Sunday, August 30, 2009

My de-stash update

I have almost finished one things, an awesome sweater but I ran out of gray yarn which means I have to buy some which sucks but thats ok because I want to make socks that match the sweater. maybe I'll post some pictures later. My mom gave me a ton of supplies yesterday, theres a but load of ribbon, paint and beads, I don't have any room for any of it but I don't really care.
On a less exciting note, I failed my environmental science class, I don't know what happens from here but I'm really bummed out about it. Oh well what can I do about it now?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The great destash

I'm trying to destash my craft supplies, starting with yarn and fabric. I have 2 plastic crates of yarn and a tote and small box of fabric and no room for it. My goal it to have 1 crate of yarn and one of fabric because that is all I have room for. My goal is to finish one project a week at least. I'm hoping to have everything paired down by christmas. My other goal is to open a store and sell all the finish things and a kick in the pants to finish some things. Off to do homework so I can work on these goals.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The glorious orange sweatshirt

I have this ugly orange sweatshirt that I have had for 8 years and I love it, it is like a comfort blanket for me and I've been looking for it for 2 years now. I FOUND IT TODAY, my husband hid it because he hates it so much but now I have it again and I can't wait for it too get cold out so I can wear it. I think I need an orange dress to wear with it, that would be awesome.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I hurt my knee yesterday trying to be healthy and walk, that what i get for being healthy, I kinda wish it looked as bad as it feels so i don't feel so lame whining about a little bruise. so today I am going to sit on my ass and crochet some washcloths for a just because package I'm send to my grandma and maybe work on something for the pick n choose theme swap.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th

Happy 4th everyone, I'm going up to VC to watch the fireworks.
I found a new obsession the other day, mini dotee art dolls. I'm doing the mini dotee art doll swap on craftster so I made a few testers. They are so easy and fun to make, I may have to start collecting them. Now off to do some embrodiery for the tea towel swap, I love embrodiering!

Monday, June 29, 2009


I just relized yesterday I forgot my baby sisters 13th birthday, which was on the 24th, I don't talk to her very often, maybe once a month if I'm lucky for many different reasons, none have to do with her so now I have to make her a present, a hot pink hole-tastic sweater and go see her tomorrow. I feel so bad because even with all ther crap that happened between me and my mom I have never missed her or my baby brothers birthday. CRAP!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Dress dilemma

I had some money yesterday and I was at walmart so I thought I would buy one of the dresses I had been eyeing for a while now and thats when I ran into my dilemma, all of the dress were way too short, like bend over a little and your whole ass hangs out. WHAT THE HELL!!!! Do you have to be a slut to wear dresses? Why can't any cute dresses be knee length or close to knee length. URRRGGG

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh Crazy Me

I was strolling through my wist this morning to see if there was anything that I wanted to delete and I was quite confused. I know my style was different but I think now I'm just crazy. I like almost anything from the 20s to the 80s, I'm a little bit goth, a little bit punk, a little preppy at times, sometimes a hippy, and sometimes just lazy, which means only the comfiest baggy plaid pjs will do. Depending on how I feel that day depends on how I look and I don't even know what it is going to be. Does that make me easy to craft for or hard to craft for?

I don't random thought of the morning I guess.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Can't be happy and smart

Things are finally getting back to normal between me and the hubby and we have come to a conclusion, you can not be smart and happy, you can only have one or the other. When we are happy together we act like idiots and can't focus on too much. We pretty much only focus on being happy, I guess at some point we will be able to balance the two but for now we have to "suffer". When we are doing school work we have to be apart while we are working on it. I'm so happy we a finally happy together again. I happy being happy and dumb.

