Saturday, October 8, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 26-30

It's the beginning of October. The air has the extra crisp and there's a crunching of the leaves under your feet. I must say, I just love Fall!
Here's the very end of my 30 day blog challenge! I must admit, this was fun. However, is there anything else you would like to know about me? Personal or crafting related or anything else? Feel free to ask in the comments and I'll dedicate a whole other post to answer those questions! I'm an open book and I don't mind sharing. Sometimes I feel like I don't share much about ME on here, just mostly my crafts. So, if there's anything you want to know, ask away! :)

26 If you could go to Disney World with any celebrity alive today, who would it be?
Oh. This is a tough one! I think it would have to be Matt Smith. #1, because I'm madly in love with him, and #2 because I would love to talk about Doctor Who for a full day. :)

27 Post one confession/secret
After thinking about this for a while, I'll confess: I am INCREDIBLY insecure about my work and most things in general. In my day to day life I'm not a perfectionist at all, but when it comes to my crafts, I'm so hard on myself. I over analyze and if someone leaves me feedback or emails me and says something like "Thanks so much for the _____" I always think, "OMG! THEY MUST HATE IT!!" It's so silly, but it's true. I'm way too hard on myself when it comes to my crafting. :)

28 Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Mountain hideaway all the way! I would love to live on the side of a mountain, with an amazing view of the whole scenery around. I would absolutely love a log cabin. :)

29 What is on your mouse pad?
Oh no! I don't have a mouse pad!! Seth does, and it's Star Trek, does that count? LOL!

30 Hugs or Kisses?
I really love them both, but there's nothing better than getting a really great hug after a crappy day. Isn't that the best feeling? :)

Thanks so much if you've followed along with this challenge! I know I slacked off and posted many days at a time (like this post*OOPS!*) but it was fun, and I hope you learned some new things about me. And again, ask any questions that you might have and I'll dedicate an entire post to it! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I was going to finish up my 30 day blog challenge, but I feel that this is more important. I feel that maybe some of you are tired of hearing about it, but it's time to bring up Mr. Steve Jobs.

Yesterday, this news hit me really hard. I wasn't sure why at first. I continued to read articles, and I became more inspired than anything else.
Have you ever read anything about Steve Jobs? Let me give you a basic, quick timeline.

1976-Steve Jobs is 21. He drops out of college and starts a computer company in a parent's garage with Steve Wozniak. The first Apple computer, also known as the first personal computer, is born.

By the time Jobs was 25, he was already a multimillionaire, with his computers being distributed all over the world.
By 26, he was on the cover of Time magazine.
By 30, Jobs was fired from Apple.

If you get time, I highly recommend you read up on Steve Jobs. His story is amazing, and inspiring.

I read articles where they call him a genius, compare him to Edison, and say that he's had the biggest impact in the world of computers. All of this, and so much more is true.
Yesterday, the world lost the most creative person that the world has seen in a very long time. Jobs once said that he believes the outside of their computers should be as beautiful and aesthetically pleasing as the hardworking hardware and software inside. Marketing genius, brilliant, amazing, revolutionary are just a few words I would like to use to describe him.

And so, as I sit here on my Macbook, with my iPhone next to me, and even using my Apple router, I would like to thank Mr. Jobs.
Mr. Jobs, you will FOREVER be remembered. You've created such amazing inventions as iPods and iTunes, which has changed the way the world listens to music. You had the drive that most people can only dream of. You had the skill, technique and knowledge to literally change the world. I truly hope that he knows the impact that he had.
RIP Steve Jobs. Your long battle is over. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
Sent lovingly from my MacBook.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 21-25

I know, slacking again, but again, I'm on vacation, so hopefully you can forgive me. :)

21. What's your favorite Broadway musical?
Well, I haven't seen a lot of musicals. However, for my first Valentine's Day with Seth, he bought me tickets to go see Jersey Boys. HOLY COW did I love it! The music alone was worth it. If you want a good one to go see, I would definitely recommend it. :)

22. If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you want to do?
See question 9-I can't believe this was on there twice! Geez!

