Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Senior

His last year at home. How can that be? Wasn't he a baby just the other day?

I'm proud of my kid. He is strong and fierce, loves deeply and cares about ideals. Smart and Independent.

Hard to believe that one year from now, he'll not be living here anymore.


Friday, August 27, 2010

An Invitation

When I first 'discovered' the handmade community (and I say 'discovered' like that, because really it was my Mom -when I was a little girl- that first introduced me to the wonderful world of handmade), I found a great blog to read, and I'd like to share this with you -

This is a really interesting blog, that highlights really fabulous finds - focusing on green and eco-friendly products, which is near and dear to my heart.

She is also based in New Orleans, and often writes about the difficulties that city has had to endure.

Recently, Mallory started another venture - Shop Miss Malaprop ! Where she decided to take blogging about her great finds just one step further - and offering them for sale.

Please take a minute and visit - you won't be disappointed!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yes, it's still Summer

Ya gotta love the desert (NOT)..
Currently it is 100 degrees, feels like 103 due to humidity. It is thundering, and I've seen maybe 1-2 drops (SERIOUSLY, JUST DROPS) of rain.
But, when I went to check the forecast, I nearly fell over.
It SEEMS as if it may be under 90 degrees at some point this week!


10-Day Forecast for Tucson, AZ
TonightAug 24
Scattered T-Storms

High not valid after 2pm
WedAug 25
Isolated T-Storms

ThuAug 26
Isolated T-Storms

FriAug 27
Isolated T-Storms

SatAug 28
Isolated T-Storms

SunAug 29
Partly Cloudy

MonAug 30
Isolated T-Storms

TueAug 31
Isolated T-Storms

WedSep 1

ThuSep 2
Mostly Sunny


Don't worry, it will still be 100 degrees plus - it's only AUGUST!

oh, where is FALL? Crunchy leaves??

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Etsy Front Page

Buster and boo was on the front page of Etsy last night! Of course, I was asleep and totally missed the excitement (free advertising, the best of the best), but a friend told me. Because I am, um, challenged! I cannot paste the picture here in the post - so I posted it over there


for all to see.

The item featured was this:

and I've relisted it in my shop, in case anybody else feels they simply MUST have it.
thank you Etsy!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Constant Companions

I knit. A Lot. And who is always lying right beside me?

Who prefers to be lying on the cool tile?

Who is naughty and leaves all their toys lying everywhere?

Who wants to go outside??

Who is very independent and loves to explore?

Who stays by my side, even when we're outside?

Who is getting better at coming when called?

And whose tail never stops wagging?

Who wants to go inside for TREATS??????? (please forgive the shoes, they stay outside by the back door...)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Are you a Collector?

When I was a kid - maybe 10 years old - we went on vacation to New Hampshire. I fell in love with the mountains, and the lakes. We stayed on Squam Lake, the same lake from On Golden pond. I've posted about it recently.

My mother loved arts and crafts, and took us to a wonderful place - the New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts. There, I fell in love with handcrafts (well, I already did love those things, as my Mom sewed and knitted and made bookshelves...) - but handcarved miniatures took a special place in my heart that summer.

These bunnies were some of the first in my collection.

Which has grown over the years -

And I am always adding to it....

This is NOT the whole collection.........

Is there anything that you collect? I'd love to see!

by the way, there's a giveaway going on for BOTH of my shops - Woolies and Buster and boo - over at the rikrak studio.

Drop on by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It's been a difficult summer. Lots of challenges. Is this a sign that there is something better on the horizon?

Or are more storms on the way?

The clouds cleared a bit, for now.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Creative Friday

My sister in law loves Giraffes, and I love my sister in law. I've been branching out into more - unusual stuffed animals - so here's the two newest for this week.

yep, giraffe.

and Mole, like from Wind in the Willows.

You can find both at Woolies. :)

this moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. (copyright SouleMama 2010) . Inspired by SouleMama and passed on to me by CoffeeShop Free Actions (Friday Photo Bliss)….why not leave your moment with them as well.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Monsoon season brings out all sorts of summer-time friends. Have a visit with this guy, he was hanging out on our patio.


Bigger than my hand.

My puppy was way toooo curious.