Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tweet Tweet Tote

Here's my newest tote. I'm not sure if I'm going to sell it yet because I just love it. Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, it is made with a chocolate brown corduroy and vintage bird fabric. I hand stitched the bird and added a pocket to the inside.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ghost Adventures

I have gotten hooked on this newish show that is on the Travel Channel. It's called Ghost Adventures. You can check out their show link here.

Anyway, these 3 guys, Zak, Nick, and Aaron, go to the most haunted places in the world,just the three of them, get locked in for the night, and try to get proof of ghosts.

I can't decide if they are really stupid or really brave. Being a believer in ghosts myself I would never mess with some of the stuff they do. They try to antagonize the ghost that have harmed people. They went to the place called Bobby Mackey's in Kentucky. The locals said that the "well to hell" was there. Well Zak being the idiot that he is went to the well and said, "If this is the gate to hell, why don't you come on out and get us." Anyway later that night he pissed off some spirit and had three long scratches appear down his back. He felt this burning sensation and felt sick to his stomach and he told his friends it was on his back. They put the camera on his back and you could see three long scratches by his spine that went like 8 inches down.

They go armed with infrared cameras, static cameras, EVP's, and a digital recorder that can pick up noises that human ears can't hear. They have these ghost voices on tape laughing, crying, singing, and telling them to get out.

My favorite guy is their camera/tech guy Aaron. He is so funny. The other two wanted him to stay in a room by himself and try to make contact with spirit. Aaron was like, "Screw you, I am not doing that." He's just funny.

If you don't believe in ghosts, you will after watching this show. Definitely spooky.

Check out parts of my favorite episode, "Bobby Mackey's".

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nothing Exciting....

My title says it all. I haven't done anything too exciting this week. Unless scrubbing the shower for 30 minutes is exciting. Seriously, 30 minutes!! I think I may invest in that Scrubbing Bubbles automatic shower cleaner.

I have been on a cleaning kick all week. I even cleaned out our hall closet that holds our coats and shoes. I'm just sick of all the crap that's just laying around. I ended up taking two bags of trash to the dumpster just from that little closet. I am a hoarder and I married a hoarder so there is literally crap that we don't need and don't use just laying around. We still had our Guitar Hero boxes from last Christmas. I even threw out shoes. My shoes. I had to be cut throat. It killed me but I have to say that I love the fact that I can now open the door and shit doesn't fall out on top of me.

I also did our bedroom. Man, do I have a lot of clothes. Man, I threw out a lot of clothes. OK, I didn't throw them out...I gave them to the thrift store. I got rid of almost all of my pre-Madi clothes. They just make me bummed because I can't fit into them anymore. I am on the road to feeling better about me.

I lost 2 pounds this week by sticking to my resolution. I have been exercising every morning and eating only fresh fruits and veggies for breakfast and lunch. I also traded in my tea and one Pepsi a day habit for just water. Plain old water. It takes some getting used to when I all I want is a Pepsi with three maraschino cherries in it. Oh, that sounds good. OK, I'm done dreaming. I saw this tip that you should drink a full glass of water before dinner to help fill you up so you eat less. It backfired on me a couple of times this week. I eat less at dinner but by 9:00 p.m. I am freaking starving. So I drink more water and have a piece of fruit. Nobody says change is easy.

So that's my week. Today I am heading to my mom's to get a bookcase to hold all of my fabric so I can get my craft room organized. I hate not being able to find my fabric and supplies. Pretty exciting.....

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vintage Inspired Toile Tote

My project for today was to make a tote handbag. I had no idea what I was doing so I did a google search to see "how to make a tote?"

There were a million instruction but I opted to look around on eBay and see what other people had done. I do that. I just look at something I like and attempt to imitate it. I never use patterns, unless they are ones that I have made myself, and just go to work. Sometimes it works and others it doesn't. I'm told that my Grandma S. used to do that. Isn't it crazy what gets passed on through genetics?

OK, so I started my project at Joann's. I love it there, they were having so many sales. Anyway, I went to get my fabric. I picked 2 coordinating ones that I thought would work and I got them in 100% cotton canvas so that it would be a little heavier and I wouldn't have to do a lining.

When I got home, I got to work. While the Steelers whooped the Chargers(YAY!), I worked on my tote. The whole project took about 2 hours total. I'm pretty happy with the overall finished product.

I think it's cute. Also, I don't plan on selling it. Tomorrow I'm going to ship it off to my mom. She adores toile fabric and I know that she would love this bag to take to work. So, here you go mom!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and GO STEELERS!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Busy Bee

I have been working like crazy again today. I just finished some shabby chic, heart, bowl fillers for Valentine's Day. I really like them and the front of them was completely hand stitched by me. It took some time and my hands are killing me but I love them.

I want to get a few more things done to put on eBay. I have a couple of Valentine's Day outfits from Gap that Madi wore last year that I can sell and some other stuff and I feel like I will have a good haul before the week is out.

Anyway, I better get dinner started and call ZK to see when he will be on his way. I hope everyone is being safe because the snow is really coming down out there.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Valentine's Day Prim Doll

Here is the Valentine's Day doll that I have been working on for 2 days straight. I think she came out lovely. She was difficult but well worth it. I plan on putting her on eBay tomorrow.

Playoffs Baby!

Last night, Wild Card playoffs started. I'm bummed because the Raiders didn't do anything again this year but was happy that they won their last two games against the Texans and the Buccaneers. Especially the Bucs, they are a hard team to beat. Also, the Broncos are out and they FIRED Mike Shanahan. That was awesome. I hate that guy. He destroys quarterbacks. Look what he did to Griese and Plummer. Just bullshit.

Anywho, last night the Chargers knocked out the Colts in overtime. That grinds my gears because I hate the Chargers almost as much as I hate the Broncos. Their coach, Norv Turner, destroyed the Raiders. The Cardinals won though and that was cool. I really like the Cardinals. I think they deserve to go to the Super Bowl. In their history they have never been to the playoffs so this is a pretty exciting time for them.

My dream Superbowl is the Raiders and the Bucs but that won't happen this year so I will have to settle for the Cardinals and the Steelers. Ah, Ben Roethlisberger. He is super hot. He is my favorite quarterback next to Oakland's second string Andrew Walter. I love that guy! He is such an awesome quarterback and if the Raiders would just give him a chance at first string I know we would kick some ass.

OK, so today we have the Eagles/Vikings(boo hiss) and the Dolphins/Ravens. My picks are the Eagles and the Dolphins. I should really bet someone because I have a good feeling about my picks.

I hope everyone is having a good day. And for your viewing pleasure....