Wednesday, July 30, 2008
we scored bigtime with some free furniture! a wooden toy chest that doubles as a bench and most fantastically a perfect computer desk that blows our old clunker out of the water. it is black and silver and in perfect shape. can we get a what-what for free finds? yes, yes we can. ;p
i finished up a headscarf last night and got almost through another minus one tie, so that will be finished up tonight. i made some cute little seagull appliques for them, and a couple more for some soon to be finished baby pixie hats. dusted off the ol' sewing machine for these LOL. found the inspiration and fabric for some sleep masks, i just need to go to the fabric shop for some cotton batting. i don't have any to recycle laying around. i use my sleep mask nightly, and would love to share that joy it gives me! seriously.
whilst digging around in trash, ha ha, i picked out some crazy photograph negatives that depict what looks like a 70's vacation with old people. totally random, and PERFECT for some new soldered pendants! as well as some weird plastic net...those are on the soldering block, will probably be finished later in the week. i need to pick up more connectors for the ball chain for necklaces somewhere, too. i have run out and i have many many feet of ball chain on a spool! necklaces for days :)
Monday, July 28, 2008
doing a lot of spring-like cleaning around the house today did my head a lot of good. i was physically cleaning, but my mind was a million miles away sorting through thoughts of how to get more organized with neverfeltbetter, getting ready for the upcoming craftywonderland and how to wrap up little unfinished projects here and there i have laying around. it was a good day to play catch up with far away friends...i miss them so much but hearing their voices and listening to their words did me just fine :)
now i turn my attention to my craft table, which over the course of the week has become a catch all for a bunch of crap i didn't put there. or maybe i did and don't remember (it has been that kinda week lol)...either way, i have some new plastic bins i need to utilized for fabric organization and such. i have so much i can't find anything! i don't know what i have anymore.
i am looking forward to some new fabric brooches and fabric covered pins, as well as some new pendants for the show and listing on neverfeltbetterbyjen.com and etsy, and i think i will pull out some older necklaces to see if i can't take better photos now i have a new camera (yay, i am loving my little nikon!). perhaps just some TLC around the house, and shops will get my mojo moving again. that and some good vibes and a nice glass of merlot...LOL
Friday, July 25, 2008
we had a wonderful day today, with sushi lunch downtown at our favorite dive sushi place...walking around downtown in the sunshine and finishing up with some junky and delicious vegan baked goods from whole foods. we took the bus, and train and made a day of it. i am fat and happy, the girls are exhausted and it is time to wind down for DR. WHO. it's the part one of a two parter-seaon finale. woot!
my appearances at craft shows here as of late has been dismally few and far between! but my happy ass will be down at craftywonderland early august. just in time for some baby hats to debut :)
so i have just enough time to finish up some new pendants and rework my table for a fresh new look. i need a new table cloth in the worst way and some new risers. time to start hunting for fun artifacts at the thrift stores! i could sew a table cloth but i don't think i have that much of one fabric. i am more of a scraparella, if you know what i mean.
my tattoo is scaberella, lol but still radiating beauty and love. *LOVE* i tell you! it is as if it was always there, scabs and all! ha. you know those old-timely mustaches that are all curly and full of villainy? i am plastering one on the ancient tattoo of my ex and me kissing, during happier times. his huge shnoz is perfect for a "you must pay the rent" curly villain 'stache! hilarious? yes. i crack myself up i tell ya. a fitting tribute remedy since a cover up is out of the question :)
between friend phone call catch up (i have at least four to do, with no less than two hours each LOL. we are a chatty bunch especially long distance!), craftshow readiness and keeping this house from bursting into flames--all while working full time....it will be a busy week or two a head. i love that old recycled AA saying: one day at a time. but i like to keep a winking eye on the future, too.
ps. that cabbage patch model is my personal CP from the 80's. barry is his name, complete with pacifier and jogging suit and plastic tennis shoes. the diaper is a newer one, though. his yarn fro' is boofing out my baby hat to the max! i am still on the hot hunt for a newborn model but i thought this would be funny for now.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
endorphins are so cool--a welcome change from the pure exhaustion as of late! my ode to neverfeltbetter tattoo is almost done, one more gruelling session and i am done! :))) and it is making me happy....so very happy.
other than this joy, i am trying to crochet and start/finish some pendants, work on our bikes..do stuff around the house, enjoy the weather. i LOVE our weather right now: cloudy and coastal hoodie weather until about 2pm then it burns off to gorgeous and warm sunshine. if it stayed like this forever it would be perfect. so, for this week, just basically keeping busy and enjoying it along the way.
i did finish one more baby hat, this one is a nice sage green with little brown dots...i am not getting good pictures though so no listing yet!
insider: i don't get it. why have a blog if if is private when you have NO friends or readers? if that is the case i suggest you whip out the ol'fashioned paper diary, hon. (are you there god? ha ha) since it is all cow-crap anyway why so secretive? you know we are all just *dying* to hear about all the peace, love and secrets to mothering you can impart on us all...LOL...! :)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
no luck at any of the FOUR bike shops we went to today! but there is one more, and that will be a phone call first so not to waste time and effort. though we did pick up a bike for miss lucy and ever since about an hour ago she is a pro! with training wheels, of course :) still looking for one for lyric and of course, my rim and chain. who knew a 1971 schwinn (correct spelling today!) would be so problematic!
