Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crazy Christmas Pic

Crazy Christmas Pic, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Picnik is a wonderful site for procrastinators. I have report cards looming, my final projects (yes, plural) for my masters program due on Tuesday. I have spent the last hour surfing the web-particularly craft blogs, reminiscing about the days when I had time to make x-mas gifts, mourning the loss of my craftiness. So here is a picture I cooked up on picnik, enjoy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby Beanie

Beanie for Amber's Baby, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

My first successful crocheted gift! Oh I've crocheted gifts before, but only gifts a mother could love, usually deformed an lopsided. This one is pretty cute! I used the sock monkey baby beanie pattern from Stitch and Bitch Crochet, the Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hawkins the Halloween Dog

Hawkins the Halloween Dog, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Monster Chunks

Monster Chunks, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.
Thanks to Rebecca Danger at Danger Crafts for this free pattern! This was my first attempt at knitting in the round using double pointed needles. I keep trying to make another one, but I can't remember how I did it! So frustrating...oh well, hopefully this is the first of many monster chunks, I plan to make them into x-mas ornaments. Now the add legs, or not to add legs.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Carrot

First Carrot, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

This one was not quite ready to be picked, but it was very satisfying growing it from a seed, and in San Francisco no less!

Dirty Thirty

IMG_0031, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

New toy, iPhone 4. New favorite app, hipstamatic.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

B-day Girl

B-day Girl, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Turned 30, cut off my hair!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Corn Rockets

Corn Rockets, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Enjoying my first free meal at Casa Sanchez. We rode our bikes again. It was hot, but very fun...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Corn Rocket

Corn Rocket, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

It's been a busy weekend. Wine tasting, bike riding, corn rocket tattoos... Well, just one. Ryan has been getting free food from Casa Sanchez for months, I go with him all the time so he convinced me I needed the tattoo too. I dunno, I just think it's funny, and pretty cute. We had such a fun time riding there (we earned the calories!), so maybe we'll take the trip every weekend.
BTW, it hurt like hell, I kept flinching which annoyed the heck out of the artist, we had to give him a good tip.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wine Tasting, Take 100

It never gets old. The more we learn about wine, the more fun we have. Today was a gorgeous day in wine country, only an hour or so from the dense city fog. We stopped by one of our new favs, Vincent Arroyo. We went to Beringer, which is kind of touristy, but always impresses. We were disappointed by BV, and we walked out of Mondavi before we tasted a thing. $20 for a tasting of 4 wines! Crazy! We tried 8 wines at VA for free! We also stopped by the Oxbow Market where we tried raw oysters for the fist time. They were not gross, but I don't see what all the fuss is about, they were salty like the sea. Next, we hit up the wine merchant for another flight and some cheese (the oysters were less than satisfying), and last but not least, some Kara's cupcakes (or Kara's Crackcakes) which were DELICIOUS as ususal.
Then we headed home...
As soon as we came to the GG bridge entrance, the fog rolled in like thick smoke. Luckily, we had a beautiful sunny day behind us. I'm ready for a nap.

(Notice Ryan's cooler bag, he refused to leave our purchases in the hot car, he brought them everywhere we went today.) I also noticed I spelled "tongues" wrong, but I'm too lazy to fix it, you get the idea.


Doodles, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

I wonder what pandas think about panda hats? This is what happens when I wake up at 4:30 am and procrastinate. I have tons of work to do, but this is what I came up with instead. I think I'll make an embroidery transfer out of it and put it on a t-shirt.

Doggie Face

Doggie Face, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Just a sneak peak at my late birthday gift to Ryan. Our little doggies! This is my first attempt to embroider without a transfer. I printed the picture, traced it with transfer pen. I ironed it onto a piece of scrap fabric and then ironed it onto this piece so it would not be reversed. I'm starting with an outline, we'll see if I get more ambitious and start filling in more detail. I better get a move on, it's time to start working on x-mas gifts!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Repost! Bridesmaid bags

Bridesmaid bags, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.
I made these for my wedding, a little over a year ago using patterns from Sublime Stitching.


