Ooooh! So cute! Setting up my new Etsy account and I had to share these favorites!

xox = cah

Jellyfish & Squids.

A quick list of the last two years:

1. We moved from Seattle, WA to Groveland, IL to Morton, IL to Lisle, IL.

2. We went from tiny home, to large home, to average-sized home and got rid of ALOT.

3. We got a puppy named Molly while we were in Morton. She is a year and a half now.

4. Sam and Sophie moved with us and still love us.

5. I went back to school for a semester to take a World Religions class.

6. I decided that I wanted to study Infectious Diseases and work towards medical school.

7. Mahar Dry Goods closed shop and "The Shy Monsters" are not currently available.

8. I am trying to learn a new drawing style to make a NEW coloring book.

9. "The Shy Monsters" are getting a facelift.

10. I am missing all my blog  friends.

xox = cah.


I'm a dork!

Three moves in the last year! Like a dork, I couldn't figure out how to get back into Blogger or Flickr, until tonight. More soon!

xox = cah.


Starting To Put Together The Studio.

Everything is getting moved in little by little. I found this Buddha yesterday at a store called "Anecdotes" and I love him! His light is a nice warm glow.

Actually, we found a lot of stuff. We are picking it all up tonight. I can't wait!

Have a nice day. xox = cah.

Is This Progress?

Lots going on here. A new state. A new city. A new home. A new studio.

New ideas. New work. New websites.

Do you ever feel like your entire life is "coming soon"? No time to finish one thing, cause the next is on the way? xox = cah.


This has shipped.

Yay! Simon let me order this wonderful magazine goodness. Now I have to find issues #1 & 2. Any ideas?

Isn't he a sweetheart? I can't wait till they get here. I need a distraction. I have been sick with what-turns-out-to-be a virus. Yesterday, Si made me go to prompt care, where they sent me off to the ER to be tested for Meningitis. 8 hours later they decided that they did not have to do a SPINAL TAP and let me go home. There was a collective sigh of relief. Lots of time is being spent in bed.

Hope you are having a lovely day (not in bed)! xox = cah.


Oh Sheesh. Seriously?

I am so exhausted and I have been here all night and I am tired and my fish just died. Literally, just died. He was a betta and he couldn't get to the top of his tank for air, so we put him in a cup, but he was still to weak to make it, so we lifted him up for air and he took one last deep breath and died (betta's breath air).

Nothing seems to be going right since we moved to Illinois. Our puppy has mange, we took our cats to the vet and moments after we left, they both started having strange reactions and the little one lost her hearing (maybe a bad ear infection) and the baby started loosing his hair (maybe ring worm). Our three yellow snails died.

Really, we are good animal parents. In the last year though we made some major life decisions and I feel we did them wrong and I am sure we are being punished now. Also, the battery on my keyboard is dying, so I am forced to get some sleep. xox = cah :(


Laughter Seems Appropriate.

Okay, so please feel free to laugh at me. I set up a word press blog with all the features I like, but it just seems to “dark” and “heavy” to me. I want to change the css, but you have to pay $14.95 to do it. Stupid me, I did not realize.

Would it be wrong to switch back to blogger? I will keep you updated! xox = cah.

Molly The Small.

This is Molly. She is very small. She is only three months old. We have had her for 5 weeks and she is 5 times the size she was on the day we brought her home. She is growing by leaps and bounds and soon she will be Molly the Not-So-Small. So, I thought I better share her now while she still fits in a photo.

P.S. I am still changing things up, hope it’s not too annoying *smile* xox = cah.


Yay! Babies!

I just found out that a sweet, wonderful, internet friend of mine is having a baby!

Must … make … baby … presents!

I can’t wait! What should I make for her? Is it going to be a boy or a girl? Better make goodies for both, just in case! I found a few lovely free patterns at Ravelry. Now to pick one … or you know … a few! Fun!! xox = cah.