Thursday, September 29, 2011

Signs of autumn...

homemade ham and potato soup (using the leftover hambone from Easter and potatoes from Grandma's garden)

 pumpkin scented candles

and gourds from the garden

Monday, September 26, 2011

A milestone...

Today I reached a huge blogging milestone... I was featured on another blog!!

Featured on Pinkapotamus

Head over here to see a view a great link party and even post up your latest creations!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

in my sketchbook

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Monday, September 19, 2011

in my sketchbook



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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Random grossness

I'm so glad that my husband fed the cats this morning because this is what he found next to their food dish. 

Can we say eeeewwwwwwww!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

AJ's bedroom...this week's creative space

About two weeks ago, I got a call out of the blue about a house going up for sale. What makes this house special is that it is located next door to my grandmother and two housed down from my mom. Yeah, how great is that!!! Of course this means selling our house first which requires a bit of work. After dropping off a trunk load of stuff to Goodwill, I opted for a fun project. The walls of my daughter's room.

Here is a picture of what all the walls in her room look like now. Plain white: no art, no color. In my defense, the walls of this room were a shocking shade of pink when we bought the house, and I just needed some time for my senses to recover from the overload.

In my lovely stash of cheap/free art supplies that I have on hand, I had a most lovely piece of cardboard that I thought should be put to good use. 

Besides being thick and sturdy, this cardboard had been in our recycle bin before I re-claimed it so if I didn't like the result, I would be broken-hearted about using an expensive canvas. After a few hours of work, I had a lovely piece that reminded me of vintage fabric (which I love).

Hopefully all of our other house projects will go as well and be just as enjoyable!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

on the needles....then off...then on... and off again

So, it wasn't all that long ago that I posted about my latest knitting project and how much I loved it.

So far, there has only been one problem with this project..... ME!!

After getting fairly far along, I realized that I was way off in my stitch count so I ripped back to the last increase row. My numbers were still of so I went back again... and again.

I had to go back to almost the beginning to find my error. Having worked my way almost to the point where I discovered my mistake the last time, I discovered that I was off on my stitch count again! Ah! As much as I am enjoying this pattern, I'm hoping not to have to knit it for a third time just to get one shawl. LOL! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fieldkit update

So, I've had some fun using my fieldkit over the past few weeks, but there has been a little problem.

Since I painted the palette with spray paint, it doesn't completely clean up as well as I like. It doesn't look too bad in pic above so here is a close-up.

Kinda gross, right? Add another layer of white spray paint and polish it off with a coat of varnish, and I think that I'm as good as new. If not, you will get to see another  update. :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baby creative steps

My daughter just turned six months old which all parents know means a growth spurt. For the non-parents out there think of extra feedings, no schedule and general pandemonium lasting for up to a week. 

Thankfully, I had some projects to squeeze into those highly tresured moments of peace.

For starters, I decided to make up some stamps using these foam blocks that I got for $1 at Target. (They are still selling these at the location by my house if you are interested in making some yourself.)

They were quick, easy and definitely needed for some upcoming projects that I've got in mind.:-)

Also, I was able to plop down some acrylic paint for backgrounds on a few things.

Hopefully you won't have to wait too long to see how I use these!