Mar 22, 2007
I've never fancied myself a dog
person. In fact i would probably say I was anti-dog...that is until two
days ago. I just didn't appreciate the smell, the shedding, and the
mouths on the big ones scare the hell out of me. But two days ago I met
this little girl, and I forgot about everything I didn't like about
dogs, and began to realize there are some things I actually really like
about dogs, in fact love.
Meet Clementine, or Clemmy as we call her:
She is the first dog I have ever owned, and lucky for me she is a quiet
little cuddle-bug. Clemmy a pure-bred beagle. Now I promise not to turn
this into a blog full of endless animal pictures. I really don't want
to see a hundred pictures of someone else's cat or dog, and I don't
expect anyone to want to see a ton of mine either. Clemmy will appear
from time to time, but not everytime.
Besides being very focused on the dog (and comps), I have been worrying quite frequently about the sad state of these pillows:
They are a gift from my mother. They were made from an old crazy quilt
my mother had hanging up when I was a little girl. I love them and feel
very sentimental about them. I think most of the fabric pieces come
from silk scarves. The material is old and very fragile. Soon many of
my favorite pieces will be gone completely. To keep from forgetting
what they looked like I have taken some close-ups.
Here are two for your viewing pleasure:
Finally the porch is getting closer to completion. We live on the third
floor, and the second floor is almost done. Yippee! Spring planting
here I come.
Posted at 11:40 am by georgiacoleman
Mar 18, 2007
So what happens when you say you'll do something outlandish like post a meal a week? Well, I guess you all know...
Although I doubt it will be a weekly occurrence I must share the Sunday
morning munchies I whipped up, fresh raspberry scones and banana-nut
I recently found out I am to be an aunt for a third time around. My
baby sister is having a baby. My, my, time does seem to zoom by. Luke
and I found an adorable little stuffed horsey at the beautiful Sweden Shop
on Foster Avenue (which by the way if you live in Chicago you should
visit). But it felt kind of impersonal as a congratulatory gift, and so
last weekend I knit her this little sweater. The pattern is from Baby Knits by Debbie Bliss
but in true Georgia form I modified the pattern to have this little
opening and blue button. Something about that blue, I can't get enough
There is also a cute little hat to with, but daylight is gone so picture-taking is done.
This past week was spring break, and while giving some effort to truly
study and work on papers, I had to take a couple time-outs for
thrifting. My mom and I hit the Salvation Army in Uptown, and I was
pleased to find a kitchen tool I truly loved as a child, a nut chopper.
It isn't the first I've found thrifting, but the color was so perfect
it had to come home. The beautiful gray and blue bowl in the background
is also credited to that day.
And I couldn't skip my favorite west side haunt where I found the most adorable matchy-matchy teacups and fabric.
Also I got this set little garden pair to hopefully do some planting on
our new and much improved porch. Which veggies can grow well in pots
instead of the ground?
Oh, yes the cute vintage rainbow fabric hails from the same thrifting
trip as well. Chicago keeps fooling me with glimpses of spring, this
fabric helps on the cloudy days. How one can be fooled after living in
the same place for 25 years is beyond me, but it happens...
Posted at 07:40 pm by georgiacoleman
Jan 26, 2007
So no luck so far on etsy
...oh well. I didn't have any huge hopes so I'm not feeling too dashed...
On to another subject. I said I would try to start posting pictures of
at least one meal a week. It'll be amazing if I post one meal a month,
but here's hoping.
For dinner yesterday I made a most delicious jambalaya with organic andouille sausage...yum...as well as buttermilk biscuits:
Of course this had to be followed by dessert...bananas foster over vanilla ice cream:
If this all sounds somewhat familiar to you...Well, it is from the
February 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Living. My Martha, she never lets
me down (well, with the exception of jail thing).
Since school started there hasn't been any crafting around here. I
would really like to do some more little paintings. I had a blast
making those. I have also been thinking about doing a couple
combination pieces of silkscreening and embroidery. So next time I post
I'll try to have some kind of crafty adventure for you to look at.
p.s. if you are needing a crafty fix check out the amazing little valentine's pails joy made at Knit & Pearl
Posted at 04:50 pm by georgiacoleman
Jan 15, 2007
Well, after some encouragement from
friends and even some of my blog buddies out there I have started an
etsy shop. It doesn't have much in it, but I am excited anyhow. Outside
of the little bazaar Joy
hosts before Christmas, I haven't ever tried to sell my stuff. It's going to be interesting to see if anything sells.
If you would like to check out my etsy shop click ... HERE
This is a group photo of six dolls that I posted for sale:
Outside of these dolls, my crafting has been minimal. I have just spent
these last weeks resting and pouring through books. My final semester
at university begins tomorrow, and I just felt like the school break
was my opportunity to store up on rest and relaxation.
been cooking quite alot, but I just can't seem to make myself take
pictures of the fancy things I make. (I love those blogs that show off
wonderful dinners and recipes.) Instead the only meal I managed a photo
of over the entire holidays was my cop-out of breakfast for dinner a
couple nights ago...
