Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am so behind

I am working on...

- A swap journal
- Swaps (several)
- An ornament swap
- Christmas cards
- Shopping
- Headpieces for Best Friends Wedding

is that all, I know there is more or maybe there is just more I am thinking of.

My new favorite Christmas song...
Fionna Apple 'Frosty the Snowman'  and of course Elf is on repeat from now until?  My phones ring tone is 'Santa Baby'.  Small tree this year and fake.  But I am going out of town on Christmas day and did not want to miss out on a 'tree'  it is perfect and beautiful.  No decoration, not sure Beau will allow for them this year.  But we have lights!  

It's been cold.  Beau is wonderful. 

My car will be back, I guess that's my Christmas present, seems I keep getting 'practical' gifts.  But I sure do miss it especially with the Winter on approach.   

Funny Story (well to me):  I pulled up to the grocery store when we got back from San Diego, it was really cold and most of the county was out of power.   We luckily got power back after 24 hours, other parts of the county not so lucky... but anywhoo... The grocery store parking lot was filled with the largest Power repair trucks I have ever seen, lifted trucks and SUVs.  I pulled up in my lowered Mazda, I was the ONLY car in the parking lot.  My windshield was level with the grill of a Ford truck parked in the lot.  If I had been thinking I would have taken a picture.  I laughed out loud at the sight of my tiny car amongst all of the lifted trucks and SUV's.  Time for the Subaru to come home so I can feel at home again on the road.

I really have not even thought about Christmas shopping. I am going to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco so I am hoping I can get it done there... but I am cutting it close to Christmas.  I have a list started.  Daddy and Beau have birthdays right after Christmas too.

I'm also patiently waiting for my Postcard to come in the mail from the handmade swap. I want it to come!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 15, 2010

what I've been doing...

I've been really busy, but I wanted to share my little crafty things I've done lately.

I am trying to pack for a trip (a short one). I cannot leave without my laundry being in order.  FINALLY it is ALL folded.  I have one more load to wash and a load of diapers and I am DONE for real!  Now if I can run the dishwasher and "clear" my table I will be in great shape! 

I am so thankful for my great friends Theresa and Victoria for taking care of my pets.  We LOVE them so much and know you do too.  YOU ARE APPRECIATED!  Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance.  Can you tell I miss them already and I'm not even gone.

Just a little bit of trouble.

Swap-bot, I am having so much fun!  I received this in the mail and it MADE my day! So pretty, so much care.  

My Christmas Journal, inspired by another cute journal I came across.

I love MY journal


I love my journal

the beginning of wedding hair pieces (friends wedding) , I think they look really pretty, but this picture kinda sucks!

that was his camera

light purple bamboo fabric + violet idye = cute scarf

Thrift store finds... the bells are my favorite.
That was my last week of crafts in pictures.  I went to our local craft stores open house, in was crazy.  I made it in and out faster than I thought. Less anxiety than expected for the crowds too and I went by myself.  Good stuff. 

The bells from the thrift store are my favorite I just want to carry them in my purse and jingle them, I know crazy!  They sound better than your average bell in my opinion... for the record Chris agrees.

I am off on an adventure this week.  Looking forward to seeing a wonderful friend get really drunk and have a let lose kind of time for her bachelorette weekend!!! San Diego her I come... for a flash...

Happy Week!
-B Free

Thanks for the comments I do get!  They really mean a lot!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Postcard Swap

 The (great big) Stitched Postcard Swap 2, I always get the name wrong (sorry), so as I mentioned in My previous post.
Do WHAT YOU LOVE Love what you DO
I entered it, I made it, and I am mailing it tomorrow.  I love it so much I can barely part with it.  I hope it warms the heart of another.  

The theme was HOME.  My postcard reminds me of growing up at HOME, my parents have a Tee pee in the front yard.
My Dads Fort... Lost Trails Trading Post Alpine. CA

My Postcard

I really enjoyed this project! I LOVE it!

  I have been on Swap-bot too.  I like to write letters, I always have.  It is fun to connect with the world out there by old fashioned mail, even if we meet online first, lol.

Happy Day,


One more thing...

I also entered an ornament swap, I am working on them now.  The color theme is Red, Green, Gold (Black and White ok)

Just wanted to share.