Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Morning

This morning while my fiance was sleeping in I perused some of my favorite blogs (eg, A Beautiful Mess, Color Me Katie, etc.) and tried to decide how I want my tattoo to look. I've been debating between several different symbols that I love and would like to see all the time....And then I thought, why not combine them? I drew it on to see how I liked it, but didn't think first. It may work, but definitely needs some thought.

Also! I got home the other night and found these lovely multi-purpled flowers waiting for me. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my fiance? (Note my gorgeous yellow bench in the background. It inspires me.) He also got me Cocoa Puffs, which of course made this morning even better. Yum. Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

French Market Bag - FINISHED!

The French market bag that I started a month ago is finally complete. YAY! I should have taken pictures before and after felting, but I really just wanted to see it done. I like it. The colors turned out really well. LOVE that grey! I haven't yet decided what to use it for, but that should happen soon.

I've also been working on a steampunk costume for A-kon next weekend. (Nerdy, I know, but nerds make the coolest friends!) I'm extremely excited about this costume. All the pieces so far have either been modified patterns or patterns I made up completely on my own. I'm very proud! It's also the first time I've done finishing - I attached both lace and ribbon to my bustle. It's gorgeous. I'll post pics soon! It's definitely my favorite costume so far!

UPDATE: For now I'm using it as a fabric scrap bag! Perfect :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I spent yesterday morning just doodling (and cleaning my apartment). I found Red Velvet Art and was completely inspired. I just had to draw, which is great because I've been meaning to, but haven't found the time. There were a couple cuter doodles, but I haven't photographed them and I'm on my way out of town! I was just excited :-)

Before I leave town I'm going to run by Book People and pick up Sew What! Bags... on the recommendation of Becky. I'm really excited to look through it tonight!

Well, I'm off to Fort Worth to spend time with my mother. Take care, and happy day to all mothers!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Birthday Bag!

So you may remember my Batman bag (based off this tutorial), which I still love dearly and use frequently. My best friend asked me a while back to make her one, so I decided to for her birthday! I learned a lot from making the last one, so it only took me about a day this time >_<
I absolutely love the fabric I found at Hancock. I was looking at half a dozen patterns, but Alex helped me narrow it down. I like that both have interesting prints without being too bold. Contrasting colors and prints for different moods!
I did the pockets differently on this bag. For one, they are laid out symmetrically. I also decided to line them for strength with the contrasting fabric. I'm really happy with them! In fact, I was tempted to keep the bag. In addition to the pockets, I also changed the shape of the bag some, too. I made it shallower, and I really like the result. I hope you like it, too!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


What a neat site! Wordle lets you input text, either a block of text, a blog, or delicious links, and it creates a word cloud for you. You can change the cloud's colors, font, orientation, etc. Here's mine from my blog thus far: