Saturday, February 28, 2009

Introducing my new crafting website!!!
Snail Bait
Click the picture below to visit!

Happy blogiversary to me!

It's been 1 year since I have had my blog! Woo hoo. Time for a change...I still don't know what yet, maybe when I have more time! For now I will just continue being crafty!! Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 27, 2009

A fun update!

Granted this week was extremely stressful, I managed to get some fun stuff in!
My mom was at a Michael's craft store and she found a whole box full of Cross-stitch magazines! She took some home for me, they are pretty:

I also had a chance to make fondue, twice! It is usually very hard for me to get the consistancy right, but it turned out perfect!

And I also started a project, and finished it in one night. I can't post pictures just yet. Ask me again after March 3rd ;)

HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL! I am so ready for some rest and relaxation inbetween homework :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Go Lucky

I spent the entire day studying. This coming week is going to be rough at best. After this week, things start looking up, I have friends coming to visit, I have a trip to SD, and then the semester will be almost over. I can't wait!

I gave myself the evening off. My mind needed a break. I watched Hell's Kitchen, and Kitchen Nightmares while making this guy:

A St.Patrick's Day Hedge Hog, the pattern is from Urban Threads. It's a great place for fun patterns! I made it in about 2 hours it was a lovely little break.

I also went to IKEA with my mom this past week. I have had a blank wall, however it is blank no more:

These are wallpaper stickers! They peel off easily when you no longer want them. They are easy to peel off and stick! Easy on the pocket as well for only about $15. I love them!

Time to get to sleep, I have an Oscar Party to attend tomorrow. Then more studying!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back to basics

Like I said before, I am trying to re-vamp my blog. I came up with a bunch of great names. I am paranoid about being sued or whatever for using someone elses name or trademark! So I made sure to look up the names on google. Turns out about everything I have come up with this far has been taken. I will continue my contemplation as the weekend progresses....*sigh* being creative is hard sometimes.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Winter Birds

I cannot stop listening to Ray LaMontagne. Nope, nope. He is soothing and great to listen to when you want to relax or study. I keep buying more of his music! Here is my new favorite: Winter Birds

I had no idea this was song was on Grey's Anatomy (i never watch that show anymore). Anyways, the song is poetic, deep and beautiful! Here are the lyrics:
It's the Widow now that owns that angry plow,
The spartan Mule and The Crippled Cow
The fallow field that will yield no more,
As the fox lay sleeping beneath her kitchen floor

The stream can't contain such the withering rain,
And from the pasture the fence it is leaning away
The clouds crack and growl
Like some great cat on the prowl
Crying out, "I am, I am" over and over again

The days grow short
As the nights grow long
The kettle sings its tortured song
As many petalled kiss I place upon her brow,
Oh, my lady, Lady I am loving you now

The winter birds have come back again,
Here the sprightly Chickadee
Gone now is the Willow Wren
In passing greet each other as if old, old friends
And to the voiceless trees
It is their own they will lend

The days grow short
As the nights grow long
The kettle sings its tortured song
As many petalled kiss I place upon her brow,
Oh, my lady, Lady I am loving you now

And though all these things will change,
The memories will remain
As green to gold, and gold to brown
The leaves will fall to feed the ground
And in their falling, make no sound

Oh my lady,
Lady I am loving you now

I've gathered all my money and I'm goin' to town,
To buy my lady a long and flowing gown
'Cause come tomorrow morning
We're off to the county fair
I'll find a yellow flower
And I will lace it in her hair

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Burned out.

It is only the first week of February. I am exhausted. I am working out more, eating better but sleeping less, and doing way too much homework. I had great plan for my homework this weekend, however more homework than expected popped up, great. This time it wasn't me procrastinating either. Ugh.

As a result, I have to make sacrifices. I cannot start any more projects, like more coffee monsters or finish the car for my grandpa. *sigh* I can't even read my vampire books. It's been so long I don't even remember what the 3rd book is about. Great.

In other news because I cannot craft I found this on the blog linked: Things He's Seen, which is from yet another website. That's not the point. The point is I like this video. Why? Well because I was talking with my friend Akalina about life today. I feel that we should be asking ourselves this question everyday. :) I think I do, which is why I think I have been so happy lately. Despite not being able to craft as much, I am still accomplishing more in a day than I ever thought I would. *pats self on back*

Watch it, and tell me what your answer would be!

Fifty People, One Question: New York from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Night Owl meets Groggy Morning

Why am I awake!? I have a lot to do tomorrow. It's my Mom's birthday too! Happy Birthday Mom!

Over the weekend, before school engulfs my life. I made some softies! I found a great new website, Urban Threads. I love love love their designs! Simple, cute, fun and easy to make softies out of!

here are two designs I turned into softies:.
#1 Night Owl- I had to make my mom another owl. I loved the button eyeballs!

