Thursday, February 28, 2008

I am loving bugs!

Eunice, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Here is my ladybug! I was so excited about her, that I took pics of her last night, right away! I have a bunch of little small bunnies in the works for the springtime love and then some more cutie pie bugs.

I have some stuff to do for my work tonight, watch an hour of videos. I don't know if I will. I really don't feel like it.

Oh and gross, I was eating chips and salsa today and a spider crawled on my salsa when I was scooping it up. I could have died.

I am really looking forward to this weekend! There is so much fun coming up!

I am sort of out of it right now. I really want some french fries. I am thinking of driving up to where my sister works, just for some french fries. They are really good there. MMMM then I could have a portobella sandwich too. That sounds really good too.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Seriously, spring is coming soon, right?

Today I am in a super happy really good mood sort of mood. I had a super awesome night last night, filled with reading(a clockwork orange and then a little bit of Helter Skelter when I ran out of book!) and snuggling, just like it should be. I am over the moon for sure!

It was so snowy and cold today! I was sort of freaking out this morning because both my brake light and my antibreak lights were on this morning and I thought I was going to die on my way home from Cleveland, it turned out to be nothing. My car is just weird. I am really looking forward to spring and summer. As you can see, I am in the mood for anything that time of year brings with it! Bugs and all!!

I love sewing. I am so glad I got a couple of ideas to sew up! It makes me feel so good! I think tonight, a couple more bugs and some bunnies with pants! I love crafting so much!

P.S. the coffee cake seemed to go over well, hopefully I will have lots more baking to do in the future to show you!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Yesterday I felt the urge to bake. It was mostly from talking to Dan and also everytime I read Heidi Kenney's blog, I feel like I am slacking in the baking department. I will have to make more recipes. This cake is really good, really cinnamon-y and such, it is from a crisco ad from like a gazillion years ago that my mom uses. I should have taken a pic from when it was cut, but I don't know.

The past few days have been weird, I am in a little bit of a slump, seriously affected by the weather. Not having any ideas to sew, not being able to draw what I want, all that stuff. Messy tiny room, you know what I am saying. Today at work though, I was busy trying to think Spring in this crazy winter blizzard that is hitting Cleveland right now, and I came up with some really cute springy ideas for myself. I am really excited about them!

I have been walking again, just on the treadmill, I figure that if I can sit on my ass for 1/2 an hour and watch t.v., then I can walk for the same amount of time and watch t.v. And it makes me feel good. It does depress me just a bit, because I want to ride my bike(which I had to leave in california) and I can't because it is seriously cold and snowy. I can't wait until it warms up, just a little bit even! Just enough where I can buy a bike and ride it around my hood.

Today, cutting some fabric, walking a couple miles, and snuggling. Yep, its gonna be a nice night.

Friday, February 22, 2008

new hair...

my new do. , originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I like it I think. It sure is shiny. :D I kind of look like elvira :D

I think I am going to eat some pizza for dinner. From Marco's. With Feta Cheese and tomatoes. And a super yummy salad. That sounds good to me :D

Then I think I am going to drink a bottle of wine. Well, we will see.

I might sew a little before I go to my boyfriend's party. I think it would be fun. With fabric or paper, it doesn't really matter to me.

I am going to use my new super awesome bobby pins. They are the best ones and they come in a tin.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yes I have a lawn chair in my living room...

I am leaving soon for my haircut and I am very excited. I haven't even decided all the way what I am going to do. It is going to be shiny though, that I promise. :D I love getting my hair cut :D

My fingers hurt today from sewing. It is pretty awesome. I have recently noticed some pretty awesome callouses on my fingertips from sewing. I don't know why but that makes me super proud.

I made a bunch of stuff last night. It was fun, I love sewing so much.

For the record, I can't believe that it is Thursday already! I am looking forward to this weekend, especially some quality fun time with my bestest friend, Missy Sue.

I am thinking about getting some cool paper stuff and making some cards like the one I made for valentine's day. It came out cute. I want to make some smaller cards for when someone buys something so that I can have some ready and just write a thank you on it and send it out. I am also thinking that is going to be the way I am going to do my business card. I really need to get one made up soonish. It is going to be show season coming up here soon and I need to get my shit together that is for sure! Real business cards. Wow.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I am nervous and anxious, it really counts this time

nymph, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

And you know all my favorite singers have stolen all of my best lines

Oh goodness. I cannot believe it is Wednesday already! I am excited the days go by so fast at my new job, its pretty amazing! I love the girls and the work! Weird.

