Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas is almost here!

I am so excited to give all my gifts! This was definitely the most labor intensive year, gift-wise. I am definitely a much faster stitcher now, and I think I've watched every episode of every show on Hulu, but I'm finally done! I need to make my cookies and then it's off to the in-laws for some x-as eve fun! This is another Day of the Dead piece I made for Ryan, and the finished pillow.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

X-Mas Gifts

I have been so busy lately, but I finally managed to get some time to embroider. I attended the Bazaar Bizarre yesterday and was inspired! This is a dish towel I embroidered using the latest Sublime Stitching Christmas pattern. I found that it wraps around a wine bottle perfectly so that's how I intend to wrap the wine I'm giving this year!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our first tree

It's nothing special, but it is our first real tree and it smells delicious!

Working Hard! Making Progress!

This is taking me forever, but I can only work on it when hubby us asleep, so it is slow going. But I think it is turning out well!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


My costume went over well. It was unfortunate that parent teacher conferences coincided with Halloween, not everyone knows who Ms. Frizzle is. I think some parents just thought I was nuts in my crazy dress.
The kids loved it, sometimes 5th graders are too cool for school, but they called me Ms. Frizzle all day and kept asking when we were going to the moon. (Ms. Frizzle takes the kids on a magic school bus and her dress is always related to their trips). I'm already thinking about next year, any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I totally didn't make this

But it gives me a great idea for something to do with my craft class this summer! credits: Kate Dowding
green sock hopper

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Finished Ms. Frizzle Costume!

I was too lazy to sew in a collar, so I made a scoop neck dress, and put a collared shirt underneath! Halloween is fun when you're a teacher! It's also challenging to find a costume that is not totally inappropriate, so I have to be creative. Last year, it was Pippy Longstocking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Paper Pumpkins

Made by my 5th graders from a tutorial I found last year on

Friday, October 2, 2009

Home Sick

I am taking the day off in hopes that my voice will recover. It's been great, I still don't feel 100% but I feel good enough to embroider, and catch up with the week's TV shows on Hulu. I finished my dish towel, it's one of those projects that only a mother could love. The glasses turned out nicely, but my attempt at blanket stitch, and the messed up transfer make for an un-giftable creation.Finished Dish TowelDish Towel DetailFinished Dish Towel

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Embroidered Effects Design

I finally cracked open my new book. I messed up the transfer, so I'm being adventurous with my stitches and keeping this for myself. Let me know what you think. It was kind of a whim, but I think the french knot "bubbles" are so cute. What do you think?
I will definitely finish this today or tomorrow. I ended up taking a sub day tomorrow because I lost my voice, can't teach if I can't talk! The kids were great today, but the novelty of a mute teacher was wearing off. I can't talk, but I can stitch!

Embroidered Effects PatternMy First Satin StitchI love the french knot bubbles!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthday / Puppy Time

My puppy, Wilma, and me blowing put candles (cross-eyed) on my 29th Birthday.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween Costume!

Starting my Ms. Frizzle outfit.

Daniel Johnston Embroidery

Another Sublime Stitching creation. I made this for Ryan (my husband) but it didn't quite fit, so now it's my new night shirt.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wedding Crafts

Favor Box, purchased on Oriental Trading. Die cut circles with our logo, created in Adobe Illustrator.

Bridesmaid gift bags, stitched using patterns from Sublime Stitching.

Anna's Drawing Room Dress

I made this last summer, it's my all time favorite project, at least in terms of fabric. I feel very Ms. Frizzle in this dress. I also feel a bit like a walking curtain. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) it looks a bit tent-like since I've lost about 15 pounds since i made it:(

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Puppy Cuteness

Making Christmas Ornaments

The edging doesn't look so great. This will be a practice for our tree.

Mason Jars From Wedding

Hmm.. What can I use these for now? The wheels are turning...stay tuned.

File Under "Too Freaking Cute"

My new puppy is to die for. I'll spare my FB friends and post her here.

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