feeling crafty

hello blog, how i’ve missed you.

this month has been ridiculously busy & i’m just now getting time [since both my boys are asleep] to sit down and reflect on what i’ve been up to & do some much needed photo editing.

i’m really trying to follow #9 of my “28 to-do-list”, which is to finish every project that i start. i’ve actually been able to follow through on a few things [i’m still working on a ton of stuff] so here’s what i’ve been up to.

i recovered some 2 of our throw pillows in our living room to add some much needed color. our couches are beige, our walls are beige, our furniture is light wood…the blandness was driving me crazy. hoping to incorporate some more red into the room, i think it’ll make it really fun.

my niece is addicted to a crocheted blanket that was given to her as a gift when she was born. unfortunately, it’s a little large for her to tote around everywhere so i made her a small blanket to carry around. it’s still not the same as her favorite, but it’s growing on her.

one of  hubby’s cousins just had a super cute baby girl & i really wanted to take her something when we first met her. i hadn’t sewed a blanket in awhile so it’s really not the best i’ve ever sewed, but i think the super cute fabric makes up for my lack of perfection.

i still have LOTS that i’m working on & trying to get finished before malachi gets here [only 6 weeks left!] so i hope to update you all soon!


10 things i love sunday

Today the hubs, Benjamin, a couple of good friends & I headed into North Park to the El Dia De Los Muertos show put on by the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia.

Oh. My. Goodness.

It was love lust at first sight.

Here are 10 things I loved.

1. Sugar Skull Bride Plaque:Artista Muerta

2. Muertos Skull Plaque:Artista Muerta

Both of these plaques would look awesome in our bedroom with our wedding pictures. I can see it now!


3. Amor Copper Heart Pendant:WinkArtisan

So simple & so beautiful!


4. Sterling Silver Flaming Heart Pendant:Braverelic

I love sacred hearts (almost had one tattooed on me). I love the finish & shape of this pendant.


5. Knitting Crochet Project Bag:Slipped Stitch Studios

How rad would that be to carry around my yarn in this bag instead of it being thrown in my purse??


6. Day of the Dead Dance-Wristlet & Scissor Keyring: Slipped Stitch Studios

I would never be without my scissors again.


7. miPattern Saver Pattern Wallet-Slipped Stitch Studios

I am always printing out patterns & losing them. Then I can’t find my needle or my stitch markers. This pattern saver would be perfect!


8. Tattoo Love Mix-3 Magnet Place Holders:Slipped Stitch Studios

These genius magnets fit in the miPattern Saver Pattern Wallet or in your craft books to hold your place. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the middle of crocheting something intricate & forgot where I was at. And they’re super cute, too!


9. Zippered Notions Bag with Zipper Pull-Sugar Skulls:Slipped Stitch Studios

Such an awesome little bag for carrying around all those misc. things that I always seem to need & are just floating around in my purse or craft bag.


10. Itze Luna Day of the Dead Totes:Itze Luna

Pretty new shop that has such amazing totes that are handmade from Mexico. They also have awesome accessories that I would love to have!