Thursday, December 23, 2010

'bout ready for christmas

yes, i've posted this piece before. but now it's framed and bout ready to give it to my aunt for xmas. i think it looks good. had a hard time finding the right frame.

and here's some more christmas gifts. just picked up these felt bags from starbucks and added the names.

cute diy

saw this on another blog. it's so cute. think i might try to make a couple for christmas. maybe. not much time left. eek. but i'm happy to say that i'm pretty much ready, for the most part, almost, soooo close! lol
Mistletoe headband
UPDATE: uh, yeah, didn't get to that. maybe next year...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

crafting craziness

been a crafting fool the past couple of days. added some names to some cute little bags, made a wreath for my grandma, and made my first felt toy, a woodland creature owl from the "Doodle Stitching" book. so cute. did all right for my first one.

Monday, December 6, 2010

no more sleep stitching

know when to stop! i almost ruined the project i'm working on last night.well, not really ruined. but could have gone horribly wrong. i really needed to be sleeping and not stitching. but i think i made it work. gah! lol.
here's a sneak peak...

Monday, November 22, 2010

swap goodies

look what i got! for the dia de los muertos swap on swap-bot. i think it is very sweet. it's a free-form embroidery from anita(Bastet59) from humble, tx. with extra black fabric to make into a pillow if i want, and i think i will! some holiday cards and floss, too. how nice. :-)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

did another swap on swap-bot. this time a day of the dead embroidery swap. hosted by snifferooski, who i got and sent this embroidery to. funny thing is she used the same pattern for her partner, but we both changed them up a bit, so that was cool. kinda crappy pic here but the only one i got. darn it, my camera is broken. maybe i'll get one for myself for christmas, hit up the sales. actually, sure i can get mine fixed. we'll see. anyway, i haven't received my piece yet for the swap. can't wait to get it. hopefully it's not a month late like the last time. but things happen, i know. oh, and it's a pattern by carina.
oh, finished a piece for my grandma. she wanted me to make it for her to give her secret santa. it's like one i made for my mom when i first started doing embroidery. here it is. a banner from sublime stitching with the julie west patterns, tattoo letters, and even the flower is from the lisa petrucci patterns with a little heart added. haha. sublime stitching all the way! :-)
starting on a piece for my friend kat. it'll be a kinda buddha theme. :-)

Monday, November 8, 2010

love my spinthread necklace!

2010 ft worth zombie crawl

peace man ...
mary and i at the zombie crawl
my cousin allison and her fiance chris
zombies invade ft worth. it was a blast!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

bat stitch and state fair of texas fun!

i entered a little giveaway on The Cuteness of Curiosity blog for some cute little halloween stitches. i chose the little bat and won! how lucky.
i love it! and i also love halloween! thanks, kym. :-)

went to the state fair of Texas this weekend. got some free tix for volunteering for my favorite radio station out here, kxt, public radio. it's the best radio station ever! you can check it out online, too. you gotta check it out! indie, alt country, folk, blues, and more. great dj's, great music. i love being part of the street team.

oh, and if you want to know how to be the most popular person at the fair, win a chicken hat! 4real. it was a hit! LOL. had fried frito pie. pretty good. a friend had the fried beer, disgusting, all agreed. couple friends had the green goblin:fried pepper filled with guacamole and chicken, good but hard to eat. and of course, you can't go to the state fair without having a CORN DOG! still the best part. :-) oh, and i enjoyed my margarita pouch. it was a fun day, a lot of walking, and then dinner at Ozona in Dallas, great mojitos! good stuff with good peeps!
check out the good times...
most awesome chicken hat i won. hit the chicken into the bucket.

making friends with other fair winners. it's the big cow guy and rasta bananaaaa!! lol

the Midway, ferris wheel back there, too.

had to take some free pics at the auto show. haha. (i realize we could just take our own pics, but still. they say free, we say YES!)

again with the free pics. But with a Viper! ooh la la.

the walk back to meg's. nice to live right in the area! skip the traffic/parking mess.
and the fun continued into the night. must be why i actually slept in to about noon today! cray cray!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

this is for my Aunt Nancy for Christmas. here's a pic of her and her horse.
looks like such a nice day, doesn't it!?
well, it took awhile, but i finally finished. love the way it turned out! gotta find the perfect frame now!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

not quite done...

but i finally finished the hardest part, the face. more specifically the mouth. took several tries. i remembered a pinup face tutorial on the Sublime Stitching Blog, and that helped a lot! simple but so hard to get right. i'm happy with the way it turned out.
:-) just finishing up the border. should be done tomorrow! i stopped working on it for a bit, but now i'm eager to finish!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

slowly but

yes, i'm taking my time on this one...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

in progress

this is what i'm working on now. a sweet horse and cowgirl pattern from Sew Lovely Embroidery. this is gonna be for my aunt nancy for christmas. oh, and i got the cute little pink w/polka dot embroidery tool case from sublime stitching. it's too cute!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

another swap sent off...

so my partner received her bag i sent out. it now resides in canada! my stuff is so international! sweden, U.K., and Canada. let's keep it goin!
i loved this bag. got it at michael's and am hoping they have more next time i go. this was for the gina matarazzo embroidery swap on swap-bot. gina's patterns are soo cute!

