Monday, July 23, 2007

Idle Hands, Not!

I'm inspired to make roses because I'm thinking "flamenco"
I can't sit still these days. I don't know why. I'm like a hummingbird, I tell you. Constantly doing doing. If I'm not creating, I'm organizing or driving kids around, or cleaning, or cooking, or doing yoga. But when I sleep, it's down for the count. Currently I have 2 crochet works in progress (wip), one on the backburner waiting to get started, a book on order for a 4th. And that's for when I'm watching tv in the eve for I don't typically crochet during the day except maybe on weekends while my husband is watching the Tour de France so I can keep him company. So here are pictures of my current wips.

a handbag because I had red wool

A wool scarf because I loved the picture on the pattern. Imagine a breezy day at the beach.

I don't know why I was inspired to make a wool scarf when it's so hot out, but I think it was the light color wool. So off to yoga now!

Monday, July 16, 2007

A Whole Lotta Fun, A Whole Lotta New

When you work really hard, or not, relaxation is very important. I ordered this daybed from West Elm back in April. It was backordered and after a lost truck and a lot of hassle, it has finally arrived. It fits just perfect in the corner of my family room and is a welcome addition for reading and rest.

I had a wonderful opportunity yesterday to help my friend Jennifer of Textile Fetish at her table at Felt Club XL in LA. It was sooo crowded and just hopping with excitement. There were so many talented people and great music playing. I met a lot of people I've recently 'met' or 'known' for a long time on line like Nicole of Queen Puff Puff , Jenifer of Sprout Studio , Jenny of Sew Darn Cute , and many more. My camera didn't like the dim lighting but Jennifer got a lot more pictures and as soon as she gets back home to Texas I'm sure we'll see more.

I've been jamming getting my jewelry ready for the New World Flamenco Festival in August. I've got so many new designs that I've made just for the festival. I can't wait to show them off.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Summer Time, Family Time

Hi, remember me? I know I haven't blogged in a while. It's because the kids are out of school and running me here and there. In between that, I had to finish the crocheted blanket for my daughter and get in gear making flamenco jewelry for the Flamenco festival I'm vending at for the second year in a row. It's 9 shows of selling jewelry and accessories. Busy-ness.

So here's the completed Babette blanket I crocheted. My daughter loves it. While she was away for a week, I completely overhauled her bedroom. 4 full days it took with several trips to stores to get organizer bins, baskets, files, etc. She was completely surprised and happy about it. Whew.

Every year for the 4th of July we have a block party. It starts with a little parade then onto the festivities. Most of the street was there plus many friends and family members.

This is the gang lining up for a waterballoon toss. See the cute guy on the right in green? My hubby. He lost and got all wet.

Here's the pups and my son. The dogs got to be in the parade of course. We had other games such as corn on the cob eating contest, a basketball shootoff, a football throwing contest, another water game and our new favorite, musical chairs. The kids played fair. The adults, well, let's just say it was musical chair death match and one of the chairs is no longer with us. Either is a pair of someone's sunglasses. I didn't play, I ran that game. So funny.

A sampling of the flamenco jewelry I'm making. I have tons of new earring designs that I'm sure will be a big hit. I've made them but haven't had a chance to photograph them yet.