Wednesday, March 31, 2010

spring finally!...

The latest issue of Selvedge magazine is available now. I saw it yesterday at the bookstore. At $25 an issue, sometimes just looking through it at the bookstore is enough for me ;-). There is a preview here if you'd like to browse through it. The reason I am posting about this, though, is that there is a free pattern for a stuffed chick that you can download here.








The chick was designed by Tamar Mogendorff of Brooklyn. I love her work! You can see her website here. She's also got a blog right here.

I've printed out the pattern for this chick, and I'm working on it....I'll post a photo if it works out well enough. I'd love to see what anyone else might make with this...let me know if you give it a try!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

what a day!

After a day of water seeping into my basement, and a tree falling in front of my house, I thought I'd post something fun...
(and since I don't like the title much, I'll post what it says on the sidebar...
"This is Baby.
She has a very creative way of drinking water.
")



Here's a nighttime photo of the tree as the crew was cutting it up...

Fortunately, no one was hurt and no cars were damaged...and the cable and phone wires were untouched...pretty amazing actually! It sounded like a garbage can falling over to me, just a slow tumbling sound, since the branches of the tree in front of my house caught it and slowed its fall. I was hoping that March would be less eventful than February was, but it's not to be, I suppose. Maybe this is all for this year? I hope!

I found this online...
Ducks in N.Wildwood, NJ - Submitted by Ray

It was a happy day for ducks at least ;-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

spiral dreams...

My hand stamped spiral heart has been included in a treasury by Lizard's Jewelry!
Check it out here...http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=118287


Monday, March 1, 2010

melting away...

I took a walk into the backyard today. It's actually been quite awhile since I have. It was quite peaceful and mild. Funny how 40 degrees F. can feel so nice! The snow is melting away, there are patches of brown that are spreading. I'm sooo ready for spring, or even just little indications that it's on its way.

Can you guess what these next two photos are of?


Maybe without a sense of perspective it's not so easy. I believe that they're squirrel tracks. You know how they run around and zig-zag all over the place? I've been seeing some small squirrels lately, newbies. So when I went out into the back the first one ran like something was after it. And then I was surprised by the second one overhead, squawking up a storm. I tried to get closer to get a photo, but that just freaked him or her out even more and it took off into the treetop, never to be seen again by me. I say newbies, because these guys acted like they'd just seen the largest animal ever ever in their lives, and they didn't like it :-). I'm assuming that the extreme fear will pass, as others of our species appear to them as winter melts away.