Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Well, at this point, in the theatre is when it gets crazy. I went in today, met with Cari and together we are making plans of what we need to do, sketches, painting and props. And its a lot and open night is 3 weeks away. So from tomorrow we will be going in pretty much everyday, anytime we can to paint and get ready. I am hoping to show you some before, during and after pictures of the set. It is by no means, Broadway. It is a small set and the whole production is all done voluntarily by all of us, adults and young people too. It is a lot of fun (...and work... but lots of fun) I especially enjoy seeing all the young girls and boys involved being excited about something like this, and knowing they are doing something good and safe. For those who are reading my blog for the first time, I am talking about a set we are designing for Beauty and the Beast musical, in our downtown theatre, "Andy Griffith Playhouse"
Anyway, enough about that, I did manage to make this heart for Betty Jo from Digi Scribbles, to go with the pillow she bought from my Etsy store. Thanks Betty Jo. Enjoy!!
Well, its getting late and I need my beauty sleep =). I'm lacking it lately and its already 10.40pm. Be back soon...
Monday, February 23, 2009
So I said yesterday, I have been busy yeah!! I have done very little sewing this weekend. I did sew this heart sachet friday, Its now in my etsy store.
Then I worked on cheese wheels out of paper mache. Me and Cari got together to finish up some dishes on friday. Some I had already worked on like the cakes and cupcakes. I had shown them in a previous post. This is Cari posing with her plate of tortellini.
We are here working on props for the scene when belle has her first dinner with the beast. Anyway, I have something else I been working on though as if this wasn't enough =)
Oh, yes, I had most fun doing this one. I haven't dome paper mache since I was a kid when I did a scene for the nativity statues to go in. So after I did the cheese I figured, theres got to be something more fun to make with paper mache. And here is what I came up with.
Well, I was working on it under the impression that when I finish it, if it comes out good then I can sell it on etsy. What I didn't know was that now it looks too good for me to part with it. Maybe I can, not sure though. I will be working on other ones though, thats for sure. What do you think?
Well, thank you for coming by my blog today and look around. Please keep coming back and leave a note and say hello so that I can come by and visit you too.
Have a great week
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I do have an announcement to make.
I have been awarded the honest scrap award from Hana at Sew Inspiring. Thank you Hana!
Now I'm supposed to tag 7 other creative blogs as well.
Honest Scrap Award
The rules for this award:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.7
Blogs I LOVE (in random order)
My Victorian House
Catiean & Co
Mountain Mama Chic
Our Shabby Cottage
Christine Annete Designs
10 Honest Things About Myself
~I am Maltese and lived most of my life in Malta.
~When I was a kid we used to have sheep and goats living on our roof.
~I say no cranberry sauce on the turkey and no pinepple on the ham. If its sweet then it should be a dessert.
~At school when I was a kid I was known as Sleeping Beauty then as I got older I was known by my friends that my parents found me near a UFO's wreckage...
~I started driving at 19 in Malta. After 6 years I moved to the US. To this day I still sometimes go to the passenger's side and wonder where my steering wheel went or drive on the other side of the road and wonder why I have a car comming dead ahead towards me.
~Ever since I graduated high school I have been a nanny, bartender, waitress, machine operator in several factories, purchasing officer (stocking any prescription drugs) for goverment mental patient's hospital, selling prescription drugs and medicine TO the government for a private company, proffesional photographer
~I'm obsessed about how my hands smell. I wash them constantly. As soon as the smell of the soap wears out, I go wash them again.
~I get startled way too easy.
~I am a Chocoholic
~I love a beautiful house in a magazine. I try to keep up house but its almost impossible. Yeah, I blame it on my kids and hubby too =)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I know its not Christmas anymore, but we watch this movie so much during Christmas that the whole family can recite it. Talking bout White Christmas of course. But lately, that verse from that song has been really stuck in my head. So.... times have been hard, financial problems but theyre passing. We are still struggling but we try to stay strong and yes, I sang that verse to myself many a times. I learned a lot too. I learned to make use of what I got and enjoy it too. I was very glad to have as much craft supplies AND especially fabric to keep me busy. My husband had been strugling to find a secure job for the last 16 months, it affected him so and he went trough a lot emotionally, and so did we. Of course the economy has been a big part in that. And living in a small town with nothing much around is another.
But here is a blessing...
... Thank you God!! My hubby is an ex military, well, he is still military at heart, Semper Fi. He has just found a job working at a Coast Guard Call Center as a Bi-Lingual Specialist. And yes, he is very happy there and doing well, feels right at home with other military folks =).
I consider us as being very lucky at times like these.
So, the big store has Valentine's merchandise on sale and there has been this bear that as soon as I set my eyes on I had to have but couldn't see me spending what I have on it. Well, it being on 75% off, today when I saw it... I said, thats it, one of you is comming home with me today...
Theres Fifi, I kinda added a little personal touch with that patch and few buttons and she fit right in. She is sporting my Tiara and looks very content sitting on a table by the couch. She might let me dress her up some more sometime. Guess I better start buying her some honey to bribe her =)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This picture is on the back of the cover and those are my other set of grandparents along with my dad standing in the back. Looking at this photo I realise how much they look like the typical mediterranean family. For those who doesn't know, I am Maltese now living in the US. My family, all of it, still lives in Malta (an island south of Sicily) It was a colony of Britain till the late 40's. Hence the Victorian style in the other photo.
That girl is me when I was twelve and it was the very first passport size picture I ever took to apply for a passport to travel to Italy. It was the first time I traveled. And yes, tech in Malta was always a little behind back then and my photo is in black and white =)
The first few pages turned into pockets. So tickled by it :)
I look forward to work on my book again. Hope to show you more soon. If I do not post again till then,
Happy Valentine's Day
Hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of Love...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Here is a stack of 'em
I love this one
But this one is my favorite. LOOVVEEEE the Paris Chic Chairs!!!
And the Bow and Button with Rhinestones on the side gave it the perfect touch, The cherry on the cake... =)
I also Love this one. It was a gift hamper box with chocolates for Christmas and it was of course, berry red. Here it is now.
Yesterday I went to my future sister in law's baby shower. She is having a baby girl and that made it fun to shop for considering I have only boys and I'm all about pink and pretty girly stuff.
Well, I made this card for her, SIL loved it. What I was drooling for was the gorgeous cake she had. Oh it was so cute with the flowers and a little white leather baby slippers. Just ADORABLE!!!
When I sit to do something, I need eyes on the back of my head. My 9 month old boy is now crawling and OHHH! Hes all over the place. I got gates but need more.
I cannot believe how fast he is growing. He started pulling himself up to stand and get toys from toy box. He can even stand up with the coffee table.
Got to go and relax now. Boys are both asleep and this is my time. Its going to be a busy week.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
The Hobby Room ( I want one....!!!)
The Living Room
Second book is Romantic Home Sewing,
Cottage-Style Projects to Stitch for the Home by Christina Strutt (check Cabbages and Roses site on right colomn, Fun Shops to Visit)
This is a bunny I made inspired from this book. Its 14".
I also want to add that I have started a new list of sites on right hand colomn, Crafts and Gifts, How to. They are sites that in my crafting career, they eighter were very helpful to me and/or some other projects that I would love to try. I hope they are useful to anyone visiting this blog too.