Saturday, April 26, 2008

sunshine keeps me on steinway

'we met through a queer twist of time' - Frida Hyvonen

had a wonderful pampering day. bought some new gorgeous spring shoes, a few new pieces for my professional wardrobe, and had a spa pedicure and manicure done. dark nails to grab attention.


it's amazing, i love living in astoria. conveniences around every corner. the manicure place is seriously only a few blocks from my apartment.

with this beautiful weather, i haven't been getting as much work done for my shop as i've really wanted to. i have a few projects started, but you know. i've actually been focusing a lot on my knitting, as the babies are being born as i speak!!! they'll be needing new hats and sweaters to keep them warm!

speaking of babies, many thousands of congrats to my best girl Michelle and her husband Tim out in Idaho, on their new baby girl, Eden Grace!!! i am ecstatic!! i only wish i could be out there with her. in the photo above showing my current knitting projects, the bright lime green yarn is for a sweater for the little girl!! my first sweater project. i thought i'd start with a baby size. a bit easier, right?

the other olive green is a hat (for who is a surprise!). i used a nice textured stitch that looks like argyle.

so before i start knitting, i was turned on to this hilarious site, Simpsonize Me! of course i had to make myself into a Simpson's character.

try it! it's absolutely way too much fun. i think this does actually kind of look like me!

saturday look.

last but not least today, i ordered some lovely handmade stockings from a seller on Etsy, Sans Soucie, who works out of British Columbia.

all hand-dyed and pieced together for a custom order! i simply emailed the artist, letting her know what color combination i wanted. so original.

her business card. very elegant. will model them soon.
happy spring!!!

8 comments:

Ginnie said...

Awwwww. This looks just like you, Lesley! How fun! :)

Ruth said...

The shoes R-O-C-K!

The yarns and patterns are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

Your Simpson character is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

And you are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!

And very cute sockies.

I love you!

lesleyanne said...

thank you aunt boots!! i need to visit your blog to perhaps see some pics of your trip to Aussie!

mamma! i love you! thank you for all the wonderful compliments. i feel so SPRING!! all the leaves are on the trees, and it just makes me so happy to see so much green. i'm almost finished with the hat too! :)

Heather said...

I love those shoes. And your painted toes are awesome, too. I wish I had the guts to go get a pedicure. I am just totally embarrassed about my feet/toes.

lv,
H.

Don said...

I like those shoes too! Ithink a pedicure would feel great, but I have the world's ugliest toes and the pedicurist would quit, and go into another field like cyst lancing after getting a load of my piggies.

Cute Simpson character!

Heather said...

Hey Don,

I've seriously considered cyst-lancing as a career option. Instead, I go to http://www.dermatlas.org/derm/
to satisfy my bizarre fascination with all things gross.

Belle said...

hey mow
I was wondering what happened to your blog :)
I miss you. Your crafts are always amazing. I LOVE the leg warmers (I want some!!) and those green shoes!! Fabulous! I bet they go with a snazzy outfit.
Anyways, we need to catch up and chat about all the newness in both our lives. I wish you lived close so we could get together for coffee and laughing and weird voices. Someday we will come visit you, since I have never been to NY really.
I love you much, my best girl. Almost thirty...almost racing through the nursing home.

SwedeHart said...

Miss Cuzzy Wuzzy- caught up in life? I'm going to see you on Farm Day!!! We should plan something fun!