Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank Ya Kindly, 2009

It's that time of year to look back and evaluate the last 365 days of your life. So, what better way to remember than in list form? :) (In no particular order) 1. I completed the majority of the goals on my list of things to make this year. Ha cha! Purple Tulip Dress



Mila and Liam

Finished Coffy

Peacock Feather Dress

Welcome (in Arabic)

Vader Drinking a Pop
2. I met some amazing new people this year. Many of whom I now consider some of my nearest and dearest.

3. I was cast and performed in three plays. Two childrens's shows (The Nerdy Girl and The Intergalactic Dog & Judith Lynn: A Story of the Sea) and my first Restoration comedy (The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret).
4. Discovered new music. Not all of it came from this year, but it's new to me. With the said, Fanfarlo's
Reservoir is my favorite album of the year. It's amazing from start to finish.
5. As in recent years, I attained new textile skills and ideas.



Wonder Woman

African Grey Parrot
6. Traveled. Granted, I went to places that I've already been, but I had family there and that's always a good thing.

7. Fell in love with Doctor Who.

8. Saw many friends get married and engaged and participated in their nuptials in one way or another.
Melissa & Jason's Chuppah

9. I was cast in Vanishing Points which goes into rehearsals in January. I 'm thrilled to start working on this play!
10. Rode my bike!

11. Took a class at Lil Street Art Center that opened my eyes to what I can do with screen printing and makes me want a dark room of my own.
There Are Never Enough...


One Boy From Gaza
12. I made a swap with Beefranck of Mr. X Stitch, which made me ten kinds of happy. To Beefranck:
MST3K for Beefranck

MST3K for Beefranck
From Beefranck:
Peer Gynt Cross Stitch

13. Wa
s given Nancy Sinatra's country album for Christmas. The best present I've gotten in a long while.

14. Found myself a sweetie who's...well....made me the happiest I've been in ages.

15. I've learned to appreciate the little things even more and started working on lightening the load of material things in my life.
16. Friends! Friends! Friends!
Oh Dear

17. Got five brand new fillings in my mauwf.
18. Grew countless new gray hairs.

19. Started to think more seriously about the future and my place in it.

20. Starting to feel really good about where life is leading me.

Thank ya kindly, 2009.
Happy New Year, Folks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thoughts for the new year...

I had an idea last night for a project.
It's not terribly original.
Actually it's been done quite a lot, but it's something I wouldn't mind attempting just for myself.
I'm going to sit on it for a bit longer.
If I'm still thinking about it by Dec. 31st, I'll just have to follow through.

In other news, I'm happy. Life is good. Better than it's been in a long time.
I found myself a sweetie.
Was cast in a great show that opens in February.
Making lots of new things and learning more skills as the days go on.
Happy family.
Happy friends.
Just...happy happy.

Happy Wednesday Folks!

Friday, September 4, 2009

End of Summer

Happy Friday Folks!

I'm ready for a three day weekend.
I thought so.

I have a busy weekend ahead. Cast parties, sewing, auditions, wedding showers, rehearsals for a staged reading, pumpkin beer, homemade ice cream sandwiches and enjoying the glow of my sunroom. Please join me in a contented sigh.


As it's pretty much the end of summer I stumbled across this article on NPR's website this morning with their picks of five songs for the
end of the summer days. I figured I'd share. :)

In other news, today is my friend Jane's birthday, so here's a shout out to her...


Have a great Labor Day weekend kids!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Glenwood Arts Festival

Howdy Folks!

If you're around the northside of Chicago this Sunday come and visit me and the kids from Rascal Children's Theatre at the Glenwood Arts Festival from 12-2. We'll be handing out flyers for Rascal's upcoming season and spreading the word on this awesome little theatre. :)

You can find more info here and here you can get info on other theatres that will be at the festival!

Hope to see you there!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The latest.....

It's been a busy couple of weeks on this end m'dears.

My show, The Wonder, opened this week and so far it's getting some positive feedback. Woo hoo! Now if only I could catch up on sleep!

I've been working pretty diligently on many different projects. I made this the other day for a friend and her daughter:

I also made this over the weekend while my mom came to visit:
Purple Tulip Dress
She lounged on the couch watching movies while I sewed and sewed and sewed. I still need to touch it up in certain areas, but considering it took less than two days to put together I can't complain with how it turned out. :)

Anyhoo, I'm about to start working on a chuppa for a friend's wedding, prep for some auditions coming up, house sit for some friends this weekend and finish crocheting the gun from Blade Runner.

Yeah. You read that right.
I must be insane.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lovely weekends come and go so quickly...

My dear friends Jim & Jo came for a visit this weekend. They live across the pond in England. The last time I saw them was over a year ago when they came to visit Chicago during a seven week long vacation to the States. They jet-setted from the west coast to the east coast and we got to spend about four days together, roaming the city, over eating, going to museums, seeing plays, and drinking snakebites (which I found out during their most recent trip are illegal in the UK!). This visit wasn't all the different. :) We had a lazy day here and there, but we managed to keep ourselves busy with the Wicker Park Fest where we saw my friend Marcie's band Silverghost play, we shopped, swapped new music, talked about getting tattoos, they sat in on the first dress rehearsal for my show, The Wonder and countless pictures were taken.

Just before they left (at 4am this moring) Jim went out into the night and left a little something behind in the streets of northern Chicago...
Jim Cereal by the train tracks
JIm Cereal
I'm so happy to have something new to look at one the way to the train in the morning. :)

Happy tuesday folks!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fireworks and Terrariums

What a busy weekend!

I drove home to Detroit to see my mom and surprise my friends. I was somewhat successful. I got to see about half of them, but it was great to be home (even if it was only for two days)!


For the past year or so I've wanted a terrarium. I was debating on whether to buy one from Etsy, but I couldn't get it together to purchase one. Then there was a Threadbanger episode where they showed how to put together your own terrarium and I KNEW I'd have to make one! This proved a little more challenging then I originally thought simply because I was having trouble locating some of the ingredients, like Activated Carbon (which now I know you can find at PetCo!). Once I gathered all the pieces I found this lovely glass jar at Marshells. Who knew Marshells had a plethora of glass jars with lids/tops to choose from?! And Voila!


Here's to hoping I don't kill it! :)
Happy Post Fourth of July Folks!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Etsy Find For The Day

I think this sums things up rather nicely.

White Elephant Collective

Happy weekend folks!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Etsy Race

Etsy.com is holding a promo video contest until August and my friend Gillian and I decided we'd give it a go.

We've got ideas for a couple more videos that we have to find time to shoot, but this is our first one: Etsy Race.

Please feel free to share this with others as the more views we get the more likely we are to win!

Happy Tuseday!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Couple of Fun Things

First, I finished the latest Winchester rifle fillet crochet last night.

Second, my friend Beth was featured on Urban Outfitters' blog the other day!
Urban Outfitters Blog. Check out her shop on Etsy!

Third, Ginny from My Favorite Color is Shiny posted this video yesterday, which actually made me cry a little. I guess I just needed the inspiration today. :)

And last, but not least, I found this the other day:
Thank You

Happy weekend, folks!