It’s here!

October 3, 2011

Finally starting to resemble Fall outside my window. This makes me very happy.

Happy Christmas!

December 22, 2010

The last Christmas orders have been sent, the snow has seemingly come to stay, all the presents are wrapped.

I’d like to take a minute to thank, sincerely, each and every one of you who have supported me and my endeavours this past year. Be it through a purchase, a comment here on the blog, a sweet compliment. I appreciate them all.

I truly would not be where I am today without you.

I hope that you all have a wonderful, Happy Christmas and a safe, joyful New Year.


Long weekend

November 19, 2010

I’m so glad it’s Friday.

It’s been hectic around here with the holidays coming up.

I planned to do absolutely nothing this weekend,  but plans don’t always work out. Oh wells.

The husband is requesting I go to a Rugby match with him tomorrow. He got free tickets and New Zealand is playing. He thought I would want to go because I’m a fan of their pre-game dance ritual thingy. ( Is there another name for that? I have no idea.) But, I know nothing about Rugby and I’m pretty sure the dancing doesn’t last for that long. We’ll see.

Here’s a video if you haven’t the slightest idea what I’m talking about.

Anyway, Monday is our 5th wedding anniversary. 5th! I don’t know where that time went. It’s been a wonderful 5 years and I love him so, but the time is all a blur. This year especially has just flown by!

So… we will be having a nice long weekend together. Rugby pending.

I’m also just finishing up this photoshop e-course I’ve been taking and haven’t shared any pics here yet, so… here you go.

not bad, eh?

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Hello world.

August 26, 2010

I’ve been trying hard not to get sucked into vacation mode. Mr. balanced is off work for 2 weeks for his birthday, but I’m not. It’s difficult for me to stick to my “schedule” when he’s here. Not that I don’t want him here!

Anyway, we made some plans, but the weather has been horrible so we keep pushing them back. We have, however, had a lot of success out in the garden. During the small breaks of good weather.

bee macro on flower

small tortoiseshell butterfly

flower macro

pansy macro


August 2, 2010

Ok, I don’t usually gush over children’s items, but seriously, how much would you have loved to have a room like this as a child?

That’s one lucky little kid.


Ginger loves

July 6, 2010

… her new “beanbag” pillow.

This was something I sort of just threw together a while back. I got these great yards of Amy Butler fabric in a trade on Etsy and they had been just sitting around in my craft room. I basically just folded one of them, hand stitched up the sides and then stuffed it with some styrofoam peanuts I also had lying around. Ginger loved it as soon as I gave it to her!

Recently though, it dawned on me… dark fabric, light haired cat. It might have been wise to install a zipper? to be able to wash it easily? perhaps?

So, that’s what I did. And then to make the stuffing easily removable during washings I just put it all in a plastic bag that I can just take out and put back in.  Voila!

Of course after all this hand sewing, because I don’t own a sewing machine, Ginger was not interested in her pillow at all. Cats!

It sat around unused for a couple days, but yesterday I caught her. You can hear her on it with all the noise from the peanuts.

She loves her pillow once again.