Saturday, January 21, 2012

Geocache Photos From Our X-mas Holiday and What I've Been Making

January 22, 2012

Geocache Photos From Our X-mas Holiday and What I've Been Making

I made Chris stop the car so I could take a photo of this cloud.
It looks like a shell.

Geocaching on x-mas holiday.

We found this cache near Eureka UT at an abandoned mine site.

This foundation was from a school.

At the turn of the century Eureka was a huge mining town.
There are still many remnant's of the mines.
Google Eureka UT if you want to learn more.

(Freya has her dog - vet kit in her hand. It was a x-mas gift and she did not part with it for two weeks).

I was inspired to sew two cuffs.

I copied and cut a bunch of templates from the Cute Stuff book because I like the Bad Guy applique.

I want to sew them all.

Bad Guy

I finished sewing the binding onto Freya's quilt.

It's been nearly done since September.

It was nice to cross it off my list.

It has been nice hearing from all of you.

Thanks, it means a lot.

Cheers to a new week.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Craft Sabbath

January 16, 2012

I posted about Craft Sabbath in early December.
It was my first craft show.
It was fun and I met two amazing artists. (More on another post).
My mates Andrea and Jacob hung out (and knitted), Chris, Oliver and Freya explored in the library.
Later Chris brought us all lunch from Tony Caputos.
I sold enough to pay for my booth rental, library parking fees, lunch and a coffee.
It was a wash monetarily.
But I made friends and met interesting artists, making one of a kind things.
The best part of the craft show was that I traded with a bunch of people and picked up some some cool x-mas gifts.

I like working on trade.

Craft Sabbath @ the Salt Lake City Library, December 11, 2011

My friend Jacob.

It was a good day.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Green Brick

January 14, 2012

Green Brick

We took a holiday after the holidays.
We spent three days in Eureka UT, starting on the 26th.
We geocached, took long drives, and did nothing, as a family. (I knitted)!

Photo's from the long drives;



I'm fascinated with the grade school in Eureka.

The brick is green and lime and tan and pinkish.

I want a home built out of this brick.

The school was built in the early 1920's.

The Art-Deco architecture adds to my fancy.

Long shadows.

The school will be torn down soon.

Nobody in Eureka knows when. I asked around.

The school is full of asbestos.

I took this photo through the window.

The chalk board, built-in -cabinets and the molding need to be salvaged.

There are also some awesome lighting fixtures but I deleted the photos. (Dumb).

I really wanted to explorer inside but that would have been 'trespassing' and Chris wouldn't let me.

He said it would be a bad example to Oliver and Freya.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bad Guys

January 12, 2012

I'm going to ease back into my blog.
I'm lazy with my blog, (obliviously).
I do miss documenting the things I make and the adventures my family and I take.

I've been sewing a bunch of these draw string satchels for gifts and such.
The applique pattern is called' Bad Guy' and can be found in the book Cute Stuff by Aranzi Aronzo.
They are fun and fast to make.

For Chris...

X-mas gifts.

I added an over the shoulder strap.

The Frog. A x-mas gift.

For me.

Denim and ready when I need to give a gift.

There is nothing better than having a gift ready for any occasion where you need a gift.

WIP, from an old sweater.

Oliver and Freya after Popsicles.

New (and old) tunes.

Treat yourself to M83's album Hurry Up We're Dreaming.

It's brilliant, really.

The Black Key's El Camino is easily one of the best albums of 2011.

The best of Led Zepplin remastered on Mothership is perfect.

I take long breaks from Zep and when I hear them after I long time it is like making love for the first time.

Too over the top analogy?
I think not.