Monday, November 19, 2007

White Christmas!!

Or as close as it is gonna get for me! I bought a 6.5 ft white tree for my apartment. Pre-lit! That's the best kind. I couldn't wait to put it up so last night I put on You've Got Mail, ate a bowl of Fruit Loops then put up my tree! I was kinda sad that I was doing it by myself. I would have rather been putting it up with Heath, but he is out of town for a couple days and I just couldn't bring myself to watch it sit in that box. I think it is so pretty! I don't have a topper for it just yet. There is a REALLY cute sugar cookie shaped one at Target but I kinda want one that lights up so....I'm gonna wait until I find the one I want. But here it is for now!
peace crane and oragami stars by

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As you can see........

I'm getting into the holiday spirit. Thanksgiving isn't quite here, but I'm following the lead of every other holiday lover. I've added some new ornaments in my shop. They haven't gotten as many views as my other ornaments got. But I think they are really cute. I'll just use them myself if they don't sell.

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. It's really insane how many things have changed since I graduated last August and moved to Houston. And I tend to get caught up in all the negative things and forget to look at all the blessings I have been given. Mine and Heath's relationship has really had a chance to grow even deeper. It's like crawling under a cozy blanket and feeling this amazing sense of ..... warmth and love and everything good in life. I'm going to marry him! In less than 7 months! The Lord has blessed us with giving Heath a part time job while he is working on his masters so that we don't go broke living off my meager wages. My family is...well, they are still my family. Gotta love 'em. Thorns and all. :D Life is good. I wish I always saw it that way. But when I begin to get down on myself I am reminded that my life would look like royalty to some. I have a nice place to live, a car that despite how crappy it is starting to look (totally my fault), still gets me where i need to go. I have money to buy whatever food i desire, no serious illnesses and lots of people who care about me. I am truly blessed. I hope you feel the same way.

Friday, October 26, 2007

In My Opinion....

it is entirely too early to put out the Christmas stuff. But in the world of retail, one can't start too early....These aren't my first Christmas ornaments (well the little guy is a pin) of this season but I think they are my favorite! Check them out soon in my shop!

Friday, October 19, 2007

They LOVE me! They really LOVE me!

Well,600 people do anyway! That's exciting! I've been on Etsy for 6 months. I'd say that is pretty good right?? Too bad that's not 600 sales! Oh well, I won't complain...maybe I'll be there some day! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Smell that? You know, that crisp clean smell? (No not the laundry detergent.) I wake up this morning, it's got to be around 69 degrees outside. Almost cool enough for a light jacket. Ahhhh....what is it about fall? The crispness in the air? The crunch of leaves beneath your feet. Halloween stuff showing up everywhere you go. Not to mention the great fall season shows (The Office!!!!) I've put out all my fall candles, apple and cinnamon. Yummy. I don't know if I will get to carve a pumpkin this year or not but I will make a pumpkin pie for my sweety soon. I love fall; the cooler weather it brings and the nice evening lighting we get when the sun starts to go down. Ahhhhh....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Yeah, he is pretty darn great. I can't imagine anyone else who would put up with me. It's hard to believe I was so worried that I would never finding anyone who would love me like he does. Sad thing is, I could never express exactly what he means to me. He has been such an influence in my life. He doesn't let me beat myself up for the stupid things I do (this happens often!). He makes sure that I follow my dreams. He encourages me when I'm feelin crappy and always believes in me when I don't believe in myself. He seeks God's will in everything and I have no doubt he will be a great spiritual leader for our family. We have so much fun together...even when we are just doing nothing. I remember when I first met him...I kept thinking, this guy is so goofy. But I have found that he is so much more than that. He is a deep thinker and analyzer. He is serious at times and silly at times and so very loving all the time. He never fails to show me how much he cares about me. He is protective without being overly protective. He can be quite sensitive (we both are, yikes!). He's not afraid to express what is in his heart. In fact, he is everything on my "list" and more. What more could a girl ask for? Do you blame me for the *sigh*?? :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Little Overwhelming......

I'm moving. And it's a little overwhelming...all the things that are changing in my life right now. Moving to a new apartment...alone, possibly getting a kitten, all the money I'm going to be shelling out in the next few months, planning a wedding, my fiance taking a job as a music & youth minister. Whew, that's a lot to deal with at once! I know I'll make it through, with the help, prayers, and encouragement from friends and family and knowing that God is taking care of everything and seeing the big picture that I don't see. Thank goodness for that! :) If I had to manage this on my own I'd be bad off!

Look At ME!!!!!

A few of my things can now be found at Hey Pretty Cupcake and Vanessa got interviewed on the Sampler and they posted a pic of my cupcakes! YAY!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Funny Little Guy

Just thought I'd share this picture. He's grown a lot since I first started keeping him. He's even more animated as well which I didn't think was possible! He is getting so good at drawing now, he has gone from huge scribbles to intricate "characters", as he calls them, and the letters A, L and H. He rocks out to AC/DC on his drums (he will soon be getting an electric guitar *cringe*) and sings in his microphone. He never ceases to amaze me with the things he comes up with. Right now he is into Scooby Doo, especially Shaggy. And just now, he has just walked in here with this git-up:
{*snort*} I only wish I could get into the mind of a 3 year old. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Say My Name, Say My Name....

