Saturday, January 31, 2009


I don't know what it is with me, but I seem to always end up drawing or painting clouds.
I doodle them all the time. 

Just random musings.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Little books

I was moving around my many books today, (I'm running out of shelf room!) when I discovered a bunch of little books I made in the past. This one below is probably the most recent. I used it as a journal for a little while.

The back cover
This was a doodle book for a while, it came with me to England.
You all can "ooohhh" and "ahhhh" This book has touched British soil!
I think my favorite part of this, is the piece of paper from a Corrine Bailey Rae cd
 I made this book specifically for a diary for when I went to England.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The beginning of a quilt

I started this a few days ago. I have been wanting to make a real quilt for awhile and I was inspired by on of the blogs I follow. Here's her blog if you want to check it out. She makes really gorgeous quilts and I was inspired to make my own. I've made a quilt before. Sort of. Its just a front and a back, no squishy stuff inside, so it's not considered an authentic  quilt.  Poor thing, it wants to be a "real quilt".  I made the rectangles really big, which is nice, because it goes faster. I wanted to make this quilt really big. Big enough to cuddle up with while watching mushy movies and big enough so that I could potentially put it on my bed. My little bother gets brownie points for helping me take the pictures. Sorry the pictures are such bad quality, its the best I could do with my non-professional camera.

Here's my little brother showing me the stairs he and his sister made.
Along with their snow houses.
He made sure I got a picture of the "dragons teeth" they found.
I could kiss them, they're so cute.
Us with our boots on our frozen solid driveway

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ribbon holder

I've had this design for a ribbon holder in my head for a while, so I decided to finally make one out of wire. Its not the prettiest design, but it works and its nice to have the ribbon right there where I can reach it. And I get to show off all my cute ribbon. :) I know this is really interesting to all of you. 

I'm a moron

Really, I am. Trust me. I was all upset yesterday because when I was playing around with my blog the comments part of the page disappeared. I was getting all annoyed at the settings because I told it to show comments and allow them. So, I'm getting more and more irritated at it and wondering why the heck it isn't working. It dawned on me today as I was trying to fix it. The comments weren't wiped off the face of the earth, I had accidentally put the comments the same color as the background! So I couldn't see them!  I'm banging my head on the table, saying "moron! moron! moron!"  I guess that was to teach me that my own stupidity can be my downfall at times.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It snowed!

I finished my mittens just in time for it to snow! 
I got some cool pictures too.
I finished the mittens fairly quickly, which is nice because its cold!
These were fun to knit even though I ripped them out 5 times.
I'm thinking about knitting a hat to match.
Icyness on the branches.
Me wearing my mittens
More snow
It looks like there's little crystals on the branches.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Cards

   Yes, sorry more cards. Fascinating I know. I made these in the past few days. I'm running out of good ideas and layouts. I need inspiration! (sigh) I'm working on my mittens a lot, trying to finish them , because its so darn cold!! It was snowing when I took these pictures.           
                                   I'm really fond of putting just "hello" on cards. 
                                    As you can tell.

                             This one is so small I'll have to make an envelope for it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Knitting Needle Case

      I made this knitting needle holder last night. My old one I sewed by hand, because our old  sewing machine hated everyone who used it. Plus I sewed the pockets for the needles too big, so my needles kept falling out all the time. The needles fit good in this one. :) 
                                           Brrr! Its cold out there! Look at the ice!
            "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me"
                                     C.S. Lewis

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Crafty supplies!

Remove Formatting from selection Hey! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. The blogging site was being annoying. I got a bunch of cheap scrapbooking stuff on Saturday. I loaded the pictures in the wrong order, so the pictures of the stuff I got are at the bottom.  These are two card I made today with some of the stuff I got on Saturday.  

                                I got a bunch of ribbon, stickers and some alphabet stamps
       The red, striped and polka dot ribbon were all supposed to be christmas ribbon. So they were really cheap. They don't look like christmas ribbon to me! The brown and cupcake ribbon were 50 cents each. I used the cupcake ribbon on the pink card above.

                     I love these stickers! The little japanese looking gumdrop is my favorite. :)
           These are letter stamps. (as you can see) I was really happy to find these were only a 
            buck for the pack. Usually alphabet stamps sets are around $10. 

I love getting cheap stuff! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crazy day

Today was a little hectic. My Dad had surgery today, so, the kids and I were alone most of the day.  It was also crazy trying to get my school done and helping the kids with theirs and not shooting myself in the process. I got done school at a fairly decent hour, so I had a little time to sew this pouch/bag and do some other crafty stuff. "I got I full 40 minutes and I had time to build that rocking horse." I am actually glad I don't have a professional camera right now, because if I did, you guys would be able to see my crappy buttonholes. I stink at buttonholes. I've read a mullion tutorials about how to sew a buttonhole by hand and with a machine, but I still can't get the hang of it. My buttonholes look like some animal ate a hole in the the fabric and I'm trying to deceive myself that its a hole for a button. I love buttons! I have quite a collection now ,thanks to my family and Emily Witter. I see buttons in the store and go "that's pretty, I'll get some", but only when I get home do I remember that I have to make a hole in fabric for that button.  And make that hole look nice. 
You try to sew one and then you'll understand where I'm coming from.
Anyway, enough of my ranting.
Here are pictures of the bag /pouch thing I made. I thinking about using my fabric scraps to make a bunch of them for future gifts. 

I made this one a few months ago, I love this fabric from Ikea :)
I've used it so much, that I have almost none left in my stash. (sniff)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Card pictures

Yay! I got the pictures to go where I wanted them to go! Anyway, started school again today. (sigh) Life goes on as usual. These are the cards I was writing about. I took these pictures on Saturday. It was really cold! As you can tell by the icyness in the photos. The sunset was pretty though. I really wish stamps weren't so expensive, then I could actually mail these to people. I love sending cards and letters to people, it just seems more personal. I need to go get some envelopes to put these in or make my own for these cards. I hope you peoples like these, because your probably going to get one of them at some point in time!

 Can you tell I like polka dots?

This is one is one of my favorites

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My second post!

Sad, I know. That I am posting again so soon after my first, but I couldn't help it! I have a bunch of artsy stuff I want to show. :-) I really love to work with watercolor. I like experimenting with different colors and techniques. I just love how the brushstrokes look on paper. I've come up with some pretty weird looking stuff, but some cool looking stuff too. "My friends do say I certainly know how to make a sandwich".   :) I still don't know how to make the pictures go where I want them to. I promise to have more soon.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Well, this is all new to me, but here I go. 
I wanted to start this blog to share all the crafty stuff that I like to do in my spare time. I love almost every and any craft you can think of. :) I love to knit, sew, stamp, make cards, draw, paint, scrapbook and sometimes bead.  I have been doing a lot of crafting during holiday break. My family and friends were very generous with giving me crafting supplies. I've had great fun, using all my new stuff! :) I haven't been sewing a lot recently, but I did make this bunny a little while before Christmas. He is a little beat up, but much loved. He is named "patchy bunny". How unique I know.