16 January 2009

the making of stuff plus also some complaining

last month was full of the making of things.

one of the most satisfying experiences of december was observing my children crafting gifts for each other, and watching their shimmering excitement on christmas morning as their siblings unwrapped the items fashioned beneath the toil of their very own hands.





1. memory game pieces, using the tops of frozen juice containers 2. little hands at work 3. bookmarks for bee 4. checkerboard for zee 5. a bracelet for the other nicole, with hammered and welded sterling (this one i made) 6. memory game tin for em 7. felt donuts for elle 8. checkerboard 9. checkers on wooden rounds

speaking of the making of things, i've been working on a little something for the past two weeks--my very own photography website.** i think i've sufficiently tweaked it to death; i now just need to choose from the legal-but-pitiful selection of royalty-free music (although i am holding out hope for a song from a local band whose talent makes me giddy), and we should be live.

in other news, we have moved beyond ridiculous and smack into the land of inconceivable with the temperatures this week. negative fourteen degrees this morning? if i'd wanted negative fourteen degrees (windchill is -25), i'd have invested in siberian real estate. but okay, i know, this cold front is not exclusive to me: you are fully welcome to whinge about how much colder it is where you live in the comment section below. (warm climated people, please keep your weather reports to yourselves. grazie.)



**in case you've noticed my sparseness in blogland lately, this website development is why. it's not so much that it's consumed the entirety of my days as it is that one's hind quarters can only spend so much time sitting in a chair in front of the computer before they need to, like, salsa. or you know, do something that's not sitting in a chair.

16 comments:

Jenn said...

can't wait to feast my eyes on the fabulousness of your site. I'm excited for you beyond belief!!!

take a bow Jenn

Leah said...

So excited for your new site! You are so creative and an unbelievably good photographer...how proud you must be! Plus I can stalk your site now and get ideas for myself! Tee-hee...actually you are so original, there is no way I could ever duplicate! ;)...just wanted to say hey and say congrats!

Tonya said...

love all the things you have been up to...

can't wait to see your website...I am sure it will be fantastic!

xoxo

Tonya

Kimberly said...

Oooo...getting excited!

And what lovely gifts your family made! I may steal an idea or two...

Amelia said...

Making a website consumes SO much time. I can't wait to see your finished product, I know it will "wow" in every single aspect that a website can possibly move someone. I love your work and your snow pictures... candidly I admit though, that I do not envy your extreme cold, it's cold enough here and it's only in the 30's.

hotflashmamaknowsbest said...

Can't wait to see the new website. I suppose you will want to put a pic of your MIL as one of your top sellers.

kris said...

I'm glad you're back at it! My cold weather story is that I had to run my feet under warm water yesterday after walking across campus. They were frozen and painful-when I move to Florida you'll come visit right?!

~love said...

love that they made stuff for each other.
and those felt donuts are so cute!

i hear ya on the weather. we've been about the same as you temperature wise, but we have about 17 inches of snow on the ground and serious drifting. i just don't understand why i live here...

can't wait to see your site! (though you are definitely missed here!) =)

Denny said...

It got to -20 actual temperature on Friday, I was too afraid to check the wind chill factor. Good news the next 2 weeks are usually the coldest of the winter, at least around here.

jorth said...

I cannot wait to see it!

I'm starting my photography course tomorrow... beginning to fart due to nervousness!

deconstructing jen said...

Exciting news!!! I can't wait to see the new site. I'm sure it's brilliant.

Lovely pics and what a great idea to have them make gifts for one another.

Courtney said...

I love your homemade gifts...how creative! Can't wait to see your photography website! I love ALL your pictures.

~love said...

love that they made stuff for each other.
and those felt donuts are so cute!

i hear ya on the weather. we've been about the same as you temperature wise, but we have about 17 inches of snow on the ground and serious drifting. i just don't understand why i live here...

can't wait to see your site! (though you are definitely missed here!) =)

kris said...

I'm glad you're back at it! My cold weather story is that I had to run my feet under warm water yesterday after walking across campus. They were frozen and painful-when I move to Florida you'll come visit right?!

Amelia said...

Making a website consumes SO much time. I can't wait to see your finished product, I know it will "wow" in every single aspect that a website can possibly move someone. I love your work and your snow pictures... candidly I admit though, that I do not envy your extreme cold, it's cold enough here and it's only in the 30's.

Leah said...

So excited for your new site! You are so creative and an unbelievably good photographer...how proud you must be! Plus I can stalk your site now and get ideas for myself! Tee-hee...actually you are so original, there is no way I could ever duplicate! ;)...just wanted to say hey and say congrats!