"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

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

what is that thing

Don't be frightened ... it's only me sewing. If you have been visiting with me a while, then
you know I am not the best of friends with my sewing machine. However, I did drag it out
this morning ... and after an uneasy truce ... I proceeded to whip up my apron for the
altered apron swap I am in. Karla is my partner. This is the only sneak peek she is getting.

Hubby and I went shopping yesterday at a store that used to be in my town square and
was one of my favorite places to shop. It closed down a few years ago, and I had no idea
they had just moved until I happened to stumble upon them online. When we got there,
hubby was commenting to the shop owner about the door being damaged. She said "oh,
that's from when they busted the door down in the raid". Now, this store is literally a few
miles west of me, and we were totally oblivious to this local scandal. Jeez Louise, you just
never know what is going on behind closed doors, do you? Well, I think this store will be
one of my favorites again. There was a lot of pink, sweet baby items and praises be ...
vintage hats! Hooray! I only came home with a few button cards, but I am excited to have
found this shop again.

Happy Tuesday!

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?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

a little dress

Anyone remember Karlapalooza? Well, I wanted to show you what I did with the other
doll dress that I bought while I was there. The first dress went into this shadowbox. As a
side note, I did change the angle of the pic on the dress in the shadowbox ... that was
really bothering me. Anyhoo, this dress was my favorite, not only because of the delicate
pink color but also because it looks like it was well used. I'm sure some little girl really
loved the dolly that was wearing this dress.

The "pocket" is a picture of my dear hubby when he was a boy. Isn't he a cutie? Oh, and
have I ever told you how very much I love craft paper photo corners? They really make
me happy for some reason.

I got the "tree branch as a hanger" idea from that clever girl Dawn. Luckily my hubby
just trimmed our flowering crab and never cleaned up his twigs. The flowers were from a
small cluster that I found while out shopping one day, I nearly passed out. Millinery is
hard to come by here, so that was a very lucky find indeed. The little girl on the tag is a
picture someone gave to me. The text is from one of my old crumbling books.

I am very happy with how this turned out. I really love a quick easy project.

Have a Happy Sunday!

Monday, March 2, 2009

hello my name is lori

i have one of these:

and this is how i roll:

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