Monday, May 31, 2010

Road Trip!

My girlfriends and I decided the other day that we need a vacation. We haven't gone on a vacation -just us girls- in two years. Since our schedules are so hectic and different, we decided it was better to plan something sooner than later. So we decided to drive from Los Angeles to Vancouver June 30-July 4th. I'm not sure if that's enough time to make it back because we also want to stop and see the sights. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we should see and visit? I'm so excited! I've never been on a road trip before.

Right now, I'm also working on one of these:

I've never done amigurumi before so I'm excited to learn something new other than granny squares. I'm almost done- I just need to work on the body. On my first try, it started to look like a cone. I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Click on the image if you want to find out more about it.
Well, I'm off to join my classmate. We need to put a rough cut together for our documentary. It's not the best feeling since I'm sick, my head feels like it's going to explode, my sinuses hurt and I can't hear that well. yay :/
Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's a rainy day today here in Ventura. I wouldn't mind as much if I didn't have to run errands all day. I got the "scaries" today because I'm going to try to donate blood today. It's usually a hit or miss for me because of my iron levels, sometimes I have enough and sometimes I don't. Then I get to drive down to L.A. and see my dad for a bit then hang out with my girlfriends to see Sex and the City 2. I'm excited to see it but I don't know how I feel about Adan coming back. Didn't he have a kid during the show? It makes me feel like it's just filler because I thought that relationship was long gone. But that's just my opinion. How is your Thursday?

All images via weheartit

Friday, May 21, 2010

Finger Puppets

I found a new favorite Etsy shop today where you can find the most interesting and delightful finger puppets. Here are some of my favorite puppets from abbeychristine. I think they are pretty awesome.

Steve Zissou

Harold and Maude

Richie, Chas and Margot

Bob Ross

Haha, and Johnny Cash.
She has some pretty amazing stuff. She also has Peewee Herman and Madonna.

An Owl Giveaway

Who loves owls? I know I definitely do. Visit My Owl Barn for your chance to win. The best part is that there will be four winners so your chances are greater.

I wish I could win them all!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I stumbled on Sandra Juto's website while I was looking for inspiration for my granny afghans on Flickr. Turns out she sells afghans, unfortunately the one I wanted sold. I checked out the rest of her site where she also sells prints. I like her style and the colors she uses. Here are some of my favorite prints of hers.

This one is at the top of my list. I like the look of the geometrical shapes with the muted colors. It's something that my eye is always drawn to.

She also sells wrist warmers in many different colors. I like how she added the "buttons" on them. Which reminds me, I need to find a really good tutorial on crocheting fingerless gloves.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I've been coming back to my crocheting and realized that I always start something but never finish. I'm currently working on 3 different afghans because I get bored of crocheting the same thing. I decided to stop doing that and get at least 1 done by March (it's on my 28 before 29 list). I think it's do-able since I only need about 13 more big granny squares to finish. I figured if I do 1 everyday then I will definitely reach my goal way before March. Does anyone have any good tutorials on how to join the squares together? It will be a huge accomplishment for me when I finally finish my blanket. I also want to learn how to make hexagons too. Here are some pretty blankets that are keeping me motivated and inspired.

I'm also going to crochet a pillow to match my blanket. I'm off to start my weekend. It involves cutting scenes together for my new documentary class and scouting possible subjects for it. It's kind of scary, we have to make a 30 min. doc by the week of June 14.
Have a great weekend, I'm going to try and spend it outside as much as possible. What do you have planned?

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Craft Room...

I finished rearranging my craft room and I'm only half happy with it. As soon as I finish school, which will be at the end of August, I'll be moving out so I'm not really going all out with decorating much as I really want to. Since the living room/dining room is out of commission and probably will be till I move out, I decided to bring in the dining table for a bigger workspace. So here is a peek at my little space...for now :(

I scored another typewriter for $5!

My favorite part of my little space. I love owls. And yarn. And thread. And Fall :)

These are 2 dresses I want to work on since it's getting warmer. I'm thinking of shortening the patterned dress and get rid of the puffy sleeves.

Working on journaling right now. I love it so much now since I started taking Rachel and Elsie's Journal class.

I'm currently drinking this, which is Malt-o-meal but I added sugar, cinnamon and evaporated milk. My mom used to make it when we were kids and it was sooo good. Especially if you dipped your toast in it. Mine came out more liquidy than I wanted so I'm drinking it instead. I'm hoping to get my shop updated with a few things tonight so I better get to work on that. I post as soon as everything is up.
EDITED: I've listed some items in my shop and even added one of my favorite prints. My goal is to have more items up this week.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Faves

So I was googling online to see where I can get some washi tape at a local craft store, somewhere I didn't have to get it online. I didn't find anything but I did find my new favorite cute online shop. It's called cute tape and they have so many things that now I feel I "need". I purchased this set of 12 washi tapes.

Sooo pretty. And here are some other things that are really cute on their site.

I want these hand made labels so bad.
I also want/need this journal so bad. It's for multi-taskers because it's a planner, calendar, journal and account book. I'm definitely getting this next time.

Yes, it comes with the wooden stamps!!! :)

Well I guess I'm going to have to wait for my tape to get here after all. But I'm excited. I love ordering things online because I feel like I'm getting a present, even though I paid for it. Must be the whole unpacking thing of it.
Have a great and crafty weekend.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I'm loving the journal class I'm taking right now. I'm so inspired! I hadn't done any journaling in a while and this was just the spark I needed. I'm also really inspired by my classmates. Seeing other people's creativity somehow sparks my enthusiasm to join in on the fun. Here are some pages that are truly magical.





Is there anything inspiring you lately? What do you do when you lose inspiration?