The clock strikes 12

I've been putting it off too long and I need to write, recap and share.
Let me just say that I hope everyone had a grand weekend! My weekend was filled with laughs, hugs, talks, Harley's, wind, too many beers and great food! Wow, that was a mouth full.
I love seeing my dad and miss him far too much. I don't get home as much as I would like and it is starting to pay a toll on me.
The familiar sounds, sights and being able to relax! Sometimes I forget how much I need my breaks from the real world, normality, bills, and life.
I also was able to see my grandparents. I love their home. My grandma has been very good about keeping and holding on to items that i grew up with. I always feel and touch my way around and daydream about when I was 4 years old, running around with not a care in the world. but sadly they are moving down to California to be closer to my great grandma. Its a wise choice and now I can see both at one time.

Yup, I am generation number 5!

I love this! My grandma has old country decor all over their yard and around my grandpas shop.

They are both immaculate gardeners and growers. Their property always looks like a park in a magazine.
And of course I couldn't forget Chuck. They have had him for over 20 years!

Button, button... whose got the button?

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If you cant choose

Today was still on the cool and damp side but that didn't get me down one bit.
First thing this morning I went to Target and picked up my prints that I ordered off of flickr - ps... I love that feature! - and hit the dollar store on my way home. I haven't been there in ages and thought a small peak was necessary.
I forgot how fun that place is! I loaded a cart up and left feeling not at all guilty about my little spending spree.
The item I am most proud of are these little baskets. In packs of two I got one of each color! Yellow, orange and pink. I organized a bit and used them all over my craft room.
While organizing I realised that I was running out of labels and tags. An item that is mandatory but one that I don't really like to take the time to do... resulting in me running out when I least expect it.

Earrings, earrings and more earrings! I posted more to my shop - http://teedle.etsy.com/ - and updated the existing ones with brand new pictures. I am still learning my camera and ways to take better pictures... even though its been over a year since I received it!

Remember that list I did a few days back? I am still working on it believe it or not. I must admit though that one of the items is a summer long work in progress. My garden. After a few days of leaving the soil alone I returned out there tonight for a few hours of work. My radish row, carrot row, sugar snap peas, and lettuce group have all been planted. I also transplanted my rosemary, lavender and basil out of their pots and into the earth. I still have my cucumbers, squash and maybe some corn to go.
And while I was gardening away I found these little wee mushrooms hiding in the blades of grass.

And to top this wonderful day off tonight, I went onto ETSY and my cute ABC Pillow was on the front page! How exciting!


Mark as done

Newly sewn washcloths added to my shop of goodies!

**I love the fabric!**

My first attempt to making kids clothing.

I would love to start making these full time! There is something about kids

clothing that gets my heart all warm and fuzzy.

The dress is adorable but I love these little bloomers!

I figured today is a great day to be creative. We have been getting some sporadic rainfall here in the Portland area. Its delightful! My list has shrunken although not completed. Will I get it done today? If I do, that's great... if I don't, I wont mind.


The joy of...

I happily was in the back yard yesterday with a few friends of mine... Mr. Rake, Mr. Shovel, Mr. Rototiller and Ms. Pair o' Gloves. Yes it is a tad late in the season but my procrastination seems to always get the best of me... either that or its my lack of looking at the calendar. I am about half way done, making the finished size about 5 feet by 10 feet. A small version of a garden but it will suit me very well. Very general about plants as well... two tomato plants, two pepper plants, a row of sugar snap peas, a row of carrots and radishes, lettuce, zucchini, strawberries and maybe a few herbs. The rest of my produce will have to come from the Saturday markets.
Kid you not, I am really feeling the outcome today. I think every muscle from my arms down to my toes is sore. I do admit I love this feeling because I know I worked for every ache and pain!
A few items to list on my agenda for today:
  • I've got to get back in the studio and finish my little dresses, make an "Audrey" pillow and make yo-yo's for an upcoming project.
  • Grocery shopping, along with purchasing knee pads for gardening, fencing of some kind and a few more seed packets. I will have to get a few bags of in-expensive potting soil to mix with our wonderful (not really) dirt we have here.
  • Clean clean clean the house! I didn't do any of my cleaning this weekend and I am going crazy the way it looks.

I believe that is everything... I probably missed some things that I will have to run around later this afternoon and try to get done; the story of my life.


A new beginning

Updating, deleting, deciding... so many choices. So many options.