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Sugar Skulls Chillin’!

12 Dec
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Completed Sugar Skull Headbands – Design by Sublime Stitching

I have listed two ready to ship headbands onto my Etsy Viva La Stitches! Including one discounted! Don’t forget to use my current Promo code “Soft10” to get 10% off!

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Thinking of something a little different? Let me know, I can do custom orders. Just message me anytime!

Hubby Portrait

13 Nov

 

Today you now know that I dabble in drawing. I did this with some charcoal pencils I’ve had for years and have no idea how you are “suppose” to use them. I always wish I was better at drawing, and way more creative. I can only copy pictures. When I attempt to come up with something original it usually becomes a disaster.

So here is a picture of my Husband I drew. It’s pretty accurate…except his cute cheeks aren’t quite that chubby…and a few other things that I’m not sure why, but are not quite right. I’d love to take another art class. All the art stuff I know if from a couple classes I took in middle school.

I’d also love to know how to paint.

Now I  am going to enjoy some Angry Orchard Ginger Apple Cider, get on somekind of entertainment and knit a cute cardigan!

Of course I made this!

31 Oct

One of my buddies just filled up her home with some new sweet roommates. They had a Halloween/House Warming party Sunday that I gladly joined. Of course, it wasn’t until earlier that day I realized I should have a handcrafted housewarming gift for her.

One phrase came to mind:

She’s very much a freespirit kinda girl, which is what I love about her.

With the cutesy font, and bright red font I feel like this little tea towel is a winner. Just gotta sew on a loop to hang it and it’s done. Who wants oneee? Pretty sure this is going on my Etsy soon as a customized item.

Where did you get those Wine Bottles!?

23 Oct

I don’t know why I am mentioning this again, but we allll know I love crafting, and the occasional alcoholic beverage.

And sometimes I like to mix these two awesome things together…but not in the usual “pop open a brewsky while I stitch” way.

So also with my love of crafts and alcohol, I love to participate in some sweet themed parties. We did an Edgar Allen Poe party for my birthday, a sweet Prom themed party in June, and last weekend for my close friend Sam we pulled together a ridiculously fun King Henry VIII Party. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, feel free to hop on Netflix and enjoy some of The Tudors.

Anywayssssss, she loved my Raven wine, and the other one I made…and I stupidly didn’t take pictures of. We whipped up some for hers, and I’m gonna give you the rundown on what you need to do this. That’s right! A tutorial on how to make your own wine without having to actually own a winery.

I swear it’s super easy!

What you need:

  • Wine – Duh.
  • Label Paper or just Paper. The first time I used just normal paper and a glue stick.
  • Printer

To make things simple I used PicMonkey to edited my picture. It was super easy with this program! I actually didn’t do any “real”editing. I literally made 2 changes: I rounded off the corners of the picture (I used classic painted portraits of each queen) and added text. I like to have fun and make so called witty names for each wine, and used the year they died as the vintage year.

I was Jane Seymour. We named her wine “Seymour Sons” since..she..had a son. And was the only wife to have a son. Damn me and my addiction to play on words.

When I printed my pictures, I did it directly from the folder. I have Windows 7, and it was pretty simple. On the top of the opened folder there’s a bar that gives you options. I clicked the “Print” one.

I chose the one that prints 4 pictures per page, and unclicked “Fit to frame”.

I’m sure y’all appreciate my sweet MS Paint skills. 

Once printed you just cut them out and stick them on. Well, first you want to remove the other label first. If one is stubborn, just stick in some warm water. Or I’m sure you can just stick it in that cold box for a while. (Disclaimer: Warming or cooling wine may alter the integrity of the wine, but hey, I’m fine with that.) When I glued then I just rubbed the glue stick all over the back, and slapped it on.

There are so so so many things you can do with this! So be creative and have some fun!

And for your viewing pleasure, I thought I’d include a picture of my husband.

Oh did I forget to mentions, it’s of him wearing my corset? What a sport!

Happy Drinking!

Bre

PS: If anyone can get why I named each of the bottles as I did, then a giveaway will commence!

A friend of a friend project

2 Oct

Since my recent embroidery obsession, some friends have made requests. I sent my Lady Guadalupe back to a buddy in California.  She is oh so stoked on it too!

have to say it is pretty sweet looking! ha. I didn’t have anywhere to put it either, so it totally worked out.

Recently my other buddy Jess enlisted in me to help her out. She is attending a wedding and wanted to give the bride and groom a unique present. She saw a picture of embroidered lyrics online and wanted a duplicate of it. Not hard at all! The hardest part of this whole project was picking the font (which is Skinny Jeans if anyone wanted to know.)

Finally I got to stitching this piece of magic. Anything with a Weezer reference is golden to me.

I chose a napkin for my fabric, and a pretty light gray for the words. I had to try to fix the M on me about 3 times until I gave up and let it be.

This gift is so sweet and adorable. I wrapped it up and threw it in the pre-selected frame:

This would be the equivalent of a rough draft for me for the framing. I still need to re-position it a bit, glue a bit and seam the back to keep it taunt. I’m pretty stoked on it! Totally worth the beer I’m exchanging for it! I highly doubt I will be selling this, since it’s inspired by someone else. However, I have thought of a few sweet embroidered designs to frame and hang. And may look into some fun phrases to do this with.

Happy Crafting!

Bre

Hopeful New Product

13 Sep

So I’ve been working on my etsy site and have created the first possible product for it:

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Sugar skull headband! This one is based off the Sublime Stitching pattern I recently got but it’s all hand done! I’m in love with it. Apparently so are tons of my friends and strangers I’ve ran into. If not this exact pattern, I’ll have a similar item up. I plan to make these in headbands, clips, and pins!

Keep your eye out for my new shop and some fun new product!

Happy Crafting!
Bre

New Obsession! Embroidery!

19 Aug

Yep, I am so so addicted to embroidery now.

Sometime long long time ago, when I was 10, I remember learning to cross stitch, and fully forgot it. Over the last year or so I’ve seen so many embroidery projects popping up and began to get intrigued. However I just couldn’t get myself to join in, until now. I was at my local modern fabric store, Bolt and came across some adorable tranfer patterns by Sublime Stitching and Stitcher’s Revolution. they were both under $5 and I just could not resist. When I got home I jumped straight on Sublime Stitching and ordered the Ultimate Embroider Kit.

Dude, so much stuff comes with this, and only for $30! It’s a steal. The one I got had a tea towel, needles, little adorable scissors, patterns, a hoop and some floss. (there is a petite one available as well for $20. It only has 1 pattern and no textile, which is still a great deal!)

After that I hopped onto Colonial Patterns to grab some DMC floss in flesh tones (for my Lady Guadalupe) and some imperfect napkins to practice with.

I got a day of the dead pattern, some classic tattoo flash & tattoo alphabet. I am really looking forward to getting better and perhaps connecting with some kids I know who tattoo and perhaps turning some flash and paintings into embroidery!

I already have requests from a couple friends for some work to be done, which I am delighted to say “hell yes”, I may charge some beer though! Ha.

Oh yeah, as we know by this blog’s name, alcohol and crafting are 2 things I quite enjoy. I can say with embroidery, so far if you have a few drinkings, you can still stitch pretty well. Unless you’re seeing double, that may be an issue.

As an overall customer reaction to both Colonial Patterns and Sublime Stitching, they both get an A+. With Sublime Stitching I did get my order confirmation, but not a notice when it shipped out. However, saying that I also never emailed them and notified them of this error. Both packages came so quickly, it didn’t seem to really matter.

Be prepared to see many neat embroidered goodies on here!

Cheers!

Bre