Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat!

Ah, finally! I can play my Christmas music and movies! My hubby won't allow it yet but I still do it anyway. I am so excited for Christmas this year. We have our baby girl who will be 5 months on the first of December. It's going to be so fun! I am dying to watch the Polar Express.
I've been itching for weeks but have managed to put it off so far. I'm also dying to watch The Santa Clause 1 & 2, Prancer (the original) and every other Christmas movie I own (I have alot). And for all of you Portlander's out there K103 is playing Christmas music! Whoo Hoo!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Our Savior is Born! Happy Holidays!

My latest project.....

My brothers and I had the cutest stockings growing up. A family friend, who has since passed on to heaven, made them for us when we were little. We each had one with our name spelled out in glitter. Each toe had a jingle bell on the end making it entirly difficult to sneak into our rooms with our stockings.

This will be Ada's first Christmas and she needed her own stocking. So, I made one for her just like the one I had growing up. You have no idea how hard it is to find red craft fur. Why in the world this would be difficult in November I have no idea. Apparently JoAnn's missed the boat on this one because they don't even carry it. I did find some thick red faux fur at Fabric Depot for a whopping 24 dollars a yard (eek!) but purchased 1/2 a yard out of desperation. It just wasn't the same.

So, I posted the thick red (expensive) fur stockings on Etsy and kept hunting for the craft fur. I eventually found it at Hancock Fabrics down in Salem, Oregon. It cost me a measly 7.49 a yard so I bought some and made Ada her first Christmas stocking. I think it turned out pretty well. I hope she loves it as much as I love mine.

And the best part is......when she's old enough I'll be able to hear when she sneaks her stocking into her room!

Merry Christmas!

My first Craft Fair......

was a total bust! But, I had fun and I can now say I'm addicted to craft fairing, though I am in the hole 25 buckeroos. I have my second fair next month at an actual art center so maybe it will go better. My craft fair neighbor and I decided that our work was far to artsy and talented for the shoppers at our fair. We did, after all, sit at a craft fair in a town the size of my pinky. That's what ya' get. Here is a picture of my table. I thought it turned out pretty good.

Little Ada got to hang out the entire day with Daddy. They came to visit me and boost my ego for a while. She was such a good girl for Daddy. I was so proud! Daddy, however, has been banned from choosing Ada's outfits. She came out in public with a navy blue dress and brown and pink flowered pants. Ugh! I said, "oh, Daddy! What is she wearing! This will not do." And I promptly went out to the car to change her (and feed her). She will soon be dressing herself in these hideous outfits and so I am taking charge at this time in her life when I can make sure her outfits match!

My poor, neglected blog

My poor, poor neglected blog. I haven't posted in a long time! Well, here come a few posts from the weeks gone by.

And the Winner is......

Neurotic Grad Student.....Come on down and claim your prize!

Thank you to all who entered the carnival giveaway and for all of your kind comments.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 17, 2008

OHS Shelter Dog of the Week

What was I doing last friday that I forgot my shelter dog post? Oh, yeah, I was prepping for my first bazaar, which was a bust so I won't elaborate. Here is my shelter dog of the week.

Mesa is a world champion kisser. Sit down with her and all she wants to do is cover your face with kisses to show how happy she is to meet you. Mesa is an older lady with a calm and gentle personality who came to OHS as a stray. She loves to be with her people but prefers interactions on her own terms, so she is looking for a home with children over the age of 12 who can respect her space. Mesa keeps a clean kennel here at the shelter and what she wants most out of her new home is a warm, soft bed and a loving family. Senior dogs are a great choice for families that don't want to deal with puppy antics or overly energetic dogs. Mesa will be content to lie by your side while you work or watch a movie, and accompany you on walks every now and again. This sweet girl has so much love to give and she wants to give it to you; won't you please come in and meet her?

To adopt Mesa visit the Oregon Humane Society. Her code number is 68030.

EtsyGreetings Team Carnival

EtsyGreetings, the handmade greeting card team at Etsy, is hosting a fun blog carnival all this week. I am participating and giving away a full set of 5 Merry Kissmas cards like these from my shop.

To participate in my giveaway, just leave a comment below with your favorite item from my Etsy shop. I'll choose a winner by random number generator at the end of the week.

To enter to win other fun prizes offered by the many talented members at EtsyGreetings, stop by our blog for a linked list of all the giveaways happening this week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Page 2 of my Children's book

Here is page two! I'm on a roll now!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Page 1 of my Children's book

I wrote a children's Christmas book for my 4 month old baby girl and here is the almost complete first page. I still need to ad the words and sketch out the baby's face. I'll add the words once all the pages are complete so you'll have to check back for that. I made the page with scrap paper and lots of glue.

I was also thinking of printing the book in two languages. Both of our families have alot of German heritage so I was thinking about having my German friend translate it for me. I want to teach our children German so this would be a good opportunity for us to learn it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

OHS Shelter Dog of the Week

My shelter dog of the week is Rosie, 67809. She's been at the OHS since July of 2008. Help me find her a home!

Here is her bio: Rosie is a sweet older lady looking for a home to call her own. She came to OHS as a stray so we have no history on her. She's looking for a nice, quiet home to spend her retirement years. Rosie may like to be the only pet with no children so she can live the rest of her life comfortably. If you're looking for a sweet, older lady then Rosie might be the girl for you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Elton the Cat

I found this article in the Nov. 08 issue of Cat Fancy called Miracle of a Cover Cat. His name is Elton and I thought he was so pretty! I love his eyes. Turns out Elton had a big of amishap with the anethesia during a routine surgery and he almost died! Luckily he pulled through his ordeal but now has to eat through a feeding tube (it's a long story). Hooray for Elton!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Merry Kiss-Mas Card

I finished a new card. Here he is! I think he's cute but I wonder if he needs something else.......hmmmm......

What do you think?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pet Jubilee Box on Sale Now!

There are lots of really cute items in this box. You can visit each contributor's website from You can purchase a box at our shop on Etsy and Shop Handmade. Links to these shops is on the "Buy a Box" page of our website. Enjoy!