Monday
Jul222013

On the move, again...

After being so happy in our last apartment for over four years, hubby and I had a really hard time getting comfortable in our current one, it's simply too small.  So in two weeks, we're officially leaving apartment living behind and renting a condo from a private party.  We're excited! There's so much more space, and an attached two-car garage, and it's in a super cute little neighborhood full of parks and public use areas.  We're hoping to call this place home for the next few years or more.

Fortunately, we never fully unpacked into our current place.

Unfortunately, between school and work, getting the packing that needs to be done will have to be done at a fever pitch.

The boxes we (I) unpacked last year are still labeled, and the goal is to reuse the boxes in the same way again.  I'm hoping this process will take less organizing since I can just pack what the box tells me to, instead of having organize everything beforehand.  I think it's a sound theory, I'll let you know how it is in practice.

I'll be dark for a bit I now, but there's a special 1st Birthday in August (not to mention Hubby's birthday) and a Wedding coming in September that'll have cake-tastic related posts.  And I of course I'm still sewing.  I have a few projects that I need to share, so look forward to that.  I'm really excited about the amount of space I'm going to have in our new 'creative' room (office/sewing/crafting/design/etc.etc.). I might even have to do a post on the room itself when all is said and done!

See ya on the flip side!
A

Friday
May312013

Busy... Busy...

Well, the last two months flew by in a blink, now didn't they.  I've been hard at work in school again, I've gone back to work again, and I've picked up caking a bit again, in addition to sewing, cooking, tutoring, and otherwise just doing stuff.  BUT the semester has ended, for three weeks anyway, and I'm taking the opportunity to get caught up on my WIP lists (yes, plural) as well as add in a few other projects that I just cannot say no to.  

I've got a few new cookie and cake projects to share with you, but that'll be in another post next week.  (I STILL haven't edited all the photos.)  I'm now two months into my first Quilting Bee and it's been a blast thus far!  The following images we're taken with my iPhone, sorry.  In April, we worked on flowers for a Flower Ball Wall Hanging, and in May, we got to make sewing machines!  We each had a different size to work on, but they are all made of black fabrics.  I worked with 1/2" Hexies, and boy are they addicting!  It all came together so quickly, which I'm very glad for because I wasn't able to get started on it until just this past Friday.  But it shipped out yesterday and is headed all the way to the UK!  Our May Queen also sent us teenie-tiny 1/4" Hexies to play with... oh my am I in love... but that'll have to be a project for another time. 


Get Your Hex On - AprilGet Your Hex On - May

Our June Queen Bee has sent out her packets and we are all patiently awaiting their arrivals as well as the instructions we'll get tomorrow.  Can't wait!

Tomorrow also marks the arrival of the June Lucky Stars Block pattern.  I am WAY behind right now, but plan on catching up next week.  I hadn't mentioned this BOM club yet because the finished product is going to be a gift for someone, but since I'm linking to my flickr account with the above images, you're bound to see my blocks thus far anyway.  I suppose I could make them private for the group members only, but that would require having my flickr password.  Long story, but all I will say about flickr customer service is that you should not ever NOT EVER lose your account password.  You will never get it back.  You will be forced to cross your fingers everyday that the cookies on your iPhone are never erased because otherwise you will be locked out permanently.  You will hate flickr.  You will wish everyday that there was a better way to join in on sewing fun, but resign yourself to whispered curse words every time you need to posted a finished project.  You will hate flickr.  End of rant, back to Stars.  This has been a great paper pieced BOM by Don't Call Me Betsy!  My very first quilt, which I haven't blogged about yet, was a paper pieced Circle of Geese Quilt.  I absolutely love paper piecing!  So this BOM is right up my alley.

Alright, I think I've taken up enough of your time today.  Have a great weekend!

Until the next post..

Thursday
Mar142013

A Quickie...

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Since I plan on being more active on this here lil'l website/blog, I'm looking into ways to make it easier for you all to find and/or follow me. So with news that Google Reader will be fading away in rather the near future, I'm trying out Bloglovin... so we'll see how it goes.

On to the craftier news...

Get Your Hex On

I joined my first Sewing/Quilting Bee! Yea!!! This bee is all about the Hexie craze that just won't quit and I'm really looking forward to getting to play along. My month will be October and I've already started some planning in that I have my fabrics chosen, but as for the pattern, my mind is far from made up.

Next week, I have some cookie-time planned as well as a lot of sewing. The plan is to do it all with the camera near-by, I need some actions shots for you all!

Happy Thursday!
A

Sunday
Feb242013

iPad Computing Made Easy

I'm keeping my promise, and posting today about my awesome iPad keyboard!!! Yea!!! Unfortunately, though, when I went to use the Olympus for some action shots, I found the batteries dead... so this post will not be as photo intensive as I had originally planned. However, since I love this keyboard so much, count on it making appearances in future posts.

In my humble opinion, this IS the greatest iPad keyboard ever!
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover...

Hubby bought it for me about a month ago and I've used it almost everyday since, and it's still on it's first charge! I love that it attaches magnetically just as the iPad Smart Cover does, without adding a noticeable weight. It makes quick work of notes during a lecture, emails during your morning coffee, and blog posts when the mood strikes! Now, it doesn't have the standard shortcuts for copy/paste functions we are all used to, BUT there are function keys that do the same thing. You can search your iPad for a particular app, contact, song, etc with a simple keystroke, as well as turn the iPad on or off. I have no problem using the keyboard that is built into iOS on the iPad, but there is something that is so tactically and audibly pleasing about this clicky Logitech keyboard. It makes me want to type and type and type some more! Lucky you!

It come in black or white to coordinate with your iPad, and there's even one in red!

And Logitech just released a version for the mini!

Now, everybody can type!!!

Happy Computing!!!
A

 

** This 'endorsement' is based solely on my own experience with the product and I have not be compensated for my opinions.

Wednesday
Feb202013

NEW is Coming!!!

Well... "a little bit longer" turned into six months.  I have no apologies or excuses for this, it just is.  

So... moving on then...  ??

I am FINALLY editing new images, I am FINALLY designing a new web page, and I am FINALLY creating new content (and soon a Sister website, all for your caking, crafting and sewing pleasure!  

Recently got an awesome little keyboard for my iPad from my most awesome hubby and it has changed my computing life, let me tell you!  (OOOoo, actually, I will do just that this weekend, so pop back in on Sunday!) So now with my keyboard, and Squarespace's app, I can now quickly and easily post a blog entry as the inspiration strikes instead of having to wait until I get home, because, let's face it, I absolutely suck at that.  But no more!  I am hereby officially making a grand sweeping commitment to posting a new entry of some design at least once a week from here on out.  It'll be frantic at first, I'm sure, but I'm confident it'll shake out to a more consistent time frame, hopefully with recurring themes you can count on and look forward to.  What do you think?  Can you dig it?  Excellent!

I'll write for you again, very soon.