February 3, 2008

2 Peas Sunday Blog

Share your earlies memory from when you first start to scrapbook.....

Originally, I remember working on my Senior Memory book. I bought some really great paper at the local office supply store. Some of it was Debbie Mumm, and I remember it being super expensive and somewhere in my mind knowing that my mom really couldn't afford to buy it, but she did anyway.

Then when I really took scrapbooking on as a hobby, I was 22 and my daughter was 2 weeks old. I had been hording supplies for quite some time at this point, but I hadn't actually started to put things together yet. My first layout that I did was of my daughter the day we came home from the hospital. I am still a bit sketchy on details because I still had morphine pumping through me, but the layout is hideous. Really hideous.

Granted, I will keep it forever because it is my first, and it is about my first precious days with my first baby.

February 2, 2008


I've made a few cards during the past day or so. I've been using it as a way to reward myself for staying on task. I do 45 minutes of homework, or housework and I get 15 minutes of crafting or reading. It didn't seem like a lot of time until I got out the scrapping materials and started in on the cards. Cards are a small enough project that I can get a lot done in a small amount of time, so 15 minutes is still rewarding.
The first one is my favorite. It is a note card that is loosely based on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. It makes me swoon to just think about Edward and his beautiful Vampireness. *Grin* I made it to send to my lovely Amy who lives in Michigan. She and I are Twilight junkies and could probably use an Edward Anonymous meeting about three times a week.

"There was a piece of white paper folded on my seat. I got in and closed the door before I unfolded it. Two words were written in his elegant script.

Be Safe."
The second one, I used my new Autumn Leaves stamps that I finally god. I've wanted the Swirls for probably close to a year. I found them at Wal Mart last week along with Rhonna's scribble alphabet, so I got them both and hid them so my dh doesn't know what I've done.

The third card is just a simple cut and paste with pop dots job, but I find it pleasing to the eye ^_^

January 29, 2008

Snow Days

Yesterday I got a snow day from school and my wee one was already at the baby sitter's when the order was handed down, so what did I do? Everything but what I needed to do (homework). I made a cozy wool hat for my friend's two month old who needs a hat desperately. She's still wearing a newborn one that barely fits over her little head. Then I went to a gigantic JoAnn's superstore that I had never visited, I hit the Dollar Tree, Wal Mart, and a very nice scrapbook store I had never been to. Then we went and got new tires for the DH's car.

I got word today that my teacher is snowed in until she can get her driveway shoveled, and so our first class was canceled, but we are still on for the second class where I have a test. She said she'd most likely be out of there by 10, but then she has a 45 minute drive into town. So all that homework that I didn't quite get through on my first snow day will be done today. But all I really want to do is craft. Honestly.

Sadly, my blog is devoid of photographs for a little while longer, until my new card reader comes anyhow. Then again, I don't think anyone really reads this =)

January 26, 2008

Pizza Bento

I packed a bento for my hubby today. I am really having fun with doing this. The challenge of finding things he will eat cold is frustrating, but I've got at least four entrées figured out. Today he had pesto Parmesan focaccia bread with pizza sauce to dip it in, mozzarella cheese and an orange.

The problem with reheatables for him is that he works so much out of the building that there is no guarantee that he'll be near a microwave during his lunch hour.

Annnd... I've just been text messaged to let me know that his cheese, orange and pizza sauce are frozen solid from sitting in the car all morning. Poor guy, but how awesome is that? LOL

January 25, 2008


I am working on a few things right now. First off, I've decided that I just don't like knitting, so I have not done any new knitting in months. I tried to start knitting a Ravenclaw scarf, but I pulled it out so I can crochet it instead. Knitting isn't for everyone, is it?

So projects-wise, I am working on a hat with Pattons SWS. I adore this yarn, it is so warm and silky. I've also started aforementioned Ravenclaw scarf in colors of navy and bronze. And I'm working on an ipod cozy for a personal swap over at Craftster.

On the home front, I've taken up a new practice of packing bento lunches for my hubby and Little Bea on days that they are out at work or daycare. I've also been packing them for myself on my school days except Thursday when I can eat at home before going in.

I am amazed at the work that goes into some of these lunches. It is truely like an art form. There is a large flickr group devoted to bento arrangement and prep. I am particularly inspired by Luckysundae's talent. Granted, my goal is just to get together a semi-healthy lunch in a box that my loved ones will actually eat. I think I am married to the pickiest man alive and add a 2 year old into the mix, there are only so many things I can put in the boxes and it requires me making at least two different things, so I try to pack them the night before.

That said, I need to go pack two snack bentos so that Little Bea and I can go to storytime at the library. Today is our first day and I am looking forward to it.

November 16, 2007

Crafty Life

I've been neglecting the blog again. I don't think anyone reads it anyhow, but the truth is, I don't have a whole lot to say. I've been crocheting a lot, and knitting not so much. I think that while I may knit some, that crochet is my needle art of choice. I feel much more comfortable with a hook in hand than fumbling around with a couple needles. It helps that I am relearning crochet after 5 or 6 years rather than just picking it up. I am, however, endeavoring to make a pair of socks on double pointed needles. It's slow going, but I am giving it a shot.

I got my beta invite to Ravelry and I am in love. In love, I tell you! I love the organizational features and being able to browse through all the WIP's and FO's. It is lovely. I've got a queue about a mile long. I started on a pattern I discovered through Ravelry a couple days ago called Seraphina's Shawl. I started it yesterday evening and I'm about 7 rows into it. I'm doing it in a Paton's Classic Merino Wool in Grey Mix. It may not drape as well as other yarns, but it will be warm for the winter. I've noticed a few screw ups so far, but I don't care enough to rip it out. Maybe if I were making it for someone else, but this project is mine, all mine!

I do need to stop making projects for Ryleigh and myself though because I have a super huge Christmas list I need to fulfill. I've done 2/18 gifts! I'm going to be a busy girl between now and Christmas. I've also got Christmas Cards to make. Luckily for me, Finals are December 3rd, and I've got about two weeks between then and Christmas to finish up what I cannot finish before then. It'll be so wonderful to have a whole month off to do nothing. During Winter and Spring terms, I've only got a week between the two, so I'll get rested up the best I can after Winter and go full force.

Uhoh, nap time is over. I guess this is the end of this entry. Sayonara :)

November 1, 2007

Learning Curve

Whoever gave me the brilliant idea to learn to crochet and knit at the same time, never give me an idea again, please. Trying to divide my time evenly among the two is killing me. I love crocheting because it is fast and so much easier for me to undo my mistakes. If I make a mistake in knitting, I don't have a freaking clue how to make it better. So I've frogged row after row after row and it is a little depressing.

I finished ONE of my wrist warmers and the other one has been started, but is no where close to finished. I've crocheted a pair of slippers for my daughter, a wash cloth and an iPod cozy for a swap I am doing. I've knit two dish cloths and started a scarf and a pair of socks. Nothing like going full speed, eh? I've also already managed to become a yarn stasher. So I've resolved to make no more purchases until I've finished at least two more projects (wash cloths not included).

On the school front, I've just finished midterms, sanity intact. Surprisingly, I did very well on all three of them. I'm taking today off and then I'll get back to work on my projects and schoolwork.