Monday, September 28, 2009

Etsy Update!

I updated a few items on Etsy. :D

Cat Pillow Family
My cat family pillow.

Caramel Apple
My Halloween themed Caramel Apple.

My PB&J love cross-stitch.

I have a few other projects in mind for Halloween. I'm also making some items for my Halloween swaps so it's hard for me not to post about them but I want to surprise those ladies I am sending them too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PB&J Cross Stitch

Here is my PB&J cross stitch all finished! I added a lovely bow and some hearts. I'll post this soon as well on my Etsy shop. Working on a embroidery piece that has to do with caramel apples. I love the fall! That means popcorn balls and caramel apples come out to play.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fabric Shopping

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I think out of all the fabric shopping I did while on my trip, Jackman's Fabrics was my favorite stops. It was wall to wall of every kind of fabrics you can think of. Tons of ideas and things you could need. In the back they had tons of work tables and sewing machines for there classes. I would love to attend one!

Here are more pictures inside the store:
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I got tons of fabrics from a few stores and nothing was pricey. A lot of it was on sale which made me happy. I can find nothing really around me in PA unless I hit the thrift stores. This was a nice change and I was so spoiled by it.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Big Post Coming Up!

I have so much stuff I want to post about so this one will be huge. My sister attempted to teach me how to croshay. Which I ended up failing at. I guess what didn't help was after she showed me how to do something she backed up stating she was wrong and do it this way. That happened every 5mins so I just gave up. I love my sister of course. <3

The picture above is her work. She is making blankies for my parents dogs to fluff up and sleep in.

Here is the cross-stitch my sister was working on as well. We tease one another because she likes to work from a pattern with all the colors/etc. laid out. I usually draw my designs on the material and go from there.

My sister and me are huge LUSH fans as well. Since there isn't one around where I live I was happy to go along for the shopping. My sister and I got way too much stuff but we will use it all of course. ;D I also got a few goodies for free and some samples/etc. I would so love to work at a LUSH store. I wonder if they accept weekend workers. They also have face masks that you can only buy in the stores. They only last for a month and you have to keep them in a frig. Another lovely plus is my bathroom smells like Lush thanks to all my buys. <3

Also, did a little shopping at My Paper Crane's online store. I got some of her fabric and a pin. The little house was a extra gift sent by her.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Trip Photos

Just wanted to share some photos from my trip back home! It was awesome and I had a great time catching up with old friends and my family.

First off if you have ever visited The Cheesecake Factory you more then likely know about the great food and great cheesecake. I can't find one around me which makes me sad but I was happy to bring this home for the family while I was there. Oreo Cheesecake. <3

My sister and me took a trip to the Dog Museum and Holocaust Museum. Both located in St. Louis, MO. Both were very good and interesting. I know it's a strange combination to do in a day but still we had a good time.

The Dog Museum was $5.00 a piece and the Holocaust Museum was free. They did step up there security at the Holocaust Museum a little so you can't just walk in/etc. They also have Holocaust survivors that help in the Museum and can answer questions you might have.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wise Craft DIY Halloween

Check out Wise Craft's DIY Halloween projects! It's Awesome and a few things I'm sure you have around your house. It's all made with thrifted, recycled, and upcycled materials. She did put this together for Value Village but still you can easily find these items anywhere.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halloween Embroidery Patterns

Here are some AWESOME embroidery patterns you can find at Badbird's Blog.

Oh! and finished up the little extra touches for my pillow cat family. They will be up on my Etsy shop soon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vintage Halloween

Yes, I'm sure you have figured out how much I love Halloween. I am really not into the scare yourself silly part though. I don't go visiting haunted houses/etc. The last time I got dragged to one I ended up hitting the person that was trying to scare me. I just can't get into paying for someone to scare me. No, I didn't hurt the man. I hit him in the shoulder and he was rather shocked.

I LOVE vintage Halloween items. Here are some awesome vintage Halloween items I found on Etsy.

(From left to right) List:
1. Little Witch - Cherryjn
2. Halloween Witch Card - Bellasera Designs
3. Halloween Trick or Treat Bundle - Flea Market Studio
4. The Great Pumpkin - Pink Grape Fruit Style
5. 1930's Hallowe'en Illustration Print with Poem - Kelley Street Vintage
6. Orange and Black Prize Ribbon - Little Pink Studio
7. Vintage 1980's Honeycomb Paper Halloween Trio - Tracey Anns
8. Halloween party hat vintage - Crepe Confectionary
9. Vintage Wednesday Addams Dress - Shrinkle

Monday, September 14, 2009

Working On

Here is a sneak peek at my cat pillow family I am working on. I will be adding little touches to them of course. I want to add collars to the kittens and something with the mom as well. The fabric I actually found at one of the thrift stores in my town. Believe it or not MyPaperCrane loves to visit these same thrift stores. I have yet to run into her of course.

For some odd reason the family reminds me of the Disney movie The Aristocats.

My Dad was here helping me create them. We got into the conversation about my siblings and me having these types of toys as kids. I never knew this but my dad created them all for us on the sewing machine. To me as a kid they just appeared one day. Ha!

I didn't get as much done as I wanted on my trip back to IL. It was mostly go go every day and when I was at home I was working on my cross-stitch. I did enjoy my time of meeting up with old friends and visiting my parents. My sister was happy to join me working on her own projects. I have yet to find the time to get the pictures off my camera! Things should be back to normal on Tuesday. I go back to work/etc.

Here is what I got done so far on my PB&J cross stitch.

OH! I also purchased a new Honda CR-V while out in IL and my Dad was nice enough to help me get it back to PA.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

When I Get Bored...

Sometimes when I am bored I just randomly google my shop name to see if there is anything out there. It always puts a smile on my face when someone mentions my creations.

My JEM cross-stitch talked about on Little Jane's Blog.

My 'Even Mario Had Bad Days' Cross-stitch on BlueBirdie's Bootique facebook fan page.

Oh! and more to come is my crafty shopping I did while visiting back home in IL. Found two awesome fabric shops and a few craft stores. Will post pictures soon.

Oh! The Lovely Teaspoon is having a awesome giveaway! Go enter!

Ohio Girl Talk's Blog

Yay to interviews!! I forgot to post about this. You can find my interview on Ohio Girl Talk's Blog. Go check it out.

Thank you so much for the interview.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Just wanted to give a heads up that Threadless is having a $9 shirt sale!

Click on the picture there to head on over and do some shopping. I love these sales! I picked up a few t-shirts for myself.

OH! I did some shopping at Twinkie Chan's Shop on Etsy today. She just listed some awesome new items.

What I got: