I did some baking

1st attempt at flooding and baking cookies from scratch.. not too bad if i do say so myself. used a cookie recipe from Mel's Sweet Treats (minus the lemon zest). Royal icing recipe from Wilton

 cake pops. I forgot to take a final picture. I'm still having trouble getting the consistency right.



I am coaching cheer this year. The girls needed something for their hair. My co-coach/cousin decided to make bows for the girls. It was my !st time making them so it took a lot of time and a lot of glue. We made 16 of them. The girls ended up loving them.

We made the middle part a little loose in the back so we could attach pipe cleaners to put them in their hair.
Mostly followed this tutorial on youtube.


Guess what!

One of my best friends in the world just started law school. I stitched a piece for hm of his favorite inspirational lyrics. I finally gave it to him last weekend. He loved it.
"Rise From the Ashes" - Quietdrive


The big news is...

My boyfriend, uh, fiance [I don't know how to do the accent mark and I'm still not used to saying it!] proposed at one of my favorite parks. We had spent the entire day in Santa Monica then went to the park in the evening. At first I didn't take him seriously when he said he wanted to ask me something. I walked away from him and sat on a bench. He walked up to me and proceeded to tell me how much he loved me. I was still skeptical until he took the box out of his pocket. He got down on his knee. I started shaking. He asked. I said yes.

Good thing I had gotten my nails done a few days before.
As of right now, it's going to be a handmade, 1950s wedding. Pintrest has become my addiction. I will keep you posted on all the fun details.


coming soon!

I am working on those patterns I promised! Big thank you to Dork Stitch for recommending KG Stitch. They are coming along nicely. I also have a couple other things in the works!

Stay Tuned



I've been working on a few cross stitch patterns of stuff I've said or my friends have said because we say some ridiculous things. I've drawn them out in a notebook of grid paper. I would love to share them.

Problem: I don't have a fancy pattern making program. I don't have a scanner.

Question: Is there anyway I can make my patterns on the computer without a pattern making program?

I'm putting a program on my xmas list. What are some good programs?


my eventual tattoo

I love Miss Piggy. She's crazy. She loves with her whole heart. She's not afraid to put herself out there. She's her own biggest cheerleader. And she can kick some ass when she needs to. I definitely think she's a wonderful role model. I've loved her since I was little. I wanted someone to draw a pin up style of her so I can get it tatted on me. I finally decided to do it myself. My drawing skills aren't as bad as I thought they are. I did trace her body though. I took a picture of a pin up at Disneyland. Next time you ride Roger Rabbit's ride, see if you can spot it  while in line. Her face is entirely free hand so it doesn't look exactly like her. Ok, here she is:


Renegade Recap

So this last weekend was Renegade Craft Fair LA. My mom and I went last year and fell in love. We decided to go every year. It's always a blast. This year, we took my little cousin and younger brother. Mom and I decided it'll be just us from now on. Here are some photos:

I made this shirt.
Coolest little boy there. Loved the gold pants.

Yes. This is THE Jenny Hart. The brains behind Sublime Stitching.

A lot of vendors were working on crafts while there.

Brother and I. I am the short one of the family.

Little cousin

Me and Mom

My new necklaces the I love, love, LOVE!!


I cant believe I never posted these!

I made my boyfriend this blanket for his birthday 1year ago. It's appliqued fleece. The logo is of my boyfriend's truck club, Freaks of Nature.

I made this pumpkin for last Halloween. I was inspired by Food Network Challenge when they were carving extreme pumpkins. mine wasn't extreme, though. Maybe this year.

I made this ladybug last summer. I stuffed the wings too much.

The blank tree is a pincushion. The decorated tree is for decoration. Both fleece. Made the garland out of heart charms and a plastic necklace.

I made this awesome bag for a craft fair my mom participated in. It didn't sell. I was sad.

I got my Martha on for my brother's 16th birthday. Mini pumpkins on a cake plate wrapped in Halloween wire garland.

His cake. cupcake eyes, mini marshmallows for teeth, white chocolate skulls around base, chocolate layer cake with mouth hole cut out. Actually the mouth hole got stuck to the pan.

 I will post more as I find them.


Back to work

I was in Idaho for a few days to see baby Raegan. She's such a good baby. She hardly cries. I got left alone with her for a half hour but we both survived. 
 See! She loves me.
Our hands are so different.

So, Kiley [her mom/my bff] is obsessed with frogs. Kind of like how I love pigs. Only more. Well, we might actually be neck and neck. Anyway, Baby's room is decked out in frogs. I made this frog embroidery for her. She loved it. Satin stitches, split stitches, back stitches, French knots.

I saw this gem during my "tour" of Boise.

My little brother got back from a school trip to China around the same time. He brought me back a painting by a Chinese student.
It's so me.



I just finished a gift for my friend's son. A silhouetted guitar. He's turning 7 and "very comfortable with his manhood". Hence the color choice.

I have made very little progress on the girt for my friend's newborn. But I still have a week. and if I can sew on the flight, that would help. Am I allowed to take needles on a plane?


It's been a busy few days!

It's been a fun filled 2 days.

On Wednesday, the boyfriend and I went to the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Page Museum, and, wait for it...
The Craft and Folk Art Museum!!

At the Getty, we walked the garden and the exhibits. Same at the Page. The Page museum has a fishbowl lab where you can watch the workers work with the bones the find in the La Brea tar pits.

Now, if you ever come to Los Angeles, every crafter needs to go to the Craft and Folk Art Museum. We weren't supposed to take pictures but I didn't see the sign til we were about to leave. Oops. 
 Best exhibit name EVER!

