Friday, November 30, 2007

Sick, tired and holiday decorations are all over the house!

We did finally get the London pics on the shared drive so I can easily access them for blogging and such but I haven't had time, or energy, to get a flickr account set up to make it nice and tidy. It's on the list but I've been sick for the last few days with the illness the hubby dragged over with him from across the pond. He was sick all of last weekend and half of this week. It hit Weds afternoon and I've just felt awful. I've stayed home hoping to rest up and maybe recuperate faster but so far, the sickness hasn't fallen for it.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics until I can do a full London post. These are of Spitalfields Market. Specifically the sign and one of the most awesome shops I saw while there. It's called "Fairy Gothmother" and they have some of the most gorgeous lingerie I've ever seen. This market rocked with some fabulous sellers. My husband picked up a fun and funky silk screened robot t-shirt and a matching leather change wallet for his truck (his last one was stolen from the truck while it was sitting in the driveway!) and I got some amazing woodblock mounted brass stamps. Crowns of course! Plus a RAF stamp with another crown! The gentleman at the booth rocked and he talked me through how you know it's a good one, showing me how all of them came out when stamping plus, a tip for embossing via halogen lights (must be at least 200 watts) that I'll have to try out as soon as I know whether I can get the bulb and a lamp at IKEA.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

12 Days of Xmas Goodies!

Now that I've been home from our trip for a few days, I've just gotten stuff sorted out but now I'm coming down with something. Ugh! Husband has been sick since last Friday and I thought I dodged the bullet, but nope, it's my turn now! I have managed to get the new studio tree (love Target) up and decorated with the goodies from our 12 Days of Xmas exchange so maybe I can do a little each day until we're fully decked out. Also, I can't wait to start counting down! :)

Tomorrow I'll bug the husband to get all our picks on the shared drive so I can start boring everyone with the London goodies. The trip was awesome and even with the rain, I loved every second (except for the part where I hurt my knee and had to go up the tube steps) and can't wait to start planning our next vacation... where to go???

Sunday, November 18, 2007


We finally got some internet connectivity and I thought I'd throw in a quick post. It's been awesome with only a little rain today but it's definitely getting colder everyday. We checked out Portobello Road Market yesterday. It rocked! Today was Petticoat Lane, Brick Lane and Spitalfield's Markets. Spitalfield's also rocked and we got some great stuff! The British Museum was amazing and we were able to spend more time there and see even more goodies than last time. We also finally made it to Buckingham Palace, missed it the last time, and got some great shots. I'm going to have to sign up for flicker and show off all the pics. Here's a couple from the British Museum.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Halloween Swap Giftie

This is what I received in the Halloween swap (it's awesome Cindy!). I also got my gifts for this exchange in the mail tonight, international ones are going out tomorrow. I still need to pack since we're heading out for our London vacation tomorrow and I'm not sure I've cut it close enough! We'll have a little internet access so if I can, I'll post some pictures from the UK!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today's my Mom's birthday and we're heading up to Missouri for a housewarming for my brother so it will be nice to actually see all my family. When I told my Mom we were coming she asked if we were invited to my brother's in the afternoon or evening. I was a little confused but said afternoon, she then explained he's having two parties! One in the afternoon for the "old people" and one at night for all their friends - I'm wondering if I should be offended to be lumped in with the olds!? Although I am usually in bed by 10:30, but still! :)

Anyway, this is one of the things Mom's getting for her birthday. She requested a pin with the picture of her and her brother as a a baby with their parents. I hope she likes it!

The other photo is a pic of my new studio friends who keep me company. Abby puppy is almost always in here but for those times when she's not, I'm covered.

Have a great weekend guys!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Another commission piece

I had a lot of fun making this one. I know all the people in this pic so it was much easier to pick the text and images! I especially like the colors and how the polka dots and the beads synch up. Hopefully the giver and giftee also like it!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Commission Piece

This is a piece I've been working on for a little while that a friend commissioned. It's always tricky working with other people's images so I hope he likes it. The front has photos and the backs are little mini-collage with paper, flowers and text. It's all connected by smoky quartz beads. The only tricky part was the jump rings but the key has been practice, practice, practice!