Monday, September 20, 2010

Some things we've been up to...

First, the latest (and one of my favorites so far) in Mila's Daydreams:

The Paperdoll.
Copyright Adele.

I mean, really; does it get more adorable?  I think not.

Anyway, adorableness aside, I've been feeling rather slumpish lately.  Not wholly slumpified, but just enough so that I feel that it's a problem.  To  get myself out of it I've been spending more time in my studio (Tony makes fun of me whenever i call it a studio, but I just can't bring myself to say "craft room".  I feel it gives the wrong impression.  Yes I'm picky about weird things.)  I've been working on necklaces, a rug, a quilt, and an embroidery project.  Yes, I'm one of those annoying people who have billions of things going at once, so I can tinker on one project until I get bored and then move on to another, and then go back, and so on.  I just work that way. 

So I decided to snap a few quick photos of my "studio" to share.  No, I did not bother straightening anything up; I wanted you to see it exactly how I see it every day.  It's extremely messy (this annoys Husband to no end.)

Here's The Table:
Massive, and completely covered.  I can count at least 5 separate projects included.

Here's The Easel:

Complete with ironing board and dresses-in-progress.  Also painting-in-progress.  Remember how it's annoying?  Yeah.

Here's a few shots of my pretty piles of squares, all ready to be sewn into a patchwork quilt:

All the fabric is from thrifted sheets, and trust me, it's looking so pretty as it's coming together.

(Proof that it is, in fact, coming together.)

I love my sewing machine, by the way.  I should give her a photoshoot because I love her so much.  Her name is Hot Donna, she's a 1970's Kenmore and I got her from my mom.  We're like this.

Tonight however did not involve any crafting.  After work Tony and I talked with a lady about credit and home loans (so intimidating and un-fun, and such a "big kid" thing to do.  I'm still adjusting to the fact that this is my life.)  Then I made a journey all around our immediate neighborhood, knocking on doors and politely inquiring of our neighbors if they've heard our dog barking annoyingly during the day.  We found a note on our door from Animal Services because someone complained that our dog was a barking nuisance.  I feel better since every neighbor I talked to said they haven't heard any barking, except for a few occasions when she barks a bit when someone walks by and doesn't say hi to her.  Which is normal for a dog to do, I would think?  Certainly that couldn't be described as being a "nuisance", could it?  

Anyway, it was all very fun.  So fun, in fact, that we decided to forego our previous dinner plans and just have mac-and-cheese and call it good.  To cheer up a bit I decided to take a hint from Natalie and fry up some homemade cinnamon-and-sugar tortilla chips.

Yes, they were delicious.



  1. Yay! How exciting to see someone trying one of my recipes! Wahoo!!!!

    And I love your studio. Clutter is a sign of genius. The fabric for your quilt is so cute. I can't wait to see the final product.

    And... final 'and'... that Mila's Daydream post put a smile on my face. One of my favorite blogs for sure.

  2. I'm working on a few different projects right now. There's a scarf that I'm knitting, a blanket I'm sewing, there are, I think, 3 different canvases I have been "working on"...and my on-going de-clutter project (although that ones not an artsy project.) It's not annoying to have multiple things going on at the same time. In fact, I prefer having multiple projects going on at once. ;)

    (btw, I tried returning your call sat evening. I got your message while at a wedding and called you when I got home, i left a message... Just wanted to know what you needed to ask ;)

  3. I definitely feel ya on the mess and having a ton of projects on the go. Ugh. I would take a photo of my dining room table now, but I'm embarrassed by the mess. Haha. Not that I clean it up when someone comes over... and it's completely out in the open. Ah.

    I really hope the thing about your dog is just a huge mix up! What a bummer. And home loans, ugh. I'm glad you had some delicious cinnamon chips. Those look so good. I can almost taste the cinnamon sugar. Mmm.

  4. my husband and I made cinnamon sugar tortilla chips before, and they were delish as well...perfect late night snack ;)

  5. my husband and I made cinnamon sugar tortilla chips before, and they were delish as well...perfect late night snack ;)