23. Who's your favorite Care Bear?
I think my favorite was also Lucky Bear.

24. What do your parents do for a living?
My mom has always been a stay at home mom. Shortly after moving to central Florida she worked at the YMCA for a while in the nursery. She watched the kids and babies while their parents went and worked out and stuff.
My dad is a civil engineer. What does that entail? Well, I'm not quite sure. LOL! I know he works quite a bit and I know that he works hard. :)

25. Computer or television?
Oh, EASY question! Computer all the way! Seth and I don't have TV, we just have our computers. Growing up I always had TV, so it was weird when I didn't, but I realized that a computer can do everything that a TV can do. Plus, it gives us a lot of wonderful time together, so we don't have the distraction of a TV. Instead we will watch the few shows we watch on Hulu and then hang out on our computers. :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 18, 19 & 20

I'm on vacation-in Florida-but I thought I would make some time since I probably won't be for a few days. :)

18 What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
A: Well, I'm in Florida now! haha! My sister just had her second child, a beautiful baby boy! I planned to come at this time, but the baby is just about 5 days old today, which is just precious. I'm definitely a proud aunt, and don't worry, I've already spoiled him tons! :)

Just look at that squishy face! So cute!! His name is Jonah Ryan Lewman and he was born on 09/19 weighing in at 6 lbs 13 oz. He's TEENY TINY!
19 What is your favorite pizza topping?
A: Honestly? Cheese. If I'm in the mood I'll have other stuff on it (tomatoes, jalepenos, onion, all kinds of stuff!) but in the end, the one main thing is cheese. :)
20 What is the worst thing that happened to you during the past week?
A: Well, today made me SO MAD! After a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis, I got onto the flight to Tampa. The woman in front of me decided to lean her chair back. Well, I'm tall, and when you do that, it squishes my legs. This is the conversation that ensued from that:
Me: Excuse me ma'am, but would you mind putting your seat up? See, I'm really tall and when you lean it back like that, it squishes my legs, and I also can't put my tray table down.
Her: No, I can't do that.

I decided that my next 2 and a half hours would be dedicated to making this woman's life hell. I chose to point out how much it squished my legs by digging my knees directly into her back. She later proceeded to turn to her friends and talk bad about me, how inconsiderate of me to do that to her. Bahaha! In the end, it amused me, but I was so angry that she was just so rude.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 16 & 17

Q: 16 What is the first think you notice about a guy or girl?
A: It's all about the eyes for me! I love blue eyes, they're definitely my weakness!

Q: 17 What was the last movie you've seen?
A: I think probably the one I remember the most was Paul. If you haven't seen it, go now. Not only do I have a very huge crush on Simon Pegg, but it was hilarious. If you watch it, definitely leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

And I might enjoy it even more because I have been to Roswell and seen all the cheesy things like the movie. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 11-15

I know, I can't even keep up with this. But, I have good reason. I was away for the weekend, and I came back to my sister giving birth to a wonderful baby boy! Now I'm exhausted. And I leave Saturday to head back to Florida for a week to visit the new little baby! So, I'm going to try my hardest to do my challenges as they come. :)

11. Top 5 favorite bloggers you like to read
This is a fun one! I highly recommend these blogs! Also, these are in no particular order.
Spooky Pooky Creations
33 Stitches
The Dainty Squid
12. A photo of yourself and what you did today.
Worst picture ever? Most definitely. Today, I worked. I plan on early bedtime to catch up from so much missed sleep this weekend. :)

13. Tattoos. If you have one, post it and it’s story. If not, what do you want?
I'm not going to list them all, but I will mention my favorite. It was my first one, added to years later. It's dice, my maiden name. I got it with my sister, knowing that we couldn't carry on the Dice name. There is a 4 on one dice to mark the people in our immediate family. There is a 2 on the other one to symbolize me and my sister. Years later me and my sister went back and she got Big Sis around hers and I got 'Lil Sis around mine. It's my first, my most meaningful and my favorite. :)
14. What type of music do you like to listen to?
Well this is an impossible question to ask me. Favorites are oldies, most definitely. Frank Sinatra, Elvis, anything classic rock-Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's really just a few of my GIANT ipod collection. :)
15. Top 5 favorite Sports players (male or female)
I'm not much of a sports fan, except football. And I don't really have many favorite football players. Sorry! :)

I hope to be back tomorrow, after a lot of sleeping and resting, and back to my blogging schedule.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 9 & 10

Just be a little bit prepared for my posts to be coming a few days at a time. Coming up I have some serious traveling coming up. This weekend I'm taking a girl-cation with some awesome girl friends to stay the night in Missoula to attend a Taste of Home Cooking Show and then shop! WOOHOO! Then, the following week I will be going back down to Florida to see my sister and the family if my sister EVER gets this baby out of her! :) I can't wait to see my niece and the new baby. :)

So, here's questions 9 & 10
Q: 9 What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?
A: Geez. I hate questions like this and thinking about things like that. UGH! I would spend the day calling/Skyping my family, telling everyone possible that I love them. I would want to curl up on the couch with my husband and just relax. I think that's all I would want to do, just say my goodbyes and relax.