i forgot my morning pill today and have been a uber-space-case-to-the-max. good help me get through the rest of the day! lucky i am just relaxing and about to crochet while shawn makes lettuce wraps and cold tabouli. yumm! pictured are three finished baby pixie hats. working on a sage green one currently and i have some pieces cut for the sewn appliques. busy, busy...i am going to try and list one or two soon and i am also working on some pendants that i need to get to herbivore--i would have liked to have had them by tomorrow night since the tattoo place is right next door, but i don't know. i am uh...behind schedule LOL!
tomorrow at 5 is my tattoo! holy shit.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
finally, it is the end of my week! tomorrow we are hitting up the bike shop to get my chain and rim for my aqua shwinn (did i spell that right lol) to make it a fixed gear. i am pretty excited! little lucy is getting the trailer treatment and lyric is proficient on a bike and has outgrown her old one. shawn's needs some TLC and we are OFF! i am eyeballing a bike rack for the honda for exploring. and if i am extra good i would love a little basket like my old bike that got stolen. so hopefully we can take care of that all in one day. me and my brood will be out and about in this, the most bicycle friendly-city in the US. with at least four more months of good weather i am ready to get riding! in sacramento i rode my bike everywhere with my friend elizabeth. we clocked our milage one day and we road 5 miles! in midtown that is a lot, i think. we pretty much hit up everywhere at least twice that day :) good times, good times.
monday:: monday is my tattoo! let's not forget what a treat this is for this mom of two, wife of one. ha. i cannot wait to post pictures...i am beside myself with joy! seriously. you have NO idea.
on a eyeglass related note, if you haven't heard of THIS website for innexpensive glasses, well...you should check it out if you are in need. i am getting the red ones with big flowers on the sides, i think. SO CUTE!
Friday, July 18, 2008
gentle reminder: be sure and pamper yourself sometime this weekend--take a nap, take a walk, get a haircut, get a tattoo...or hell, do all of those things! don't think about it, DO it.
as for me--it isn't quite my friday yet. so i have big expectations for my weekend. along with the aforementioned activities, i will be doing some crocheting and sewing for sure. these things relax me, allowing me to regroup. allow me to rustle up the energy and attack the week/or life in general. there is an energy crisis going on, and i don't mean fossil fuel or greedy politicians fucking me in the ass over it. no, my friends...this is my own personal energy crisis that right now is purely *mind over matter* at this point. because if i allowed myself to feel like i want to feel i would be letting my little family down. they need me so, LOL. i would be tucked ever so nicely in my comfy bed with my sleep mask and fan going. ALL DAY LONG!
so, as i forcefully make myself do what i need to do for the rest of the night to come to a mellow close, i say to you: happy friday! i hope you had a great week, and that you will continue on in that fashion. me, well i am doing just alllllright. no surprises, no drama, no fantasy about how life is.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
i am extraordinarily tired tonight, so therefore it is pizza nite. i started feeling like i was about to pass out about 6 this evening, so i cut out an hour early. i really need to get my labs done--i will have to work on that this week. i don't think i can wait another two weeks. my thyroid hates me, you know. :) it probably hates you too, but it isn't in charge of you so you are gold. as for me--i am kinda fucked until the meds are right! oi vey!
however, in the good news department i am getting a new tattoo on monday! what you ask? well, poppies and sky...naturally! i can't wait. i so deserve this.
i am also on the lookout for a fresh baby model for my new little baby pixie hats...i love them and it is making me ovulate. weeeeeee! just what i need, huh?
my brain fog says that is all for now...there is more but i just can't seem to get it out right now.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
that it has been THIS long since i have written...feels like blogger has eaten some of my posts. i have felt like such a space-case this last few weeks. could be my thyroid, huh? could be busy full time hours. could be i am just a slacker! who knows, throw a dart it could be any of those and more! :) i have been slammed with reality and working full time (just for the summer, then i go back to pt thank god), weekend stuff with the family and trying to somehow not collapse in exhaustion while figuring out how to squeeze in any room for creativity.
hmmph! it isn't working every well, this much i know. my initial thyroid meds aren't really working and i need to deal with that asap-but that is only half of it. i have in the last few weeks tried like the dickens to get off the floor and make some new items for NFB, which i have started to do. plus i stopped into herbivore yesterday and had a nice talk with michelle about life, being busy, being overwhelmed and the balance. i really have neglected all my stores but i made plans with her for some more pendants and also a FAT winter/holiday order which if i was smart i would literally begin working on now since a lot of scarves are involved! the whole thing gave me some creative juice to flow upon.
anyway i am going to try and write more starting now, it is good for me! :) i am working on some crocheted headbands, and i have listed a few things lately. plus now i have to get some pendants for herbivore and also union rose. i am trying to get everything sorted out and that is half the battle.