Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cross-Stitch & My Non-Art Skills.

Preview of my next cross-stitch project. My mad drawing skills as well.

Popcorn is my 2nd favorite snack. Ice cream being my first favorite. I'm thinking of stuffing the felt popcorn so it pops out a little bit. I'll have to see where this project goes. Usually I run with things and figure it out along the way. I like having complete control over my project and hate directions.

I have a few other things I have created embroidery wise but have not update the shop with them yet. Hopefully I get time this weekend to do that.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Etsy Layout.

I am so in love! My amazing and talented friend Dawn created a new Etsy banner for me and avatar. I love it completely. Just had to show off the new threads for my Etsy shop. I will now stare at it a little bit longer and then head to bed.

I also won a great giveaway over at Magnet Games Flickr account. She has a amazing Etsy shop as well.
What I won:

The hearts were hanging out with me for Vday.

The magnets are now on my refrigerator right next to a picture my niece drew for me.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Vday & Swaps.

I'm early but I wanted to make sure not to be late! Happy Valentines Day to everyone. This lovely V-day photo card is from one of my guinea pigs Ethie.

Oh! and below are the items I worked on for my Etsy Team: Etsy Tea Party V-Day Swap. I haven't heard yet but hoping the swap partner enjoyed them.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Here is something I just finished for my sister for Vday. I know it's late but at least she can have it hanging all year long.
The pattern came from St. Vicious Blog. Amazing artist and she was offering this as a PDF V-day card. I thought it would look amazing with embroidery work.

Oh! Here is my recent tattoo. I love it completely. MyPaperCrane's husband Tom. He created the design and did the tattooing for me. He is a amazing guy just like his wife.
I have another tattoo planned as well. Oh and I'm sure my mom will find out somehow. She hates all of my tattoos. I love you mom!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thrift Shopping.

One of the most amazing things about where I live is the awesome thrift stores. I have found some awesome things while going through them. There is also a Animal Shelter thrift store that raises money for there shelter of course. Usually I donate all my items I want to get rid of to them. A few months ago I gave them a old TV I didn't want anymore. It sold within a few days.

Here are some of my finds!
This cute little plush set was started but never finished. It's from Avon which I never knew they offered craft projects? On the back with the instructions it says 1979. When I am done this will be going up in my shop. These cute little guys deserve to be finished and loved.

I found this awesome Barbie and Ken fabric as well. The Barbie and Ken letters were done in embroidery. I'm going to fix that up and maybe add some more embroidery as well. I have yet to figure out what to do with them. I was thinking maybe pillows or just framing them.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crafting & Paper Dolls.

Here is a sneak peek of a embroidery project I just finished. I call it sneak peak because the lighting is not that great/etc. You can't really see my french knots on the umbrella! This was a test run and I really love how it turned out. Will be added to the shop soon with a couple of other pieces.

Oh! I found these awesome printable paper doll sets too the other day. I love random finds through google. You can find more paper dolls at Paper Dolls by Helen Page website. I think every child should have a chance to play with paper dolls! I think these are awesome for scarp booking or any other craft projects you have.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mini Cards!

Just wanted to show my new mini cards off! I will be passing these around to family and friends. Also, will include them in every purchase from my shop. If you would like one let me know and I'll just need your address to send a few. I have some lovely Chinese New Year stamps I can use then. :D

The background is another project I am working on for my shop. I have also completed my Vday swap items for my Etsy Team: Etsy Tea Party. Will show that later once the person has my swap.

I was visiting in town over the weekend doing my thrift shopping. I love the Olympia Candy Kitchen's displays for every holiday/season/etc. I wonder how long it takes to set up everything...