Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What a Day! ... and a little contest ...

The day started out easily enough. I had a dentist's appointment - they discovered a cavity when I had my cleaning last week, so I had to go have novocaine - ugh. Well, the dentist decided that I really needn't have the cavity repaired...I should just get a crown instead. double ugh. So I have a new appointment to be miserable - in fact, TWO appointments to be miserable. I think I'm going to go downtown to the ghetto-y area and see if any of the pushers have...
Wouldn't that make it so much easier?! And only 15¢!

I felt so bad yesterday when our heat was out. I discovered Dusty had gotten into my closet, pulled my sleeping bag from its cubby hole and burrowed himself in to stay warm. I felt like such a bad daddy!
So, I got him a tee-shirt to stay warm, while the furnace man was doing his thing. As if Dusty needed a tee-shirt to let him know that "he rules!" He has always made that quite clear!

I recently purchased this tutorial from Ulla ... are you familiar with her charming work and workshops and tutorials? If not, click on her name to go to her blog. Or, if you're interested, click on the image to go to her Etsy shop.
She recommends using a 100 watt soldering iron and a mini-phaser temperature control. As I only have a little "play" iron, I decided if I wanted to learn how to do this soldering thing properly, I should get the real McCoy. So today my new tools arrived! Now I have to find out if I can follow her directions! I've ordered several small tutorials from her - and they're all so clear and beautifully photographed that I know, if I make horrible mistakes, it will be my fault, not hers!

I was fairly well hopping up and down when I received ...

this gorgeous Marie Antoinette birdcage assemblage from Rella. She was my benefactor in the Marie Birdcage swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. I just love it! She is so clever and makes such lovely things which are always crafted with skill. Click on the image to visit her website and see more!

And now, do you see me dancing around the room in absolute sheer joy? Well, there is a very good reason. Perhaps you remember a few weeks ago, I wrote a post that included a mention of Amada's Over the Top Studios She creates the most fabulous, fanciful - over the top! - paper confections ever. I am just in love with them all! Well, look what arrived for me from her! ...
My very very own White Rabbit carrying a staff with "Enchanted Revelry" on it! Isn't he just delightful?! Be sure to click on the image to get a larger size so you can see it in all its glory! It's so sparkly and shimmery and beautifully executed.
Thank you so much, Amada! It was such a surprise - such a wondrous and welcome surprise! When people do things like this, you realize that the most kind, generous, thoughtful people ever are in Bloglandia ... and I'm so glad to be part of it.

Okay, just a quick little contest. The first person who can tell me who these belong to ...
will win a prize for their knowledge of absolutely worthless trivia! I'm not sure what the prize will be - I'll figure it out when I announce the winner. I'll announce the winner on my next post (either tomorrow or Thursday). After you enter the contest with your guess
go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
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