Showing posts from February, 2008

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

so cupcake

So, we're shut-ins again. Poor little Lucy has RSV and an ear infection. No fun for anyone involved. She's wheezy and coughing and all stuffed up. She likes her funny, hoarse voice, though. She keeps making the funniest noises and sounds, just to hear herself. Anyhow, we've quarantined ourselves so as not to spread this plague to anyone else, but some little pixies brought us a treat today. How can you not feel better just looking at this cheery little cupcake? I'm pleased to announce that in the last month, not one, but two cupcake places have opened in the Salt Lake area. I've already mentioned Mini's in a previous post , so I'll put in a plug for So Cupcake . It's been featured on our local news with this cool story about how an 8 year old girl created this place after becoming a Make a Wish recipient! How cool! (I felt like a Make a Wish recipient when this little bundle came to my door! Thanks, guys!) I'm also pleased to tell you that they ar

easy baby skirt

Hubby came home awhile ago with these darling baby legs for Lu but they sat in a drawer waiting for something to wear them with. So, I made her this little skirt out of a light corduroy and (the part that makes the skirt cute) this new Michael Miller trim ! I sewed it around the inside of the bottom edge of the skirt so just half would show, like a little scallop edge. It would look great on the outside, as well, like a huge ric rac, which is what I may use the rest for on an old skirt of my own. . . you know, jazz it up a bit because I'm bored of it as is. Anyhow. . . thanks, Kathy Miller, for letting be part of the first group to see and use the Ruffle Rac ! I love it! Free pattern here . . .

Lucy and her buddies watchin' the Super Bowl

Lucy, Grace, and Hazel watching the Super Bowl. . . and playing with each others' hair, of course. That's a Heather Bailey headband that Janelle made for Hazel, by the way. Add that to my list of projects. . .

happy super/fat tuesday

What a day! I think they should pass out beignets and king cake at the voting booths today instead of "I voted" stickers and tootsie-rolls. . . but no beads, please, voting booth volunteers . . . just leave those festive sweaters on. So, I need to post this picture of Mitt Romney. I'm officially declaring my endorsement of the website. . . you've got to see this incredible velvet painting of Mitt Romney! Hilarious! Not that I'm voting for him necessarily, but I love the website and the painting and the funny story behind it, it was commissioned as a Christmas present to an unsuspecting (and, as yet, unaffiliated) wife. Did it work? Has she been persuaded to vote for Mitt today in the primaries? We'll have to ask Alyse later today. . . and, for the record, I was not able to find any velvet pictures of the other candidates to post. . .

Warning: This is neither cute nor fun nor crafty. . . but it is important

So, somehow I missed this news story, " Living wills easier to get in Utah ," that KSL reported about the new and easy procedure Utah Legislature has adopted to make it easier to make your dying wishes known and legal. It's a topic no one likes to think about but every family needs to discuss: end-of-life care. A new law went into effect this year that simplifies the process of getting a living will. . . In 1990, a 26-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma. Fifteen years later, the decision to take her off life support turned into a historic legal battle, and all because Terry Schiavo didn't have a living will. . . The new form is less confusing and easier to execute. No attorney or notary is necessary. It just needs to be signed in the presence of a witness who is not related to you by blood or marriage, entitled to any portion of your estate, the beneficiary of a life insurance or trust, financially responsible for your support or medical care