Friday, December 31, 2010

Too Long!

It really has been too long since I've updated my blog! This is just going to be a quick post until I can actually post more when I'm not so tired.
Also, my Etsy shop is open again! AND, February 27th is my one year anniversary of my shop! Exciting, right?!
My holiday was wonderful. However, the traveling was NOT. I don't even want to go into all of the details of it, but I ended up in Denver, where I was never supposed to stop. However, Seth was there, which made it MUCH better. And then, we were stuck there for 2 days. We can definitely say that we're happy to be home.
We spent today unpacking, which reminded me of all of my awesome gifts. Here's a few of my favorites. :)

I mentioned to my Mom a long time ago that I really like this purse! And I got it! Definitely one of my new favorite purses!

Found here
And originally seen on Crafty Awesomeness. She totally gets credit for pointing it out on her blog. :)

Seth and I decided that we weren't going to give gifts because we spent a lot of money on tickets down to Florida. However, Seth actually surprised me (which was ok, because I surprised him too. ha!) and got me this! And he got me the pink one. :)

Found here.

This was another thing that I asked my parents for. I have had SO MUCH FUN with this camera! I can't wait to get all the pictures developed! It's a fisheye camera. It takes normal 35mm film so it'll be easy to be developed here.

Found here.

That's all I'm going to share for now. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and a wonderful new year!
I'm glad to be home, so I'm going to relax some more. Did anyone else have travel issues this holiday season?
I feel that I can never fly without issues. lol!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Almost time!!

So, the wonderful Jamie over at Crafty Awesomeness was having a giveaway. Funnily enough, it not only ended on my birthday, but I won! Score!! It was for this SUPER awesome bunting that she made in all kinds of super awesome Christmas fabrics.
I really love it! I have ZERO Christmas decorations up, and even though I only have a couple days left here, I can at least still have the wonderful bunting up for my very late decoration. :)
It also gave me a great place to hang a couple ornaments that I got from Alexz, plus a really fun snowflake that Jamie also sent me!

Thanks so much Jamie!! And I really think I'm going to break out my white glittery yarn and make some snowflakes myself for some Christmas gifts!

And, I got an email the other day from a great Craftster. She told me that she had a Christmas emergency for a bearded hat. Not only have I ALWAYS wanted to make one of these, but they're even funnier in person than in pictures! lol!

That's all for now. I've been keeping myself busy for getting things ready for Christmas. I leave in 2 days for Florida, and I can't even explain how excited I am to see my family. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Very Merry Un-Birthday to ME!

Today is a great day.
Last night Seth took me out to dinner, and then we had a Doctor Who marathon. Honestly, it was the perfect way to spend my birthday. He also made me a cake! It had cowboy boot candles on it. :)

And today, I got pretty much the coolest package ever. Alexz sent me a birthday package, pretty much because she's awesome. :)
The whole theme of the package is a cupcake monster, because, well, I'm totally a cupcake monster. haha!
I got all these extra goodies of Christmas potholders and some Christmas ornaments, and cupcakes!

I had told Alexz that I wanted a jewelry box, and I was expecting something awesome, but this most definitely surpassed my expectations! It's huge, and awesome!

And isn't that little cupcake monster just adorable?! WAIT! He gets even cuter! Want to see?!

That's all I have for now, really. Alexz, thank you SOOOO much for everything. The package made my day. You're an amazing artist, and I'm so glad we've become friends through Craftster. :)
I'm working on a couple projects now, but I will be able to post them shortly.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's my birthday!!

Yep! The big 'ol 2-7. After this year, I don't plan on celebrating anymore. lol. I'm just getting too close to 30 and I'm not going to do well during that time! haha

This year, we didn't do very much. Seth bought me my Keurig coffee maker a couple months ago. He did come home about an hour early from work, and he took me out to a wonderful dinner! We came home, he made me a cake, and we watched Doctor Who. :)
I decided to be lazy most of the day. I'll have to make up for it tomorrow, but at least I got a day to just relax. I've just been crazy busy with all of my Christmas crafts. So, I decided today that I was going to just take care of me! I started staring at my yarn collection and thinking of things to make for MYSELF! Last night I made a hat, and I really liked it. Well, I've had this yarn for quite a while, and it's been a yarn that I've really just hoarded, waiting for the PERFECT project. So, today I finally decided that I would use it for myself, and might as well make something for ME to enjoy!
I really love the result! For some reason, I've never been a huge fan of the slouchy beanie, but now I love them! And it's thick enough so that it'll keep my ears warm too! Yay!

The colors aren't great in the picture, I'll have to get a better one tomorrow. :)
Well, I will hopefully be back tomorrow. Now, it's officially time to get ready to go home for Christmas. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things are really coming along!

