Monthly Archives: January 2014

I have been a bit busy this week it seems.  I completed 3 different things, now please note that none of these projects took that long.

1st I made some super simple birthday cards for my cousin and a friend. I got the idea from something I saw on pinterest- I really do spend too much time on that site. Here are the cards- just a simple happy birthday with some washi tape candles. DSCF0774

I love sending a handmade card. I really think that can just make someone’s birthday.

Next I finally completed the edging to the embroider pillow that me and goose made. I really like it, but the edging seems to turn. No worries- it is just for the goose.

The goose pillow

close up of edging

close up of edging

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Super Cute I think! It was a total me design from the embroidery to the edging. I just drew out the skull and goose’s name and then I made up the rest of the embroidery. as I went For the edging, I blanket stitched around the edge of the pillow and then made 1 layer of SC then a layer of dc and then a picot around. I have always liked the beauty and simplicity of the picot edge. It is really by default one.

Next I completed the first thing for my friend upcoming birthday. Headband number 1. I like how it turned out, but I may sew up the end the complete it. Right now it is buttoned, but I don’t think that works too well. It doesn’t seem to lay right. I found the pattern on ravelry, but the link is here. It was super easy if you know how to do cables. If not you may want to practice first. now I am not the best knitter and I did have to take out a few rows and this finished one was my second attempt, but I am very please. Also I made it this AM, it only took about 2 hours start to finish. Yes I was up at 730 this AM and will probably want a nap this afternoon.


Now can my productiveness continue into next week? We shall see.

… later



This week has been busy and productive. I actually looked at some homes in Edgewood (a neighborhood of Atlanta) and found one I might like, it is just small and on the wrong side of Moreland. But I think that is what I can afford, so It may be it.

I am going to look at the West End this week with the girls from work. We are going to drive there and eat lunch. I like the homes I see online and I think it might be close enough for me and a little more affordable, but we shall see.

I have officially became the assistant den leader to my son’s cub scout pack. And I did my first meeting last Thursday. I really think it went well, I think the boys had a lot of fun and I totally forgot to take pictures- I was too busy making sure everyone was okay and having fun.

So I talked about the gnome catapult game last week, well this is my version of it…

My version...

My version…


The gnome catapult game 2


I kind of like the game, but I think it was hard to get the gnomes in the egg crate, but the boys didn’t seem to care it was just fun catapulting things around.

This week we have the pinewood derby. I cut out Goose’s car today- he need to paint and prep it for the race this week.

I have begun some mittens this week. I have one done and am working on the next one. You can see the info on them on my ravelry page {here}. I am making the men’s size and they fit me pretty good. I have such honking hands- thanks to my dad.

Mitten number 1

I also purchased a pair of khaki men’s pants at the thrift store yesterday. I altered them today to make some boyfriend type pants. They turned out really good and I think I like them. I was at Lane Bryant yesterday and tried on a pair and loved them, but they were $65 and that is just too damn much for a pair of weekend pants. I got mine for $5 and 30 minutes of my time. And I think I like them better. I am now on the look out for some blue jeans to do this too.

How did I alter them? Well the a bit big in the waist, but I left that alone, because it makes them more comfortable, I will just wear a belt. I trimmed about 1 inch of the sides and the in seam and the crotch. They are still a bit bagging in my hips, but that is kind of the look I am going for. Also they were pleated in the front so they poof. I didn’t fix that because I really don’t care and I think it goes with the look I am going for.

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I think I am going to have to learn how to alter more clothes. It is much cheaper. And pretty damn awesome.


So, This week has been. And I truly say been. Here in the southern US of A we were a whopping 6F. It was the coldest I remember. And the wind… crazy cold. That was on Tuesday… today sunny and 60s. Clear skies. I really dislike this crazy *ss weather.

I haven’t worked on anything all week. I have just been, as I stated earlier. It was kind of rough getting back into the swing of things for goose and me. He went back to school this week and back to everything else that he does- guitar, karate, and cub scouts. So he has just been tired. He went to his dad’s this weekend, so I expect another sleepy week. At least I had a quiet weekend.

I have been playing Luigi’s Mansion on goose’s DS like it is crack. I can’t get past this one level right now and am very frustrated. So maybe I can actually work on something.

I still haven’t finished Goose’s pillow. And I need to begin the diaper covers for HW little twins- she is due in March I think. And I want to work on ICB’s blanket. And I want to make some mittens. Hopefully this week I can get some stuff done.

Work has been work. I have been trying to find some patients for my current studies- so it is a lot of phone calls and reviewing charts- totally boring. I did have a few patient visits this week and actually have some scheduled for next week as well. Patient visits make the days go by so much faster.

I think I am kind of taking over his cub scout den. His current leader AR is not that organized or he doesn’t know what to do or something. He doesn’t even have a plan for the rest of the year. I have made one until April. I will work on May and June this week. It really only took a little thought and some time to write-up.

I have planned this great project for this week and I guess this is what I have been doing since Friday. so it began as such….

On Friday, we went to the dollar tree to get some things for the boys- little prizes, etc. I found these angry bird erasers and thought- hmm… I can totally make these into a game. So I started to think and decided we needed to make catapults. So that is what we are going to do. I spent most of today putting little kits together for them. I found the instructions here. And as I was looking on the web, I found this great game Gnome Catapult here. So this is what I have doing this lovely beautiful Sunday. And that is the game we will play this week. I sure hope the kids like it.

I will try to take some pictures and post next weekend and I will try to actually create something as well.

… later

A new multi media project.

A few months ago, e.g. probably last summer, I began a really cool embroidery project of this old school tattoo like thing that says CRAFTY. See..


Well over this Christmas, I finally finished it. Really I finished it because I wanted the basket it was sitting in and had now where else to put it. it is strange the things that motive one to complete projects.

Originally I was going to frame it and hang it up in the craft room, but I for some odd reason decided to make it into a pillow.  I spent a week crocheting blocks for the back, but when I sewed it together the blocks were too big, so I just became a pillow with no fancy back. Well I couldn’t live with that (I wanted fancy and was a little upset that this plan I had in my head didn’t work), so I crocheted an edge on the d*mn thing.

Ta Da..


For the edge, I was real simple. First, I blanket stitched around so I could add the edge. Then I did a round of just single crochet. Then I did the next round double crochet, chain one, skip one, repeat around. I was going to add more, but I was kind of tired of the whole thing. It is hard to crochet on the edge of a stuffed pillow. Any way, I think it looks good, just how it is. Here is close up of the edging…


The fabric used was just some extra scrap that I had. I seem to by fat quarters all the time- they usually end up handy.

Goose and I did some embroidery together as well and he wanted a pillow too, so I am going to do the same kind of thing to it. I will post when I am done- hopefully this week.

I am truly glad I decided to teach myself how to embroider. it is really fun and fast and the finished product looks so great.

… later