Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rollip and no teeth

Samantha lost her two front teeth. My favorite mouth-time of childhood.

Actually, truth be told, the first one was knocked out by my 15 year old daughter, Molly, when they were wresting. And the second one was knocked out by my husband when they were goofing around! I am not making this up. (qualifier: both were loose already, not that that makes it any less ridiculous).

Learned about rollip today while reading dear jane's blog. Rollip is a cool site that you can make your own digital polaroid photos. Hope you have a couple hours!

New Dolls! and SALE!

A new batch of wooden dolls in my etsy shop!

Also, 10% off sale thru Sunday, September 27! Please mention sale in comments section when ordering. I will send you a revised invoice, OR if you pay I will prompty refund the 10%.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Very cool clock

Find this funky clock here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Stuff

I made three little wall art pieces... available in my etsy shop ... these are so fun!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

When you are THIS cute....

you have to find ways to hide so people leave you alone:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wood Dolls in my shop!

I had so much fun making these, really!

Seems like the smaller things are the more I like them. Reminds me of when I was in high school and I spent a study hall writing everyone's name on pieces of rice, LOL!

These are available in my etsy shop.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


As many of you know, my husband had surgery on his achilles tendon 6 weeks ago and cannot work (he drives a school bus and also works for the Dept. of Corrections). His doc won't sign a work release for another six weeks (for obvious reasons).

So.... poor guy is going absolutely NUTS! All summer on crutches and not working.

Me, being the good wife, told him to get his butt going and do something. Anything.

He's been a woodworker for several years, mostly making tables, big blackboards, shelves, etc and selling them in local shops and at shows. I thought most of his *normal* stuff was a bit too large to ship without me having temper tantrums, so he started making smaller stuff that he could ship at a reasonable cost.

So this is what he's been doing:

And I love them all. I especially love the last one right above this text. Those bolts are so darned CUTE! He won't let me have it, though. He's mean.

He's been in two Gift Guides on etsy already, and on the front page at least once! Good grief! ::::jealous:::: This proves that the art section on etsy doesn't get enough kudos! (sorry for the little whine)

So, to celebrate and share his goodness, both at woodworking and at fathering/husbanding/laundering/cooking/cleaning, of which I really miss, I am offering 10% off anything in his shop. Yes, I did tell him he's having this sale! He said the usual, "Okay."

Please mention the code ACHILLES TENDON sale in the comments section when ordering!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Something has changed our once fearless dog. Can you see the uncertainty in her face?

No, it's not a big mean neighborhood bully dog.
No, it's not a unruly child.
No, it's not cuz she gets dressed up in bandanas and cat ears on occasion.

It's the chipmunk living under our porch.

It took me a couple weeks to figure this out.

This morning when I was trying to get Teddy to go outside to pee, the little rodent was right there on the steps. STARING. The two of us stopped for few seconds, not knowing exactly what to do (I'm terrified of mice and little rodents). When I say "two of us", I'm speaking of me and the chipmunk.

Teddy, being approximately 1000 times the chipmunk's weight, had bolted as fast as she could, sliding on the laminate flooring, and hid in the bathroom behind the toilet.

In a feeble attempt to ward off the chipmunk from the safety of the bathroom, Teddy barked her most annoying of barks. Evidently chipmunks aren't afraid of dogs that hide behind toilets, because the little bugger decided to catch some chow at the bird feeder then. He was in no hurry whatsoever.