Friday, February 18, 2005

Subway's in the town

Subway has arrived in our corner of France much to my and my other half's delight! It's pretty much like back home right down to the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies! YUM! We will definitely be patronizing it as much as possible because we want it to stay!

In cuter news, I received a lovely package from Pimiento Negra containing a lovely scarflet, a wonderful, muliti-colored scarf, a pompom ring, a cute-as-2-button glasses case and some beady supplies. She is such a sweetheart! Really made my day!

Everything is much lovelier than the photo.
I need to get her stuff mailed off soon. Hope she'll like it as much as I like mine.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Speaking of Valentine's Day

I got this lovely bouquet

along with a card and some Valentined theme scratch-off lotto cards.Yes, those are my guilty little pleasure. I do win a couple Euro on occasion though nothing to write home about!

My other half came home a bit early and we went out to a nice, Lebanese restaurant that was recommended to us by my mother-in-law. The decor was beautiful. They had these hand-embroidered tablecloths that I would have love to have at home! The service was exceptional. The food was SO good. Unfortunately, I can't really remember the names of anything we had apart from the chawarma chicken. I'll have to do a search on it to see if I can find anything that looked familiar. I do remember seeing falafel and fattoush (sp?) which I *think* are pretty well-known? I don't know much about middle eastern foods, but my other half and I are always up to trying something new.

In other news, I finally managed to get something made and mailed off to donate to Crafters for Critters. Go and check out the site! They are having a big sale and it's for a great cause! If you miss out, not to worry, there'll be a whole slew of other goodies available in April.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's how NOT to win the heart of the object of your affection:

I posted another peanuts cartoon here since I couldn't make up my mind.

Hope everyone has a fantabulous day! :D

Thursday, February 10, 2005


Yes, that's right! The toaster caught fire earlier this week. We think my other half placed something on top of the toaster that pushed down the button; then, it heated up and melted both my colanders which were not too far from it, then caught fire! That is what happens when other half takes over kitchen duties.
Lessened learned: never have a condition that doesn't allow you to be able to stand up for long periods of time and definitely don't let anyone open you up and take things out. Well, actually still waiting on the second part. Should be fun. :P
The long and the short is that we now added the following items to our next shopping trip: a toaster and a colander. Maybe I'll buy one of those metal colanders?
We are thankful that only those things were harmed and it didn't turn into to something bigger and out of control. *OOF!* :)

In other, happier news, my Sampler arrived today!

It's really cool! I got lots of great things! Stand outs are the zines, pencil case, tote bag, and li'l pouch. I mailed off my samples for the next one Monday so I'll definitely be getting a March sampler. Actually, I've started brainstorming for April already. This was such a GREAT idea! I'm so jazzed to have participated in it!

One of my newest ATCs already found a new home and was deemed a "favorite". How cool is that?!

My muse visited me for a very brief moment and I also did this one

I wish she'd hang out a bit longer!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

And just like *that* ...they were gone

Well, my 60s Mod Heart Earrings are sold out, but I have lots more heart themed things available here. All the heart jewelry, mostly custom orders, sort of got me in the spirit of Valentine's Day.
So I decided to send out Valentine's to all my close, single friends. You know, that's when I realized I only really have 1!!! The others are married or in serious relationships. Isn't that strange that I never really thought about it?! Oh, well, she gets a card and maybe a li'l gifty. :)

This brings me to another topic. My other half and I always get dressed up and go out to some fancy schmancy restaurant for Valentine's Day. We got a recommandation for this supposedly great restaurant and have been trying to reserve for the past week. These people like never answer the phone. You'd think they'd want the business. We know it's the correct number because it came off a business card taken from their establishment on New Year's Eve! I've tried calling as all different times with no luck. The phone just rings and rings! There's not even an answering service. I suppose I'll give up and try somewhere else. Man, that irks me!

Speaking off my other half, here's a not-so-great photo of him to compare with the avatar he made for himself:

Scary, eh? You can make your own by clicking here

Other "news":
Here's a cool mother of pearl pin, I bought for my mom

She's recently gotten into vintage and vintage-style pins. I'm so proud that I was able to clean this one up: it had a couple of spots and the nacre was a little dull. A little gentle cleaner and water did the trick. This is one of those times I wish I had taken a before picture. Oh, well, too bad the photo doesn't do it justice. It's really very lovely!

Here's an ATC that I made this weekend

It's the first one I've made in awhile. The lady was from an envie in the Wings issue of Material Zine. I haven't been feeling that inspired lately. I think my muse may be off playing in someone else's yard. :|

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Deception, thy name is blog!

I was hoping to join some cool, crafty-type communities only to find that there aren't any here on blogger. :( Well, unless I missed something???
Seems they are at livejournal. I decided to open an account there so I can join in on all the cool goings on, but my blog stays here. We'll see how long I last before I start pulling my hair out. ;)

Spicey Creations got an update today.
Lots of new pretties, but I think these are my fave:

I call them 60s Mod Heart Earrings! If you want to know what I'll be sporting on Vday, it's these in silver. I just put them up and there's only 1 pair left. Wondering if the last pair will find a home today as well or will they linger long after Valentine's Day is over?

I am also working on my Sampler contributions at the moment. Just finished up some custom orders. Gifts, so SHHHH!
Also, working on ATCs for a possible swap. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be feeling creative. :)