Hello, Winter

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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.

j 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.

Kitchen

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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.

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So hopefully it will look like this!


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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.

And we’re off..like dirty little shirts!


This weekend I am taking a road trip with my friend Katie and all the kids (which just means 3 kids). Tom and her husband and going also, but a little later (due to work) and in another car. Tom + her husband Chris are going for business…Katie and I for pleasure. I’ll be back Monday with photos and stories from the road. Have a super weekend!
I’ll be bringing some knitting, and the advanced reading copy of This Book Will Save Your Life…though I’m not sure how much time I might get to do either. Katie is driving, which means knitting in the car!
I leave you with these photos of my plushie totes. I am planning on buying more of the same totes and seperating everything, to make it easier to get out for orders. Also to be able to tell with a quick glance how many plush I have left.
For now they are free to mingle!

Feast Your Eyes Someone made a gallery of photos from the opening at SCENE Metrospace. Some really neat stuff, wish i could have gone.

Sketchdump Brandon Reese’s blog. I actually found out through emails with him that he used to live really close by. He still does work for the local paper here, such a small world. And he is an amazing artist. Check out the yarn cat :)

The Anticraft I found out about this gothic knitting pattern site from one of the podcasts I have been listening to. I likeSnowball’s Chance In Hell