Sunday, February 10, 2008

Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies...



OMG...I am in love! This weekend, I watched Across The Universe and it has to be my new favorite movie of all time. I never thought a movie could come along that would top Amelie, but this movie did it. If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY recommend! I'm really not one for musicals, but this one was so different. Fair warning: if you're not into The Beatles, you probably won't enjoy this film. Myself? I love The Beatles! And, the remakes of the songs (the cast sang the entire score) were brilliant. I even bought the soundtrack...also amazing. And, I'm sorry but, move over Johnny Depp...I have a new celeb crush: Jim Sturgess. Gah! He's gorgeous, and so is his voice:



Here's a couple more amazing stills from the film. Very artistic, very colorful film. You gotta' check it out!





Moving on... I finally got some pictures of the puppies! They are only a couple of days old in this picture. Their eyes are open now, and we should have more pics soon!



This weekend, I finally tied up some loose ends on some projects that I had been working on. My Christmas banner is finally finished, and boxed up with the rest of my Christmas decorations for next year. The one I had made before was a gift for a friend, so now I have my own. :0)



And, I also managed to get that Hambly project put together. It's really hard to photograph where you can see the whole concept. The tree rubs and buttons are on one of the Clearly Heavy Overlays. Then, the overlay is mounted to the wooden plaque that's covered in the woodgrain paper. The overlay is raised off of the wood by about 1/2" so that it gives it dimension to the piece. It's really cool looking in person, but doesn't photograph so easily. I had planned on giving this as a gift, but this first one got a little fudged (it was hard to fasten the overlay where it laid flat, and didn't bow outward). Now that I know what I'm doing, if I decide to make another one, it will go together more easily.



Other than that, I did a little cleaning and a little organizing this weekend. I also made a run to the flea market that they hold every weekend at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. I got a couple of choice finds, but I'll save those to share tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend! :0)

12 comments:

Zoe said...

i just saw the add fro the dvd tonight and thought..hmmm. i guess i will have to pic it up! super crafty cuteness as always!

Jill Deiling said...

i love your new projects!! that movie looks awesome, now i want to watch it! hehe. oh yeah, and CUTE puppied! :D hope you had a great weekend holly!

Boriquaz said...

That movie is defintely on my netflix list and I can't wait to see it.

Melonie said...

Holly that plaque is fantabulous!!! Super idea! The pups are so cute. Their tails look just like Chewy's. Little nubs that just shake with excitement when you walk into the room. LOL.

Oh and I totally can't wait to see your flea market finds. Have a super Monday!

Anonymous said...

puppies! there is nothing like a cute lil pile o puppies to make your heart go mush huh. very cute! when do you find out/pick which one you get??? are you going for the white or the chocolate (or were they black?). yea! puppy kisses are coming your way soon =0)
~k

Somebody's Nobody said...

Oh man I love that plaque you made. It is so very cute. And a puppy....like a new little baby!

dani j. said...

ok, I really need to see that movie, I'm going over to netflix to find it right now!

RachelDenbow said...

Your hambly piece is beautiful. Love the woodgrain. I can't believe we haven't seen Across the Universe yet because that was the one film we talked about so much and never had time to go see together. So, this weekend! I'm locking the doors and turning off the computer and hoping S stays asleep long enough at night to finish it with Brett. Thanks for sharing those pics of the film. So inspiring.

mushroommeadows said...

ohhhh, you make me watch the movie! Will check it out. :)

Michelle said...

Love the post title!! =) he he...glad you saw the movie..isn't it amazing?? I was in love with it!!! =) And those puppies are darling....=) happy night!

♥♥♥ jen o'dea street ♥♥♥ said...

i cant wait to watch across the universe...waiting for xbox live to have it in hd (since i dont have blu ray yet).

and the puppies are sooo cute! congrats...i know you're so excited. cant wait to see more pix!

love your creations..as always!! that banner is super adorable & OMG that plaque is to die for!!! amazing! cant wait for your etsy shop.

Michelle said...

I loved that movie too. I love the Beatles and it was beautiful. Congrats on getting the banner finished!