Friday, February 28, 2014

Final Day on the ATC Swap

This ATC
the final one
in a three ATC series
for this month...

First week's ATC

Second week's ATC

Third week's final ATC

All ready to be mailed out to my swap partner...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

A good while back
I shared this,
my vintage typewriter...

and that the keys had frozen
so I couldn't use it

Well this wee lovely
has officially been dropped off
at the 'repair/restoration' shop.
Lovely couple in Charlottesville, VA
run this little shop.
The man who does the repair
was so wonderful and passionate
about typewriters
I spent the better part of an hour
chatting with them both.
I'm so excited and can hardly
wait until
my typewriter is restored!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Keeping It Simple: Crafts in the Loft

Just a couple of
things I've made...

than are hanging up
in the loft...

that help to remind me
of the most important things
in life...

super simple stuff...

to inspire me
in days that are dark...

that help to navigate me
back to the light...

and set me on the happy path again!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dachshund Cross-Stitch

I saw this on Pinterest
and realized
Not only because I have a dachshund
but because it is
really super duper cool!
Public art!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Liquid Motivation

Some Monday mornings
just require a little
something extra
to get me going...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Keeping It Simple: Starbucks Sleeves

A good long while back
at the local Starbucks
I was having a warm beverage.
When done I realized the usefulness
of the cardboard sleeve
that was around my used up cup.
So I snagged it.

Upon the walls at this local Starbucks
were illustrations of trees
so I grabbed a ball point pen
out of my bag
and sketched it out on the sleeve.
Once home I applied a little gold leaf
in various tones
to the sleeve.
The end result
these two pictures.
Keeping it simple!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Diamond in the Rough

There are times
when I need to just
allow beauty
 within myself to shine bright
even when the sun is blocked
 by negative shadows.
And other times
when I see beautiful things
to actually
allow myself to hope for them!
Far too often,
 over the past few years
I've denied myself the pleasure
of simple hopes and dreams.
Until now...

Friday, February 21, 2014


My second (of 3)
ATC for swap
I'm participating in.
Three things I like about myself...

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I love this art/cartoon by
I've been busy with homework,
feeling the pressure of
nearing the end of several years
of effort towards completing
another degree.
At times I feel like
I could use an escape too!
So glad I have my creative side to fall back on
especially when my pocket book reminds me
it has a limit.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Putting a Ring of Yarn On It...

Put A Ring On It!
It's the latest Yarn Bombing project
I'm in.
The photo above is
of another person's entry picture.
If you are interested in participating in
and Yarn Bombing project
click the link below

Yarnbombing Los Angeles

If you want the direct link 

to ring project click below

Put A Ring On It

Happy Yarn Bombing...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Artistic Trading Card In Progress

I decided to doodle a bit more on this ATC

This was the atc a few days ago

I'm not done yet, just half way there

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Morning Treat

Good Monday Morning!

Starting my day off with a little self indulgence
homemade cafe mocha

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Two Hearts

Holiday left over

There's just something about this shape
that reminds me of pac-man

Two hearts cling to last remaining bit of dough...

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I'm working on my second ATC 
for swap I'm participating in.

I started the watercolour Babushka... 

However, I just wasn't 'feeling it' so I started to doodle...

and doodle...

and I did a bit more doodling...

and one last doodle.
Now I've got all these doodles but not one
completed ATC for my second project.
Doodling is what happens when I'm
stressed about 'life'

and my brain is working overtime
 trying to problem solve the 'life stress'
even when I try hard NOT to think about stuff, 

outside of creating…
I think it's best that I try again tomorrow.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter Snow Fall

Well the winter snow storm has
produced a fair amount of snow
for our area...


It's a small measurement compared
to states further up north

I love watching snow fall...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A little Crocheted Flower

Little embellishments like crocheted flower
or small hand sewn heart to
add to the little babushka 

I'm so indecisive! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Slow Stitch

Slowly working on little babushka felt sewing project...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mini Banana Loaf and Tea

Freshly made banana loaf

I really like my mini loaf pan!

It's wonderful to make mini loaves to share 

This mini loft
coupled with...

Tea Time Treats!

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