Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Periwinkle Day

Hello there!

A few life changes here. We have moved state and traveled from Illinois (urgh) to Nebraska (yay!) and currently reside in scenic Omaha. We love it.

In the midst of moving, there was so much miniature stock that I decided to get the Etsy shop filled up again. I was on a roll for awhile there and then my hours at work got so out of hand that the shop suffered. Well, that job was lost ages ago so plenty of time for painty days. Joy.

I guess the miniature teams have had a shuffle on Etsy so I've moved from Team MIDS (it was disbanded) to Team Miniature Art. Great to be back in the swing of things again.

Started the ball rolling with periwinkle (my favorite) and this adorable cottage dresser. Periwinkle things nearly always stay in Jemjoopland but we'll sacrifice just this one *wink

Currently listed in the shop

(I know, right?!)

Happy Mini Making!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Still really love this Blythe video and song by Eliza Rickman. Hubby got to see her at a local music gig in DeKalb and bought her album for me, which was brilliant. Yay for original music.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Merida, New Custom Blythe (DaBi)

Merida (DaBi) was partially customised by Squirrel Junkie and then I added eyebrows and dyed her hair.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge on Flickr

Sooo...hi! There is a fun new group on Flickr called 30 Day Photo Challenge - June 2011 set up by and I have just joined today. It's not too late to catch up if you want to jump in too. I saw it on holiday_jenny's Flickr stream. Never really joined a photo group on Flickr where you have to do one every day, but figured it might improve my meager photography skills.

Here is a link to the Group:

And this is a list of the daily tasks. Fun, yes?

Day 1: Self-portrait
Day 2: What you wore today
Day 3: Clouds
Day 4: Something green
Day 5: From a high angle
Day 6: From a low angle
Day 7: Fruit
Day 8: A bad habit
Day 9: Someone you love
Day 10: Childhood memory
Day 11: Something blue
Day 12: Sunset
Day 13: Yourself with 13 things
Day 14: Eyes
Day 15: Silhouette
Day 16: Long Exposure
Day 17: Technology
Day 18: Your shoes
Day 19: Something orange
Day 20: Bokeh
Day 21: Faceless self-portrait
Day 22: Hands
Day 23: Sunflare
Day 24: Animal
Day 25: Something pink
Day 26: Close-up
Day 27: From a distance
Day 28: Flowers
Day 29: Black and white
Day 30: Self-portrait

Yep, no idea what "Long Exposure" or "Sunflare" are. Pretty sure that "Bokeh" is that ever popular Etsy technique when the front thing is in focus and the background is not. Or something more technical.

Happy June!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Clackety Clack

Anyone else remember that annoying carbon paper? Still love the sound of a typewriter...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shabbyriffic Bowls

Just dropped into the shop!

It's always in bleakest, darkest mid-winter when I start craving color and things get painted pastel. Hide the children.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shabbytastic Shelves

Brand new in the shop today, it was a painty Wednesday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloweenies and a Kindness

A very nice neighbor took these photos of the two youngest boys and kindly emailed them to me this morning.

This is middle boy Luke's favorite time of year. The little one Oliver is 22 months and didn't quite understand what was happening. He's a quick learner and by the third house of a door opening and a very nice person holding a huge bowl of candy at him that he could take and eat, he was onboard with the whole thing.

Our little hamlet of Caledonia, IL, population 199, really comes into it's own on Halloween. It was settled in the 1820s and we have a mixture of Victorian, Craftsman, and later period houses. We have a house across the street straight out of a modern development. We think it may have landed here accidentally. Also, there are some historical old tenant farmer cabins dotted about, still proudly wearing their last whitewash now dulled from a few decades of wear and tear. Within a mile down the road we have an herb farm, a pumpkin farm, a sheep farm & wool mill, an alpaca farm, and miles and miles of feed-corn and soy. It's harvest time around here and the corn is being trucked all day long to the mill down the street.

Most folks dust off their annual decorations and the houses become spookily festooned from September on. The retired couple next door regularly plant pumpkins in their garden and then wheel them out front in a wooden trailer, free for the taking. Yesterday afternoon was lovely and warm here and I was still planting mums. Then around 5:00 we put the final touches on the pumpkiny graveyard out front. As we set off last night, we met a very nice couple and their family of four boys. As he was an amateur photographer he had a pretty nice camera and asked if he could take Jango Fett's picture. We said sure and he kindly offered to send us copies of his pictures. Which was just as well, since my camera was out of commission and I was really hoping to get pictures this year for Grandma.

Just when I contemplate the downward spiral of society, people are still being nice to one another out there :D