Thursday, December 31, 2009

dancin chicks

dancin chicks
Originally uploaded by carrie_76

here is a better pic of my sweet, sweet dancin chicks. this just warms my heart! (really, it does)

once in a blue moon

New Year's Eve Blue Moon! How neat. Blue moon actually means two full moons in one month. Doesn't happen too often...hence, once in a blue moon. I just did a yahoo image search for blue moon and ran into this picture. i just thought it was so sweet. i browsed his blog, ben javens, and i really enjoyed looking at his work. it's very sweet. very cool. check it out if you like.
Happy New Year's y'all!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

i got the sickness

so i've been sickly for a couple days now. feeling very weak. but surviving. getting better. thinking about new year's. trying to come up with some new year's resolutions. silly maybe. i used to not do it. that didn't work. so now i do, will it work? well, we'll see. can't hurt. i've been kinda bummed this year about new year's eve. last year was a lot of fun. so much is different now. here's my first, most important resolution: get over the 2 men that broke my heart in the last 4-5 years. save those tears for sad movies or sad/happy movies. anyway....
started a new project tonight, but really, didn't even feel well enough to get that far on it. will continue on tomorrow.

that makes me feel better. poor dog's been couped up with me while sick and still loves me! such a sweetie!

Monday, December 28, 2009

may i have this dance? (of course!)

it turned out so sweet! awwww....
(though i need a better pic. this one was taken on my cell phone. camera is dead after christmas. must charge up battery)

i found the design for this at Vintage Transfer Finds. Thanks!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

it was a white christmas

christmas was lovely. loved seeing family and friends. and it was even a white christmas. well, mostly the blizzard on christmas eve! it was crazy...for texas and the day after a 70 degree day. pax loved the snow.

My nephew, Lucas, got his first guitar. So awesome. He already looks like a pro! He loves moozik! (Oh, and his super cool lil tricycle, in the background) And then my grandma's Christmas tree. Grandmas have the best Christmas trees! <3
And meet Ash Park Annie. A Texas, snowlady. Down the street from my grandma's house.

and...i started an embroidery project tonight. a vintage pattern from the vintage transfer finds site.
i'm excited about it!

(up too late on a "school" night. must catch some z's)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

gotta love some natalie dee!

(p.s you'll shoot ur eye out!)

it's christmas eve, y'all!

(pictures found on

oh, and it's supposed to snow here in a little bit. wow. i was so hot all day yesterday and slept with the window open and it was still hot this morning. texas is so crazy! gotta love it though. texas our texas! :-)

Monday, December 21, 2009

a little la la la

So I know you can't beat John Lennon's "Happy Xmas(War Is Over)'" but i adore the Polyphonic Spree and really like their cover.

So just a few Christmas songs, though I couldn't find the one song i went looking for, "the gift of the magi" by Squirrel Nut Zippers. It's so good. Their Christmas CD is great. "Christmas Caravan." I listen to it every year. I just love it. Was a gift from my friend kim, long ago. :-)

Get a playlist!

frosty and rudy

Originally uploaded by carrie_76

made this for my stepmom, gina. she loves the classics, like i do, frosty and rudolph! gonna have to go home and watch rudolph maybe. that's if i can give myself a break from stitching! almost done!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

check out sublime stitching blog

this is so cool! robot santa was featured on the sublime stitching blog. pretty durn rad. seriously, this makes me very happy. go check it out. i love all jenny hart's stuff. what i've been learning from.

i think this might have made my year. lol.
peace, love, and happiness

laugh if you want cause i am, too. it was fun. and pax is too cute. i know it's silly, probably lame. but i just don't care anymore. i'm not too cool for school, i'm just into the cuteness of life. take ur judgements know it's cute...and kinda funny, too. i can admit that. just plain silly, and i love it! :-)
merry xmas!

took monday off from stitching. played some super mario on wii instead. fun, fun. took pax to mary's with me, and he was so good. think he deserves a good gift from santa! :-) gonna start a couple projects tonight. almost done with all my gifts! it's been so fun making them and i just want to keep them all! but i won't.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i heart robot santa!

this makes me sooo happy!

the robot design is from sublime stitching. and i turned mr. robot into SANTA!!!!!


makes me think of "donnie darko" and the wormhole. i'd like to believe it's aliens. but who knows. kinda cool anyway.
man, i have something i've been working on the past couple days that i'm soooo proud of. it's so cool and i wanted to finish so bad last night. i really tried and have very, very little left to finish. but it was time for bed. i was pooped, eyes hurting, had to stop. it'll be finished tonight and i will def post it. can't wait! i'll prob be making a couple more like it. so much fun!!! and christmas-y. :-)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

just walkin the dog

what u lookin at, huh? well, yeah. i go out looking pretty ridiculous. but comfy cozy, so who cares!?!? plus, those are the best christmas pajamas ever! a past christmas gift from my mom. pj's from the stockyards, horsedrawn carriages with christmas bells and lights.
 fa la la la la la laaaaaa

