Tuesday, December 22, 2009


What I've been obsessed with lately..
hand sewing little hexagons together

call me crazy, but I love making them

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunshine quilt finished!

yay! I'm done! I've been carrying it around the house with me ever since I finished it.
Waving happily in the breeze :)

Sneak peek of the back, I didn't really do anything special
Well there it is, I can't wait to start my next one!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Been making a bunch of zipper pouches using scraps and incorporating anime inspired embroidery

Been reading a lot of manga, which helps

And of course, a mushroom

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Octopus embroidery that is now framed and hanging on my wall
embroidery inspired by the Ingrid Michaelson song "Locked up" from her new cd

close up of heart key

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coldplay embroidery

Coldplay embroidery that I incorporated in a zippy pouch I made
The back

hand stamped label :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quilt update

The result of the little amount of sewing I've been able to do in the last few weeks. I can't wait till its done. Its getting chillier outside and I'd love to be able snuggle up in my homemade quilt and watch a good BBC, (sigh) but not yet. I kept thinking "Maybe I can finish it this week" which turned to "Maybe I can finish a row this week" and more realistically to  "Maybe I can finish a block this week" 
I am really loving the sunshiney yellow, it makes me happy just looking at it

A thank you to the kiddies who held it up for pictures :) You can see wellies peeking out in the first picture

Friday, October 2, 2009

Crafty jumble

Finished decoupage-ing the notebook I started long ago. (sorry Aaron!) 

A row in the quilt I'm making. And yes, I'm making it for me :D
experimental quilt block. Conclusion: too much work
Some yummy new fabric
got some lovely japanese prints too <3

And of course, I keep doodling. Just a brief crafty update. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Quilt finished (finally!)

I finished it! yay! After ripping it out several times and then putting it all back together, its finally completed.  Sorry the pictures are so grainy, it was raining so I had to take them inside.
Here's the back.
close up of the front

Is it weird that after all that ripping and re-sewing I still want to make another quilt?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Quick post

One post before I go to the beach for two weeks! yay! Above is the beach bag I made out of a IKEA slipcover. Not bad for 99 cents.
Some Shakespearian embroidery

and some doodle embroidery. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I do feel bad that I haven't been blogging faithfully. I think my last post was a month ago. Whoops. I have been up to a lot of crafty things, so don't worry. I started knitting again (much to my mothers delight) as you can see by the smidgen of a sock above.
 Decoupage-ing some stuff right now. Canvas, notebooks. 
The results of my bargain hunting at IKEA. The green fabric was 49 cents and I was able to get the patterned slipcover for 99 cents. Its going to be made into a beach bag. :D
The Black and green fabric was probably the most expensive thing I got at IKEA. $3 for half a yard. The black and white fabric was also 99 cents (smiles smugly). I  got some fat quarters at the local quilt shop.
Yes, another doodle. Tell me when you grow tired of them.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ninja power

Hopefully two new mascots for my youth camp team. :) The first one I tried to sew was so pathetic looking, I'm not going to even show you. I think these are pretty good. They're complete with shuriken and ninja weapons.
The thing on his leg is not a bandage its a weapon holder. 
a little bag for holding all the cool stuff ninja need. The ribbon loops on the back of them is so I can hook them on my backpack.

trying to be stealthy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Quilt

A sneak peak at the new quilt I'm working on. I am loving this one. (pats herself on the back) I found that I like to use very busy fabric for the stuff I sew. I wanted to make a quilt but not have it hurt anyone's eyes to look at it. So I decided to make a modified coin quilt with lots of white fabric so that I could still use all the fabrics I love, without it looking jumbled. Phew! Long sentence. 
close up :)

Oh, and guess what I found? Heather Ross fat quarter packs! Autumn  did a post on how she found Heather Ross packs at Jo ann's. I didn't really think the Jo ann's near me would have them, but lo and behold they did! 

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cabin blocks

I started making cabin blocks this week and I can't stop! I've always loved the look of them, but I thought they looked too complicated to make. Then I realized it's really quite simple! I really want my next quilt to be all cabin blocks. Making them helps me use up a lot of my scraps too. 
I tried to use kind of a color theme for this one...sort of
This is just a crazy one 
I made another zippy pouch and I incorporated an embroidery I did of a tape. I seem to be loving anything tape-themed thing these days....

close up of the embroidery, I have a second one I'm working on too.