Sunday, September 21, 2008

mad for plaid

mad for plaid, originally uploaded by kunderwood.

Check out the plaid! Go Kristi!


seeking shelter, originally uploaded by kunderwood.

Kristi is my pattern tester and she does amazing work. I probably mentioned that before but now that I have seen them in person I just cant get over it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ahhh,the weekend..

King Bolete, originally uploaded by Batram.

It Saturday AM and lucky me,everyone is still asleep and it looks like the marine layer is really thick this morning so maybe it wont be too hot.I love it when the house is quiet and I can hear the birds.The flock of parrots go over every morning and I always think Im going to get up early and watch them but I never do. This morning I caught them.It seems like the flock is getting bigger. At the start of summer the flew over in groups of 3 or 4 all day. It seems now like they got their act together and made friends and a schedule. I cant wait to see if the same thing happens next summer.
I have alot of plans for the weekend,one of them being to photograph all of the things I have made recently and the other is to write a little something for a certain magazine Im really excited about.My plan is to try to have everything in the shop by the time the magazine comes out,although the idea of listing more than 100 things on etsy in one sitting is daunting. Is it even humanly possible?I may need to enlist the fam in this one.I can just imagine the brain fog I will have after that .
Did anyone else read about Travis Barker this morning. ugh. I read he is in the burn unit. Hopefully everything goes well.
How about you what are you up to this weekend? I really appreciated reading everyones 9-11 stories,it makes you realize what a big world it is.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wanna hear something stupid?

Jay McCarroll with Spools, originally uploaded by k-ideas.

I just watched Project Jay for the first time and it left me bawling like a baby.Hearing him talk about passion and sewing 6-7 hours without going to the bathroom of even drinking water reminds me of me.And I thought it was really interesting how he talked about his line and being a sellout and if he wanted to do that or not and if he does does that mean hes not an artist anymore. I think about all this stuff and wonder about self sabotage because I know I do it often and I wonder if by the end of this show he will do that to himself or not.It practically tore me apart seeing him go thru the panic and stress and the last minute torture,thinking he wont get it done, over the Heidi dress only to have her not pick it in the end and I swear my heart broke right along with him.I think doing art of any kind and trying to make it with your art is such a personal hard thing. I sometimes get some guilt and guilt trips over working on my stuff the way I do,I think maybe sometimes people look at me like Iam just playing when I work on my things. I guess its because Iam passionate about it and its all I really want to do or talk about or spend money on.I think some people,maybe not my family but others dont really see any value in it if Im not able to make a fantastic living off of it but Im not really sure if I care if I ever do. I dunno,just a thought.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Feeling the connection

Feeling the connection, originally uploaded by Lauren Alane.

This photo reminds me of my oldest daughter.So cute! Lauren does an amazing job!


witchy poo, originally uploaded by annieoakleaves.

This is Ruby, I have a new set coming soon featuring her and her friends.
So how is everyone? It seems like forever since Ive blogged.We caught a bad round of something around here,its kind of like a cold kind of like the flu,I cant decide. August was a big month for me,Ive been meaning to tell you about it but here it is almost halfway thru September and I still havent. Ok so heres a list
1) Two of my children started their first days in college,(yay)
2) We celebrated our 1 year anniversary in California
3)Iam now on my last year of my 30s and had a beautiful sunset dinner at the crab shak on the beach.The whole week was a great birthday actually.
4) I got accepted to something I was really really crossing my fingers on.
5)School started and my youngest daughter is captain of the football team!
6) Its been a year and I finally have a workspace set up in my little corner of the house.
So far September has been interesting,aside from everyone being sick. I accidently caught the pincushion bug and now have right around 100 under my belt (in the shop soon) Scary I know,I was trying to think of a way to use what I have because Iam very limited on space and have enough stuff to fit a large studio.Pincushions have been very satisfying because it doesnt take long and they end up so cute. Ive been making pins for them and adding everything I can find to them. Im trying to put together little sets of things to go with them. Im pretty excited about it,pictures soon. I keep thinking today is the day I will take pictures but then end up making more..I cant even imagine what its going to be like to list all of them on etsy...oh my.
Yesterday was Sept 11th and I woke up to my youngest singing The Star Spangled Banner in her room. It made me weepy thru out the day.When that happened I had just moved to Spokane Washington and was watching Good Morning America with my dad.It was so shocking. What were you doing that day?
xoxoxoxoxo Annie

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