Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Day 14: Geek Love

It seems nowadays that there is this battle between the people that celebrate Valentine’s Day and those that are against it, for various reasons. I used to be part of the latter category. I was mostly against it due to

Day 14: Geek Love

It seems nowadays that there is this battle between the people that celebrate Valentine’s Day and those that are against it, for various reasons. I used to be part of the latter category. I was mostly against it due to

TAD 14 Stone Pins

Have had a lovely Valentine’s Day – meditation and yoga in the morning, went to see Black Violin with my daughter and grandson this afternoon, and spent some time painting a few more stone pins.  There have been a few

TAD 14 Stone Pins

Have had a lovely Valentine’s Day – meditation and yoga in the morning, went to see Black Violin with my daughter and grandson this afternoon, and spent some time painting a few more stone pins.  There have been a few

Day 14 Kiddie Craft

It is half term holidays here so I spent the morning with my niece (age 7) and my nephew (age 3) having lots of crafty fun. My sister is in the middle of house renovating and the living room has

Day 14 Kiddie Craft

It is half term holidays here so I spent the morning with my niece (age 7) and my nephew (age 3) having lots of crafty fun. My sister is in the middle of house renovating and the living room has

Important People in my Life as Animals

Since I missed a few posts over the weekend, here are two illustrations. Spelman and Swanson, the fox and the hen.

Important People in my Life as Animals

Since I missed a few posts over the weekend, here are two illustrations. Spelman and Swanson, the fox and the hen.

Heart-tastic!

For Ruth. I drew the hearts font by hand (can I call it a font when it’s only 4 letters?!) then photographed it, imported it into the computer, grabbed the pen, darkened the black, coloured the hearts, added a lighter

Heart-tastic!

For Ruth. I drew the hearts font by hand (can I call it a font when it’s only 4 letters?!) then photographed it, imported it into the computer, grabbed the pen, darkened the black, coloured the hearts, added a lighter

Day 14: Acorns

Another cross stitch this evening – this time some acorns.  I just need to find a frame and this project is complete. While I stitched I listened to ‘Right Here Waiting’ (Richard Marx cover) by Kurt Schneider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_F5UkkqDOA

Day 14: Acorns

Another cross stitch this evening – this time some acorns.  I just need to find a frame and this project is complete. While I stitched I listened to ‘Right Here Waiting’ (Richard Marx cover) by Kurt Schneider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_F5UkkqDOA

Photo frame load up with music

Today I have loaded my favourite pictures from our holiday in Kenya onto a card for our digital photo fame. I have also chosen music to go with the photos.

Photo frame load up with music

Today I have loaded my favourite pictures from our holiday in Kenya onto a card for our digital photo fame. I have also chosen music to go with the photos.

14: “germania” PJ pants

A while back, I bought fabric designed my Jay McCarroll, from his Germania collection. My husband is a science teacher and asked me, also a while back, if I would make him PJ pants from the soft cotton print. Today,

14: “germania” PJ pants

A while back, I bought fabric designed my Jay McCarroll, from his Germania collection. My husband is a science teacher and asked me, also a while back, if I would make him PJ pants from the soft cotton print. Today,

Crocs 14/29

Every day I am going to throw an object up in the air ten times. I am going to film myself doing it and select ten frames where the object is covering my face and make an animated gif.

Crocs 14/29

Every day I am going to throw an object up in the air ten times. I am going to film myself doing it and select ten frames where the object is covering my face and make an animated gif.

Another Wrap

Since my sister-in-law has her birthday in February, it seems I end up wrapping a small gift for her every T-a-D. Lacking calendars or colourful nature magazines to use for wrapping paper, I ended up using some patterned paper a

Another Wrap

Since my sister-in-law has her birthday in February, it seems I end up wrapping a small gift for her every T-a-D. Lacking calendars or colourful nature magazines to use for wrapping paper, I ended up using some patterned paper a

#14 My Valentine To You

This year I decided I wasn’t going to send my holiday cards via Blue Mountain or Hallmark this year. So I signed up for a email marketing service called Mail Chimp so I could send my own custom created email

#14 My Valentine To You

This year I decided I wasn’t going to send my holiday cards via Blue Mountain or Hallmark this year. So I signed up for a email marketing service called Mail Chimp so I could send my own custom created email

Dag 14 : Touchmark

And I fiddled around and started to design a touchmark today. It is to be punched on the knives I make and identify it as mine. Scribbling my initials on a piece of paper, I photographed it and selected the best looking.

Dag 14 : Touchmark

And I fiddled around and started to design a touchmark today. It is to be punched on the knives I make and identify it as mine. Scribbling my initials on a piece of paper, I photographed it and selected the best looking.

14/29 Romance

With the help of my assistant pictured below. We created a delicious romantic steak dinner for my hubby a.k.a dad for Valentines day.

14/29 Romance

With the help of my assistant pictured below. We created a delicious romantic steak dinner for my hubby a.k.a dad for Valentines day.

Day 14: lovely whale

This lovely whale loves you!   Thanks to Kate and Daniel for the ideas.

Day 14: lovely whale

This lovely whale loves you!   Thanks to Kate and Daniel for the ideas.

Day Fourteen: Valentine’s Day Hypnotic Spiral

YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS View original post on my website!

