Tuesday, August 29, 2006


my sanity

do you ever feel like you have completely lost your mind? seriously.
sometimes i really feel like an insane person. i wonder, do i have ADD? is it insane of me to wonder that about myself? surely if i can diagnose myself with a mental disorder/ablitly (whatever is PC), then i don't have it... right? i truly wonder about ADD because i can't focus on one thing for too long, but then i wonder, that's just boredom, right? i'm just fickle. because i can pay attention to a movie for it's entire length.... but crafts, or cleaning or even a book (gasp-i know, when did this happen?!)... forget it, give me a good hour and i'm done.
i second guess myself always. always. do you know how annoying this is? why in the world can't i just make a decision?
my brain is mush. i feel like i've got on on my rubber gloves and it's in my hand, trying to be remolded. but it's oozy and slippery and is dripping to the floor.
does anyone know of a brain thickening recipe? i'm not against the prescribed kind!
and could someone please bring me a mop!?!

Monday, August 28, 2006

are you serious?

really. i am. white. well, cream, actually. yes, we use it. even the kids *gasp!
insane, i know. i just couldn't help myself. it was inexpensive and beautiful. total impulse buy. what do you think?

the white couch

why didn't i straighten the cushions before taking the picture?


detail of the fabric. isn't it lovely!?!

i should have taken a detail of the wood... oh well, next time.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

everyone needs one

a heavy decorative object, that is!
remember my post about the brass bunny i got at thrift?sherry has a very good theory about owning ornamentation with dual purpose- you must read it! she's hilarious

how do i do it? let so much time pass between postings? it's just rather crazy....
you know what it is. don't you?
i spend my computer time reading other posts and not creating my own! quit making such cute stuff, people! i have my own cuteness to post.... sort of. everything is kinda on hold right now. waiting on my labels. and now that i know they are coming, i don't want to make anything because i want to be able to put labels on my projects..... i'm vain like that. i want everything to have my cute ewe on it!
psssst. there's a new one, ya know. the entire website is about to take on a whole new look :D
i'm absolutely giddy about it! i've been doing some learning and practicing on my paintshop pro 9, and namo and other html insanity- which is another reason for my lack of posting great things, i suppose. i really wish i could give some big "launch date" or something... but well, i suck at deadlines. hey, at least i'm honest!

i've been meaning to get this done for a while...
stolen from laura's blog

for whatever reason, i found this really funny! go to google and enter your name needs in quotes, in my case "Rebecca Needs" and then list the top ten or so queries that come up on your blog. here's mine:

Rebecca needs enlightenment! (a great source of daily enlightenment)
Rebecca needs support around her eduacational goals. (ummm -no. if anything, everyone is too supportive!)
Rebecca needs a family that will provide her love and support. (now this is just crazy talk- i know you love me and the support thing again!?)
Rebecca needs just one good, meaty, dramatic role. (i'm not gonna touch this one)
Rebecca needs to get cut. (please, anesthetic first! or at least some whiskey)
Rebecca needs a French companion. (no thanks! i got myself a great American companion!)
Rebecca needs to make up her mind quickly. (now, that's just asking too much!)
Rebecca needs to go back to the drawing board. (it's a little too late now)
Rebecca needs a case study. (are you kidding me? i AM a case study!! LOL)
Rebecca needs prayer right now. (yes, yes she does.)
Rebecca needs a notebook computer to take with her to therapy. (oh Lordy, does this mean i have to take my own notes!?!)

oh man, be careful with that one... it's almost addicting!

and because no post is complete without a picture...
sherry, this one's for you:

brass candlesticks

it was mrs. devil in the hallway with a candlestick!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006


the silence is just about to make me crazy.

all 4 of my kiddos are in school this year. classes started tuesday. my baby V, just 4 years old. *sniff
they go to a magnet school, so the pre-K is all day. 8 til 3, just like the older ones.
so now, i've got one in preK, Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades. *sniff sniff

it's. so. damn. quiet.

9 years of constant mothering.

nose wiping, booty cleaning, clay creating, lego building, bathing, alphabet learning, counting, sorting, napping, playing, laughing, cuddling, doctoring, drawing, growing and loving

and now, nothing.....just annoyingly quiet, mind-numbing, heart breaking, silence.

1st day

Monday, August 07, 2006

more reconstruction

why does photobucket not like my HP?
seriously, this computer stuff makes my head want to explode! it just doesn't make sense to me. my laptop sends pictures over just fine. but my pictures are in my HP!!!!!
why?????? why??????


okay, moving on.
in sewing news
(pictures i had previously uploaded but not yet blogged)
there is a great tutorial on how to turn tshirts into gaucho pants! woohoo! how cool is that?!
so... i made a trial pair for E and then another... we decided there wasn't enough 'froof' in the leg. trip to the thrift store on 1/2 off clothing day (every monday).... paid 60 cents for this cute cute maternity shirt:

a few cuts and seams later:

gaucho's with froof:
after with attitude

i've been doing a bit of research on gapkids, childrens place, limited too, and gymboree
to see the newest trends and what's no longer in fashion. gotta keep my kiddos cool, ya know. but, because i'm not into spending loads of cash on clothes that will be "out" next year (even though they still fit), i'm researching. i've been going through her closet and will be doing some 'updating'. it's very basic this year. it seems like adding some bohemian style embroidery, ribbon and stud accessorizing to skirt and pants will be the biggest thing i do. and the skirts that are popular - the little tiered skirts - SOOOOO easy to make! other updates will be taking sleeves off some shirts and adding different cap sleeves or poofy sleeves. oh, and legwarmers. they seem to be all over the place!
i'll post some pics of these adventures as i go.... assuming i figure out why the HP and photobucket are at odds.

Friday, August 04, 2006

please help! &computer troubles

hi! sorry for my disappearance. i'm having difficulties with picture posting.
it's really this long, crazy explaination. so i'll give you the short -
my pictures are stored on one computer, i use another. my network is down.
the picture computer does not like flickr and something is up with photobucket. so....
now ya know.

i'm pictureless. boo.

so, while i've got ya - got a question:

hubby and i have been doing a lot of talking with each other and different local business owners. i've decided to go pro. that sounds so funny. i've been developing a lot of my own patterns (sewing and crochet) - in order for me to be able to do this. while i can draw my own pattern, i can not 'draw'. so i'm having trouble with my sheep. as cute as she is, she is merely altered clipart. i could be wrong, but i can't use her, right?
so, i'm trying to decide on a new look for a new sheep.

i'd love to get as many opinions on this as possible - if you'd post a link today and ask your readers to come vote, i'd really really appreciate it!

VOTE - for my new sheep-logo

should i go with the cartoon-y feel/look - similar to what i have now?
should i go with a more realistic drawing?

with horns and a little devil tail, of course!

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