Saturday, September 13, 2008

~ She's Got the Whole World...~

Friday night...whew! Boy, was I wiped. The storm was coming through, and I had a major barometric pressure headache. I drug myself to the gym. Luckily, hubby had a great idea - taking the kids and I out to the Paper Moon Cafe. Located downtown in a funky section of town with lots of college kids, it never fails. Here are our menus, made from old books. What could be better...?The kids played a game of 'guess the Pez character'.
I can't even begin to show you all the things crammed in this small restaurant. People were starting to think I was a little weird, what with my camera and all! But I couldn't let you down...

A good time was had by all...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

~ Sunday ~

A friend of mine request a paperweight with a vintage beach theme. Paperweights can be tricky because the space is soooo small (for me, anyway). I am not entirely happy with how it turned out, but it does make me smile!
I made this image to put on a tag for a friend of mine; it was attached to her "Back to School' gift. We teachers have to work hard to keep morale high, and Mrs. Batman (real name) does just that for me!
I got the idea for this simple card - made from a tag -from Somerset. I tried it, and it really worked great, plus it was an excuse to buy a bone folder! You can't really tell, but I glued down half of the butterfly, and folded him so that his wing stands up like he's flying. I am not the queen of rubber stamping - I always think it's so much harder than it looks! I saw that it was "Be Kind to Writers Month", and as Juli is an aspiring writer, I thought it deserved to be recognized! (Hence the butterfly made of words!
Speaking of things to try, have you ever been here? This catalogue of blogs is a great place to poke around when you're feeling a little bored, or wanting to spice things up a bit on your blog 'travel log'!
Have a great week!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Can you read it? I made this box a few weeks ago (!) to hold a hopefully inspiration bracelet I was giving to a friend. It says - "A quiet valley with no man's footprints,/An empty garden lit by the moon./Suddenly my dog barks and I know/ A friend with a bottle is knocking at the gate." It's from a thousands year old chinese poet, but still rings true today. Which got me thinking...
...about all the special women in my life, and about how despite our romantic notions of love and marriage, they are the ones that truly hold me up thorugh life's downturns, and are the ones who truly rejoice with me in the happy times. These beautiful flowers are from a friend at work who had noticed I had a rough week. I am glad I took some time to think about the people who make my world.
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things."
~Phil 4:8