Monday, April 30, 2007

my weekend, in a 475x475 pixel box

weekend_pics.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

productive weekend thanks to saturday being the crappiest day of the week. yay. anyway, new items in the sto'. yay. lots of cute wallets and such to come this week since i ran out of snaps and had to delay on their arrivals. and that's a cat, not my cat, but the neighborhood cat who thinks she's my cat or really just didn't want to stay out in the rain. she's making herself comfy in my new camera bag. brilliant. so happy monday. and of course, it's nice and sunny.

white as a ghost and praying for sun on a day i can actually enjoy it

Friday, April 27, 2007

friday faves: handmade goodness

aiden_project.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

here's a little baby gift i made for a friend lately. it's not necessarily my taste but it matches her taste and the babies room exactly so it was nice to hear when i gave it to her. it's great to make something cute for someone and have them absolutely love it.

speaking of handmade love, i bought this little cutie on etsy today!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

it's cold here in the shadows

sunset_042607.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

the sun warm when it comes out. thus is spring in upstate. we had a horrid storm the other night. it sounded like a freight train for about 30 minutes. since then it's been pretty cool. not that i'm regretting packing away the sweaters, there's always layers.

the etsy sale lasts two more days then i'll be loading it up with tons of new crap. i cut a bunch of fabric lastnight while watching tv and pushing through overindulgent-salmon-induced nausea. i'm going to sew some super cute crap this weekend to put in the shop. i'm really obsessed with polka dots and fun kid's prints currently. that's all i'll say for now.

two words: friday. tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

i hate hate-day.

i hate days you wake up, shower and end up staring into the useless and scary abyss that is your closet. before you know it your husband is checking the clock to see exactly how long you've been standing there... it ends up taking you seventeen minutes to pick out an outfit that looks like it was laying on the floor from your weekend out in the yard. you should never weigh yourself on days like that. you should eat lots of 'phish food' and hang out in sweats all day and maybe possibly if you're feeling motivated enough you can actually do your hair... you should have easy access to a bathroom. and a butler. you shouldn't be required to actively coordinate spring layers or find pants that fit over that water retention blob you call a belly. and you definately shouldn't wear too-small-for-your-feet-but-too-dang-cute-not-to-buy shoes. it's just wrong to get toe blisters on a day like hate day. only a day like that could make you toss the too-cute-too-small shoes. hate shoes day. hate bloating day. hate *ugh* everything day. can't wait for tomorrow. i need new shoes.

Monday, April 23, 2007

open-toed sunshine

photo of the day 4.23.07, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

it's so strange to think last weekend we were walking around in down coats treading through 5 inches of snow, but this weekend was amazing! i got to wear in my new green shoes {love them}, picked up a couple of cute tanks from old navy and put away all my winter clothes. it was a very cleansing experience. i could feel the depressing death vibes exiting through my pores at the site of cute skirts and open-toed shoes and sunshine.

i also stamped a LOT of things this weekend, mostly onesies {and an adorable baby blanket from target} but a few women tanks for summer. i'll let you all know when they're up on etsy, i still have to photo them and set the ink.

i need to hit the gym hard in the next month or so since i'll be out of commission for a few weeks after surgery.

happy sunny monday people. keep it real playas.

Friday, April 20, 2007

friday favorites: photography

4.20.07 photo, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

i love it. it's so inspiring. it's warm. it's tragic. it's moving. it's deep, dark or magical. you can creat an entire world with just one shot. i took this yesterday, right outside my door. everything's starting to bud and the sky was so blue i couldn't resist. but how do you document such a simple change? interestingly of course. i hope that's what i've done here. of course, photoshop helped a little.

and a HUGE happy birthday to jen! i love you! even though you live 3,000 miles away. jerk.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

good news for people who love good news.

Picture-2.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

this is what we have to look forward to. i think we've finally kicked winter out the door. no snow in that forecast baby, this is gonna be a good week. maybe i'll finally be able to shake the ghostly glow and don a little sunshine on my skin.

in other good news, embee had her babee. yay for cute little drew who didn't think coming out the uterus was such a good idea so they had to unwillingly cut him out. but mom and baby are great. or so i've been texted...

and last but not least, i'm going to the opera tomorrow for the first time ever. but my date ditched last minute for a baby shower, what what? so anyone want to go? just let me know!

PS: krista is having an etsy sale as well, so head on over and check out the cotton candy necklaces. she sent me a pink one last week and i adore it. i'll take pics soon, but for now i'm looking forward to wearing it in this nice weather! in fact, i might pick up one in green since it's my latest addiction.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

weekend home depot warriors

painting_sm.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

this is what i felt compelled to do this weekend. it was a really cold open space before so i tried to make it warm and cozy. it's still freezing down there, but now it's pretty. so who cares? i want to get some funky patterned pillows to tie it all in. oh to have an ikea within 100 miles.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ugh. ick. blah. yuck.

springnot.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

so basically yesterday as a whole was a crapfest. i bought these cute little shoes last week in hopes of passing crappy weather, but then i woke up to this. having to resurrect the snowboots does not a happy me make. and it's a white out RIGHT now. seriously. seriously?

