Saturday, February 19, 2011

What Men Are Good For

My electric beaters broke and my wrists felt too sore to beat the eggs by hand. Fortunately, my husband had a solution!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Geeky Valentines

I packed my kids off for school on Valentines with cookies for friends. Then my husband and I rushed to the bedroom and...ate chocolate while making Dungeons and Dragons characters. Hubby has this great plan to introduce the kids to "Warcraft on paper" (he figures this is how to explain it to the modern sensibilities of children). From there, when he saw me making the children little needle felted Valentine's ladybugs, he said, "What about me?" I figured he wanted ladybugs, but no, he wanted a Dungeons and Dragons Beholder, first edition style. Here's his belated Valentine's present!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Real Snow and Wishes of Spring

After boring my kids silly telling them that we never get any real snow, we finally got some. You know, the stuff that the dog can barely wade through and that invites hours of snow angels and fort making. But i found myself dreaming of spring despite having wished this snow for the children. I made this gentle little spring celebration doll for my Etsy shop and tried to imagine the gentle breezes.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let's Give Nova Scotia Some Love

What a beautiful, fun, creative province we live in! Everywhere, I meet talented musicians, artists, business people and people-people! Yesterday, I checked my e-mail and saw I had the delightful news that some great folks on Etsy started up a team for Nova Scotia named 902 Hustler (actually, I wonder about PEI because I think they are area code 902 as well). I looked at the shops in the membership, and there was so much to see! You can give them a visit here. Blueberry Bay Photos also made a great treasury to give a sampling of the talent I'm talking about (just click on the link). You should visit her shop, too, while you're at it. I've used a couple of her photos for treasuries in the past: they're stunning!

I just added another treasury for the team as I needed to cheer up in this weather. It's spring inspired! Click here for spring cheer.