#2 Morning Monster- Besides the snail I made way back when, this might be my favorite felt softy yet. It is hard to see his arms, they are the same color green but he is holding a coffee mug! I love everything about his groggy, "I want to go back to bed," look. Including the bunny slippers! I have him by my bed, so I see him when I wake up in the mornings. I still need to stuff him though.

That is all for now! I have a bunch of reports due next week and things will start getting crazy....until then...happy crafting!

Friday, January 30, 2009


Well, I am going to be changing my blog soon. Why? Because I can. I don't like the title anymore, it's too long and the colors need fixing too. I am going to think about it for a while. Any suggestions?

In other news, I am thankful to have 3 day school weeks and 4 day weekends. I need to get cleaning and reading. As well as take some crafty pictures! Week 1 of school is done...keep pluggin along.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's been a rough week.

My dog died today. We loved her a hell of a lot. She was the first doggy I ever had. She lived a long, happy, spunky life. We love you Bihee-ina, Spice Girl, Spicey, stinky, boofer <3 Spice Ann Osborn. :)

I started spring semester of graduate school as well this week. It's gonna be a little while before I post something crafty!

Keep checking back though.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

some good tunes ♪

If you haven't listened to the following, you should...

1. Ray LaMontagne- You are the Best Thing & Trouble & Let it be Me
2. Seal- I've Been Loving You Too Long & A Change is Gonna Come
3. Rilo Kiley-Silver Lining
4. James Morrison- Better Man & You Give me Something.
5. Lykke Li-I'm Good, I'm Gone
6. Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire
7. Robyn- Dream On

These are my favorite songs right now. They are lifting my spirits and helping me get a head start on reading.

More crafting goodness to come...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mini Monogram R

Here is my entry:

I did not win, I didn't even make runner up. However, I think I did better than most of the people who entered and fully stand by the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

I love it!!!! It was soo much fun to make and I love all things mini! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


What a boring title. I guess it suits the day though. Today is a dull gray full of spitting never ending rain. Fun.

I started school this morning, it was a mess. When is my program ever just..normal? I must have the weirdest field of study ever. Why can't people just figure it out.

Due to my return to graduate school, I will not have much time for crafting again. However, I only have school 3 days a maybe I will have a little more time? We will see.

Never-the-less, I have been muddling around with the idea of starting a second blog. So I did. The link is on my profile...check it out. New post on my dream blog-

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

70th post a good one....

Today was inauguration day! I will admit it, I was glued to the TV almost all day. I can't wait to see more pictures of the ball gowns. Wow, I am such a girl. I care about the politics too, I never really used too. The state of this country is quite the mess, and I am interested to see what Obama will do.

For now, I am off to an Obama Inauguration Celebration downtown! Billards and Beer here I come :) Have fun and be safe! CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA G.W. BUSH is GONE!!!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crafting super fast style

I made something really cool! I submitted it to a contest though, so I don't want to post it just yet. Not sure it's good enough to win, but heck I had fun making it and I love it. So, that's what counts. :)

Will post Jan. 20th.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Vintage Valentine

I am home from vacation and got in the Spring Semester cleaning mood. I figure I have to get clean now, before my life gets crazy again.

I just got all my Christmas stuff put away. I also had a big pile of crafting materials on my bed. I got up on my bed to put up Valentine dectorations and, BAM! crafting things went tumbling onto the floor. Here is the picture of the damage:
I had bought this container to keep all my sead beads seperated. Well I tried to shove that gigantic button into one of the containers. Thus the container didn't close all the way, and when it fell off my bed...the sead beds flew all over my just vacuumed floor. Typical. Oh well, as OCD as I am it would be a waste of my time to sort them. :(

Here are some of my valentine decorations I just put up in my room. I used the same ones as last year, I just hung them differently!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

I rang in the new year with quite a party! First time I have ever spent New Years with close friends and my boyfriend. I could not have had a better time! Thank you for making 2008 end and 2009 begin with such a great time!

Break is just flying by! I am seeing a lot of friends while in San Diego. I have 7 days left before I leave. The thought makes me sad so, I won't think about it anymore. :) Avoidance. Yay!

I have been crafting! I don't have pictures at the moment, but will get some soon! I am finishing a project I started a long time ago. My finger actually has a blister from stitching too much! I tried to use a thimble but I just end up using another finger and I end up switching the thimble a bunch of times then give up and deal with crafting injuries. haha. :) It's the perfect project to work on while watching movies or chatting. All one color of thread over and over again. Cannot wait until it's done!

Pictures soon! Hope everyone enjoyed their New Year!