Day Fourteen: Valentine’s Day Hypnotic Spiral

YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS YOU WILL BUY ME SHINY THINGS View original post on my website!

Thing a Day 14: My One Regret

When I am on my deathbed, my one big regret will be that I didn’t have my camera with me that day a couple years ago when I saw a bighorn sheep tied to a parking meter downtown.    

Thing a Day 14: My One Regret

When I am on my deathbed, my one big regret will be that I didn’t have my camera with me that day a couple years ago when I saw a bighorn sheep tied to a parking meter downtown.    

Love is in the air

A romantic interlude… Sometime after that most dark and stormy night, when the Twigley brothers and cousins were settled in, they found themselves the focus of local attention. Handsome and dashing to a man, they rarely lacked for company. Young

Love is in the air

A romantic interlude… Sometime after that most dark and stormy night, when the Twigley brothers and cousins were settled in, they found themselves the focus of local attention. Handsome and dashing to a man, they rarely lacked for company. Young

happy Valentine’s!

I decided to take an alphabet break and wish all you thing-a-dayers happy Valentines!

happy Valentine’s!

I decided to take an alphabet break and wish all you thing-a-dayers happy Valentines!

Day 13

Today I made a sweet personalized birthday crown .I used eco felt, it’s very easy and fun  to work with and some embroidery floss for the name and details   And Amelie made a crochet flower for her teacher…  

Day 13

Today I made a sweet personalized birthday crown .I used eco felt, it’s very easy and fun  to work with and some embroidery floss for the name and details   And Amelie made a crochet flower for her teacher…  

One more petit Valentine…

This is going to be emailed around to friends not so near with a digital note written on the card.

One more petit Valentine…

This is going to be emailed around to friends not so near with a digital note written on the card.

TaD 14 – Origami heart box

I noticed a lot of hearts today, so here I come with my version:

TaD 14 – Origami heart box

I noticed a lot of hearts today, so here I come with my version:

Day 14: Embroidered Hankie

Today I embroidered a hankie from my collection. I’d been wanting to try stitching my own handwriting since seeing a Maira Kalman exhibit (she is my favorite illustrator of all time) and this seemed like a worthwhile opportunity. First I

Day 14: Embroidered Hankie

Today I embroidered a hankie from my collection. I’d been wanting to try stitching my own handwriting since seeing a Maira Kalman exhibit (she is my favorite illustrator of all time) and this seemed like a worthwhile opportunity. First I

Day Thirteen- Self Portrait

  I’m playing catch up with my posts.  This is a quick ink self portrait that I made to give you a break from scarves and hellephants.  It’s four by six inches on 300gsm Arches watercolour paper.

Day Thirteen- Self Portrait

  I’m playing catch up with my posts.  This is a quick ink self portrait that I made to give you a break from scarves and hellephants.  It’s four by six inches on 300gsm Arches watercolour paper.

Day 13 – Migraine Delay – Death Loves You

Yeah, sometimes I feel like I fall behind. I ended up at a friend’s house last night to help him change his dressings, then got to talking, in the meantime, felt a migraine coming and by the time I got

Day 13 – Migraine Delay – Death Loves You

Yeah, sometimes I feel like I fall behind. I ended up at a friend’s house last night to help him change his dressings, then got to talking, in the meantime, felt a migraine coming and by the time I got

hokeypokey 14/29

Today we went to celebrate “Chicken Tuesday,” so I only worked on this for a bit.  I satin stitched the stop, wait, go buttons and the arm hinges.  Yup, that’s it.  I had to eat some chicken, hit the batting

hokeypokey 14/29

Today we went to celebrate “Chicken Tuesday,” so I only worked on this for a bit.  I satin stitched the stop, wait, go buttons and the arm hinges.  Yup, that’s it.  I had to eat some chicken, hit the batting

Day 14: Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag (leahmama)

    I had some trouble with this so I started 3 days ago and had to set it aside while I was in the country. Finally got a new zipper after I accidentally sliced the first one with my ripper! Tonight,

Day 14: Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag (leahmama)

    I had some trouble with this so I started 3 days ago and had to set it aside while I was in the country. Finally got a new zipper after I accidentally sliced the first one with my ripper! Tonight,

Lunchtime Valentines (day 14)

My things for today are handmade surprise valentines – which I slipped into everyone’s lunches. A mini heart-shaped 4-page booklet for each of my girls, and a card for my husband.

Lunchtime Valentines (day 14)

My things for today are handmade surprise valentines – which I slipped into everyone’s lunches. A mini heart-shaped 4-page booklet for each of my girls, and a card for my husband.

Thing Thirteen

I made some hearts from a sample of Preciosa twin beads I received and later today, the top two will become my Valentine’s Day earrings.

Thing Thirteen

I made some hearts from a sample of Preciosa twin beads I received and later today, the top two will become my Valentine’s Day earrings.

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I’ve always enjoyed paper crafts of all kinds, and picked up Rob Ives’ book at a bargain section a while back. I never seemed to have the right combination of time, space, mood, and glue…

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I’ve always enjoyed paper crafts of all kinds, and picked up Rob Ives’ book at a bargain section a while back. I never seemed to have the right combination of time, space, mood, and glue…