31 results for: homelife

Organization overhaul

Throughout the years I have been lucky enough to inherit so many crafting things. Add to that all the things I was also fortunate enough to budget for, and it became a lot! I try to confine everything into my craft room closet, but that became a messy hoard that turned me off from crafting. […]

Springish cleaning

I’ve been putting my craft room through an overhaul recently. It might be a subconscious thing that I wish it were spring so if I start cleaning, maybe the weather will warm up? Blue skies will return? No? Well, I tried. So, my closet was a disaster – fabrics stuffed all over the place, wrinkled […]

chocobo mug rug

Do any of you know what a chocobo is? It is a bird from one of my husband’s favorite game series: Final Fantasy. I came across this image from HowToDrawManga3D.com and decided to try  my hand at a mug rug one day over break. I embroidered the chocobo onto some yellow fuzzy fabric I had, […]

surgery

This is a little bit of a personal story, but I wanted to share in case any of you are afraid of nasal surgery like I was. In December, I had turbinate reduction, septoplasty, and nasal valve repair surgeries (all in one out patient visit) – thank you Obamacare! Since I was about 20 years […]

Working on it!

I have the new site fully designed and I created the CSS for it, with a pseudo run of HTML (basically, everything but the PHP that actually would make it work). Alas, that last bit does require the help of Boy if I want it done any time soon (can’t really spend more time learning […]

long time no see

I graduated, huzzah! Over the summer I have been keeping busy with my new profession, but I also have something up my sleeve – a new design for the site! One of my new talents is working for Boy, so I have been learning how to *properly* build a wordpress site (even if he despises […]

awesome

I just wanted to note that Jessica from ALLFREESEWING.com contacted me a while back about listing my book cover tutorial on their site. I gave permission and am thrilled with the amount of people checking things out! Don’t forget to share your photos with the rest of us at http://www.flickr.com/groups/fabricbookcover/ :) On a different note, […]

Willow Movie Party

My all-time favorite childhood movie is Willow. Or Labyrinth. It’s a toss up, really. But anyway, I found out that my sister-in-law had never seen it. This is important because 1) How can you never have seen the awesomeness that Willow is? And 2) “Kaia” has been my favorite name for most of my life and […]

Midna the Stray

Our precious stray kitty, Midna, went to the vet yesterday. It didn’t sound good. Her belly is bloated and her intestines are ropey. She has broken hair and alopecia over her back end and a few other spots, leading the doctor to believe she has flea dermatitis, but there are no fleas to be found. […]

birthday cat

On Boy’s birthday last night, the cutest little kitten strayed onto his brother’s patio and mewed her way into our hearts. She was starved and skinny, as well as a bit grungy looking, but we gave her some hotdog bits and some fresh water which really warmed her up to us. She was freezing and […]

tragedy in the war on tv

We don’t have television stations: no cable, no satellite, no box for local programming. Nothing. This is a choice for us because of a slew of reasons (namely he hates superfluous shows and I hate the general media and its hold over the world). Over the years we have missed out on a few things […]

creepies

Just a thought, but maybe i should rename my blog to “Spiders I Find in my Bed While Sleeping” or something. :/ I would have had a better photo but it was one of them super duper fast ones so theres no way i was removing the glass for a better shot until we were […]

awesome

I dont think i ever mentioned that we did some gutter work. We had some trees up in there so thats all gone and I have noticed a tremendous dent in the mosquito population! Phew! We also recently visited where I use to live and made pickles with my gramma. She had a lot picked […]

a week in photos

This post isnt that crafty but my week has had some highlights so I thought I would share. We’ve been pounded with severe thunderstorms for what seems like weeks now. Living in a swamp means the mosquitos are out of control. Eugh. Instead of picking up sticks, ive dragged tree branches larger than me to […]

basket tags

(My camera is in Alaska – I lent it to Topher for his green-eyed-monster-summoning 10 day cruise. So, I apologize for the quality of the pics, as they are from my phone. Usually my phone takes pretty swell pictures, but the lighting in my craftroom is quite lacking so thats not the case here. But while […]

surprises

So there i was, straightening my sheets the other day and as I flipped the top sheet over to tug the bottom one, I was greeted by this huge monster. Perhaps he wasnt as mammoth as I had originally thought, but mind you *i was just in the bed*. Literally, like 60 seconds before and it […]

photo dump

I got my new memory card reader, yay! So as promised, here you go: I took Sasha out in the snow. The coldness didnt bother her, but the depth of the snow did, so she stayed near the house. Maya checked out Tofers new bookcases. The evil damage caused by an even more evil pothole… […]

still no sign of it

But i do have great news! I am so excited to tell you that i happened upon some great fabric. Heidi Grace is one of my most admired collections for scrapping, so you can bet your socks that when i saw the coveted designs in fabric, i just had to buy some! I promise to do […]

missing my usb cable

I have several crafts i could talk about but without pictures its like eating pizza without cheese or sammiches without bread! So instead, hows about my pothole drama? I hit a giant crater and heard a loud distinctive crack. I immediately called Boy and told him i thought i trucked up my car, but I […]

in other news

I will get back to posting about NY hopefully tonight. I have one more day left of adventures to write up. Being that I had some good news though, I thought i would quickly share it first. 1. I think I sold my condo. The agreements have been signed, but he has 7 days to […]

almost!

Charlottes gift is ready! Like, for real this time. I solved the last problem with a little bit of yarn and it should work great. It WILL be out on delivery today, heavens help me. But, the giftedness of it means no photos for you yet. Here is the package though – I hadnt intended […]

beadwork and leather

One of my teachers was able to make it to my graduation beach party that boy threw for me (hooray for all the monkeys, boo for lack of parking!). She makes Native American inspired crafts so she made me a beautiful pouch from teal suede leather, and created a beaded rosette for it. Its so soft! […]

beauties and beasts

I am cat-sitting for a friend who has two sphynxes. For whatever reason, people had assumed I was getting hairless cats when I told them about my girls. I dont know why – Javanese are certainly not hairless so I have no clue as to how that rumor got started (side note, if you wiki […]

the belated project…

…is still belated. You know, for something Ive already made before, and the simplicity of it, this one just isnt being nice to me. It is one thing after another – a few clipped seams here, a mis-sewn piece there, no more thread over here, another broken needle over there, yadda yadda. But I have […]

im working on it

The current project I am working on is taking quite a bit more time than I thought because instead of this last part being incredibly easy and fast, it is instead incredibly easy and slow. And i cant show it yet, since its a gift, so youll just have to wait. Instead, Ill leave you […]

busy weekend

But no update on projects :( I had broken my sewing machine needle, and although I got it replaced, I was barely home this weekend to finish up the tasks. Boy needed me to finish painting his office (which still isnt done – it needs a third coat) and we had a birthday party to […]

a graduation present

Although I was officially said and done with my undergraduate education in december (diplomas and all), the actual ceremony was this last Thursday. Due to that, I have been getting presents and its been awesome to say the least (including Joann gift cards!). But this blog is about one special item that is appropriate for […]

introduction

As my first entry, I should probably explain what the goal is here, eh? I like being crafty and decided to make a record of my doodads, with links to the main materials I used or places of inspiration (fellow crafters, buildings that inspire me, ancient art, etc). I hope to also include basic explanations […]