28 March 2008
27 March 2008
I've also completed 3 more sins, leaving only 1 to go:
I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I am quite fond of Lust. I made her hearts, and the letters and thorny things for Wrath, out of polymer clay.
24 March 2008
We're back after a really nice (but too short) vacation in Palm Desert. This picture is specially for Knatolee:
Palm Springs aerial tramway, about 8500 feet up Mt. San Jacinto. It was in the 50's up there. And the tramway is a great trip, although perhaps not for those who aren't fond of heights.
Shields Date Garden in Indio, and the Things got to try a date shake:
We visited the Living Desert, too, and the Things got to pretend to be birds:
The drive to Palm Desert and back was long (over 400 miles each way), but the desert is really pretty this time of year. Here's a crappy picture I took from the car outside Palm Springs:
And here's another crappy car shot from the Mojave Desert:
Oh, and on the way to Palm Desert we stopped at a Mini dealership (there are none by our house) and I test drove one. What fun little cars! I want one! Well, I really want a Smart, but they're 2 seaters, so I'll settle for a Mini.
20 March 2008
So today I received a package in the mail containing this:
Not the fairies. Those belong to Thing 2. They just wanted to admire my present, which was made my Raquel's Mosaics, and I believe most likely comes to me courtesy of my sister. Nancy knows how much I like cobalt glass.
I like having a birthday. I'm not traumatized about getting older, even though last week Thing 2 asked me, in all seriousness, whether there were dinosaurs when I was a kid (I think that was the same day she asked me, "What did they make people for"--a question I was unable to answer).
I am making painfully slow progress on that pair of socks. I may be able to turn the heel on the second one tonight. So in lieu of an FO, here are a couple fun bits:
19 March 2008
13 March 2008
08 March 2008
07 March 2008
The Things suggested this one, and made some of the fabric choices. I like her scepter the best. And I was happy to find some trim in my stash that was perfect for her crown. I also enjoyed doing the beading on her apron. I think she looks a little smug.
These little guys are kinda addictive.
06 March 2008
Today's doll may seem less dangerous than yesterday's vampire witch, but I don't know. She looks like she's up to something.
05 March 2008
She is...a vampire witch, I guess. Anyway, I'm happy with her, and somewhat tempted to keep her for myself. Some of her beads glow in the dark. And look! A good use for purple Fun Fur yarn! But my favorite part of her is her beady (literally!) silver eyes.
04 March 2008
Yesterday I took Thing 1 to karate class, in which she's about to advance from white belt to yellow. As soon as that class ended, I whisked her across town to Girl Scouts, where I was recruited to help the girls assemble tangram puzzles.
Today I'll pick her up right after school and whisk her across town again, this time for Gymnastics.
Tomorrow night I have ceramics.
Thursday night, Thing 1 has a Kool Kats Poetry Night at school, wherein she will be reciting a Shel Silverstein poem about being eaten by a boa constrictor (she chose the poem herself). Meanwhile, on the opposite side of town, Thing 2 will be in Gymnastics class.
Friday, Ruthie has an acupuncture appointment.
I know I have nobody to blame for this schedule but myself. Sigh.
03 March 2008
And I have an FO! I sewed on the buttons last night. This is the Small Origami bag from Folk Bags. It was 14" of seed stitch followed by a mile of i-cord, but I like it. That book has a lot of cute patterns.
I've been making some ATCs lately as well. Here are some I made for a butterfly-themed swap on Swap-Bot:
The dog in the upper right-hand ATC was named Scipio, and he belonged to Orville Wright. According to some links I saw online, Orville acquired him in March 1917. I got the photo from the Library of Congress, which has several nice pictures of this dog. He looks like a happy creature.
On Saturday, Thing 2 saw me making ATCs and decided she wanted to create some of her own:
She planned and made these almost all by herself, which just a tiny bit of help from me. Of course, the kid who comes home from school with her pockets full of rocks was especially impressed with my mica tiles, which you can see she used in two of her cards.