Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Abbey and I have a thing for birds. You could call it a passion or maybe an even an obsession. We go crazy for anything that have birds on it. And I'm pretty sure she would agree that these little sparrows would be at the top of our list!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Want To Sew

Lately I've been thinking a lot about textiles and my love for them. Fabric and yarn, two things I've always loved. I'm really enjoying knitting and want to get deeper into the details of designing my own patterns and creating my own yarn. I also want to learn how to sew. I took a sewing class years ago in junior high. It did not go well. But I really feel like it's something I want to get into. I think it's too late for a community education class, hopefully there will be one in January. But with my new found fascination I've discovered two great blogs:

The Philosophy of Lists
You have to check out the Birthday Party Checklist this may be the cutest birthday idea ever. I think this post alone is what made me fall in love with the List Writer.

The Angry Chicken
Amy may be my new craft guru. I love these magnets and this gorgeous tea set and today I discovered that she's written a sewing book. "Bend-The-Rules Sewing" looks just like the kind of book for me. Because anyone who knows me will tell you I don't like to follow rules (it really upsets Abbey). Of course, maybe I should learn how to sew first.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thank you Ms. Smartypants

"If the Republicans thought I would vote vagina just because I have one, they were wrong and that's pretty much the end of that story. "

I heart Mimi Smartypants.