Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1.  Christmas Crafternoon.

2.  One of a Kind Show.

3.  Fresh, warm croissants.

4.  New washi tape from the Paper Place.

5.  Decorating our Christmas tree!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Miss Mushroom Goes to England

My friend Miss Mushroom came with me to England this summer.  She loved touring around Lacock...

and soaking up the culture and architecture in Bath...

Sometimes she felt a bit shy.

She was muchly excited to visit Highclere Castle - home of Downton Abbey!

All the touring around really tired her out and she had to take a rest.

Then she got a second wind and went for a hike...

in the forest, she was in her element!

 She paused by babbling brooks...

 and finally reached the lake...

 where she hopped up on a post to get a better view.

 Of course no trip to England is complete without a picture with the Trafalgar Square Lions!

Posing Miss Mushroom was probably the silliest thing I did while I was away.  No picture of the Trafalgar Square photo shoot but we were getting lots of strange looks from other tourists! Usually I took the photos in quieter locations where I could mushroom in peace.

I've been meaning to write this post for a couple months... can I procrastinate or what!?  The motivation to actually get it done is that Miss Mushroom and I will celebrate our first anniversary soon - I got her from Katie McLellan at the One of a Kind show which begins again this Thursday! I can't wait to see what Katie and the other artisans have been up to this last year.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1. Having my tutorial featured on Sew, Mama, Sew.

2.  Making carrot soup.

3.  Getting out Christmas cookie jars and baking to fill them.

4.  Workshop towards the Creative Spark Winter Market.

5.  Night in with knitting, a podcast and a friend.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crafternoon Creations

About a week ago I had a Crafternoon with a friend - we created canvas art (inspired by Pinterest).  I used painters tape to mask off the sunshine rays and freehanded the quote when everything was dry.  I'm planning to give this to a friend who is expecting her first baby in the spring.

Then I played around some more and made this little love trees painting.

I think it looks great with the sunshine painting so they'll probably be a gift together.  What do you think?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1.  Going with friends to their first ballet.

2.  Christmas open house at a local gift shop.

3.  Going for a run in a T-shirt and shorts (in November!!)

4.  Making things for the Creative Spark Winter Market.

5.  "Joy" tea.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Less then a Month!

I applied to the Creative Spark Winter Market back in September, found out I was accepted in October and now it's November and less then a month to go! I have been slowly making things but this weekend when I realized the one month countdown is on I figured I'd better getting my making mojo going!

If you're in the area mark your calendars for December 8 & 9!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1. Crafternoon with a friend.

2.  An extra hour of sleep.

3.  First "red cup" of the season from Starbucks.

4.  Deciding to be over bronchitis and going for a run.

5.  50% off Body Butter.