I notice that we have quite a few new followers, so, WELCOME! It's always fun to have new faces around. :)

I'm almost done with all of my Christmas presents! I only have 1 that I can actually think of. In the meantime I've been able to work on some little side projects, and even make something for myself!

Also, I want everyone to stay tuned because after the new year I definitely plan on doing a giveaway! And, speaking of giveaways, there's one right now on this awesome blog called Wonderland Contraband. Go check it out and sign up!

So, this is my newest project, just made for myself! Seth and I have become addicted to Doctor Who lately. It's been so much fun. So, I had to make my own Tardis, of course. :)

I hope that everyone is having fun crafting for Christmas! I'm excited to almost be done. And next week I will be heading down to Florida for 2 weeks. I doubt that I'll be blogging at that time, but I will try. :)

Monday, December 6, 2010


Christmas is my very favorite time of the year. It's always been HUGE in my family. In addition to the presents and the food, it's also my sister's birthday!!

This year I made most of my gifts. It's been a bit hectic, and I'm still not done, but it's been a lot of fun! I decided to take a break and make myself this hat. I found this on Craftster and had to immediately buy the pattern. It's a replica of a hat from The Big Bang Theory. :)

If any of you have been eyeing the pattern, but not sure, DO IT! It was a TON of fun to make and I plan on working on another one today. :)

Also, The Dainty Squid is having a giveaway! Go check it out because it's pretty awesome this time. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I'm so glad that today I have LOTS to share with you! I feel like all of this hard work that I've been putting out lately has really paid off. I still have things on my list to make, but I have done SO MUCH the past few days.

First up, is a collection of headbands that I made for my niece, Helen. I was told that now that her hair is getting long, she's really into hair accessories. These were A LOT of fun to make, and I do plan on making more for myself!

A bunch of little flowers!

I think this little bow one might be my favorite. I can see a whole bunch of these entering into my wardrobe very soon! A different color on each, one to match every outfit!

I do love this little cupcake too!

Picture is kind of dark, but it's a little bird.

Next is what I made for Helen's brother, Simon. It's a Bombomb from Mario! His pattern can be found here, but I made him bigger, using a bigger hook and bigger yarn. He's also slightly weighted just a little bit so that he can sit up.

This, might be the cutest pattern that I've ever found. You know those little booklets by the yarn section in the craft store that have just a few patterns? Well, my favorite yarn ever, Impecciable Loops and Threads, put out a Christmas book! This pattern was in it. It's a wine bottle topper called "Santa's Stuck". LOL! It might be a little hard to see, but those are boots coming out of the chimney.
This is also pictured on a bottle of wine that my father-in-law brought me. It's a blackberry wine that he made. :)

I've only made 1 of them so far, but I plan on making a few more to give people before Christmas.

AND....last, but CERTAINLY not least, my snowman is complete! Sadly, he's not mine, but is going to my Etsy customer. I was told yesterday by her that her boss is a big hunter, and so she thought it would be funny to put this on her office door! How funny is that?! I completed his top hat this morning, and he is currently drying and then will be sent off to his new home. :)

And as you can see from yesterdays post, he is massive. The plaque that he is on is 11x17 inches. He's huge, and, if I do say so myself, pretty awesome. :)
I hope everyone else is having a blast as well making all of their Christmas gifts! My dining room table is a M-E-S-S from everything I have made and supplies. It's been a lot of fun though, and I think next year I will start a bit earlier in the year. haha!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


It's nighttime, so it's time for me to relax just a little bit for today.

The past 2 days I have been working NON-STOP on Christmas gifts and the last 2 orders that I had. Yes, HAD! I finished one yesterday! I can't post it on here, but if you know who I am on Craftster, then you can find it there. ;)

This is the order that has been my MAJOR project.
A customer of mine on Etsy ordered the mini snowman mounted head. Well, she got it in the mail, and really loves it, however, she asked me if I could make a GIANT one! Well, I'm always up for a challenge! This has been a BLAST to make, and I definitely plan on fine tuning my pattern to make more of them as well. The plaque that he's on is 11x17 inches. He just needs his hat, and he'll be complete. :)

And in case you didn't believe me about the size, here he is again, with not as much done on him.

It feels really good to have him almost done. :)
And, this is another present that I can post on here. I have the best niece in the world. She's 3-years-old and I can't wait to see her in 2 weeks! She has the best sense of humor, too! Well, she watched some of the South Park Christmas special, and my sister told me that she threw herself on the ground from laughing so hard at Mr. Hankey. So, of course I had to make one for her for Christmas! haha!
He's big too, probably about 12 inches.

And now, my last order of business. There's an amazing blog and store that you should check out! They're currently having a giveaway over at their blog! You can check it all out here. :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!