Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Photos in my shop!

Wampa Strikes a Pose II

Wampa Monster from Hoth, strikes a pose. He's a fun image in my etsy shop.

--Heather :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Necklace in my Shop!

New Necklace made by me!

I've been wearing a similar one for ages & ages & been meaning to list one for some time! FINALLY that day is here! YAY!! I really like it & it's so much fun! I can't wait to see what folks want for colours! It's as fun to make as it is to wear! Simple, straight forward and clean lines. Love love love!!

Thanks for stopping by! Heather :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Photo!

Memories..

I haven't listed this in my shop, as of yet. I'm thinking about it. I've also got to print it out, first. Make sure it prints correctly. I think it will be going in tho, I quite like it.

--Heather :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Working on something new for the shop..

Some photographers, myself included often do some "test shots" of the subject, to see if they have the right light. These shown here are "test pins" of my photography decoupaged onto little round 1 inch & 1/4 wooden forms, to see how I like them as wearables. I pinned one to a jacket last night, to get a feel for the weight I want for the wood. It feels right & they look nice pinned to a jacket or a sweater. I'm hoping to use more recyclables in my art, so I would like to glue these to wood that we recycle. I've got tons of oak that I'd love to use. I also have some tree branches drying that could also be used. Just need to get some cut & sanded & begin cutting & gluing.




I happened to have these two photos lying about, so I tested them first. I love the Lion photo, it's one of my absolute favs!




Now I'm just awaiting these photos (below) in an order to do some more "test pins" with them. I for one, cannot wait for Darth Vader on a pin! Or how about the Bright Lights.. so festive, I think! I love bright colours! What do you like pastels? Sepia tones? Bright colours?


Photos for test pins..


--Heather :)
Etsy shop



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My kiddo!

The Cutest Rory ever!

I really wanna work on taking more pics of kids! I get along well with them, and think I can bring some really good smiles to their faces being all goofy & silly. This is my son, just as his lovely hair was beginning to grow out & get longer. SO awesomely long now, he looks just like a surfer dude. Just as I dreamed he would look all those years ago, when I first dated his father. I had a strange dream when we went camping, in the "early years" of the Sean-Heather pairing. I had been thinking of marrying him, what would the future hold & all that mystical "the future is not ours to see" crap. Later on that evening, I had a dream that if I did marry Sean, I would have two little boys, one brunette & one blond. I now have both of them, it was a premonition, I spose. A little ESP? Maybe a warning? Hahah, anyways, couldn't be happier--my dream came true! Two little, adorable, fun loving boys! So much happiness, so much fun! Right now, I'm busy homeschooling them, which is my fav thing to be involved with now!

Hopefully one day I will do more photography of kids, they are the best subjects! So fun, free with their emotions!

--Heather :)

New Photos in my shop!

Naptime..


The Sky is Beautiful Today!


Thanks for looking! My shop is here!

XOXO Heather :)

New Photos in my Shop!

Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame


Winter is brutal & beautiful..


Thanks for looking, my shop is here!

XOXO Heather :)

Almost Done!

Almost done..


This is my Benetton Sweater, that I purchased used. It was rather pricey for a used sweater too. I was shocked, I spent $12 on it. I'm just waiting on some fusible interfacing & figuring out what kind of button I would like to use for closure.. def thinking vintage.. or handmaking something from polymer. Oh and the striped sweater behind it is an Old Navy sweater (purchased used) that I'm doing next. All my laptops will be sleeping in style! Oh yes!

Another view of the laptop sleeping bag

If you'd like one of these, I'd be happy to make one for you. Check out my etsy shop & send me a message that way. I'll give you a price quote. I will need a little information,like laptop size, or if you'd prefer it as a messenger type purse. Just tell me colours you'd like & fabric type.


XOXO Thanks for looking! Heather :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Photos in my shop!



I just added some fresh shots to my shop, located here. Please come check them out!!

--Heather :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Butterflies in Boston

Butterflies in Boston

My legs are tired. My brain is tired. My feet are sore. My toes are aching. There is a little spot in my neck that is aching & sore too. But, I saw Butterflies in Boston in November, so this pain I have endured is well worth it. This is my favorite {shown above} photo of the day, of my butterflies. If you'd like to see more. Check this set here on flickr.com You will have to scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the new stuff.

Now I'm going to put those tired feet up & relax with a cuppa tea!

XOXO --Heather :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Squeee!

