Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year!

i know it's an hour away, but im sure its already new years somewhere, right? im so ready for bed though. i actually fell asleep on the couch trying to wait up till midnight. but i got woke up my mika, who wanted some water. i guess i just had a long day. i got up a lot earlier than i usually do, and mika had me reading the same three books to her all day, and cooking in her little princess kitchen. haha.

i finished the cross stitch that i started yesterday. i haven't really had too much crafting time lately, so i was happy to work on this.

I added it to my etsy shop. :) i really liked the way it turned out.

well, im gonna go to bed now. i hope everyone is having a great new years eve and has an awesome new year!

Friday, December 19, 2008

where the wild things are is gonna be a movie!

i was reading a magazine, parents i think , and they had an article about popular children's books that are being made into movies. and where the wild things are was one of them. i used to love that book. i remember in music class, in elementary school, we got to play the music from the movie. haha. imdb says it is supposed to come out in october next year. and i've heard that the author is working with the film makers, so maybe the movie wont be too much different from the book. they had a few stills up from the movie, but it wouldn't let my copy the pictures. there was another link that had an article about it, and i got these pictures from it.

6 days till x-mas!

mika and i went to the elf night at one of the parks here last night. they have chirstmas lights up everywhere, in all the trees. its so pretty. and they have people dressed as elves(of course) and santa, and snowmen and stuff. mika really liked it. it was my first time going too. it was sooo crowed tho, but i expected that.
i like how this one turned out.

i couldn't get my flash to turn off. the only setting is has are flash, slow, and slow two. what ever that means.

and i finished the scarf i was working on. my first time knitting with two different yarns together.

its so soft. i wanna keep it. but im giving it as a gift. i wanna make another one, but i ran out of yarn. i hope i get a michaels or joann's gift card for christmas.haha.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

i can't believe christmas is in less than two weeks. december has gone be fast. i've been finished with making everyone's gifts since like, july, so i've had some free time to do some chritsmas-y stuff with mika. i helped her make some ornaments for the tree. she loved it.
i had to help her with the glitter glue a little, but she decorated them all, and i just sewed them together.
princesses of course.

and we made a cake yesterday. mika loves cake, and she thought since we were making one, that it was a birthday cake. haha. i had to tell her that her birthday isn't for a few more months.haha.
i know its crooked on the plate, but it's really yummy! :)

i totally sold two thing in my etsy shop in the past few days. im excited. maybe i'll sell some more things soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

just some ornaments

i made these a while ago, but i hadn't gotten around to posting them until now. i just used some scraps of felt that i had left over from another project. i really like the way they turned out.

i made this one using one of andrea zuill's free patterns from her blog. this one is mika's favorite.

i really like the way my satin stitch turned out on these.i have a new love for hello kitty! shes so cute! mika has started to like her too. i guess i need to go get her some dvds or something. we are kinda limited on our cable channels, and im pretty sure the show doesn't come on anymore anyway.

this one is my favorite. i found an outline for the doll on google, anf made my own design up. i like the split stitch around her hair, it makes it look braided. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

just added to my etsy. i got the little frames in a kit. it came with a kinda lame pattern, so i made these up for it instead.
i finished the hello kitty apron i was working on. its super cute. :)
i added it to my etsy too. :)

and i finished mika's doll too!
she loves it. :) i know its nothing fancy, but im proud of this one.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

a few new things

i haven't really updated in a while, cause i'd been sick for the past few weeks. but im finally feeling better. stupid florida weather day its 80 degrees, the next its in the 40s. and its winter! i've been working on a few thigs, but most of them arent finished. i started on a crocheted doll for mika, cause she saw one that i made and said she wanted one with a yellow dress. this one is looking a lot better than the first one i made. i was very limited on the colors because i wanted tyo use up the yarn i had before i bought more. so thats why she turned out like this:
i mean , thats not why it looks crappy, but why she has green hair and
mika still likes it though.

but this one im trying to make look like belle, mikas favorite princess(cause she has a yellow dress) yellow is mika's favroite color. everything has to be yellow. and thats cool. cause im totally ok with her not being coverd in pink. here is my progress so far:

my first time using safety eyes. i think they look ok.
her hair took me like, 2 hours. and her face only looks flat because i forgot to get poly-fill. oops. im gonna get some tomorrow.
and her yellow dress. i mostly done with it. i didn't follow a patter for anything, im just kinda making it up as i go along, but its not too hard cause crocheting in the round is easy peasy. :)

ohh and i made a new banner for my etsy shop. im not the best at photoshoping stuff, and its not super fancy, but im happy with it. i aslo added a few new things to my etsy shop. well, not really new, i made them a while ago.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

it's a rabbit with a waist coat! and a watch!

