Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shame on Urban threads!

This little tidbit has been spreading through the crafting world like wildfire!

Urban threads is not all it seems and is copying patterns to boot. Check out these blogs for more info.

For shame!

Friday, April 17, 2009

AFAN Vegas Style!

This weekend My Hubby will be walking in the AFAN walk with Penn and Teller's team!
I don't get to go the kiddies are sick. :( But if anyone would like to contribute to the cause please check out his AFAN site!
He will be walking in all red Pyrate Garb (made by yours truly) Hopefully he will get the attention this cause deserves!

Monday, April 13, 2009


As I had mentioned before my current "Mania" is Day of the Dead, Mexican folk art. I Love me some Folk! When I am not busy with my kids (which is a lot!) I have been slowly working on this.

I cannot take credit for the actual design. No its loveliness is all by the hand of the equally lovely Sunny Buick. I just stitched it. But as I said it was a work in progress and I hope to finish this soon, I took a break to work on a couple of craftster swaps. And wouldn't you know one of my partners wanted a day of the dead doll. :) I better get started. Luckily I have had some experience in that!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Break Craftyness!

Since I am a stay-at-home Mom it usually falls to me to watch my nieces and nephew during any and all holiday breaks. This year I had my Nephew for the whole week. he was "given" to me because he had an art project to do for his Spanish class and since I am the craftiest in my family who else could they turn too. He had to design a display that had 7 rooms that he could furnish, label and write chores for. (all in Spanish)

Since I love Mexican Folk art and all that Jazz I found it very hard to let him do this on his own, which he was okay with. :) We built a 3 ft X 3ft House display recycling old card board boxes and Paper mache

Here is our start point.

we have it glued together.

This was the finished project. I did't take pictures of the Paper mache stage but there you have it. Casa de Arie!
Even my husband couldn't stay out of the act so he drew the detail on the top and bottom.
My nephew was never so happy and knowing he did the Majority of the work himself made it even better.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

OMG Has It been that LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey There! I'm very sorry I have been so absent. Truth is I kinda forgot that I even had a blog. So Lets see what has been going on.....

Lots of stitching, a few holidays, couple of birthdays (mine included) and several trips to Disneyland.

This is my current project for the Craftster needlework challenge (voting ends tomorrow!) Believe it or not it only took me two days to stitch this project. I wanted desperatly to enter it by the deadline, which I did, then they added a week! Oh well, LOL!