Friday, April 25, 2014

Painting Class

So I was recently invited to a private art class at my local Community Arts Center by some work friends. I jumped at the opportunity and was even more excited to learn that we were going to learn to paint Van Gogh's Starry Night. Here is how it turned out:

I know, it looks nothing like the original, but I love it all the same. How the class was conducted was so neat. The artist stood at the front of the class with a finished painting and a blank canvas. Our canvases and paint pallets were ready to go, and we followed the instructor step by step. After three hours everyone's paintings were similar and different but all of us were happy.
(Cough, Cough, Wink, Wink Patch Arts and Crafts... you need to do this.)
We also were allowed to bring whatever food or beverages we wanted while listening to music.

Like I said, nothing like the original, but so much fun. I just really love the colors.

I was in the back of the class so I think my village may have turned out very different than it was supposed to.

To finish the post off, my kitty and my bunny snuggling in the warm sun. What could make you feel better than a cat and a rabbit being friends?


Saturday, March 29, 2014

The New and the Old...

story of my life...
The hardest thing about a move is attempting to rediscover who you are and try to remember who you were. I have learned this from the countless moves I have made in my short life. In every new place I meet people I never want to leave as well as people I wish would leave. I feel the same about my own persona in each place I attempt to adapt to. 
My person before moving, the one many of you knew me as, was surrounded by creativity every day. That atmosphere being the root of my creations and the existence of this blog. Almost every day I think of this blog but have yet to feel worthy of attaching my current life to it. While my excuse may seem silly or somber, it is the way I have felt for the last year or two.
Now, after that sad little rant I would like to say that I believe I have finally rediscovered myself once again. This new self is ready to reopen this very missed page, and allow those of you still reading to see me once again. But first! A picture of one of my cats...
A creepy picture of a cat that looks as though it might attack me if a dare to take another photo of her. But nevertheless, a cat.
And now, A zipper pouch.
Yup, I made that.
Not as impressive as things I've shown you before, but pretty good for now If you ask me. And what makes it even greater is the little German houses.  
More to come,
I promise this time.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Flowers, Fabric, and Kittens

Something I've always struggled with in my life is remembering to water plants and keeping them alive for any period of time. But I must say that since moving here I have been quite successful with my flower garden. However that may just be because I've thrown a box of dollar store wild flower seeds into the ground and don't have to water them...

But, nonetheless, they do encourage happiness when I step out my front door every morning. Also, I've chosen to keep cactuses in my window after hearing rumors that they are practically impossible to kill.


So I do believe these small steps should lead to me having a very green thumb. Also I found an awesome use for those Gluhwein mugs that I'm never actually going to use.

After accomplishing the ability to keep flowers alive I have taken things a step further and adopted a little kitten. Well actually I have two now... as it turns out if I find one or someone hands me one and implies that it is likely to die unless I take it, I can't say no. (It's also how I got stuck feeding a couple of baby sparrows every two hours, they lived and have long since flown off, but I forgot to take pictures)
My kittens are impossible to take pictures of as it turns out, but I managed to sneak a crummy one of this guy while he was watching me sew. The other little one is black with longer hair who I found while bourbon trailing, and was way to young to be out on her own and abandoned.
Finally... I have way to much fabric! I never thought I would say that but it is very true. So, I've set up a destash on Etsy with some that I'm letting go. If you want to check it out just head over to



Friday, June 28, 2013

Feels like home...

Guess who is back and sewing in her very own and very large craft room?
More to come very soon!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Way Things Are

Wow... have I been crazy busy! I no longer live in Germany... but have moved to Kentucky. I have completed all my credits for a Bachelors degree in English. Since my last post I have been to Istanbul, Paris, Brussels, and London. But no more travels in my future... It's really hard to visit a new country over the weekend for so cheap. I am working in a new job and am constantly looking for another one (something I can afford to live on). However, despite all of this I have still found time to craft. Since I don't have all my old crafting supplies yet, I have been forced to buy more. This hasn't been hard at all considering I have a Joanns, Michaels, Hancocks, and Hobby Lobby within a ten minute drive. I really am appreciating these 50% off all beads sales and you can tell...
Here are a few things I made today:
And I may or may not have ordered some super cute business cards today... so as soon as I get my craft fair items next week I'll hopefully be listing some items in my very dusty shop.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Forgot About This One...

My niece was born in November last year and I completely forgot to show off the quilt I made her.
I used an assortment of my favorite fabrics in pinks and greens with this pattern
Look at all the little fairy tales! That's my favorite part.
I put a fuzzy minky fabric on the back like I did on her brothers. I really need to make one for me with that stuff.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I have a blog?

I have been so incredibly busy lately that I forgot all about this little bit of my life. And to bore you I'm going to let you in on all the little things I've been doing. Since January I've completed 18 credit hours worth of school, leaving me with just five measly classes before I graduate. I've been to:

Barcelona, Spain
Ibiza, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Porto, Portugal
Dublin, Ireland
Rome, Italy

I went to the Rose Parade in Cologne, Germany. and a Prime Circle, Seether, and 3 Doors Down concert in Karlsruhe, Germany (I won it on the radio, who ever would have thought I'd have the guts to call in). And I'm not even done yet, next month I'll go to Istanbul, Turkey, Paris and London, and will complete 6 more credit hours of school. I'm so tired!

So this is my excuse for not blogging or crafting. In all honesty I haven't turned on my sewing machine in a good 2 months. For shame, right? But since this is a crafty blog and not a ranting blog I'll leave you with a quilt I made last summer.

I used Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow...

and I think the pattern is out of the book "Scrap Basket Quilts", but i'm not sure.

No promises I'll be back here any time soon, but you never know!