Saturday, February 28, 2009

I've been spending considerable time in the studio, but I don't really have much to show for it. A sort of family portrait in the works:
I have a full garbage can and a big mess, but not much else to show for my efforts. It seems to be that time of the year for a lot of people. I've been reading other blogs that voice the same frustration...we're sort of all in a holding pattern between winter and spring...not the most inspirational time of the year.

Much to my amazement and pleasure, Estella has a new love of the upstairs. She actually asks quite often to go play upstairs, and I'm only too happy to fulfill her wishes. I think it's mostly because she gets to play with my clips in the studio.
She will happily spend an hour arranging and rearranging these clips. They end up lined up, stacked in bowls and boxes, or sunbathing on my sewing machine. Forget expensive toys, buy your kids some colorful binder clips...aaahhhh, a girl after my own heart ( not that she doesn't already have full ownership!) There's really nothing quite like a drawer full of binder clips...right? I mean, right? Am I totally nuts?

A special treat today...homemade cookies!
Now that's the face of a girl who has never experienced milk and cookies...deprived I know. I made an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie from The Garden of Vegan. They turned out very well considering I didn't have all of the ingredients and substituted all of the sugars...vegan may be vegan, but it's not whole foods if that makes any sense. I'm not sure that I'm in love with grain sweetened chocolate chips any longer. They behave very strangely when baked, but since I hate carob, my options are limited. Estella had no idea that they aren't normal chocolate chips, and they taste fine, they just get very...I don't know...dusty, I guess.

We did a little thrift/vintage shopping today, and found a few things. I was finally able to fulfill my very strange desire for a cow creamer.
I don't know why I wanted one, but I've actually wanted one for a while, and I just found this one today so I grabbed it. It's somewhere between cheesy/kitche and funky/cool...or maybe I've just gone entirely off the deep end.

An intense love for a cow creamer and binder clips...good thing we live down the street from the'll be very easy for Estella and Walter to come visit me.

Obsessions with white glass run in the Grandma had literally every inch of her house covered in milk glass (0r other glass). Though I do not intend to take it to that level, maybe some of her collecting rubbed off on me. I have a few pieces of glass from her, and many empty shelves for more...but I'm going to try to be picky with the rest, now that I have this very coveted cow creamer :)

My new book..okay one of my new books (but who's counting) and some sketching (in the hopes that inspiration will strike).
The book is actually really great. I've read great things about it on some blogs, and I'm so glad that I got it. So many craft and sewing books are very basic, but this one has some great projects that I'm really looking forward to trying. It has more clothing than projects, but I'm kind of liking that about it. I may actually make something for myself...the kimono dress is calling to me!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. If I don't post in the next couple of days, I will definitely try to post right after Estella's birthday so you all can see her new stove!!

1 comment:

Whosies said...

love the sketches. it is fun to draw one thing and then get inspired to do something totally different.