Tuesday, March 31, 2009
On an unrelated note, I want to encourage everyone to guess the songs and artists from my previous entry to win a piece of my jewelry!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Just for fun, if anyone wants to try to guess the title and artists of the featured songs, go for it. If anyone gets all 12, I'll send them a piece of my handmade jewelry. As a hint, each row has a theme. From top to bottom, they are female singer-songwriters, male singer-songwriters, indie rock bands, and male piano players. I'll happily chime in to let you know if your guesses are right or wrong. I'd love to have a winner. So get to clicking, Googling, and guessing!
In addition, she sells some lovely items in her Etsy shop! She makes adorable polymer clay stud earrings. This pair is probably my favorite:
Aren't they sweet? She also sells lovely leather purses and belts made by her uncle.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Since I didn't bring the ingredients to work with me, I plan to venture out in the rain for a giant baked potato that will (hopefully) be swimming in a sea of cheese, butter and sour cream. My aching head always demands something along these lines, and I so hate to disappoint it.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
In 2008, I appeared in Hate Mail, a comical take on A.R. Gurney's classic Love Letters. Shortly after, I did two pieces in Tinkerbell Is Dead, which is a couple of hours of local actors performing monologues.
This year, I'll be playing Deborah in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, a really funny, mature one-act. Mamet is an actor's dream playwright. He writes dialogue that is clever, realistic, biting, and still open to interpretation. I'm really looking forward to the show. It will open at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on June 11. Then on July 18, I'll be doing Tinkerbell again. I won't pick my monologues for a while yet, but I look forward to doing so. I'll give more information soon, including some of the pictures from the promo shoot I did last night.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I also want to switch to reusable snack bags and banish the zipper-top plastic ones forever. Etsy has tons of them. I think this one by BRAIESHA BAGS is too much fun.
Evelyn Fields also makes some adorable ones. Check out the Paris-themed cuties.
My toiletries, well, are still a work in progress. I recently switched to Deva Care Low-Poo Cleanser and Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash, but I know I can do better. On Green Upgrader, Becky of Glue and Glitter did a post on making your own dry shampoo. I have pretty oily hair, so this is something I've been a little scared to try. However, I think I'll give it a go this weekend. We'll see how I do!
My other big project forthcoming is container gardening. I've done herbs once before, but I'm branching out this year into veggies as well. The plan for the moment is a few pots with combinations of basil, thyme, parsley, two kinds of tomatoes (cherries and something larger), carrots, radishes, leaf lettuce, and possibly squash, strawberries and/or green beans. It will partly depend on what's available (and affordable) at Herb Day on Brookside. I can't wait to get started!
Monday, March 23, 2009
People sewed up a storm! The six machines were constantly full.
Tara decided that Holly and I would be her Barbie dolls. Here I am modeling a houndstooth dress embellished with tulle.
Ahh! Wonderful, wonderful tulle.
Doesn't gorgeous Miss Holly look terrific in the button-up-shirt-turned-vest?
By the end, we were all ready for a nap. :)
I hope you all had half as great a weekend as I did!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today at 11:50, I'm going to interview for OklaTravelNews. It's online, so if you can steal a few moments, check it out. If you can't watch it live, you'll be able to check it out online for the rest of the day and before noon tomorrow, too. I almost feel important going on all these shows! :)
Edit: The interview is up on the site now. I start babbling at about 7 minutes in. :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Also, don't forget to attend the amazing event that will be Swap-O-Rama-Rama this Saturday at The Collective. It'll be a ball and a half. :)
Friday, March 13, 2009
My main goal for 2009 was to introduce a new line of products, mainly my bath and body stuff. That's the shorthand for my body scrubs and washcloths. I hadn't intended to do this before the spring craft shows, so I'm still technically on schedule there. I did list my first potholder, and though it's not a bath item, it's still along the same lines. I consider that an accomplishment.
Another major goal was to make a consignment inquiry by the end of March. Well, that's fast approaching. I better get to work!
I also decided I must buy a new computer, and we did: success!
And a final, very important goal was completing my taxes by myself. Right now, my amended forms (don't ask!) are signed but not quite sealed or delivered. I just need to write a couple of checks and put in copies of my W-2s, then I'll be done with that as well. I will definitely have them sent off before the end of the month.
So, that's my progress. I think I'm doing pretty well, though I could use some new jewelry inventory. I foresee a busy April!
Hosted by: Indie Emporium
When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009; Fashion show follows at 8 p.m.
Where: The Collective, 3148 E. 11th St., Tulsa
Description: Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.
For more info: Contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Mmm . . . delicious cake innards. The top layer is basic white cake (Blitzkuchen) and the bottom layer is the same but with cocoa powder subbed in for some of the flower. The whole thing iced with peanut butter frosting.
Here's momma-to-be delighting in the ridiculousness of my beastly set.
Little crocheted Mary Janes! They make me smile.
I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Yep, it's one of the just-redesigned, 24" iMacs! Our current desktop is 10 years old and would very much like to be put out of its misery. Grey purchased the sad old dude in a former life, one well before he met me. When he bought the beast, I was 14 years old! Clearly, it's time for an update. We decided to go for it and buy something we'd really love. Neither of us have owned a Mac before, so this will be an interesting learning experience for us. The thing that excites me the most is iWeb -- yep, I'll finally get to launch my Web site, a year after I bought the domain. We're both so excited for this fancy pants machine to arrive. How will we ever wait until next week? :)
I also decided recently that I'm nowhere near organized enough in my personal or professional life. My solution: to buy a day planner. Some boring old thing from Staples wouldn't do, so I turned to Etsy, of course. Meet my new companion from Oh Pangaea Books:
She's beautiful! Check out the gorgeous cover. ::insert objectifying whistle::
And there she is in action, covered in my scribbles. If you look closely, you'll note the month is written in four different languages, and Italian comes first! It was meant to be. In case you're curious, the other languages are English, French and German, respectively. I carry the little dear in my purse and writer things in her when they arise. The only problem is that I'm now convinced I should only use my blue pen (that has black ink) because they match so well. See?
However, I'm too worried about losing the pen, so I keep it at work. Every time I mark down an appointment or to-do list using the green one in my purse or the orange one on my desk, I feel so improper. How darned silly is that?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
At the end of the month, one of my dearest friends will likely give birth to her first child, a little girl named Rylyn Diana. We're throwing her a baby shower this weekend, for which I am in charge of making the cake. I think I'm going to do a yellow cake with peanut butter frosting. Sounds tasty! Grey, my mom, and I went in together on this adorable high chair, which was on her registry. I also made her this precious hat, featuring a beast!
Tonight, I plan to work on matching booties, though they will sadly be beastless. I will likely also do a second hat in the same colors but with a different decorative element. The pattern I used was supposed to create a sock monkey face, but I liked mine a big more monstrous. I hope the parents-to-be appreciate him, too.
Next up are a bunch of washcloths. You knew I couldn't resist!
The one on the left is very scrubby and has a fun edge. The stack on the right are some custom ones for my awesome friend Holly of Hollyrocks!
Both of these are pretty standard washcloths in neat color schemes.
On the left here is a more gentle one, best for sensitive skin or even babies. The one on the right has a really good surface for scrubbing counters and such.
Both of these have a nice exfoliating surface. They were actually made from the same yarn, too. I love the variety created by the variegated stuff.
I hope you enjoyed!
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