Sunday, October 5, 2008

A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing

For every tatter in its mortal dress...

I want to live in a tree house, there are some real ones for rent in Tallahassee. This isn't one of them, I couldn't find any currently, but wouldn't it be so much fun to have your own livable tree house? (16feet)
This is Lightnin' Hopkins! He was a feeder mouse, but now he is sort-of my friend. He loves crunchy food and to nibble on my fingers when i put my hand in his box. I think he needs a mouse friend.
a post in the glass doorknob today made me remember that I wanted to post this picture. This is the Holly tree that my sister and I spent every day up in in the summer time and that we hid things in ala To Kill I Mockingbird; a couple of weeks ago it was uprooted and a circle driveway was paved in its place, r.i.p.

things are hard today but i think tomorrow will be better

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunflowers and their Seeds

Last night I completed a week long project, this sunflower sleeveless shirt:

I got this about 3 weeks ago and just procrastinated on taking a picture of it, so here it is and I don't plan on coloring it in and the next tattoo I want (on my shoulder and light pink) is a sketch drawn by Carson Ellis, most known for her album and artist art for The Decemberists. 

Spiders have invaded my back porch but the good things about it is, no more flies and many many beautiful webs.

Introducing Gibbs, now the sixth and newest member of our cat family, officially putting us over the legal limit for domestic animals. Does this make us crazy cat people? I hope so.

A fossil I unearthed at Fred Howard beach, last time I'll be on that beach for a year because they are doing construction to make the bridge safer

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

First Attempts

I started cutting into my extensive sewing list last night and this morning and made a few little things: A white with yellow dots headband from some scrap material. 

 I love the ribbon I used to represent the stick on the top of the apple, is has a texture to it that I thought was wildly appropriate.

These little guys are just simple pin cushions I made from scrap fabric. 

I love the adorable ribbon on one; I barely had enough of it left!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer List

This will serve as a reference for the things I would like to accomplish this summer, and for ever I guess because one summer seems like a pitiful amount of time

* paint and set up recycling bins in my garage, including cleaning out the garage of all the clutter
* decoupage my dresser with this new wrapping paper I bought
* make a set of lady-bug bibs for my cousin
* make a number of grocery tote bags and distribute them to my friends and family (any takers?)
*knit a few scarves from yarn that I bought on sale for about 2 bucks a skein at Michael's (look up free online patterns here)
*organize all of my craft supplies into a large clean bin that is currently half empty
*sew and repair a variety of items in my closet that need some TLC
*send a collection of shoes away to Shoes for Souls
*finish photo projects that I have been wanting to do / complete
*turn my fabric remnants into useful things
*properly frame all of my pictures on my wall (some are crudely stapled in, my aura is totally suffering!) just kidding.
*visit Baltimore for a week if possible
*pay off one of my credit cards
*make all of the recipes that I have found but have been too hesitant to try (avocado ice cream, fresh cheese, something carbonara)
*finish outer-space themed mobile that has been on my desk for months
*read at least 15 books off of my shelf
*plant and grow tomatoes and blueberries
*go blueberry picking until my own grow 
*other sewing projects: place mats with knit trim, felt stars, long hair scarves - possibly patchwork, more quilts with the remaining batting I have, huge throw pillows for my bed, use this model to make little girls' dresses,

Friday, June 27, 2008

Rain Soaked Swim

This week has gone by quickly, I've been working every day with the exception of today which I used to recuperate from Kristen's party last night. I fell asleep for the majority of the ride home from Tampa with a coffee cup in my hands; doesn't do much good without drinking it.
Kiki and I spent the afternoon together on Wednesday and we went swimming in my pool.
 The first day that we had the spa, I fell in it with all of my clothes on, while balancing along the edge and a picture exists somewhere of me on that day with wet hair and a clean dress. The caption of the back reads "Katie fell in the spa, she has no panties on".

I found an old salad dryer/spinner at Salvation Army as well as a good pair of 10g plastic knitting needles, a pretty blue tin with sunflowers all over it, a Corningware casserole dish, and some purple heels with snakeskin embelishments on the sides. That sounds like a disaster but they're great and they were half off.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eggs and Blues

For breakfast I made my mom and I scrambled eggs. Taking a cue from Breakfast Club (the restaurant, not the movie), I made them with cream cheese and green onions, which turned out delicious. Putting the cream cheese in at the last second worked better for me than putting it in when the eggs are still runny, because I like getting the globs of cream cheese in some bites.

Around 7 Alex and I went to a venue in Hudson to see my dad and his band play. They did well and I think everyone who went had a good time.

Tomorrow I want to make sugared water chestnuts.