Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the Buttons are Cool, Too!

The other day my husband and I were at a bike shop and on the counter there was a display (with free buttons that featured this nice red, white and blue logo with different style bikes!) and a clipboard petition for people to sign. "A movement to improve the future of biking."

The buttons in the display were all different, with many styles of bikes (see picture) I like the retro style in the middle of the bottom row...
Of course, I signed the petition...I'm all for improving, biking, and the future, after all.  
I'm all for drivers being more AWARE of bikers too: wonder if that's part of the agenda...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chipmunks Galore!

My husband is one of those rare guys that drags his girl to the park. I'm always glad when he does, of course, because suddenly I'm breathing in fresh air that I need. I'm also appreciative of the sounds, smells and sights that I wouldn't otherwise see sitting in my craft room or reading inside.
So we're riding our bikes through these great wooded trails, the weather is absolutely perfect, and I've got a great rhythm going. Suddenly a cute little chipmunk comes dashing across the trail right in front of my bike! 

He made it across unharmed and I smiled because I was able to see him really good and he was just a fuzzy ball of adorableness. And I thought to myself that squirrels and chipmunks seem like they have that silly tendency to tempt fate and jump out in front of something. Such a rascal!

So since Autumn has arrived and chipmunks are scattering through the leaves, I wanted to share that I came across Robin Joy Andreae's website and have been enchanted with every new realistic and whimsical addition!
I came along Robin's site and have been enchanted with each new additon!  Very realistic and whimsical too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Autumn Creatures added to my Etsy shop!

I'm adding new stuff to my store and it feels good. :)
It's the first day of AUTUMN today! And what a beeeeau-U-tiful day it was! John and I took a bike ride through a park and the weather was just perfect!
Here's a few pics that I took of some Halloweeny/Autumn needle felted animals that I just made and added:

Little Brown Squirrel with Acorn

Check out those choppers!

Not sure if I want to make this a cake topper or not...
I'm loving how my little squirrels evolved...

Friday, September 2, 2011

FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online photo editor

Just came across this online feature and thought I would share it with my fellow bloggers, just in case I'm not the only one who didn't know about it!
I wanted to "antique" some of my Deadutante photos and found FOTOFLEXER, which allows you to easily upload a photo and do just about anything you want with it! Then you can save the photo with its changes back on to your computer.

And here I thought I needed Photoshop!