Monday, December 22, 2008

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear

Jovi the Elf is here! I embroidered/beaded a snowflake on my hat! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

I found the snowflake outline on-line. However, I embroidered it with a chain stitch, normal thread and sparkle thread. I also used seed-beads to put some extra shimmer in it!

So with some inspiration from the movie Elf, my mom's sewing help! We made these elf hats completely by hand! I can't wait to take a picture with the whole family!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

You look you're from the North Pole!.....That's exactly where I came from!

I was inspired by the movie Elf today. My mom and I went out, bought some yards of felt and started sewing. We finished one hat by the time my sister went to work. So she is my model!

Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?

Yum, cottonballs! OUCH that hurts!

Four main food groups, candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup!

I made my own pattern using newspaper. I fit it to everyone's head by just using the newpaper prototype. By christmas we will one for everyone in the family! I am making some girl ones with pink and red! YAY! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

My first semester of graduate school is over. *sigh of relief* I made it. So far, 2 A's one in clinic and one in language disorders!! I awaiting the rest of my grades, they have to be official! Cross your fingers for me on Dec. 23rd when the rest of the grade come in.

Now that I have been done with school for a few days, let the crafting begin!!! My dad laughed at me and said, "School's only been out for a day and you already have the embroidery thread out!?" I said, "heck yes I do! It's vacation!" New pictures are here:
My stitching mess that has taken over my bedroom floor! Whoops!
pretty new threads....

my extremely organized thread...I have a slight OCD when it comes to my stitching..

the progress up close and personal

The final result, Santa in his sleigh!

I have a book of these Christmas patterns. I stitch them on plastic material, back them with felt, attach a string, and hang them on the tree! I made some two years ago (i can't believe it was that long ago) Anyways, I hope to make some every year until I have a whole collection!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My attempt at crafts this week...

I am ever so busy with finals. I met with my group this morning for 5 hours, and then spend another 5 hours on a final! However, I finished the final tonight, so I rewarded myself with a glass of wine, a movie and some crafting! :) I decorated our chalkboard at home for the holidays! Not super detailed but fun!!! Yay for chalk pens!

Monday, December 8, 2008

sugar coated....

My horoscope is totally spot on today! I need to sugar coat bad news. Ha! I have my parent conference tonight, and we have to discharge a patient. YUCK! I am nervous, it's my first conference. Whatever, it will be over before I know it, as long as I sugar coat what I say, then hopefully we won't have upset parents...but we all know how that goes.

Since I do not have time for fun crafts due to finals, I will show you the crafts that ARE my finals. haha yes, I got to craft for one of my classes! Hooray! Here they are in all their glory:
First, we have my MC squared, which stands for Multicultural Square! :) It has things on it that represent me! Notice I even got some cross stitching on there!

Second, I did a huge project on Down Syndrome. For our final we had to make parent/teacher friend brochure and 20 page manual. I had fun with them! The pictures are from Flickr and are not my own.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

14 days

I should either be asleep, or working on an essay right now. I am longly staring at my crafts wishing I could dig in. However, due to present circumstances I must wait 14 days until finals are over!!!

Wish me luck I need it! A client of mine gave me a beautiful paper snowflake. I told her I would hang it in my room. She then promptly asked me, "where is your room and bed to sleep in at school?" :) Kids are cute. I told her I go home too, and she looked shocked! "well then," she said, "I guess you will have to turn off the lights, take it off the wall, bring it home, and hang it in your window." I told her that was a fine idea. I am going to miss my clients, only two days left.

I will post pictures of my latest craft project for school over the weekend when I am not soo exhausted. Good day!

Artista Muvek has the most adorable drawings...I look almost everyday.