Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've been pretty busy lately, which has left me with not a lot of time to do crafts.  Boo!  Last weekend, we traveled to Louisiana to see Allen's parents, and then I had a weird work schedule.  This past weekend, my grandparents came to visit, and this week,  I will also have a weird work schedule.

It was cold, very windy, and rainy on Saturday.  I was bummed because I wanted to take my grandparents out to see some sights here in Austin.  So, I made some coffee, shared some with my grandad, and finished up a few projects while visiting with my grandparents.  It was really nice.

I like how the boy and girl turned out.  They're hanging above our bar.  The matryoshkas, I dunno.  I guess they're okay.  It was really hard to do a face for the smallest one, so I just painted it.  They don't look so bad on the bar, actually, I don't suppose.  I may buy some more and try something else with them.

Sunday, my grandparents visited a friend, and it was nice and sunny, so Allen and I went fabric shopping.  He wanted some nice fabric for backdrops for his photography, and I just wanted some nice fabric.  We went to Joann Fabrics.  I love that store.  I got some fat quarters and some more transfer paper for embroidery.  Hancock was nice as well, but we didn't find anything. 

There is a new fabric store on South Lamar called The Common Thread.  She has some really nice fabric.  It's a little on the expensive side, but a lot of it is imported, and it's an independent business, so I didn't expect any different.  She also had some books I want:

I purchased the One Yard Wonders book.  It's fantastic!  I bought some yards of fabric to start on some of these adorable projects!  Now, the only problem- figuring out which one I want to start first!

I also purchased 4 Sublime Stitching patterns:  Sexy Librarians, Dutch and Russian , Cute Little Heads, and Spaced Out.  I purchased 3 Wild Olive patterns:  Road Trippers, Springy, and the Solar System Set.  I also sent in my application for Sublime Stitching licensing application.  If I am accepted, I will be able to sell all sorts of stuff with Sublime Stitching patterns!  I can't wait to find out if I'm licensed.  I'll blog, of course, whether I am or not.

I've been working on working out and eating better- keeping under 1500 calories a day, aiming right now to burn 300 during my workout, eating lots of healthy snacks, and cutting out soda.  The drink mixes that Crystal Light makes, and the generic store brand ones, tend to give me heartburn.  And I get sick of just water all of the time.  So, I've been drinking, along with plenty of regular water,  Sobe Life Water.  It's SO good.  No sugar, no calories.  I've got Yumberry Pomegranate, Mango Melon, Apple and Fuji Pear, cherimayo punch (which is probably my favorite), Black and Blue Berry, and Acai Fruit Punch.  They are so, so good, and I cannot recommend them enough if you're looking to cut down or cut out soda and can't just drink water all of the time!

Okay, and that's it for now!  Thanks for reading. 


  1. You have some really cute stuff. :-)

  2. I have been wanting that Sew What skirts book forever! Too funny. I find more and more that we have similar crafty tastes and I loooooove it. LOL :)
    Sorry I have not visited lately. Your girl and boy embroideries are very cute and I think you did an excellent job on the Matroyshka dolls!

    I so understand what you mean about the degree and finding work. I hope I can find work in this field, but I also applied for a customer service rep too (just in case) where my husband works. It is hard to know if you will get a job right off (or at all) when you get out of school.

    My husband could not find a job in his field either. He has a bachelor's degree in Information technology. He does text customer support for a gaming company. Similar to a call center, but with text mostly.


  3. Thank you, Michelle! And please don't apologize, we all get busy!

    I must have that Sew What Skirts book. I think I'm gonna order it from Amazon. Right now.