ok, i'm bored with halloween.

not really, but its been non-stop halloween all week. so i stuff treat bags for our party on friday i ask myself: was making 8 stuffed owls really a good idea? i seriously have blisters on my right middle finger knuckle from cutting all this crap. now i MUST sew them. MUST. most of the party is prep'd. we have "owl dropping: dip, curddled goats milk" spread, "OWLoween" pizza for the kiddies and so on and so forth. crafts for the kids are good to go. all i have left are those effing owls and the pumpkins husband and i are carving tonight.

ok, how about a break from halloween and onto christmas. nevermind thanks giving.

STAR TREK NUTCRACKERS?!?!?! how flippin cool are these?!?!? i want. i need. i must have.

ok. back to halloween for a bit.


tasty tuesday!

keep calm and carry on.

yes, i try, but i have admired this poster since i spotted at the back of an issue of domino magazine. why the love? i really just love/appreciate that era and the sentiment behind this poster being plastered all over england. anywho, i put my new love for this poster on the back burner until i opened up an envelope of yumminess from a fellow SISter. inside that envelope was a postcard that is a miniture reproduction of this poster. i fully plan on framing this postcard until i get around to ordering my own full sized copy of this poster.

OH-ho-ho.but the love doesnt stop there, i also ordered a stamp when i preordered the new sassafrass lass "life at the pole". i try not to buy too many stamps these days, but how could i pass this guy up?

last, but not least, i foundsfgirlbybay's etsy shop where she is selling fabulous hand silk-screened reproductions of this poster in awesome colors! a way easier alternative from odering it from accross the pond! i need to fit it in to buy one these guys. i guess i will just add it to the list...

happy tasty tuesday everyone!


boogerbear costume sneak peak.

a while ago i mentioned the boogerbear was going to be a treatosaurus, but, upon closer inspection, i decided against it and moved on. since this year we're having an "OWLoween" party, i thought he should be an owl. i made the top today.

there are basic brown sweat pants to match. i'm thinking of making a "nest" for a "treat bucket" or might make something that looks a little like a tootsie roll pop. who knows. i might not do anything.


i made a punkin pie.

you, little punkin, will be PIE!


not cooked punkins.

cooked punkins. 

mushed punkin.

mmm... sugar.

yup. i made my own crust.

almost punkin pie. 

mmmn. . . PIE! (yes, i even made that whipped cream. whipped buttermilk cream actually. doesnt sound good, but compliments the punkin pie very well)


help a girl out.

not me, but mandiegirl. its super easy. all you have to do is go to cosmo cricket's blog and say that MANDIEGIRL sent you! she will love you forever, i promise!

junk from the past few weeks.

i finally got around to taking some photos of some of the pages i've made in the past month or so.

thats how our family rolls. fucking family... 

these are my project runway atc for the swap going on at SIS. i did tim gunn and his catch phrase "this worries me". i think this atc would worry tim gunn. 

a couple photos i snaped when i was visiting houston over the summer. thats the first house i ever lived in. aww... 


tasty tuesday!

thought i forgot about these didnt you? nope. but today i'm going to keep it short and sweet. litlerally, if you EVER find this man's chocolates, BUY THEM! and enjoy them! little pieces of heaven. his sea salt caramel is simply sublime. whilst i vowed to have a homemade christmas this year, that is not including stocking stuffers of which will be from richard donnelly's shop.


i like those "save the tatas shirts"

i dropped my grandmother off at the airport yesterday morning, which totally bummed me out. but, i had places to go, fun to have, crap to scrap. at 10am i wandered into scrapbook island's scrap pink all day crop. i got so much done, but no photos taken of course, but i can share this.

two "blank" layouts i submitted for their silent auction. the owl page went for $45 and the happy holidays page went for $20, i think. most pages went for $15 to $30 so i was stoked that one brought in so much more. only one layout went for more and i think it was rigged. ;)

before i depart, i have to fess up to ordering this. i've wanted to wreck this journal fo so long. i actually ordered two so i could make my partner in crime do it along with me. i'm warning you people now, if i have your address, i might mail you this thing with requests for help "wrecking" it. this week's mail is going to be so fun! i have these journals coming as well as some yarn to finish up christmas gifts (hooray for knitting at the park), felt coming to make the boogerbear's halloween costume and a couple winter pieces including the sweater and pants i was thinking about having the boogerbear's photo taken in this winter. i might even send out some happy mail myself for those of you who know what i'm talking about.


oh gesh. i seemed to have wandered off for a spell. my grandmother has been in town for the past week (she's leaving tomorrow. poop.) and we've been out and about with the boogerbear as well as cooking up a storm. i was planning on getting all kinds of sewing projects done while she was here, but not so much. i did get a lot of knitting done. christmas gift scarves are just about done. i'm just waiting on a couple skiens of this yarn to show up so i can finish one of them up. i also picked up the basic grey urban prarie collection for my aunt's bday along with the buttons, fibers, and glazed brads. (sorry, to lazy to make links) yes. my aunt now scrapbooks. its only a matter of time before i convert the world. anywho, tomorrow i dump the grandmother off at the airport (poop.) but then i'm heading over to the annual all day breast cancer awareness crop over at scrapbook island. should be fun. i have loads of projects, as usual. as well as a heap of new stuff to play with. a buddy of mine and i have taken to the bay area diasos and i've stocked up on all things japanese, cute relatively flat, and can be adheard to other things. yay! maybe i'll return with photos. dont bet your life on it though...


m-w.com defines maverick as

an unbranded range animal ; especially : a motherless calf ....

i wonder what they will pick from to spoof on saturday night live tonight.

i can see russia from my house...


jean distressing = art.

as i was catching up on my reader, i saw a post over at david friedman's photography blog about a factory where they distress jeans pair by pair. dont get me wrong, i have a bucket full of distressing tools and inks (thank you, tim holtz!), BUT i would have never guessed that there was a warehouse somewhere (in the US particularly) that people were doing this process on jeans muchless that the entire process wasnt completely automated by now. talk about functional arts. these people are sanding and splatting and tearing and whiskering their way to the perfect pair of high end denim. ao, next time you spend a little too much on a little too ruined denim, just consider it part of your ever growing art collection.



your goodies galore is at it again with another great giveaway! This time its for a pair of fabulous infant/toddler shoes from see kai run! we've had a couple pairs of shoes from these guys in the past and they're awesome! the sole is amazingly flexible for those just starting to use their legs in the upright manner, yet they're sturdy enough for the most active toddler. i should know... i definately recommend these shoes and to head over to your goodies galore to try to win a pair!!!


my favorite halloween costume.

well actually it was more of a family costume, but the boogerbear dressed up as a tortoise and husband dressed up as a hare. too cute. the boogerbear was only a couple months old, but he was such an adorable little hunk of baby that he could rock anything and make it happening.

this year, i think i'm going to hunt down the "treatosaurus" costume from baby style. the boogerbear already has some sweet dinosaur arm motions and sounds for a dinosaur and i was thinking of making him a "treat basket" in the likeness of a dinosaur egg. maybe.


i hate those emails family members forward, but

my step mom sent me one titled "BOYS---AND WHY THEY NEED TO BE WATCHED OVER". i wont bore you with the entire email, but bits of it:

now, for the pièce de résistance

aside from the photos there were some tidbits of wisdom that made me chuckle, such as:
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh', it's already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject 'PB & J' sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin , TX has a 5-minute response time.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.


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