Saturday, December 25, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Apparently they can do their stinky thing when disturbed or even jostled, but so far it hasn't, and yes, it's alive, it moves it antennae, and has been observed enjoying a change of scenery on the curtains. I am a tiny bit concerned as I don't really want an entire stinky family establishing itself in here, we are plenty stinky enough already. I'll keep you updated.
Friday, November 19, 2010
There are promotional signs at our local mall saying "The Mall...it's where the shopping is!". Now, as an enthusiasm builder, this seems like a non-starter to me. Kind of like "The Lungs...they're where the breathing is!". Thanks for pointing this out. Exciting stuff.
Santa was not yet at the Mall. College students in pajama pants and parkas were at the mall. Kids, this is not a good look.
I had to buy some lampshades at Walmart. I suppose I didn't HAVE to buy them at Walmart, but I needed 6 inexpensive shades for a hanging fixture. The old ones were refusing to stay in place due to the weird plastic Ikea adaptors, which have begun to break into bits, meaning that at any time a lampshade could plop down over a light bulb and a piece of plastic land in your plate. Despite my efforts to repair them, and reinforce them with carefully cut pieces of cream cheese container lids, wait, they're still good, I can fix em again, oh God, I'm turning into my Grandma...the time had come for a nice new set of cheap crappy shades.
So I got my cheap shades and kept a close eye out in case I saw any People of Walmart people but there were only normal people, and 1,247 different kinds of Christmas candy. It was mesmerising, and no, I didn't buy any because I would just eat it! I'll wait until closer to Christmas when we can all snack ourselves into a sugar-and-fat induced coma without feeling guilty.
The shades look great.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I shipped to:
The post office total made the line behind me go "oooooohhh"! But my customers pay for their shipping so it's not really an issue, just momentarily impressive to the folks who are purchasing $5.00 worth of stamps!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Yummy! The house smells wonderful, we are warm and well fed and so very blessed.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
When Sam and I worked at the Store, we had an entire language of silly catchwords and inside jokes and also a sign language-very handy as we could communicate customer related difficulties to each other quite easily. One subtle tap of the forehead with a closed fist meant "Bonehead Alert, please help me, this person is kind of an idiot and I'm getting nowhere!" Once a nice young dad came in with a toddler on his shoulders. The toddler spied the silly Hallowe'en skeleton earrings on display, pointed towards us and piped "Look Daddy, Boneheads!". In our overworked, underpaid, unfed, Hallowe'en-candy-fueled state we thought that was the funniest thing we'd heard in a long time.
I remember the giggles, clearly Sam does too!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
1 sheet and pillowcase set
20 pillowcases (10 pairs)
4 tablecloth sets (with 20 more napkins)
3 lace bedspreads
2 lace doily sets totaling 30 pieces
50 doilies and centerpieces
2 washstand covers
1 cushion cover
and a crocheted alter cloth.
And I guess I should mention that before any of this can happen, I need to go out and find the stuff! I tend to like that part best, which is why I have so much of it.
So if you enjoy antique linens, and are doing a little holiday shopping, just click on my ebay link to the left!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I particularly like the crusty olive green one. The ivory ones remind me of ancient game pieces.
Fat juicy pods, long skinny pods.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I've had the honor to be featured in several Etsy treasuries and from now on I'm going to toot my own horn and post them here!
Here is another really nice one called Canadian Sellers by Alisonsyer, featuring work by Canadian artisans.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The weather was July-In-Ontario hot (which can suck the energy out of even the most ambitious!), but we had lovely customers and a great visit. Of course it was heavenly to be spoiled by Veronica, and to enjoy Lemon Buttermilk Pie at the Buttermilk Cafe, for breakfast on Monday.
It was great to be able to share the driving for the first time, though driving on the 401 (our busiest freeway) is certainly interesting. Wow. I want a De-Materializer which will annihilate people who don't signal before darting neatly in front of me and then whisking off into some other direction. A click of a button could send them promptly into another dimension, where they can randomly change lanes as often as they like without bothering anyone else.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Moth on the deck. Birch bark or a leaf? Sand? She would blend with any of those.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The molds look so pure and smooth and lovely! As an experiment, I tried lampworking some glass into approximately the correct shape and size. Some leaves are filled with green and clear frit.
Ready to go into the kiln:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Available in my Etsy Store, $45 for sets of 7 to 9 beads.