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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

good help is hard to find

Soooo, I have this custom order completed:




Next on my to~do list is to start my apron for the altered apron swap I am in. I have
heard from the experts here and here that although the task may be daunting, it is
greatly enhanced by a} consuming a lot of sour apple martinis and b} having a spoiled
fur baby that you can use to model your various embellishments while you decide which
to use. Hey, I have one of those ...

"oh Mr Madison"




uggggh ... I am doomed ... anyone have a good sour apple martini recipe?

47 comments:

The French Bear said...

OMG those are so cute!!! I love them, and the kitty too!
Cheers,
Margaret B

the wild raspberry said...

oh man, you cracked me up with this one!!!!
i promise to break down and order one of your adorable friends one of these days.
they are so so cute.
chasity

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Mr Madison looks like he and I might have a similar physique. He'd be a great dress form for you to use. Or is he all fur and no round belly? Maybe the pilates is paying off for him!

Secondhandrose said...

me again, love your little wee creations! I was teasing you about the flea market. I never heard of the springfield show.....you have to tell me BEFORE they happen! lol

karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love these creations. My sister is the fiber artist in the family and she does needle felting. Yours are gorgeous. Your cat is a cutie, what a cute post.
Karen

LW said...

what cute little bunnies and kitties...I love your work...very sweet....

and your real kitty looks like the king of the house...

Louise

Diane said...

Darling little felt creations, they are sure to be loved, I heard about those other gals trying to make an apron after sipping on a martini, not a good idea. 8 Crepe went out yesterday
Take care Hugs,
Diane

Tiedupmemories said...

How funny! Love those sweet orders going out!Too cute!What a great shot of your kitty too!I think the martini idea would definately get those creative juices flowing!Have you ever had a lemon drop martini?Love those!Lol!
Cheers!
Tracy

Fete et Fleur said...

LOL!

Lori, you crack me up! Your special orders are just precious. Just dive into this apron swap. I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Nancy

PS The photo is new.

Attic Charm said...

LOLOLOL........

cats.

enough said-

Monica said...

too funny and your cat is GORGEOUS!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your new creations, Lori! And Mr. Madison, I do pilates too - I must try that move someday.

Joy said...

Oh my gosh, that kitty photo & caption/quote bubble was so unexpected - I'm glad I wasn't trying to swallow anything at the time! Hilarious!

And your plush creations are sooo dreamy. :o)

Robyn said...

Darling is what they are!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Kitty Kat is so flexible! Good for him! lol

Fondly, Carrie

Miss Rhea said...

Love your sweet furry babies :) Even the "Model" hee hee !! Hope you are doing well, I have missed you !! :)

Stephenie said...

Is that my custom order?? I'm in love and the girls are going to love them. I'm so excited... I'm cracking up laughing at your post.. I just love the picture of Mr. Madison. What a hoot...
Stephenie

Sandy Michelle said...

Eeek I love my Pinkie bunny! I love the kitty you made too! Your cat is too funny!My Husband makes yummy sour apple Martinis by using Grey Goose Vodka, Sour Apple Mix and a shot of lemon juice. Drink up!!

Sandy xox

Elyse said...

this is the CUTEST post ever!!!

1) unbelievably cute felties (and now i have my very own - eeeeeps!)
2) mr. madison
3) funny nods to apron-making pals

thanks for the big smiles!!!

eeeeps and aaaayyyyyy! (i sound like i had a martini but it's just mint tea. really!)

xo

Bee and Rose said...

I'll join ya for that martini!!!

I LOVE the kitty! My daughter's nickname is Miss Kitty:)

zoe said...

OH GOSH Lori!
IS TOO CUTE theye even had their strawberries along *lol I love these:* mucks
OOps i don't have the recipe you ask from us.

xoxo
Zoe

Little Pink Studio said...

I love your sweet felted creatures so much!!
Cerri xo

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Hmm I wonder what those sour apple martinis are all about, must see if they exist over here. Your fur babies, both of the breathing and non-breathing kind look adorable.

TinyBear said...

Awww - I love those little bunnies. They are too cute.

LiLi M. said...

Hahaha you cracked me up! I already told Heather that most girls would feel that the lesson to be learned out both her and Stephenies post was to drink apple martinini's! I rest my case!
Have a great day, mine started so nice when meeting your cuties!

