3 Octopus I sent to Austin Texas...a little shop called Creatures Boutique.
I am still sewing and sewing up a storm and had a little break last night. My friend Andrea came over and cut my hair. She has mad hair skills and it was super, duper wonderful to see her. She is one of the most amazing friends I have ever had and I just adore her. The rain has started and the snow is melting....Memphis woke up and was sooooooooo bummed. Jason woke her up last night to show her the snow...well she wasn't exactly asleep yet, I was keeping the fact it was snowing from her because she already wasn't sleeping. Anywho when she woke up she almost cried. She's over it now but it's such a drag when she is bummed. Must keep sewing...happy Thursday.

In da house.......snowed in

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Urban Craft Uprising is this weekend....December 2nd & 3rd.....Seattle Center Exhibition Hall...11am to 5 pm. First 100 folks in the door get free swag bags....wish I got one.
I am going to be there so I have been seeeeeewwwwiiiiinnnnggg.....aaaaahhhhh.
I will post some of my creations later but right now I guess being snowed in is not soooo bad.
We went for our daily walk and OMG I was sooooooooo cold. Poor little Gucci had on his Christmas sweater and was still too cold. Had to bundle him in with M and her blanket. Anywho...hello out there..... Can you see the Gucc...we didn't see him right away. He likes to burry himself in the clean warm laundry. It makes my husband furious but I just think it's cute.

Sewing, sewing, sewing and more sewing.....

CATEGORY: | Thursday, November 23, 2006
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Happy Thanksgiving........ Here's 5 of the 37 I just did for a whsl order.

It's raining it's pouring....

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, November 21, 2006
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It's raining again and really windy. I kind of like it. We still go for our walk it's just a different kind of walk and when it's pouring Gucci wears a raincoat. He absolutely hates it but it keeps him kind of dry.

Did anyone say stuffing.....

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So...I have almost completed my whsl order and all is almost right in the world. I only have 2 more left to sew, bios to write and photos to take. I photograph everything I make. I am still digging being an extreme homebody and I have to say I am a little afraid I like it a bit too much. Very weird for me to realize. I bet it's just a phase. Etsy has been giving me some trouble but it sure looks nice.
Anywho...it's super duper late and I must rest now although I wish I could just keep sewing and check more things off my ever growing crazy list.....xoxo Thanks for all the compliments and encouragment. I appreciate it very much. :)

Giving thanks....

CATEGORY: | Saturday, November 18, 2006
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So....I am sewing my little fingers to the bone to finish a whsl order and for Urban Craft Uprising.
I woke up at 5:30 am and can not go back to sleep. I had a mini break down last night. My hands actually started hurting. I am working so hard that I am wearing myself out. On top of that a recent visit to a friend's house made me have that same realization that I am beyond ready to own my own home yet feel this may never be possible.(I keep this fact on the down low most of the time) I know there are far more tragic and awful things happening in the world and I am very, very lucky in life. Wonderful and supportive husband...who is the light of my life, great family, super friends, gorgeous & smart daughter(who amazes me daily and is greatest gift), mad visual skills....ok I am trying to cheer myself up. I guess sometimes I just wish I was one of those people that had family to help me get ahead. So, I am going to stop that negative thinking right now and just be thankful for what I do have. Thanksgiving always makes me go all introspective. I guess it's super simple...be happy and thankful for what you have today. Happy almost Thanksgiving.... (photos...ikea rug-they only had one and it did not have a price, yep that's me, fall, crazy waxed lips a friend gave us...you should see all of our waxed lip portraits...hehe)

Supply vs. Demand

CATEGORY: | Monday, November 13, 2006
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I really can't believe I am saying this but there is a larger demand than I have supply for. Due to my collaboration with Supermaggie, whom I love dearly, I have been getting a lot of whsl requests. I have also gotten a bunch of special order requests on Etsy and well....I am overwhelmed to say the least. I have also gotten requests from my in town whsl and other whsl for reorders. I am sewing my little heart out but I am afraid I have to just focus on the Urban Craft Uprising I am doing in Seattle and just do as much as I can after that is over. Urban Craft Uprising is December 2nd and 3rd in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall from 11am-5pm. The first 100 people in the door will get a FREE swag bag filled with goodies from the vendors. It's an Indie Craft extravaganza!!! I can not believe I even got in. I applied the last day and have never done one. So...I am sewing my heart out. Here is a peak at what I have been working on. All for now....off to be a Ma.