Saturday, May 24, 2008

Yet another long work week...

So this week is almost over for me finally...just have tomorrow to work and then I can have a day off....I did at least have a nice welcome home a couple nights ago...

WWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I love online makes every day feel like christmas. Expecially because my Cluck Coo Clock was in one of those boxes...along with the ceramic knobs I ordered to redo my nightstand and desk that I bought second hand.

I haven't had much time for knitting or painting lately, but I did manage to finish these little cuties. I wanted to put them on my foot so bad for the pic but I plan on selling them on Etsy eventually and didn't want to funk them up with smelly hikers foot.

I forgot to bring my camara up the mountain today...I could have gotten some amazing shots of vultures circling about 10 feet away along the cliff time i promise.

I did manage a little baking time as well...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm cinnamon rolls...these lasted all of a day with Pat and I around.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

So the apartment is finally in order. I unpacked my last box 2 days ago. We made our first dinner in the new place last Monday. I whipped up a spicy southwest chicken soup, corn muffins and cinnamon rolls.

I found these little shakers at an antique shop up the road...they were pretty faded and beat up so i added a fresh coat of paint....

and tada!!!! all shiny and new...and so cute!

This is just a shot of my little work's nice to actually have room now to stretch out and not have to climb all over things in a closet to find what i'm looking for. Pat is going to get me a cloth bust for my birthday I think...which will help out with the sewing sucks trying to pin things on myself :P

We found this AWESOME table at a shop up the was pretty beat up. Pat put in a few hours getting it back on its feet again...but it was so worth it. The chairs need to be reupholstered eventually, but they're fine for now. I love sitting at it and looking at the apple trees in bloom out back on the hill.

the curtains needed some tie backs which i whipped up with strips of ribbon and some sticky Velcro squares...probably the easiest thing in the world to make.

This place didn't come with any blinds in it so we needed window coverings pronto. I was going to get some fabric and make some but I managed to find a wonderful pair at Target for my retro style kitchen. They have these adorable little apples all over them.

Pat's mom gave us a pair for the bedroom. The living room recieved a pair of wooden blinds to go with our Japanese theme and the work room just got a simple pair of blinds for now....I'll make some curtains for it when i get some more free time. Things are a big nutty at work right now.

Oh to eat lunch then the post office to mail a dear friend in Denmark her package...


Friday, May 9, 2008

Holy Cow!!

Had it been almost a month already since I last did a post. Man moving sure eats up a lot of time. Well the move is now complete, and we've finally finished unpacking and my little creative space is back in order. So I should be back to painting soon. It's been hard between the move and working extra shifts to cover one of our workers who was in a motorcycle accident. She's ok...some broken bones and minor surgery but it could have been a lot worse. But free time has been sadly lacking lately. I think this coming week should be a little more normal because they just hired a new girl to pick up the slack.

I've got another tomato dragon painting that i have been working on on and off for awhile now that I want to complete. And i really really want to try some stationary sets. Not to mention I actually have a place for my sewing machine now so i can start planning out some projects there. And there's a few knitting ideas I have bouncing around in my noggin that I need to get sketched out on paper. (this is starting to sound like a checklist)

The cats are loving the new place. It's bigger and they survived the 5 minute car ride from the old apartment. Squeaker managed to puke 2 minutes into the ride and Calvin pissed all over himself....sooo pathetic.

Oh to acupuncture.