Sunday, March 23, 2014

Consistency something I'm notoriously bad about.  Hence my failure at Project 365 again.  I realized that I didn't take pictures for days on end with how busy we've been.  The past few years have been rather hard on all of us.  I started back in college last summer to finish my (almost complete) Bachelor's degree that I gave up on a decade ago.  Then with financial aid issues, I'm out of school again until I figure this all out.  Just a glimpse at the goings on here.

Way too pliable kittens

Coopers Hawks and other little bits of hope that Spring is finally coming

Violin performances

Lucy is getting quite old and gray

Again with that ridiculous kitten

I'm pretty sure 90% of our time involves this little booger

Monday, February 3, 2014

Project 365: Playing catch up

Warning: picture heavy

1/23-1/24 whoops!
1/29 My Kitchen Aid jumped to it's doom and gouged the floor



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Project 365: day 15

A big box of crochet craft packs from the Craft Yarn Council! The kids are excited. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I'm not sure what happened, but my phone has t been successfully publishing my posts! So I'll back up here with my Project 365. 

Jan 3-An unhappy toddler who was fed real food after a holiday junk binge.

That's ok. We finished off the Salted Caramel.

Jan 4- School planning with some chocolate help.

Jan 5-Snow Daleks

Taking the dog out in the coldest weather we've seen here in more than a decade. Her poor feet had two pairs of cotton and wool socks and still were freezing.

Jan 7-Our house was frosted inside. I don't want to see our gas bill.

Jan 8

Jan 9- Poetry tea

Jan 10

Jan 11
Jan 12-a work in progress. I need more bookshelves!

Jan 13- almost asleep

2014: Project 365

Let's see if I can actually succeed this year. ;) This post is for Jan 1 and Jan 2.

Play dough kitty on a poor sick boy. No matter how ill, he still manages to cover his face.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A busy autumn

It seems like every time I remember this blog, I can't think of anything to say. So, pictures instead!

Autumn, finally!

New kittens mean many interruptions. We lost a cat this past summer. It's been hard on all of us, so a new kitten is bittersweet, but much loved.

Violin progress

Martinmas tin lanterns. Surprisingly easy if you hammer into a block of wood in back. They weren't even too hot to hold the handles.

Halloween projects. Treebeard...

Athena and Whisper Men...

Thermomolding craft foam is not as easy as it sounded.

Unexpected bounties


And some fun

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some scary pictures from Halloween

This is my 8 year old as a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who.  We made a plaster face mask and then added gray clay over top to form it.  We took pictures before they were fully ready.  I sprayed her hair and retouched her body paint before we went out.  

Pebbles being silly.

My 11 year old as Weeping Angel. I'm so mad we don't have a good picture of her face!  It also was a plaster face cast with clay over it and gray hose over the eye holes (she could see, but it looked solid).  I will probably have her dress up again soon so I can get a better picture.  Her wings are double layer foam core with a metal frame.  You can't see them very well here.  She had them folded behind her so she could make her way through crowds.  Her wig slipped down some in this picture, too.  We followed along with this tutorial for most of the costume.  But I painted a good part of her as the panty hose idea just was taking FOREVER and wasn't working very well.  

Punky Brewster and Pebbles.

A werewolf.

And a fairy princess.

Yes, I know, they're very late