Audrie came up with the idea our Bible study needs to make kids' Christmas shoe boxes to be donated! So she presented us with the challenge of filling a shoe box with items for a 14 year old girl. That got my brain workin' overtime. What do teens LIKE these days? Helloooooo all 14 year old girls are into make-up!

Being a former make-up artist & still loving the daily play in color, I figured every girl needs a roll n carry make-up case. It doesn't take too much room in the ol' messenger bag AND it's cute!

My sewing machine got a full length workout & my trusty seam ripper was ready!
I only had to pull out 1 or 2...

I found the perfect starter kit for a young girl who may not have the advantages we do in the U.S. It warmed my heart to be able to do something personal at Christmas!
What fun things are you making?
What ways do you share Christmas with others???
More Wild Curl news...
I can't wait!!! UPS needs to hurry with my little one, so I can get movin' on this new adventure.


Home Makin' Stuff

The past few weeks have been very confusing for me. At first I was this: "whatever! It's gonna all be cool." Then the next week I was, "LAY ME OFF?! You'll see, New York, you'll need me!!" Then it was on to, "Oh my heavens, I really don't have a job." All the way to, "Okay! So let's start a business & make staying at home work for ME!!!" All stages have had plenty of laughing, crying, freakin' out & general peace. God knows what He's doing....so I may as well let Him do it without resisting. Instead, I'm going with the flow & seeing what's what.
"So what's she been really doing?" you ask.


Sooooo many fabrics...what to do...what to do....?

So many rows & rows of clothes, pillows, purses & curtains waiting to be made! Wait....CURTAINS!!!
I need curtains in the kitchen where the back window has a little see-thru spot!

VOILA!!! Oh yes....I can make 1940's colors work with awesome paisley.
Note the wine bottles... OH YEAH!
I rocked some painting on glass.
I've found it takes something called "patience...?"
I dunno. 2 hours later, 1 was sorta finished.
Next on the Project Home: get Molly's art ON THE WALLS.
Small space, happy heart.
For the first time in a year....I'm happy with my kitchen!
Remember these little guys?
I painted them this summer & couldn't find the perfect frames!
Now they're up in my office! LOVE EM!
So, as you can see, being unemployed hasn't made me crazy, it's just makes me...sorta jobless.
I've been so blessed to begin taking contracts, but they aren't pouring in like crazy. It's good. I'm being given time to get things put together for a workable office. Re-cabling a home & finding ways to connect an ethernet across the house is ToTALLy NOT MY THING.
I thank God for making me an art girl. We have more fun!


Warm Holidays, Warm Cheeks

Soooooooooooooooooooo...... I've kinda been outta the loop due to the unfortunate passing of my dearly departed full-time employment. I'll miss ya ol' buddy. We were the best of friends & you made my life interesting. Welp, now that that's over n done, what have I been thinking about? Surely I am looking for a job... Well, it seems one found me! Wild Curl PhotoGraphics is about to be official. Yes, you read correctly. I am going at it on my own in graphic arts w. a little photography thrown in.

More on that in future posts. For now...it's a bit drizzly outside & very gray, so I want to talk about warm things like Holidays, cozy slippers, apple smelling things, combined with glowing candles and how about some mulled wine? I hadn't tasted this SCRUMDILLYUMPTEOUS treat until last year at a Swanson Christmas party. It is somethin' for sure and def something I want to share!

Thanks to the lovely folks at saveoncrafts (tempting site...sooooo tempting), I'm able to share a very simple, VERY yummy recipe with you, my Tribe. I hope you'll try it. Most of the alcohol simmers out for those Holiday parties (but still, don't take any chances) & you can use any red wine you really love! Here it is:

Ted's Mulled Wine
Pour two bottles of red wine into a saucepan. Slice two oranges and add to the saucepan, along with eight cloves, one cinnamon stick and 4 T. of brown sugar. Simmer at least 10 minutes making sure you do not boil the mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.

And there you have it.
Serve warm w/ ginger snap cookies or some other crunchy fave for dipping! Yes, hard to believe, but it really is a treat for the Holiday blues upon realizing you have to wrap all those discounts you scored!
Enjoy! So happy to be back in action (and posting from home).
My love to all!!!! -Your Wild Curl