Monday, November 21, 2011

Its That Time of Year...

What I REALLY want for my Birthday/ Christmas is to find retail space and all the founding I need to open my store.

What I have learned over the years, is that people like lists, and you are more likely to get what you want because of them. Also, this was fun to make.

 The list I made back in March, still holds true as well.
Other ideas: Vespa anything, Gnomes, bird bath or house for the garden, vintage table cloths, ?

Of course there are some other over priced gadgets that I lust after, but none that I actually need *ahem* ipad2, nook, patagonia down sweater, cannon rebel, wing back chairs, scooter chrome, etc, etc.

Friday, November 11, 2011

further rambling about Nationals.

[from g+]

Hello Derby Weekend!

Its like a 3 day xmas here. We are that excited. Nationals is in Denver this year and our team is defending its claim to #1.

Why?  well, its a weekend full of roller derby. Really good roller derby. It has been part of our lives for almost 3 years now. Its a hard to play, high action sport. Its growing in numbers at an unbleaveable rate, it is so new that rule changes are being made yearly to account for loop holes that have been found and new situations that arise. Its a bunch of women who dedicate between 20 and 40 hours a week to practice, bouts and running the league. Some have never played organized sports in their lives. They wear booty shorts and fish nets, because its fun- and ideal for speed skating in packs, but don't judge them as slutty, they work their asses off- or on, because there is some seriously impressive derby ass out there.

But also, Tim has gotten into it. Its the one sport we both enjoy watching, so his excitement about this weekend is equal to mine.

General admission tickets are still available, the action starts today. If you want to watch online, go to the WFTDA web site, there will be a streaming link.

Roller Derby Nationals 2011

Roller Derby Nationals 2011.

Thats right. They are in our back yard this weekend. Well, Broomfield anyway. We have tickets for all 3 days. Our team is defending its title of number 1.
This is going to be an amazing weekend. It feels like a 3 day Christmas. On top of that we have party plans with non derby friends to fill our evenings.
On top of that Team USA is scrimmaging at RMRGs war*house on Monday, and I'm NSOing.

To kick off the weekend, I woke to this cute card from my husband and mimosa makings in the fridge. <3

Stuffed Animal Project

A friend commissioned stuffed animals from me, as gifts for... people he knows, I expect.

I found patterns on line, and made adjustments. For the most part I feel that this project went well, especially since stuffed animals are hard, and I haven't attempted making one since I was about 7 or 8.

 Elephant- found the pattern here. The directions are a little sketchy. I actually inserted some wire Us in the legs, as they ended up splayed strait out, on their own.
Penguins. There was originally supposed to be a frog, but the sample one turned out bad, and frankly there is a serious lack of cute frog patterns out there. So we went with two penguins. I made my own pattern but the idea was originated here. (ok, i can no longer find the site where this originated, i will correct the link if I do. Also the origin of the panda, below.) Super easy, and way cute, this pattern is a win.
 There was a request that the panda have wings. So it does. I do not recommend trying this with corduroy as I did.

Thursday, November 03, 2011


I only got 3 of 6 pumpkins carved this year. Maybe I will cook the others down for food stuffs- even though they are the wrong kind.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

world pop

Yesterday- Halloween 2011, the world population officially reached 7 billion people.