Friday, February 26, 2010


Won't be blogging for awhile as I am heading out on a ski vaction. Will not have much access to a computer and hey, I'll be out on the slopes. All packed and ready to go. How do you like my ski ensemble? Can you even imagine skiing in that attire? Oh my!

Off to Panorama we go...and NO I will not be heliskiing, lol, just a little peek into my fantasy life :)

Ahhh, yes, hot coffee

See you in soon, a little over a week, home in time for the oscars.



Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet baby blue....

Was invited to a baby shower, which then inspired me to get back to card making. I love to stamp and make my own cards but of late have been busy with so many other projects that cards seem to have taken a back seat. A baby shower gave me the needed inspiration to sit down and create.

I used an illustration from a vintage 1924 nursery rhyme book, "On The ROAD TO MAKE BELIEVE" by Frederick J. Forster, which I was lucky enough to find one day when I was out antiquing.
My friend is expecting a baby boy and when I saw this sweet little illustration I could not resist using it as the base of the card. I added old vintage crocheted lace, which I sewed onto the cardstock, sanded the edges of the card to age it and then I added lots of rub ons. I particularly like the fingers and toes verbage. And finally added three blue pearls. Voila! A quick look at the inside of the card, quite simple. I used rub ons and then sewed on a little old baby button I had in my stash :)
So now for the silly part, I was sitting on the ferry on my way to the shower when I realized I had not taken any photos of the end So I quickly grabbed my iphone and snapped a few photos, that is why the picture quality is not as good as it should be. The ferry was vibrating and moving, I was trying to hold the card and the iphone without jiggling, no easy task as it turns out. What did we do before cell phones with cameras???
Thanks for dropping in and I hope you are off to a good start this Monday, as a new week begins.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am getting ready for....

the Academy Awards 2010.

Yeah baby! I am a movie "nut" I love movies, always My hubby and I are currently on a movie binge trying to see more of the nominated movies, actors, and actresses. With 10 best films this year the task is quite daunting.

March 7, 2010 is the date, be sure and put it on your calendar now, (wink) I still have much planning to do for the actual evening, what pajamas to wear, popcorn or chips? Red vines or Butterfingers accompanied by a delightful glass of chanpagne. Yes Champagne, it tastes wonderful with everything, say I :)

Will share more as we get closer but for now gotta go and finish watching "District 9", rented from Netflix. Saw "Crazy Heart" on Wednesday so you can see I am seriously working on this project. And yes it is affecting my crafting time...

So tell me, how about you, do you watch?



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Will you be my Valentine...

This year we are getting dressed up in our finest finery and going out for dinner at a charming bistro, La Fermata for Valentine's Day. A special evening with my "honey" what could be nicer.

How do you celebrate...whatever you do or don't do, I hope your day includes chocolate!

And no Valentine's Day can be complete without an homage to LOVE.
I, therefore, give you a few words written by none other than Miss Jane Austen...

Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett
"You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever."

Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances. The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but, though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of feelings, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.

They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects.


Monday, February 8, 2010

A preview...

Well am almost finished with my Remains of the Day journal cover. I just need to add a wrap around tie for the cover. Am still on the hunt for the perfect ribbon or fabric to use. This is the outside of the journal, made with bits and pieces of fabric I already had. I have been trying very hard not buy anything for my projects but use up what I have already. The fabric scraps are left overs from my Silver Bella apron, so the journal cover has a very 1950's kitschy feel to it. My usual palette is soft pink, cream, blue thus this is out of my comfort zone. But I stayed true to my commitment to use what I have and I am actually pretty pleased with the end result :) Note, the exception will be the tie, I just can't seem to find what I want amongst my stash, so off to shop I must go.

View with front cover flap open and a peek at the inside fabric, which is oil cloth. Luv the print but would not use oil cloth again, too stiff. I want to use this as a travel journal so I also was very aware of making it travel sturdy and friendly. I need it to be flat and pliable.
Now I just need to finish up the signatures and bind them onto the cover and I will be ready to go.
Check out Mary Ann's class I have had such fun sewing the cover and the paper pages. As I said before I really have never enjoyed sewing very much, but this has been a blast.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Someone should have stopped me...

I continue with Ali Edward's class, Yesterday & Tommorow, with the week six assignment focusing on documenting "change". So with change in mind I began browsing through our old photo albums and could not help but notice all the crazy hairdo's I had. Oh fashion how cruel thou art...
This is the first page of a two page scrapbook layout. Just check out these crazy styles: my shag, teased helmet hair, oh yes, big hair as well and how about the hippie chick with the round sunglasses and hat. My oh my, what was I thinking. Not sure this is the change Ali was referencing in her class but I have had fun making this silly page.

Do you have photos of you over the years with different hair styles? Would luv to see them :)

Enjoy the {View}

Monday, February 1, 2010

Today's View...

February 1st and this is My {View}...fog, grey, and dreary is today. The fog horn echos in the distance while a few brave winter birds float by.

Ah yes,

"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."

Dr. J. R. Stockton

Today I shall make chili in the crockpot and enjoy the spicey yummy smell as it fills the kitchen and spend time working on my "Remains of the Day Journal" What about you? How do you fill a grey winter's day?