Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lullatone.....sweet sounds!

I found Lullatone via Flickr....see them here at lullatone.com

While I was searching their website....under "links" they had posted a statement that read:

"Lets be careful not to spend too much time on the internet" .....nice thought.
Hope you have a not-to-much internet day today!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Making fun

I was tempted by Amy over at Sweet Sweet Life Blog to keep my kids busy......so we did some shaving cream paintings. I thought it was a great project with very exciting results....my kids loved it too! I actually had thought about doing the project last year for my sons Kindergarten class but, thought better at the time. Although, one would think how messy kids could get with shaving cream and food coloring but, I must say it was not bad at all! So, here is how it went.......

Here is sweet L dropping the food coloring into the shaving cream.

Then we took a knife and pretended we were cutting brownies until she liked what we saw.

Next we took some sketchbook paper and pressed into the shave/color.

Pulled up the paper

Then scraped off the shaving cream with a plastic credit card.

more scraping.....

and here is = our beautiful marbleized paper!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shopping List Saturday

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!! It's hotter than sizzlin' bacon here in KY...ugg. My poor husband has to spend every day out on the golf course hand watering the greens so they don't wilt and die. I really don't know how he does it, I left earlier to eat lunch with a friend and could barely make it from the house to the car. We have decided to spend the day inside, I hope to get some sewing accomplished at some point today. I did manage to find some time for etsy love......my favs are the tea towels!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Homemade Dough

Yesterday...well, was extremely hot! We got up and headed to the pool for some "swimming lessons" around 9am. I have been trying to teach my kids how to swim since there aren't any swim lessons locally. I found some great helpful videos on YouTube to give me some ideas and language. Both my kids love the water but, my son hates to get his face wet....something we have been dealing with for a while now. He would not go to swim lessons when we lived in NC and we only went to the pool on occasion. Now that we live in the State Park that has a lodge with a pool for us to use anytime! We made some amazing progress! He was swimming half the length of the pool by the time we left. Head above water I might add!
After pool time we ate some lunch and realized that the air conditioner felt too good to leave. So, I made some homemade play-dough using a recipe from the Montessori Mom website. Then I made a cup of espresso and had a short day dream. Nice.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Shopping List Saturday

As my children are getting older I am always on the look out for good sturdy glasses that are not plastic. I am very anti-plastic......but, with kids sometimes it is the best solution. My children have a playroom with a table that they like to have snacks on throughout the day. In my quest to prevent spills and glasses getting broken when I am.....well lets say in my studio. I have decided to go to a ceramic cup. I found these in my searches on etsy this week. I have to say there was not a huge selection of ceramic cups intended for small hands. I really like these because unlike most cups including plastic, they are larger at the bottom. However I am not crazy about the color selection but, I am planning to convo the artist to see if there are any other options. That's about it for me on this very sunny Saturday. I am planning on hitting the fabric store later and maybe the pool with my kiddos. Oh, which reminds me...I am in search of a good sunscreen that is waterproof. I have tried many including Aveeno, which burned and really did not work. If you have a suggestion please comment!
Don't forget.....you can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Makes me SMILE

If you have been keeping up with my blog.....you know that my husband is a Golf Course Superintendent. I was clicking around last night and came across this fabulous and funny store called Busted Tees. They had me laughing out loud! I love the hilarious printed tee shirts they stock with the wittiest of humor. I found this one and could not resist! Perfect for him, plus they print on American Apparel shirts that are made right here in the US! Check out the store here.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Shopping List Saturday....for real!

Isn't this the most beautiful vacuum cleaner you have ever laid eyes on? I have been researching....yes....you guessed it....vacuum cleaners! I am so tired of buying the ones at the big box stores that die after two or three years. I have two dogs that are big time sheaders so I need something powerful. This is the one I have decided on, after getting my tutorial from the local guy down at the vacuum cleaner store in Paducah. He was very knowledgeable and eager to help.....the heavy country accent made it all somewhat humorous. My husband tells me I can rationalize anything and he is right. But, no closet space + two dogs + two young children = this beautiful yet expensive vacuum. I have gone two weeks without a vacuum and I can go no longer! So, I am off to the store! Sorry I didn't give you any amazing esty art today.....maybe tomorrow!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Secret Keepers

Just a quick note to let you know I have updated my metal working shop on etsy with some new work.......check it out here!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Shopping List Saturday


Good morning to a beautiful Saturday here in Kentucky! I have almost unpacked all my boxes and I think I found a spot in my new house to set up a studio until something better comes along. Because, I need to work just to keep my sanity!! I have some new Discovery Tote ideas and I will be posting some more "secret keepers" in my metal shop later today.
For my Shopping list this week I found this amazing work by ceramists Jenni Brant. She operates out of a studio tagged Burro Branch along with her partner in Lincoln, Nebraska. The entire store is filled with the most feminine, delicate pottery. It really reminds me of a piece of precious jewelry that is only worn on special occasions. Sure to make any cup of coffee a special moment no matter what day! Click over and check out her amazing work and you can get more info and pictures on her website! Have a good one, and remember you can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The BIG Crafty

Yeah!! I'm heading back to North Carolina in July to participate in The BIG Crafty. The date is July 12th on a Sunday. I am very excited to meet some of the other esty artists that I have admired on etsy.com. There will be 100 indie crafters, music, and of course food vendors. If you have not been in the mountains of NC during the summer months.....well, let me say the weather is amazing! Now, if I can just get my studio unpacked and set up so I can make some new work. The timing is not the best, with the move and everything but, I have stock in my shop. I just really wanted to make some of my new designs so I can get feedback at the show. I will keep you posted on any new work. Come see me in NC!!


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