Sunday, August 11, 2013

Japanese Stitching.....

My progress so far on my Japanese sampler.....still liking this design ;)

Until next time ^__^

MLP Perlers

My Sunday crafting.....

New MLP perlers...........the one at the lower left is my own creation.....a Sherlock Holmes readers know my love of Sherlock Holmes >___<

Until next time ^____^

The Artwalk Experience Part 2

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table on Friday! We were surprised that it didn't rain as the skies were quite cloudy with thunderheads....but we lucked out in terms of rain if not the heat. You would have sworn it had rained with the temp/humidity!

Despite all that we had a lot fun.

Outdoor sculpture on the sidewalk....took a photo of it while I was on my way to get Kristina and myself some drinks from Serda's, my fave coffee shop downtown ;)

We made a few sales, mostly perler beads.....I sold out of the MLP perlers! Props to the brony who bought them ;) The Rainbow Dash perler sold to a girl.

This time I made price circles and tried to organize the table a bit better. The first photo isn't accurate as I ended up organizing Kristina's about neat freak!

I think by the time we do the Artwalk next month I will make price circles, but laminate them so I can use them over again ;)

Hope to see you guys next month or in our Etsy shop if you took a business card. Let's hope for cooler weather by then ^___^

Until next time ^___^

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Artwalk Time ^___^

Hi, everyone! Kristina and I will be downtown tomorrow around 6 o'clock or so for Artwalk!

As always, southern weather is unpredictable so keep your fingers crossed for no rain! Hope to see you there!

Until next time ^___^

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Japanese Love!

It's been a while, hasn't it? Yes, it definitely has been a while since I cross-stitched anything. I started this pattern yesterday. I love it so far!

Until next time ^___^

Kawaii Nine Tail Fox!


My friend Kristina has been asking me for a while to make her a nine-tail fox. I started to make one on Sunday.......which was funny because a few days later she was texting me with links for patterns to make one! Since I was planning on doing something different for Christmas, I gave her the fox as a surprise yesterday night at our anime night.

Pattern: Fox by Nimoe's Blog
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft pumpkin and white
Hook: size G
Notions: 10mm safety eyes and black felt
Start/Finish: 7/28 - 8/1/2013

Since the tail on this pattern was a normal one that was big enough for the ami, I had to modify it in order to fit nine tails on my fox. I also modified the arms and legs.

I will say that this guy is so adorable that I was very VERY tempted to keep him for myself, but I will have to suffice by making my own!

I'm glad you liked your surprise fox, Kristina :)

Until next time ^____^

Bring Your Ami To Work Friday - Part 3

My mischievous little octopi have taken over the office yet again! They are insistent on writing notes to leave in my files even though I keep telling them that they just can't leave them!

Sigh......until next time ^____^

July Recap


1) Saige by Jessie Haas
2) Saige Paints the Sky by Jessie Haas
3) Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
4) McKenna by Mary Casanova
5) The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs

1. Fluttershy amigurumi
2. Various perler bead designs
3. Violet the Octopus amigurumi
4. Beary Berry amigurumi
5. Nine-tail fox amigurumi

A slow month for reading. When I can't think of what to read, I always browse the kids section at the library and pick up books. I started reading the recent American Girl series of books featuring Saige and McKenna. As a kid, I LOVED the American Girl series books.....but at the time there weren't as many girls. I would always go back to that series or to the Andrew Lang fairy books at the library if I was bored.

While browsing the kids section, my eyes were caught by a small manga style illustration on one of the book spines. I couldn't resist the soft and simple style of the illustration and so picked up Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. It was a delightful book about a little Korean-American girl named Clara. I absolutely love the illustrations! So if you have the chance and an hour to spare, you should definitely go ahead and pick up this kids book.

The other book that I read this month was The Sherlock Holmes Handbook. I will admit that I skimmed through a good majority of the 'how to' sections of the book. While the few that I read made me giggle because I could remember the SH story they related to, I thought for the most part that they should have been condensed into one section of the book. That way you can read the sections you want to.

I found that the chapters on Victorian life and its role in the Sherlock Holmes books caught my attention more. I would venture to say that it would probably be the same way for any SH fan. Having say that, would I recommend the book? Absolutely, I think it would be a great book for a reader who has just started out in the SH world of stories because it is good about not giving away too many details of the stories. But sadly for the reader who has devoured all the SH stories/novels, it falls flat of a recommendation.

Until next time ^____^