Q: 10. What is the first thing you notice about people?
A: At least this isn't as depressing. HAHA! The first thing I notice is eyes. They have always been my thing. I'm a COMPLETE sucker for blue eyes. I always tell Seth that that's how he got me, with his eyes. It might also be why I love Frank Sinatra so much. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 8

Q: 8. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A: Well, this kind of all depends. For example, what kind of bear? A grizzly, no. But a black bear I just might be able to take! But of the two, probably a swarm of bees. Why? Because this looks pretty cool. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 5,6 &7

I know, I've been MIA for a few days, but Seth and I have been out of town. So, I'm making it up to you by doing a few days at a time. :)
Q: 5. What is the best piece of advice you've received?
A: I've received a lot of good advice. I think one of my favorites was written in a card that we got for our wedding. It was from Seth's grandmother. Inside it said: "Of all the advice I could give, I think the most important is to never go to sleep angry."

Q: 6. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
A: I was actually a girl scout until I was in high school! I really enjoyed it and met some great friends!

Q: 7. Summer or Winter?
A: WINTER!!! I love more than anything to sit by the window, watch the snow fall and have a nice hot bowl of soup. :) Living in Montana has given me A LOT of wonderful winter memories and really experience the winter. I love it!!

Come back later for some other fun stuff that I've been doing. I'm going to share a product review and maybe even a project or two! :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 4

Q: 4. Do you believe in soul mates?
A: This one is actually really tough.
Short answer. No.

I believe that relationships do or do not work out for different reasons. I don't believe that Seth and I were meant to be together and he's the only one for me in the world. We are together because we work together. We have amazing communication. We talk about EVERYTHING. We share our fears and our dreams and we talk about silly stuff all the time. We just work together to make it work. I believe that this is the reason that we're together, not that he's the only one in the world for me.
I feel that soul mates sounds too simple. I think we're a bit more complicated than that. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 3

Q: 3. Top 5 favorite Board Games
A: This is kind of a difficult one. I have games that I like now, and ones that I liked when I was little. I'll post my favorites from now though. We don't play a lot of board games, so this post may take me a while. haha!

1: Apples to Apples

I only have 1 rule with this game. HAVE FUN! I've played with people that really play it seriously. BOOOORING! I played with my good friend Donna and we had a GREAT time!

2: Monopoly

Good old fashioned fun! -as long as I'm the top hat....-

3: Scattergories

Definitely one of my favorites!

4: Yahtzee!

"Amy, do you seriously have Muppet Yahtzee?! What are you, 5?!"
Yes, I do have Muppet Yahtzee. :)

5: Clue

"Wow, Amy, all these theme games, you must really be 5."
Yes. I actually own Simpsons Clue. It was a wonderful thrift store find. :)

See you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 2

First, I would like to start this blog out by thanking all of you! Sometimes when I lose my motivation to blog, I'll do something small and silly and then the comments come rolling in. I read each and every once of them! Thank you all SO MUCH! You rock! For this, I may do a giveaway soon on my Facebook fan page! Stay tuned. :)
And if you're not a fan, you better hurry up and become one! :)

2 How many languages can you speak?
A: I wish I can really fluent in so many languages, but I excel in only 2. I consider myself VERY fluent in English and just a little bit in American sign language.

When I was in high school, I took 3 years of sign language, even chose a college that specialized in sign language and special education. My goal was to become a teacher for the deaf. I always just thought it was a beautiful language. I've since learned that I don't want to be a teacher, but just maybe one day I might go back to school to maybe finish a 2-year degree and become an interpreter. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 1

Well, here's the questions, and I'll start with #1!

