Sunday, May 29, 2011

song for the evening

When I was in highschool, the teacher in charge of the school musical cranked out a musical called "Working", which was based on Stud Terkel's book of the same name.  This was one of my favorite songs from the musical.

And here is the writer of the song singing it in his own wonderful way:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

my etsy store and a princess basket in the making

It's taken me a little time but I've posted a few items on Etsy.  It's a trial run to see if there are any interest in my little crafty projects.  And since I've a number of items left over from last year's craft fair, I've decided to see how it will be trying to sell things there.  I have a lot of baby/toddler headbands, but will be putting them on bit by bit - to see how the go over.

If anyone has any suggestions/comments on my store, I'd love to hear them!  There's always room for improvement!

I've put a link on this blog ( scroll down the right hand column) to my store.  But the direct link can also be found here: Sweet: Creations by Kimberly F Shay - Etsy Store

And, I've another princess basket order in the works.  This time it will be for a young girl named Hannah who is turning seven.  The basket colors will be blue and green - which will be a nice change up from the usual pink and purple orders I get.  More pictures on them as the work progresses.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

sketchbook project - 2 more pages down

I had a little more time on my hands to do a couple more pages (pg 51-52) in my sketchbook.  This time I went more of a 3D sort of route inspired by a song lyric from Trisha Yearwood.

"Come back when it ain't raining 
Come back when your skies are blue
Come back when it ain't rainin' on you
It ain't rainin' on you

After the storm rolls by
I'm hanging my heart out to dry . . . . ."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

reminder to myself

Found this via one of my favorite blogs:

It comes from yet another visually beautiful and inspiring blog: My Concrete Sky by Alisa Holland


I'm so glad the winter really is over.  Being cooped up in the house with a wee one can make a person a bit crazy at times.  But now, with the weather warming up, we can all go out and take walks around the neighborhood as a family: Mama, Papa, Baby and Dog.  And despite my allergies -  I do love all the flowers and green things now popping up in places.  I find myself stopping to take pictures of various interesting textures and colors.  Hubby thinks I'm a bit crazy for stopping ever few feet to snap a photo -  but for me, it's therapeutic and fun.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

mini four wheeler diaper cake

In the past I've done a little "diaper engineering", as my husband likes to call it. Making diaper cakes as gifts for soon to be new parents is quite fun, actually.  It takes a bit of patience, a lot of double sided tape and rubber bands, and of course diapers.

Some photos of my past cakes can be seen on my facebook page : Sweet: Creations By Kimberly Shay - Phooto Albums

My latest feat was to put together a four wheeler type of cake.  In truth, I had initially intended it to be a tricycle.  However I had bought an enormous amount of diapers, unsure of exactly how many it would take, and I wanted to use as many as possible.  Also I found some vague instructions on how to construct a tricycle cake the internet, so I decided instead to use a photo of a four wheeler that I saw on Etsy and was determined to suss out how the darn thing was being held together.

After a few hours fiddling with some rubber bands, tape, ribbon, seventy size 3 diapers, four recieving blankets,  one sippy cup, one dishwasher basket and ten washcloths, I came up with this:

Not bad.  I was pretty pleased with it.  And the the recipient's parents also were happy with the finished product.

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