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Friday, October 28, 2011

The Den Switching Shall Commence!

Well, let me get right to the knitty gritty of things...yes, I am moving, and yes I found a home! It's that pink house I was telling you all about a couple week ago! Everything is finalized, and the house closes on the 3rd, and that's when we can sign a lease and start the moving process! However, I have 32 days to get everything in order and packed for the hopefully smooth transfer. So I obviously have my work cut out for me!

So I will be saying my goodbyes to this minxden studio and soon enough you will see pics of the new and improved minxden studio! (please excuse the clutter!)

My newest book find, this one has so many projects, I could be forever occupied during the upcoming winter months to come!

Oh how I wish I could get my hands on these fabrics! Look how purdy! The photographer did a great job shooting these, this was on the inside cover of the book!

And look! this book came with these lovely decals!

What's this???? new fabric???? look again!

It's my new chair! (well old, but repurposed with newer flowery fabric!) I have always wanted a small chair like this, now I finally got one!

It's very comfy too!

So much on my mind....

However, I am so happy to be upgrading to a lovely 1950's rancher style home THAT'S PINK!! On my deathbed someday, I can officially say that I once lived in a pink house! (That is seriously on my bucket list) I can't wait to take pictures of it and show you all! I think I finally have a place to proudly call home after 7 years and 4 different residences later...and yes, it's in a small quiet town just outside of Lincoln, it's not a far move, but just far enough to feel that I am escaping the loud noises of the city and settling in a quiet sleepy town...I need the peace and quiet.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

On This Sunday...

Can it be?????

Oh me oh my! I tried at making my very first yoga mat bag and it turned out great! I used no pattern at all, and it only took about 30 minutes! So tonight as I go to my yoga class with my friend, Casey, I will be proudly showing off my new craftsmanship! weeee! and yes, I used all vintage fabrics to make this!

Just to show you, yes the entire yoga mat fits, with 2 inches to spare! I just got the mat too, my color of choice was a pretty plum purple!

Also spoiled myself with some more bird ornaments! I sent some also to my mum and sister! they loved them! I will be making many more of these in the next few weeks to post in MPD!

Ahhhhh.....vintage fabrics.

I can't believe it, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! I am now a proud new owner of the traditional Kit Kat Klock! I have always wanted one, even it was a new model based on a vintage one...I had a grand opportunity to purchase one back in Manhattan almost 10 years ago when I was a freshman in college, A VINTAGE AQUA ONE, but decided against it, when I though 30 bucks was too much money for a I would kick myself in the pants, but oh well, I have this one now, and my hubby surprised me with it for a belated birthday present, (took a while to get shipped here) thank you knitty kitty!!!

My real live furry warm "Kit Kats" hehe

Have a good blessed Sunday!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Cold Outside, But Warm Inside...

This post isn't full of photos today, but I did want to share this one, got some really cool paints last night, and decided to give a few of my birds a face lift! (well the cutesy ones anyhow). It is pretty chilly out and of course the October winds are howling fiercely outside, making the air feel even cooler! Took a trip to the craft store last night and stocked up!! And a pair of knitting needles, and some reproduction vintage fabric later, I am crafting away on these chilly fall days! Its times like these I am happy to not have an outside job, but to be locked and tucked away indoors, crafting till my heart's content. Tonight will pretty much be the same scenario, only I will also be officially on the clock as I am to complete 2 etsy pillow orders as they are shipped out tomorrow. I will also be crafting in the kitchen trying out a Tuna Mac and Cheese casserole recipe! I have been craving more of the heartier dishes lately anyway. Hope you all are enjoying this week, I sure am! Chao!

The things that make me feel warm and cozy!
1. my slippers!
2. Tuna Cheesy Casserole!
3. Hubby took me to Pepe's for some vegan Mexican!
4. Ordered 3 more vintage fabrics in the mail!
5. My hubby bought me something special for my bday, can't wait to see what it is when it arrives!
6. Hanging out with my furrbabies tonight! meow!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome To The World Of Fabrics!

WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD! LOOKY WHAT I HAVE HERE!!! This was one fabric order, believe it or not!

I love them all, and will have many uses for them in the future indeed! so many pillows to be made, maybe some aprons perhaps? definitely a cheeky bag or two, or 10! I am so in love with vintage fabrics, I never knew how much I would love them until now! As little as 2 years ago, if I took a quick peek into my future in 2011, I wouldn't have recognized this love affair I have with these beauties! 2 Years ago, I was on the hunt for new designer polished cotton prints, and now I find myself rummaging through flea markets, antique stores/malls, yard sales being the huntress that I am searching for that fabric at the end of my own rainbow!

Which brings me to my next subject matter at hand, BIRD ORNAMENTS! it is that time of the year, the colder air has arrived, the snows not too far in the not so distant future, I make the never ending decision to select the one bird ornament to purchase from another great etsian. So pictured above is my choice of 2011 to hang onto my tree this year for Xmas! She was born in the U.K. and flew all the way over here to the USA to live the rest of her days with me in the cold northern plains. The added bonuses? she is filled with yummy smelling lavender and made from a vintage fabric! (squeal!) I am very satisfied with my choice!

Let's not forget about the closest holiday coming up, Halloween! My 29 year old body has some wear and tear in it, but I still possess the child in me that still loves to buy the clever little gourds sold every year, and of course gives them personality! 29 going on 10.

These goodies are the flea market finds from yesterday, 2 matching vintage pillowcases AND a butt-load of this one print of vintage heavy weight fabric! all of this for only $1.50!!!! wow!!!!


Ashes says "whaddup!" the first cold snap is on it's way from good ol' Canada and will be here by the mid week! the low will be 28 degrees, the high only 48! that's heater weather! If any of my beloved readers are in this cold snap as well as me, please stay warm!

Friday, October 14, 2011

In October's Crisp Day, Some Birdies Flew In To Stay!

Gee, what have I been up to lately?

Making these of course! my newest design of bird ornaments! I will sell 3 to a set for maybe a dirt cheap 4 bucks? and I also made some for myself too, I know Halloween isn't even here yet, but I am already looking forward to Christmas and making the ornaments for MPD!

Thus, this fabric pile is about to get a whole lot bigger since I am expecting a huge vintage fabric order in TODAY!

Wanted to get some good shots of my 3 babies...(top to bottom) Sabrina, Ci-Ci, and Ashes. Late afternoons are the greatest since I get to watch them basque in the sunlight, and sleep! hope you all are having a great start to the weekend!

UPDATE!! The house hunt is going good, found a real good one in Waverly, AND IT'S A SALMON PINK COLOR!!! how awesome!! I call it "The Salmon House"...
Ashes is pretty much completely at home, she now tries to play with her new sisters, she sleeps pretty much anywhere she desires, she is such a joy to have here with us!
Sabrina's ear is pretty much healed!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Tuesday To Me!!!

What a happy Tuesday indeed! My mailbox was full of birthday goodies from friends in 3 different countries! So tonight, I will be sipping some yummy dragonwell green tea, and enjoy my new goodies, and maybe order a pizza. Heck, why not! you only live once, right? Today was a pretty tranquil day, here are the good things as follows:

1. slept in this morning until 10am!
2. hubby took me out to Grateful Greens Bistro and I got a yummy fresh healthy salad!
3. expecting 4 more etsy orders in the mail!
4. hubby will have a 3 day weekend this week!
5. another omaha day trip coming up in 2 days!
6. volunteering at the Meow and Chow bingo night for The Cat House this weekend!
7. creative streak is back in full swing!
8. My friend gets back this Friday from Ohio, missed her!
9. Currently surrounded by 3 sleepy purring warm kitties!