So our youngest son has a birthday coming up. He will be turnign three and we have decided to have a big tea party for him. He loves tea, tea cups, and anything to do with tea pots! So I made these plushies last night so I could photograph them for the invitations.
We have also been buying interesting looking teapots for the party. We were lucky to find some fun ones at Goodwill, and then found a kitty cat shaped pot for $3.00 brand new! I am going to make tiny tea sandwiches, itty bitty tea cakes too. Scones are a given…and maybe madelines, or some other delicate looking cookie.
We are going to bring down all sorts of stuffed animals and plush for the occasion, and dress up! Tea gloves, anyone? Should be lots of fun!
This was the first cup I ever tried making (a cup of coffee) Its a little silly looking. You can see the original post here
. It makes me a little nostalgic and now I want to go through my old journal and see all the photos! I looked back and I have been blogging since 04/10/04 (on livejournal anyway) I can’t beleive its been so long.
We had all kinds of snow the past few days. So this morning Tom shovelled out the cars and we tried making a snowman, which turned into a snow volcano instead. I got snowballs in the face (and down the back of my pants, ahh thanks tom!) I love having old radiators to dry our snow clothes when we come inside!
I love this site, its like the Fruits books, but in Finland. I like this outfit
and this one too!
makes some seriously cute stuff, Check out these cookies
My Little Mochi
also scores big in the cute food dept. Check out her snowmen cookies
(perfect for today!) and look… monkey cupcakes!
A really big cake that I am working on for an upcoming show. It still needs the proper faces though to express how hard it is to let something go.
The wise old adage; “If you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you, it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was.”
I met Lauren at the Bust Craftacular. We did a swap, she got a toaster purse..I got a huge family sized pork chop (which now by the way resides on top of our fridge) For a vegetarian I sure like my plush meat!
RIT dye color mixing chart
For those of you who use dye for fiber/fabric/or yarn. Mustard is my favorite!
A lovely lady named Mimi sent me some photos she took of the show “Feast Your Eyes”. This is the wall of my stuff. I have been getting a few emails from people who went to the Gallery 1988 show, and would love love love to see some photographs! Please send them my way if you have any mypapercraneATearthlinkDOTnet
Here is another photo from Mimi (sorry for cutting you out of the photo, I wasn’t sure how you’d feel about having a big photos of yourself on my blog :) I often wonder about the new owners of this cake, and the pink cake that sold at the Plush Rush show. I always wonder about the big “one of a kind-ish things” Where they are at, and what the people who buy them do to display them.
Since everyone seems to love the links, here ya go!
Bazaar Bizarre SF
BB in San Fransico is now taking aps for their show April 22nd + 23rd. I’ve been considering doing a show or two on the west coast as an excuse for travel…must think about this one!
Candi (aka Snaggs)
is someone I came across on Flickr (ahh flickr!) She makes these amazing felty peices of art. Check out Sloth
Fashion Market II
Noodoll puts out these amazing looking books (I and II) I ordered both last week and cannot wait to get them!
It’s snowing outside right now, it looks oh so lovely. The sky is still so bright, not that dreay gray that sometimes happens during the snow. I keep forgetting we still have a few weeks of winter left. As much as I am looking forward to Spring (not summer, boo summer weather) I know I will miss the Winter cold!
I spun some yarn, been feeling pretty “pink” lately. I finally fixed my wheel so the bolt doesn’t come loose when I ply. Long story as to why that would even be an issue, but its fixed and so much better now. I’m debating about getting a better wheel, or keeping what I had a buying a bulky flyer + bobbin. For those of you not into spinning, I’m sure this is all so very interesting to read, haha.
I found this slightly creepy dummy head at Goodwill. Just a mere $5. I wished he had a body, but I think it would creep me out.
I told Tom I don’t mind the head, because well..its not as though he could drag himself up the stairs to get me late at night with just a head. (ahem…of course not like I would actually ever think something like that) I said if he came to life and wanted to eat us, we would put him in a fish bowl (like Futurama) and feed him flakes. He would be our spooky yet entertaining floating head.
Lizzie Sweets is open for business. I love Hannah’s stuff (and own quite a bit myself!) She has layercake scented body fluff..need I say more?
Pancake Day Blog Jess emailed me about something, and had her blog URL in the email. She keeps track of all kinds of food related merch out there. Such a great resource!
Indie Craft Experience for those of you in the Atlanta GA area, the ICE is taking applications for their show on Sat. June 10th. I won’t be applying this year, but it looks like it could be lots of fun!
So as you might have noticed, I have been adding more links to my posts lately. Do you hate it, love it..thinks its weird? I’d love to know. I personally like it when I find out about other stuff from blogs…but wanted to check.
My youngest son (being two almost three years old) is very much into pretend play. I had been looking online and in local resale shops for a cute vintage play kitchen, or even just a stove. I’d been having no luck (Ebay seems to have a lot of little metal stoves that are doll size, not kid sized) So I found instructions to make this kitchen online and gave it a try.
Its not completely done, but its fine for him to go ahead and play with. As you can see from the instructions
the sink was suppose to be cut out and down into the hole. We need a new blade for our jigsaw (and since I am not a very patient person) I went ahead and glued down a pan for the sink. I plan to pull it up when we buy new blades and replace it with a metal bowl like the photo. But for now, it works well.
I am also not finished with the burners. They say yo use cds…but I wanted something that looked more like a real burner. On http://www.dafont.com you can download a font called Distro Bats (under shapes, 2nd page) the + sign makes a great burner when blown up. I am trying to find black contact paper so I can print the shape on the reverse side and cut it out. I had already cut out a stencil and tried using that, but it didn’t work well with paint. So I cleane dit off and will give the contact paper a try before I give up and go with the cds.
So hopefully it will look like this!
I want to make a new curtain for the bottom too. Right now the largest peice of fabric that I liked was the black with tiny white polka dots, but my friend katie suggested I try and find an old curtain topper with ruffles! Such a great idea!
Anyhow both kids love it, and its gotten lots of use so far..even without burners! Our trip this weekend was great. We went to Philidelphia. It was the tattoo convetion weekend, so Katie and I took the kids to different musuems, and then out to the Crayloa factory and Pez Musuem in Easton PA. I’ll upload some photos later to my flickr account.