Saturday, December 31, 2011

some Christmas presents and a New Year's Resolution

Sorry I've been mia the last little while... I've been pretty sick the lat few weeks, and I was busy finishing last minute Christmas orders, plus all the Christmas festivities!  But I wanted to share a little of our Christmas and get ready for the new year.

So here are a few of the Christmas presents I actually managed to get finished in time:

Meet Mike Wazowski!  My little boy is in love with most Pixar movies, but especially Monsters Inc.  (I think he thinks Sully is a big dog.  And he loves dogs.)  So I made him this little guy for Christmas!  He's given him hugs many times now, and tried to pull his mouth off a few times.  I think it's a success.  

I'm really proud of how the eye turned out - I drew it on by hand with fabric markers.  It may not seem that impressive to most of you, but I'm terrible at drawing, so any time I "draw" something that looks good, I feel a little better about myself.  :) 

And this pillow was for my sister.  She's in love with The Princess and the Frog.  Don't worry - she's in college.  She's cool like that.  ;)

Some day I'll finish the five or six others that being sick - and being me - prevented me from finishing.
Like these dinosaur slippers that I got all cut out but never sewn... Or the pirate quiet book I started in October that is going to be super awesome!  Soon.  Hopefully.

Now for some good news and a New Year's resolution!  The blog passed 1,000 views right about Christmas!  Even in spite of my not posting much recently! 

So here's my resolution:  to post more regularly.  

My original goal was to post a tutorial every Monday, and 1-2 other posts the rest of the week. I'd really like to do that, but I'm not sure if it will happen.  But I will resolve to post at least once a week from here on out to keep building up my viewership and (I hope!) providing you readers with some fun and useful posts.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Those gifts are so cute! And I'm REALLY excited to see the pirate quiet book! You know how Richard and I feel about pirates! :)

  2. Thanks Emily! I think next time we're not a bajillion miles apart we should have an awesome pirate party! :)

  3. Good luck with your goal! I think you'll have fun doing it. :)