Saturday, September 12, 2009

Minky Blankets

During one of my frequent insane nesting fits I made a couple of baby blankets using this tutorial.


This is the bigger one, for playing on the floor and/or crib use for when the baby gets older. I used this fabulous octopus fabric designed by Heather Ross and some soft brown Minky plushy fabric. (This stuff is so incredibly soft--it's really wonderful).




And this one is much smaller, for the car or stroller or whatever. I used bright green Minky with little raised dots all over it and Juicy Jungle fabric on the other side.



Hmmm. They need to be ironed, too. But who has time to iron? That stuff's no fun, anyway!

It's Me Again

Yeah, I've been busy. Work at the auction house has been crazy-busy and will continue to be so until December. Extra hours at work are not a bad thing. Hopefully I can continue working up until the last week or so before the baby's due. I managed to do that with Esther, and so far things in this pregnancy are totally fine, so...

Keep y'all's fingers crossed! I'm going to need that extra scratch while I'm on maternity leave.

And I've been painting as much as I can on my days off, while Esther's in school. I've got a commissioned portrait that MUST be finished and shipped off by October 1st. It's totally kicking my butt. I don't know why I have such a hard time with commissioned pieces. They're the most difficult things to finish, and I'm almost never happy with the finished painting. Any of you folks out there have this problem?

Last weekend Ricky's car club, Los Punk Rods, had their car show at the Boulevard Drive-In. It was the 9th annual Greaserama show and was their biggest yet. It's always a lot of fun, and the cars are just amazing. I took a ton of photos--you can see most of 'em on my Flickr.

Here's a few pics just for grins:

Ricky's newest project, the Crack Pipe (it's a long but funny story), and his Triumph. He set up a booth there for The Anchor Motocycle Shop, selling t-shirts, chopper parts that he fabricated, and other stuff. He's got some shirts left if anyone's interested...


Vintage helmets Ricky had for sale.


A bee-you-tee-ful Galaxie for sale. Someday I will own one.


Studebaker Hawks have just the coolest body style--there were actually TWO at the show. You never see these things.


And this Chevy has been my show favorite for a few years now--the green metalflake is just incredible. Love this car.

So that's what we did last weekend. This weekend we'll be playing catch up. Our yard looks like a jungle and there's lots of other housework to do. Bleagh.

Oh! And we found a doula that we really, really like. So that's one more thing to cross off the to-do list!