it's party time in portland

this past sunday, my little ladies & i went to a purplicious party for a very fancy 6 year old at a local portland park.  although the weather was touch & go (the frequent rain here right now is becoming a drag) the party was full on fantastic.  luckily, i had the opportunity to make a very fancy crown for said purplicious party & created felted kitten's most fabulously festive crown yet. 

the party circuit seems to be in full swing at the moment & i've been working on custom crowns this week.  purplicious was followed by a sweet pink on pink crown for another soon-to-be 6 year old in san francisco and i've almost completed a pink & purple variation on the purplicious crown for a little lady who turns 4 tomorrow.  next up, a black, red & gold crown & banner for a harry potter party this sunday followed by a pink & purple crown for my girl mars who turns 3 on may 30th. 

great party themes abound right now: star wars, purplicious, ninjas, harry potter, rock climbing (not quite a theme but a super fun party nonetheless).
mars is having a garden princess party and is in full on pink & purple mode.  hoping for fair weather sunday & looking forward to decorating.  will post party pix early next week.

now, back to work on my next crown.  and, yes j, i am watching 'dr who' (getting ready to queue up season 2, episode 13).  i'll hum the theme music for you soon. 


long time listener, first time blogger

it’s the middle of the night here in portland, or, & unfortunately I can’t sleep so for some odd reason this seemed like a good time to start that blog i’ve been thinking about.

a little about me before I begin…i’m a creative, artistically tempermented (you know what I mean), introverted wallflower, bookworm, mother of two girls—newly 6 & soon-to-be 3, who, btw, are currently sleeping—living & crafting in portland, or.  thanks for stopping by my new blog.  hope to see you again soon at a more decent hour of the day (or night).

what i’m currently:

watching—my latest television venture is the bbc series dr who which i like to watch on the computer while creating crowns. somehow sci fi & felt crowns seem to be working for me right now.

listening to—volume II by she & him. i love to sing and this suits me much better than the nickelodeon & disney channel tween/teen songs that have been stuck in my head as of late. i have a strange knack for easily remembering song lyrics and am apparently far too impressionable. plus, it bugs my kids when i sing.

reading—i started ‘just kids’ by patti smith earlier this week. haven’t read much yet but love how lyrical her writing is. would love a long quiet chunk of time to sit down with a nice cup of english breakfast tea with milk and sugar and read.  maybe that’s what i should be doing right now (sans the ebt, of course)

crafting—currently working on a full on tri purple blinged out crown for a 6 yr old’s purplicious bday party this weekend. will post pic on facebook later today. next up: a pink on pink (on pink) crown for a friend + a custom crown for my youngest daughter, mars, who turns 3 on may 31st.

bonne nuit.