I HEART thee! This is a sleeping bag I am handsewing for my lappy. Not sure if my lappy is worth such a lovely bag, but I saw this sweater & it yelled at me. "I must become a laptop sleeping bag." So I listened. It really is quite nice, if I say so myself, and I must. I'm so damn proud of it & happy with the way it's coming out. Just wish I could be finally done. It does take a bit longer to handsew items.

Hot PINK Laptop Sleeping bag


Arrrrrrrgyle

I even have some more that I'm working on now. I will update this blog when they are all finished. Even with the extra time spent sewing it.. it def seems to be well worth the time. Oh I am soooo happy with this bag. I need a matching purse. Alas, this was the only sweater I found like this when I bought it. Durn it all.

Eh well, OAK is fine with me.

--Heather :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Apple Picking, the best part of Autumn!

On one lovely, warmish sunny day..

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We went apple picking..

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These are some snaps I got of my boys..

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enjoying the day..


Liam in the apple tree

and having fun..

Rory in the tree

They had a ball....

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Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Come Haunting with the Etsyveg Team!


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Not only are we having a great team event, check below for a Giveaway, as well!

First we have, CricketsCreations is joining us with $5 off anything tagged Halloween in her shop.

Then, SilentLotus is joining us as well. Please check her shop for details!

Also, Palafoxstudio23 is joining us as well. See her shop for more info!

Our friend, Magglepie is also joining us.

Also, Adrienne, from the shop: auclairdelalune.

We also have, Hope from blackbirdandpeacock joining our promo.

Our dear friend, KimbasCritters is also joining in! Please check her shop & other members' individual shops for more details on sales!

Lastly, in my shop, I'm having a BOGO Sale on all Photography!


If folks will comment here in the comments section, of this blog post, things they purchased & where from. I'll use a random number generator on the 31st and select MANY winners for some lovely prizes. We have LOADS and LOADS of lovely items to give YOU! You can see some of the actual prizes folks' will win below in the photos. I'm creating prize packs of items to give to folks'. For example someone will win that lovely pink necklace below & a magnet of my photography for their fridge. I will be giving away prizes till they are all gone! Please leave your email address in the comments section, so we have a way to contact you! Thanks!

A lovely pendant from JFIllustrations



Three cards from blackbirdandpeacock

One:

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Two:

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Three:

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From Palafoxstudio23

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Another lovely necklace, from Palafoxstudio23

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Some rings & even some pretty earrings from Palafoxstudio23 as well.

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Photos & magnets & stickers from my shop.

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And another example from my shop:

Jellyfish Swimming.


Please check back, as I will continue to update this blog post, if there are more folks' shops to add to the list!


--Heather :)

{Please note: my giveaway items, are only photos so the winners can choose their own magnet, stickers, or photos}

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm not thinking about you....

Table for two II


I'm not thinking about you.
I don't go on and on talking about you.
I'm not going to bother an call you.
I'm not going to waste that kind of time.

My life is perfect without you.
I have no need for the complications that you seek.
I have no need for the feelings of the meek.

I'm not thinking about you. I am better off without you..
I'm happier this way, alone is the way, the order of the day..
I'm not thinking about you.

I've got much better things to do.
Don't care if I sit all alone, at a table just for two.

--Heather :)

Note:
I wrote this song, poem.. whatever when I looked at this photo. Made me think that perhaps this isn't a romantic photo, but instead a breakup photo, or something. Like the person is sitting somewhere they used to sit with their beloved, and now sit alone, trying not to think about them.. and not succeeding very well. Just came to me while editing photos tonight. To the best of my knowledge the lyrics, words are mine, and mine alone.

{this is a copyrighted blog}

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Shoes!

I found some new shoes, I never go to the mall. This was a complete fluke & especially shopping in this store. But they were so cool, I had to leave with them.



Then I thought I should shoot some pics of them, and lo and behold a new photo for my Etsy shop! I couldn't be happier with them or happier with the way the photo turned out. So fun! Would be a neat photo for someone's bedroom or desk area. ALL women love shoes, so I think this one is fabulous addition to the shop & so different from my regular subjects.

--Heather :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people." --John Lennon #FAV #quote evar!

Lennon has always been an inspiration to me. His thoughts, ideas, music, etc. We're cut from the same cloth. If I could pick one person from history I'd like to meet, it would be him or Dr. King, or JFK. I wonder what the world would have been like, if John Lennon hadn't died. Would it be a better place? I like to dream so.

XOXO Heather :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fan Photos!

Heather Henry-O'Connor fan photos.