I also am getting my hair cut tomorrow and I am *so* excited. I think I am going to cut it alittle shorter than I normally have it. It will be super fun. :D I love cutting my hair, it makes me so happy somtimes. It really is the simple things in life.

Tonight I am going to sit in my bedroom which is extra warm and cozy because it is over the furnace at my house and put some fun music on and sew up a storm tonight. I got some new polyfil so I won't have to keep "repurposing" my old toys :D I also got some fun fur and fabric to play with. I can't wait

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I lost all train of thought, as I entered the room...

Wow, I am in a really good mood today! I got a little sewing done last night, I am going out to dinner, things are good!

I do miss my best friend a bunch, we are on opposite shifts for our works and it sucks kind of. She works nights. I had a great time before I got a job of going over her house and hanging out almost every day.

By the way, it is f-ing cold here today. I am freezing my little but off. It was like in the 50's the other night and today it didn't make it out of the teens. At my job I have to wear skirts and dresses(yes I know that is weird) and I thought I was going to die walking to my car after work today. It is crazy. I heard this weekend is supposed to be sort of warm though. I am excited because I am going out to party with a bunch of girls in a limo-bus. I have never been in a limo or a limo-bus before. I can't wait, its gonna be super fun.

Last night I felt so bad. I don't know if any other plush designers do this but I was sewing along and I found out that I was out of polyfil. So I sacrificed a few older toys that I was bored of and stole their polyfil. Is that mean? I sort of felt like a jerk and counter productive, but whatever. It was stuff I wasn't that happy with and that I felt could be sacrificed for more fun stuff. :D I am really excited about my new little plush, they are nymphs. Really they are kind of monsters. I love their curly ears.

Did I tell you that my future sister-in-law wants me to make chocolates for her wedding favors? That is so exciting and fun! I am super honored. They did come out super tasty though and she *should* want some yummy Lauren Smash chocolates on her day of wedded bliss.

Tomorrow, I plan on sew sew sewing and going to work and remembering my lunch so I don't have to buy soup.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Look! I make candy!

I made truffles too!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I had the best Valentines day I think ever. My mom made me a dress, I got chocolates, I got flowers, and....

My very own Web Address!! Yep that's right, if you type into the address bar above you, you will go straight to my shop. No, I'm not joking, try it!! The best present ever. For real. While its only linked to my shop for now, soon it will be a beautiful wonderful site of my very own. I am so excited. I repeat, Best. Present. Ever. :D :D :D :D :D

I *made* truffles! They were my super secret super exciting fun present that I made! I even put dinosaur sprinkles on top which I really think made them :D

Today was lovely, I had a great time at work and I think I am going to sew tonight. I also got super yummy pizza and salad. I love today!

I also made a really cute plush and I of course didn't get a pic of it...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tiny fairy, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

The day is already going great for me! My special Valentines fun projects worked out perfect(more on that tomorrow!)

I also got a few things sewn last night and that was good!

My mom suprised me this morning with my very own Valentine's day treat, the cutest dress ever!! :D I can't wait to wear it(it's not quite finished, there are pins or I would wear it anyways...) I was so suprised for my mom to give me a handmade gift of her own! Very touching! I can't wait to show you...

I can't wait for tonight, it is going to be lots of fun, enchiladas and a bunch of other assorted fun!

Today, just another day at work! and also maybe I can sew a little before my date. I am always trying to shove sewing in! I keep telling myself that I will sacrifice *sleep* for sewing.

I hope everyone has a great day with their sweetie!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Super Fun show!

Gettysburg Feb 2008 025, originally uploaded by Goddan.

just another pic of gettysburg! At Heidi's much fun!! :D

so i got a job! woo hoo, I am now a functioning member of society again i guess. Well at least I can move out soon! :D

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Stuff.

I told you I got a new plush from MyPaperCrane! It is this adorable little guy, he is a sleepy mountain man...


he is yawning and adorable...

I did work on some new toys! They are fairies. They have wings on their backs too...




I like their little heart noses!

I am sad today because Ryan has decided to stop speaking to me. That is a good thing for both of us I am sure, but it still makes me sad. He was my best friend and the person who knew me best for a long time and I think it is unfortunate that we can't talk anymore. I do think it will be productive and also help healing. I hope he feels in the future that he can come to me and talk to me as friends.

