Thursday, September 18, 2008

A giddy kind of day...

I'm just feeling fantabulous today. I had fun girly shows to watch on TiVo, the weather is perfect, I can open my windows and enjoy the fresh breeze, I have a great crochet project I'm working on that is coming along beautifully. I also found a great quote that really inspires me:

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

I adore Einstein. He really inspires me.

I hope you have a fantabulous day as well. Send me some love and tell me how your day is going.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Decluttering and Stress

I have so much sewing I want to do and I really want to practice using my sewing machine, but I don't have a comfortable place to use it. Tonight I've been trying to declutter the room designated as our office but all of my husband's computer stuff is in there and I don't know what he wants to keep and what is fair game to toss. Tonight is his night off so I call him in to help me, he picks up 4 items, throws them away, looks at a couple of boxes, asks me if they are trash or not and when I tell him they are full of his stuff and he needs to decide, he puts them down and goes back to the bedroom to play Spore which he bought tonight. I'll wait a few more hours or maybe until tomorrow night and if he doesn't help me by Thursday night when he goes back to work then everything is fair game. I'm so tired of having so much stuff and no organization to it. I don't even want to post photos of how bad that room looks.

Once we get everything cleaned out then I have dreams of painting it chocolate and lavender until I change my mind next week...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Owl has a face!

Here's the finished owl. Isn't he just stinkin' adorable?! I'm going to give him to my brother that lives in NYC as a birthday gift. He collects owls and has them on display in his office at work. I'll be so tickled the next time I go visit and get to see him sitting on the shelf.

Amigurumi Owl

Jaz likes to pose:

This is the body of an Amigurumi owl from I just need to add some features now. I'll do that after my next trip to the store.

The Adventures of Rabbit and Rhino!

I think the photos speak for themselves:

The Ashlind Bunny!!!

Here is the front and back of a bunny pattern I just created. I made the bunny for a friend who is pregnant and after trying other patterns I wasn't happy with and couldn't fine one I liked I decided to try my hand at making my own! I'm going to start practicing Amigurumi since it's worked in the round and will eliminate the seam in the back, but I think he turned out great! I still need to put a nose on him but I don't have any yarn in a light pink so I'll need to run to the store tomorrow for that. So what do you think???

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Leila the Rhino

Here is the finished Leila the Rhino I made for a friend who is preggers. I bought the pattern from I think the Rhino is male and totally cute!!! Next I'll try to make a bunny I'll be creating from my own imagination. Hopefully it'll go well!!!