Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy January

16 Sparrows is a quirky group that has a Letter Writing Alliance membership club of sorts.  I signed up and am looking forward to my membership badge being delivered snail mail.  They offer mail ideas in new and interesting ways.  Go visit.

For a while now I have had a few Pen Pals.  Somehow I came across Pen Pal World on the internet and I have accumulated a few gals to correspond with.  Some girls like snail mail.  Others like email.  You can peruse profiles and find a match to write to.  Cool.

The tactile part of me loves note cards.  I've never taken to scraping and making cards, but I do like stamping envelopes and sending off to far away places.  Pen Pal World is a good fit for me.  One pal I have lives in London, two others live in Australia, and then a couple live here in the US.

Naked envelopes bug me.  There are infinite things to do with an envelope, an empty canvas if you will.
Putting a stamped image and doodling around on the envelope always give it that certain something.  Don't you think?

Go write a note to someone.  Well, maybe closer to February since you probably just spent a fortune on stamps for Christmas Cards.  xo, juls

Sunday, August 18, 2013

So and Sew

More uses for those zucchini, these yummy cookies from Food.com, Zucchini Chocolate chip cookies. The recipe makes loads of them.  Give it a go.



I also have some cherry tomatoes coming from the garden that are so sweet. They barely make it to the kitchen.  I love popping them in my mouth when I'm at work in the garden.  




Next I made this runner for my book case.  It is too long and I need to shorten it, but I love the color combo.  




xxoxoxxo, Juls








Thursday, July 25, 2013

Prime numbers and Zucchini

Are you experiencing an abundance of zucchini at present?  
 The recipe for Nat's Oven Baked Zucchini Sticks may be of some interest to you, http://www.food.com.  Super easy to make and my husband, a very picky eater, declared them delicious.  The proof?  The spoonful he left me....


On another note, do you ever watch Ted.com, all about ideas worth spreading?  I love Ted.  Truly.  One fine talk I came across directed me to Khan Academy.org.  I am in the throws of relearning algebra, and Khan guided me through steps as easy as one, two, three.  Ted covers so many other wonderful topics on a global format.  Go, see, discover,learn.   xoxoxxo, juls

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Renegade Art Faire Los Angeles

After two years of missing this show for various reasons, it so happened I was able to make it this year.  Crowds of hip, cool, tasteful and crisp folks sauntered the aisles of booths that were a visual wonderland of artisans.  I am so at peace having finally been able to take in this show. There was so much jewelry and graphic Tees, but there was a nice mix of other things as well.  Food trucks line up for the hungry shoppers.  I had a delish hot dog and coffee.  





Renegade 2013 L.A,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thump, thump...is it on?

Could it be a new post from moi?  What a fabulous summer.  Thanks EAB for all of your awesome posts.  It really keeps me going.  They are always lovely.  I am cleaning my office/sewing room.   I am putting all the little stuffed creatures that were on the shelf in a basket.  Why is it so hard to part with whimsy stuff?


 I need a simple look I think...hehehehe, never.  But I did come up with this for the shelves so far.


 Now on to the sewing table....Sword up xoxojuls

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cold and happy

Yikes, is it ever cold.  39 degrees.  Wish there was snow here.  I am struggling with blogger to publish photos.  Blogger has changed and I hate change.  Come along as I blunder through....xo, juls

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Simple fun holiday

Here at our home we are having a hard time with the get up and go.  We've had a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends.  Here are the littles dancing.  And my cousin Jennifer won the appetizer cookoff with jalapeno poppers.  She holds the ornament I made as a prize.


The most delicious cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.  Oh, I could eat the whole pan..I am not kidding.

I've made a few of these dolls for the little girls in the family. 



These two have landed in Germany.  I love making Jess Brown dolls.  And now I am learning fabric roses...so fun. 

Happy New Year to all.

xo, juls