Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Sunday was my 31st birthday! Another year older and another year I can say.. I don't feel older than I did the year before. It might be because strangers tend to think I'm younger than I am. Last week I went shopping with my mom and the gal that rang up my purchase started to ask if I wanted to sign up for the store credit card and then she stopped in the middle of her spiel and asked how old I was.. like I wasn't 18 yet. Stuff like that has always happened to me. Like the time I was out with my kids and my parents and someone thought my children were my little brothers. It used to bother me.. but now it's really nice! :D
So to celebrate this year's birthday my husband took me out for a child free evening of fun. We went to see the new James Bond movie. Quantum of Solace. I'm a huge OO7 fan. Is it any wonder I married a guy who's nickname is 7 (because of his birthday o7/07/77). Then we did a little shopping at the mall and went out to a yummy dinner at Red Robin. On the way home we went and picked up doughnuts at Krispy Kreme.. because I'm not a big cake fan.
To top everything off I got a couple of really wonderful birthday gifts this year. My husband and kids got me a set of Sookie Stackhouse novels, you may know it better as TrueBlood on HBO. The books are way better than the show, but I still love the show too!

My mom bought me the cutest TokiDoki bag. Graziosa in the Carnival print. I've been wanting this messenger bag forever! Thanks mom!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fun with Glow in the Dark yarn.. Jules the Amigurumi Snail

I've finally made something with the Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn I bought a while ago. Meet Jules the Amigurumi snail. The pattern for this cutie came from 100倍かわいいあみぐるみ―2日で編める、かぎ針あみ
The glow in the dark yarn is so cool! I'm surprised how well it really glows. I've bought a ton of it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Past Projects

Since I had most of my past projects showcased on my old blog and in my Myspace photos I thought I should add them here in a slideshow. As I was putting it together it really hit me that I've crafted a lot of things!! I guess it really adds up overtime. I have a few new projects that I am working on and some that have been finished and are just waiting for me to take photos of. Lazy me.. I'll get to it real soon. As for now please enjoy the slide show of my past projects!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween! My first "Blogger" post.

Welcome to my new blog on Blogger. I was using the blog on my MySpace account but it was a real pain to work with and I've heard really nice things about Blogger... So I made the switch and here I am!

Yesterday was Halloween! One of my family's favorite holidays.

My youngest son who is 6 years old was a fighter pilot. I found him a vintage child's jacket that had a ton of old war patches at a local thrift shop. Then on eBay I finally found a vintage military hat that matched the coat perfectly. He just lost his bottom 2 front teeth last week! His first tooth fairy visit too. Kids grow up so fast!

My older son who is 11 was Sasori a member of Akatsuki from the Naruto anime series. I made his costume from scratch without a pattern and boy was it tough! I'm not that great with sewing but I'm getting better and I was really surprised how nice it turned out!

My husband wasn't going to dress up at all.. but the day before Halloween his work decided his department had to participate in the annual costume contest. The people in his department ended up choosing Music Stars of the Past for their theme and tried to talk him into being Billy Idol.. I didn't want him to shave off his beard though so I talked him into being George Michael.. Poor guy! He looked really cute.. hehe.
I didn't have time to put a real costume together for myself this year. I spent way too much time on the Sasori costume. So didn't dress up this year.. well I did wear cat ears, lol.