Friday, August 29, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Is that comfy, Tallulah Mae?
OK, apparently yes, yes it is. This girl and her puppy bed, never to be parted (so sweet!).

Thursday, August 28, 2014


...sometimes you just need to cool your tail feathers, right?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday to Someone Very Special

Mommy, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister-in-law, niece, great-grandmother, aunt, friend, mother-in-law, big are loved!

Happy happy birthday, Vivi Sue!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy (woof!) National (woof!) Dog (woof!) Day (woof woof!)

Tallulah Mae and I wish everyone a happy National Dog Day! Give your canine friends an extra hug today (and please adopt!).

Woof woof woof!

Monday, August 25, 2014


 Behold the delightful dark den that is the Red Fox Room. These photos were taken today around 2 p.m.--it's bright and sunny outside, but not in the Red Fox Room. Very old it!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

G.O.O.F.Y.!!!! Goofy goofy goofball McGooferson! (Note the crazy eyes in photo 2...)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Avian Water Park

What? We're too cool for that...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cotton Clouds

Unsettled weather this a.m. (thunder, which we almost never get) led to a sky full of these gorgeous white clouds this afternoon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sneakers at Sunset

Still life with tennis shoes on wire and sunset...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mercantile Mix @ Mira-Dera

It was a perfect day at the first-ever Mercantile Mix @ Mira-Dera this past Saturday. Lovely weather, a great mix of vendors, and a wonderful group of visitors. It was great fun to see neighbors and friends, and we all enjoyed the food truck for a yummy lunch. A lot of work, but a heap o'fun, as well.

Thanks to all of you who read this blog who made it over to the sale (and an extra helping of thanks to those of you--you know who you are!--who purchased something from me.) You're all just swell!

And extra extra EXTRA thanks to B., who was of course a huge source of support throughout the process AND extremely helpful (and sweet: Starbucks delivery, twice!) on the day of the event.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 A study in relaxation, by Tallulah Mae.

First, create some paw origami (pawagami?).
 Next, studiously ignore the person holding the camera who is hovering over you.
Lastly, shmush your muzzle deep into the side of your bed and drift off...and cross your paws that someone won't come along and kiss kiss kiss you (I can't resist!).

Just a reminder that that is her puppy bed, which we thought we would get rid of once she was no longer so small. Eleven years later, it's still her favorite place, I think...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I (Heart) Felt

The last show-and-tell: felt eyeglass (or pencil) cases and felt needle books.

Whatever isn't done by mid-afternoon tomorrow isn't getting done...I will simply relax and look forward to a fun day on Saturday at the Mercantile Mix. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I made about 20 greeting cards today (using old cards and adding embellishments--kinda quick and dirty) and some gift tags. I didn't get everything made that I'd hoped to, but I think I have enough to make my table look well populated.

Tomorrow: pricing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Making Madness

The (somewhat frantic) making continues apace: these are bookmarks to go in the "swag bags" that will be given out to the first 50 visitors to the Mercantile Mix @ Mira-Dera this Saturday (it's from 10 to 3).

Swing on by and pick up a bag filled with goodies!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Yay, Indeed!

From start to finish--the cute "Yay" on the envelope, the sweet little box, "mine" and "theirs" tabs, and the CARDS--my experience with Moo was fantastic. I love these mini-cards so much, I don't really want to give them out to anyone! So cool: 100 mini-cards, 100 different images of items from my two Etsy shops. LOVE!

I had them made to give out at the Mercantile Mix @ Mira-Dera, our fab pop-up shop coming up on Saturday, August 16, from 10 to 3. Get in the mix, as we like to say!