Thursday, July 29, 2010

OMG, Holiday Happy giveaway!!!

Kerri at Lovely Little Handmades is giving away Holiday Happy by Monica of Happy Zombie!

Just look at that fabulousness!!!

P.S. Here's my previous blog about my love for this line... You can see more photos of the line and links too.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Quick baby tutorial

Haha, I guess that should read Quick Tutorial for Baby. That sounds like I am giving you a quick tutorial on how to make a baby, not make something for baby...
Hehe, that photo's title on my computer is "baby tie onesie 007". Little baby James Bond :-)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mr. Crafty

6 years ago, Mr. Crafty & I got married in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ. It poured rain and hail for our outdoor ceremony {we planned it for 1pm since it normally rained later in the afternoon but no such luck} but we still had a fantastic time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Couple of weeks left... enter the raffle to win one of these quilts!

I am raising $3500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society {as a member of Team In Training}, I am raffling off two quilts I've made, pictured above. Both a lap quilt-sized, with the Land & Sea (blue & green) measuring approx 46" x 52" and the Raspberry Limeade (pink & green) measuring approx 42" x 60".

Every $10 donated to this cause gets you 1 raffle entry, and each $50 gets you an additional entry. Example: donate $30, get 3 entries; donate $50, get 6 entries; and donate $100, get 12 entries. Winners for each quilt will be drawn at random August 1st.

AND for each friend you refer that makes a donation, you get another TWO entries into the raffle! (Have your friend put your name in the "additional comments" section on the donation page or email me at

And your donation and raffle entry is 100% tax-deductible. For more information about this great cause or to make you donation and enter the raffle, please visit

More information about these quilts, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and my fundraising, please visit my original post here. {I am too tired to put it all in this post too... hey now, I am going to go run 3 miles of hills in a few, I need my energy!}

Friday, July 16, 2010

Newest member of the crafty household...

I called Mr. Crafty late in the work day yesterday because we hadn't chatted on Google Talk all day. Sometimes that happens because he is too busy and other times it happens because he forgot his phone {his company doesn't allow him to download the app to his computer like mine does - I guess that's a perk of working for the university because it's certainly not the pay!}. Anyway, Mr. Crafty mentioned that there was a summer special going on at the Humane Society and did we want to go there after work...

I said "Of course! But I forgot my phone at home so you want me to meet you there?"

And when I got there, Mr. Crafty was nowhere to be found. A couple minutes later, he came out of the cat adoption room and said "I found a really sweet kitty named Boots." So we went back together to look at "Boots" the female kitten he found. She was in the cage below the kitten he had seen online that he thought I might like but that kitten was sleeping. "Boots" was up against the bars of her cage meowing and purring. She was even kneading the bars of the cage. We walked around looking at the other cats and kittens because we always want to rescue a cat because more people come to adopt the kittens.

We also had to think about how the new kitty would fit with our current kitties {a.k.a. the crafty assistants}. But I also knew that Mr. Crafty had fallen for "Boots" - this from a man that never wanted to have a cat when we met. I grew up with cats and he grew up with dogs. Maggie was his first cat ever. And he totally loves her. And Rory too.

So Trixie came home with us last night! She's about 4 months old and was a feral cat but is a total sweetheart. She has not stopped purring and climbed all over me on the couch last night. She kept trying to "help" me with my homework while the laptop was in my lap.

Needless to say, Maggie and Rory are not too happy with us right now. They both should be fine after the adjustment period. My sweet {but punkass} Rory even bit and hissed at me this morning when I tried to pet her. But earlier, while Trixie is confined to the bathroom for part of the day so Maggie & Rory can have much of their house back for a bit, Rory followed me in the kitchen and meowed for my attention. She let me pick her up and love on her. She just isn't used to having to share attention with any other cat.

Trixie & Rory are about to meet up for about the 3rd time. This one didn't go much better than any of the others, it involved hissing but no actual fighting

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Woot! Finally keeping up!

After getting horribly behind in my ONE quilting bee - as in finishing my April & May blocks in late June! - that I'm involved with, I am actually caught up and alredy sent off my block for July yesterday. I seriously do not know how some women are part of several at a time!

Susan wanted us to make pinwheel blocks for her son, who's turning 15 this month. He picked out the cool Michael Miller guitar fabric. She asked us to make them using Rachel's block 2 tutorial from the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along.

{You know, the quilt along I started in February and only got 2 of the 8 sets of blocks made!}

She asked for 2 blocks but sent enough fabric for 3 :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010


Mr. Crafty & I spent part of yesterday rearranging half our house. We swapped our living room and dining room areas. We discovered recently, after 5 years in our house!, that the AC blows directly onto the far wall of the dining room area. The cats knew it but we didn't.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Process pledge

Have you heard about the process pledge? Over 200 quilting blogger have pledged to talk more about their process of creating quilts. I signed the pledge this morning... been meaning to do it and just kept getting distracted. (Mr. Crafty says I am like a cat and I get distracted easily by bright shiny objects. Wish that was the case, I've just been buried under schoolwork).

The Process Pledge

So I will be talking more about my creative process when quilting and making other craft projects. Right now my list of projects keeps growing so I should have plenty to talk about. Once Mr. Crafty & I reanrrange our living/dining room areas. He told me that I will get my own crafty corner, which will be nice since currently my messy crtaft/dining room table is the first thing you see when you walk into the room.