Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
It is actually pretty large and took really long to block it.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is the inside cover, I added these little toasts that were apart of a tic-tac-toe game at Jim's, where I added the faces. On the other page were the plans I had to make the deer head that is now hanging in my room, which I blogged about here if you remember.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Rosie posie sleeping on my bed in a ball.
(She tried to smack the camera when I took this picture!)
The view from my room has been rather foggy, and rain splattered. When it rains like this I long to be in Germany.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Last Saturday, my mom, sister Kaitlyn and I went to Gruene for the Metal Arts Festival. We were actually so zealous about going that we went the weekend before because my teacher told me the wrong day for it :). Gruene is a very quaint historical town which thrives on its antique enterprise and country music.
I do enjoy going there although it has gotten to be a little overpriced for my budget since its popularity has risen. The festival was a perfect example of that. There were very many beautiful artworks available. I enjoyed going, spending time with my family, and trying to stay in the shade as much as possible.
My mom actually found some metal humming birds at one booth that were very cute. She got some to put in her beautiful garden.
We browsed some antique stores...
I admired this pretty cactus.
As well as this immense tree.
Where I found the niftiest fabric ever!!
This echino fabric I have loved since I first saw it in high school on a website which I can't recall and wanted it so bad. Several years later I stumble upon it. Coincidence? I think not.
After all this fun, I went to Hill Country Weavers were I took a spindle express class. In which, I made...wait for it... yarn! It wasn't very pretty yarn mind you, and I am still having issues with drafting, but it is yarn, and I made it. I DID IT!! I'm very proud, don't worry pictures will follow.
Have a happy Saturday!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I thought I'd share a song I have heard recently and loved... It is Fools Rush In covered by She and Him. This was already one of my favorite songs and then to have them cover it just makes it perfect :)
This weekend was so much fun for me. School has really been wearing me down with all the homework I've had, leaving little time for anything fun. But this weekend changed that and I am glad for it! I finally got to do some crafty stuff which I will try to show you later when blogger is acting better. In the mean time, sit back and enjoy!
the magical bean
Friday, September 10, 2010
a crocheted necklace...
Thank you Pip for your kind words about my creations for you. It does my heart good to see that you like it so much. Thank you thank you.
That's me right now, happy happy happy!
Friday, September 3, 2010
All in all I love it! There was so much thought put into every part of the gift. It came in a fabric decoupaged box, as you can see in the above photo, and a sweet handwritten note. Inside the box were so many goodies, including this owl ribbon, an owl bookmark, four vintage post cards, some Lion Brand Yarn(already have a project in mind to make something with it), and a little tote.
This bookmark is perfect for all the books I read, and the ribbon is sparkly!
Oh my goodness!!!
Each one is so full of nostalgia, from a family of Glen, Otto, and Millie, detailing their trip to the everglades.
Thanks again Shannon!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I used a purse my sister had as a jumping off point, and sewed away!
I didn't use a pattern or anything, just kind free-styled it :)
I hand stitched everything on the face.
I added pockets for my phone, for pens/pencils, one on the front for my sketchbook, a key holder, for my mirror, and one for chap stick.
So many pockets, so little time :)
I made some Sunny Day Cookies today, the easiest cookies ever to make, they are sweet and soooo good!!!
Have a happy Thursday!