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I been thinking a lot lately....about just how lucky I am!

CATEGORY: | Friday, December 21, 2007
Totally Automatic Robot she built this afternoon...
Loving my new boots and tall socks
Feet are tired after long day...must have Danskos on...little funny with tall socks

School Skating party...she had fun but all the bigger kids scared her so she
only skated for the first part and then went to the class table to color. I was super proud of her....xo

Just been thinking a lot lately about just how lucky I am. I have such a magnificent husband, an amazing and gorgeous daughter and so many wonderful friends and family. I really feel over whelmed with good fortune. I love reading about other crafter/artist's lives thru their blogs and I have to say...along with Flickr they are my greatest sources of inspiration...well minus my family of course. It is just so wonderful to see that we all have a love for life, a need to create and a need to share our creations. It's even more fascinating to learn that what really inspires most of us to create is the desire to connect. The ability to connect to others in our lives is at times astounding. It has such a huge and lasting impact on the people that we are. I love seeing little windows into other crafters/artists lives and learning that as amazing as they and their work are they are first and foremost human beings. We all are and we all have our strong and weak points and I have to say that completely grounds me and makes me feel more connected than I have ever felt before. Sharing our pets, friends, families and children is also an incredible force. It brings us all together no matter what our backgrounds or financial status is. It reminds us that it isn't what we don't have that matters it's what we do have and how we have achieved it... and continuing to expand it and maintain it, is what really tells the world who we truly are. I know I am 23 weeks pregnant and I always get mushy around the Holidays but I feel consumed with appreciation for my life...literally consumed by my appreciation for it so...I just had to share. Happy Holidays...take the time to relax, enjoy and absorb all you can. There really is a lot in each of our lives to be thankful for and I plan on remembering this feeling and returning to it when times are tough. I truly am thankful for my life and I am thankful for the ability to share my feelings...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ...eat drink and be MERRY!!!

Shopping with Ma, The Nutcracker, the Monarail, Ornament Swap...Life

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Santa Photo 2007!!!
For the ornaments swap....sent out...finally

Paul and Memphis on the Monarail on the way to the Nutcracker
The Nutcracker was super duper fun
Some cool art at the Pacific Northwest Ballet...and our cutie

We had a busy weekend. Saturday my Ma and I went X-mas shopping to celebrate my B-day and to spend some time together. We had loads of fun. Went to Old Navy, Linens something or other, Barnes and Noble, FOREVER 21 (where I got this,and three other cute tops that aren't online...my Ma got me two for X-mas) Nordstrom's and a variety of other Mall shops. It was crazy busy but we braved the crowds and even ate lunch at the mall which I rarely ever do. We went to Panera...it wasn't half bad and not too expensive. It was really nice spending time with my Ma. We don't do it as much as we used to. Memphis just adores her Mema so I don't get much of her time plus she does babysit for us and it's really wonderful. Jason and I also don't get out together as much as we used to. We have become homebodies...well he kinda always was but not me. I guess being pregnant doesn't help motivate me very much though. I am kinda spent by evening time these days. This week I am working on a small shop update, finishing up all my X-mas stuff, going to a Roller skate party this Friday with Memphis's class and sending out our Holiday Cards. They always turn into New Year's cards for me. We got our Santa photos back...and I love them. Memphis wore a gorgeous blouse from Le Bouton...can't wait to get my hands on some more of Lisa's gorgeous creations!!! Santa just loved her to pieces and the photo shows it. She felt super special that Santa was so nice and excited to see her. It was a memory I will have with me forever. I also have a big fabric gift to share...I was sent some fabric recently that is just amazing. I will share it soooooon...
I also want to send a huge congratulations to Lisa...she is taking a huge step in her life and today is a special day for her.....you are awesome and you deserve happiness and success and I really am very very proud of you!!!!!
Happy Happy everyone...
here are some flickr favs

So cute
I want this dog...so in love
super cool
such a Bjorn fan...xox
so funny
So cool
Love love
Bought this at Urban Craft uprising....

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Yep...I was watching a little Regis and Kelly while Jason took Memphis to school!!! He took they day off to spend it with me......so we're off to see the world...well the mall anyway and Target and Old Navy. That's right I'm going to get some new clothes!!!! That's it for now...more birthday updates later. xoxoxo

Still sewing......and I need a little boot help.....

