I guess I should say my selling break is over, because I’ve been painting all through December! I got some great photos from customers showing me how pleased family members were with the paintings of their pets — it’s always wonderful to hear the pantings go over well. And it’s sure something you’ll treasure forContinue reading “My painting break is over…”
If everyone could hum this tune and do this dance when they felt down, the world would be a much happier place. I love it when they lift their coat tails like skirts. <a href=””> This is from Way Out West (1937).
Did you know that the Good Intentions people are about to put most US mom-and-pop children’s toys and clothing businesses out of business? I didn’t either. New laws are set to go into effect that will make the cost of doing business untenable for small home-made crafters. While trying to make China come into line,Continue reading “Unintended consequences”
I hope everyone has safe travel, lots of family, just enough food, and no stress at all this lovely holiday! Is that too much to ask for? I didn’t think so. A very merry, merry Christmas!
There were so many blog posts this year with people making marshmallows, that I thought we’d better whip up a batch, too. They’re surprisingly easy, and taste just like you’d expect and are less dry than the store-bought kind. They melt away just right. What none of the posts mentioned was that gelatin smells distasteful.Continue reading “We made marshmallows”
Elle is three today! She got to open her presents first thing, so excuse her ratty hair! Isn’t this tea set ADORABLE? And what’s more, now I don’t have to have water all over the carpet every time we have a tea party! So it makes sense, as well as being cute! Can you imagineContinue reading “The Big Oh-Three!”
Are you remembering to put out food for the birds? Man, it’s got to be hard for them to find enough to eat. I took this photo so you can see how deep our snow is — just look at that bench! I put the food dish under the picnic table so it wouldn’t keepContinue reading “Snow birds”
My sister has listed more eco bags in her etsy shop. Isn’t this fabric beautiful? She lives in Japan and so of course can pick from the prettiest Japanese fabrics to make her bags.
Watching: Bell, Book and Candle (1958) If there ever was a movie that begged to be remade not because it needs to be remade, but simply to bring attention to the original…this is it! What a wonderful cast, what a wonderful Christmas movie. Why doesn’t this romantic comedy get shown every year at Christmas? ItContinue reading “Watching: Bell, Book & Candle”
Are you snowed in? I hear most of the country is having a cold spell. We’re snowed in. Glorious snow! It’s sort of aggravating to not be able to run to the store for the slightest whim, but also a good reality check about shopping. I’d love to be going to McDonald’s everyday (I knowContinue reading “Brrrrrrr”