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My new crafting room and where have I been?!

I apologize for disappearing without notice but life took an interesting twist and we moved! Our previous living situation was turning into something that was not quite so pleasant to be around any longer so we decided to move.

We were very lucky to find a house that I absolutely adore. It has lots of space and it is just waiting for some color and for us to fill it with love. Instead of living in a sleepy suburb of Austin, we are now more in a sleepy suburb of San Antonio. But all in all, it’s a great location and I absolutely love it!

So let’s start the tour!

I’ll be posting about each room as I go along but for today, I want to show off the mess, I mean, the room that will be my crafting room as well as my work office.


It’s not a huge room but the space it provides will be great! And the amount of natural light it gets is absolutely wonderful! The brown shelf on the left of the picture will be sanded down and repainted. Kress painted it to have a more wood grain type look and I think it is way too dark. It needs to be lighter, brighter so I am hoping to sand it down and paint it within the next couple of weeks.  In the mean time, it’s playing the role of catch all while I unpack and get the room organized.

The table closest to the door is my desk. It’s a re-purposed drafting table and fits the bill perfectly!  I had to flip the pencil shelf since it stuck up a bit.


I found a clamp style desk organizer stuffed in a closet so I clamped that onto the back and voila, we have storage! The lamp actually belongs in the bedroom but for now, it was a safe place to put it so it didn’t get lost in the wrangling of the boxes. The bear is from Build-A-Bear that I picked up a few years ago. I fell in love with his lime green mohawk and just had to have it. So now he is my co-worker. The painting on the wall was a birthday present from my very talented friend, Kellie. I love all the colors and when I am having an incredibly frustrating day at work, I just take a break and study it for awhile.


The closet in this room is pretty awesome!  All of my SCA clothes and accouterments will live in here. I was hoping I could also house my crafting supplies and fabric but that is looking like it may very well not be the case as I keep unpacking fabric! I guess this means I should just get off my backside and start sewing! So this closet will be a work in progress as time goes on.

All in all though, I am pretty thrilled with the changes that have been going on and the promise of the future.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Life, Crafts


Sasha Update

Last week Sasha saw her ophthalmologist (Yes, cats have ophthalmologists, go figure!) and we have a game plan. It’s not a cheap game plan, it actually looks like she may give Vincent’s vet bill a run for its money.

So now instead of two drops into her eye, she has to endure my putting a quarter inch line of ointment into her eye. Once the new drops show up, she’ll have to endure that.  She is going to go see her regular vet this week for a blood panel to see if she will be a candidate for surgery.

So until then, she is just being her regularly mopey self.


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Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Sasha


Crafty Monday – T – Tunics!

I don’t have any pictures just yet but I have been working on some basic t-tunics for wearing around camp.  Since we are going into the winter months, I’ve made 6 out of some super soft fleece.  Since I want Kress and I to be able to both wear them, I am making them to his size. As long as they are not too long, they should fit me just fint.

I am not sure if am going to do anything more to them once I am done but pictures should be up soon!

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in SCA, Sewing


Wedding Dress Adventure!

The wedding dress shopping adventure was SO MUCH fun!

My girls and I had an appointment with Balla Saison in Austin, Texas. I was so nervous and scared all at the same time. I really had no idea what to expect.

As soon as we met Jessica, our bridal consultant, it was off to the races!  She gave us these huge rings with purple ribbon on them that we then go around and places on the hangers of the dresses. We found quite a few we liked and there was one that I wasn’t even all the way out of the dressing room before I was met with a chorus of ‘No’.

Unfortunately none of the dresses I was hoping to try on were in stock but Jessica tried her best to get me dresses that she thought I would like.  There was one dress she brought in that I was no sure about at all but since I had already told her I was willing to have an open mind, I tried it on.

I fell in love.  It is so not what I thought I was looking for but I love it!

Jessica put a veil on me but my girls took that off and put a large flower instead. Since we are looking at doing a spanish theme, that really completed the picture. So now I have to wait 6 – 8 weeks for my dress to come in and then we start with the measurements. In the meantime, I now have to find The Shoes to go with it.

Wish me luck!

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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Wedding Stuff


Poor Sasha :(

Sasha’s eye has been bothering her and I wasn’t sure if it was allergies but once gunk started appearing, off to the vet she went.

Turns out she has some kind of infection so she must now wear the cone of shame.

Sasha Cone


The most heart-breaking/amusing time is right after we give her the eye drops.  She will run off into the corner and sit like this for hours.

Sasha Hiding


Poor Sasha.  She has another Dr’s visit today so here is hoping we have some good news.

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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Sasha


Crafty Monday – Part 1 of 2 Belt Commission

I have a commission list a mile long for some inkle belts so I will be posting these for some time now. 

This one is actually part 1 of 2. A squire in the SCA wanted his Knight’s colors within his own belt, so I warped that one up first.

I loved how the warped looked once it was done. I was really excited to weave this one and once I was done, I was so not disappointed. It is just gorgeous.

Part 2 will be the same colors however the green will be where the black is and the white where the red is with the red/black in the center. Unfortunately, I snapped the tension bar on my loom again so I am going to have to fix that (yet again) before I can get started.

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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Inkle Weaving, SCA, Yarn


Kitty Snuggles, Best Snuggles

Vincent and I have not had a lot of snuggle time as of late, life has just been pretty hectic. So when he found me lounging on the couch, he plopped right down and we just laid together for a few hours while I binged on Scandal episodes. 

Love my little buddy. :)

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Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Randomness, Vincent


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