So excited to see my work on the Sublime stitching blog!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Indian Summer

Indian Summer, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.
It is always freeeeezing at the ballpark. During this heat wave, it was 80 degrees at 11pm, and it was so awesome. The only downside was the kamikaze flying crickets that kept dive bombing us. I'm not used to bugs, mice sure, but not bugs. I guess they were't used to this weather either....
I had to have the "deodorant talk" with my class. 5th graders have no idea how bad they smell...I'm, going to enjoy the heat while it's here, because the fog will be back before I know it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day of the Dead Pillow

Day of the Dead Pillow, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.
I don't think I ever posted a finished version of this pillow. This was my most ambitious project, took me quite awhile. Unfortunately our puppy loves to chew pillows, so this one is displayed on a shelf in our living room. I used a combination of transfers from Embroidered Effects and Day of the Dead, all from Sublime Stitching.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Some Goodies Above My Kitchen Window

I had no idea, but I am very excited that my blog is listed on Sublime Stitching. I feel like I should post some more embroidery since I only use their transfers. Here are some tasty treats in their honor. I discovered a Sublime Stitching transfer pad one day while lurking the craft store. I love to make things but sewing takes sew (he he) much time. I discovered that embroidery is a fun craft to do in a short amount of time. I have been stitching gifts and fun stuff ever since. Thanks Jenny Hart!

Bike Nerds

Bike Nerds, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Loving our new bikes. And finally a sunny SF day. Sometimes I just love this city.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lomo Vineyard

Lomo Vineyard, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Lomo Grapes

Lomo Grapes, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Napa 2010

Napa 2010, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.
Just another reminder of how great it is to live here. Just over an hour to wine country.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Meat Towel

Meat Towel, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Another Sublime Stitching creation. I have so many transfers, and so little time. I've been waiting to do this one for a while now.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

4th of July, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Oh Picnik, how you suck my time. I can no longer post an ordinary photo. I have to admit, I doctored it a bit. I added some additional fireworks, can you tell which ones are real? My red velvet cupcakes were a hit, I should know, I ate 3. Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dog Park

Dog Park, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

San Francisco isn't exactly a lush wilderness setting, but Pine Lake Dog Park is one of the greatest natural spaces in the city. Surrounded by towering Eucalyptus trees and the sound of ducks, we forget about the hustle and bustle, and watch our dogs go nuts.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Girl of the Golden West

Girl of the Golden West, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Had a great dinner at Suppenkuche, and headed over to the opera. We had amazing seats! So glad I didn't pay for them.

Puppy Love...

Puppy Love..., originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Picnik is a time sucker, but it is so much fun

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rollin' Gnomie

Rollin' Gnomie, originally uploaded by emilywdesign.

Having way too much fun with polymer clay lately.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Crazy Busy

I have been so distracted lately...having been laid off...again...I have little time to think about crafting. Things seem to be looking up, I may not lose my job, I don't know how they get away with treating teachers this way.
Anyway, I thought I'd post a pretty picture of my brother in law's view...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Yay Valentine's Day

I was very lazy this Valentine's day, I didn't make anything. We still had a great dinner, steak and potatoes, and I bought one of those Mrs. Fields cookie cards that I've always wanted to try. Unfortunately, hubby and I demolished it before I took a picture. Our little doggies were really hoping to get a bite of our dinner.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Knitting is Fun!

So I wanted to try a new stitch, I think this is called the "stockinette" stitch. It is smooth on one side and bumpy on the other. They were super easy to make because I just knit one big piece and folded it in half. The ribbed details were a mistake, so I just re-created them in the second one. And I just had to post this picture of my dog.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New to You

I made this for my sister for X-mas but for some reason I never posted it here! Again, another Sublime Stitching Creation.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Christmas really wiped me out! I haven't made anything for a while, but now the embroidery callouses are gone, I'm getting the crafty itch again. I decided to revitalize my crafty space and teach myself how to knit. After a few awful rows and dropped stitches, I was well on my way to a fabulous Giants scarf to wear come baseball season. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I do like the ball park, and I can't go without my orange and black!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Umm. I want these?

They can be found here

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Great Year

Some of the highlights:
1. My wedding, of course, and getting all of my friends and family together.
2. Grandma pulling through, and making it through the year.
3. Adopting Wilma, the cutest (although not the friendliest) dog in the world.
4. Having a blast at my high school reunion.
5. Making a record number of x-mas gifts this year.

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