1 What is your favorite food?
2 How many languages can you speak?
3 Top 5 favorite Board Games
4 Do you believe in soul mates?
5 What is the best piece of advice you've received?
6 Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
7 Summer or Winter?
8 Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
9 What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?
10 What is the first thing you notice about people?
11 Top 5 favorite bloggers you like to read
12 A photo of yourself and what you did today.
13 Tattoos. If you have one, post it and it’s story. If not, what do you want?
14 What type of music do you like to listen to?
15 Top 5 favorite Sports players (male or female)
16 What is the first think you notice about a guy or girl?
17 What was the last movie you've seen?
18 What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
19 What is your favorite pizza topping?
20 What is the worst thing that happened to you during the past week?
21 What's your favorite Broadway musical?
22 If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you want to do?
23 Who's your favorite Care Bear?
24 What do your parents do for a living?
25 Computer or television?
26 If you could go to Disney World with any celebrity alive today, who would it be?
27 Post one confession/secret
28 Mountain hideaway or beach house?
29 What is on your mouse pad?
30 Hugs or Kisses?

1 What is your favorite food?
A: Oo, wow, this is a VERY hard one. I'm going to go ahead and get complicated with this, and show you each of my favorite foods. LOL!
Favorite all time food that I believe that it goes with EVERYTHING: garlic.

Roast it, put it in sauce, put it on bread, make your own garlic butter, do whatever you choose, I can guarantee that I'll love it. I believe that once you think you have enough garlic in something, put in another clove. :)
Dessert: Hands down, cannolis.

Do we see a pattern? So, I suppose I can say that my very favorite food is anything Italian.

30 Day Blog Challenge!

I want to apologize to EVERYONE for my lack of blogging! I can almost feel the angry mob with torches on their way to my apartment.
But, I have some good excuses/reasons. Ready?
#1. My mom recently came to visit! YAY! My family hasn't been out to see me since I moved to Montana, and it was so wonderful to see her and spend time with her. Which, leads me to #2.

#2. While my mom was here, we spent a fair amount of time shopping. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping, and I got to go to some new stores that I had never been to. Once of them was a place here called The Quilt Away Shop. It was floor to ceiling with fabrics. We spent hours in there, just looking through all the fabrics. Did you know that they now have fabrics that are reminiscent of the 1930's, but they're new?
So, quick sidebar. Growing up, there was one possession of my parents that I coveted above everything else. It's a quilt. My great grandmother on my Dad's side made it. When I was sick, that quilt was MINE. I swore that it healed me, and my dad would sit with me and explain where all of the fabrics came from, whether it was curtains from their living room to one of his sister's dresses. The memories that the quilt held started long before my memories started with it. I now wait impatiently for the large package under the Christmas tree to be that quilt, but I know better because my dad would never part with it. However, it's nice to have hope, right? :)
So, the 1930's fabric that I saw in the quilt shop reminded me of my great-grandmother's quilt. They were beautiful, simple, retro, yet new. Of all of them I picked one with retro patterns to make myself some beautiful kitchen curtains. After that, I might have to pick up some of the other fabric to make myself my own quilt. :)

#3. HALLOWEEN!!! That's right ladies and gents, it's time to start getting ready! I'm planning a swap with my 2 favorite crafty ladies, so I will be getting ready for that SOON!

#4. I'm working on PROJECTS PROJECTS PROJECTS! Here's a new one! These are now available in my shop, and I will be taking custom orders for different colors. Aren't they cute?!

Ok, enough excuses. I need a bit of a blog motivation. So, here it is! The 30 day blog challenge. I found this on another blog, and this seems like the perfect way to get me out of my blogging rut. :) So, keep looking out for it, I will probably be posting the very first one right after this.
I hope everyone is doing well and I hope that everyone had a good long weekend. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Coupon Code!

Here's a few new updates!
I don't know if I mentioned before, but I added a custom mini to my shop on Etsy! You can order whatever you would like, as long as you provide me with reference pictures! Pretty cool, eh?
And, to sweeten the deal, everything in my shop is on a Christmas in July sale! Use coupon code JULYXMAS for 15% off!

So go stop by the shop to check it out!

Also, over at Spooky Pooky Creations Facebook page, she's doing a giveaway for a custom mini plush! You should totally go and enter!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Supplies and Tips

So, I've had quite a few people ask me either on my blog, Etsy or Craftster as to where I buy some of my supplies. So, this is going to be all about some of my favorite products for my ami's, and some great resources on where to buy some of the supplies!