Heather Henry-O'Connor fan photos

These were sent to me from my friend, Heather. She bought the photo prints & framed them for a friend, who was married last weekend! YAY! Congats to the Newlyweds! Hope they enjoy their Honeymoon! Heather's shop is so lovely, it's located here here. She has amazingly lovely just gorgeous artwork!! Go! Check it out! Right now!

Thanks, Heather for the sale & fan photos.

XOXO Heather :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Photo!

Confined Space

You can see it for sale here. I shot this at the East Brimfield Dam. It's on the line between E. Brimfield/Sturbridge, Ma. It even has it's own webby page.
Very cool Massachusetts history that you don't read about often.


--Heather :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

QOTD!

"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." -- E. B. White.

--Heather :)

New Peacock Treasury!

Etsy Peacock Treasury


Sooo pretty! Love all the colours! You can check it out here.

--Heather :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thinking......

People say they are loving, affirming and open to others & other beliefs. But they're not. They get a set of friends who believe the same way & get comfortable in that. That's wrong. We should be open, loving and helpful to all people, all kinds of ideas. Yes, I get set in my ways too. We should all strive to not get set in our ways, into our comfort zones, but to learn from & enjoy many kinds of people.


--Heather :)

Summer's last glimmer..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

QOTD!

If someone tells you you cannot do something, then prove them wrong. --ME

--Heather :)

(this is my quote as far as I know anyways.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

There's no school, like a homeschool!

School has just started for much of Nation, here in the USA. Here at my house, it has been going on all summer long, and all year long before that. Actually every moment we spend together, we use it wisely and try to use the good moments, for learning. Yes, there are some bad moments, some stress and yes, even the occasional, let's call it a heated argument, and leave it at that. Most of the time, we're peaceful & loving, and happy to be together, a hunky dory sorta family. We're a pretty simple family. A Mom, a Dad, two kids, two dogs, and a motley assortment of bugs, snakes & frogs, from time to time. Yes, my sons have my 'bring every stray home that they find genes'. They're learning, not all of them can stay. Especially, the snakes. I'm the St. Patrick for my yard, yes I am. Well, when the Chihuahua hasn't dispatched them first.

BugnRoo playing cars, play-do and boats..

Why am I homeschooling? So many people have asked me, time and time again. In a nutshell you could read this article and it sums it up. I will also say; I'm doing it because right now, it's right for my family. I've looked at the pros, the cons, and every little piece in between. I want the best education for my children. The best that I can give them. We cannot afford Montessori schooling, and I don't believe that Private Education is all that it's cracked up to be, it's only marginally better than Public School is. Seeing all the fundraiser's a Catholic Private School sent home, to a boy's family I nannied for years ago, gave me some part of that inkling.

Some more reasons include: I don't like getting up & rushing in the mornings. I don't like having to yell at my kids, to get them to move. I don't like the crying jags my older son had nearly every morning when he had to take the bus, to kindergarten. He began hating it right off. It wasn't fun for him. He hated it, hated the teacher. Tell me something, does that sound like a happy learning environment to you? Having a kid hate something, all on his own? Come home crying every day? Unhappy? I don't even know the teachers, their moods, type of person, belief systems of those who will mold the people I created & have been molding till sending them to Kindergarten. believe me I bought right into the if I live in a nice suburban town, My kids will get a better education spiel and I was wrong all counts. The school system doesn't allow for parents to be involved. In Kindergarten, a year of school that technically isn't legally required to take? They don't promote the parents & teachers & togetherness that we are ALL on this learning ship together? WHY? Why don't they want me seen as a viable place to learn from? WHO is running this school system anyways? What is their end goal with MY kids? WHO Do they think they are anyways??

Ok 1-10. Breathe in, breathe out. I'm OK. Your OK. We're all OK. But I wasn't OK, I wasn't happy. I was guilty. I was miserable. My son was miserable. My other son was miserable. It was rotten. It felt wrong. It just wasn't making us happy & my son wasn't learning. His art was getting more and more dull, and he had less and less drive to learn & wasn't enjoying himself, at all. Let alone actually learning or retaining anything.

Fast forward button: Click.


Now, we are happy. Now, we are having fun, learning new things & loving every single second of the day, for the most part. Sure sometimes it's hard. Isn't everything worth doing, difficult to some degree? Even making a cake takes time.

I'm no longer guilty, sad & depressed. Neither are my sons.

