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*

ok, so I'm kinda lagging...

but here are my collages. I wish I had save all the ones I've made over the years but I never thought about this when I was little.

 Spice Girls, My Chemical Romance, Kathy Griffin, Boys Like Girls, Rise Against, The Almost, Yellowcard, Gym Class Heroes, The Killers. "What sets the caped crusader apart form mortals is his gallantry which seems all but extinct on the planet."

 There are 6 bands here that I enjoy. Big D and the Kids Table, Cute is What We Aim For, Mayday Parade, Armor For Sleep, The Spill Canvas, and Taking Back Sunday. Miss Piggy makes an appearance next to the R in For of CIWWAF.

 Christina Aguilera is very empowered. She is quoted right under the picture of her. It reads " I'm the only one in charge of the ship now. If it sinks, it's my fault." I love what she stands for.

This is the only one with a title. "Glamorous". In college my most of my closest friends were in a sorority. They were never allowed to get drunk, so they decided to be glamorous.

I have another collage in the works. I need to find a background and glue it together. I'm constanly cutting bits and pieces from magazines.