Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oy! If Only I Could Keep These for Myself!

Covered embroidery hoops are one of my absolute favorite little crafts. They are quick, colorful and render endless possibilities. If I could fill my whole house with these I probably would... but I don't want you to get the impression I am psycho. The supplies are simple - hoops, fabric, glue gun.
This set was a gift for Chelsea as part of her Christmas/Birthday package that I sent her in December. The hoops are small - only 5, 6 and 7 inches and are the perfect size for a small room - to cluster next to a bed side light, or by a small frame. I think an entire wall covered in these would be awesome. At our old house I had a space between two doorways filled with these, and it was so eye catching. My sister had the great idea of changing them out seasonally - which I think I will have to work at as the seasons change.
Speaking of seasons changing... March is just around the corner and the grass is starting to turn green. Spring is on it's way. < 3

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Celeste!

My dear friend Celeste asked me if I would make her a birthday crown for her upcoming February celebration... brown and robin's egg blue. Well I deviated slightly, but you get the idea. What a joy! Sort of French, soft and sweet. I haven't done a hand embroidered button cuff in a while, so it was a good excuse to pull out the embroidery thread. She loved it, and I love that she did. She is a amazing woman!

Happy Birthday my dear Celeste, I hope your celebration was wonderful. I am so glad I have you in my life!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Package from a Friend

This is the evidence of two very good friends,
who love Valentine's Day, and all holidays for that matter.
Two friends who are creative, and share the love
for things that are pretty. She amazes me every time,
that Chelsea. With all her hand-made < 3's. A friend who loves me.
And whom I love back. Chelsea! Will you be my valentine?

Oh dear, I think you already are!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

When Two Worlds Collide

This is what happens when two families combine their pantries.


Can you spot 3 containers of marshmallow fluff? Oy vey...


Friday, February 4, 2011

New Day, New House, New Book



So, we moved. Successfully. Everything I own is now in my new bedroom and in a 10 x 20 storage room. EVERYTHING that I fit into a 1,000 sq ft house is in there. Except for the refrigerator and the chest freezer and our beach cruisers - they are still outside. The 3 amigo cats are getting used to their new surroundings, and are adapting better each day. I can't seem to sleep peacefully though. You know when you're on vacation and you wake up and think "this is not my room, is this a hotel?" Yeah, I've got a bit of that going on. I need to just relax, I keep telling myself that anyway. I am really happy about the move, I am no so happy that my closet is in disarray. You know, it's the little things that get you!

Do you follow Orangette by Molly Wizenberg? You should. I bought The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham, and have been pouring into it, dreaming about the possibilities, but am the sort that gets excited about the prospect of eggs and hand made food anyway. While some bemoan cooking, I'd rather say yes please, I want to learn that. Wouldn't it be wonderful to never be the one at a gathering where folks wonder who brought that dish, cuz it wasn't good. I am all for the painlessly simple, don't get me wrong, but it needs to be tasty!

I have a lot of things to share but I am going to need to get my surroundings in order first.

Love to you,