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

i tell you, my boy pax is crazy but so loveable. always sneakin kisses.

a gift for my friend kim and her daughter april.

proudest monkey

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

you are getting very, very sleepy.....well, i am at least. been working on a project that i started today since about 6-ish. i really wanted to finish it but not quite. still gotta add some more flowers. this is gonna be a christmas gift. it's a free design from the sublime stitching blog. isn't that sweet...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ipod shuffle

at work listenin' to my tiny lil ipod between shows. needed a lil break, ya know? i like listening to my ipod on shuffle. went from the shins to amy winehouse, the killers to bob schneider, the beatles to arcade fire, and my fave song of theirs at that! the first one i really ever heard. i'll have to listen to a second time, too. just too good and too lovely....
Purify the colors, purify my mind.
Purify the colors, purify my mind,
and spread the ashes of the colors
over this heart of mine!
(Neighborhood #1 - Tunnels, Arcade Fire)

and the Shins is really good to listen to with this kind of cold weather. it's cold weather music, i tell you. i don't like them as much during the summer. what up with DAT!?!? really reminds me of "garden state" though, which is just so, so good, and makes me kinda sad, but in an ok way. i think that makes no sense at all. but whatev- it's a great movie, and has a great soundtrack, too.
uh-oh, gotta calls...............

Monday, November 30, 2009

whoo u looking at, huh?


Monday, November 23, 2009

look at my boy, pax!!!

freakin' adorable, man!

seriously, almost too much cuteness to handle!
so much love. :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i finished my bag! i think it looks pretty sweet. but i'll have to post a full picture later. maybe me looking super cool with it. haha. whatev...

now i must start a new project. hmm, a christmas gift, perhaps...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

good times were had on friday 13th.
i got the lil bow, and mary got the flower.
so cute!

Friday, November 13, 2009

speaking of tattoos

I wasn't gonna post this since I didn't get a lot done, but since I was talking about tattoos, I decided to share. Cause look how cute that lil uni tattoo is!!!

isn't it sweet!?!

dun dun dun...

Yes, another Friday the 13th. I like it. Gonna go get my 13 tattoo later at Elm St. Tattoo in Dallas. What will it be??? We shall see, I guess. Here's a couple I have gotten in the past.

I really love my lil peppermint! So much so that I might just get another. But that would be silly, wouldn't it? Any more silly that getting one in the first place??? Not so sure. (but hey, it's $20. not bad at all. that's $13 plus a $7 tip for luck)
Be careful out there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

double yum

finished the cupcakes! mmmmmm......

maybe i am just patting myself on the back. but this makes me very happy.

peace, love, and cupcakes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

have a look-see

ok, so i started my new project. a bag i ordered from sublime stitching. it's a bonnie rue design(who i just learned went to school with my good friend, jocelyn - cool!). it's a really cool design. thought i'd show a before pic. well, i did the lightning bolts already. :-) i think i'll do the cupcakes tonight. yum!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

my kinda tweet

Yes, I got my package. What fun. I'm ready to start a couple projects, one for me, one for a gift for someone. But gotta get a little practice in. This is what I did last night.

Yeah, the pic's kinda dark. Took with cell phone. But look. I did that in a night. Cute, huh. Had to make myself stop after that though. Now I'm ready to get home and do more....but must do some laundry. This is just another thing to keep me from doing any of the things around the apt that I need to do. Haha. Always something...


Monday, November 9, 2009

getting stuffs in the mail

So I'm hoping I'll have a lil package from Sublime Stitching when I get home today. Fingers are crossed. I just recently took up embroidery and have been learning from Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching. Really neat designs, and it's really easy to do. I like the cuteness and the sense of accomplishment. It's a fun way to use your time. For me, it is.
I made this lil masterpiece for my mom's birthday. I was quite proud. My first real project besides just messing around. (Designs from Sublime Stitching)

You should try, too. I suggest going to the website:
Fun, super cute, artsy-fartsy, hip stuff there, I tell ya. Check it! She has a show at the Yard Dog in Austin right about now. I'm gonna see if I can fit in a short trip to check all the stitching art in the show(runs through Dec. 6). Impressive stuffs, for sure!
Should I say it one more time??? Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching -- it's AWESOME!
(Here's the link on the show at the Yard dog --
(because so many people are gonna see this on my lil ole blog and go a runnin....still. that doesn't matter))

Have a lovely week, and I will try to do the same.


Have a sit down, why don't ya? I may not have a lot to say, but there's stuff going on in this lil old head of mine. You just never know. I don't even know. And I don't really know what this is gonna be about. Me and my uber-boring, every-once-in-a-while exciting life and/or the things I do. Some pics, some crafts, maybe a lil nephew talk, stuff I like...just stuff really. Who knows...