Welcome to my personal blog!
ere I will share my crafty pursuits (usually x-posted from my other blog sweetfructose)
do some parenting/kid talk, fashion/hair wish-listing, and post general randomness, complaints,
about whatever else catches my whimsy.


halloween herman sneak peak

dear blog,

ive been oh so busy yet again...from family trips back east to ├╝ber cleaning and house re-arranging in preparation for a newly mobile lil' jellybean. all of which i shall regail to you soon. for now, please peep my halloween offerings as a token of my appreciation:

meet Herman

side gash

[removable top & brains!!!]

Pics of his bride soon to come...

p.s. The removable top of Herman's head (ha! anyone remember that show?) can also double as a sweet, sweet hi-top fade:
too hype


La Famille Septopus

The gang's all here

In late 2005/early 2006, born of a mixure of boredom & procrastination, came the septopus. I had already been toying with the idea of the seven tentacled cephalopod as plush when the need arose to create a project for a communication's class. From there, my love and fascination with these creatures grew. I started with a plain blue one, and from there, my handmade, handsewn collection quickly grew.

Some were born as septopi, seven tentacled and proud. Others had accidents, thus marked with their own special band-aids. But all are loved just the same.

They all tried to make it to Etsy, they really did, but mama's grasp is strong, and her demeanor shy. Soon, though, Soon my pretties shall be available to the world.


Caring for Your Introvert - The Atlantic (March 2003)

Caring for Your Introvert - The Atlantic (March 2003)

Found @ KrissyHix Blog & Shared via AddThis

When I was a-blog hunting around, I found the KrissyHix Blog & a link to an article titled "Caring for Your Introvert). Sure, not all people are one thing or another, as us humans are weird and multidimensional beings, but if you identify with one personality trait or another, it's a fun read. (note: It's a hilarious read for all you Introverts out there, like myself- You will find yourself nodding in agreement and sighing "THANK YOU" to those who finally understand us.) Now shhh! and be still.


fun with polyhedrons

Meet Holly:

she's a quilted polyhedron ornament. what? you thought ornaments were just for the holiday season? that's silly. you're silly. ornaments are for every occasion to make you feel happy. silly pants.

anyhoo, after some minor bumps in the road & needle stabs to the finger, holly is completed. She's approx 4" x 5" of quilted love and glitter.

Now that i've got holly the poly prototype done, i'm a bit wiser and know the best way to make more. Be on the lookout for more poly ornaments soon


plush you peek-a-boo

In honor of the Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon"/The Wizard of OZ Mash-up, please get your copy of Neutral Milk Hotels' "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" ready....press play, now:

I'd like to introduce you to...
Esteban Septopus.
it rolls off the tounge better if you pronounce it with a french accent,
or a really good Jacques Cousteau impression.
go on, try it.
i'll wait. . . . . . . . . . .

He's approx 18" in height & stuffed with lavender and love.

I'm glad I won't be home to see him go, as I am currently on the east coast visiting family.

Esteban was almost too huggable to let go. But like all casanovas that love quick & hard, he's a traveler by nature and simply cannot be cooped up at home. This septopus needs let his tentacles feel the open road & water. Next stop, Seattle.

Vaya con Dios, you dharma bum

::Aaaand, stop song now::

Creepy how it syncs up, right? You're welcome.