then i stayed home due to nausea and ended up sleeping the ENTIRE day. i'm not kidding. i went back to sleep after calling into work and woke up at 1, then managed to take two 2-hr naps. needless to say falling asleep lastnight was difficult. and on top of all that i got some really sad news from a friend late lastnight. really life changing sad for him. it makes me hurt when my friends hurt.

so on the only positive note i have, i got three of your card swaps and i plan on finally listening to two of the CDs. loved all the cards, you guys really got into this and it makes me happy to see your funky creations. i've been running out to the mailbox every day this past week just to see if they're here yet. oh, and i made my very first sale on etsy! and i got a check {finally} from cafepress, it's slow going on that stuff and i only make a couple of dollars on each item BUT with that check i'll be buying some more shirts to stamp. i'm thinking tanks for summer. if anyone's interested in a custom order tell me now and i'll pick up your size! sorry i took a wee little break there but as you see, it's been a total letdown around here...tomorrow i'll show pics of our weekend project...

PS: i'm currently scheduling my rhinoplasty {sp?} for june! yay for finally breathing right!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

for every woman, sale is that dirty desirable four-letter word.

etsy_sale.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

yep, it's all on sale, so if you had your eye on it, get it! basically, i want to clean house. sure i haven't sold a thing and i've only had the shop for a couple of weeks, but i want to make room for new fun things. although i don't know what yet. i've got a custom order already {thanks jen} and i'll be hitting the sewing machine all weekend! wa hoo.

happy friday. the 13th. ooooh. freaky.

card swap slacker

cardswap07.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

so i slacked. i did. i didn't get everything wrapped in time for saturday's mail-by date, so these pretty packages all left here on monday. but don't let the boxes scare anyone into thinking they didn't do enough, one's a belated bday gift and one's a belated fun box. i was just trying to save on shipping. i'm pretty stoked about my muzak cd. i hope you gals all love it as much as i do. it's a must-have for music junkies or greys fans {which most of you fall into one catagory or the other}.

so when these yellow-clad packages make it to your doorstep, i hope you love opening them as much as i loved putting them together!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

dessert, yay!

dessert_yay.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

the fruit trifle {truffle?} came out delicious. i was really excited since i didn't follow a recipe. just some cake, pudding and fruit. yum. the cupcakes not so much. i tried a new organic frosting mix and it tasted like butter. not great. guess i'll just have to buy a standing mixer and make it all from scratch.

Monday, April 09, 2007

sewing, yay!

sewing_yay.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

guess what i got working late friday night {finally}? my sewing machine! which saves me about 130 bucks for a new one. and just think, all i had to do was properly feed the bobbin thread. thank goodness for google. so i stayed up late making all kinds of goodies for myself and my ferocious cousin. {which by the way, i've named a set of hairpins in the store after you, jen!}

so here's a couple of ipod holders i made and a checkbook cover....they're not nearly good enough to sell, so i'll have to keep practicing and maybe someday sewing goods will grace my etsy, until then i need to figure out how to make a pocket tissue holder...

hope everyone had a great easter!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

american idle

emoticon.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

be a part of absolutely nothing and vote for your favorite emotion today! guaranteed to never make it into the history books ever! not groundbreaking! not electrifying! not going to save the planet! but maybe just the slightest bit now!

* all votes subject to a complete mental examination of individual voters. please keep this in mind when voting numerous times. there will also be a urine analysis at time of vote. please drink in excess of 80 ounces of water if you are planning on voting numerous times.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

this ain't no runway baby

i have nothing AT ALL to write about so i'll let you all know what i'm wearing. that's exciting. yes.

brown vneck sweater from the limited {my favorite store, yes indeedy}, new seven jeans {bought them for a steal at tjmaxx}, goucho girl headband {the blue and brown one}, and these babies.

it's cold, wet and dreary today but i'm trying to make the best of it. make phone calls, cross off items on the to-do list, make it feel like it's a semi-productive day, you know? pot luck dinner tonight at the church to which i am bringing some fabulous organic brownies. who says eating healthy isn't fun?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the conversation had i been slightly aware of my surroundings:

j: {staring into the dark bedroom where i lie on top of the bed}
what are you doing? taking a nap?

me: no i'm building a rocket. get out of here and turn off that light.

Monday, April 02, 2007

desperately wanting

newinshop.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

new in the shop: stamped shirts {in limited sizes since i'm just trying to see if there's a market for them}, hairpins {i figured out how to make them this weekend, more fun colors to come, yay!} and the same old prints, {although i'm working on some new ones, one involving an alien} :) if anyone's interested in stamped shirts let me know sizes and colors. i'm also testing out some onesies...maybe one will be up tomorrow...

so this is what i spent much of the weekend doing. but it was relaxing. even though i should have been sleeping off the headache, but that's what staying up all hours of the night on a thursday will do to you. seriously. the weekend was way too short. watched the holiday, went to the outlets, crafted, cleaned house {but not the bathroom which desperately needs it} and checked out a sewing machine...hmm...oh, and i got offered a job last friday.

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