Saturday, February 19, 2011

10 weeks tomorrow!

So what happened to me in the land of blogworld, well I made a baby... I had just begun blogging and stopped when I got pregnant(yay!!)
So, our son Winter was born December 12th and I love being a mom and I miss sleeping.
Although W mostly sleeps(I'm soooo lucky), some exciting things have been happening.
This week he began cooing when I sang familiar songs to him and sometimes it seems like he's trying to sing along.
Yesterday was a really big day in our world of ECing(elimination communication). W woke up from a nap with a dry diaper and then oned and twoed in the potty!!! Crazy right? I've sort of created my own method of EC(he still wears diapers) and never in my wildest dreams would I have believed it would work so well.
He may have actually looked at the pictures in his storybook and he managed to swing and hit a hanging toy - yesterday was a big day of firsts. They tired him out so much that we were able to grocery shop today without any fussing.
Well, I see mint jewels turning into a bit of a baby blog, filled with my loves and inspirations. xoxo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Basket for your bike?

The accessories have arrived at riders and I have my eye on this basket. After being inspired by the Jane Birkin post and other basket posts at fieldguided, I knew a basket was the perfect shopping bag. This one will be ready for groceries wherever I ride.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Back in the day...

When I saw this posted over at The Foxy Robot, I was flooded with rad fluorescent memories.

Did you listen to New Kids on the Block? I remember the year that every ride at the Ex was blasting Hanging Tough, there was an important decision to be made at this moment, you either loved them or hated them and there was no turning back. I chose to hate them(seemed like the cooler choice at the time), I then had to hide the fact that I liked Step by Step.

Babysitters Club or Sweet Valley High books? Babysitters Club and then Sweet Valley High(I've always loved reading) I remember another series of Thriller Sweet Valley High books, I loved those scary ones.

Kids Incorporated or Mickey Mouse Club? didn't get these in Canada when I was growing up, although I remember meeting some kids from Mickey Mouse Club one year when I visited Florida

Did you want Dylan to end up with Brenda or Kelly? Kelly; Brenda was a whiner

Who would you rather have for a next door neighbor: Kimmy Gibler or Urkel? Kimmy!

Step by Step or Full House? Full House

Did you watch Double Dare? not in Canada

Who was your favorite character on Saved by the Bell? hmmmm... not sure

Who was hotter: Zack or Slater? Zack, couldn't get into Slater's curls

Care Bears or Smurfs? Smurfs, although I really enjoyed the Care Bear Stare

Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Strawberry Shortcake, they smelled so yummy!

Did you wear jelly shoes? yes

Did you own a Trapper Keeper? a what?

Did you ever end a sentence with the word "Psych"? yep

What's your favorite song by Prince? Alphabet St. (I remember dancing to this in Jazz class)

What lunchbox did you carry to school? Smurfs

Friendship pins or friendship bracelets? first the pins and then I really got into making the bracelets(I even sold them for $1 each)

Madonna or Cyndi Lauper? Cyndi Lauper was the first record(yes vinyl) I bought with my own money. Right after this we got a tape player. Once Cyndi dissappeared I fell for Madonna and still love her.

Do you know what happened to Baby Jessica? rescued?

Corey Haim or Corey Feldman? neither

Where were you when the Challenger exploded? I was home sick from school and watched it too many times.

Who was your favorite Facts of Life character? Jo

Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles? Sixteen Candles

Barbie or Jem? Jem is truly outrageous!

Did you watch After school Specials? rarely, but liked them when I saw them

Flashdance or Footloose? Footloose!! taped on VHS and watched and watched and watched

Tiffany or Debbie Gibson? Tiffany--we used to play it(and the Beastie Boys) on the classroom tape player during lunchtime

Can you name a member of the Brat Pack? Emilio Estevez?

Esprit or Forenza? Esprit

What was your favorite fashion fad? goomie bracelets

What was your favorite tv show? The Cosby Show

What was your favorite cartoon? The Smurfs and Spiderman

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kirk Reinert

I received this beautiful postcard from Germany. This beautiful painting is the creation of American artist Kirk Reinert. I adore faeries and have fallen in love with his artwork. My favourite is the painting below, it looks so much like a photograph, love it!!! According to his website he was a book cover artist for many fantasy, horror and science fiction novels. He now paints these fine art pieces. I think they're magical.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Worldwide Pincushion Swap

So way too long after the fact(there was still snow on the ground), I'm posting about Leigh-Ann's  Worldwide Pincushion Swap. The smurf house above is the pincushion I made using this tutorial. I'm so happy I made something, it was so fun and I learned some new embroidery stitches. You can't see the windows in my pic, but I gave them lace curtains. I also decided to get out my jewelry supplies and make some earrings for my new blog friend/swap partner Sasha from The Foxy Robot. It was so great getting to know Sasha and emailing back and forth. I love her new blog and will be borrowing some ideas soon(some retrofabulousness). 

Sasha sent me this beautiful quilted pincushion. I love it!!! I need to set up my studio to give this cushion a beautiful home. Hopefully I'll be back sooner than later....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today I Saw

This week, I received this lovely postcard from Jill from Today I Saw. I love her blog, she draws watch she sees each day and then sends the postcard off to a lucky person somewhere in the world. So fun, check out her blog.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yes it's true

Valentine(my hubby) and Coco have opened riders, their Bike shop/Cafe/Art Gallery. I'm so excited! They're having their first art opening on Saturday. Come one, come all, it's going to be fun! Check out their blog.