Archive for June, 2009

Hooray for…..

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Summer!!!!!   Yaaaaay can you feel it?  It’s finally here and it’s fabulous!!!!

Further proof of it’s arrival

balcony flowers

the beautiful blooms on my balcony.  I decided to go for an Alice in wonderland themed floral display this year,  I absolutely fell in love with the Canterbury bells (in the large white pot) at the Madison’s farmers market and I am pleased that they appear to be happy with their new location……they are  just so beautiful,  look for yourself

canterbury bells

They make me want to sip tea from them in an imaginary tea cup kind of way.

Also hooray for Hollywood,  or well my piccie of the Hollywood sign at least as it made the schmap guide for LA ( check out the little box with the images in the right hand corner).   I am so excited about that I can’t even tell you,  I always try and take good photos when I am out and about and on vacation but to have verification that I am alright at it just makes me beam from ear to ear.

So that’s all my news for now I am off to enjoy my balcony blooms.

One fish, two fish….

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I’ve been trying to come up with new critters for the critter boxes,  when it struck me…….

fishies fishyfishies

The ultimate low maintanance pet………goldfish.  They’re kinda fun to make with the big eyes and lips.

This weekend is going to be great,  we are going to Madison to stay for the weekend.  Staying at the fancy schmancy  Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club to boot.  We decided to stay as The Detroit Cobra’s are playing the High Noon late Friday night,  and there is nothing worse than driving the hour drive back to Rockford when all you want to do is sleep.   Plus it will be great to just  get up and walk to the farmer’s market (our first one of this year…..kinda shocking).

So eek I can’t wait roll on Friday………yippppppeeeeee

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good……

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

nah not really.  It’s just I’m in a little bit of a potter frenzy these days,  you see we finally made it to the Harry Potter exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago  this past weekend…….and eeeeeeeek it was great

harry-potter flying car

The museum really did a top notch job at presenting all the film props,  they even hired a whole bunch of British people to tell the stories of the artifacts which definitely added to the fun.  We managed to illicit a few stolen iphone pics inside the exhibit but my hubby still hasn’t downloaded them…..haruuuuumph,  I think he’s afraid I’ll post the piccie of him and buckbeak.

And more proof I have been good really?  hmmmm,  well then let me share my 2 newest critters.

tommy tommy

Tommy the little torro and

bulldog bulldog

Winston the bulldog,  both inspired by my recent vacation.   I guess i want to make a critter for my Scottish trip but I need to order wool………dontcha just hate when that happens?  i just know he’s going to be rattling around in my brain till I finally do make him.

And other than that all has been quiet in critter land……..I have been thinking about boring things like  a new sofa and possibly a bed but it’s very hard to persuade my hubby to spend money on such things especially seeing as how he could buy a bigger tv instead……….honestly how dumb are men?