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Quick post as I’m off to Jaylene’s school for a parent teacher interview. It’s all morning long and entirely in Chinese. Wah! To cheer me up, here’s some items that have caught my eye recently and I’d luv to have my hands on! Sparkly cardstock from Bazill, a new magazine from stampington and some funky labels (cafe au lait).
I entered these two creations in OSA’s floral themed contest:
I didn’t win but my goal was making the deadline to enter. Which I did! And the winners were more than deserving so I don’t feel bad at all about not making the cut. Go check it out:
My husband buys only one brand of socks. They’re black and have a tiny pair of feet on the ankle and the brand “Hang Ten”. He buys them from a vendor in the night market for something like a dollar a pair. His reasoning is that he doesn’t have to worry about if they match or not. Apparently he doesn’t mind if they easily end up with a hole or two in them either!
It’s a mentality scarily similar to a memory I have of my Dad that dates back to my teenage years, when I realized he only wore MacGregor socks in shades of solid black or blue. He might have even had a couple of crazy brown pairs, but I’m not sure. I don’t know if my dad’s sock drawer is still the same today, but I kinda think it is. My mom only wore anklet socks with a pompom at the heel. At the time I thought they were so dorky, but now I realize how cool pompoms are and secretly wish I owned a pair myself.
Jaylene’s sock drawer (which is actually a hanging shelf in her closet, easy access so she can put her own darn socks away) is filled to the brim with brightly colored socks of all sorts. She also has a bag filled with those that have “no brother”. I have a few loners in there myself, but of course hubby Ahji has none.
I stumbled across this site which is filled with fabulous socks created from four funky “color waves” and are sold in pairs of 3! Purposely mismatched socks. I love this idea. And her pjs are adorable as well. I can’t wait to show Jaylene this site and see if she’ll go for the idea of wearing mismatched socks to school tomorrow. She’s gonna have fun with the game part of the site too.
My challenge to you (and myself) is to create some art this week that is “mismatched” yet still fun on the eyes. And if you feel up to it, wear mismatched socks while you’re out and about. Bonus points if you post a picture on your blog of your mismatched socks worn in a noticeably public place. I’ll send off some envies of mismatched paper scraps to some (you never know, maybe all) of the participants. You have until the end of the month to post a pic or send me a link.
Go forth and mismatch!
Because I’m soooo very late in posting the winners, I’m just gonna send prizes to everyone who participated in my Facebook challenge. So, Andrea, Beth A., and Stephanie, send me your addresses and I’ll send an Asian collage pack off to you. And Nancy and Allison, if you want a pack too, send me your addy as well.
I’ve started a series of collages based on a metallic circular canvas. Any clues on what it is? Here’s one of the circles.
Ah, ignore that line down the left side, forgot to edit it before I uploaded. I colored the metal with alcohol inks and then stamped on it, added rub ons and mesh and little rhinestones.
Actually it’s the second circle collage I made, but the first one is currently entered into a contest so I can’t share it at the moment. I have a bunch of others in various stages of creation which I hope to finish up this weekend. We have four days off in honor of dragonboat festival. Of course, such a long weekend means we’re stuck with only a one day weekend right after it, but then I’m on summer vacation! Woohoo.
Edit: Thanks France for the lighter scan. Yup, it’s a tin lid. This one is from a powdered milk can.
Okay, so it’s not really a children’s book… but I’m looking for online study guides or learning activities for the book “Mosquito Coast” by Paul Theroux. Here’s one:
Or if you have any other ideas for alternatives to a traditional book report, please let me know! Thanks!
And you’ll not get away from this post without seeing some baby pictures. At least I warned you
Any tips or tutorials on how to adjust the flash away would be appreciated!
I absolutely adored Baby Legs the minute I saw them. However, I had no intentions of having another wee one at the time. Well, as we all know that changed! I hadn’t gotten around to buying a set (or five) yet. Then I saw a link on Parent Hacks for homemade ones! I immediately started looking for woman’s knee length socks, having seen them all around before when I wasn’t interested in buying a pair. Of course they immediately became elusive and it took me weeks before I found some. They were only in black and white, so I’m still on the hunt for some funky striped ones. Here’s what I came up with though:
I’m proud of the cloning out I did in the top left corner. Did’ja notice it? Can you see it now that I’ve mentioned it?
And here’s a close up, check out those little piggies.
While I’m bragging about my photoshop skills, the above shot was spliced together from two different photos. One foot was blurry on each so I just combined them. Had to work carefully in order to match up the diaper and the towel wrinkle.