Wednesday, December 29, 2010

merry and bright

So this is christmas...
yummy tastes
happy faces
funny tags
not-so-serious wrapping
the giving 
the receiving
the charm, and lights, and love
the hope, the anticipation, the hot drinks
doing things in order (from youngest to oldest)
partying the mostest on christmas eve
the reunions and affections
the part where we can barely hold in the tears, because everyone's heart comes out.
the satisfaction, and being really really really full of food and pie. 
The christmas day movie: true grit
the guests, the memories, and this whole wonderful life. 

Can't wait to see what happens next year. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

teeny tiny little bits

a couple monday bits 
& some recent accessory creations:
-'danke' bag
-collar necklace

The danke bag ingredients are simple:
canvas bag, straight pins, spare trim or ribbon, & needle&thread.

collar necklace ingredients: 
see here.

headband ingredients:
for this I just took some spare fabric (a shirt collar in this case), 
tied it in the middle, 
then sewed the two ends to a ribbon on each side. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

#1 New York Pizza

I tried a new pizza place I didn't know about.
The owner is Sicilian. He moved to New York for 18 years. married Relita. They eventually relocated to the west coast & Now they make pizza in a tiny little place off the highway. He told us stories. forced me to fold my pizza.& talked a lot about trying to kiss us.
I understood about 75% of his speech. A gem of a dude. Looks exactly like patrick stewart.
& the pizza was da bomb. 

Bonus: Relita is also a mathematician (& painter) and she donned a very puff painted decorated sweatshirt, covered in a slew of math problems.
Yes, I recommend it. 

p.s. OH MY OH MY It's christmas eve! 
Happy christmas. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

wonderful things - christmas edition

George Bailey 
this DIY collar. 
I made one & plan on making more. 
I'll show you soon.
DIY ornaments, such as this.
snow on your breakfast.
snow in your hair.
Coldplay 'christmas lights'
hey it's christmas.<--listen
love. no duh. boatloads, and boatloads of love.
these movies.

...Oh the happy time. Christmas is such a good idea. The joy, the love, the celebration, the newness, the hope. All good things. 
p.s. stay tuned for scenes from my christmas experience & family traditions.
I wish you the most festive filled day ever.