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Road Trip

I have never been on a long road trip before but lately I have been thinking a lot about it.  It would be great to get some friends together and pick a place to drive to.  We wouldn’t have to rush anywhere.  We could take our time and stop at different places along the way.  Nothing to worry about…just having fun.  I don’t know when I’ll ever have the time or money to do this but it’s something I can daydream about until the time comes.  It’s on my list of things to do some day.
For now I’ll just have to go on adventures like this…
Have you ever taken a long road trip?  Where did you go?

Merry Christmas

Just stopping by to wish you all a very merry Christmas.  I’ll be spending my day getting some sewing done and watching Doctor Who!
I hope opening presents is a little bit easier for you than it was for this kid.  😉
Merry Christmas!

Happy Halloween

I love to watch cute animations for all of the different holidays.  I found a great one to share with you this Halloween!
 Happy Halloween!

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson

Today is Jim Henson’s 75th birthday!
Did you see the Google Doodle today?  Someone made these videos of it.  It’s pretty funny.  :-)

Okay, I’m off to start my crazy day.  So far I have been cutting out zipper pouches and getting my coupons ready for a big craft supply shopping trip to Joann’s today.  I have to go to my consignment stores and see what I need to restock and go to Stitch Lab to buy felt, too.  I’m almost out of everything!  
That’s just the errands I have to run today.  This afternoon I’m going to see Rain!!!  I’m so excited!
What are you up to today?

I heart Stop Motion – Gulp

I had lots of blog posts planned for this week…
None of them happened.  I’ve been such a busy bee working on projects for Atown and since I hurt my back last weekend I’ve been working very slowly (aka I’m WAY behind!).  I haven’t really had time for blogging.  This weekend I will have my regular Sanctuary Sneak Peek post on Saturday and I’m going to try something new on Sunday to see if I like it. I saw it on another blog and thought it could be interesting.  I’m hoping to find some time to go out and take pictures soon, too.  I miss it!
Today for my Friday video I have another awesome stop motion to share with you.  This one is the world’s largest stop motion!  Want to know something even cooler?  The entire stop motion is shot on a cell phone!  They used a Nokia N8 for the entire thing.  They mounted the tiny phone onto a huge crane to film it.
I always love to see how people make their stop motion videos because I plan on making my own one of these days…  😉
Have you been taking any circle pictures for In Your Eyes?  The deadline is fast approaching.  Be sure to send your pictures to me at by Monday, August 29th.  I got some really great pictures from Kate at Scientific Culture.  I can’t wait for you to see them!

I Heart Stop Motion – Post-It Animation

Do you remember the stop motion I posted a long time ago called Deadline?  It was made using post-its and I love it!  This week I found an even more amazing post-it stop motion.  This one is the world’s largest!  It’s an animation that was made using 350,000 post-it notes.  It was a promotion for a shoe store in Brazil. 
My favorite part about this animation is that the creators allowed people to write messages on the post-it notes.  I would love to read them all.  :-)

I Heart Stop Motion – Creative, Inc.

A lot of you may have read Craft, Inc.  It’s a great guide to help someone starting their own handmade business.  I have it and have used it as a reference in my business adventures many times.  This week I learned that the author of Craft, inc. also wrote a book called Creative, Inc.  It’s all about starting a creative business like graphic design or photography.  I’m interested to read it and see if it has any helpful information that is different from Craft, Inc.
The best part about finding this book…the stop motion video advertisement!  :-)
Today is the deadline for sending in pictures for In Your Eyes.  If you haven’t had a chance to send one but you still want to you can send them tomorrow, too.  I will be writing the post tomorrow evening so there’s still time.  :-)  Email pictures to

Coffee Time

Good morning!  How are you?  I didn’t make it to my yoga class today but I do have lots of fun things planned so I’m not too sad.

Today I will:

  • finish one last sewing project before I list new items in the shop
  • list brand new items in the shop!!!
  • blog, blog, blog
  • buy craft supplies
  • put together fun giveaways for blogs I am sponsoring
  • start re-photographing items that are in the shop (I’m working on a portfolio and want to have amazing pictures…well better than I have)
  • Buy my dad’s Father’s Day present (Don’t worry.  I know what I’m getting.  Just kind of waited til the last minute…oops.)
  • go see Hairspray at Zach Theatre with my mom (it was my Mother’s Day present to her)
  • practice building chaturanga
  • sleep??  😉
But before I can do all of that…I think It’s coffee time!
Oh!  Just a quick reminder…If you are participating in the In Your Eyes photo project don’t forget to take a picture of something that makes your town special to you.  The deadline is June 27th.  Just email your pictures to
Have a great day!  Be sure to check back later.  I’ll be posting my new items!



I was going to share a different video with you today but embedding was disabled (Boo!) so I went through some of my favorites on Vimeo and found this little animation that I love.  It’s called Mobile.  This is actually the trailer for a full length short film.  The full version is available with the accompanying children’s book.  I kind of want to get the book so I can watch the whole film.  This trailer is adorable!
Don’t you love it??
The video I was originally planning to post was one of my favorite scenes from Pushing Daisies.  Feel free to watch it on YouTube.  It’s very cute!  :-)
I’ll be back tomorrow with some new pretties I’m adding to the shop!

I Heart Stop Motion – Believer

Hello everyone.  I’m finally posting my Friday video blog.  I was afraid to post it yesterday after the Blogger mess.  One of my blog posts was taken down and it hasn’t been returned yet so I’m a little sad about that.  It’s not the end of the world so I’ll move on to some new fun stuff.  :-)
This is an amazing paper sculpture stop motion called “Believer”.  It’s by Jen Stark.  I have actually shown you some of her work before on the blog.  This is so beautiful.  It must have taken her forever to make this. 

I Heart Stop Motion – Google Street View

I have such an amazing stop motion video to share with you today!  In this video we travel the world through Google street view.  The main form of animation in this video is stop motion but there are some pretty amazing computer animation sections, too.

Happy Friday!


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