Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sarah Speak

My daughter has developed some words she uses instead of other words. Kind of like the blank tile in a Scrabble game can be used to substitute other letters. The new word is 'hoony', as in 'I will hoony (wrap) this rope around my finger' or 'This will hoony (hurt)' It's taking me a while to decipher this new language as sometimes she is not willing to provide the translation. I must say her language skills have improved dramatically the last 8 months. She had many words she used that were all her own, like 'wupert' for water. I thought that one was so cute I rarely corrected her!

Monday, December 29, 2008


I just had to share this with everyone. My three year old daughter got the peanut butter out while I was in the shower. She opened it and put both her hands in it all the way to the bottom. What a mess! I don't know what she was thinking. Maybe she thought how cool and squishy it felt, or maybe she was looking for a prize at the bottom of the jar. Who knows! I took her to the computer room and with a stern look on my face (it was really hard not to laugh) I told her to stand still so I can take her picture. I then washed it all off ( and she had smeared it all over herself) and promptly sent her to her room to think about what she had done! And what did I then do? I sent the picture to everyone on my email list, of course! Too funny, I can't wait to scrapbook this one!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Dunvegan ATC Trade

This past Saturday was my first time at an ATC trade. It was in Dunvegan, Ontario. I met with Ronna (, who also publishes ATC Quarterly. I had so much fun and was warmly accepted into the group. So much inspiration, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I had only ever read one book on the subject of ATCs and I was instantly hooked!

Last week, I happened to stop in Prescott at Jennifer Vanier's ' Milkhouse Gallery', a little shop that sells many this and thats for altered art projects of all kinds. Jennifer ( was nice enough to show me around her shop and had so much information to share with me, I just took it all in. Then she told me about the trade in Dunvegan and I knew I just had to check it out for myself.

I had only made three cards so far. I didn't think I could trade only three measly cards but I brought them anyway. It was so much fun trading them, I really wish I had had time to make more cards. Next month I'll come to the trade with 18 cards. I already have two themes planned and am busy planning more...