Thursday, May 28, 2009

Maker Faire Bay Area May 30th and 31st

I've only been home for a few short days and I'm getting ready to go back on the road again. This weekend I'll be at the bay area Maker Faire with Craftster. If you are in the area, come on out and say hello to me, Jungrrl, and batgirl. The Craftster booth will have several make and take projects; including vintage button rings, 8 bit video game art with perler beads and super cool jewelry from the book Kilobite Coutour (trust me, this book is very cool).

Come by and see me! I'm always up for a good visit.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Midwest Tour

Last week Mark and I went on a little vacation to the Midwest. Neither of us had been to Chicago or to Minnesota so we booked a flight, told our friends we were crashing at their houses and decided to conquer the Midwest. We had yummy hot dogs at Hot Doug's Sausage Superstore, Yummy Mexican and Cuban food, deep dish pizza-it was pretty much an eating frenzy. We also had yummy drinks at a Psycho Suzie's pizza and tiki bar(More pictures to follow). I was also amazed that you could bring your own beer to restaurants in Chicago. Crazy!
We also got a behind the scenes tour of the bird department of the Field Museum (thanks Casey!)The Maori hut was also amazing. It was so peaceful and beautiful. The story behind it brought tears to our eyes.

St. Paul and Minneapolis reminding us of Portland. I loved all the Victorian houses and the cute little shops.

Thanks Casey, Rey and Lori for showing us such a good time.

1. Casey, Rey, Mark, 2. statue at Field Museum, 3. prehistoric deer, 4. prehistoric sloth bear animal sort of thing, 5. freaky dino bird, 6. Casey and Rey, 7. Field museum, 8. Sue, 9. Maori house, 10. Man catcher, 11. Mark and Rey, 12. Mask, 13. Mask, 14. Dino

1. Milou, 2. Milou in doggy jail, 3. Mark at pyscho suzie's, 4. Mark at pyscho suzies, 5. Mark and Rey, 6. Lori and Phillipe, 7. Casey, 8. Lori, 9. Rey, 10. Casey, 11. Mark, 12. Me!, 13. Casey and Rey, 14. Lori and Mark, 15. My Cubano sandwich, 16. Grumpy old men, 17. Grumpy old men, 18. Real Grumpy old men, 19. bird building nest, 20. silly dog, 21. Me and my true love, 22. Snoopy Snow Cone Maker!, 23. Rats in alley, 24. abandon hospital, 25. abandoned hospital, 26. abandoned hospital, 27. abandoned hospital, 28. Examine table, 29. abandoned hospital, 30. creepy hospital, 31. abandoned hospital, 32. Felix, 33. Mark, 34. Mark, 35. Rainy Chicago downtown

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A tribute

I wanted to thank everyone for all of the warm thoughts after Kato passing away. The cards, emails and posts really helped us through a rough time. I wanted to share a beautiful pillow that some of the moderators from Craftster had made for Mark and I. Here's the picture that inspired the pillow.

And here is the pillow.

Can you believe how amazing it is? Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I also want to acknowledge the person that made it. The person is mybonnie on etsy and her store is called Handmade by Bonnie. She does beautiful work. Go check her out-you will not be disappointed.

I have been having lots of adventures lately as well as getting some stitching done, so stay tune for the details.