Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sewing!

I'm in love with these!  I made a pattern and started sewing them up yesterday.  I'm having so much fun with my little sewing machine...who knew!  Anyway, these adorable little bracelets are made up of bits of fabric and some are then quilted in places.  They will be for sale in my shop and they are only $18 each!  Such a cute, fun gift and they are all "one of a kind".  Let me know what you think!  This little dog print fabric is so cute...you can't help smiling when you look at it! 
And then there is this adorable little fox, paddling a canoe!  I think it's my favorite!  Although, they all are, so far! 
And this little dog print is adorable, too!  So many cute fabrics to choose from these days!  It's hard to decide which ones to use...so, I guess I'll just keep making them and see what happens!  On this one, I added a little inspirational charm...it turned out really cute! "Inspire"
And, of course, another fox!  I think he's playing a drum!  And now you can purchase these directly from this blog post!

Choose
Happy Sunday!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Love many, trust a few and always paddle your own canoe" --- origin varies

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Face in a crowd...

I sure do enjoy my little drawing group on facebook!  Please feel free to join us...we have so much fun!  And, we don't judge!!  This drawing represents "tolerance" and is part of my challenge for "resolutions, newness and beginnings" --- I can't decide who my favorite is!  Perhaps the gentleman in the left corner, with the bow tie!  He looks so dapper...and serious!
And we are finally getting some "sneaux"!  It is Winter, after all!  So keeping with my winter projects, I'm off to sew!  I'm making some cute "mug rugs", which will come in handy later for hot chocolate, bone broth and herb tea!

Happy Wednesday!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." ~ Steve Jobs


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Just a few more new things...

...I guess having eye surgery kinda did me some good!  Not being able to leave the house has my creative juices flowing!  I'm in love with these adorable "Nile River Goddess" earrings!  They are so cute!
And then, just so the hearts would not be outnumbered by the stars, I made this cute little "Mother and Child" heart necklace!  This would make a great Mother's Day gift, or a wonderful little gift for a new mother, or mother to be.
While digging through a box of beads...looking for something else, I found these beautiful barrel shaped beads that I've had for years and years!  They remind me of ancient drums!  And the little "Om's" look awesome dangling from the bottom! You can find them here!
And people are always asking me "do you ever make anything with crosses" --- so, here you go!  Of course, they immediately reminded me of Frida Kahlo...until I was reminded that she was polytheistic and never wore crosses!  They still remind me of her "style", though!

So there you have it!  And now I'm off to make more!

Happy Thursday!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"only boring people are bored" --- unknown

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Earthly Motherly Love!

With yesterday's passing of the amazing David Bowie, I guess I've had "stars" on the brain!  So last night I dreamed about making this awesome little "Mother and Child" necklace, using stars, instead of the typical leaves, peas, hearts, etc., that most people use when creating these types of necklaces.  
And these are perfect gifts for new Mom's, Mother's Day or Valentine's Day!  And you can add up to 5 stars for no additional charge!  So cute!  What do you think?  You can check them out here...in my Etsy shop

Happy Tuesday!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" ~ Sarah Williams

Monday, January 11, 2016

Healing, Bone Broth & Sewing!

I'm in love with my sewing machine!  People have always been surprised when I tell them "I don't sew" --- they couldn't believe I didn't own a sewing machine...with all of the other "crafty" things I do.  It was actually an un-thought-of gesture through "thanks to Amazon" a black Friday sale!  And, thanks to my sister for gifting me her fitbit [that I don't even use].  I was going to get a fitbit from "Santa", but my sister gave me hers when she came to visit for Thanksgiving!  So, there I was without anything for my "Santa" list [if you can imagine that!].  So I was sitting at my desk, going through my emails, and there was the "Black Friday Sale" from Amazon!  I glanced through and saw this adorable sewing machine, on sale for less than 1/2 price, with tons of great reviews and, the best part, "perfect for beginners" --- so there it was, without me even having to think about it, my Christmas gift from Santa!  Two mouse clicks later [literally], it was on it's way, with "free" two day shipping!
And boy have I been enjoying it ever since!  Today I made another cute little "mug rug" --- I'm still trying to perfect my binding!  It's not easy to keep it straight!  I'll get there, though!  Practice makes perfect...or so I've always been told:
And I've also been practicing my "quilting" techniques...like the "waves" I added to the ocean the Whales are swimming in!  And, in case you are wondering, NO, that is not Starbucks coffee in that mug!  In fact, it's some yummy healing bone broth!  And I'm making another big pot of it today!  
Always make sure to use bones from happy cows that live in a pasture and don't get shot up with hormones, or antibiotics!
And I always add plenty of extra onions [for Wayne] and lots of carrots [for Ozzy].  After the broth has cooked for about 48 hours, I strain the veggies and bones out and keep the broth.  I keep the carrots in a container in the fridge and add them to Ozzy's food!  He LOVES them...and they are so good for him!  I'm currently healing for some minor surgery, so keeping my immunity boosted is a must and this is the perfect solution!

So now that I'm good and hungry...I'm off to fix dinner!  It's finally Winter around here, so some good ole' mashed potatoes and gravy are on the menu for tonight!  Yum!  

Have a great week!  Love and Peace always ~ Kathy

P.S.  Rest in peace, David Bowie!  The Earth will always be a little bit duller now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I'm obsessed with Asian food!

This Pad Thai was soooo good today!  I could literally eat Asian food every single day!  I love it so much.  I just need to learn how to prepare it and cook it more often.  And this restaurant "Baan Thai Kitchen" just so happens to be right next door to an awesome Asian market [Lee's Asian Market] that I love to frequent.  Ms. Lee is so sweet and funny.  
So, if asked, I would always think of "chicken-n-dumplings" when I thought of comfort food...but now, Pad Thai is at the top of my list...or anything with Asian noodles.  I blame Anthony Bourdain, in part for my obsession!  Him...and the chickens!
hee hee --- Happy Tuesday, ya'll!  Stay warm and eat plenty of comfort food!  It will keep you healthy!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"A Jewish woman had two chickens.  One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well." ~ Henny Youngman

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sewing!


My new hobby for 2016!  Santa brought me a sewing machine!   

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