• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

Not creative, but pretty!

I’m in Vegas for business…  Never been here before – and honestly, it’s not really my kind of town.  But no matter where I am, I can make the best of it.  So I ventured out while I had a free afternoon today, and checked out some of the strip.  Really wanted to check out Paris because I’m a closet Francophile.  So I wandered in.  Didn’t gamble because that’s not really my style, but I people watched, ate an eclair with some coffee and saw what there was to see.

Then I found a foofy mall of sorts with stores like Prada, Louis Vitton and Roberto Cavalli.  Ohhhhh my, Roberto Cavalli – I’m so coveting this gorgeous top… but alas, I can’t afford $1400 for a blouse.  So sad…

Isn’t it gorgeous!?!?!?

And check out this amazing restaurant that was in the foofy mall:

Then I wandered around the shops at the Planet Hollywood…  Bought a pretty scarf at Bennetton (I could afford that!), then went hog wild in Sephora.  Got all kinds of pretty stuff there – Rosebud Balm, eyeliner, new blush and powder… Bliss body butter in vanilla and bergamot.  It felt indulgent in a budget friendly way.  🙂

Now I’m scarfing down on the tastiest Chinese food ever.  Totally fresh ingredients…  I don’t get much super good Chinese food in western Montana.  So I’m happy.  🙂

Enjoy your weekend!

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December Views #17 (I think)

So happy to be staying home this holiday season…

Although, I’ll very much miss my Sister (and Dad, too) …

December View #16

The Rocky Mountain’s Majesty (his highness, Mr. Bald Eagle)

On a foggy December afternoon in the Kootenai National Forest

December Views #15

Stamping for one final Christmas gift project

December View #13

Tea Wisdom

December View #12

Remembering Summer in Western Montana

(mmmm – makin’ s’mores on the Lochsa River!)

December View #10

More Christmas Gifts Complete…

I’m almost done making Christmas gifts… Then I get to work on some projects for ME!  🙂