Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The bait has killed me...

I will not have time for crafting for a while. Last semester of graduate school, extern 30+ hrs a week, and two major tests (licensing and grad exam) to study for.

I have done some crafting and baking just to keep myself sane. If I get a free minute I will come back and post. So keep checking! I may be back.

In other news I was introduced to Google Reader. I love it! Now that I have an iTouch I can keep up with my blogs all day long! Hooray. If you don't know what google reader is yet, check it out!!!! It's a blog readers dream!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hearts and lots of them!

It is not very often that I get to make crafts for men, so it's a bit of a challenge when I get a request. I had stitched Zachary a quote he used all the time. His friend Mike loved it and requested something as well. I thought about zombies, southpark etc. However, I settled upon Bubble Bobble the Nintendo game. Mike introduced the game to me and the three of us spend hours playing it together. It doesn't hurt that the characters are cute little dragons! Both patterns curtosy of spritestitch.com.
After making the big one, I just had to make the cute smaller one for a Valetine's card. The editing (pink heart part) was done on picnik.com. Today they had a celebration for 1 billion uploaded pictures so I took advantage of premium editing!

Recent snow on the mountains, this is the view from my bedroom window, zoomed in as far as possible!

I truly enjoy decorating my room, last month it was snowflakes and this month.....
(again edited a lot using picnik.com)

Paperheart garlands are easy to make if you have a die cut machine. I used scrap book paper and construction paper. I hung them from my curtain rod using a paperclip and some thread. Of course it helps to have sparkly white lights to accent them too.