Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hooray, Camera's Back!

And here's The Brother to demonstrate how adorable gray cats sitting at the top of cat towers can be. He's not so sure about the camera in his face, but right after this picture, he came down and sat in my lap while I uploaded the photo to the computer. He has his ear at quite a jaunty angle in the photo!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Phooey, no camera!

Well, my trusty Canon is in the shop AGAIN being repaired and was supposed to be back two weeks ago but still is not. I have a lot of things to photograph but no camera to photograph with! I have recently made some super-cute hedgehog themed things for my baby nephew, Noah, who is vision-impaired and needs some toys with texture. I made him a hedgehog toy that has bells inside for sound and is made of eyelash yarn for texture. I've also made a few new things for my 14" Kish girls, and hope to share photos soon.

It's SNOWING here. We have about two inches on the ground. And it's cold, too. Winter has arrived early this year.

On the new project front (just what I needed, a new project!) I have finally purchased a new dollhouse kit for myself. I have not been happy with my old dollhouse for years, because I assembled it when I was 18 and it's not put together well. I have gotten the April Cottage from Dolls House Emporium in England and can't wait to get to work on it. It's a massive undertaking, though, and I'm still in the materials-gathering stage. The photos of the house are here:

April Cottage

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Autumn in Upstate

Autumn in Upstate NY is a gorgeous blaze of color, especially this year. These photos are from about a month ago, at the peak of the leaf color. Above is the ramshackle tree house in the corner of my lawn.
My front door with the mums (which have now been frosted and don't look anywhere near as nice!).

And sunset's last rays accent the warm colors of the hillside behind my house.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Don't mess with crafters!

Hey, someone just pulled up beside my house and pulled out my yard sign for Obama and Biden! I was here when they did it, at about 1:40 PM today! I heard a car idling outside, so I went to the window to look and someone was pulling away in an SUV (Bronco II or Cherokee-sized, dark colored, possibly burgundy or black) and my sign was GONE! I went up to the road to see if I could catch the license plate, but I couldn't, so I hopped in the car and drove madly down the road to see if I could figure it out, and the only person I saw even roughly matching that description was a lady pulled over past the next intersection down in a Bronco which was black and had some Sunoco stickers on the back. Not sure if that was the culprit or not.

So I came home, boiling mad and reported it to the County Sheriff's office. I'm waiting for one of them to arrive to take the official report. Now here's where I'm glad I have a well-stocked craft room. I googled up Obama printable yard signs, printed off one and mounted it on foam-core board with some YES glue. I have used a pencil sharpener to sharpen some dowels and glued them into the bottom so I have my own, new Obama sign. Lickety-split--new sign. And I'm tempted to print off fifteen more and make a giant banner of signs across my front yard. Stupid idiots.


There, that's about as excited as I ever get.

Now back to waiting for the sheriff, and I'll post my homemade sign when he leaves.

Here's the link to the printable Obama signs for anyone who might have a need.

Free Printable Obama Yard Signs