#1. Yarn.
I've had A LOT of experience with this stuff. lol. I've tried all different kinds for my ami's. After testing and playing around, my all time favorite fiber to use for my ami's is a 100% acrylic. I know a lot of people use Red Heart Super Saver for their ami's, but that's just a little too rough for my hands! Have you used it? It's really rough! So, this is my #1 all time favorite that I've found: Impeccable Loops & Threads at Michael's.

This yarn is a Michael's exclusive, but 100% worth the trip to Michael's. This is a basic worsted weight yarn, and is so soft that you could easily make an afghan out of it! I just absolutely love how it works up with ami's! So next time you're at Michael's, I would definitely recommend grabbing some of this up!

#2. Safety Eyes
Ok, this was always the trickiest for me. Have you seen how expensive those bad boys are in the stores?! The packages only have a few pairs of eyes, and they's EXPENSIVE! So, I set out to the internet looking for the best eyes. I bought some on Ebay once, but the washers were so hard to put onto the backs that I needed to use pliers! So, I found my #1 all time favorite safety eye supplier on a little website: Sunshine Discount Crafts.

Their shipping is usually a flat rate, so I like to make big orders all at once. Their safety eyes, plain black eyes, you can get in a set of 100 pieces for $3.99! And they're definitely quality, and the washers are able to be easily pushed on using just your hands and no power tools! :)
I've dealt with this website for a little over a year now. They have always been wonderful. Shipments come FAST-which is quite impressive considering I live in Montana and they're based out of Florida-and if anything has been backordered, they call me immediately and let me know. Do they have the biggest selection? No, they don't. However, if you're just looking for black eyes or cat eyes, this is a great place that you can pick them up!

#3. Boxes
This is a funny thing. When I started selling things on a regular basis, I really was looking for somewhere to get my boxes cheap, something that would be the perfect size so they're weren't too expensive to ship. When I found this website, I found like I hit the jackpot. Ever since, I love to pass the wealth along to other Etsy sellers. I've definitely told some people about this site when I knew they were paying too much by the piece at a place like Michael's for jewelry boxes. So, here it is:

This is another site where I've always had excellent service! My boxes get to me quickly and shipping is minimal. You pay by the box, and the more you buy, the cheaper they are! It's a really great site and if you're selling regularly on Etsy and need boxes, this is the site for you!!

Well, that's all I have for today. If I think of anymore I'll write them down and include another post! If anyone checks out these websites I would love to hear what you think!

New projects!!

I can finally add some new projects to my blog! I'm excited that I'm able to do that!

I was emailed a while ago by a very good friend's mom. She told me that she wanted to order 2 things for said friend. I proceeded to work on these, which I was VERY excited about. Then, about 2 weeks later I was contacted by said friend's sister! haha! I felt so honored that my friend likes my stuff so much and everyone decided to order stuff for her!
And so, here are the 2 that her mom ordered: Jack Skellington and Coraline!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm going to be back with some tips and hints for where to buy some awesome supplies!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bad Blogger!

I'm guilty. I know. And for that, I apologize.
My recent projects, I can't post pictures of just yet. But, I wanted to come here and connect, and so, here I am.
This is going to be an Etsy post! I believe everyone should have fun on Etsy for a while each day.
Also, here's something fun Etsy related! Ever heard of Groupon? If so, check out It's like Groupon for Etsy! It's amazing. You should most definitely check it out.

Ok, here's some of my newest favorites!

How adorable is this purse? I think it would be a perfect summer purse!

I've been looking at so many adorable earrings on Etsy! That, plus, I love owls. So how could I not love these?

Seth and I are celebrating our anniversary in just a couple of weeks! Eek! My present came early, in the form of a Nintendo 3DS! It's amazing, and I think I need something this adorable to hold it in.

This store is my new favorite! I bought a wallet from them. Amazing communication, quick shipping and great quality! Bonus: Look how cute that is!

Are you as excited as everyone else for the new Harry Potter? Well now you can buy a wand from none other than the amazing Alexz! She's got TONS, all OOAK and all beautiful!

