Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birthday Wishlist

Since it's my birthday tomorrow, I thought I would share with you some of things that would be on my ultimate birthday wish list, most of them being completely ridiculous and unattainable.  Hey, a girl is allowed to dream!

I would pretty much die laughing if someone sent me a Sexy Sax Man Sax-o-gram.  It would be the best day ever.       

Some artwork by Lucky Jackson, everything she makes is AMAZING!
day 142

Don't tell Ol' Bessie, but I've been swooning over the new Singer 160.  Holy Guacamole, it's beautiful.  I would probably just stare at if for the first week before I could even use it.

An amazing pair of glasses for everyday of the week!

Goodness, I really could go on and on- I do a lot of admiring online, he he.  However, I will spare you.  I'm sure you have enough favorites of your own that you are lusting over.  Instead of a bunch of "stuff" for my birthday, I'm looking forward to sprucing up my craft room some more, hanging out with my honey, and showing my visiting Aunt and Uncle a few San Francisco sights.  Alright, I'll be honest, and maybe a Sift Cupcake or two.  They are an amazing presents all by themselves!  I mean, how could they not be?!  They did win Cupcake Wars, after all.  I'm thinking Pink Champagne and Stud Muffin- YUM!

Bye!  I'll probably start the festivities today, even if it is a day early ;)  Any fun plans for today?

Saturday, April 21, 2012


How do cats manage to pull such big guilt trips by hardly doing anything at all?  On Tuesday, I was continuing with our massive spring cleaning session and cleaned off the tiny cat tower in preparation to give it away.  It had gone unused for so long and was just another thing to vacuum all of the time.  I set it on the back porch to throw in the car and got back to work.  A while later, I cam back to this-
Seriously, Chunk?  Fat cat on a little tower.  Months untouched and the day I go to get rid of it, he's all about it.  At one point, the little girl was even up there with him.  I couldn't find my phone though to snap a quick pic, by time I came back with the real camera she was in a huff that I had disturbed their cuddle time.  Ugh, this thing!  I'm over it.  They've gone back to ignoring it, however, my guy won't let me get rid of it. Grrrrrrrr.  I'll just wait until he won't notice.

Happy Caturday!  I had a great day today.  I thrifted some great crafty loot and can't wait to share with you guys.  Bye, nighty night!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Snapshot Friday

This lady is stylin'.  Actually, this whole thing is pretty much on-point.  From the awesome floral TV trays to the cat decor behind her, she's got it going on.  She's even got a flower in her hair-do!  I like this lady.  I wish I could have been there to see the colors of everything.  I bet those trays and her top are super bright.  So awesome.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Work In Progress.

Right now I'm redoing my little craft room.  Like actually redoing it, not just cleaning or organizing, but customizing.  I can't believe it, I've been wanting to revamp it forever and now it's finally happening.  I bought paint and everything, you guys!

Want to see a shameful before picture of my bench?  Please prepare yourself for the frightening image you are about to see.
Ackkkkkkkk!!!!  It even scares me!  No wonder I cant get anything done, it's a hot mess in here.  I started to straighten up and figured, why clean up just to move things when I want to paint?  Heck, I'll just paint the darned thing now. So that's what I spent some time doing on Tuesday.

After one coat of paint.
I'm going with a turquoise and red look.  I love that combination, it's so retro.  The drawers on the bench are already red, and so are my wall bins.  Plus, I found some super cute fabric to accent the room with.  I can't wait to finish this bench!  The third and final coat is drying right now.  Going to add a cute little surprise to it and things should be back in place by tomorrow.  Just in time for my birthday weekend! It's like my present to myself :)

Now it's time for me to go and scratch more things off of my to-do list.  I've been getting so much done lately, it's unbelievable.  Have a craftastic day, friends!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On the Go.

On Sunday, we were on our way to a birthday party and my dress was driving me crazy!  So I threw in a quick stitch to keep the neckline the way I wanted it.  I figured that was a better option than my guy's offer to staple it.  Although that did result in a laughing fit and a new business proposal, Easy Squeeze Alternations- The quickest alterations in town.  You wear 'em, while we repair 'em!  (You heard it here first, folks.)
 I managed to hide a tiny little stitch in a black part of the pattern and I was good to go.  So, yep, this is how I do it.  Altering my clothes while I wear them.  I'm not sure if I would say this is always a good idea, but it worked out this time.

Anyone else do weird stuff like this?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dropped Dolls!

An update on the little adventurers.  They have been dropped around town and have hopefully found good homes.  I really hope that the new owner notifies me or The Toy Society because it's so much fun to hear about their find.  If not, I'm not going to get hung up on it.  It is what it is, right?

The first one was left at our local supermarket, with Snoopy.
Dropped Doll!!

I left the second one at the downtown mall.
Dropped Doll #2

I can't wait to make some more toys to drop around town.  I have a few ideas in the works and need to draft up some patterns.  See you later!  Going to eat some food and head back to!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Little Adventurers!

Hello, Lovelies!  Remember when I told you about The Toy Society?  Well, I had so much fun with it before that I decided to start making things for it again.   I whipped up a quick pattern using some poor man's templates (aka plates) and got to stitching.  I was inspired by a cute pillow I saw on instagram but it ended up looking much different.
The one in the front was from the second time around, but I think I like it better.  Although I do want to experiment with the kerchief idea more.  Just a quick little project, but it gave me lots of practice time with Ol' Bessie.  Perfect for smaller pieces of fabric, too.  I have a ton of fat quarters that I never do anything with, so I see more of these in my future.  I've already prepped some cute little doggie ones!  

These little adventurers will be out in the world soon, hopefully finding wonderful forever homes.  It's supposed to rain for the next few days though, so I'll have to think long and hard about where I'm going to leave them.

Bye, I'm off to play with some new stitchy stuff I got in the mail!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Winging It.

I've been thinking that I need to come up with different templates for my embroidery pieces.  I always end up mounting it in a hoop.  It's great for some pieces, but I need to branch out a bit.  So I decided to make some blocks.

This is my first one.  I've never sewn this kind of stuff before, so I'm taking baby steps.

The corners took me forever since I had no idea that I was doing.  I'm pretty pleased with the results.  Ok, I'll admit it, I was thrilled.

You guys, I think I have my mojo back!  I've been a making fool the past few days.  More stuff than in the past few months.  I'm super happy about that and can't wait to share my new projects.  Maybe even a tutorial or two.  Told ya, I'm back!  Have a craftastic night, I will!