Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bunnies...and a Spring GIVEAWAY!

Aren't my bunnies just the cutest? My best friend sent me the DMC metallic threads that I used on these little guys. They just glitter in the light. These are 3 inch hoops and I used 11 count Aida. I've got such a large stash of Aida cloth, and the easiest way to use it up is to make these little hoop ornaments (win-win).

So, for the giveaway, I'm going to giveaway the blue bunny. If you would like to have him come live with you, just leave a comment on this post. I'll close the drawing at 5:00p (Pacific) on Saturday, April 4. This is a worldwide offer!
And, as always, here are the backs.

By the way, is it just me, or are metallics really hard to work with?!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sometimes I wish I was magical but alas, I'm just a...

yep, just a muggle! (My husband would say "super nerd")

I'm a big Harry Potter fan and I've been wanting to do this for sometime. I should be working on my multiplication sampler, but I'm too busy having fun doing these little projects. I found a Harry Potter font on the web (sorry, I can't remember where I got it) and just printed out "muggle" in the size font I like. I then went through the tedious process of trying to chart it. (I don't do this very often.) I have created a pdf of the chart that I did if you want to have your own muggle sign. It's not a fancy chart and I'm not an expert, but it will get the job done! Since I can't figure out how to add it to my post, just shoot me an email and I'll send it to you.

And as always, here's the back:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SBBC Gift - Received

I just heard from my SBBC partner, Amy, that she just received her birthday package. I'm so pleased that she likes everything I sent. Unfortunately, I only have a picture of the main gift, Cherry Hill. I forgot to take pictures of all the other goodies I included. Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Maybe Amy will have a better picture. The frame is a dark green and I used a piece of 28ct linen that was pale pink with the recommended Crescent Colors floss.

Monday, March 16, 2009

1 lucky slot left for Let's Play! - CLOSED

I've got one last slot left for my Let's Play post. So far Jennifer, CherryTreeLane, Cornflower, and Jessica have responded and can hardly wait (!) to see what I'll be creating for them! Come on, claim the final spot in my group. I know there are positions open on some of their blogs - check them out, they are quite a creative group. Let's have some fun!

Update: Lynn Z filled in my last spot - congrats! Well, I've now got to get busy and start thinking of some great things to send these women.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club (SBBC)

I just packaged up my partner's birthday presents that I will be mailing off tomorrow. I've been collecting things for this exchange ever since I received my partner's information. I've really enjoyed doing this and I hope I get to participate next year! This is my last exchange for awhile since I want to get some personal stitching finished. Edgar is our host for this exchange and he does the most amazing cross stitch. He posts daily during the week and I look forward to reading about his latest projects and the movies he watches - it's very entertaining. If you haven't checked him out, I encourage you to do it.

Well, here's a photo of everything wrapped up and ready to send. I know by the time it arrives, all the pretty bows will be smashed, so I wanted to have a picture of it while it's still really pretty! Once my partner receives it, I'll post some pictures of the main present (I didn't take photos of all the other goodies I included).

I really hope she likes everything!

How gorgeous is that ribbon?! I wish you could feel how smooth and silky it is. It's hot pink dots with a black background. It's a 50 yard roll that I scored at Costco for $1.97! That's right! They were having a close out on all of their ribbon and I bought 8 rolls of difference patterns and textures and colors, all 50 yards each, and all for $1.97 a roll. I very rarely score great deals - this has to be the best one ever.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with crafting!

It was just fun! I found this site that let's you create your own superhero. Once you finish, it shows what you would look like on a comic book cover. I was hoping that the weapons of choice would have something "crafty" but no such luck. Go create your own superhero! I created two identities for myself (of course they had to be in pink!):

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let's Play

This is inspired by my niece, Jenni. I've decided to play along. Everyone is encouraged to play - worldwide! It's open to everyone who reads my blog.

The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It will be done this year. (that's right, before December 31, 2009!)
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. Just because I cross stitch, doesn't necessarily mean that's what it will be (but it might!). I dabble in quite a few mediums. Who knows?
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. But I would never send something that I didn't like myself!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and make the same offer to the first 5 people who respond on your blog entry, thereby continuing the fun! (Though you can keep it local if you want, I don't fear international postage!)

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Sounds like fun, right? So, let's play!