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June 30, 2011

Stop Motion Experiment

No, I’m not crafting, I was just working on a little stop motion experiment that I think you might enjoy. It sort of happened by accident, or my inability to stay still, that I got this nice little natural blur so I decided to go for it and create motion within the stop motion.

June 2, 2011

Walking In Memphis

It’s Thursday, the week is winding down and I’m on a mad hunt for a weekend project. I really want to sew something but I think softies are a little complicated for me right now and I want something a little more useful than a pillow. I want something I can show off!

Mad Maloney and I are heading out on our annual trek to Graceland next week and we will be spending four fun-filled days walking around Memphis so a tote bag of some sort seems to be a good choice. That way I have something to store all my Elvis trinkets in. On a side note, I am almost finished reading Priscilla Presley’s book, Elvis & Me, and I am learning just how odd of a guy Elvis really was. One of the thing she notes is that when he was filming Harum Scarum, he liked the makeup and costume he was wearing so much that Elvis would normally eat dinner wearing his brown face makeup and turban. Weird, right?

Okay, on to the tote bag project. I have narrowed it down to two bags and I’m studying the instructions to see which will be the most painless. I love this Charlie Bag, it’s hip and oh so cute, but it has darts and I’ve never sewn them before, plus I need to figure out the math so I could buy the right fabric. I also really love this Market Bag. Also very cute, and I’d work with something called interfacing.

Regardless, both similar in style. I’ll decide based on what directions are clearest. I’m hoping I can find some fun fabric that is either music related or vacation. The tackier the better I think. I’ll be limited to what I find in Hancock or Hobby Lobby. Stay tuned. I’m sure you’ll see something Monday morning, Win or LOSE!

May 25, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things…

My cat Figaro…

Mornings before I go to work…so peaceful

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

May 24, 2011

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Finally, a blog for the average failure person. Like many, I obsess over beautifully crafted blogs, where people live amongst perfectly decorated homes, exotic travels and DIY crafts. Bloggers everywhere make it look so easy, and being an obsessive DIYer, I try everything! In my opinion, these are the celebrities that I wish to be, just a little less graceful. I will spend a weekend in the kitchen attempting to make MadMaloney’s favorite dessert or knit for hours only to create a hat that doesn’t fit properly. Yet despite my consistent failure, I refuse to give up. Motivated you might say or just plain crazy? Consider this the blog for the average human being, the blog for the failed attempts, when things don’t go your way, when you are sitting in a room all alone up to your ears in scrap fabrics, hot glue burns on your fingertips, a sewing project that can’t be fixed, sequins all over the floor and a cat throwing up yarn.

I yearn for the day when I am a craft goddess, but if I do not learn from our mistakes, there is no room to improve. Follow me as a I fail/improve my

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