Saturday, January 31, 2009

I would like to introduce you to...

This is THE BEST picture. I would love to know what Sam is thinking right here.
Peener Butter Sandwich
Staying on his toes, looking away. He knows the camera is there, he just looks to good to look at it.
He looks like he is hitting, but he is actually really into singing "the best of both worlds" hannah Montana Song.
Good look #2.

Looking cool by the wall.
Sam has some pretty great faces,

My nephew: Samuel Gene The Brave Smith. Wouldn't we all love to have a name that includes the word the, may or may not need a comma or quotation marks, and insinuates how awesome you are.

I started taking pictures because I wanted one of him eating a peanut butter sandwich. (He pronounces it peener butter, but he says it so fast his mom hasn't noticed yet). I then got picture after picture of him putting on a performance for the camera. I did not coach him. He is only 3 years old. Sam you are brave.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

There are few things in this life worth living for alone. I would say chips are one of those things. I love love love chips. My favorites include (not in any certain order): Baked Cheetos, Spicy Nacho Doritos, Salsa Verde Doritos, Jalepeno Chips from Subway, Simply Salted Dirty chips, Sea Salt and Pepper Dirty Chips, Marilyn's Fiesta mix Tortilla Chips. If you are a chip conoseiur I recommend trying some of these. Do it for me.

Soooo...All I can think about is food. Huston & I started a diet yesterday. Chips are obviously not on it. You know what ironically is? Salsa.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I bought more books

This is what I'm stoked about.

This is how the frames ended up looking.

I found this really awesome music book a while ago. I ended up cutting it up and selling it framed. They turned out really awesome. I really regret cutting it up. It's all okay now though. I found that book and another book illustrated by the same illustrator, Val Samuelson. I just got them in the mail today. Music 'Round the Clock is the book I took illustrations from. I am really obsessive about my childrens books. I don't know if any of my books deserve the kind of respect I give them. My husband could probably use some of that attention.


Candace (Sparklepower) is giving these things away on her blog, so hurry over and comment for your chance to win here. I have been wanting this poster since she first listed it on etsy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So Life is going pretty great for me. Yesterday I got a ton of free Cosmetics. Thank you I also got $30 from a survey I took yesterday. Huston took it too, but I spent the money on going out to eat with Meleah. Also Someone used the best pick-up line on me ever. The dude said "You can't teach gorgeous." I usually shrug off random dudes attention, but come on that is awesome. Barack Obama is president. It really feels like my birthday.

I also finished some button necklaces for etsy. There is a ton of jewelry on etsy, but I really like these. If they don't sell I will just keep them.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More Alchemy

I also made this Halloween Costume for a little girl here in Las Vegas. Her Name is Holly. Her Mom Makes Purses on Etsy as Solsisters. Holly Wanted to be Princess Zelda. I made her dress from a skirt I found at the thrift store. I painted the design on the skirt. I made the top out of some stretch velvet. I made the armor out of gold satin covered foam. I machine appliqued the apron and the armor. It took forever, but this costume was better than the one offered on the internet for $400 dollars. The only things I didn't make are the headpiece or ears and the pendant in the middle of her chest.


So I was really into doing custom orders on Etsy. I wanted to show some of the things I've done. I did this Harlequin Hat for someones Halloween costume. It is fully lined. The fabric was stretchy enough I didn't need any notions, which was a lifesaver. I also couldn't have done it without this foam form. I think it turned out awesome.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


So I am starting a blog. I finished some blocks today. Richard Scarry illustrated a wonderful book called "Best word book ever." It has the best tiny images for blocks that are 1 1/2".