Monday, December 15, 2008

let it snow, let it snow, let it penn valley?

that's right! its SNOWING!!!! and I'm not talking about a little dusting, its actually sticking and it snowed all afternoon! snow just amps the Christmas spirit up so much!
i feel like I'm in a Christmas movie!!!
can you tell I'm excited?
just a little.
OK, so today I went to the MIL's house and learned how to make raviolis, actually it was a whole ravioli party (in the snow! in case you forgot!) with Quincy's sister and grandma too.

we made a ridiculous amount of raviolis! we made enough for Christmas dinner plus each of us got to take home a box!

It was really awesome ...pasta, cheese, cooking, drinking wine, passing on family traditions, a cozy fire, and snow outside... it was a great Sunday afternoon.

OK this pic is super blurry but I still just love it!
o! and we made these little cini-mini-pin-wheel type things with the left over pasta dough... delish!

the crafting has beguNNN!! Woo Hoo!

I have some very sweet (and sometimes high-energy) nieces that come to my house on occasion and they love to bake with auntie Kate, their favorite part of course is picking out which apron to wear, but I only have adult aprons so they are really big (which also makes them so cute!) so i decided i would make some special aprons for them to use when they come cook & bake with auntie Kate. My grandma had a special apron that I used at her house when I visited her and I remember thinking that it was just so so special. so I am super excited to pass this on to them. here's what they are looking like:

they each have a little pocket detail and these cute p.s. I love you tags sewn onto them

(my favorite detail!)

next on the list: FINISH the paper wreaths I started at thanksgiving!!!

also, can I just say


has seriously been giving me a serious studio boost... the kind that makes you dance with your projects and totally let loose in your studio. its a feel good.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

the finals are FINALLY over!!!

wooHOO!!ahHAhaHA!O ya.Woop! wooP!Holla!
finals are over so that means....
1. pink champagne (champagne+1 scoop strawberry Italian ice = so good)

2. guilt-free art time. hopefully a few of these projects will appear! ;D (since i don't have homework that needs to be done or studying that needs to be studied)

3. lots of MAdONNa, Billy Joel, AcDc, Devo,

Blondie, and Talking Heads
vibrating the studio to celebrate!oh ya, and a bit of let-loose-dancin
Its going to be a good weekend

Thursday, December 04, 2008

If you're buying me a Christmas present...

...and you have an extra $1195 I would like to go to the
The Secret Photography Workshop by Cheryl Muhr Photography, Inc.
I think that could even fit in my stocking...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Film. Grain. and Cuteness.

I did a family shoot for my SIL Jenna(and her adorable family!) all over Nevada City and it was so much fun! well... minus the part where I didn't have my camera and I had to shoot like they did in the dark ages with grainy film...grrr... and change rolls as soon as I was on a roll, and ...sigh...(are you sensing a bit of digital withdraws?)(ya, it takes a bit of time for me to get back into the film swing...) Never the less their model-like-cuteness obviously cant be tarnished with film cause this is a peak of what I got:
oh ya, if there is ever a time you need a smile from a kid who doesn't understand the word smile you just give them CANDY!
and these... well I just cant decide which I like better... what do ya think?
OK back to editing pics and writing ridiculously long final papers about DaVinci. You know all this final business is really putting a cramp on my holiday crafting! What the heck?