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Sunday, June 19, 2011

warning...giveaway spoiler!

I couldn't help it...some of you said you wanted to see the giveaways coming to those of you who commented on the doll post...so I had to share :o) Here are the owl babies that will hopefully not take too long, due to the Canada post strike :o(
a close up of one of the faces...

Here are some of the color variations I did. I made them all out of paper clay, jointed them, and then hand painted them. I hope you love them . They were so fun to make!

LOOK at all the owl babies! Now to somehow get them to you all without them getting squished. Thank you so much for all your comments. They are so wonderful and encouraging!! Where are the fabric owls?? Well as many of you artists know...some of us are not the most organized.I can not find the pattern anywhere...hence the all new giveaway. Hopefully you guys like them though. Have a wonderful Fathers day! Off to make my man feel special! xoxo Tam

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I am so thankful for...
Juicy ripe blackberry's for breakfast...

my eyesight...I can gaze upon the beauty and light in the world.

homemade organic apple sauce. YUM!!

impossibly beautiful son, sleeping in a sunbeam.

the morning sunshine...

"because a thankful heart is a happy heart." veggie tales

I have been creating up some cool things to ship out to all you sweets who commented on the doll hair post...yeah, it took me A LOT longer than I thought to make 15 little treats for you all. But they had to be just right, then the postal strike and all. I am dying to show you...but I want them to be a surprise too. Ahhh! What to do?? Ask my mom, I call her to tell her I bought her gift for (insert every holiday here) then 5 minutes later Im begging to tell her what it is! LOL!! I find it really hard to keep a gift secret.Teehee! Well, I will restrain myself today, but be warned I might post them tomorrow...I just can't help myself! Ps. if lots of you leave comments ASKING to see them, I would have to post them then...right??? Hahaha! Have a joy filled day sweets!! xoxxo Tam

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hello lovely people! I am so thankful for...

5. making rainbow pompom creatures with my sweet girl (who is SLIGHTLY rainbow obsessed!)

6. lilacs hanging heavy with the scent of spring.

7. husbands who build garden boxes, that are already filling with good green things.

8. My amazing blog friend Janne from across the sea sending wonderful surprises! (how did it make it through the postal strike??) YAY!!

Making some little things today...be back soon to show you! May your day be filled with delicious giggles and a heart full of joy! xoxox Tam

Thursday, June 9, 2011

30 Days Of Gratitude...

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us" J.R.R. Tolkien

My most wonderful friend Michelle gave me a book last week for my birthday. It's called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. This book moved me beyond words...really got deep into my heart.

The cover states "Dare to live fully right where you are" and the book is about how to find joy in the midst of life. It's deadlines, debt, drama and daily duties. What does a life of gratitude look like when our days are gritty, long and sometimes dark? What is God providing now? She wrote so deeply from her heart about how she discovered more of God, and grace and the life shes always desired by having gratitude for everyday moments, her one thousand gifts. Some days (well alot of days it seems) over the last six years of autism living here there have been many moments devoid of joy in our house. To be honest some days I stumble to my bed late at night exhausted, angry and deeply heart sad. I think that's why this book shook me to my core. That I can choose to see my life, just as it is, as a gift and a blessing. I want that, I want to offer that kind of life to my children, that despite hardships and heartache there are so many more moments of joy that can fill us up to overflowing if we choose that way of living. So that's why Ive decided to challenge myself here to 30 days of gratitude. Will I be able to post here everyday? Realistically, probably not. But I want to record and share with anyone who feels like reading some of the daily gifts I see in my life. :o)

1. Snow in June...(that means I live in Canada! LOL!!) For real, this just happened!

2. New stack of pretty dishcloths from the farmers market in beautiful colors.

3. Amazing Peony flowers that just beg to be admired and touched and smelled.

Hope you will all join in, and maybe have your own posts of what you are grateful for. It is so wonderful to be thankful for what we have been given. 4. I am thankful for all of you sweet readers! Have a super day! xoxox Tam

Friday, June 3, 2011

What do you do while waiting...?

Doodle some silly owls of course! I bought a sweet little pocket dictionary from the goodwill a while ago. It has a tiny owl on the spine, so I got the idea to do a "Book of Owls" So I carry a few pens and my dictionary with me, and when I'm caught waiting I draw in it. These were all done while waiting for the Dr. last week.

This little guy was drawn on a discard book of french poetry from our library.

They are not finished yet, but I needed more art stuff to finish them. Thank you to Michelle Allen and Cori Dantini for inspiration! My little dictionary has over 250 pages so there will be alot more owl making going on! :o) Have a wonderful Friday everyone!