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A Mini Project

Well, its that time of year again. It is time for me to start working on my Christmas card. Which sounds just plum crazy when you say it out loud, but once I decide on a design and then shoot the photographs or make the piece, edit it and get it sent off to the printers, it is a process that needs to be started sooner rather than later.

I gave Goose Girl and Foxy a break this year and decided to go a completely different route. One of my favorite artistic mediums to work within is collaging. I was inspired by the lovely Phoebe Wahl and a set of Christmas cards she made (see below). Now, when I collage, I don’t normally make all of my pieces myself, I am inspired by other things and I use those to create the elements of each piece.

Phoebe Wahl Christmas Cards 2013

With my love of vintage patterns I set to work, finding just the right pieces to put the puzzle together. Finding bits and bobs here and there, in vintage wrapping paper and post cards, I slowly formed a collection. Below are the the first few bits I created. I played around with the potential design, but I have now settled on one and my Christmas Card is really starting to take shape.

Jennifer Michie Project 1 Jennifer Michie Project 2 Jennifer Michie Project 3

My Christmas Card for 2011
My New Year’s Card for 2011 

The 50th Annual Blueberry Festival {Part 2}

Jennifer Michie Clementine's 1Jennifer Michie Clementine's 2

After exploring the town of South Haven, we had worked up quite an appetite! It looked like everyone was heading toward Clementine’s, so that is the direction we took too!

We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was fun (it was housed inside an old bank), the staff were friendly and the food was GREAT! They even had a special blueberry menu for the Festival.

My Mom and I split a piece of blueberry pie for dessert in honor of the festival. Gigi and Foxy were with us too. Foxy came out of my bag for a piece of pie, the blueberries turned his whiskers a lovely shade of deep blue, he spent the rest of the evening trying to lick it off, while we laughed, he looked quite charming with those blueberry whiskers!

South Haven is an adorable town, I’m putting it on my list of places to visit again! Maybe, I’ll time it just right and there will be another Blueberry Festival! One can always hope!

Breakfast at Dinner Time

Jennifer Michie Cracker Barrel GigiLast night, Jennifer decided to take us to Cracker Barrel to eat. She loves going there, as they have some of the best sweet tea this side of the Mason Dixon.

I find, that some nights just call for breakfast for dinner. This was one of those nights. Gigi got a plate of ham biscuits with the sugar cured ham, of course, as that is her favorite. While I had the buttermilk pancakes with fried apples and a drizzle of maple syrup to tie it all together.

Jennifer Michie Cracker Barrel Foxy

The cinnamon in the apples made my tongue tingle, while the syrup got into my whiskers and made them stick out hard and straight. As I licked them off with my pink tongue, they tasted like little sticks of maple candy. Gigi helped me finish cleaning them off when we were done with dinner. I left with a full and happy furry belly. I slept the rest of the way home while the ladies chatted away in the front seat. Happiness is…

{A mini note from Jennifer: Today, ushers in the first day of August and so I will be taking my annual August Break, which coincides perfectly with a little road trip I am about to take. So, I will be posting pictures here and there and just enjoying life on the road.}

Blog Update

Retro WomanHello? Hello?? Are you there? I just wanted to give you a mini blog update today. Well, I am pleased to announce that I am FINISHED! All of my Jenny Wren posts have now been updated to make sure that everything is working, all pictures imported properly, all videos and links accounted for…

GG and Foxy HeaderI have also had a long discussion with Goose Girl & Foxy. They have decided that they don’t want their own space anymore. They felt lonely having their own site and wanted to come back to sharing my space. I’ve let them.

So last night the three of us with the occasional double checking with Mr. Michie, worked to import their blog here and make sure all posts moved over smoothly. It was a bit of a tall order for a Monday night, but nothing we couldn’t handle. So from now on, this along with their menagerie of friends is their home too.

It should be smooth blog sailing now in my new home, so stick with me and enjoy the ride.

{woman on the phone found here}

Walking in the Mushroom Forest

I went for a stroll today with Goose Girl and she found a mushroom forest to walk in. She loved the smell of the damp earth around her feet as she tip-toed through the forest and decided to cut a mushroom down and bring it back for her dinner with foxy.

She said she was going to make a sauteed onion, pepper and mushroom hoagie, smothered in cheese for dinner, because that is one of Foxy’s favourites, even if the cheese does stick to his whiskers!

Have a wonderful weekend!

3 Years

Today, I celebrate 3 years of blogging. This space has changed a lot in 3 years and I shall continue to evolve it.

I am “growing-up” in this “blogging” world and I feel my blog should reflect that, reflect where I am right now. So little by little I will start to make a few changes here and there. So, stay tuned!

I want to thank you all for reading what I write, for your lovely comments and e-mails and for sticking with me! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I never imagined that when I started this 3 years ago, as a creative outlet just for me, that I would meet such kind, generous people! Thank You!

Here’s to another 3 years!

A few of my favorite posts, just a handful of them, written over this past year:

Goose Girl & Foxy Writing for me in: Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig!
Minka
The Anatomy of a Christmas Card
Mrs. Moss (Part 1)
Meet Goose Girl & Foxy
Renegade Craft Fair Walk Part 2
Silence
Writing on the Wall #33
Murmuration

P.S. Today is Cinco De Mayo and Mr. Michie and I will be celebrating with homemade mexican food tonight, but in the mean time to get me in the spirit, Gigi & Foxy shared a little pic with me of a party they are throwing on their farm! Enjoy! (click here)

Bottoms Up!

I’m Back, I’m back! Thank you all for sticking with me while I had a few days off and thank you ever so much to Goose Girl & Foxy who posted in my stead, I had so much fun seeing what you were up to (that is one of their pictures above).

Well, today closes out our Easter Break. Somehow the time we have together is never enough and there is never enough time to get everything done that I want to do.

But, we are blessed with the time that we have had together and with what we have been able to do with it. We did a few things around the house today to get ready for the week. We went grocery shopping and picked up a fresh turkey breast to make for Sunday dinner.

We stopped off at the coffee shop and ate a bite of brunch. I had an iced Italian Lemonade and a chicken & pesto panini, it was wondrous!

We came home, Mr. Michie folded some laundry for me and I went to work on making Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies from my Betty Crocker Cooky Book. I have a few tweaks I make to them and now the house smells so cozy.

I suppose this week is coming, whether or not we are ready for it. It will be a whirlwind as all first weeks back to school are. So, Bottoms Up! Here we come!

(All images by J. Michie, except “Bottoms Up!“, found at ElectroSpark)