Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My babysitting adventure.

I got to spend the day with one of my favorite people in the world today. I watched my fiance's 11-year-old sister, and we went to the zoo together! It's really like having my own little sister because I've been around for the majority of her life and we get along very well. Since she's not my kid, I don't feel like it is my right to disclose her name or post any photos of her. But I will tell you the nickname I gave her. I call her Biscuit. Why? Well you know, I've never really thought about that until just now. But I guess it's because the word "biscuit" is fun and cute like she is. I asked her if she wanted me to stop calling her that since she's getting older and I was afraid she would think it was "uncool". But she's such a sweetie, she doesn't care if it's silly or not because it's a fun little thing that her brother and I call her and she gets us.

Naturally, we had a really fun time at the zoo. It would appear that I have a fixation on taking pictures of animals making funny faces. I'll start with one of my favorites, the bald eagle, who came right up to the glass so that I could photograph him with his tongue hanging out.



It cracks me up how angry he looks angry in this one, like he's yelling at his wife or something.



We loved the petting zoo!. I think goats are just the sweetest creatures.



This one was very wise.



These guys were so tiny. I would estimate they were about the size of small Chihuahuas, and they also happened to be incredibly cute.



It looks like a toy, but it's a real poison dart frog. It wasn't even in a cage either, so there were signs everywhere saying "Please don't touch the frogs, or else you will foam at the mouth and die" or something like that...



That's only the tip of the iceberg , but I'll stop there and move on to what's been happening at my craft desk lately. My friend Estela and her man are in the process of opening up a brand new shop in Enid, Oklahoma, called The Felt Bird, and she asked me to send her some of my cupcake necklaces to sell there. She wanted them in bright colors, so I happily obliged.



I saw this funky picture frame at a thrift store and thought it would be perfect for displaying these. How does it look?



I can't wait to have my creations sold at such an amazing little shop. If you'd like to see the progress of this endeavor, come check out The Felt Bird Blog. They're renovating the space right now and taking lots of fun pictures, so it should be an interesting ride!

22 comments:

Indy Grrrl said...

I LOVE the necklaces!

babalisme said...

I wouldn't touch the electric blue frog even if there's no sign about the mouth foaming, *shudder*. its color screams "hey, I'm dangerous!". and oh, I love bald eagle too, but they don't live in my region I assume.

lollywood said...

that frame is so neat for displaying your necklaces! :)

SheezKrafty said...

Good choice on the frame display, looks great! I love the wise goat :) He makes me smile :)

Heather said...

Awww, I love the petting zoo too! I could stay there all day. I seriously want some goats!

ANestWithAView said...

I bet she never will want to stop being called bisquit. I am thinking I would like to be known as cupcake!

I BLEED PINK said...

I love how you put the necklaces in the frame, that was a great idea. I am thinking that might be just a good idea for my bed room (thanks,darling!!)

The zoo looked like a lot of fun,especially the pissed off eagle..LOL!!

Audrey said...

That frog is amazing!! We really need to get to the zoo yet this summer, haven't been in a couple of years. Don't think we have any blue frogs though.

Stacey said...

That looks fabulous!!

Brigid said...

Girl, I'm loving that display. I really want to go to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store to get some neat old stuff like that for my booth and such. Your animal pictures are great as always, too. My nickname for my little brother (who is now 13 and three inches taller than me) has always been Midget. I don't really care what his feelings are on the matter.

Also, fiance! So fun to see that in print. Soon I will be the only unmarried Craft Mafia lady left. Bizarre!

Pili said...

First off, those are such cute, adorable animal pics, big kudos!!

I absolutely love the goats, so cute!

And that frame is perfect for displaying the really cute cupcakes!!

cabin + cub said...

oh the zoo looks so fun! i always love seeing new animals! we got to see sea lions on our way to oregon... that was cool.

your necklaces look real cute on that frame too!

lolo said...

Love the necklaces!They are so cute... The frame is perfect! :-)))

I think you had a great day with your little biscuit! :-))The pictures are beautiful!

Hugs*

Lolo :-)

Estela said...

OMGGGGGGG!!!!!
THE CUPCAKES HAVE ROCKED MY FACE OFF AND I'M IN LOVE WITH THE DISPLAY!!!!!
AH!
You. Are. Freakin'. Awesome!!

Valerie said...

super cute cupcakes!

Sound like you had a great time at the zoo!

Renee said...

How cute are those animals! I love animals making funny faces. You captured the funny faces perfectly! I can't wait to see Stella's shop once it's all completed. How great you are selling your cutie necklaces there! Good luck!

Gwen Messen said...

That blue frog is LOVELY! If they had a ceramic one for my kitchen I'd buy it :D

Megan said...

Those cupcake necklaces are awesome! How exciting to get to sell them in a store :)

Oo and congrats on your upcoming wedding :) my husband and i were thinking about eloping too, but we ended up having a really small wedding in my parent's backyard. (like, only inviting the parents, siblings, and preacher) so there's an idea for ya!
Anyways, It's your big day so have fun and do what you want :)

Rheea said...

I love those cupcakes and how you displayed them! I'm sure they will be selling like 'hot cupcakes' in the shop. Good luck!

Oh btw, did you receive the email I sent you couple of days ago?

Rheea

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Love the frog, love the goats, love the necklaces, LOVE THAT FRAME!!

:D

p.s. I wouldn't mind being called biscuit... it's cute.

apparentlyjessy said...

The necklaces are indeed gorgeous! I love the animal photos too, I just cant help but smile :)

Lemon Shortbread said...

The cupcake necklaces are so cute!! And haha yes the bald eagle does look like its screaming =) Lovely photos, I love the blue poison dart frog too!