Since we are getting a new paint job and new flooring back at our house in Austin, Tallulah and I have been spending some time stowed away at my parents house in McKinney, TX. I have posted pictures of their pink Victorian house here, you can see what Christmas decorating looks likes around these parts here and oh ya the backyard was in one of the Benji movies.. A new addition to the home I grew up in is my mothers studio. She already has a sewing and jewelry studio on the 3rd floor of the house, but now she has her own little crafting cottage in the back yard. I have a bit of studio envy I must admit. I took a bunch of pictures to show you so that I would not be jealous alone. My mother keeps her crafting space about as organized as I do so it's good to know that I come by it honestly. I never trust people with spotless organized crafting spaces anyway, they must spend more time cleaning and labeling than they do crafting. I also snapped some pics of her amazing 3D mosaics that she first carves out of foam before she covers in broken plates.
You can see more pictures of her studio, backyard and art here. In the meantime Tallulah and I are having a lovely time during our visit. I have taught my crafty business seminar in Dallas, we went antique shopping in Oklahoma, crafted so much my hands are literally black, been to a classic car show at 'Big Tony's', caught up with a few old friends and had a good time all around. My mom keeps me pretty dang busy while I'm here.