Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cookies and Cream and THANKS KRISTEN!!

For Christmas, we got this amazing ice cream maker from Ryan's awesome sister. And recently I found the BEST vanilla ice cream recipe ever. No really! you should try it. Cause it is that good! Super easy, super quick, add some Neuman-o's and you are on your way to AWESOME cookies and cream!

Chop Chop Chop:

Whir Whir Whir:

Yum Yum Yum!

Summer is in full swing here in our home!! In fact, I think I will make some more today! I love lazy Sundays!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yo Yo Yo!

I am kind of yo yo crazy right now! I am working on this shirt, McCalls 5851. I have made it a bunch before. With the bows, and plain, but right now its Yo Yo's! I finished the yo yo detail and am working still on the shirt. It was a lot of cutting:

and ironing:

and sewing:

and placing into its form:

See, I am so yo yo crazy that I am even wearing them in my hair!!

I can't wait to show you the finished shirt!! It is looking good!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


One thing that is bringing me a lot of joy these days is cooking new things for my boy. New things, old things, cooking in general, really. Recently I have been venturing and making my own flour tortillas! I have been using this recipe from Finding Joy in my kitchenIt doesn't take that many ingredients to make these yummy little things! Flour, baking powder, oil, salt, water.

You Mix, mix, mix:

knead: , this was great! I really enjoyed this part. working with my hands, getting aggression out! :) haha.

Seperate into balls and let rest:

roll out:

and griddle up!

They are great! YUM!

Fill with taco filling, or make quesadillas. You will not be disappointed!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UPDATED!!! WINNER!! :) Because...

So, I am a moron and can't figure out how to post the random number thing. But I ran it and it came up with #6! Which is the lovely:

SAM VARADY said...
My fav summer memory HAS to be this summer. I got married at DISNEY WORLD.
Because I had to deal with this over the weekend:

Yay congrats! Lady, I just need your address and I will mail your package out. my email is and ps I am jealous of your memory cause I WANT A HUSBAND. j/k haha. :) Thanks for commenting and Congrats doubly time!

Because I have a bunch of plush toys in my closet when they should be being snuggled. Because I made some cute pouches and hair bobbies. Because i love you.... I am doing a giveaway! With 3 things:

These cutie pie twin bunnies.

This bow pouch

This tiny pink and purple tiny bobby pin for your hair!

Its all yours!

Just comment on this post about your very favorite summer memory by Friday at 6pm and I will have the random number generator pick one winner! Yay!

Monday, June 13, 2011


So, one of the really cute things I got yesterday at the Getty Crafty show was this AWESOME headband from my friend Jaymi Guess. It is from her Cooo line and it is a "big girl" size. I absolutely love it. Ryan couldn't stop telling me how cute he thought my hair is! I love it!

Also, I told the girls from yesterday I would blog about this awesome painting that Ryan and I found on the street awhile back. I may have even wrote about it before. But its this awesome piece and we found it and its on velvet.

Here it is in all of its glory with the rest of our art! Here is to a great week for us all!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Super Fun Weekend!

This weekend was great. Busy, but great! Friday Ryan and I went out for veggie sushi and an art show. It was SO GOOD! There is a restaurant down the street from us that has GREAT sushi, and great music and an overall cozy atmosphere. After that we went to our friend Charlie's art show.

Then I relaxed at home and watched LOST, which I am sooo back into right now. I watched the first and second seasons with Missy my very best friend when it was on TV, but I got out of it when I moved to California because we didn't have a TV. It is great that it is on Netflix streaming. I LOVE being able to watch it without commercials. I was also sewing and finishing up some stuff for my show in Sacramento on Saturday! Owls and cute hair bobbies.

The show was so so, but made all the more awesome from the super amazing people I got to neighbor with. The ALWAYS amazing Jaymi from Coo, the very sweet Kristin and Cassidy from The Monster and Me, the lovely Lauren Brandy and the super cute and awesome Amy Cluck! I am so happy I got to spend the day with these girls and they were honestly the reason I go to Sacramento. I can't wait to be up there hanging out with them again! So. Much. Fun. I am super sunburned and today is going to be a recovery/relaxing day. I say that but what I reeeeaaallly mean is I am going through ALL of my fabric and craft supplies and am going to see what makes the cut to stay at my house. I love having a lot of cool stuff and I want to maximize what I have but I have limited space and I need to discriminate. My stuff is out of control right now. Ryan has more supplies than me but he has a better system I think. I am going to spend today just making my space lovely. Yay!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Summertime in San Francisco leaves something to be desired for a Midwest girl like me. Its cool and foggy and pretty much only makes me long for warm summer nights, and swimming pool weather. That is ok though, we have perfect bike weather. You don't even get too sweaty going up all of those hills!

Ryan got me a bike last year for my birthday that I am just now getting to use. It is this lovely black Schwinn. It just recently got fixed and It is ALL sorts of fun. Well going down the hills it is! I am working on the endurance for up some of them!

Isn't he cute when he has to wait for me and walk his bike up the big hills cause I am a big baby?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Here is a picture of the corner of my awful, messy desk. If I am not careful, my whole area and floor are a train wreck. Lets be honest, they usually ARE a train wreck. Much to the dismay of my very sweet and patient boyfriend. Who mostly just cleans up after me and only a little bit gives me hell. Well a grumpy disapproving look at least. But a girl has to craft owls when she has to craft owls, you know? And sometimes you just don't have time for the picking up part!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Busy Busy!

I love having a boyfriend that works at a market. I ALWAYS get flowers. And fancy beautiful fun flowers!! Like this lovely rose here. It is grey/brown/purple. The most beautiful rose of them all! Except maybe a black magic rose which I tried to have them get at the flower market but they don't carry them.

Also I have a show next weekend so I am working on some fun stuff! Like these tiny fancy bobbies! My favorite are the deer. If I have any left I am going to put them in the shop.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Shirt!

I am doing really well making about one item for my wardrobe a week. This week I finshed this really cute pink shirt. It is the same as McCalls 5882. I still don't think it looks like the one on the package but it came out EXACTLY how I wanted it to. I am starting to get better and better at construction which is something I really am excited about. And yes, this is the lovely bathroom at work. The photo above is the better show of actual color, but the one below is the one I like how I look better.

Today is going to be a sewing day. I am really loving having time to do that and I have a show coming up in Sacramento next week that I am really excited about! I get to hang out with girls I LOVE and that is my favorite! I am also starting to get excited for my birthday! It is coming up quick! (35 days!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sew awesome Friday night!

Keeping busy on a Friday night!