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Archive for April, 2010

This one is called “June” after June Cleaver herself. It is made from two vintage table cloths and a floral hankie. The checked table cloth was from Savers and the hankie an the floral were from the De Anza Flea Market. Avery searched through the button jar to find the perfect pearly yellow buttons. When I was taking her picture holding the purse, she suggested we turn it inside out to show that it can be reversible.

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Another order complete! I got this great fabric at Alameda Point a while ago. It was originally made into a pillow cover but I took it apart, washed it and then it was ready for it’s next life as a tote. The woman who ordered this one liked the vintage look, and requested pink and green so this fabric seemed like the right choice (I secretly wish this one was for me).

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Mustard Flowers

With all the rain this spring, the hills around the area are very green but one cannot help but notice the bright yellow too. The hills have huge swaths of yellow mustard flowers painted all over them. On closer inspection the flowers are little clusters on long thin stems. They bob in the wind as we zoom down the freeway. Today on our way home from Vacaville, we took a side road that followed the freeway looking for a place to pull over to take some pictures. We found a nice patch next to the on ramp. I am not sure if it was legal or not but I had to pull over to take a few pictures. The deep blue sky really made the yellow pop. So beautiful.

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* s t r a w b e r r i e s *

Today Avery and I were down town putting up posters for the annual student art show. On our way home we saw a guy selling strawberries on the corner. They were so red and shiny… we could not resist! And why resist? Strawberries are delicious and good for you at the same time. We will each be having a big bowl of these for dessert tonight!

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Porch Neighbors

This little decorative birdhouse has been on our front porch for years. Early this spring there was a lot of activity going on but I didn’t think real birds would actually choose to make this their home. I *very carefully* climbed up on a chair and zoomed in as far as my camera would go. I turned on the flash as well hoping to have a peek of what was inside. In this shot you can barely make out some dark feathers. The eggs seemed to have hatched last week because the parents have been busy flying back and forth with tasty bugs and such. We can observe this beautiful experience just by sitting on the sofa and looking out the window. It is much more interesting than watching tv!

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Cafe au lait tote

This tote was ordered by my friend Chris. She is giving it to a friend who loves coffee and magazines so it was made in the “mag-bag” size. Most of the fabric was from the thrift store with the exception of the stripe and the fabulous peacock colored pom pom fringe.

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Roses and Sweet Peas

The first Sterling Silver Rose has bloomed! And the sweet peas are flourishing! I simply *love* how this flower combination looks. And I really do wish these amazing fragrances could be sent through cyberspace to accompany the images…

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