oh my goodness whiskers! i'm late i'm late i'm late! i can't help being inspired to make alice in wonderland stuff. especially since mika likes to watch it mulitple times a day. these are some things i've been working on in the past few weeks. this first one was in the last couple of days. i had to take a little break from crafting because my hands have been hurting. im not sure if its cause i've been doing too much, but they feel ok now.
i really like this one. i tried to use a couple different stitches, cause i usually just do back stitch.
and these im thinking of making into ornaments. they are really little, only about an inch or so tall.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

alice in wonderland

i was looking around on imdb last night. i was bored, just looking up movies, and i decided to do a search for alice in wonderland, to see if there were any versions i hadn't seen yet. and on the page of title that came up, it said that there was going to be a new alice in wonderland movie coming out in 2010! and the director is tim burton! how pimptastic is that! if you wanna read about it, look here. im excited! and danny elfman is composing the soundtrack for it too! :) i know he works with tim burton a lot. he did the music for the nightmare before christmas, and he was jacks singing voice. imdb said that the movis is going to take place when alice is 19 years old, and not interested in marrying a rich boor. instead she falls back down the rabbit hole. she intervenes on behalf of the White Queen to regain the crown, falls in love with the Mad Hatter...and decides to return home with her newfound courage. i can't wait for it to come out. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

my first etsy sale

yay!i finally made my first sale in my etsy shop! i was gonna delete it earlier, but i guess its good that i didn't! :) i was just getting impatient . maybe i'll add a few more things to it later. just cause im in a good mood now. just to get it updated.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

so we ended up not going anywhere. casey was gonna use one of his dads time shares to go to atlanta, or orlando. but they said you had to be at least 28. and casey's only 23. so. maybe in 5 but we just hung out here.had the craft fair and sevendust saturday. i onlt sold three things at the fair, which is better than nothing i guess. but i was hoping to do more. im thinking of trying to go to another one, but i don't know yet.

we took mika to the jr museum yesterday. well, it used to be called that then i was in elementary school. but now its the tallahassee museum of history and natural science. its pretty much the closet thing to a zoo we have here. it has monkeys (sometimes),wolfs, otters, bobcats, and bears, a few farm animals, some historic buildings and some other stuff.
florida panther.
they are always sleeping when i go up there.
my picture looks better than the one on their post cards in the gift shop. haha.
old train caboose from the 1940s
the inside
i think mika liked the train the best. she didn't wanna get off of it.

i love the old pinup girls :)
you know you like those creepy old mannequins. haha. they are in the old plantation house that catherine murat owned. mika was scared of them. she wouldn't even go in the room with them. haha.

ok im done for now. today is caseys last day off. not sure what we're doing today, but we are going to visit my dad later. because of caseys work schedule and me not driving we dont get to go over there much. but it'll be good cause mika can play with my little brother joey. he is six months younger than her. its kinda weird for me to have a little brother younger than my daughter. but at least they are close in age, and tehy can grow up

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

i found these really cute baby frames the other day. and i've been wanting to stitch something to go in them. and i finally got around to doing it yesterday.

just some more stuff for the craft fair saturday. im excited. i just wish i wasn't gonna be by myself for 6 hours. a friend of mine was supposed to come with me, but she had to go out of town, and wont be back till like, monday i think. oh well. at least casey and i are going to sevendust after that. :) we've seen them the past two times they've been here. casey has been on vacation since yesterday. he gets 9 days off. and he needs it. he wasnts to go out of town for a few days next week. to orlando or atlanta. atlanta has the georgia aquarium. i've been wanting to go there . cause i heard its pretty awesome. im not sure if mika is too little for disney right now, i mean if we go now, i don't think she'll be old enough to remember it. i don't know. we'll figure it out i guess.

i made some more scarfs in the past few days. i've just been in a knitting mood. and thats all i know how to knit so far. lol.
the blue and white one i made using the wavy gravy pattern from the stitch and bitch book i have. my first time following a pattern. i think it turned out ok.

Friday, October 10, 2008

i hate cleaning.. fo sho

which is what partially inspired this.

a few days ago while thrifting i came across this piece of cross stitching, and i bought it.

who gave that away, right? i'd so rather be crafting than be cleaning. my house isn't that bad, but it has been a while since i dusted. so i guess there probably are a few dust bunnies out there lurking around. i borrowed the bunnies from some of the subversive cross stitching by julie jackson. but i made them gray so they would look dusty. :)

after i made that i decided to take a little break from stitching. i learned how to knit about a year ago. and i made one scarf, but not anything since then. so i wanted to try it again. they arent anything fancy, but i made a few in the past couple of days.

i think i might make a few more. wal-mart has their bernat chunky yarn on sale ofr $1.50 a skein. :)