Monday, June 01, 2009

100 facts

I'm doing the 100 facts swap on craftster, so here is my list plus a few more things
100 facts
1. I have a 3 y/o boy
2. I’m married
3. My favorite colors are blue, green and black
4. My least favorite colors are red yellow and orange
5. I love plaid and polka dots
6. I am trying my hardest to be a girly girl
7. I love dying my hair
8. I do the Sudoku in the newspaper every morning but I don’t always read the paper
9. I’m a student studying school psychology
10. I hate shopping except for craft supplies and books
11. I’m addicted to craft swaps
12. I am a procrastinator except for with craft swaps
13. I have 2 guinea pigs and a chinchilla
14. I love bizarre knick knacks
15. I love zombies
16. I love pin ups
17. I love creepy cute things
18. I love pirates
19. I love anything tim burton (especially NBC, and his poetry)
20. I love my tattoos and piercings
21. My only real friends are my dad and my hubby
22. The first thing I do in the morning is brush my hair
23. I have super sensitive skin
24. I love embroidered stuff
25. I collect doilies
26. I should be doing homework right now
27. I don’t need anymore purses
28. But I do need a wallet that will hold my checkbook
29. I’m obsessed with wrap skirts because my weight changes so much
30. I wish I was thinner
31. I’m only self conscious about my thighs
32. I don’t mind having stretch marks
33. I love anything soft and fluffy
34. I love super short socks and super long socks (no shows and thigh highs)
35. My husband buy most of my clothes
36. I want terrariums because I can’t keep plants alive
37. My hips dislocate on a regular basis
38. I’m a disorganized mess but I’m trying to be organized
39. I’m a geek and proud of it
40. I went to high school online after dropping out of the 8th grade
41. I love pretty and fun printed fabric
42. I hate gloves because I hate things covering the tips of the fingers
43. I think mustaches are fun
44. I love quotes, funny and romantic
45. I’m a hopeless romantic
46. I love flowers of all kinds, especially button fabric and bead flowers
47. I love infinity dresses
48. It can be really hot or really cold where I live
49. I love bulky rings that are unusual
50. My husband says I’m unique, bizarre, weird, lame and awesome
51. I love monsters
52. I love stuffed animals
53. I need a weekender bag
54. I love knee length infinity dresses
55. I love June Cleaver (the mom on leave it to beaver)
56. I could use some reusable shopping bags, I try to always use them
57. I love wearing thin knits
58. Sometimes shoes make me feel claustrophobic
59. I love psychology, especially freud
60. I have really pale skin that doesn’t tan
61. I am seriously afraid of ants
62. I hate when there isn’t a clock in the room
63. I love hearts
64. My secret love is my ugly green plaid Bermuda shorts and pj pants and pj shorts
65. I can’t sleep with socks on
66. I’m a klutz
67. I love cheddar combos, I buy them any time I go to walmart
68. I am now a coffee addict
69. I have a collection of stuffed monkeys and bears
70. My ears are stretched to a 4g plug
71. I have been to more funerals then weddings
72. I hate the hot weather
73. I have 200 craft books in the trunk of my car because I’m too lazy to get rid of them
74. My family has a history of extra body parts (my dad has an extra artery in his neck and my aunt had 5 thyroid glands) I wonder what mine is
75. The women in my family live into their 90s the men die young to get away from them
76. I don’t ever want to move from reno even though it is a hell hole
77. I curse like a sailor
78. I’m a space case
79. I lose a lot of stuff
80. T-shirts make me feel claustrophobic sometimes so I wear tank tops a lot, even when its cold
81. I hate when the sleeves on long sleeve shirts are too short.
82. Plug in air fresheners and automatic ones give my nose bleeds, so I have to use sprays and candles
83. I have over 5,000 pictures of my son on my computer
84. I didn’t wear skirts for 10 years, now I wear them almost everyday
85. I love shooting hand guns, my hubby has a 9mm and I’m getting a new gun for my birthday
86. I rarely wear white because I spill a lot of stuff
87. I play pool better without my glasses
88. I love colored pens
89. I love watching the history channel
90. I don’t wear hats but I may if I had one I love
91. There are very few patterns I don’t like, I don’t like large tacky florals
92. I love dangly earrings
93. I have tons of scrapbooking stuff but don’t scrapbook
94. I wear size 9.0 or 9.5 in shoes In my family that small
95. My husband collects penguins and zombies
96. My son loves the movies, cars, wall-e, monsters inc, and spongebob
97. My favorite flowers are stargazer lilies and any other lilies, if I have a daughter that will be her name
98. I love cameo jewelry
99. I love long car rides
100. I love knitted stuff
101. I love donut
102. I had to add two more the be a smart ass
103. One more
104. Last one I swear
105. Or not
106. I have to add more
107. I love multiuse clothing and reversible things
108. I love black lace and lace of any color
109. I love watching cartoons with my son
110. I am now in love with weaving newspaper baskets
111. I am really allergic to nickle earrings, My ears bleed and I get a rash
112. I love wearing hair clips because they make me feel girly
113. I hate when theres not a clock in every room but hate when there is more then one or 2
114. fish are aliens from Pluto, long story
115. Pluto is a planet
116. I love creepy cute things especially homicidal bunnies and zombie bunnies and what not, I want a homicidal bunny tattoo
117. I love patchwork and tiered skirts, I a bit of a hippy sometimes
118. I collect pincushions, this start by accident
119. I collect thimbles because I inherited my great grandmas collection

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Awesome giveaway

There is this awesome give away going to at She is giving away a beautiful skirt and free e-patterns for this skirt. It is defiantly worth checking out

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Hole-tastic Sweater

It’s getting hot and I hate the heat but I’m not willing to give up my handmade sweaters, so what’s a girl to do? Make a summer sweater of course. I love wearing handmade things and showing off what I've made. This is a super simple sweater; I made it in 2 hours while watching my son, a friend’s daughter and watching dress my nest with a Q size hook and less the 1 skein of super saver. It is an instant gratification type of sweater. It’s great for short attention spans and to make in between larger projects. I feel productive after finishing this project, I know have the ambition to finish my larger projects and can make my non-crafty neighbor jealous. It is super stretchy, so size is not a big issue, my widest area is 37” and it will stretch a lot more, there is no shaping except for the sleeve and not counting so it is great for doing while watching TV. So if you want to make all your non-crafty neighbors and friends jealous here is what you need;


1 skein of worsted weight yarn a little more then 200 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Zebra)

Size Q crochet hook

Yarn needle

From the bottom up

Cast on 50 or enough that it will comfortably fit around the widest part of your body or hips join with slip stitch try not to twist but it is not a big deal if it is, mine was and it turned out fine, no one will ever know

Chain 1 *double crochet in next, chain 1 repeat from * around without joining rounds until it is desired length make sure to try on

When desired length, in any random point, chain 15 or more or less for arm hole so that it comfortably fits around your upper arm, be sure to try it on again

Continue pattern in next stitch and half way around

Repeat arm hole and continue pattern around until you have made one full round after you make second arm hole

When you are on the second round of arm hole decrease 2 stitches on each sleeve, basically just skip on space twice on each side.

Do this for 2 rounds for a total of 8 decreases

For the next round dc in each chain 1 space without the chain 1 between each double crochet

End off and weave in ends

Now wear your new holey sweater, show it off and starting making all your friends jealous.

Please do not sell this pattern or anything made from this pattern and if you do make it I would love to see pictures.