December 30, 2009
December 2, 2009
November 30, 2009
November 20, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 4, 2009
October 28, 2009
October 21, 2009
October 15, 2009
I got my DSLR (a canon digital rebel xt) last christmas from my husband..and have now taken my 2000th picture with it.
Too bad my 2000th photo is pretty boring.
thats SOOC (straight out of camera)
a little better after some cropping and tweaking. but still boring.
I guess I still have a long ways to go.
October 14, 2009
October 13, 2009
October 8, 2009
October 7, 2009
I'm having mixed feelings about it so far. I definitely don't like the larger pieces, i think it would be better with thinner strips for the most part.
September 30, 2009
September 18, 2009
Does anybody who crafts (any crafty project, but I hear of it mostly with knitters) finish every gift before its meant to be given?
I'm just now starting to think of a gift for my sister. Her birthday was 2 weeks ago. (we werent able to celebrate until this weekend. I have 2 days.)
I'm thinking of just taking her to the fabric store and having her pick out fabrics for a smallish quilt.
September 4, 2009
On July 31st, after being induced, and then laboring for 6 hours, I gave birth to a healthy 7lb9oz baby boy. Needless to say, having two kids does not give a person much time for blogging.
I did, however, manage to pick up a pencil tonight, and inspired by the recent Harry Potter movie (which is so far my favorite, I was quite let down by the first few, but that is not the point here...) I drew the magical trio and two of their pets. (I ran out of time before I could finish Harry and draw Hedwig)
I'm not really sure why Hermione is sort of squat..she just came out that way. And you can really see how much work I need to do to draw animals better..poor Crookshanks. I like how Ron's body came out, but his head is wonky...(reminds self to read books again to refresh character descriptions)
June 8, 2009
Man, this blogging thing is harder than I thought. My dad asked me the other day what I blog about..and truthfully, I have no idea. I created the blog to help promote my etsy shop, but that doesnt seem like enough to blog about. There are so many other blogs about crafting/quilting that mine just gets lost in the woodwork. I suppose I could join the ranks of dog blogs out there...(there are some *really* interesting blogs about dogs - interestingly enough, the most interesting ones I find are about border collies/herding dogs)
So anyways, I suppose I would classify this blog as a life blog. So be prepared for anything to pop up, perhaps I'll get more focused as I continue to write here, but for now, I am going to post about anything and everything that tickles my fancy.
The one thing that I am super excited about right now is that I purchased a Print Gocco machine off ebay last week...I so cant wait to recive it! (I am aware that gocco is not being manufactured anymore...but I couldnt resist the super deal I got on it..and have been researching alternative methods and supplies using it.) I loved screenprinting in school, but dont have the space and time to continue printing at home. My poor screens just sit in my parents basement...neglected and sad. And in dire need of a good cleaning.
What I guess I am saying here is...get ready for an onslaught of gocco prints to show up in my etsy shop!
Oh, and I put up a new mini-quilt in my Etsy shop, check out the link on the right side :)
May 25, 2009
ok, so every day is a little stretch for me. sorry i've not been posting lately, theres just been a lot going on. we are moving my studio/office space out of the spare bedroom and combining it with the husband's office space. way less room for me, but we need the spare bedroom for newbaby!
plus, ive been working nonstop on the newbaby's quilt, so not much else has come off the sewing machine lately.
photos of both the new office and quilt to come soon, i hope! :)
May 11, 2009
no pictures yet today, the weekend was spent sanding and painting the office. I have to move all my craft & computer stuff in there before the newbaby is born >.< I am so not looking forward to moving a bedrooms worth of stuff into a room (that I have to share with the hubby) about the size of a (large) walk-in closet.
In other news, I've gotten the pattern for newbaby's quilt narrowed down to 2 or 3 options...maybe I'll make a couple mock ups in photoshop later to really decide.
May 8, 2009
Ive tried using other things to mark my quilts with, chalk works (kinda) on darker fabrics, but dont wash out quite as easy as markers. crayola markers really do make excellent quilting line markers..they wash out so easily. i like using blue, green or purple, orange and red tend to be a little harder to wash out for some reason.
May 4, 2009
its less than 10in square...but im not sure why my photos of it are really bad....its quite bright in person. now to figure out how to bind something that small...
April 24, 2009
February 20, 2009
I've really been putting off posting on this journal.
The only thing to do I guess is jump in feet first!
I don't really have a plan for this blog yet, I dont know who is going to read it, but you never know, right? I suppose i should start by introducing myself.
My name is Kristy, I am in my mid-twenties. I have a husband, a two-year old son (and another one on the way) and a dog. I studied illustration in collegel, which thus far has enabled me to illustrate one children's book (which was a disaster, but in a good way I guess) and hasn't done me much good yet.
I am something of an ameteur photographer, which is crazy fun, a sometimes knitter, and often am found at the kitchen table armed with a sewing machine and way too much fabric.