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.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Enjoying my first free meal at Casa Sanchez. We rode our bikes again. It was hot, but very fun...
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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
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.
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.
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
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Loving our new bikes. And finally a sunny SF day. Sometimes I just love this city.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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
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
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
Had a great dinner at Suppenkuche, and headed over to the opera. We had amazing seats! So glad I didn't pay for them.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Having way too much fun with polymer clay lately.
Monday, April 19, 2010
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.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
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
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
They can be found here
Friday, January 1, 2010
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.