Posts Tagged ‘mary poppins’

first impressions
I received a lovely package in the mail – my sealing wax and seal! The wax is gorgeous, and the seal is perfect. I couldn’t wait to play with my new toys.

Then I learned that it is not so easy to do as one might think. Melt the wax, push in the seal, voila! Right? Um, no. At least not for me. The wax kept sticking to the seal and sometimes it even ripped right off the paper! I think it’s a matter of letting the wax cool to the right temperature before pushing in the seal.

This was my eighth attempt – not too bad.

Eiffel Tower seal

I used up almost one stick of wax already, and I only bought two. I better figure out how to do this quick!

Last Friday (the 17th) we took a day trip to Knoebel’s. Marc’s employer was hosting their annual employee appreciation day there.

Lily was so excited to go – she was talking about it all week, and informed us several times that she wanted to go on the merry-go-round first. Well we got there and dutifully took her to the merry-go-round – and she wouldn’t go on! We walked around to all the kiddie rides, and she absolutely refused to go on anything.

But she did at least enjoy herself riding around in her stroller eating Skittles.

lily, knoebel's 2009

Then it started raining. Then it started pouring.

This is Marc and Lily as we took refuge from the deluge.

marc & lily, knoebel's 2009

Lily was hiding her head in Marc’s lap because the rain was very loud on the roof.

After dinner Marc’s boss’s wife convinced Lily to go on the merry-go-round with her, and of course once she finally went on a ride she wanted to go on everything!

lily, knoebel's 2009

lily, knoebel's 2009

lily, knoebel's 2009

It still rained most of the time we were there, but not too heavily, and I love the rain anyway so it was fun to walk around in it.

~finally dry~

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more & more new jewels
I made this necklace to showcase the beautiful Russian pendant I got from Artbeads.

Emerald - russian pendant necklace

Emerald - beautiful pendant necklace

I used one of my favorite types of beads, Czech fire-polished, as well as antiqued-brass chain and findings. Artbeads has a great selection of beads, including lots of beautiful Czech fire-polished.

I’m really pleased with the necklace, and of course I’ll be making a pair of earrings to go with it.

Emerald - necklace

oh aubergine
I decided to make a second aubergine project – a small (approximately 7″x5″) canvas. This will allow me to use the sealing wax and seal, as was my original intention. It will have a photo of a vintage lady on it and be French-themed, and other than that I haven’t decided exactly what I’m doing with it. I’ll just find a photo I like and let that be the inspiration.

still playing with the fairies
I worked some more on my digital art piece:

fairy play

It’s getting there. I want to add some words, maybe something about playing with dragonflies.

a spoonful of sugar
My daughter has been watching Mary Poppins (on repeat!) for the past couple weeks. I had bought it for her maybe when she was one, as part of my effort to build up a nice library of Disney movies for her. I’d never seen the movie myself, and I still haven’t seen the entire thing, but I must say I adore that Miss Poppins.

It’s a wonderful movie, with great songs (which are now lodged permanently in my brain) – it’s fun and uplifting. You cannot possibly be in a bad mood after watching the delightful Mary Poppins.

life’s in the details
Enjoying a bowl of delicious cold cherries. Wandering the aisles of AC Moore. Watching Lily play at daycare before she realizes I’m there.

~looking for a carpet bag of my own~

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