Wednesday, December 31, 2008

heh heh
Originally uploaded by Ang..

We're back!
Happy New Year's Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still have to take pictures of some of my Xmas projects but here is a first attempt....

My sock in progress
I have not started the second sock as I managed to break 3 of 6 needles one the first one. Perhaps bamboo sock needles are not the best choice for me. We drove to Nelson and Castlegar several times too look for more needles - CAN YOU BELIEVE I COULD NOT FIND A DECENT KNITTING STORE!!!!!!!! Either they weren't open or didn't have small enough needles. Unbelievable.
Julien in his dog bed by the fire
Birdie in her new sweater
Minou in her new sweater
Julien's recipe book
Julien's Dog Bed Special thanks to petra for letting me use her embroidery machine. It looks awesome.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm not accomplishing anything!!!!!!!! Blah.........................
Need a week long nap....

heh heh

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Has anyone out there tried spoonflower? I just heard about it on CBC this morning. Very excited to try it out. Maybe when I get back from Xmas. I will have to start thinking of a pattern and project. I wish they had stretchy fabric - then I could make stuff for the girls.... I guess I could always put a zipper in something - bah!
NOW I need a nap. Got up at 5:30 this morning after not sleeping very well. Then I had an early adventure on our snow filled roads (this will be a nightmare if it freezes) and I've been trying to work on my sketches ever since. Thus far I have not accomplished much..... A nap will help. I'll dream of spoonflower.....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

a birthday present for a friend

a birthday present for a friend
Originally uploaded by Ang..

another little project - don't know why it looks so digitized though... not sure what I screwed up this time...

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Don't read this.....

Just close the window now...

Ok. Everyone else keep reading.... I'm making Julien a recipe book for christmas. But I am running out of recipes that I have tried and know they work. Does anyone out there have any good dog recipes of any kind they would be willing to share with me? I'm not taking credit for the recipes - links are being provided - I'm just putting them all into one nice format.....
I don't think Julien has any special needs - other then there be lots of whatever is being made.....
Minou and Birdie's Xmas presents in progress

Shoot just deleted a post I had written.....

Wanted to show my first ever attempt at freezer paper stencils. I had been trying to do appliques all morning - some with fabric some with leather - didn't work. The lines were to delicate so I decided it was time to try freezer paper and VOILA! It worked! These are for hoodies for the girls. Since I'm not spending money this year (ok I bought fabric paint and freezer paper -but I used a 40% off coupon) I have to make the girls clothes - usually I go out and spend a small fortune on designer sweaters at barking babies. I wanted to put this logo on that I have been using for a few other things. The freezer paper was perfect. I'm making an extra one ( with no initial) and will put it on etsy....

I also finished two Noro sweaters for the girls - I started them ages ago - feels good to finish them. I blocked Birdie's a little wider yesterday - only it was ALOT wider so I am in the process of shrinking it back down. Pour girl.

Found out the director didn't like my idea - too colorful - not surprised though. It does mean starting over - or at least finding a new directions - the sketches I have done are all period so it is just coloring them differently... I should be focusing on them but chihuahua hoodies are more fun...

I had some other stuff I had typed but I don't remember anymore. Sigh.

It's snowing here - nothing that sticks to the road or anything just enough to keep us at home in front of the fireplace. (And Minou from pooping)

I'm excited for Xmas - hope everyone else's projects are working out as well as mine are!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jenny Diver prelim idea
Originally uploaded by Ang..

working on my next show - I love my idea but I don't know if the director will go for it........
Little bits of Happy wants me to post about my cheap 'I'm so broke I can't spend any money' Xmas but I can't yet cause 'people' read this blog..... I will though. I've managed to keep it well within my under $100 for everyone in total list and still bought some high ticket items..... WOOOHOOO....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So yesterday I was puttering around the house - something I am VERY good at. Putting random things away, taking dirty dishes downstairs, putting a green bow on the wreath I have hanging on the front door. Putter putter putter. Minou and Birdie following me everywhere I go.
I end up in the kitchen and start moving a shelf and hanging a rack for coats - this involves screwing and hammering and loud Xmas music. Luc is home to - upstairs. Birdie is hanging out with me - Minou has gone back upstairs to bed.
I can hear Minou barking - ALOT. I'm wondering why Luc isn't having a hissy fit - and I'm wondering what her problem is. She doesn't usually bark like that - especially when we are home. I'm getting annoyed - Birdie has to start every now and then to. She just keeps barking - I start yelling at her to be quiet. I can't figure out why she doesn't come downstairs and why Luc isn't getting mad. But oh well. I keep puttering.
It is getting warm in the kitchen so I open the patio door a crack. Putter putter. Minou keeps barking.
Then I start thinking - wait a minute - she sounds like she is barking from outside? I stand outside and listen wondering if we have another window open in the house and that is why I can hear her that way. She barks again - no SHE IS OUTSIDE. I open the back gate and she comes running in - all wet and muddy!!!!
All I can figure is when I opened the front door to put the bow on the wreath she ran outside and I didn't see her. She must have been barking at the front door for like 1/2 an hour and I wasn't opening it. I'm glad she was smart enough to come to the back gate.
I am such a BAD mommy but I am very glad I have such a smart puppy.

Just cause Steph didn't get it before...

Just cause Steph didn't get it before...
Originally uploaded by Ang..

Monday, December 1, 2008

I just made some really horrible vanilla cupcakes - like horrible. DIdn't rise, grainy, sunk in the middle, burnt on the edges stuck to the pan HORRIBLE.
I really am a bad cook.
Printing out a new recipe but I need a little break before I start over...