Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
stationary flat sets are available! :D
side note- I met the cutest little boy today who within 10 minutes told me he was five years old and can almost wipe his tushie himself (ha!) and informed me that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was not a cartoon but an action show. Well, exuuuuse me! ;)
self portrait tuesday
Monday, June 27, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
sorry, we're closed. come back tomorrow.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Today was so interesting! Alex covered for someone at work and had asked me to come with him to an appointment this morning. We left at 8:00 for what was supposed to be an hour and a half drive down to San Diego. We put the address in the navigation system to find that although this place is in San Diego county it's two and a half hours away! For the last hour we weren't on any major freeways and for the last twenty minutes we didn't even see a house. It was like driving through Kansas. I wish I had brought my camera to show you how ridiculous Alex's "painted" mini looked against the country scene. It wasn't at all like the fast pace of Orange County, that's for sure! The client had three horses and a pond of goldfishes that rushed you for food. I haven't been up close to a horse in years! The weather was gorgeous!
The client had absolutely no clue about his computer which still amazes me about people. I almost wish I could be content with that laid back lifestyle but I am happy with how much I rely on technology. I've met most of my closest friends + even my husband here! Isn't it interesting how different people's lives are but how alike our feelings and problems can be? So many times I am sitting in my car at a red light and I look at the person in the car next to mine and think, "Wow, that person has a life". Ha! I know that sounds funny. Isn't it interesting how self-centered we are? I don't just mean that in the bad implications it has. I mean, we have a life and everything happens around us. You will probably never again see that person next to you or many of the people they ever come in contact in. I wonder what's going on in their life- what's important to them. Any interesting thoughts you have while driving?
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Inspired by this patchwork book I made my first patchwork/quilting item- a tote! :) I hope you like it! I sure do.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
self-portrait tuesday, flowers, + well wishes
my five minutes of fame.
A *huge* thank you to Katey for being so easy to work with and for creating what I think is a wonderful website!
Thank you to Sarah for pointing me in the right direction.
To Aimee- Thank you for being such a great love, joleen model and an encouraging sister!
To my family, friends, and loyal blog readers: THANK YOU!!! You have been so encouraging, helpful, inspiring, & reassuring.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
you're the apple of my eye
Saturday, June 18, 2005
raindrop stationary flats
Friday, June 17, 2005
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Oh! Be sure to go to the shop and sign up on the mailing list for the latest and greatest! :)
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
furry flip flops
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
"self portrait tuesday" + other stuff
Thought I'd jump on the band wagon here so here's a photo of a bit of me today. Look at those chubby fingers- haha! :) Like my new skirt? I thought it was a floral print but if you look close those are dancers with big flowing skirts. I made the bracelet. ;) To view some other sweet people out in blogland go here, here, + here.
Congratulations are in order to Leslie + family for their new addition! Kate Hazel Born: June 13, 20055:43 PM 8 lbs. 15 oz.21 inches
So, I'm thinking the car gods are against me lately after the flat incident a week ago today. I took the wee one to the post office today to send some wristlets off for consignment and I locked my keys in the car. I realized this as I was paying the cashier inside. Again, no panicing (I'm on a roll here!). I just walked outside to evaluate the situation. Thank God, I left one of the windows unrolled just enough to stick my arm in and unlock the door. I probably shouldn't have had them down at all since it was sprinkling...
Monday, June 13, 2005
192 hours + counting...
Send promotional postcards to contacts, family, + friends.If you want one email me your address! (joleenieweenie AT hotmail DOT com)
- Take photographs of jewelry
- Edit all remaining photographs
- Finish writing product information
- Update Line Sheet
- Order soft plastic clear boxes for plush birds
Order packaging supplies Package product for consignment Send consignment order to Needles + Pens Send consignment order to Pixelgirlshop
- Go through website and check for anomalies in product information, item numbers, links, photographs, prices
- Write or have written- Press Release (I would love to trade someone a customized wristlet for a press release! Email me if you're interested!)
- Sew more wristlets for consignment shops (Know of any brick + mortar shops in your area that consign?)
Send consignment order to France & Amber
Sunday, June 12, 2005
home is where your...
Saturday, June 11, 2005
i ♥ japanese craft books!!
Today I went to the Japanese Amazon and searched for more handmade ZAKKA and other craft books recommended. Unfortunately international orders take 3-4 weeks to deliver but I am STILL *so* excited to get these books!! Here is what I bought:
beautiful baby items:
patchwork book recommended by wee wonderfuls:
beautiful artwork created with children's drawings, recommended by angry chicken, which remind me so much of lizette greco's work:
You can get help in converting currency (so you know what you're paying!) here.
Oh man, there are so many books I want! Although I love eBay this is such a cheaper way to get them! Make sure you take a thorough gander because shipping costs are not cheap. Plus, it would stink if you completed the sale and then fell in love with another book! But then again, how can that not happen?
Friday, June 10, 2005
items for the kitchen
a hodgepodge of items
a great shop with a variety of goodies
for your home
beautiful handmade items
links to lots 'o shops (great layout!)
I couldn't quite figure out what they sell, if anything, but it's a cute site.
And my absolute favorite, favorite, favorite cute things, Japanese- DECOLE!!
here, here, & here
My Little Mochi's blog. Right there she had the link to this which I just think is hilarious! I didn't have to go through all the sites I did to find it, I guess.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Here are some of my favorites:
I love this skirt! It reminds me so much of Lizette's work based on her children's drawings.
What little girl wouldn't want this polka dot party dress?
I want a little girl just so she can wear this and this and this. Oh my gosh, and this!
You all know I have a purse obsession. How cute is this!
I want ALL of these dishes!!
Here is another great shop for cool baby clothes and gifts!
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
hello kitty crimper
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
bye, bye birdie
uhoh, a flat
PS- no, sweetie, my necklace is not for eating...
Monday, June 06, 2005
I had somewhat of a productive day yesterday even with a 3.5 hour power loss! I was mid sewing (that blue and yellow wristlet above) and Alex was playing a computer game with his friends when it happened. We just sort of looked at each other and said, "Now what?" I realized last night just how much we need electricity. The power company said it wouldn't be until the following day that we'd regain power (yikes!). We watched the next episode of Alias we had from netflix until the battery on the laptop completely died. It started getting dark so we got the flash light Alex got for Christmas (thanks, Mom!) and put it by the front door before going to Chiles for dinner. When's the last time just the two of us sat down somewhere to eat? We're all about convience (aka: we're lazy) most of the time. It was nice to go out though. We were hoping the electricity would be working when we got home but no such luck. We decided to go to bed at 9:30 (Ha!) just as the power turned back on. Woohoo! We resumed our tasks and went to bed at a more normal hour- midnight.