CATEGORY: | Saturday, December 8, 2007

I love these very much but have never tried them on....

These are from Dansko and they look super cool on but I would have to get them from the web...and not Zappos....everyone in town is out of size 36 including Zappos....:(

These are on order for me at a local shop but I am not obligated to buy them. You see I wear a size 5 1/2 so it's hard for me to find shoes....
Orozie and Meme in my shop
Gurtie the Fish Love=Creature SOLD
Faythe the mod bird SOLD
Pescar in my shop

So...I have almost finished doing some shop updates. I have a few more robins to list and I think that's it. Finishing up a whsl order that is LATE...trying to get to some more Octopus and more things for my shop. Still have stuff at www.Supermaggie.com and www.Grumbletoy.com and my order for www.shoporangebutton should be up in her shop tomorrow or shortly there after. My Etsy shop actually has some stuff in it for once and I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to those of you that have recently made orders!!!!

Ok...now for the boot help. Please please please vote for #1 #2 or #3 and let me know what ya think....wish I could have them all. The 3rd pair is Wolky and super expensive but hey...I will have them for like ever right?

Okay...we are putting up our tree tonight and I am sewing as soon as we are done.
Happy Happy
Here are a few flickr favs..

Love this photo

super cool
Super cute
so cool
I love this
My new love


CATEGORY: | Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Finlola the Robin Love=Creature SOLD

So I am updating my shop today and tomorrow...unless I get it all done today. I have more to post but must go run errands and pick up Memphis. Thanks to all of you that have already bought stuff...xoxox I have to run. I also have to post about Urban Craft Uprising this weekend and our insane weather. Hope everyone is well. xoxoxo

Live Your Own Life....thanks Lisa xoxo

CATEGORY: | Thursday, November 29, 2007

Me and baby Boy at 19 weeks....

WIP Octo for Urban Craft Uprising

For Urban Craft Uprising

Lisa you are the most generous!!!! Thank you so very, very much for my package. I need to get Memphis in a photo with that gorgeous apron and thanks for all the beautiful Ribbons and felt. You are an angel. I truly appreciate your kindness!!! I LOVE LOVE that print and can't wait to frame it. Thanks so very much!!!xoxo

Been sewing up a storm and a little over 2 weeks later I have 60 pieces done and ready for the show. I did run out of my sewn in fabric tags...oh well. I revised my Octo and made a new Elephant. I need to take better photos but am posting a few quick snaps of a few items.

Saw this video on Ellen.... I was laughing so loud and they are going to be on Ellen this Monday!!! Today I saw that Meg beat me to posting about it. I am sharing anyway. I love it that much.

My pregnancy is coming along and now that my endless cold is gone I feel so much better.

Anywho I will leave you with a few flickr favs.....

So cute
I wanna look this cool
What a great button
I think this is the best bunny

Holding my breath...

CATEGORY: | Monday, November 26, 2007

Yep...that's our girl...pretending that she is swimming in the ocean trying to catch the blue fish. She was running around...excuse me...I mean swimming around and she was totally cracking me up. She actually took her butterfly post it notes and made a coral reef in her Playmobil dollhouse. She always makes me smile.
This weekend was bUUUUUUZZZZYYYY!!!
Thanksgiving was great. Went to my Ma's house and my brother, sister-in-law, niece, nephew, cousin, cousin's husband and their daughter were there...of course so was my Ma, Jason, Memphis and myself. I waited until the end of the evening to show them my ultrasound photo.
Some were happy but not really the reaction I had hoped for especially from my brother. He just said...Wow and went and laid on the couch. Oh well...my friends are super duper happy for us and so is Jason' s family and my Ma. That's enough. I guess the only one that really bummed me was my brother. I could go on and on about my family and how I get bummed by them but what's the point. Seeking their approval is really futile. Just how it is. It was super nice to see everyone and I am lucky to have a family.
Jason finished our booth for Urban Craft Uprising and I sewed like a maniac. We also had to go and buy me a few pairs of Maternity jeans. They are nice and now I can sit down in comfort...they are a bit on the big side but that's what happens to me. The only part of me that really gets much bigger is my belly. I still cannot believe it 's all happening!!
Anywho...just wanted to say hello and later this week I will have MUCH MUCH more to share. I am really working super duper, duper hard. I also have some mail to share from one of my real life heroes.

