Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cuddley Things



This is Zoe. I found her at Savers yesterday. I thought I was buying her for my booth. For some little girl who would see her and have to have her. Turns out I was that little girl.

I brought her home and Jemimah said "your family sure does like cuddley things!" She is right. We are a family full of cuddly things. And we could always use more.

Nathan and I watched The Family Stone the other night. It was big and loud and fraught with flawed people and honest heart break, and the kind of moments in family life when you can either leave or laugh. I hope we choose laugh every time.

After it was over, Nathan turned to me and said "we gotta get some more kids." I couldn't agree more.

Recomendend Listening for this post: Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dream a Little Dream


I have this dream, that someday I will have a store. It will be a little store, not too big, not too boring or stuffy or overpriced. It will be sassy, and fun and friendly. If will be filled with lovely things. Some things will be old, some things will be new, some things will be old things made new... I will play a great mellow mix of music that has a vintage feel to it -like a faded table cloth from the 1940's....

Until then, I have a booth at a very small flea market here in town. I like it. The rent is cheap, and I can practice buying and selling, making and re-creating. Re-creating things like chairs found in the trash.
I have this knack for finding chairs on the side of the road, and so far I have Re-Newed and sold 2 of them. My pal Luke is going to help me re-cover some others and we are going to try and sell them too. I love re-designing chairs - it is in the top 5 coolest parts of my job.
My latest venture in Re-Newing is taking old plates and dressing them up with letters and quotes ( I use mostly Scrapbooking stickers.) On some I am also using white glitter for a sugar effect. I don't know if anyone else will find them lovely or amusing, but I do!
Also for more inspiration in the crafty world check out Clare, and her new site. Her art and colors inspire me daily!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Happy Mother's Day to Me
















Well, miracles do happen. Here's a picture to prove it.
Miles Simon Cash Greer is known by the following nicknames at our house:
Milesy Man,
Baby Bird,
Destructo Baby
and
Up-Down Boy
The last 2 should give you some indication of his energy level and temperament. Also, he is notorious for being hungry before everyone else, demanding that we stop all other activity to feed him. Then when we finally sit down to eat our meal, after he has finished, he comes and stands at our feet with his mouth wide open. Before he could talk he would just stand there, silently 'till you inserted food into his mouth. Now he stands at your feet and says "More!" or "Hungey!", until, worn out and starving, you give-in just to quiet him, with the hopes that you might, if you are lucky - get 3 bites of your own food.
So, on Mother's Day, after church, while Nathan was making me a magical luncheon of Tortellini in a White Wine Sauce, with Homemade Caesar Salad and Bruschetta on the side, Miles' gave me perhaps my favorite gift of the day: He fell asleep on his own (no coaxing involved) and I got to eat my meal in one sitting - and I had my food all to myself...
Thank you Milesy Man, Mamma loves you!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A Pirates Life



















Wylie demonstrates his "scary skeleton pirate face #1." Everything is coming up pirates around our house as we eagerly await the arrival of Dead Man's Chest this summer....

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Making Me Smile



My mom finished fluffing her porch this past week. Sunday I got to sleep on what she had sewn... I can not remember the last time I felt so relaxed, peaceful and unhurried. I could live on that back porch. It has all the things I need to enjoy the great outdoors: Ceiling fans, access to indoor plumbing & electricity, a comfy place to lie down (cause sitting up is just too much work) and most importantly - screens!

We've already called John the Man about screening our back cave/patio/place where we dump stuff and dog hair collects, in. To think it is even possible is more goodnes than I can bare...

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