Thursday, November 28, 2013

Not Turkey Related

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.!
I was looking for the picture I took a few years ago of the turkey that used to hang around in my yard.  I thought I must have deleted those pictures because I just could not find them. 
But, in the process, I found other cool pictures I had taken over time, some may or may not have been posted before.  Thought I'd post a few here...

Alphabet beads in a vintage inkwell
Learning to make paper flowers 
Tiny bottles..tiny beads..tiny words 
Book play with security envelope pages 
Flock of sandhill cranes flying over my house 
The star of the day!  He eventually stopped coming around, presumably because he was embarassed by my photo sessions and how I staged things around him! 
Enjoy the day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Scenes from the last couple of days....

Lunch...Always have plenty of nourishment.

Play... Always take time to play.  (Meeting of the secret agents is highly recommended.)
I've been on the road, here and there, laughing and talking, having fun, thinking about getting back into teaching book/cardmaking classes, and putting work totally out of my mind!  It's good for the soul.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Reporting for Duty

Remember the tote bag I bought that was mentioned in a previous post?
I finally got around to putting my cloth patches on it.  I had planned to sew them on, in case I wanted to take them off later to use somewhere else.  But that didn't work out too well.  It was hard to sew through the heavy canvas, so I decided to go with fabric glue. 
I used a different fabric glue than what I have used in the past, so this will be going through an endurance test. 

I got some of these patches off eBay and etsy.  Sometimes it amazes me how easy it is to get things that probably should be too official for the average person to obtain (i.e., official US Post Office patches).  But that didn't stop me from buying them!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sitting for a Portrait

I sat for my portrait over the weekend.  I think this looks exactly like me.
 You know, considering the artist is not yet four years old.  And considering that she kept saying "Don't peek, don't peek" and I had to keep my face covered.  And considering she had an extraordinary number of phone calls on her fake phone.
If you need your portrait done, my great-niece is reasonably priced, has a quick turn-around time, and will make you laugh yourself silly. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mail Bag

Sometimes you just need a mail bag.  Well, maybe you don't.
Maybe you just happen to stumble across a mail bag/tote bag.  At Hobby Lobby.  And you happen to have a 40% off coupon in your purse.  Not too sure about the whole key thing, but I have some fabric patches that will look great sewn on this thing!

Now I'm all set to tote stuff around.  Probably not mail, but Important Stuff.