Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Maybe I'm crazy but I came upon a great deal for 2 retail display cabinets that I just had to buy them. The crazy part? They are much too big for my current shop and I have no plans to move any time soon. Ah, but when the time comes, I won't need to shell out big money on display cabinets because I will have these babies in storage. What do you think? Good move?
Monday, March 2, 2009
On the way home, we noticed truck from the local power utility working on power lines by the breakwater. So for the rest of the drive home I looked in all the houses for some sign of light within. Nothing. Once we pulled into the driveway, it was obvious that the entire neighbourhood was without power. Hubby got out and quickly shoveled the wet crusty snow from the walkway, getting drenched by the pouring rain in the process. It was then that I suggested that we just go out for a quick supper. So we went back out and hit the drive through at the local Arby's and headed back home to eat by candlelight.
Hubby left for work and my little apprentice and I retired to my bedroom with the laptop and watched The Incredibles from my bed. It was so much fun with the oil lamp lighting the room, the cat snuggled at our feet and the two of us snuggling under the blankets. We watched the movie until the battery died. Then we switched to the iPod and watched Discovery Channel podcasts that I had downloaded, until that battery died.
We continued to snuggle and I quizzed her in verb conjugation until we decided to roll over and snooze for a bit. We just started to drift off when all the lights came back on. What crazy timing, just in time for me to record hubby's favourite shows tonight. With all that, I hope he makes it home ok on the slushy roads.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This is what my back yard looked like just a few days ago. Today it's raining steadily and while a fair bit of snow has melted from it, there's still no getting the car out of there at the moment.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
We went out for breakfast yesterday morning and stopped by our shop for a few things. I took the opportunity to try out my new camera on a few street shots. I really like how this one came out, so bare and desolate, even for a Sunday morning. I am standing in front of my store, just out of view on the right, and we had breakfast at Cora's just around the corner, down the street between the white house and the brick building on the left.
Breakfast was delicious and we made a great contact. Our waitress is opening an organic spa and was meaning to come and talk to us about creating an organic skin care line for her business. How much kismet is that?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This is a little 3x3 maze book. The inside pages are made by cutting a single 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper which then gets folded into a booklet. It's very simple to make. The cover is simply scrapbook paper over a piece of cardboard cut from a cereal box (I save all my cereal and cracker boxes for various projects).
The paper is from K&Co and I just love the sparkly butterflies as well as the little pockets that this technique creates inside the booklet. It's a perfect little mini album and the pocket can hold small pictures, journalling tags or memorabilia.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Stamped on the untextured side of Bazzill card stock because I got an incomplete stamp on the other side. So flipped it over and voilà! I thought the dragonfly bling would be a cute touch. I did a different technique for the sentiment. First I heavily inked the stamp with brown ink then applied a bit of black over the brown, then I stamped the card. I like how it made a brown outline around the black and almost looks like it was stamped twice.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I was playing around a bit with my new Rebel 400D and the telephoto lens. I'm still learning; have lots to learn actually. MiniMuffin was playing Wii and she looked over at me and I snapped this. You can see her earring still swinging. Anyhow, I thought it was a lovely shot, even if it was in very low light. This picture of her just makes my heart swell.
Friday, February 13, 2009
These are my very first pics out of the camera. Not the best but I thought they were sorta cute.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here she is in the snow at the back of Papie's house. It sure looks different in the Winter with all the gardens covered in white.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Update 3 & a half hours later, a coworker selected this card to give to his wife for Valentine's Day. Thanks for everything you do for me C! I hope your wife loves it!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
But as grumpy as he is, we love having him around. He can be quite entertaining, and as you can see, he's pretty photogenic too. He loves peanuts and pumpkin seeds best, will often turn his nose up at almonds but doesn't mind dried fruit like raisins and cranberries. He's a persistent little guy, always looking to escape from his mod pod. Last night he jumped out from a tube as I was digging through a container looking for more pumpkin seeds for him. He landed on the television stand with the cat (you'll meet her another day) mere inches away. The cat was interested in Buddy but sat calmly, just looking at him as he scurried about. I quickly grabbed the lid of the container with all the seeds and nuts in it, and scooped him right in. I think he thought he was in heaven. He hopped right back into his pod without a fuss.
Anyhow, that's Buddy. I hope you enjoy his furry little cheekies.
Here is hubby starting to scoop at 6:30 this morning. The red arrow shows the top of my concrete pedestal bird bath.
At 8am, the path to the sidewalk is finally passable and the car in the driveway to the right can be backed out.
Here is the view out our back door. That's our old car in the back. It's not going anywhere. The snow drift to the left of the door is up to my chest. I remember a few years back though opening this door and the doorknob had left a hole in the wall of snow. So all things considered...
Have a great and safe Wednesday!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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Thanks for reading ladies!
Our signature colour is bright pink, which we call "SudsMuffin Pink". This picture is one of my favourites as it best represents our business, with the colour and the luscious soap.
I just thought it would be nice to let my bloggy friends know a little bit more about me on here. And if you're at all tempted by handmade soaps (mine included), welcome to the club.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Here was her final outcome, with the pink tag showing the soap that was left in hot water and the blue tag shows the soap left in cold water, the control soap is in the middle. The leftover water from the cold side remained fluid with some chunks of soap inside. The water from the hot side became a semi-solid gelatinous mass. She thought this was VERY cool and we both ended up being surprised at the final outcome as it was different from what we projected.
If you have any questions about the process, let me know.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
First a view of all the cards:
Then a few of our favourites: