Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 56, 57, 58, 59: Editing photos

Time: Hourssssss
Listening to: Miscellaneous

My wonderful brother-in-law helped us save a little money during our wedding by being our photographer! He hasn't had any training or anything but I think he did a terrific job! We had such a fun time with him on the day of our wedding--just very relaxed and fun!

Anyways, after the wedding the photos were put on my parent's computer and while I loaded some up on facebook and printed some out, I hadn't done much since. This summer marks our 3rd year anniversary so I figured it was time for me to mess around with them. I finally transferred them to my computer and have been busy editing them since Sunday!

Here are a few of my favorites!

My attire on a bunk bed.
I love how bright everything is!

He's got my back.

Running away to the lake!

I love this leaning picture.


This was totally snapped without us knowing!

 And a few silly ones just for fun.We had a cardboard cut-out made out of us in our wedding clothes so here we are posing with the happy couple! Ha!


And here is a picture showing how much fun my husband had smashing cake into my face. I knew it was coming...there was no stopping him!
Look at that glee on his face!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 53, 54 and 55: Knitting

Time: 3 hours total
Listening to:  Wheel of Fortune (and miscellaneous)

We're up to 40 inches here, folks!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 52: Sewing Fabric Cards

Time: One hour
Listening to: Archer (show my husband was watching)

I saw this cute little post about making your own stationary and decided to make some of my own out of fabric scraps I had laying around. If I was to do this again, I would probably iron my fabric first but I really didn't feel like getting my ironing board and iron out. In my dream house, I will have a whole room dedicated to my ironing board so never again will I have to set it up, haul it around, etc. Then all of my fabric will be incredibly ironed. It will be a beautiful world.

But until then I will make little notecards to send out amongst the people of this world.

Day 49, 50, 51: Drawing and knitting

Time: Four hours total (ish)
Listening to: unknown

I've been busy drawing flamingos and knitting. My friend came over last night to learn how to make a rug so while he was rug making, I was knitting! It was a nice way to mix up my hour a day quest!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 48: Knitting

My husband and I had a great date-day today! We went out to a delicious restaurant and then went off to see a movie (The Descendants). I didn't have much time for my hour of creative time today so I did a little knitting during the movie. Here is how far I've gotten on my green section!

I love how the green color changes as I knit! I also love those flowers in the picture. My husband totally surprised me for Valentine's Day! I pretty much just carry them around with me all the time.  

Day 47: Cat Embroidery

I worked on a little Valentine's Day present for my husband (I know, I know...a little late) this evening but instead of showing that I'll reveal a previous secret project! Here is a little kitty I worked on for my friend!

I got the patterns free from Speckless!  They are just so cute, aren't they?! It was hard to pick only one kitty to embroider.

This is my third post about cats. This is ironic because I don't even like cats. Well...I really like them in theory....does that count?

Day 46: Valentine's Day Cupcakes!

My friend Bethany came over and to celebrate...I made cupcakes! My mom had given me all the elements and I just put them all together! I do have to admit that there were candy hearts all over my kitchen floor when I was done with them...

The cupcake.
The other cupcakes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 45: DIY Eraser Stamps

Time: One hour
Listening to: A comedian...I forget his name but he was funny

So I didn't feel like doing anything too extensive after getting home this evening. Right after work we buzzed over to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and watched the short film nominees for the Oscars. It was so fun! They (most) were so good! But we were at the theater for almost four hours took some effort to want to do anything creative. Lucky for me, I had a nice little carving project tucked away for a day like today!

My friend briefly mentioned that she wanted to possibly use a flamingo stamp for a part of her upcoming wedding. So this evening, I sketched a dozen or so flamingos and then tried my hand at carving one.

It turned out pretty good. I have yet to try it with ink but it is cute, nonetheless.

I used one pink rubber eraser and an xacto knife.
A pink flamingo on a pink eraser...

A picture purely for proportion. Pppp.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 44: Another secret project!

Time: One Hour
Listening to: My husband sleeping

I promise I'll stop making secret projects soon! I have a terrible habit of making things FOR friends and family so I'll try to curb that habit soon. I hate keeping anyone out of the loop.

I put a few finishing touches on a present for a friend. It is so cute, I can't wait to give it to her on Thursday!

Day 43: Secret Valentine's Day Present

Time: 3 hours
Listening to: Project Runway

I'm working on a little Valentine's Day present for my husband! We're technically celebrating on Saturday so I have to keep it a secret for a little while longer!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 40, 41, and 42: Knitting

Time: At least 3 hours...probably more
Listening to: My family!

We went down to my parents' house this weekend and along came my knitting! During games and my nephew's nap, I knitted away. I am up to 17 inches on my new lovely green section of my afghan! Can't wait to start piecing it together...only a million more stitches to go...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Secret Project Revealed: Cat Embroidery

I made this little cat embroidery for my brother in law a couple weeks ago! He loves cats so why not a cat embroidery?!

Day 39: Odds and Ends

Time: One hour
Listening to: Crappy tv shows

I'm not feeling so hot today so I just finished up a few odds and ends on projects and knitted a bit, too. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit more exciting!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Secret Project Revealed: Nephew's Mood Chart

On day 29, I hinted that I was working on a project inspired by a mood chart.  My mom has made several comments about how she loves all of her grandson's facial expressions. So my mind started turning and I couldn't resist making a mood chart out of my nephew's many expressions!

My adorable nephew and his many moods
Today I feel....

Looks pretty good on my fridge!

Day 38: Knitting

Time: 1 hour
Listening to: Pawn Stars

My afghan is up to 62" long, folks! I'm getting somewhere!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 37: Sewing Matchbox Car Holder

Time: 2 hours
Listening to: David Bowie

I saw this adorable tutorial on homemade by jill and I knew that I had to make it for my little nephew! It was so fun to make...and to pick out those matchbox cars!

All rolled up

Six spots for cars and even a road

Day 36: Secret projects

Time: 3 hours
Watching: Mad Men

I worked on a secret project this evening for my mom. I can't wait to reveal it but she hasn't confirmed that she won't poke around on here so I'm resisting the urge to post!

Instead, here is an adorable picture I took the other day. I was just walking through our house and suddenly spotted that my husband and I hung up our jackets and hats the same way. Too adorable with those little pom poms, right?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 35: Knitting

Time: Unknown
Listening to: Superbowl

I'm knitting again today!

But instead of showing you another picture of my blue blob of knitted yarn, I decided to showcase another project that my friend Molly and I worked on yesterday. We drank wine, watched Project Runway, and made paper garland for her upcoming wedding! It was slow going but so relaxing!

Day 34: Food art

Time: One hour for food art, 3 hours for other crafts (more to come later)
Listening to: Nothing for the food art, Project Runway for other crafts

My friend, Molly, gave me a pancake art kit for Christmas. She was visiting this weekend and we decided it was time to put it to the test. We decided that we weren't quite up for making Munch's The Scream but we could handle making a caterpillar. Especially a giant Valentine's Day caterpillar. Here is proof of our efforts.

A giant caterpillar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big enough to feed four people!

Molly lounging with her efforts.

I got to eat the head! And first two pieces. Isn't it so cute??

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 32 and Day 33: Secret project!

Time: Two hours total
Listening to: Mad Men (Day 32), Fleet Foxes (Day 33)

I am working on a birthday present for a lovely friend that I can't wait to give her!!!!!

In the meanwhile, here is a picture of one of my previous secret projects. I sent it to my friend, Molly, to tell her I think she is pretty sweet! Sweet...get it?

My sweet embroidery

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 31: Photoshop

Time: 1 1/2 hours
Listening to: Silence. Noisy neighbors.

During my freshman year of college, I had a project to design a cyborg soldier. I had to basically create a part man part machine soldier on Adobe Fireworks. All this to say, I became thoroughly obsessed with doing weird things with pictures. Last night I was looking through some old projects I had and found a picture of a walrus that I put my husband's (friend at the time) face into. It was weird...but funny to me still! So I decided to make him a new one to love and cherish. Here it is.

Weird, I know. But he loved it. See, we are perfect together.

So anyways, this evening I wanted to make a birthday card for a previous coworker of mine. We worked together at a printing shop and I still send jobs there often. So I wanted to email him a job that turns out to be a surprise birthday card. He has no idea that I remembered his birthday so I think he will love it! So in following with my found again love for making weird pictures, here are a couple jobs I sent him for his birthday.