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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

hey long time no post

so i have some f.o.s to finally post. i've been slacking hard core on the crafting. its hard to craft when i'm in such a funk. hopefully the new year will bring some good my way, i'm tired of life sucking so badly. anyhoo lets go.
first up: not so f o's. these are some bibs i've been making for my sisters baby. she is a confirmed she. alexis will be her name and i cannot wait to meet her. the plan is to finish these with a layer of something in the middle that won't absorb liquids too much and back them with some cute fabric. these are just tea towels that i cut into a bib shape (from k-mart) and some embroidery from sublime stitching.
sweets: breakfast:

next up: a hat i knit for mando. it came out ridiculously small. the skull is a candle holder that's about the same size as a 2 yr old's head. it was supposed to look like a water polo hat. his bro owns a water polo company and he wants to get some hats like this made to sell. i got this far and gave up. i'll try again someday soon. i based it off this pattern from knitty.

and finally the box bag made off of this tute. this is a quick and dirty one. i made it today. i used some of the leftover skeleton print from cheeks' halloween costume and some random red fabric i had lying around. i didn't use interfacing in it cuz i was just plain lazy so its kinda floppy and i left the handle off it for the same reason (and i think this will live in my purse). i plan on making some (better ones) for my mom and sis and putting their hand-made x-mass gifts in them. thats one good thing about not going home for x-mass, i have more time to make my gifts. all hand-made this year since the hospital decided to bill me for going in. what jerks, eh?

nothing like crafting alone on christmas! actually, it wasn't too bad. i cleaned and made myself breakfast and got some crafting done. it really was a productive day. i opened gifts over the phone with my mom and sis this morning and now i'm gonna go get all gussied up to see some pals over at the brewery! happy christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


so i haven't updated since nov 3rd or so. ok what has been happening? um... my pal gavin got a puppy who is pretty damn cute and will get a nice comfy hand-made doggy bed when he gets bigger. i spent thanksgiving with my lovely pal tiff and we cooked up a storm. it was more fun than it should have been. we hung out in our jammies all day stuffing our faces and doing laundry. later that night we went to brady's to see all our pals but i went home early because i was feeling achy in my throat. i thought it was just gonna be a cold but it ended up being much, much worse and later in the month i was admitted to the hospital for a day. my tonsils has swollen up so much that i couldn't eat or even swallow water. after the third day of choking down only a couple sips of tomato soup and chicken broth i drove myself to drs on duty to pay them $150 to tell me to go to the er. i spent the day in the er on morphine, ivs and antibiotics. my momma and grammie drove up from so.cal. to take care of me and stayed about a week. after taking a lot of antibiotics and a lot of pain killers i am back in shape. since then i have just been working, trying to make up for the week of work i lost and to pay for the dr bills. gav, sal, and i have been bowling on mondays and i really suck at it, i never break 80! and tuesday is neighborhood night at the brewery so i have been going there to meet up with pals. its nice to get out every now and agian! buddy came up for a week and we went to his company christmas party which was a lot of fun. we went bowling and partied like rockstars. ok, not really. but we did have a good time. other than that things have been pretty normal. i need to get on the crafting asap!