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.