• What's New?

    I’m So Excited!

    I’ve been an Ubuntu user for several years after a laptop I bought just would not run Windows properly.

    It made me get creative in a few things (using a Windows emulator to run some of my applications) and give up others (doing graphic design) because I just didn’t like the options available to me.

    My laptop has pretty much died though. The battery won’t hold a charge at all and it just shuts off for no reason even while plugged in.

    The solution of course was a new laptop, but I’m short on money right now, so I ended up ordering a little 11″ one that was on sale from Dell.

    So what am I excited about? I’ll be able to run the software that makes designing cross stitch patterns the easiest, I’ll be able to run my Beadtool application without a Windows emulator, and I’ll have more options for graphic design software. I can’t afford Adobe Illustrator but I’ve used Corel too and it’s fairly inexpensive.

    What this means is I can really get into designing things again, which means more awesome things for you!

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    New Things Are Coming!

    I’ve been working on some new creations lately, and in the next few days I’ll be adding them to my shop. I’ve been doing a lot of stitching the last few days, plus I have some great ideas for a few new cross stitch patterns!

    If you haven’t been by my shop in a while, come back and have a look. There’s some items that I’ve recently added, and I’ll be adding a new coupon as we get closer to summer.

    What’s cool about coupons? They add to your cart automatically if you buy qualifying items! There’s current about 6 coupons available for a variety of items, plus some things are always on sale.

    I generally put rainbow items on sale in June for Pride month, and skulls and other spooky stuff in October, but otherwise sale items are selected at random.

  • What's New?

    Still Counting Down!

    We’re a few days closer to the Holidays on the Homestead at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum and I’ve got a few more new items! There’s a few more cross stitch pieces I want to complete for the event, but they’re small and I still have time.

    I want to stitch another Woman’s Place, a counselor Troi mini, a Geordi LaForge and maybe a second Kitty Puke.

    And I still need to get a couple small dishes to hold my little inexpensive items on my table. I’m hoping to find these at the dollar store though in a few days.

    This event is hands down my favorite, and there’s a reason I keep going back year after year. I really hope you’ll come by and check it out too!

  • What's New?

    Busy As A Bee

    The last few days have been filled with creative endeavors! A few days ago I finished two new cross stitch pieces that I will be adding to the shop tomorrow, and tonight I’ve finished quite a few small projects too.

    I started off making a business card holder out of polymer clay. It’s a pretty basic shape, and I added some embellishments, and overall I’m really happy with how it turned out.

    I did overcook it so painting became a necessity but I’m really happy with it. It will look great sitting on my table at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on the 1st.

    After that, I painted a picture of a pony. I decided to coat the surface with glittery resin, which I’m waiting to cure now, and tomorrow I’ll apply a second coat to smooth things out.

    Then I decided to get into the white resin Tracy gave me. I’d never used it before, but I knew it cures in just a few minutes, so I’d have to work fast. I decided to use some of the dyes she passed on to me as well.

    The first batch I mixed up I added black dye to, and poured it into my bat Halloween molds.

    The second batch I mixed with red dye, and poured it into some silly skulls.

    The third batch I didn’t dye, but I added a bunch of gold glitter and poured it into my sugar skull molds.

    Then I decided to experiment a little more. I mixed two cups of resin, one black, one white, and then slowly poured both colors at once into my gravestone molds. I was hoping for a kind of swirled outcome and I was not disappointed!

    After all the pieces were cured, I removed them from the molds and glued strong magnets to their backs.

    It’s been a fun night filled with fun crafts!

  • What's New?

    I’ve Got the Bug – the Cross Stitch Bug!

    A few weeks ago I was browsing Etsy and I found myself looking at cross stitch patterns. A few minutes later I was printing out my new purchases to put into a binder, and ordering embroidery floss online to pick up at Michael’s on my next trip into town.

    The first pattern I stitched is going to be a gift for Tracy over at Art Resurrected so I can’t post the photos yet. But I can share some of the others I’ve stitched since.

    First up is Live Laugh Lube. This one made me laugh and the seller has some even better ones I hope to be stitching soon!

    Then I stitched up these little cuties. They, and others, will be going into 4″ x 4″ frames to be sold at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on December 1st.

    Avocato

    Donut Worry Bee Happy

    Lime Yours Forever

    Tea Rex

    A Woman’s Place

    I’m currently stitching a really fun design (and ooooh all the colors!) but it’s also a Christmas and I’m not sure if she follows this blog, so I won’t be posting it until she’s received it.

    I’m having a lot more fun doing this than I thought I would be and I can’t wait to get started on my next projects!