Thursday, November 29, 2007

This week I relisted a few of my paper flowers on Etsy. I often hear how much better they are in person (that is so much better than the reverse situation!) I hand sew each flower and varnish them (heavily) they are very durable yet super light. Each brooch is one of a kind - that is true of all of my creations. I have more brooches in the works, these are just a few I couldn't leave behind! I swear, when I am being creative I feel like I want to live bliss!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Self Portraits

This really made my week ~ Mike Steinhauer bought a print of a self portrait I took in October and posted in his blog! I got chills looking at this wonderful variety of self portraits as a group. It's really good and I am honored to be part of it! Self Portrait Gallery ~

Friday, November 23, 2007

My World

I took some shots around my house on Wednesday night. Most of the rooms in my house are lit with colorful bulbs (I rarely use white lights) and most of the things I collect and love look best in this lighting (me too, I suppose!) Dark, dusty, grainy, forgotten, lost, old, odd, rusty, broken, sad...mmm, my favorites!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Seven Things (I've been tagged)

I've been tagged by thankyouenjoy

7 things about me ~

1. I put little monster heads all over my house - anywhere they cheers me up

2. I bite my nails

3. I do not like celery

4. my hair is naturally blonde (though I prefer it black)

5. one of the best complements I have ever received was being called "betty crocker feminist"

6. sometimes just before I go to bed I put on tons of makeup...then I wash it all off

7. I collect old lunch boxes, old suitcases and little handpainted plaster animals I find second hand

the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Magic Rabbit

Today I came home to find two packages waiting for me. One from Annette - a VERY crafty peep - and the other was a package returned to me (the dreaded "Return to Sender").

The package returned was a hat sold and shipped to Canada. I have had problems shipping to Canada - mostly just taking waaayyyy to long...but this time it didn't even make it through customs. It had a note saying - no sender name in Arabic Numerals and/or Roman Letters. Um...I wrote my initials KRK and the post office I mailed the package from O.K.'d it. A drag, because now I fear mailing anything to Canada.

The package from Annette was so exciting to open! Annette LeBlanc Cate is my good friend from Boston (neither of us live there now)....she was my boss for the Dr.Katz show. She was the art director of that show and I did animation/art. She is the best...she made that job my favorite - EVER! Annette just had a wonderful childrens book published - The Magic Rabbit. She sent a copy for me and my daughter (I am very lucky, she signed it in the most special way) and sent a variety of other treasures for us to enjoy. It softened the blow of the returned package and her drawings brought back wonderful memories of working together on the Dr. Katz show. I love her drawings ~

***the old lady in the car killlls me and I l.o.v.e. those amazing shoes!

a few links for these things I am writing about!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I have a wonderful collection of sock monkeys and this guy came to me without eyes. I gave him cartoon eyes (eyes that fill the eyeglasses) and now he is able to see again. I took his portrait and put him in this little rhinestone frame to show the love.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday Night and Saturday Sewing

I finally got myself out of the house last night! I made it to one art opening at a new gallery on Marcy Street called Underground Gallery of Contemporary Art (it's in a very cool space below street level next to the most delicious restaurant in town-LaBoca) They had an opening for this fantastic painter Patrick Boyles...a nice turnout and really good art. After that I went to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame to see my friend Joe West and his band. It was packed and I drank more beer than I had planned on drinkin'. It was a pretty good time...but I kept thinking "you can't be too tired to sew tomorrow!" I took a taxi home just after midnight.
I have been busy all week with a new hat style and have listed two on Etsy. It was inspired by a fantastic vintage hat I got as a gift when I lived in New Zealand. The one I have from the 60s is made with faux fur...but I love this style in a variety of fabrics. I have all day to finish a velvet version of this hat and will start a new hood with recycled vintage wool (I cannot get enough of this hood style! It's so unique and reallly cute!)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mini Crafty Peep

My daughter (8 yrs old) has been working on very colorful projects this weekend. She made a robot card for a friend of ours, a smiley pin using an old slide and several drawings for more slides. I love her colorful designs - they always make me smile!