Gym Class

The amazing part is, I'm teaching them & they are retaining the information given to them. They are sucking it in, like a sponge & regurgitating it back out to me, and in their daily works. They are also enjoying it. My older son is reading books all on his own, and I taught him how to do it. My husband also helped, possibly more in this case, as listening to him stumble annoyed the heck out of me. He was more patient in this instance. Me, of all people.. is in charge of the math detail. GO FIGURE! One book later, and I'm a math geek! If only they had had this book when I was struggling & hating school, er math!

Thanks for stopping in. XOXO --Heather :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BIG FROG!

BIG FROG


This is what I believe to be a Bullfrog. He came to my house the other evening, around Midnight, to eat some bugs, I suppose. We heard him thumping around & bumping into the house, while hunting. Hubby decided to go check it out, and find out the story, or if it was someone trying to get in. That's how much noise he was making. Very loud. He didn't seem to mind me shooting some pics, but he didn't exactly smile for me. So I guess the lights didn't feel all that great for him, either. So I kept it as brief as I could. Gosh he was just sooo big, you don't just see these kinds of frogs out & about much anymore. Last time I recall seeing a Bullfrog was as a kid, my dad picked one up & he had a photo taken with it. There were tons there, in NH, as I recall. Course, I'm in Massachusetts, maybe we don't have as many anymore for some reason. Cough, cough, (Big Business/toxins in the air, lakes, streams) cough, cough. Sorry, had to clear my throat. ;) I'm alright now. Anyways, not really sure why we don't see them that often, but here we see frogs all the time. So that's good news. I'd love to see more, though.

We all watched & looked at him for a little while. When we started to go in, we noticed another froggy. He was sitting on the house light. Doesn't seem all that remarkable, but the light was up high next to the front door. So he climbed up there & was sitting underneath the bright light, snapping up anything that came near him. I'd show you a snap of him, as well, however, it didn't come out all that good. Seeing that the house light was on & even off it reflected too much with the glass there. I do have policy of no bad pics by me on this blog, it's a personal pride, sorta thing. He was cute tho, I can see why Kermit the frog was hatched. He kept opening and closing his mouth, maybe the camera flash made him nervous, or he was digesting.. he he. He was real cute. I believe he was a grey tree frog, as I've seen the babies of that kind of frog lately, and I used to have one as a pet for a bit.
Noisy lil' bugger. Used to keep my husband up when he worked a job overnight. Peeping and barking, so adorable tho. Spose not so adorable when you need to sleep, so we will leave these ones alone, plus we need them to live long and prosper. The more frogs the better the environment, they say. So come on froggies, you're welcome here. We also kick all the snakes out of the yard on a regular basis. This is the Chihuahua's job. She is good at it.


Thanks for looking. Have you seen any animals near you, lately? If so pop down to the comments section, and tell me about them. Love hearing about them!

XOXO Heather :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Castle on the sands..

Castle on the sands..


This is actually a Church, not a castle. It's located in West Boylston on the resevoir. It's called the Old Stone Church. It has it's own Wiki page here for more information on the location.


Picnic by the lake

It's a fun place for a picnic, and a walking excursion. Lots of people frequent the area in all types of weather. Usually, there is a hot dog truck nearby also, if folks need a snack or something. Not too far from other establishments either. The road leading up to it runs all along the area of the resevoir and folks who walk, hike and cycle just love this area, as it's quite gorgeous. I have a few other photos of this area, as I always find something beautiful to capture when we visit there.

From out of the dark


Which means basically, my shutter clicking fingers cannot stop working overtime, on all of our visits here. I've been going here since I was a wee bairn, with my parents & sister. It's a lot of fun & a place full of memories.

Old Stone Church (zoomed) in plaque


The plaque was hard to read, so I snapped a photo of it to bring it closer to view easier. Wiki has some more information on this, on the why the Church was put here. It's basically to commemorate the taking of the homes, lives, and the land for the resevoir. It was done to better folks' lives and make drinking water in the Boston area easier to get. AFAIK pretty much all of Boston, and the area surrounding it depends on this resevoir and the water from it.

US Flag

Oh and no, you cannot boat or swim or enjoy the water by doing anything in it, but looking at it.

Castle on the shore {cross process edit}

You can go inside, and see the dirt floor & also the reminders that seagulls don't just like the ocean. Well, actually all I saw was Pigeons. Having your wedding here is allowed, I'm fairly certain. I have seen many a photographer shooting photos here. I'd love love love to lend my hand to something like this in the future.

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Sunspots ?

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

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