Whole-wheat waffles, homemade blueberry sauce, whip cream...yummy & easy:
Maybe I should make a goal...post at least one meal a week?
Posted at 08:54 pm by georgiacoleman
Dec 13, 2006
So I have exams started tomorrow at
10AM-3PM...It isn't that it's an early day or anything, but it just
seems so long to have no break from essay writing.
Wish me luck!
Over the weekend Joy
hosted a small craft fair and I sold a few things. But because my
camera is an awful old dud that only allows you to take twelve pictures
at a time, I have none of the fair and only a couple of the things I
made. (This summer I finally invested in a new one, but I had it stolen
on the first day of our vacation before I had even taken one
Here are the couple photos I managed before leaving for the fair...
Small hand-painted calendars:
Multi-cultural Clothespin Dolls:
Each set included 4 dolls, and a lovely little brown wool-felt pouch
with vintage button clasp. I didn't manage to get any pictures of them
I was very fortunate, and sold out of every single item I made.
Now I am off to bed. I will attempt to sleep, but I know all my dreams
will be about showing up late or forgetting all the answers to my
Posted at 01:05 am by georgiacoleman
Dec 3, 2006
As I was perusing blogs a few days
ago I was just so struck by the Christmas fever. Despite having no time
to devote to Christmas crafts (finals are next week), I spent the last
two days staying up until the wee hours just too make some craft time.
So the two bugs that bit me the most were the beautiful button wreaths
I saw at Little Birds
which lead me to Pixiegenne's
as well, and the lovely little Christmas villages everyone seems to own. Every one but me...
So here are my answers to the Christmas Craft Fever...
My own handmade Christmas village in it's early construction fase:
Finto! I am so proud of myself:
(the snow is merino wool I had stashed for a spinning project)
And since I can't resist, individual photos of each little building I made:
I also went on to make 6 little button wreaths myself, though they are still lacking in ribbon...
So I love 'em, and now I just need to string them up...
Posted at 08:48 pm by georgiacoleman
Nov 30, 2006
I'm not sure if I ever mentioned
what thrift store hound I am...well, I am. I just love the hunt you
experience in a thrift store. It is that chance to get a one of a kind
fantastic old thing. I grew up in a family of avid thrifting and
antiquing addicts. So I guess it was bound to happen to me.
Lately I have discovered a new and tiny one-room thrift store around
the corner from my apartment. It seems to be endlessly full of
treasures. (Now I'm making myself want to go.) My latest treasures
These fantastic white, pink, and gold-plated mixing bowls:
This blue teapot just screamed my name, and I couldn't put it back
despite the $12 price tag (I talked the lady down to $6, I'm a broke
I have been so attracted to this blue lately. So attracted that Luke purchased me this slipcover for my couch from ebay:
It kinda reminds me of Tiffany & Co. blue, but more subtle:
So I have been crafting, but not photographing so here is my lone shot of some more Russian stuffie-dolls:
So I am off to try and complete somes goals today:
& maybe Thrifting
(Oh Yeah, make turkey & wild rice soup from leftovers)
Posted at 12:11 pm by georgiacoleman
Nov 21, 2006
Wow, I was so amazed that
people actually still check my blog after all these months. Thank you
so much for the comments and support on the revamp. Like I have said
before, I think I post most when I am stressed, and trying to finish up
my degree by May is definately a stress. Luke and I moved yet
again...crazy I know. Anyhow in the move I rediscovered how much I love
to knit, craft, and share it online with all my wonderful blog friends.
I have started on the Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays. I know
white isn't the most practical, but I love how fluffy and like snow
I am also keeping my new sewing machine busy. I am working on the Pointy Kitty pattern from Wee Wonderfuls
. I just need to stitch down my kitty's stripes and add a face.
I love the patterns at Wee Wonderfuls
. Hillary is so sweet to share them for free.
My sister-in-law is just starting to craft, and I am going to try and
get her to start a blog. She made a wonderful set of pajamas for my
niece over the weekend. Anyhow I'll keep you posted if she starts one...
Posted at 11:49 am by georgiacoleman
Nov 18, 2006
It has been nine months since I
last posted, and I figured if I was going to make an attempt to start
posting again it was time for a little face lift. Anyhow all old posts,
comments, and tags are no more, I am starting afresh.
I have been knitting and crafting alot more lately...
Here is a doll I made last night, inspired by a Russian nesting doll:
And here is some fabric I bought at Joann's as well:
Lots more to come...
Posted at 08:41 pm by georgiacoleman