Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spring has arrived

Sorry folks to leave ya hanging there...... That freak little snowy day came and gone and left us with Spring! We've had a few pretty hots days and the rest have been quite Springy. I haven't live in a four seasons area in seven years. I'm excited. Well, I don't know about you (the few yous who tune in) but I was sure tired of looking at that last picture. Here's a little sun shining in our window the other day ('cause todays a little rainy).

And little taste of what's been bloomin around Lansdale lately.

Oh how I love Spring, even on it's chilly rainy days.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Snowin' and Swappin'

Yep, that's right we had ourselves a snowy/slushy/crappy day yesterday. I thought April was supposed to be Spring. But I guess since I haven't here in seven years I must of had it all wrong. Actually, I think everyone's been feeling that way lately regardless of how long they've lived here. My friends, welcome to Global Warming....

On a much funner note (yes I said funner) I swapped gifties with a new friend in Japan - Momo. I believe, when I first signed up with Gimme Your Stuff I contacted Momo to swap. That was almost a year ago and I got no responses from anyone. I think mostly because there like a billion people on there from the US and mostly in CA and of course anyone wants to swap with someone from the same region (can't blame them). Then on the last leg of my trip I got a comment from Momo asking if I wanted to swap. I was too excited. The best part - she's vegan. You see, most people want to swap goodies and treats, candies and foods. This doesn't work for such a strict veggie like myself. So even more excitement...... In the end I received such a wonderful package from her. I got the what is apparently the Japanese craft book, I asked for one but had no idea so I asked for any. Also a great book on appears to be a book on artist studios which got me really itchy to create my own (cause I need one so bad). Let's see what else...... Great fabrics, very cute bookmark, little garden stakes for my seedlings and yummy veggie snack. I sent her lots of vintagie things, homespun fabric, Blueprint magazines and soap. This was such a fun thing to do.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Momma and Her Chick

Big thank you to Ms. Lynn from Molly chicken (one of my most favorite blogs, I love, love, love her creations) for sharing her Easter Birdy pattern. I used it as a way to kick start my crafting again. It's been very hard to get motivated to work lately. I have no real studio like I had in Arcata. It was small but it was all mine. I don't have my own table to work on and my fabric is stuffed in the corner of the bedroom, the tool box is in the laundry room and my self with all my goodies is in the kitchen and my little inspirations are still packed away. So.... You get the point. It sort of feels like not enough butter spread over too much bread as Bilbo would say. And since I have this goal to be in at least one craft show by the end of 2007 I gotta find some way to get my butt in gear. So thanks to this very cute and very easy pattern I can say I made something in the last month or two. It was a little giftie for my Mum. A little Easter gift, I guess. Oh and happy Easter, celebrate the Earth's fertility and abundance!

You can see mine is a little skinnier than hers, not sure how that happened.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Travelling Kid

Just a little shot out to my Sister-in-law and her super cool site - The Travelling Kid (yes that's two L's ). If you are having thoughts about traveling anywhere with your kid, stop by this site 'cause there's bound to some useful information. She's traveled everywhere and for the past couple years with kid in tow. Great articles, stories and pictures. Oh and see that little logo there on the bag... We did that, cute huh? She had an idea and we made it happen. Gotta brag a little....

Monday, April 02, 2007

Wow it's been too long in between.....

Well friends.... I can officially say we are settled. Things have been a little nuts, hence the not posting. We've been painting for work - back to what we were doing in LA but this time we like doing it. Hoping to get a lot more painting work since it really gives us a lot of freedom to do all the other things we fill our time with.

So without further ado..... Pictures of our abode!

The side, since you've already seen the front. We're on the bottom.
Backyard (on a dreary day).The bedroom (not the best picture). In the corner you can't see will hopefully one day be my little studio space. Right now I have my stuff just here and there, kind of hard to get myself started with all my stuff everywhere. So hopefully sooner then later.Our very cozy, sunny livingroom.

The Kitchen...You can tell which part of the kitchen sold me since I failed to take any pictures of the rest of the kitchen. I love this cabinet, we call it The Apothecary.

Or well, I guess this is also part of the kitchen.... A little eating area, and we have a table that seats four!! First time for everything.
The Bath

Now of course we are still working on things. We still have some boxes, hence no pictures of the laundry room. Still figuring out where things go. And hopefully soon we'll start digging in a garden.