Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Dance!

This song just makes me smile! Not only is his voice like buttah but it is so sweet and adorable just a little bit of happiness in a busy day! Hope you think the video it as fun and cute as i do!




Doesn't it just make you wish you could break out in song and dance? Happy weekend everyone!

On Wool and lots of it!

So to explain the wool i will just say i have been wanting to do some felting lately. I would consider myself a beginner in the world of felting but, i have done some basic wet felting with my preschoolers and some basic needle felting for some classroom projects. So while visiting my family and boyfriend over spring break i wanted to go and get some wool at the spinnery,so justin and i went on an adventure first to Green Mountain Spinnery, When we walked in it smelled of that amazing sheep wooly smell! so they didn't have any colors but they did have a huge! i mean bigger than big bag of what they call "dirt wool" (actually not that dirty) which is basically the wool that falls of the edges of the carding machines. So i couldn't resist and bought a bag!

So then we went on a second adventure to find colored wool so that we could make felted easter eggs! Our second trip landed us as Harrisville Designs, a wonderful wool,yarn,weaving etc, place in an old little town full of large brick old textile  buildings right on a river where the water went rushing under them. It was quite amazing to listen to the water below as we strolled about the little store. this is where we found colored wool galore the store was filled from top to bottom with the most beautiful colors of wool and yarn.

                                       

Ok so you would think we could have stopped there but we didn't! we went on to a cute little shop in wilton NH called the 'Color Shop' and got some beautiful colored 100%wool felt! 


                                     


So to top it all off, all of these amazing wool products and to accompany my new bookstore find!


                                    

                                   

I cant wait to start felting! once i actually take it all out and make some wooly little thing i will be sure to share!

happy spring crafting everyone!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mini trip to MD!

So my mom and i flew down to baltimore last night for a few days to see my brother and his wife! They are expecting their first baby in july and i am super excited to be a first time auntie! ok so more than excited i am jumping around and shopping for cute baby things all the time! So we are going to help with the baby's room and all sorts of fun stuff. Right now i am on DIY baby stuff overload! feel free to tell me about any great baby projects you have! I am off to do some baby room redo work!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Old pictures that make my day better!

So honestly i keep starting posts and then getting to this point where i just don't know where to take them next, so...for now i thought i would share a few pics from last summer as i think about this coming summer! Happy monday everyone!
From the garden!


Walk around bubble pond little over a year ago with my love!

Hope to share some of my thoughts soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fun With Photos!

so i treated myself and downloaded "camerabag" a simple photo app that lets you do some fun things with your pics! here is just one before and after of a pic i took down by the pier!

Before


After

Not only is the app fun but you can buy it for iphone mac and pc! and it motivates you to take more pics just so you can do fun things with them!

enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On Nancy Drew, Esspreso and a Noble Lab

Do you ever pause unconsciously in your day and take a mental snapshot of you and that moment?
     The other day i did just that and realized at the age of 23 i had just waltzed into my local bookshop
purchased a Nancy Drew novel a double shot latte and wandered home to live the dream.
This was a unique moment but to me a moment of bliss.
     I found myself curled up with the pup floundering in the sun that poured in through the large bedroom
windows, honestly relaxed and happy. After days of working hard into the night on an essay i felt it to even be a
bit cleansing to read Nancy Drew and just breath....[side note] Is anyone else as jealous of the fact that Nancy
never really grows up? Yes, my life is blessed in many ways but, I would kill to just jump in my convertible call
my friends and go for a trip to the beach or some other magical place. This dream in no way means i don't love
my life but who out there honestly thinks that dream would suck? no one? that's what i figured.
    So in my little world right now I may not have the ability to grab my friends and go gallivanting about but, I do
ave the ability to sit in my sun-soaked room with a good cup of jo, my noble lady lab and pages full
of my dream adventures!

Thought i would start with a picture!




This is the start to my attempt of a photo a day! i dont think i will post them all but i will make a home for them on my site www.sweetsakurasky.com feel free to join in the adventure of photographing your world either in privet or in public by joining project 365 on flickr!This is my dog on our morning walk!