Monday, March 29, 2010

My Redeemer Lives

God always moves in mysterious ways. There are times when I feel Him much stronger than others. Sometimes He speaks to me through books, sometimes through music, sometimes through people. His limits know no bounds. Yesterday, at church, it was through the song My Redeemer Lives by Nicole C. Mullen, that I was touched, and I wanted to share it with you today. I hope it touches one of you in the way it touched me.


Friday, March 26, 2010


Is anyone else still having trouble with the time change? I'm tired all the time. What's the deal?

This weekend I have my nephew's 1st birthday, wedding dress shopping with my friend Jayme (yay!! my first time being a bridesmaid), and probably some crochet therapy. Who knows. What do you have planned? Happy Friday!

New in the shop:


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LOST Tribute Tuesday

Because LOST is the best show ever created, and because it is in its final season, I will be honoring this amazing show every Tuesday until its over.

I have dedicated 6 years to this show. I have spent 6 years with these characters. I feel like they are my family. You may that is utterly ridiculous, but if you don't watch the show, then you can't possibly understand. There is a 99.999% chance that I will go into deep mourning the day after the series finale. I cannot put into words how obsessed I am with this show. Atleast it will go out with a bang.

Today's tribute is to Sawyer, my favorite character. For a long time it was a toss-up between him and Ben Linus, but I have to be true to myself and admit that Sawyer will always have my heart. Here's to you, Sawyer. (Click the link to see the video because the stupid thing won't embed.)


Sunday, March 21, 2010


Lavender & yellow summer flower hat for baby girl.

This is what I do when I should be studying. I'm really good at procrastinating.


Friday, March 19, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday

I'm new to 7 Quick Takes Friday. Here goes:

1. I'm currently reading Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston. It's quite funItalicny. I read an excerpt to Mr. Savvy Stitcher the other day that I thought was particularly funny and he said, "And why exactly are you reading this?" Like he thought I was putting myself through undue torture or something because I might at some unknown point in the distant future, have to be put on bed rest. Because I do plan to have a child someday. And like he thought I was jinxing myself or something. I said, "Because it's funny. Duh." He didn't think it was amusing. There's something about men--they are unable to see the humor in chick lit. Oh well.

If you haven't read this book, you should check it out.

2. I saw the movie trailer for The Last Song for the millionth time last night. I immediately gasped and threw my hand over my heart in pure, excrutiating joy, and exclaimed, "I can't wait to see that! That book was so great!" Mr. Savvy Stitcher was not amused. Again. "You say that every time that comes on. I hope you don't end up being disappointed like last time," he says, referring to the last Nicholas Sparks book-turned-movie I saw, Nights in Rodanthe, which was terrible. "I won't. The previews are too good for it to be bad, and the book was great!" He just rolled his eyes, of course. So if I hate it, I'll never admit it to him. Plus, Miley Cyrus is a guilty pleasure for me. I love her. It's ridiculous. Don't judge me.

3. Speaking of Mr. Savvy Stitcher, we started dating 5 years ago today. After our first date, we came back to my house and watched Something's Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. If you are female and you haven't seen it, you are missing out. Mr. Savvy Stitcher actually enjoyed it, too. Maybe I'll make him watch it tonight...

Gosh, I'm really full of recommendations today.

4. I made this hat last night. It feels a little big on my head. Do you think I have a small head? Or is it supposed to be this big? I don't know. I'll try again tomorrow.

5. For some reason, something just reminded me of the last laugh-out-loud-funny book I read, Little Stalker, by Jennifer Belle. It's extremely quirky, and the main character may or may not have some sort of mental illness. But funny kind, not the kind that may or may not cause one to become an axe murderer (or is it ax murderer?) If you are easily offended, don't read it. That's my disclaimer.

Here's a blurb:

Little Stalker is the story of Rebekah Kettle, a one-time successful novelist, who is hopelessly blocked. While she waits for the muse to strike again, she bides her time working in her father's medical office and eagerly anticipating the latest movie from her favorite film director Arthur Weeman. When a chance encounter with one of her father's patients offers Rebekah a voyeuristic peek into the lecherous filmmaker's life, she starts writing him letters under the guise of a 13-year-old girl. Through intimate correspondence that details her alter ego's life, Rebekah relives a painful episode from her own thirteenth year. To complicate matters, Rebekah falls in love with a tabloid paparazzo, setting up a moral dilemma--should she give her boyfriend the scoop of a lifetime or should she protect her idol?

A smart and uproarious novel about the unrealized dreams, missed connections, secret obsessions, and surprising friendships that can make up city living.

6. I plan to crochet headbands and hats all weekend when not studying for Monday's Anatomy & Physiology test. That probably means I'll get one headband done, then not even be able to get it photographed for Etsy. That seems to be my modus operandi. Wish me luck.

When I get my store stocked up again, I plan to host a giveaway on my friend Chelsea's blog Roots & Rings. I'll let you know when. But check out her blog now!

7. If you need a good laugh, go to . You may have an entirely new outlook on the people around you. Perhaps you will appreciate your co-workers or neighbors more, or perhaps you'll atleast see that you are not alone.

Have a good weekend!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

happy wednesday!

If you can't tell, I've gotten really into the crochet lately. Here's a headband I whipped up the other night (please excuse the hair):

*Free Pattern by

It was really simple, yet satisfying. I'm going to add this one to my shop. Or maybe I'll keep it for myself. What other colors would you like to see? I think this is great for spring! Can also be made in a smaller size for babies or kids.

I also made some keyfobs a couple of weeks ago for some friends which I've finally taken the time to upload, though the pics aren't the greatest.

I bought the materials for these before Christmas planning to make a bunch as presents, bI ut kept putting it off because I thought it was going to be a lot of work. Little did I know how easy they would turn out to be! The embroidery machine gave me a few fits, but I think I have it down now. So if you have a birthday coming up, just expect to get one of these from me.

Also, here's a cute bib for my adorable nephew, and of course, just another reason to show off cute pictures of him.

Hope you enjoy watching him grow because he's my favorite guinea pig. It also helps that his mom, my sister-in-law, always goes on and on about the stuff I make him and shows it off to all her friends. It's a good ego boost;)

So what other headband colors should I made?

And in other news, I have been accepted into nursing school! It's a 2 year RN program and I will start in the Fall. So don't feel too guilty if you want to help my college fund and shop here :)


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm still alive!

I'm baaaaack! My friend Jayme has been giving me a hard time about not blogging anymore, and I really have no excuse, except that I hate taking pictures of my projects. I love doing them, and want to even put some on Etsy, but I have a confession...I'm lazy. Atleast when it comes to taking pictures, uploading, doing descriptions, etc. ect. So, this one's for you, Jayme:)

Anyway, here's what I've been up to lately:

I finally learned to crochet, and made this fun little hat for my nephew. I hope to put some in my Etsy store soon. *Pattern from Nutella Dreams Late Night Crafts.

I also ordered a bunch of these elephants and am embroidering them for baby gifts. (Also comes in pink).

And for my newest crochet project, I made my nephew a monkey hat for his upcoming 1st birthday party, which is going to be (of course) a monkey theme. He's precious, I know!

*Pattern by Inner Hooker on Etsy.

I have a ton of new crochet patterns I'm planning to try, so I will post pictures soon. In particular, I hope to be posting some "green" crocheted face scrubbies in the shop soon.

Thanks for stopping by!