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Monday and again thanks so very, very much for all of your kind words. I appreciate them all and they make me smile really, really big. xoxo

Our BIG news.......

CATEGORY: | Monday, November 19, 2007
Yup...we're having another baby...and this time it's a boy!!! OMG what are we going to do with a boy????? I was so sure it was another girl that it really was a shocker. Had all the tests and everything is great...he is healthy and progressing well and it has been confirmed that he is definitely a BOY!! I actually asked the ultrasound woman if there was a chance it was wrong!! Can you even believe I asked??? We of course have a name list going and we have narrowed it down to 5 so now we just have to think it over for awhile. So anywho...that is why I have been so out of the loop lately...so completely exhausted and sick to my stomach. I actually have gotten sick this time...a bunch...which is how I knew deep down it had to be a boy this time because I didn't get sick with Memphis so I thought something had to be different. I seriously don't know what we are thinking doing this but we are very happy so it must be right. Memphis is beside herself with excitement and can not wait to meet him. She is just such a doll...we got so very lucky with her I just hope our luck hasn't run out.....anywho...it is late...I am tired and I just couldn't wait to share....getting all the test results back was a huge, huge relief. I didn't have an amnio with Memphis and we only had one Ultrasound last time so all of these tests really freaked me out and actually made it really hard to get excited. I really don't like being pregnant but the end result is well worth it all.

oops....I almost forgot...we are due April 23rd...a little Taurus will soon be joining our family.
Jason's best friend Jim passed away 5 years ago and his Birthday was April 25th so I think it is amazing that our son will also share Jim's birth sign and be born very close to his birthday... I know it really makes Jason happy. He misses Jim so very much.
Must get to bed now....xoxo

Mondays are so hard for me....

1. fan-worm, 2. butterfly wing, 3. ferns, 4. gossamer gorgeous of the deep, 5. home, 6. once upon a time..., 7. New walls, 8. insect, 9. cracks and crackle, 10. When you're sleeping, 11. Untitled, 12. houseonhill, 13. spring snow beauty darkforce, 14. -, 15. Untitled, 16. Untitled, 17. Kit, 18. Untitled, 19. Autumn leaves, 20. Stockholm, 21. Beetle 1, 22. LvFärger, 23. Sun Rays by akamarti, 24. for nicholas haggard, 25. helmut rabbit, 26. Jill Penney - Trog: Q, 27. the quite tolerable snowman, 28. home inspiration, 29. Nina, 30. Solitude

It feels like winter here...

Room with a view

Kitchen Gallery

Timothy for Urban Craft Uprising

Faye for Urban Craft Uprising

Sherman for Urban Craft Uprising

Mekko for Urban Craft Uprising

Parker for Urban Craft Uprising

This weekend we went to the mall...looking for boots for me...none found.
My feet are size 5 1/2 and that's a bitch man. We also ate at World Wraps...the only fast food place we resort to when out and about. It was fun. She is such a great kid!!!

Rested a lot!

Went and saw Bee Movie...Memphis loved it and it was nice for all of us to go. It was her second movie at the theater ever and boy was she excited. I liked it ok but it was a whole lot more fun to watch her...we even got her popcorn!!!

Sewed a lot.

Just wanted to say a quick hello...Happy Monday all!!!

Order for Shoporangbutton.com is FINALLY done and on it's way...

CATEGORY: | Friday, November 16, 2007

Well...here it is my order for shoporangebutton.com!!! Finally done with it and it's on it's way!!!
I have really been trying to make up for lost time. Being sick with that horrible cold really put me in a tailspin. Anywho...I really love shoporangbutton.com, Wendy is super nice and she has excellent taste. So if you have never been there...go check it out. These guys should all be in her shop within 2 weeks or so.

In other news...I am having a great time sewing for Urban Craft Uprising and now have a better feeling about being ready in time. I just hope I can keep it up. Today I have a slew of errands to run, a dog to walk (probably in the rain :() a child to drop off and pick up by 1:10...it's parent teacher conference week and they are out early every day...next week too because of conferences and Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving!!!

Anywho too much to do and the clock is ticking...as Memphis would say TICK TOCK TICK TOCK!!

Wanted to share a few more flickr favs....
I love this bunny...
These are all amazing
I have this issue and I love this home
This makes me smile really big
So cool