Published July 29, 2010
we’re going to a birthday. and as you know, sewing is the proven alternative to shopping. a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
it’s even marked with my blood.
the unfortunate thing about making things for other people is that you never want to make them again, even if it devastates your greedy two year old. no one really feels sorry for the pirate anyways. except strangers. they seem to be highly susceptible.
others know better. like the cat. today jael came up to me crying, “the kitty bit me! the kitty bit me!” naturally, the tufts of black hair poking up between her sticky fingers was a dead give away.
Published July 26, 2010
yard sale day!
but i didn’t take pictures of the bananas or tomatoes so i do have some self-control.
anyways, i picked this pink bread pan up at a yard sale this summer. it makes me happy. it makes me even happier when it has lemons in it.
Published July 22, 2010
and this, of course, is a partial wish list. like a list of three. the restraint, the self-control.
i’m really excited about this print. it is perfect for the blank wall above my table. the only problem is that i cannot find it in the genormous size i want. suffice to say, the next theoretical extra bit of cash in my wallet is now spent.
also, marc and i just had our 8th anniversary. naturally, the first thing i do is whip out the ransom list (i go for traditional) and make my demands. this year it’s pottery. so hooray for overstock.com because who pays $130 for a stool that will never actually see your garden? in fact, no one’s going to sit on it anyways. so i’m not quite sure what it’s for but i want it.
i also want these. and at $18 a piece with free shipping i could about have a fit. i need them all. ( i thought i would mention it because i bet you do too.)
Published July 20, 2010
jael fell out of her new, big girl bed last night. so we scooped her up and put her in bed with us.
this is what i got to wake up to this morning.
Published July 19, 2010
it’s what happens when you’re idle. i thought i would take a short nap, instead i ended up staring at my bedroom walls thinking, “i don’t like you.” and plans were formed.
only i don’t know if they are good plans. i have never decorated my room, i’ve just let random things accumulate. now i have the distinct inclination to paint everything white. and i’m not sure what i think about that. how did such a thought creep into my head. white?
but i do like this comforter. and i could make some nice white, poofy balloon shades. although my original plan did involve yards of teal, flocked, damask and tangerine, beaded ball fringe.
but since my bathroom is already orange and my kitchen is pink, maybe white would be the thing to do. it’s just that it’s so hard to say no to orange ball fringe.
well, with me it’s pretty much hard to say no to anything. which right now is making me think of all you can eat sushi…
Published July 14, 2010
although frankly, i wouldn’t trust me for a second.
and yes, the bathroom is now orange. orange and “beachy.” i personally like how the toilet trainer looks like a life buoy. all according to plan.
originally i wanted the color of a california poppy, but after matching a sample to one i had picked in the yard i repented. it came out more or less neon. i showed the offensive sample to my husband and said, “can you imagine painting the bathroom that.” “yeah,” he said, “that would just be awful. who would paint something that bright ugly shade of orange?” and then he just looked at me.
lately my new kick has been flowers in the bathroom. i just love it. i think it’s because you don’t expect them to be there and that makes it all the better. also, my new rug.
and since you can’t see it in the other pictures here is the close up of the coral motif on the shower curtain. it’s martha. (we love martha.)
the next hold up is coordinating towels. impossible. odds are, everything will clash. like this and most definitely this. what’s a girl to do? buy white towels? never.
Published July 13, 2010
and i am what you call a very dutiful person. i am. anyways, after all these years, here i am with my new pink kinderzeat. actually it is a very old stokke high chair i found for free in someone’s yard and painted pink. my natural gut reaction. stalk, drag home on top of stroller, paint bubblegum. i do it with everything.
the paint i actually found for free at a yard sale, otherwise i would have never gotten around to this project. because i have discovered that you can’t actually paint a kinderzeat. it’s some kind of melamine or something and it just won’t stick. so if you know the trick let me know. my next resort is some heavy duty oil based high gloss and prep with an oil based primer. but until then we will just pretend that bad things won’t happen.