Thursday, November 29, 2007

could it be?

i saw the preview i've been waiting for while watching the Grinch (the original) with the bean last night... Sweeney Todd. i am quite swoony over it, and am desperately hoping that it will be as good as i want it to be. i can't wait!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

woo hoo!

i am so excited about this!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


we say that a lot around here, because we're pirates.

but this time i'm referring to my annoyance with the weather. it's been raining or foggy or dismal each and every time i get a moment to take some pictures of the stuff i'v been making. oh, well, maybe i'll get those photo lights i asked for for christmas.

as soon as we get some sun around here, i'll have a bunch of pictures to post!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

i heart mail.

i've been doing all of my christmas shopping so far this year on etsy... due to the bean's unwillingness to shop. period. i will hit a bunch of my favorite stores in hampden one afternoon, where i typically do the majority of my shopping, but for the most part, christmas this year is coming through the mail.

every day when the mail person, or ups person, even drives past our house, pippi - our fierce dachshund warrior - goes crazy barking. this causes the bean to start shrieking in excitement and running around the living room, hoping that maybe it's a package from her grandma in cincinnati. (packages = candy) even i am a little disappointed when the delivery truck drives by without stopping.

anyway, the problem is is that i may have issues that harken back to pen pal days, when i couldn't wait to get the mail. i'm sure that i will feel some sort of loss after the packages stop coming... either that or i will have developed an even bigger etsy habit than i have now. hmm, i wonder what will come in the mail today?

Monday, November 5, 2007

the stitching hour.

ok, i know that's a cheesy title... but i LOVE when we get that extra hour. i know it's silly, but i feel like i got so much accomplished - 6 new things in my shop in one weekend! now if only all the other days could have an etra hour...

ah, christmas... i am really excited this year, because it's the first one where i think the bean will really know what's happening... i'm all a-twitter to get decorating... i'm almost willing to skip thanksgiving!

Friday, November 2, 2007

the morning after...

ok, so when halloween is over, for me, it is just about the same kind of let-down as the day after christmas. i have traditionally done a bit of indoor decorating early in october, and then saved the outdoor bit as a surprise, so our trick-or-treaters see it for the first time when they come up our walk. the bean slowed down the progress outdoors this year, but we managed.

this year we had a werewolf-ish pumpkin, a cat pumpkin, and a pirate pumpkin. oh, and the bean decided at the last minute that she was not going to wear the jojo costume i made for her, and instead wanted to be a pirate. (could it have been that her dad was singing - yoho, yoho, a pirate's life for me- at dinner? hmm...)

i only managed to just barely decorate inside this year, due to the increasing insanity of my schedule right now... but i did love my mantle, thanks to a few lovely additions to my collection... that wonderful little skeleton and my glittery halloween banner. the skeleton couple is out all of the time - it was a wedding gift from my friend kristy, who makes wonderful marionettes and sculptures. oh, and that clock? roger wood... who makes my favorite clocks and is just one of my favorite people.

the oddest thing this year about halloween was that after the bean went to bed, and rick and i were sitting watching a scary movie, i was sitting making christmas creations for my etsy shop...