 We got to add to this!

 Mine is front and center.

 This was outside.

The museum is amazing. There were only 2 artists featured but it was so cool! The other artist is Jennifer Angus. Her installation is called All Creatures Great and Small. She used real bugs and pinned them to walls in designs, put the heads on wax clothes, made different scenes in doll houses. Everything was just cool. The shop had a bunch of handmade goodies from local artisans. It was just too bad LACMA was closed. They have a Tim Burton exhibit.

Ok. Yesterday after work, my mom and I went to the Canoga Park Artwalk. They're doing it once a month until September. There was a few different gallery spaces open with a ton of different artists. There was live music and FOOD TRUCKS!!! I had an amazing cupcake . One of the best cupcakes I've ever had. Unfortunately I didn't get her card. Next time for sure. The food truck we ate at is called The Greasy Wiener. Totally amazing. I highly recommend the bacon cheese fries and the bomb. I died and went to hot dog heaven.

I got some new artwork. by these artists :
The Art of Sketch
Diana Levin Illustration
Melanie Crosgrove

Their stuff is pure magic.the whole event was organized by 11:11 - I of the Arts. A great organization in the San Fernando Valley.



I finished the table runners early Saturday morning. They came out ok. I'm just a little unhappy that I didn't have time to hand sew the satin ribbon so it looks wonky. Anyway here they are. I made 7.

My sunflower seeds are growing wonderfully. I separated them into individual pots. They're not quite ready to put in the ground yet.

Ok, that's it for now. I have a couple projects in the works. WIP post coming soon!


So many good things

I planted some sunflower seeds the other day and they're starting to grow! I'm so excited. I have 7 seedlings.

I have so much work to do today. A former coworker of mine asked me to make her some table runners for a party she's having Saturday. Thank God I have 2 days off plus half a day to work on them. I love the fabric she picked out! and she wants me to trim them. 

I also decided what I'm going to make for my friend's newborn. I'm going to do a silhouette of a frog in the gray frame. My friend loves frogs and the colors she picked for her room are gray and yellow. Perfect.

Well, I have a TON of work to do today so I'm off! Wish me luck!


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A. Age: 23
B. Bed size: twin
C. Chore that you hate: sweeping. no matter what i do i can never get everything!
D. Dogs: I love them but I love cats just a little bit more.
E. Essential start to your day: check facebook lol
F. Favorite color: burgundy
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'6"
I. Instruments you play: none. I played the trumpet for a year in 5th grade.
J. Job title: Lead Care Manager
K. Kids: none. dont want any any time soon
L. Live: So Cal
M. Mother's name: Margarita
N. Nicknames: My coworkers call me Bon Bon
O. Overnight hospital stays: not yet
P. Pet peeve: lazy coworkers
Q. Quote from a movie: I can't think of one right now. I  watch a lot of random movies.
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: An amazing brother and a sister.
T. Time you wake up: 5 am, 6 am or a little later on my days off.
U. Underwear: yes?
V. Vegetable you hate: lots of them
W. What makes you run late: my mother
X. X-Rays you've had: wrist
Y. Yummy food that you make: My chicken and mushroom lasagna is soo yummy.
Z. Zoo animal: lions, tigers, otters, penguins, and snakes.

Raegan Marie has arrived!

My friend's daughter was born at 4:12 am this morning. She's 5lbs 13oz and 19" long. I'm so happy for her. I better make quick work for her gift. Maybe a special embroidery on that pink frame I posted yesterday...

I need ideas!!!



I got these at Michael's in the bins out front. They are mounted canvas with flocked frames. I cant wait to start stitching on them. Maybe for the babies coming into my life.

Pregnancies Galore

So one of my best friends in the entire world is pregnant. Or was. Or is in the process of giving birth. She just texted me to tell me her water broke. Unfortunately, I can't be there with her because she moved to Idaho and I'm still in California. But I will be flying out there in just 3 weeks to see her and meet the little bundle of joy. She's supposed to be having a girl. We shall see.

I also recently found out that another close friend of mine is 11 weeks pregnant. you can see it's fingers in the ultrasound.

My cousin is also due within the next couple months. She's having a girl too.

I need to hurry up and make something for them! People keep telling me I'm next. I'm way too immature to have a baby right now.


My Sewing Tools

These are my little saving graces

How did I ever sew without this? I STRONGLY suggest you invest. It makes threading needles easier and makes my floss less likely to tangle, bunch, and fray, making my finished product look neater.

These little buggers are both a gift and a curse. I stab myself constantly. I need 2 hands worth of thimbles. They make it easier to push my needle through the fabric. However, they make my finger sweat and make it hard to pull the needle through. Maybe I should invest in a tailor's thimble.

This is the best newer machine I've owned. In my opinion, Singer has the best older, all metal machines and  Brother has the best newer, plastic machines. Mine is the Project Runway limited edition. That was one of the selling point for me. I used to love Project Runway. Once it moved to Lifetime, it started to go downhill. OK, back to my machine. It has 50 pre-programed stitches. I love this thing.

My hoop. I have the cheapy [I know it's not a word but i will continue to use it.] wooden hoops, but they seem to break mid project. So I upgraded to plastic. Now my wooden hoops are going to be frames. The less handling, the better. I love my plastic hoop but am so annoyed by the creases it makes. I'm putting a Q Snap on my Christmas list along with a scroll frame.

These are my embroidery scissors. Fiskars mini Craft Scissors. They are so sharp and accruate. Couldn't ask for more.

Gingher Dressmaker Shears. I love these. I got them for Christmas last year. I was very happy. Strong, sharp, just all around amazing. *Swoon*