Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Valentine's Day! (Bet you didn't see that one coming did you?)

This week I've been working on cards for the January Cricut class. So here they are. Not quite traditional Valentine colors, but I like them. There will be a limited number of kits available too if anyone is interested. Cartridges used: Doodlecharms and Simply Sweet.

Now back to our regularly scheduled holiday.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Wreath

Here's a Christmas Wreath with just a little sparkle to brighten up your home for the holidays. This is the December Cricut Class project using the Christmas Cheer cartridge. Sorry the picture is so dark, its hard to get a good picture on a cloudy day. (Hopefully there will be a better picture on the Craft Fancy website.) There will be ribbons attached at the bottom below the holly leaves.

Hope to see you at the next class, December 14 at 5:30 pm or December 18 at 10:30 am.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's beginning

to look a lot like Christmas. Here are the cards for the November Cricut classes at Craft Fancy.

I decided to keep things simple for this class.

A tree with some sparkle

A snowflake ornament

A snow globe with a jolly snowman

A gift from Santa

Another sparkly tree.

Now I need to get started on my Christmas cards.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy, Happy, Merry

This is the other Cricut class for the month of October. Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.

Special Days Book

This book is one of the October Cricut classes this month at Craft Fancy. Each page has a pocket on the back. You can click on the pictures to make them larger.

Friday, October 9, 2009

To the Ladies in my class

I didn't have time to post the pictures today. I'll get them up sometime tomorrow.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wow It's Been a While

I've been doing some secret knitting and now that my friend Nicole has them, I can show you the socks I've been working on.

It is a cool bubble pattern in her favorite color, orange (with a little yellow thrown in for good measure). Aren't they pretty? They will certainly brighten up a cold, dreary winter's day. The yarn is a blend of silk, wool and bamboo that was so easy to knit with and they are very soft and squishy.

I loved the pattern so much, that I'm working on a pair for me. The colorway is called Watermelon and you can't really tell from the picture, but it has little black spots in it to resemble the seeds. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I have enough yarn to finish them as this pattern eats it up quickly.

I have finished one other project, the mitered squares scarf. The picture is kind of washed out, the colors are dark and fall like and I can't wait to wear it.

I do have some scrapbooking things to post, but I'll leave those for tomorrow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

It Looks Like Fall?

We noticed yesterday that some of the leave have started changing, that must mean Fall is on it's way, right?

As far as the September Cricut classes at Craft Fancy are concerned, Fall is here.

We have some lovely pumpkins.

A basket of apples.

Some fall leaves and an acorn.

A scary spider (minus his googly eyes, need to go shopping, oh darn!)

And a silly pumpkin.

Have you started your Fall crafting yet?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Get a Room!

I bet that got your attention didn't it?

After complaining for two years about how bright our bedroom is at night, we finally decided to do something about it. Last Saturday, we made a trip to Ikea and came home with some pretty dark purple curtains. They are almost the same color as the flowers in the artwork. The curtains are semi-sheer and with the blinds open provide light during the day, but with the blinds closed at night the room is really dark which makes for a better nights sleep.

While we were at Ikea, we found a duvet cover that matched the curtains, so we bought it and a new duvet too. The first thing Steve said when we had it all put together was, "It looks like a grownup's room now." I think it looks great and now the sun doesn't wake me up at 5:00 am!

In other news, I finished my Hey Teach sweater. It was a quick and easy knit. I love the color and the way it turned out. What I don't like about it is the size. It is a little too big and a little short. I should have made a large instead of an extra large. I will definitely be making another one in the near future.

I also finished the blue lacy socks. I like the way they turned out and they didn't take that long to knit either. This is the same yarn that I used for Dad's socks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Fun Never Stops

Last week was certainly full of fun.

It started on Monday with a visit with our friends the Sandlin's. Steve was out of town, Melissa had to work, so I had them all to myself. We had a great lunch at the Mexican restaurant across the street and then spent a couple of hour catching up on everything. Melissa did come home early, so she got to spend some time with them too.

On Tuesday, we headed to the airport and ended up here.

Our original flight was delayed, but we were able to take an earlier flight so we made it to the city in time to have dinner at Victor's, our favorite Cuban restaurant before we went to the theater.

After dinner we headed over to the theater to see this.

It was a great show. It is so emotional, I don't know how they do this eight times a week. The audience was so spellbound, that no one spoke during the whole show. That in itself was amazing to us as we always end up sitting by people who talk through the whole performance.

Afterwards we waited by the stage door for autographs and pictures. The whole cast was so nice signing autographs, taking pictures and chatting with everyone.

On Wednesday Steve headed out to his conference (it was a business trip after all) and Melissa and I headed to Starbucks for breakfast before we braved the subway system on our own.

Our destination was SoHo and two yarn shops. The first was the Lion Brand Yarn store. Melissa and I each got yarn for sweaters. They have a sampling wall with cones of their different yarns. You can wind some off and knit up a swatch to see how you like the yarn. It was pretty cool.

The second was Purl SoHo which is a tiny little shop. It is amazing how much yarn they have in such a small space. We both bought sock yarn here. Koigu for me and Spud and Chloe for Melissa. Melissa's purchase was as much for the name of the yarn and the tag as it was for the color.

After our yarn shopping spree, we took the subway back to Rockefeller Center and a stop at Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes. On the way back to the hotel we passed Crumbs, so of course we had to stop and sample their cupcakes too. There was also a stop at Pinkberry for our favorite frozen yogurt and berries.

We met Steve and Deann (his client) for dinner at Kellari and had some yummy Greek food. After dinner we went to see Billy Elliott. Another great show and amazingly enough another quiet audience. The kids in this show, both the Billy's and the girls in the dance class, are awesome.

Thursday morning brought another rushed trip to the airport due to a cancelled flight and the need to take an earlier one to make sure we got home in time to see the Jason Mraz concert that night. The concert was awesome. They were filming it for a DVD, which will be out sometime in the fall, so he played for over two hours. The venue was right on the lake so we got some amazing city views as well. It was fun to see all the boats lined up along the lakefront to hear the music.

Friday was a normal day (thank goodness) Steve and Melissa both went to work and I did some things around the house.

On Saturday we had brunch and then took the train into the city to see Spring Awakening.

Sunday was Steve's birthday and we were supposed to go to Ravinia to see David Hyde Pierce, but it was pouring rain so we went to Buca di Beppo for dinner and then went to see the Harry Potter movie at the Imax theater.

So how was your week?