Tuesday, October 09, 2007


geez, I've been eating chocolate for 2 days straight. darn that pms! I'll have to do extra walking miles for this. I really feel like I want to quit my job every time I get pms, so I know I have to wait it out until I feel better. Let's hope the feeling goes away.
I got some items listed on ebay, finally, and I'm interested to see how it works out. There are so many choices! 3 days, 5 days, 7 or 10 days, reserve price, buy it now, and on and on and on!! Etsy is sooooo much more beautiful though~ and streamlined, and of course the fees are so much nicer.
So I hadn't made a new scrabble tile necklace for awhile, and suddenly the other night one came together. It's super cute if I do say so myself!

I was thinking of when I was little, and how fascinated I was by miniature things. I've probably told y'all about this before, but I would draw cross-sections of dollhouses, and carefully label each room. I would draw the tables and chairs and beds, and add the ruffly quilts, etc. I probably even drew the silverware on the tables. I never owned a dollhouse, though. It was an extravagance that not only could we not afford, but one that I would never have even thought to ask for, because I knew it would never happen. As an adult, I've thought about buying one and decorating it. Too bad I spend so much time and effort decorating my own house!
Ok, so back to the little girl in the bingo house. This idea of a window just popped into my head as I was looking at the little girl in one of my collage sheets. I'm always thinking of ways to vary my little houses, so a window was perfect. Then she looked a little sad, but I wanted it to be happy, so I thought of the times when I was little and had my daydreaming moments.
Even though I loved sporty stuff, I have always been an introvert, so I would sit in my room quietly, and imagine the lives of barbies or other small creatures. So, this way she's deep in thought, and not sad.
I think I'll do a bunch of variations on these.
I must be in a really romantic, victorian mood lately, because I made this skirt last weekend:

well, off to bed, to dream about victorian dollhouses, I guess... and miniature hershey bars~

Sunday, October 07, 2007

leather, oh yeah...

My love affair with soft leather continues...

I love this leather cuff, but it sold tonight. I can always make one for myself though~
I realized this week that all the things I love to do are finally melding together in a somewhat cohesive style. Like a sewing idea will relate to a jewelry idea, and one material finds its' way into a piece with a totally unrelated material, and somehow it turns into something beautiful. I am so grateful for this, because I've been worried for over a year that I didn't really have a style.
There's a famous quote from someone about how impossible it is for us NOT to leave our imprint/ style on something we do. I will have to find where I read that. I've even prayed about this worry, so I'm blessed that everything is coming together in such interesting ways.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


ahhhhhh, Saturday morning. It's the best feeling when you wake up without an alarm clock. Every other morning of the week, I say to myself, 4 more days 'til Saturday, or 3 more days- etc. This particular morning I must look pretty scary, because I took a shower right before bed last night. And because my hair is 1. long, 2. thick, and 3. Naturally wavy, when I sleep on it wet, it turns into this giant, frizzy, wavy halloween-looking wig. But I couln't care less. I've had 11 hours of sleep, and after I help Sasha do her hair and make up for a wedding, the next 12 hours will be a creative fest. I have lots of new skirts in the works, and some jewelry. I've got to squeeze in a workout at the gym though. I told myself I would go yesterday, but I get so involved in my projects, I just can't pull myself away. I've got to do it for myself though, I feel sooooo much better when I work out on a regular basis.
So the dress I made yesterday and the skirts I'm finishing today are pretty cool. My creativity is flowing into this romantic, victorian vibe, and I'm loving all the beautiful bits and notions like velvet ribbon and wide beautiful lace.

So next Saturday is Homecoming, and my little baby is going on a 'formal' date with her guy. She's not really allowed to date until she's 16, but I told her this is a little different. They won't be alone, and will be dropped off and picked up by a parent. The school is very strict about kids can't leave and come back, so I feel very comfortable. She is such a little tomboy, I thought shopping for dresses would be a nightmare, but she found one for the wedding today and one for homecoming at the same store, and I'm glad she had 2 events to buy for, because she couldn't decide between 2 dresses. She was so excited after she tried them on! She said she didn't think she would look good in a dress, so she was really happy when she did.
I want to post pics, but I try not to ever put her face on the internet. Maybe a headless girl would be ok?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

happy anniversary!

♥ October 2, 2005 ♥
When I met Kev in Feb. 1987 when I was 16, I didn't know that 18 years later we would be married. We worked at the same restaurant - it was my first 'real' job. He was cool, aloof, extremely intelligent, and had long, black hair with spirals, reminiscent of Slash from Guns and Roses. He played guitar in a band, and was always reading something and smoking during our breaks.
I was intrigued by him, and hoped that when I talked to him I didn't sound retarded, but never thought of him in a romantic way since he was dating one of my best friends. A few years later we 'dated' for a short time, but he ended up marrying someone else. (Not my friend) ...A few more years later, after his divorce, we dated again, and lived together for a year.
Didn't work out. ... A few years more, older and wiser, we met again. This time we got married before we lived together. It's worked out so much better.
Long story short, our lives are completely different now, and we both know that God brought us together. He is the most supportive, sweet, gentle man I've ever known. I am wholeheartedly committed to him, and I'm so thankful for the last 2 years together. I had many lonely years, and I feel like I'm being rewarded now with a love that continues to grow.
...what a man, what a man, what a mighty - good - man...
love you honey~