Ps does Mr. Madison give classes? I would love to join!

Jamie said...

What lucky customers you have Girl! Those are the cutiest cuties that ever were! I am going to have to drive up to Ohio and steal Mr. Madison away in the night. I know he is saucy, but I LOVE him! Go to Cheryl for the drink recipe. She seems to be the expert on those:) Love, Miss Texas

Heidi ~ Inspired Nest said...

hi lori ~ those are such sweet little creations! xo heidi

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

hahaha.... love that mr. madison!! His pilates is really doing well as he looks so gorgeous. heeh

your special orders are SOOOO wonderful! I just love those little felties. toooo cute.

Don't stress about the apron girlie.... just listen to me when I tell you.... be SURE to use a vintage apron as a base then it won't be hard at all. Just add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and voila... you will be done. The sewing is what did us in.

oh and be sure to use your hot glue...

xoxo heather

sour apple martinis:

1 shot of vodka
1 shot of sour apple schnapps
sprite
cherries

;)))

Alisa said...

HAHAHAHA!!!!

Love the custom orders and can't wait to see your apron... good luck... I read both of those "expert" posts too!

TattingChic said...

Your projects are so darling! Anyone would be so lucky to have one of your adorable creations! I went and visited your "experts"! Theirs posts were too funny and it sounds like they had a lot of fun "sewing" their aprons, LOL! :)

Have fun making yours! :)

flatwoodsfolkart said...

Oh my, Mr. Madison would fit right in with our Cagney, Squirellene and Memphis.....well as long as he could hold his own against our Clancy, Maggie and Lucy, the candid canines.

I don't do Martinis but I could more than likely send you a great Margarita recipe....how about an apron for a Senorita? *S*

Lesley

Elyse said...

i had to come and see these again. they are sooooo cute!!! i have your business card over my desk on my memory board and i just love the photo. the little faces you give your felties and their little outfits, just amazing!!!

i actually jumped out of bed this morning and ran to my computer. i realized i had forgotten to include a photo of ribbon on my new post. it's up there now. too funny.

xo

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lori
I do admire your work. I love the 2little cuties together side by side. What a great caption for your gorgeous fluffy ginger puddy!
Another great post
Isabelle x

The Feathered Nest said...

Lori. You crack me up!!!! And that cat....omygoodness, he looks like he's posing for you!

Your little creations are so precious ~ as they always are, and I always love seeing them!!!

xxoo, Dawn

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

LOL- love all the fur in this post!

Mary Wadsworth said...

Lori you crack me up! Your new creations are adorable and you kitty is a cutie!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I love your S W E E T blog Lori! So delightful very delightful! You are so talented and I love your darling handiwork!

Hugs,
Maryjane

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Your creativity is equaled only by your sense of humor.
Once again your dainty delights have helped to ward off this lingering morning chill and inspire warmth for a mild April.
xo Susan

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Lori!! I adore your sweet new creations!! Your kitty doing pilates is too cute!! Oh, and the rug she is sitting on is dreamy!!
Michelle

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
ooohhh those are darling. you do such fantastic work!!
cute cat pic. tee hee
oxoxoox,
jessi

Joyce Mineer said...

On the floor laughing...that Mr. Madison. Where do I get me some of that?! ...and one and two..and - come on - 4 more!

hoganfe said...

Adore the creations!
mary
hoganfe handmade
handbag originals

Britt @ Sweet Sassy Molassy! said...

Oh WOW! I missed these earlier, those are INCREDIBLE!!!! I want to snuggle with one so badly! And speaking of the strand of little paper gals...where did you find yours? Mine also came on a strand, I found them at a thrift store...
xox
Britt

twinkleshabbystar said...

EEEEEK!!! Sooooo cute Miss Lori!!! I adore your felties!! Omigosh! You are such a hoot! Mr. Madison looks VERY PERTURBED!!! Cute post! XO,Jenn

The Rose Room said...

great post Lori, love your apron guru's, think the martini's should do the trick as your 'model' may not be very reliable! Rachaelxo

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Literally, I laughed out loud at the cat pic.

Pearl Maple said...

Altered aprons, now that is sounding like fun, well the martini if you ever find the recipe could be pretty cool too.

Sweet photo of your kitty, what a cutie.

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