Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Finally... a scrapping day

So I started selling my plush felt puggies and tote bags to make a little extra money to spend on scrapping supplies. Much to my surprise, the orders just keep coming which has been so much fun. Today, though, was designated as a scrapping only day and the sewing machine was put away. I posted this picture the other day of Mugsy in his Target pirate shirt and have been itching to scrap it, plus I couldn't wait to use my new Marah Johnson Love Struck rub-ons and paper I got in the mail a couple of days ago...how perfect are they with this picture.

I've been watching a lot of DVDs while working on projects lately, my favorite as of late is The Young Ones collection, does anyone else remember them? MTV re-ran their show constantly in the late 80's (I just dated myself there)...funny, funny stuff!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Monsters in the mail...

These 2 little green monsters have been sitting on my desk waiting to make their way to CT...I hate to see them go, but they are off to a great home!

I've been tagged by
Sarah Moore so here we go....
A - Available or Taken: Taken.

B - Best Friend: Bob

C - Cake or Pie: Apple pie a la mode...mmmmmmmm

D - Drink of Choice: Mt. Dew

E - Essential item you use everyday: computer, sewing machine

F - Favorite Color: Black

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears, I don't eat worms

H - Hometown: San Francisco, CA

I - Indulgence: hmmmm, that's though, guess I need to treat myself more often.

J - January or February: February, it's one step closer to winter being over

K - Kids & Names: No kids, just pugs

L - Life is incomplete without?: Family and pets

M - Marriage Date: May 6th, 2000

N - Number of Siblings: 1 brother Eric, 37

O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges

P - Phobias or Fears: Large bodies of water, snakes, clowns

Q - Fave Quote: One person's craziness is another person's reality

R - Reason to Smile: The puggies!

S - Season: Fall

T - Tag 3-4 People: Ros Allie Samantha

U - Unknown fact about me: I have a few tattoos, I guess that's unknown

V - Vegetable you don't like: Spinach...eewwwwww, yuck!

W - Worst Habit: I bite my nails when nervous

X - X-rays: Just teeth

Y - Your Fave Food: Sauteed green beans from the local Chinese carry-out place

Z - Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Friday, January 19, 2007

Alas, I am not as crafty...

as I thought I was! This week at our Chicagoland Craft Collective meeting, our incredibly talented instructor Melanie Silver was put in charge of teaching us how to make super cool beads out of individual beads that we would strand. I went in with an open mind, but as soon as the instructions were passed out and I saw the maze of diagrams and numbers I had flashbacks to high school geometry and that was it, I was out! The photo that you see with this posting is as far as I got, you can check out what the completed project was supposed to look like by checking out Sarah Moore's Blog She received some of these little gems during our Christmas exchange. We both agreed that the $3 fee for the project was fair price for the lesson learned that we need to stick with our favorite medium for a while...paper! Make sure you check out Sarah's cards on her blog...she is ever so creative!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My shipping clerk...

is lying down on the job. I am packing up orders this morning to ship and Mugsy has decided that a nice place to nap would be right in the middle of my packing supplies. How cute is he though...how can I disturb him?

I can't wait for this afternoon, I am going to Ikea to see if there is anything new or fun that I need. I need to check out their groovy fabrics and I am in need of some more storage stuff. This evening I am going to the Chicagoland Craft Collective meetup, I think we are making a cool beaded creation, I have never done any beading so we will see how that turns out!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Another day, another tote

What's cuter that a fun tote with stripes...a fun tote with stripes and pugs!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

How not to clean your craft space...

I figure if I am busy working on something then I have every reason not to clean my big ol' mess of a craft room...as a result, I made these 2 tote bags this morning. Oh so simple to make, I added a felt flower and a vintage Czech glass button for a little pizzaz!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What time is it?

Why it's Johnny Depp time thanks to my newest Target purchase this morning! I am usually in there 1-2 times a week, but I haven't been in a while so needless to say I left with a ton of stuff. Johnny Depp & a skull how cool is that, it is now residing on my scrapping table.

I also picked up these sheets of Pirate tattoos in the $1 Spot, I just know I can use them on a layout somehow.

This little girlie is on my desk

And of course I had to get Mugsy something!

I have to share a picture of the purse I made last night, it is in no way perfect, but i'm pretty proud of it for it being my first try!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Monday Madness

It's going to be a busy day at work and I know I won't have time to update later so I am going to quickly post this LO I did last night 'cause it makes me happy!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Just a quick layout

I gotta' get some stuff done around the house so I am just going to quickly share a layout I did this morning that pretty much sums me up...now I am off to do laundry!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy...

I have been soooooo productive today! I started off today finishing this fun puggy bag. Once again I made this for someone else but want to keep it myself.

Then I decided I had to do some scrapping and did this layout of our kitty (I bet you thought we only had pugs!) Ivo drinking from his favorite spot...the kitchen sink. I took this picture a few weeks ago and have been itching to scrap it ever since.

Finally I sewed up a bunch of puggies for orders I have gotten the past few days. Tonight I will put in a movie (preferably something with Johnny Depp!) and stuff and sew puggies. Did I mention I also made a yummy pot roast in my crock pot today too...so productive!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

I Love Cool Stuff In The Mail...

I recently participated in a swap over at Craftster.org with a super cool chick and fellow pug lover jezebel7383 aka Laura. I sent her one of my plush puggies and she sent me a box of coolness! Yummy hot chocolate with a big mug to enjoy it in and brownie bites.

The best part is the stuff she made herself...how pretty are these?! They are going in a special place in my crafting room so they can inspire me. *Love* those fun bright colors.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

This Passel Of Pugs...

These cuties are all spoken for and are off to their new homes!

Monday, January 1, 2007

And The Monster Goes To...

After Mugsy carefully inspected all 67 of the entries DH was called into my scrapping room to draw a name....and the winner is.....Sue from NJ, congrats! Just email your addy to me and your Monster will be on his way. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to stop by and say "hi", it was nice getting to meet everyone!