Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Machine! New Project!

Well, as an early birthday present I received a Brother sewing machine. Needless to say this machine is way better than my old, tiny, purple machine. However, I got so used to the way that machine made me labor over a piece of fabric. Now, I am trying to get used to my new sewing machine. I think I will call her March Owl (skip the fact that I got her in Feb).

So, in getting used to her I decided to try out a project. We shall call this, "Project Sony Reader Disguise." I decided to make a cover for my reader. Granted it came with a really nice black cover. You know me though simple is never my game! Any who enough with the shenanigans. I give to you my first sewn project with March Owl sewing machine.

I think I will really need to get used to my machine. Concept, great. Execution, not so great. This machine works so fluid and like a dream. Need to learn the practice of fluidity to match Mrs. March Owl. Hopefully, better projects to come.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday Bonanza!

Some people may think I am spoiled. However, I say I am treated very nicely!!!
My mom bought me a sony reader!
Now I can read on the go without the hassle of carrying tons of books!! thank you!
Husband and Son bought me all my crafty goodies and movies. So, excited.
And the best part is that I got all my presents early!! woohoo!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Projects to come!!!

O.K. So, here is a list of up and coming projects!!! woohoo!

Altered Canvas Swap- I will be making an altered canvas and swapping with my partner Amber. The theme is Vintage Sring and we have to incorporate the quote,"April showers, bring May flowers." Deadline for this project is March 24. Due to my serious need to suprise my partner I will not be posting any pictures until she recieves it. Sorry.

Two Shadow Boxes- Making shadow boxes for my bathroom. It really could use some decoration. This will probably be finished sometime after my altered canvas because it is a home project.

Embroidered Clock- Bought the components to make a clock. I could really use one in my little workstation I have. So, why not make one out of my favorite craft.. Embroidery.

I have a full plate in front of me. Hopefully the right inspiration comes my way.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Creative DNA

Where do I get my creative spirit? What do I constantly create?

Simple. All my creativity I can link back to just about everyone in my family. Mostly everyone specializes in a needlepoint craft. Be it sewing, crocheting, emobroidery. Then we have our paper crafters with their scrapbooks and ATC's. We have our miniature crafter's with their model cars and airplanes. We have our photographers. My family is filled with nothing but artistic blood!!! It is literally in my genes to be crafty.

As of right now I think I take a little of everyone. I simply love to do all kinds of arts and craft. Either I have been blessed or cursed because I can't seem to just pick one.

Thank you! Familia Muñoz and Andrade for all the wonderful gifts you have handed me.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Thank you Barbara R. Call for making the Crafter's Devotional. It is truely inspiring me in all my creative endevures. Ooo and thank you to my Hubby for getting me the book. Now off to do some crafty things.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Super Hat!!!

I have had this grey and white mixed yarn for years now. Started numerous hat projects which have all ended in total failure. Was going to give up on it. Then finally, I have made a hat out of this yarn and I do have to say that I LOVE IT!!! Made some shweet accompaning flowers to go with it. Please let me know what you think.

BTW hat is made with knifty knitter. Flowers made by crocheting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

impromptu crochet hat!

Got so cold here in California. Little Charlie needed a new hat pronto his other had could not contain the curls. Here is a pic of his new green and light green hat. did it last night and this morning.