Tuesday, May 25, 2010

School's Out!

Friday was the last day of the school year so as we were rushing out the door I remembered my camera. So glad I did cause these two photos are killing me :)

This is August '09 (technically the 2nd day of school) :




And this was Friday.... May '10 :



Looks like they've all grown a foot! Well, one's hair has anyways ;)

With my babes home I've taken to working on my Stitchalong project... she's coming along splendidly. Just as I thought, the hair is my most favorite part :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Elephants



Would have preferred Donkeys but in Oklahoma, I'll take what I can find :)



I promise I haven't been spending all my time thrift store shopping. I have been busy, I swear! See, a basket full of assorted monkey bits.
I got a wee bit sidetracked with cutting up the big bunch of sweaters I had accumulated. Of course I didn't count or plan how many mice I wanted to make, just went with it. Got into the groove, went on a little Wes Anderson movie vacation and checked O.U.T.

Well, I have 63 mice bodies ready to be stuffed.

Not that I have enough stuffing for 63 mice, or enough fabric labels for 63 mice, or ANYWHERE to store 63 mice.
So they sit in a tote, empty and lifeless. I need to step back, pick a few and quit trying to be so darn efficient. I am not a mindless sewing machine.

On another note, I listed a bunch of pouches in the SHOP on major sale. It's spring!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thrifting

Last week I hit all the thrift stores in town and came home with a bounty of sweaters, soon to become mouse-ified :)



The one on the bottom is United Colors of Benetton (sweet!) and second from the bottom is angora (oooh, furry!). There are actually two more sweaters but I already had them cut up before I thought to take a photo. I heart summer!

I also scored these sweetly serious cat portrait plates...





This one creeps the kids out...





I think he could sport a bowtie or a little cap and be quite dashing :)