April 22, 2013

Mission: Find Pinky Look-A-Likes

See this button?
It's a 1-3/4" troublemaker!

I bought it several years ago in Fredericksburg, TXa quaint, little town in the Texas Hill country with lots of cool little shops, restaurants and more on the Main Street. 

We recently planned an RV trip down that way, and as far as I'm concerned, a little F'burg shopping is necessary, mandatory and appropriate! It's just the right thing to do!

My mission (which I chose to accept because it was my idea) was to find more buttons like this lovely pinky. I didn't remember which store in particular pinky was purchased in, however, I knew that as soon as I saw the store, I would know that was the place!

After foraging through one side of the street without success, we started on the other side. I was becoming more and more focused on my Mission with every step.   

Where was this store?
Why wasn't I finding it?
What if I didn't remember?
Why am I talking to myself?

I finally asked a store clerk, and she suggested that it might be a store in the next block called Things in a Room. As soon as we approached the front of it, I knew I hit pay dirt! Yes indeed! 

It turned out to be right in front of where we parked too!  In fact, when we parked, I commented that it could be in this area but we hopped out and headed for food.    

So, can you guess what's in this bag?
Stupid question, huh?

Delicious, yummy, colorful buttons!
Some of these are 2-1/2" round too.

I love them each and every one!
They are my friends.
I seem to have lots of turquoise.
Perhaps I'm in my turquoise years?

Tootle Loo Y'all!

April 16, 2013


We bought a new washer and dryer which has led to a complete laundry room makeover!  We're talking paint, new floors, adding cabinets, new sink, and new doggy door.  We've cleared the space out and guess where everything is that was in the laundry room?   Yes, it's piled up in the studio! Ugh!

In the meantime, here's a recent journal page.
Happy Sunflowers!
 They look a bit like daisies too, don't they?
Supplies:  watercolors, colored pencils and Sharpies

While we're at this remodel thing, I may do some spring cleaning when hubby doesn't need my help.  Right now, we're tearing the floor up.  

Tootle Loo Wonderful You!

April 7, 2013

From Old to Young and Better to Worse

I was going to submit an art quilt to Quilting Arts' Text Me challenge.  I wasn't satisfied with it so I didn't submit it.  First, I had trouble with this gal.  

I wanted her to look 
somewhat like a young princess. 
Instead she looked much older and very hard.  
I was actually afraid of her.  
I got the distinct impression 
that she'd like to kick my butt!

In an effort to avoid a black eye, I quickly 
chopped the sides of her eyes off, 
lightened and lengthened her hair, 
and thinned her face out.
I like her much better now.
I made the text way too big.
It overwhelms the piece. 
Oh well!  
Onward and upward.
Live and learn and all that jazz.


April 1, 2013

Daisy Mae Journal Page

While watching TV the other morning, Daisy Mae, our Boston Terrier, was curled up asleep on my chair's ottoman so I drew a pictured of her and colored it with watercolor.