Saturday, February 19, 2011

mosaic mania

Winter have you down?  Join us at the trainstation as we work on mosaic panels that will be put up at The Bottleworks Art Center.

Oh!  Those golden tile pieces that we're working on are so warm and cheery!  And the thought of tulips---oh my!  Contrary to the looks on their faces in these photos, the kids loved smearing the grout on the tile pieces and sticking them down.  They wanted to stay long after time was up, so we'll definitely be going back.  There are about 100 panels to work on, and probably less than half are done, so work will go on for a few more weeks. 

Here are some finished ones:

See the little star?  That's where the one we're working on will be.  :o)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

a piece of my heart

went into these little valentine scones for my kids.

The kids made really cute valentines, and then they brought them to school, and I realized I hadn't taken photos. But we're going to make a couple more this week to send to their dad, so I'll be SURE to take one then.  I was under strict instructions that it needed to be done.  So I'll be obedient to my mother!  HA!

Recipe for the sweetheart scones can be found here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A little European flair, mais oui?

So, I was working with Kidlet 1 trying to get her math minutes done...

*Not one of her favorite things.  Bleh*

*note expanded mouth gap.  Lost front tooth #2, affectionately dubbed, "Snaggle" yesterday afternoon.  The Toothfairy arrived on time, and we're all very proud of her! *

...when I noticed Kidlet 2 come downstairs with the dog.  I looked down, and...

...I don't know, but there's something about this getup that screams: "Needs a beret."

And also: "This is one patient dog."

I still can't quite believe, although I have to because the evidence was right in front of me, that Adam managed to bring her upstairs and squeeze her into his last year's t-shirt all without any disagreement on her part.

Yup.  We've got one good dog.


I took a few photos today of the kids-and-valentines-day variety, but this just cracked me up so much that it gets precidence!  HA!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blog rescue mission

The lovely Jaime at rhayne wrote a post last Saturday about what she did while waiting for the fridge repair guy.  What else to do but take photos around her house, of course!  Which she did.  You can see her beautiful photos here.  Absolutely exquisite shots of little things around her house.  So calm and soothing I felt that I had fallen into the most beautiful oasis in the world.  When I need to slow down and breathe, I take a break at her flickr stream.  Try it.  You'll see what I mean.

Anyway, I thought to myself, "If I have some time on my hands to go around on the fly--without cleaning first--and take photos of details in my home, what would it look like?"

Erm.  I think I have some work to do before my home is the haven of beauty that I sense in Jaime's photos.  And the key here was DETAIL.  There is no way on earth I'm going to show you a wide view of my house.  Maybe when we know each other better...  HA!!

So.  Hold your nose and here we go!

Ignore the dust.  I'll get to that.  Maybe.

Don't ask.

Now go over to Jaime's place to recover,

The end.