Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
School has been busy, with practicals and challenging classes-Pathology, to name one, so I haven't been crafting as much. I did stop by a quilt shop a couple of weekends ago, though, and they had a nice selection of scraps, which you could stuff into a baggie for 3 dollars:quite a good deal! Here is the top I pieced with some of the scraps.
It is not bad for 3 dollars, but still only half the size I want, so I am sort of at a standstill while I consider my options. I have plenty of warm hued fabrics to finish it out, but it would be quite difficult to replicate the scrappy spontaneity that made this top so pretty. I'll keep you updated once I do make a decision, I guess.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I was on a card making kick for a while, and I hosted a card and stamping night at Whitney's house with Kate, Whitney, and Amanda. We had a great time, and I delighted to show them the techniques I've been learning from Britta Swiderski, Nichol Magouirk, and Kristina Werner on Youtube, from embossing to coloring to blending. But I needed a break.
So, I started quilting again. Summer in Vegas is the perfect time to quilt because we are forced inside due to the 100+ heat, and it is usually quite chilly inside from the air conditioning. I found a beautiful Dove in the Window pattern when I was searching on Google images, and with a little adaptation of a Lemoyne Star pattern, made up my own. I'm hand quilting, so it is slow going, but it is nice to get back to needle and thread again.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It's been so long since I last posted *shamefaced*. Well, I DID have a good excuse: I had a horrible week of exams and practicals for med school last week, and then this week was me recovering from all the sleep deprivation and excessive caffeine consumption of the last month, and probably the entire school year. I had a migraine the day before yesterday, and then now that I've recovered, it's time to start packing for Guatemala! I'm going to Guatemala for a 10-day medical mission, and I'm so excited. I've traveled through many countries in Central America including Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica, but it's going to be my first time in Guatemala, and my first time going as medical personnel. (That sounds so weird! I'm just a first year medical student/soon-to-be second year medical student! Medical personnel sounds so professional...anyways...)
Here is a crafty update as well! I made this card for my friend Alyson's birthday. Technically, it is a day late because we had a TBL the day before, and we couldn't exactly do anything until after the TBL. Sorry, Alyson!
I'd been wanting to use some Lawn Fawn stamps as a background stamp, so I pulled out the Petite Florals set, and put a bunch of them on the Fiskars Stamp press. Voila! The hat and the sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn's Hats Off to You set. The banner is from the Bannerific set, of course. I also used some glossy accents and a Sakura white gel pen for the dots. (I need to fix my InLinkz thing, but that'll be after Guatemala.).