Today I am doing a "working interview" with the company I am trying to work for. I am excited, it should be fun. I also have another interview before I find out if I will get hired. Tonight I am hoping to work a little on something secret. :D

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Oh goodness...

I am up really early today, I am going to work! Temporarily that is.

Just today and tomorrow.

I am really looking forward to this weekend, a party Friday night, a trip to Gettysburg to see Heidi Kenney, and hopefully a bunch of goodtimes :D

Tonight, maybe just hanging out and some sewing if I get a chance, we will see.

Yesterday was good, I hung out with my best friends and got some cute ideas for something special. We will see how it turns out :P

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Crazy sick..

Mini Lion for my shop, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

So I am just getting over some sort of weird super bug. I am glad to be done with it. Sunday, I spent time over my friend's house and didn't watch the superbowl. It was nice. But right as I was leaving, her daughter told everyone individually that she puked. Then my friend said she wasn't feeling good either. Hmm weird, I said to myself.

Until the next day, when I was out and started to feel like total shit. I rushed home and when I got there I started to vomit every ten minutes for like 3 hours. It sucked. Then it was like every 1/2 hour until I finally fell asleep. All yesterday I felt super drained and horrible and achey but I managed to keep all the liquid I was drinking down. I slept all the day away hardly getting up out of the chair I had situated myself in. The night ended with me wanting ice cream and forcing myself in snow boots, pajama pants and a sweater to get in my car and drive to Dairy Queen for a Banana cream pie blizzard. It totally made me feel better. I listen to my body when it tells me it wants something. It mostly makes me feel better.

I will say that Monday before I vomited my guts out, I had a burrito(my previous sick craving) and I promise you that it will be a *long* time before I have another burrito. That is sad for so many reasons, but trust me, I don't want one for a long time.

Today I think I will attempt food and actually do something! Yay. :D

Monday, February 4, 2008


I totally rocked my sewing machine this weekend. I made a bunch of fun stuff for the shop and all that jazz. I am super excited.

Today is going to be fun, I am going to a show and also to try and get a job...I can't wait. really.

I am probably going to come home and sew some more, I have a few little things in mind right now. I am really loving the mini lions. They are less expensive and so sweet and little!

I am also going to make another tote and pouch combo, I have this tan courderoy, like a million yards I am going to use. I really love courderoy for some reason. It is the noise it makes I think.

I was also thinking about going to this yarn shop near here and getting some chunky yarn to make a scarf out of, I am really loving scarves right now. We'll see how it goes!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sugar isn't gross....Sugar is GREAT!!

Bang Trim..., originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Ahh...this weekend was definitely ULTIMATE. I had a super great wonderful time. Saturday was filled with great stuff:

Juno(I loved it for sure. It was super cute and touching),Driving around C-town, reading thrasher and slap(good old J-Fish), a little hair cut(a super good one I might add...Just look at that rad bang-style), hanging out at JoAnns(I learned the use of many fabrics that I hadn't thought of and also have been inspired to have jeans with gold thread for Cedar Point), margaritas and enchiladas, some crazy bands in Kent (at the old Screwy Louies, oh my god) and even French Toast(the best french toast ever). For real. Super awesome-ness.

Today I spent a bunch of time with my family of best friends. I learned that sugar is great and that Jackson is 6. (Jackson is Sydney's imaginary friend that lives at Africa in a blue house. He has a sister named Fagion)

I have some fun planned for tomorrow, good old appointment with a temp agency. This week is bound to be exciting and fun.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I made myself something...

my new tote bag, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I have been a crazy sweatshop lately. I really seem to be in a pretty good groove. My crazy Friday night last night involved me, the Alkaline Trio, and my sewing machine. It was seriously party time.

I made this bag for me the other day, I love being able to just whip up stuff when I need it. I really love this fabric, it is definitely my favorite. I need to get some more soon. It totally makes me want to make more stuff out of it. I also had some tree fabric and last night I made another bag out of it, a pouch to match it, a pouch out of super cute apple fabric, 2 dogs and a mini lion. The mini lion came out really great and I love it. I will put pictures up later. Right now all I want to do is make stuff. It makes me feel good. I know I keep saying that but whatever.

Right now I am looking forward to seeing Juno finally today, and next weekend I am going to make the haul out to Heidi Kenney's(my paper crane) show in Gettysburg. I am super stoked about this. I love being so close to stuff that I can just drive places whenever I want to. It is exciting.