I've been looking for some BFF rings, and what would be cuter than PB&J?! (Shhh....don't tell's a surprise! lol)

And that's all for tonight! I hope everyone is having a great week. Seth is traveling to Chicago to visit family, so I'm doing lots of crocheting and I will try my hardest to take some good pictures of some projects. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Spooky Pooky

So, for anyone here that is new, or rarely reads my blog, I would like to introduce you to someone! Ladies and Gentlemen, the amazingly talented and super-awesome girl, Spooky Pooky.

So, in case you didn't know, I'm going to give you a little background on this amazing girl.
A little over a year ago, I was one of the special chosen ones that was messaged on Craftster to do my very first personal swap. I must admit, I had never swapped before, however, this wasn't just any swap. Craftster has a few, let's call them, elite, people. Spooky Pooky was DEFINITELY one of them. I will honestly say that I was honored for her to even ask me!
And so, I set off to make my very first personal swap package. She asked me for a large yeti and a Nessie. I decided to make the very first mini yeti for her. That's right, she has the first ever Mad Crafter mini yeti! And I also made her a bigfoot.

After this, we started messaging a lot more. We started swapping more stuff, giving each other ideas. That's when the fun really started! We really got to know each other on a personal level. I am proud to say that my stuff was even at her wedding! We became Facebook friends shortly after, and the rest, is pretty much history. I can honestly say that even though we have yet to meet (we totally will very soon!), she is my BFF. We talk about EVERYTHING, and whenever we don't talk for a few days, we both reconnect and share everything and promise that it will never happen again. LOL! I believe it's an amazing friendship that all started over nerdy crafting!

Well, the amazing Alexz had a birthday yesterday. I KNEW that I had to do something great. She told me some things that she wanted me to make her, but I just felt like I had to do something more...something....EPIC.

So, I narrowed it down to 3 ideas: Alice, The Mad Hatter and Jack Sparrow. After talking to another one of our friends (I love my Craftster friends!) it was decided that I would make Alice. But, about halfway through making the head, an idea came to me and I KNEW what I had to do!
This was something that I knew would be epic simply because of how personal it is. Alexz created her logo the same time she created mine. She has such a love for Alice in Wonderland, that she made her logo into it. I also know, crafting is this girls life. Her love and passion for these things, is why I had to make her. I had to make her very own mini me. :)
And so, I present, Alexz in Wonderland.

Alexz, I had so much fun creating this for you! I hope you had an absolutely amazing birthday, and I just wish I could have been there!
Happy 25th Birthday Spooky Pooky!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New things!

I finally have projects that I can post! I have a lot, so I'm going to probably overwhelm you with some pictures. Enjoy. :)

So, this was a TOTALLY FUN project! See, I have this SUPER awesome and huge jewelry box. Alexz made it for me and I just love it dearly. My problem is that I have WAY too many earrings and they get bunched up. So, after looking online, I found this pattern to make my own! I used sock yarn that I've had FOREVER, so it was put to good use. I cut out a few rows which I'm ok with, and instead of a stick to hang it by, that's right, that's a knitting needle. :)

I love it! It's hung right above my jewelry box (and my chupacabra). :)
And this project was SO MUCH FUN!
In case you don't know, or read my blog much, or live under a rock, you should know I have this super awesome BFF, Alexz. Well, her birthday is the end of this week, and I wanted to make her something epic. I thought of some fun things (she's into Doctor Who now! Yay!) and just couldn't think of anything that really stuck out to me. So, I thought, what better idea than to let her pick out her own gift! So, I directed her to Etsy (as if she didn't know that it existed for patterns! lol!) and told her to pick out ANYTHING she wanted and I would make it for her! I must admit, I was a bit surprised when she sent me this pattern. I was expecting something like Alice or the Mad Hatter, but no, a penguin. I knew that couldn't be it, I mean, I know this girl and she DOESN'T want a simple penguin!
So, her one request, ZOMBIFY IT!!! DONE AND DONE!!
I couldn't wait to get started, and I didn't wait. I must admit, I don't want to part with him now!

He's complete with stitches, a head wound, blood and a bone. :)
I did make her something else EPIC, but it's the one thing in the package that's a total surprise! haha.

And just a quite update, here's my Doctor Who scarf! It's currently about 35 inches long and it's about 1/4 of the way through to the full 16 feet! haha!

That's it for now! I hope everyone has a good night! I must go work on some more projects now. :)