Monday, March 22, 2010


No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you and yes that car door has been cross-stitched!

A series called "Way of Roses" by artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, posted by Kunstraum Richard Sorge is all cross stitch on car parts. It's a truly stunning series, of which you can see more of in the Strich & Faden Exhibition set.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ruffle Your Stuff!!!

The lovely Disney over at Ruffles and Stuff is hosting a crafty contest! All you need to do is create something with ruffles! She has TONS of great inspirational ideas as well as some great tutorials for clothes, accesories, and home decor. There are so many great prizes to be won so drop by and start creating!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

All I can say is WOW!!!!

You simply MUST check out Litter SF. I somehow stumbled onto their site and my mouth just DROPPED. Their collection of chain jewelery is EXQUISITE!!! They even have some things I've never seen before, like beautiful shoulder and head pieces such as those below.

You can also visit their blog to see what new things the duo is up to as well as getting a healthy dose of crafty inspiration.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To Shred or not the Shred?

So like most women, I too would like to lose that extra 20 pounds I carry around with me daily. I don't mind working out once I'm at the gym, but I find it SO HARD to get there. I think a home workout would be better suited for me. My sister in-law recently lent me her Jillian Micheals' 30 Day Shred DVD. I've done a little research on the web and some people have gotten some great results. Its hard to believe I can lose 20 lbs in 30 days but I'll have to work out everyday for 20 mins. I really don't want to post a photo of me in a sports bra at the moment but hopefully after I've lost a few pounds (keeping my fingers crossed) I'll be feeling a little better about it! My first workout starts tonight after work. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sign up to WIN!!!!

The DIY Dish is hosting a giveaway of a Janome 350e EMBROIDERY machine and a Janome DC4030 SEWING machine to celebrate the launch of their new web show. There are SO MANY ways to enter to win. I personally have always wanted an embroidery machine so I'm crossing all my extremeties for that baby!

Not only that but they have some GREAT ideas for embellishing your pillows, so head on over and take a look and get inspired!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

How to Stencil

There's a great stenciling tutorial over at MADE I love to stencil. I've made a few in my day but I'd like to get into the more intricate art of it all, with multiple layers and everything. I can only do the simple ones at the moment, and even those aren't always so easy peasy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sleepwalking and the Olympics

I wonder what causes it?....sleepwalking that is. I've had a few experiences in my time, but most vivid was during my first week of University in my new room. I recollect getting out of bed and thinking I was in someone elses room. I panicked and unlocked the door, ran down the hall out that door, down all the stairs and out the main fron door to the building, where I snapped out of it. I realized what had happened and thought it was pretty funny, until it hit me that I was now locked out of the building in the middle of the night in my pj shorts and tank top. Better yet, it just started to rain. Luckily I met a guy earlier in the week on the first floor and was able to locate his room and wake him up my knocking on his windows!

Have you ever sleptwalked? The point of this entire post was because I cam across the cutest video of a dog sleepwalking. Too funny!

So who is watching the opening ceremonies tonight for the Olympics? I know I am! I'm going to do my very best this year to follow as much of the games as I can. I think we all should as its going to be a LONG time until they come back to Canada. I am most looking forward to both the men and womens hockey (of course!) but wish all the athletes representing our country the best of luck! GO CANADA GO!!!


My 6 year old nephew is SO INTO the Olympics this year its just ADORABLE! He's a very patriotic kid just like his daddy. For any other tots out there that are excited about the Olympics, go here to meet the mascots. There are games, colouring pages and more for you all to enjoy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What did I get myself into?

Oh man......I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm a TOTAL newbie at this blogging thing. I have no clue when it comes to ettiquette, taking nice photos, networking, what to post, what NOT to post or how to express myself in my writing. I imagine there are quite a few sites out there outlining exactly these things but what fun would that be? I'm not the kind of person that NEEDS to have instructions for everything I do. If I want it bad enough, I'll find a way to get it. It may not be pretty, but I'll get the job done! Don't get my wrong, if a tutorial or pattern is provided, I'm not one to turn my nose up at it, but I won't whine and moan if I'm on my own either. So let's see how I get along solo first.

Oh yes! Round 2 has started over at So you Think You're Crafty. Check out the turorial for last week's winner of the Tag Wallet. I love it so much!

Now I just need to start saving all my tags!