Tuesday, September 07, 2010
My mother believes that a little mascara can cure anything.
Stomach flu? "Put on a little mascara honey, you'll feel a lot better."
Broken heart? "Oh go fix up a little with some mascara and things will seem better."
Nine months pregnant with three chins and cankles? "If you put on a little mascara and run a brush through your hair you'd feel more like going out."
My mother truly thinks that mascara is the cure-all. And I have come to love that about her. It's one of the little idiosyncrasies that makes her my mom.
I'm telling you this to make a point. And the point is this: a little cuteness never hurt anybody.
Spark is happening. This weekend. I've been working like a mad dog. My eyes are boggled and my fingers are sore. I think I'm ready.
It's been a long haul, but I'm lucky in that I get to work in my studio which is filled with everything I love. Cuteness abounds.
Not too long ago I bought a little needle holder from My Friend Amy to keep track of all the wicked sharp needles that have made my fingers so very sore. I named her Lucy. She has red hair and green eyes and she likes peter pan collars. She's a mini me and she makes my sore fingers feel just a little bit better looking at her.
The Amy behind My Friend Amy is a girl who left a corporate job to spend more time with her family. My kind of gal. She makes all sorts of fun little do-dads but needle keepers and tinker spool dolls are her specialty. The fun thing about these little dolls is that you can use them for so many things. They can hold needles, pencil lead, pills, beads, toothpicks or just about any tiny thing you need to keep track of in your purse.
Amy is giving away one of her needle keeper dolls right here on Suaviloquy. See the photo above? That's the cutie up for grabs. If you would like to enter to win you must leave a comment. I want to hear what you do to make life just a little easier to take when the chips are down.
And please click on over to Amy's shop. It's a charming little place to visit, and you might just find your mini me.
P.S. Did you notice that Lucy is yet again, another wooden doll? I just. can't. help. myself.
P.P.S. I'm going off the grid for the rest of the week. I'll miss you all like mad, but this girl's taking her show on the road. I will return and report next Monday with all the Spark details and the lucky, lucky winner of the needle keeper.