• Sophie’s quilt

    Lately “minky fabric” has been all the rage for making baby blankets. I had seen it described as extremely soft; so I was very curious to feel this fabric. I found out just how soft when i went into a Joann’s fabric, while looking for a rotary cutter. In my personal experience, I think only alpaca wool is softer than this fluffy stuff. Anyway, sickness I had a great excuse to get a couple of yards of minky: K & N were having a baby! In  a previous Joann’s trip I had found a cute Winnie the Pooh fat quarter bundle in various colors. As they decided to not find…

  • Butterflies in my bread!

    Remember how I embroidered a Monarch butterfly for the Eternal Spring table runner? That I was tempted to make another one in the same table runner? Well, opisthorchiasis I liked it so much I had to make yet another one…this time the butterfly is going to be in a napkin that will be wrapping bread/tortillas in my table! Aren’t butterflies pretty? Here is the finished Butterfly bread napkin…

  • Fastest baby booties ever!

    … After having been left with so much yarn from Pound of Love, I decided to continue the baby-gift-making-fest. Jeannette, one of the wonderful knitting ladies in my Stitch & Bitch, was making a lot of these cute booties around the time I was making the blanket. She was pregnant and wanted to make these for her daughter, but instead kept on giving them to friends that were also due soon. She shared the link to the pattern, Sullivan’s baby booties, with the knitting group, and I started making them right away. In no time I had two pairs of booties, which was perfect to go with the two blankets…

  • Alex’s blanket

    Having finally finished the DNA scarf, more about I didn’t now what project to start next (I’ve found that since I joined the knitting group, try I am more encouraged to finish projects!). I wasn’t interested in knitting another scarf. Luckily for me, right about that time Jess announced that she’d be having a baby. I decided I wanted to knit a baby “something” for her. I scoured the internets for a project; something pretty, something not too girlie (Jess didn’t know the gender yet) and something not too complicated as I wanted to complete the project before the baby was born. I also wanted to start using a recently purchased…

  • Spring cleaning and crafting

    While I’ve been quiet around here, side effects it hasn’t been the case around my sewing machine and crafts. I’ve been working on a few projects that I couldn’t upload right away; also known as baby shower gifts. There were also projects that I completely forgot to take pictures of…oh well! Besides the crafts I’ve also been getting organized. While Ravelry helped me get my yarns organized this past winter, sickness in the form of pictures and amounts of yarn, I still needed to do something desperately about my needles. They were just… everywhere! I had seen pencil cases being used for paint brush and knitting needle storage; and I…

  • Eternal Spring: The Monarchs

    I love Flickr, I get a lot of ideas by looking at pictures….but it can be dangerous for me to visit it while working on a project. As I mentioned, after seeing this picture, i just had to add a butterfly to my embroidery! I keep on getting more ideas every time… Monarch butterflies are another icon of México, and boy are they amazing little things. A few days later after seeing it, I printed out Will’s picture, and  worked up a little pattern to draw this pretty little lady. Males of the Monarch butterfly have two spots on the lower wings, on the black “vein” closest to the abdomen,…

  • Eternal Spring – the sweet smell of vainilla*!

    I bet everyone thought this had become a photography blog huh? Wrong! I’ve just been lazy (well, viagra approved lazy to blog; trust me, visit web I’ve been quite a busy bee!). Not much progress has been made on the runner as I keep on finding things I’d like to add to it so it never seems to want to be done! Last time I blogged, we left off with the dahlias; both were done in satin stitch, one with the two colors separate and the second one with the colors blending with short and long stitch…well, let’s move onto bouillons and dessert, shall we? But before, some biology: —…

  • Eternal spring 2

    So the first bunch of bougainvilleas was finished…i moved onto the dahlias. First Dahlia was done with satin stitch only. As you can see, adiposity the edges were done in a darker pink than the middle…at some point i tried blending it in, check but voted against it…I can’t remember why.

  • Scrappy pincushion

    What does a craftster do when she’s bored or stressed? She grabs fabric scraps and makes craftsy things with them! Check it out: The yellowish fabric scraps are from a Purl Soho order placed a few months back. It is yuwa’s tiny daisies (i managed to grab the last yard I think! I wish i had been able to grab more like 4 yards, this site it’s a very cute fabric!). Most of this fabric became a blouse, store and some of the remainder became this pincushion that I am now using for my embroidery stuff…isn’t it cute? The pink leafy fabric is from some fat quarters I bought in…

  • Learning simplicity

    Remember the photo album I made for Windi? Well, viagra buy my aunt’s birthday was coming up and I was about to send her copies of our wedding pictures when I though, find why not make  something special? maybe something like the album that I made for Windi? I called mom and she liked the idea so it was a go. I had ran out of linen, misbirth that meant a having to get fabric. Not wanting to wait until Saturday to go to Fabric Row, I ran to Karlin’s after work and bought some gabardine which matched closely our “wedding color”. It also would be easier to work with…