Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bird crafts...

My little guy Cameron (5 years old) is a huge bird lover. He watches and photographs them. In fact, there is a Mockingbird that he has "adopted" as his own and has named it Ticked (sounds like ticket without the "t"). Everywhere we go he finds a Mockingbird and thinks it's his own Ticked. He really thinks he's always seeing the same bird in our travels, as if Ticked is following us everywhere we go. While I encourage imagination, I have tried to explain to him that the birds he's seeing is not always the same one - there are many Mockingbirds in the world - but he insists I'm wrong! Well, I've been wrong before!

To Cameron's delight we start the Spring every year with swallows that build a nest on our front porch. Inspired by these bird friends I made these earrings for myself!

And, inspired by this blog post, I sewed (by hand) one of these birds for a shelf in our foyer. You can make one too - here's the tutorialfrom Spool Sewing.

Finally, follow this link to one of my favorite whimsical bird artists ever, Gennine!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another Meme - One Word

Another meme that I got from my faraway friend's blog.

Not as easy as you might think. Now copy or forward, change the answersto suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to only use one word answers. Be sure to send back to the person you received it from!

1. Where is your cell phone? unsure
2. Your significant other? flying
3. Your hair? unwashed
4. Your mother? hilarious
5. Your father? quiet
6. Your favorite thing? people
7. Your dream last night? confusing
8. Your favorite drink? coffee
9. Your dream/goal? heaven
10. The room you’re in? study
11. Your hobby? creating
12. Your fear? loss
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? earth
14. Where were you last night? Eucharist
15. What you’re not? uninspired
16. Muffins? banana
17. One of your wish list items? flooring
18. Where you grew up? South
19. The last thing you did? talk
20. What are you wearing? tshirt
21. Your TV? samsung
22. Your pet? energetic
23. Your computer? Mac
24. Your life? blessing
25. Your mood? thankful
26. Missing someone? Deb
27. Your car? garage
28. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
29. Favorite store? Anthropologie
30. Your summer? hot
31. Like someone? lots
32. Your favorite color? green
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? goodbye
35. Who will respond to this? unsure

And to leave you with a photo - here's a fun album I just completed as a custom order for a brand new little boy born last week:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Eucharistic Congress...

Can't wait for tomorrow! The kids will see The Donut Man! And hubby and I will be here.

And Happy Anniversary Sweetie! (We were married 11 years ago - June 21st!) You are an amazing gift in my life and I treasure every single day together! Check out the smile almost too big for my face!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Flickr Meme...

1. for the girls at Kristin Devitt Public Relations, 2. happy chinese new year, 3. High five! Anyone? Anyone?, 4. ♫ YO Yo yo, there's no place like a green penthouse... so i told the genie i wanted to be well hung. ^o^ ♫ nah... wildlife from singapore♫, 5. John Denver Greatest Hits, 6. The Cup Of LOVE.., 7. Birger Jarls Torg - Stockholm, 8. 4 New Flavoured Ice Cream Plush Toys from Chocolate Log, 9. The Storyteller, 10. Of Earth And Sea And The Oceans Free, 11. He Reigns, 12. Operation: Decatur Book Festival

I saw this meme on my cool friend's blog JavaNutKnits and was so happy to see her blogging again that I decided to join her in the meme!

The rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Love of My Life...

I love to draw caricatures of my family. I've been practicing and did this one of the love of my life! Aren't those eyes the most amazingly kind and gentle eyes you've ever seen? And that sincere smile is what caught my eye over 17 years ago! And what a wonderful daddy he is to our three kids. I make a point to tell the children often what a great man he is! He really is! Happy Father's Day Sweetie!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Etsy Front Page!

I just signed onto Etsy and found my Blue, White, and Red Brag Book on the Front Page! I quickly learned to make a screen shot -Easy Peasy! (On your Mac, just press the Command, Shift, and number 3 keys all at the same time - you know the picture has been taken because you will hear a camera sound! You will find the PICTure file on your desktop.)

And to top it off the Ice-Cream Truck drove by in the middle of this post! The kids and I are all slurping our treats in cool satisfaction!