a work in progress…






Finally finished the first part of a project that has taken me awhile. I had this idea to make a doll pattern with Spoonflower…only I wanted it to be even more then just a sewing pattern. So here is how it works, you cut out the pieces and then embroider over the tattoos, then sew together the dolls. Then again you could always skip the embroidery if it is not your thing and leave the tattoos as is. I finally finished the fabric portion and now am just waiting for the fabric to arrive. I heard a rumor that Spoonflower has a broken printer and its delaying printing (I did notice my last order took over 2 weeks) so it might be a little while. Once it arrives I will try it out and see how it goes.

The people are made from cut paper, and then I drew the tattoos (thanks to all of Tom’s vintage flash) and scanned those in. I have a bunch of projects that I am working on at once and it is so hard for me because I just want them all done NOW, haha I am impatient.

I’m doing a shop update today with terrariums since it is the last full day of school for the boys, and then soon I’ll be leaving for Portland OR. This will be the last update until July.

the dairy queen



When your husband says he has a present for you, you never expect it to be the lemon shaped sign from The Dairy Queen, but what a nice surprise indeed. Thomas has a friend who is in the sign removal business and asked him if he would want this one. It is surprisingly light weight, and has a thin wooden frame that will make it easy to hang on the wall. They resell the parts that made it light up, but it is sad to think the sign would have been trashed.

Tonight we are going to move the cuckoo clock collection and two large window panes that we have hanging on our wall (not actual windows ;) and get our new sign hung up.

CSA







This week we picked up our third farm share, and I thought I would make a post :) I’ve been recording a photo of each week over on my flickr, and it has been lots of fun thus far. We won’t be here to pick up our next share (we go every other week) but my sister-in-law is going to grab it for us and share some of the bounty.

So far it has been a lot of greens, which is to be expected. We get salad mix every week, and have gotten things like kale, broccoli rabe, bok choy, spinach, lettuce, green onions, green garlic. Fresh spices like chives, thyme, and parsley. We’ve gotten a little splash of color with radishes, and today we got broccoli for the first time, and garlic scapes which I have been interested to try.

If your interested to see what we end up getting through November you can keep an eye on this flickr set. I’m going to try and take more photos of the food I make from our shares too, I’ve been quite slacking in that department :)