Babies’ Birthday

Had some fun with the birthday kids (the twins) the other day.  I have my son convinced [and dreading the fact] that he’s getting a sewing machine and my daughter is getting a tow bar (a ‘man-gift’ … I panicked and that’s all I could come up with on the spot) for their birthday … …

An experiment …

I’ve spent some time (yeah, ok, hours and HOURS) researching and learning about dye-sublimation … what you can do, and what you’re not supposed to be able to do … I love bending the rules – if it works. You’re not supposed to be able to permanently sublimate articles of clothing/material unless it has received …

Anniversary

This week marks the one year anniversary of my Etsy shop … how time flies.  11,000 hits in this past year!  Wow!  I want to thank everyone for their interest in my little hobby! It makes for a fitting time to try to roll out my latest hobby (dye sublimation) as a shop.  I’ve collected …

Happy 4th of July … weekend wrap up

I received a major sublimatable shipment on Friday … even my daughter was saying I’d outgrown the studio … But, in the meantime, I did a little dye-sub before going to work this weekend … I now have a new flag welcoming [me] … And, we put my pretty flowers (MINUS mulch) to good use …

A houseful of stinkers!

That’s what I have, both the two and four-legged kind!  During our evening romp outside, I thought it might be nice to get some pictures of the dogs … NOPE – no one wanted to cooperate.  Yoda Kei – the biggest stinker of them all – is below.  He’s such a snot that he’s sporting …

Morning news …

Woke up refreshed and renewed after sleeping 11 hours … now ready to embrace the ABCs of Life … Since I woke up at 630am (such an unnatural hour to wake up), I started working in the kitchen.  I made a batch of what I lovingly refer to as ‘Monkey Juice’.  What started out years …

(Yet another) new hobby is born …

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it … The heat press came today – YAY!!  Meet Mr. DC16AP … isn’t he cute?  We did some rearranging in the studio to give him a good home.  And even though my much needed ‘heat tape’ has not yet arrived, I couldn’t wait to play, but …

A new me … for the moment

Having slept 14 hours … I feel like a new me – for now. My heat press arrives tomorrow.  I’m excited – and rearranging the studio to accommodate this new toy.  I’ve already received some substrates in the mail – I’m all set to play.  (To which, I need to remember the next time I’m …

And so it begins …

Summer – ahhhh … But wait … WE  have a houseful of teenagers … As we were sitting at the dinner table, playing some post-BBQ rummy, I was already practicing the art of deep breathing while ignoring my youngest daughter and oldest son bicker like preschoolers.  At one point I was waiting for the wailing cry of …