Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


When I signed up for this motherhood deal I had no idea of the magnitude and importance of Halloween. This here is my Frankenstein monster. There are many similarities between him and a boy called Dusty. Yes, I do go a little overboard with his costumes, but that is to make up for all the other days in the year when he tries to talk to me and I scream at him because I'm madly trying to finish an order. Hopefully, he'll remember the costumes. I will remind him throughout his adult life.

Here's the little monster trying to show his gratitude by kissing me with green face paint all over him. I grappled with posting this photo. It's not a pretty picture of me, but the other one was worse and I think by the time I got to the bottom of that coffee cup I looked a little better.

Yesterday I went into super pumpkin decorating mode. I cried to Tony that I just can't keep the house clean. He set me straight by explaining that you are either cleaning up or making a mess. I'm the latter.

Dracula was carved at 10p.m. right after I finished baking the blueberry muffins. Do I sound like super mom? I'm not. Super mom would have a smile on her face throughout. I flip out. So, monster is off at school, but he'll be back with a gaggle of children coming over for pizza and trick or treating. Off to make the pizza dough and then fill hat orders. I think part of me enjoys this. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Little Escape



I haven' been writing much lately because I have been busy trying to get those wholesale orders out. It has been quite nice hiding away in my studio making hats, but sometimes I just dream of making something beautiful, impractical and that loses money in every way. So, with that in mind, I took the cable ferry across the LaHave river to visit my friend Aneta, who is an amazing felter. We sat together and with her guidance we felted a single flower for four hours. You can see where the losing money goal is fitting in.




Her house took my breath away. It was open, bright, whimsical and filled with beautiful details.



The house is mostly kitchen. Makes sense to me as that is where the party always ends up anyways, but the little living room was beautiful, too.



The railing up the stairs is made from a branch as are all the curtain rods. Amazing how clever people can be.



Here's where the laundy gets hung. How do people get these ideas?

Ofcourse, after making this beautiful long stemmed flower, all I can think about is how to turn it into a hat. As soon as I figure it out, I'll post the photo.

p.s. I'll be back at the Halifax Market in a couple of weeks.