I'm corny I know, here is a little somethin somethin I jacked off stiletto heights blog:

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Honey Cavalier {heehee}
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Vanilla Snickerdoodle {aaahahahahaha! I'd really scare some peeps off with that one!}
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Pink Puppy {just a little odd}
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Marie Alexanderia {sounds pretty good}
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Ormam {that's kinda awkward}
6. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Pink Big Red {that doesn't work too well}
7. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Billy Malcolm
8. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Pink Petals Reese {that's not a very good one}
9.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Janette William
10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Farris Fransisco {*snort*}
11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Spring Peony
12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Pear Jeansy
13. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Cupcake Willow
14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Stitching Wind Tour

Well now that was fun! Thanks to stiletto heights for that lovely time waster! :)

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hooty Hooooot!

Just some cuties I found flyin around flickr. Couldn't resist faving them. :) Enjoy!

1. Miss O.W. Elle, 2. Sampling, 3. squat, 4. owl, 5. Little green owl made using the Moonstitches tutorial, 6. Tut, Tut, it looks like rain, 7. owl potholder, 8. Cute Owl, 9. makerfaire1, 10. Owl, 11. Owly, 12. owl pincushion, 13. Owl Friends, 14. owl 2, 15. owl, 16. Big Orange Owl

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So Cool

Just thought I'd share this! I love it!

Friday, September 7, 2007

I Just Got Featured!

Brandi was nice enough to ask me to be interviewed for her blog This Rocks My Socks. She is so nice! And she asked fun questions! Thanks Brandi! :)

I'm so excited! I have talked to several different people about selling my items in their online/physical shops. More than half of them have approached me! That makes me really happy that people like my things enough to want to sell them in their shop! So far, these are the places that I will possibly be selling my creations through in the near future:

A physical shop in OH, Hey Pretty Cupcake , O.A.K in Boston, Adorkable, and maybe Hearts and Crafts in Waco, TX (they haven't given me the go-ahead just yet) and The Makery in Louisville, KY. So I'm gonna be all over the place! Yay! I've got a lot of work to do! So I guess I better get on that!! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

So Much Fun.....

To figure out new things that I can do. I figured out a new stitch that i've never used before. I had a spontaneous fit of creativity today and i unleashed it on a piece of light pink and black glitter felt. I was totally inspired by the television treasury that was on the front page of Etsy today. I just couldn't resist....

here is what i came up with.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Rainy Days and Cupcakes....sigh...

If only I could spend a rainy day at home making {and eating of course} cupcakes and creating things. I would so love to make things for a living. It is truly a dream of mine that I hope {hope, hope, hope} will be coming true in the next couple years. But for now, I'm going to try my best to get my name out there. I've got a couple consignment deals going and hope to get more soon just to get some more exposure and hopefully some more business as well! Soon I hope to be on It's a really cute website. Check it out.

Anywhooo....I got a few creative things in last night when I should have been finishing orders...oops. I got into Hobby Lobby for something very specific and get so inspired while I'm there that I wind up spending way more than I need to! I'm sure I'm the only one that happens to! Right?? :)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Come In Peace!

This little martian just wants to be friends! His name is Martin and he is my newest creation. Don't expect to see him on Etsy just yet...haha. This is the first time I've ever put a bottom in anything and I have no idea how i did it. It was rough! But I think for my first, he came out pretty good! He's got a weighted bottom too! Yay for me! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ok, So Usually This isn't My Style.......

But there is something about this work by artandghosts that I really like. It's dark and innocent and I really like how they look real, but yet they don't. Very unique and intriguing....

Direct quote from her profile page:
"Most of what i produce is unbidden and unexpected, a continuous joy (and just as often, a terror!) of unconscious unravellings and adventures in picture form."

Go check out her shop!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Yeah, I got a PINK phone....

Cause I'm cool like that! I finally reached my two year mark with sprint so i got that nice little discount. This is the phone I chose. It's no IPhone, but ya know, I hear those things are gonna give people such pains because of all the problems they are gonna have. I'm happy to do without one.

Also, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you an Etsy seller I cannot get enough of. If I ever have a little girl, I'm decorating her room with these prints. Maybe I should start collecting now! Belle and Boo is a charming shop of prints and dolls of characters based on the artist's childhood memories. I love her "My Favorite Spot" series.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Handmade Stamps

So tired of looking for cute I made my own! And they are much cheaper than buying them too! Here are a few I've made so far. If I end up selling them on my etsy shop they will look more "professional" than this.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tiny Chef

This little guy is ALL about cooking right now. He's really quite serious about it too! He comes up with some crazy names for his creations too. I think it's in a different language, because I usually can't understand him! I just thought I'd share this photo. He's SO cute!

Fun Fun Fun!!

So I got this great felt bead kit from starathena . I had lots to do last night, like pack for my 2 week Nasvhille trip....but I couldn't wait to try my hand at some felt beads! They're not perfect, but I thought I did okay for my first try! So here are the pictures!

Isn't it pretty??

Are they supposed to be that HAIRY??

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Grown men.....

having way too much fun on a really makeshift water slide (yes that is lake water...eww). There is just something strangely humorous in this. Don't you think? This is my dad and uncles at our family reunion at the crappiest most redneck fishing "resort" out around where I grew up. Something I felt was worthy of being blogged about!

Oh my.....

Yes, that is my father.....with his shorts and belt on.

Family Stew!