Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just popping in to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Here's a pic of Penny in one of my onesies. It's nearly impossible to get her to pose for product shots anymore. She is constantly on the move and has no interest in sitting still.
Chris, Penny and I are heading out to my mom's early in the morning. I'm thankful that Chris likes to drive so I don't have to! Wishing you all a peaceful holiday.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chalkboard art and some links

A new week means it's time for a new drawing on Penny's chalkboard wall!
This week brought the good news that I've been accepted to 3rd Ward's third annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair! Here's a pic of my table from last year's show. It's a very cool location, with vendors I haven't seen anywhere else. For example, Chris found a guy selling handmade guitar microphones. He bought one and thinks it's the best guitar mic he's ever owned. So if you're in the Brooklyn area, come on out! Visit the link for all the info.
Since it's Thanksgiving week, I thought I'd share the link for my favorite new charity, Youth of Malawi. Some friends of mine visited Malawi for the first time this year and witnessed the unimaginable poverty and disease first hand. They began this charity. Their charity's first project is to take 300 orphans to the beach for the very first time. Chris and I loved this idea so much we sponsored one of the children. Visit the link for how you can be a part of this wonderful day. Already I feel extra thankful for all that we have. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Socrates Sculpture Park

This past Sunday was one of the last warm days, so we walked over to the Socrates Sculpture Park with Penny. We saw a subway to nowhere:
...a yellow brick road:

...a vinyl dissected whale:
...and a pile of cakes:
Then we stopped for smooches:
It was a lovely time. Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gocco in the shop

My Flirt Bot Gocco on wood piece is up in the shop. Go check it out!
We're just back from another relaxing weekend in the country. This is me relaxing in a leafpile my brother made. I also got to play some accordion, eat lentil soup, get a foot rub from my mom, and play with my nephew. We drove home at sunset on Sunday. Now I'm all set for a calm week - no freelance, not much on my to-do list. Hope your week is calm too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween-yo!

For Penny's first Halloween, Chris had requested a chili pepper costume ("so she can be a 'Halloween-yo pepper!" he explained). At first I thought I'd have to settle for a strawberry. (I firmly believe that all babies should dress as food.) I almost bought the strawberry costume. And then, I found it. On sale too! She was the only chili pepper in the whole Roosevelt Island Halloween Parade.