Saturday, May 30, 2009

Oh yeah, I can see the floor AND I can see my work surfaces!

I never promised it would be perfect, but I'm proud none the less. Only 4 hours of (not so solid) cleaning and picking up. Now I can get to the "real" work. As much as I hate cleaning, it sure does motivate me to make things! I know, mess things up again.... but such is the process.

If my studio is a reflection of my mind...

Then I guess I'm really messed up! It has been a long few weeks of working hard on custom orders. Phew! The last teacher custom photo bag went out the door this morning, and now I find myself sitting in my insanely messy studio. I cannot work in this environment! I don't mind having things stacked up, but I have to have some desk space!

I debated whether or not I should let you glimpse my mess... eh, why not? If you've got a mess, then maybe this won't make you feel so bad about your own!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vote now for the Tulip Lady!

A fellow member of The Handwork Group and my friend, Leah, created this awesome art doll and it was chosen to be a contestant in Etsy's latest contest, Which flowers make your garden grow?! You can vote for your favorite flower here. (I hope you vote for her!)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fairy Salad

My mother visited over the weekend, and we (as usual) had lots of fun! She came up with the idea to have a fairy salad one day for our snack, and the kids absolutely loved it. They got to pick fresh flowers for a bouquet, and even some violets to eat on our salad. Purple cauliflower was a huge success, and I've never seen my kids want to eat salad so eagerly! Although, admittedly, my kids like salad anyway... this may not work for your own kids!

Credits: fairy crown made by my mom, cape by my grandma, shirt by hiccup apparel, melamine dinnerware from various seasons at Target (flower plates still available online).