Monday, November 15, 2010


Just wanted to share my latest score from the used book store here in town. I'm always searching for anything to do with the circus or natural history..and lookie here...I found both!

Mark Catesby's watercolors are simply beautiful. These are from a collection at the Royal library at Windsor Castle. What I wouldn't give for a day to rummage those shelves.

The Golden Age of the Circus is chock full of classic advertising posters as well as an overlay of the history of the circus. It's not quite as good as The Circus Book: 1870-1950s by Dominique Jando, but still a pleasure to read.

Lastly is Circus Day at Merryvale by Alice Hale Burnett. It's one of six stories starring the Merryvale boys from the early 1900's (this one in particular copyrighted 1916. It obviously captured my heart with its story centering around the carnival). The real gem is the darling little illustrations throughout the book.

Fingers crossed that my next visit to the book store will be as worthwhile!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


My little betta fish, Iggy, died yesterday :( He was the coolest, angriest betta ever. I'm going to miss the little fella. He's going to be sent down the creek tomorrow morning. I could never flush my fish.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One of my fellow roller derby teammates was injured pretty severely last Saturday at our bout. She is self employed and has little to no health insurance. I'm donating all of my Etsy proceeds from both of my shops over the next few weeks to help. Please check out my shops and see if there's anything you like.

AngryButterfly for vintage

MissRubyCube's for handmade

Thanks so much for any help!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

French Macaroons

So..I've recently been bitten by the macaroon bug...seems that anyone who attempts to make these little guys quickly become obsessed. I am no exception.

My first attempt

I'm actually quite proud of my first batch..although they were way too big to be considered the traditional dainty little treats. Still tasted damn good though...I've since made another batch and plan on making more today...I may need to bring this up to my therapist at our next secession.....

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I've gone AWOL least that's what it seems...I've been in a creative slump lately..and work is sucking away what little soul i have left...just read any entries in Diary of a Dikini Serving Wench and you'll get the idea.

Hopefully there will be some shop updates this week...provided I get a day off...those are rare these days.

On a lighter note...I will be attending a roller derby recruitment night on Thursday for our local leagues and I'm hoping I'll be accepted onto one of them. Fingers crossed...I've wanted to do this for years now...ever since I saw the Texas Roller Girls down in Austin.

And our new little kitten Buggar has lightened the sadness around here immensely after Calvin's death. Lynus is so much happier with a playmate.

Here's the goobers now...

*sigh* my boys...

oh well...once I complete the baby outfit I'm knitting for my best friend, who is due in May, I'll start some new decoupage projects and get them up in Miss Ruby Cube's and there's some vintage sitting here waiting to be posted to AngryButterfly

so bare with me...