Thursday, July 31, 2008

sewing shorts

i bought this cute japanese book of shorts and pants awhile ago. i want to make mikey some shorts..and maybe pants. so today i made up these. i haven't sew pants or shorts in so long! and the instruction are in japanese of course.. but i managed a decent (but not perfect!) looking pair of shorts i think. he's wearing them not so will take another pic of him with them on later..

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

carnival fun!

we went to the carnival this saturday. and my son loved the merry go round and the little train type ride. why are carousels so pretty! even the most un-elaborately painted ones. enjoy these random pics i took!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

mikey's yard sale find

here is mikey's yard sale find! a play climber! and how much did it cost!? a mere $10.00! yep that's all! he likes it alot!

our very first giveaway!

i wanted to do a little i am offering little edith bambola! you can win her! all you have to do is leave a comment. maybe a book, movie or website you love. i'll leave this giveaway open until august.14th. i will have my hubby pick a name that day.. thanks so much and good luck!

this weeks yard sale finds

and we found a few things at yard sale too. some beautiful hammered aluminum pieces and two very old glass candy dish bowls.
i love hammered aluminum it generally has beautiful embossed designs including flowers.
the glass bowls are both so pretty. one is bubble glass. the other is a hobnail type pattern.

this weeks thrift store finds

we found several treasures this week at the thrift stores including a depression glass vase, an ideal kissy baby doll, a herself the elf doll, vintage fabric, tons of rick rack and seam binding and some super adorable hand embroidered potholders from the 20's-30's!
will be posting yard sale finds soon too!

Friday, July 25, 2008

kemi shoto shoot

took kemi outside today for a photo shoot. i am hoping to enter a photo contest if i get any pics i think are good enough...

art by wendy

i recently got some beautiful art by wendy gaffaney. she does the most beautiful watercolor fairies, mermaids, dragons and animals! i love these three that i got! they are so beautiful! these are art prints but the colors are vivid and beautiful! please visit her shop at