Friday, September 10, 2010

for melanie

i've had this for awhile. so i decided to send it to my cousin melanie in oregon. i really love this one but had never put it up or anything, so i figured it needed a new home. i was kinda upset that it got a little dirty sitting in the hoop for so long, but you can't tell that much, prob not once it's up on a wall somewhere.
just mailed it off yesterday with another piece i did for swap-bot(a purse--gonna have to do some more of those) and i mailed a postcard to my dear friend kat in germany! it's fun mailing stuff off. and even better to receive stuffs in the mail! what fun! so i'm just finishing up a contest piece for badbird designs(stitched by hand group on flickr). and then i think i must really start thinking about xmas gifts! it'll be here in no time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

gift from mary

this is a bday gift i got from one of my bff's, mary! you wouldn't believe for a second that she's kind of a newbie. she's always good at crafty things! love this creepy alice in wonderland embroidery!
so neat! i love it!!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Phat Quarter Movie Swap

so this is what I made for my swap partner in the phat quarter movie swap. one of her fave movies is "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." (which i love, too!) so i decided that it would be super fun to stitch up the rainbow sea horse. so pretty! and in my last swap on swap-bot, i got some wonderful deep blue sea patterns from katy at sew lovely embroidery with the perfect sea horse pattern! the timing was just perfect. i wanted to put it on blue material or do something with it to look like water, but i ran outta time after working on a contest piece and having my apt flood. but really, it looked too good to mess with once i finished. wanted to get it shipped off to the UK right away! hopefully it's there now or the next few days.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

bday stuff

ok, so yeah, my bday has come and gone...and i'm still talking about it. well, i'm not online at home at the moment so i get behind of stuff i'd like to post and what-not.
here's my wonderful, oh-so-cute owlie gift from a wonderful friend. dawn's really helped me out with my owl collection a lot, too!
love, love, love it!!!
i coulda at least smiled,

isn't it so sweet!?!

oh, and i love orchids! my dad and stepmom, gina, gave me this beautiful one, and it looks great!
so lovely.

i might need to replace these with better pics later. we'll see. it's all i got for now.

Friday, August 20, 2010

friday the 13th stitchiness...

My Friday the 13th celebration(and extended birthday celebration). From Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas. They do 24 hrs of tattooing various 13's every Friday the 13th. Good times...
it's on the front part of my ankle.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

sublime stitching combo contest

This is for the combo contest. It's called "My Alter Ego." She's a devlish babe who loves tattoos(more specifically, tattooed boys), gambling, and just being bad in general. (El Diablo, Tattoo Your Towels, Viva Las Vegas)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

more swap awesomeness

so i'm doing another swap. this one with the phat quarter group on flickr.
the theme is movies. i received my peice from Shae (shaebay on flickr) and it's pretty amazing. a cross-stitch piece from the movie "Party Monster." this is so cool. the first cross-stitch i've gotten.

Shaebay: What I made for Carrie_76 for the Phat Quarter Movie Swap. It is Seth Green as James St James from the movie Party Monster (2003).

This piece is 5x4 on 22 ct. It used 31 colors and has 8748 stitches.

wow! that's a lot of stitches!
take a look. (i used her pics cause my battery is dead once again in my camera)

super cool. swaps are so much fun. come and play! i better get started on my piece. i know what i'm doing, but i've been working on a contest submission for sublime stitching.

oh, and....i gotta say it, today's my bday! 34-ouch! lol

happy stitching!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

pinup swap on swap-bot

look at the wonderful pinup girl i got from katy from Sew Lovely Embroidery! her name is Lolita. :-) and she is gorgeous! this is really amazing. i just sat there and stared at every part of it for about an hour. and i would, of course, be happy with anything or anyone in the swap, but i was secretly hoping it would be Katy. I love Sew Lovely Embroidery! and she threw in some Deep Blue Sea patterns. and it works out perfectly because one of the patterns is exactly what i need for the phat quarter movie swap! How Lovely! oh, and how cute is the squid with and ice cream cone and balloons!?!?
Meet Lolita:

Look at that face! It's just perfect. I love the shading, too.
Thanks soooo much!

Oh, and by the way, here is the pinup I sent out to Sara in Arkansas.
(and it happens to be a Sewlovelyembroidery design. yes, i'm a fan)

What fun! Happy Thursday, y'all!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

love this band, this song, this video!

The Avett Brothers - "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

pour some sugar on me!

this was for my first swap-bot swap, a pinup swap.
it's a pattern from Sew Lovely Embroidery. Love them!
I'd been wanting to stitch this one up for awhile and figured this would be a great opportunity for it. Did some color-tinting with pencils, which made the difference! love the way it turned out. :-) though i wish i had a better pic. just a cell phone pic.

Monday, July 26, 2010

oh, the internet memes look so good together. i'm so happy with them. and also very happy about my new place. i've decorated it more than any other place i've had. i love the way it's turning out!
i got the crazy old cat in Eugene, Oregon some years back. i looooove that place!!! i know i'm gonna regret never moving there.....oh, well. i do love texas, as much as one can. :-) too many reasons to stay....for now.

Friday, July 23, 2010

look how cute...

aren't they wonderful! i've had these for awhile now. i just love them. my ex gave them to me. i don't know where he got them or anything. they were in his closet. hmm. and this was before i started stitchin'. these were just too nice to burn! LOL. (didn't really burn anything) i guess you could say he kinda inspired me to start stitchin' in a way(form of therapy, too. lol). he also likes jenny hart. anywaaaaaaay...

i gotta add this....TGIF! what a long week. so ready to chill, and so i will!
peace and love
keep on stitchin!