Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Studio Mascot

This is Sadie, my roommate and Liesl Designs studio mascot. 

These pictures were taken the morning after I apparently fell asleep on the couch watching TV.  I awoke to this face peering at me(and unable to move my legs, since she's laying on my knees.)  I'm not generally a heavy sleeper, so I can't imagine how she was able to walk on me and lay on my knees for any length of time without my noticing.  

(cue "Twilight Zone" music)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, I took my first walk of the Spring in the newly thawed Grant Forest Preserve today.  It was pretty barren due to the crummy weather we've had lately, but there are some buds coming out.  Pretty soon it will look like this:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Budget Gardening

It's finally starting to be consistently warmer here, and soon I'll feel comfortable enough to start decking out my patio with flowers and container veggies. We'll see how successful I am with the veggies...

I was thrilled to find these garden tools at Target, in their dollar section no less! (They also come in purple and pink.) Somehow, they make me feel like I could actually accomplish my gardening goals.

They also have vegetable and wildflower seed packets, garden edging, and even tiny gnomes!

And yes, I did consider getting the gnomes.....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend!  

(The above graphic is from The Vintage Workshop.  It's a terrific source for all types of vintage images. You can visit their site here.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sneak Peeks

A couple of pics of work in progress....

This necklace is a custom order piece:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm in the Treasury!

I received a note this morning from fellow Etsian karenshmaren07 that my Gemma earrings have been featured in her treasury! You can view it here

Karenshmaren07's shop can be seen