Yay!  I have to point you towards a lovely new blog and shop I found: Smitty Baby.  I love the name alone, then watch this sweet video and you’re bound to smile.  I won a giveaway and I love how they picked the winner.

Thank you Smitty Baby!  And this is the person who will be getting the goods:

(This is momma when she was a baby. Her own little bun-in-the-oven is almost due!)  Woo hoo!


August 6, 2010 at 9:54 pm 2 comments


Things I’ve made lately now that I have some time…

A somewhat off-beat Mother’s Day “card” for my mom:

The left is the lid to the box and the right is the inside when opened.

(Why, yes, I was inspired by Joseph Cornell’s work when I saw it at the impressionable age of 18.)

A simple 4 year anniversary “card” for Mr. Man:

May 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm 2 comments


I just discovered that I was tagged by Bricolagelife to share a picture and I got all excited.  I know her as Sosser, but I do believe her name is Sandra.  However, I am getting hives just typing that because of my strange phobia (see #20).  Anyway, I was supposed to share the eighth picture in my eighth photo folder and wouldn’t you know it, it was a photo of one of my cats.  Not only that, but one that I have actually already shared before.  So I decided to share the third photo in the third folder.

This is a shot of my fabric scrap bowl with all the bits that I hate to throw away because I want to sew them into a scrappy….thing.  I’m not sure what.  (If you heard a large popping noise, that was Mr. Man’s head exploding because I am saving yet another thing for yet another indefinite project.)  The bowl itself is pretty awesome, with a 70s, green flower painted on the bottom.

Now I’m supposed to tag three people, but I can never pick!!!  Instead, here are three links:

Hark, A Vagrant! (quite amusing, often literary comic strips)

The Bright Side Project (lovely giveaways every day and the ladies in charge put a LOT of work into it)

popbar on Simple Song (another reason to go to New York)

It took me a while to find out about Sosser’s tag because I have been away for a few days.  Mr. Man worked with my dearest, bestest friend to get her to come down for a visit as my graduation gift!  We spent two days just talking and trying to get baby to kick me.  (Baby is still a bun in the oven.)  What a nice way to start summer!!!

May 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm 2 comments

english nerdiness


Found via Mod Cloth’s blog.

February 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm 2 comments


I was excited for Valentine’s Day to come so I could give this to Mr. Man:

Scientist Valentines by Ironic Sans (via Craft).

February 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

merry new year

I had a lovely Christmas and I hope everyone else did too!  The highlight was having my brother visit from Washington, and my Aunt and her boyfriend visit from Oregon.  I restarted a family tradition of setting out a puzzle for everyone to put together.  (It was a hit.)  Mr. Man did lots of good cooking (we finally finished leftovers) and I wanted to share a cool gift he gave me in case it inspires any other gift giving:

Feed the children of the world bag provides a year of school lunches to a hungry child in a developing nation.  There are a number of other items you can purchase as part of a donation including a cute teddy bear.

There are plenty of other stories (including honest to goodness SNOW in California!) but a girl has to ease gently back into the blogging world.  See you soon!

January 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

Who’s There?

So, I am half-way through a paper that is due tomorrow and I think to myself, huh, I should go check my blog.  (This is perfectly rational and reasonable.  Especially at 11: 58 pm.)  And I see that this blog had 17 views on the 5th–when I haven’t written or commented anywhere in foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I know nothing about these so-called “views” so they are probably spambots (?), but in the interest of running a highly scientific survey I thought I would ask…”Who’s there?”  Leave me a comment so I have a tiny, sunshiny ray of a reminder that in a few short weeks I will be able to return to art and crafting and blogging (between semesters at least).

You can tell me what kind of person puts red crepe paper in a pickle jar and takes (multiple) pictures of it.

It makes me think of brains.  Now canned for the discerning zombie owner.

December 9, 2009 at 12:07 am 4 comments

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