Thursday, June 28, 2007

I got this in today! Woohooo! All the way from British Columbia off etsy: See Jayne Knit Yarns. The stitch markers are beautiful and they came with the yarn! It took three whole weeks to arrive but it was worth the wait.

My kid is actually shouting at me to read to her...So i guess that's a good thing.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Do you Ringo?

I do!

Get to the store to see more!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I'm taking pictures of my latest thingies for Yarn Confections and my kid has to get in the picture...

Come visit Yarn Confections!
I've opened another storefront on etsy that is more aptly named and doesn't make proper people go "uh-oh." The items from the original site will either be moved over or saled off. Ringos are my latest confection. Check them out! I have to snap pics and bag 'em quickly before the girls or I try to hoard them ALL.

Oh, and my friend who makes those beautiful fairy crowns also has an etsy site, She only has a few of those handmade wonders available...going for a TOTAL STEAL. You won't believe it. Please check them out.

Friday, June 22, 2007

My friend made these absolutely beautiful fairy princess crowns for my girls. I took loads of pictures to try and capture some of the workmanship and intricacies.

It looks like she first wrapped eyelash yarn and thin ribbon around the wire base.

Then pieces of that wedding veilish stuff is tied all along it, along with lots of pretty fake flowers that have bead centers.

Also, ribbon streamers are tied at the ends with different beads tied along the lengths and at the end. Wire circles with beads and charms are also attached at various points. These crowns are really the most amazing things I've ever seen. Soooo neat! The best part is the base is a thick but bendable wire so I can shape it very easily to the wearer's head. Oh yeah, and my kids LOVE them!

Thank you so much, J!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

This is my child 10 minutes after a bath.

Solder socks are about 4" into the second sock's cuff. First sock is 13" into leg and waiting on needles for second leg to be pau.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

We just got back from camping and this is how we all feel. Wiped...out...
Washing clothes and putting stuff away for the rest of the day. Next camping: July!

Friday, June 08, 2007

I just posted a review for this book:

You think I was too harsh?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

OH. MY. GOD. I just bought yarn....I just wanted to look at my favorites! And then there it was. But the caption also said: buy now, only 1 remaining. And that was after the original one i had favorited had been sold. So i HAD to buy this one. And then I had to buy ANOTHER SKEIN of a different yarn from the same seller to maximize the shipping. (NOT said in a whiney voice).

Do you see?! Do you see why I HAD TO BUY YARN?!!! After months of self-imposed yarn diet. These will be socks FOR ME. Because I sold two things on etsy that combined don't even add up to shipping of the yarn, okay, maybe they do.

I forgot to mention: I made my first two online sales!!!! Whoopeee! Two hairpins sets sold.

And all the kindergarten graduation leis have been bowed or rosed and handed out. Whooo. I tired. Took way long to make those bows, and attach the roses. The normal way to finish a lei is to attach a ribbon bow. But with more than 20 to do, I attached a bunch of fake roses instead to some of the lei. Only trouble was, I thought I would be "assisting" in the leing process so that they wouldn't get tangled up, dropped, faster dispersion. WRONG. Kid insisted on doing it all herself, so I don't know who got what and I know roses were popping off their stems right and left. boohoo. Didn't get chance to take pics after bows and roses attached. They looked way good! The bow really is the finishing touch! Felt like completing works of art as I selected bow and rose colors to go just right with the lei.

And last thing is the Kikaida hairpin for my littlest one. Made matching barrette sets for oldest ones fellow muskateers as their kinder grad. gift.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

So two of our parakeets died this past week. I changed their diet to include fruits and vegetables on advice of the bird guy at the vet and I guess the birds couldnt adapt. One 'keet is fine but sad to be alone again. I'm pretty sure the other two died of starvation when I cut their seed amount to force them to eat the fresh stuff.

Four Friends barrette is pau. Mostly the bear has been wearing it.

And this is me enjoying a very rare chocolate milkshake while on a Girls Nite Out with my budz and special visiting bud on her way to stay in Okinawa. We ate dinner and desert at Chili's in Waikele. The chicken strips were tender and the milkshake was AWESOME. And the girls were asleep when I got home before 10 p.m.!

I watched the first episode of Starter Wife with Debra Messing. I like her. Not overly impressed with show otherwise. Maybe too much hype. It looks like they may have killed off my favorite character! On to watching more back episodes of Grey's Anatomy. They just killed off my other fav character on that show - Denny the heart patient. So sad. So so sad. And then those bomb guys bit it! This series is so riveting I can only knit socks because my eyes are riveted to the screen. It's the most compelling hospital show EVER.

Older one's recent works from her class Adventures In Art:
The teacher is very good. Art in the schools is not a priority for the Dept of Education any more so I am glad I can provide her with this opportunity.