Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I have been working on these books, and more, that will be listed on etsy once we get our new camera. I just don't like to list without closeup photos of my books and the iphone has no macro!

And what, do you wonder, will I be doing with these yummy japanese print fabrics? Stay tuned to find out!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter and old books...

More iphone photos (can't wait to get a new camera - but the iphone's not too shabby, huh?!)... Ok, so these are not handmade books, but they are some of my favorite old books my dad gave me. I finally decided to display them on our mantle because I thought it awful that they would be hidden away in a box. They belonged to my great grandfather and some of the inscriptions in them are dated 1910. Most of them are books by Horatio Alger and were Christmas gifts almost 100 years ago. I just love the worn look of them with the colorful angels that used to belong to my mother (the angels were Christmas decorations that I could not bear to pack away this year - I love the colors!). Knowing that these books belonged to my great grandfather who I never met makes them feel like a treasure. I added some more modern Easter decor that I have acquired from a few students through the years and I have a colorful mix of decor that makes me smile.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Camera not well...

Here is what our camera looks like after hubby tried to fixed it which was after Mackenzie (5 years old) tried to video herself performing an original song for the world! Not sure what happened and neither is Mackenzie, but this is what we are left with! We use our camera daily - me for photographing books and art and kids and hubby for video taping kids to edit into fantastic video scrapbooks! We are lost without it. Any suggestions for a new upgrade are welcome. Video and macro are essential. This was a Canon PowerShot SD550. How did I take this picture? With my yummy iphone! (no macro or video unfortunately!)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

I'm preparing for some storytelling and puppetry at an elementary school tomorrow. On my list of stories I left on the counter my husband spotted "Once Upon A Time..." and it inspired him to write his own short story about our life. He left it right there for me to find on a sticky note. He gave me permission to post. Can I just say I married an adorable man that is just perfect for me!?

Our Story - Once upon a time, there was an angel that flew very low one day. That angel was caught by a man and they fell deeply in love with each other. God blessed them with one angel to replace her in heaven and three children on earth for them to love. They all lived happily ever after. The end.

I like our story!

I'm working on new book designs and a blog and etsy store makeover - new and improved!