Saturday, October 17, 2009

zombie pillow cases

finally! something to blog about. i've been kinda slacking in the crafting area. but only cause mika is keeping me super crazy busy lately.

i started working on these a few weeks ago, and finished them today. they are zombie pillow cases i made for my husbands christmas gift. i used sublime stitching's vital organs and the zombies and monsters patterns.i wanted to make something for him that i knew he would use. i'm really happy with how they turned out. and i really hope i can keep myself from showing him these.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

just a few thing's i've been working on. finally finished my granny square scarf. i'm really happy with the way it turned out.
it took me forever to learn to connect them as you go, but i got it now. :) this scarf has 15 granny squares in it. i used the two yellow colors cause its what i have laying around. i'm trying to use up what i have before buying anything new.

i made these onesies for my cousin's baby shower. i used some sublime stitching patterns. my favorite is the owl.

and this i made for myself on a shirt. i used an urban threads pattern.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

just a few things

i haven't been crafting as much as i would like to lately. i need to work on that. but i have made a few things lately. i finally learned how to crochet a granny square! i don't know why it was so hard for me, but every time i tried before they ended up looking like circles instead of squares.

i'm thinking of making a few more so i can attach them to make a scarf.

i started working on this dress for mika, but i got kinda bored with it.

i've used this same image before on another dress for her, but she out grew it. i really need to get some ink for my printer so i can get some new designs. i'm not sure if i'm gonna finish it. this one is more detailed that the other one was. i'm about halfway done with it, so i guess i might as well. i'm just not sure how to go about filling the face in. should i embroider the eyes and mouth and then fill the spaces in? what do you guys think?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

it's been a while

a long while since i've posted. i don't know why but i just haven't felt like doing much lately. i guess mika is wearing me out.

these are a few things i've been working on in the past few months.

a strawberry shortcake pillow for mika. i'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

and this was an attempt at crocheting a dress.
mika is happy with it, but i think i might unravel and start over on this one. the top black part looks fine, but i guess i decreased too much towards the middle of the skirt part cause it looks like a toddler maternity top. haha.

you can really tell in this picture.
oh well.

this i just finished yesterday.

a hello kitty pillow. i love hello kitty . i really do. i took mika to toys r' us the other day, and i wanted to buy everyhting in the hello kitty isle. for myself.

i'm really happy with how the bow came out. i didn't want to just outline it cause it's kinda big, but i wan't sure how satin stitch would look over such a big space. but it worked. :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

i love buttons

for reals. lately that's all i've been working with. since i used up most of my stash on the button box and sign i made for casey, i went out and bought some more. and made all this.

nothing super fancy, but i like them. :) a few necklaces, four pairs of ear rings, and a few hair pins. my favorite is the pink and red necklace and daisy ear rings.

Monday, April 6, 2009

what i've been working on

i know it's been forever since i've updated this. and i can't say i've been super busy doing anything other than potty but we are making good progress. :)

this i just finished last night, i'd been working on it for a day or two.

my husband and a friend of his recently, like a month or so ago opened a restaurant together. and their business had been going pretty good. :) the place wasn't decorated at all, so they gave it a new paint job, and got some stuff to hang on the walls cause it had some pretty crappy dollar store framed pictures on the wall. he said he liked the botton covered box i made and asked if i could make something like that to hang on the wall of the restaurant. i'm pretty happy with it. i used green buttons to spell out the name of the restaurant cause the big sign for it outside on the building is green with white letters. and it matches! i win. haha.

and this is just a shirt i made for mika about a weeks or so ago.

she totally loves it. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

yay for cute potholders!

i'd been working on this for a few days off and on and im glad to have it done. :)
i'm really happy with the way it turned out. i've been needing some new potholders for a while, so i decided to make one. i didn't really want buy anything new so i just used some stuff i had laying around already. the striped fabric came from an old pillow case i got from a thrift store. i've used it before to make a few alice in wonderland pillows.

and i had just enough left for two potholders, but i've only made this one so far.i think this fabric paired with the teapot pattern looks kinda vintage. and i like that. :) i got the teapot pattern on flickr. its an illustration by jacque davis. she has some really cute patterns, and i thought this one would be perfect for a potholder.

the pot holder is completely hand sewn. and that took many housr of i even broke my needle sewing my bias tape on there. broke right in half. that's never happened to me before. but it was a really little thin one and i was sewing through a lot of layers.

and i finished my button box lid. well, it's been doen for a few weeks now, but i hadn't gotten around to posting it till now.

since i used up most of my button stash, now i have more room in the box for storing my crafts. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

finally finished!

i've been working on this tote for a few weeks. i think i put the design on the bag maybe 3 weeks ago, and i did the stitching just in the past few days. i'm such a procrastinator sometimes. i was gonna add it to my etsy, but mika saw me making it and she was like "that's mine" and "for mika?". how could i tell her no? haha.

so that's why her hat and dress are yellow with yellow polka dots, because that's mika's favorite color. i just used back stitch and satin stitch for this bag. im really happy with how my satin stitch came out. cause those polka dots took forever to do. mika loves it. as soon as i was done, she took it around the house and put her favorite toys in it. :) i need to make her some more stuff. i haven't really lately. since she loves yellow so much, and all she wants to wear are yellow dresses, im thinking of getting some plain ones and stitchng some stuff on them for her. like alice or wall-e or eva.

it isn't much, but this was my entry for sublime stitching's tiny monogram pillow contest.
i'm sure i wasn't even close to winning, cause there were some really awesome entries. but it was a quick project and it was fun to make.

Friday, January 16, 2009

what i've been working on lately

i know i haven't posted in a while. i've just been busy with mika trying to get her potty trained. i can't wait till its

i've also been working on this apron for a week off and on. finally finished it a few days ago.
it's kinda like the other hello kitty one i made, but her clothes are different and in the other one i think she was holding just a spoon. i just added it to my etsy.

and i made these too.

i really like these sparkly ones.
i don't know why, but this picture wont upload the right way.haha.
these corn bobby pins are so cute! corn is my favorite veggie. :) i think i might add some of these to my etsy shop too.