Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Here is our tree - it's a little pathetic, because it's plastic. I like to think of it as being green. Notice the blueprint wrapping paper - also a green effort.

My darling husband, Jacob, and I woke up early today to open presents and then made Christmas dinner together. It looks fancy, but I have to admit that we didn't stuff the Cornish Game Hens ourselves-they came that way from the store. It was delicious! And look at the tiny wishbones!

Jacob is so kind to support my love for crafts/art and got me a block printing press and an adjustable dress form - I can't wait to sew my own clothes. Or at least attempt to...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Bavaria Inspired Ornaments

I'm almost ready for Christmas and really want to post some of the Christmas presents I've been working on, but am not going to risk spoiling it for any of my friends. So instead, here are the ornaments I made for a craft/art show last month. Christmas tree pics are coming soon!!

Wood Ornament (out of toe-kick) with block printed motifs

Saturday, December 13, 2008

East Side Thrifting

I am under the firm impression that the best thrift shopping is right here, on the East Side of Des Moines. Amy, Leslie and I started the morning at our very own Ken's Diner and then off we went thrift shopping. Here is a peak at some of our finds!