Thursday, August 20, 2009

A new, fun blog to stalk!

Not a whole lot going on around here so I've not been posting. Sorry.

I'm working on another Phoebe bag, some baby blankets, and a few other things. I'll post pictures of that stuff next week though.

Freshman are beginning to invade Eastern Kentucky University this week! (If you don't know, EKU is where I work and also my alma mater)

Anyway, not much has been going on in my life, but there is all kinds of things going on in my friend Lindsey's life since moving to the Washington DC area.

She has created the cutest blog, Adventures of The Cookie Girl, and has been conducting a pretty cool cupcake "experiment". You should really go check her out! Especially since things around this place are pretty boring!

Actually, speaking of Lindsey just reminded me of this dress I made for her last year. I really wanted to try shirring. I wasn't real real happy with the way it turned out because I really couldn't get the fitting just right, but doesn't she just look adorable in it!

I would really like to make a child's dress this way. Just another thing on my long lists of "Things To Make".

If you haven't tried shirring before I recommend it. It's a lot of fun.

Threadbanger has a really good tutorial which is the one I followed. Tutorial here.

I just used regular cotton fabric for this dress.

Now go check out Lindsey's blog!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Patty Cake, Patty Cake

I'm back!

Dad is doing great too! Just a little scare.

I've been thinking over the past couple of weeks about a Cupcake Bakery that I would love to open eventually.

I think if I ever get that chance, artwork by Everyday Is A Holiday is a must!

Aren't these just adorable!

I also really like these prints from
Catherine Holman's Pigment of Your Imagination.

You can go check out their etsy's stores to see many more prints!

Everyday Is A Holiday

Catherine Holman's Pigment of Your Imagination

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Out of Touch

Unfortunately, my dad is not feeling very well right now.

Because of that I will be out of town and with him while he is in the hospital.

I will be taking a blogging break until next week.

Thank you all for your nice comments!

I'm sure my dad will be fine and everything will get back to normal soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Attended and Unattended

Saturday evening I got together with some friends that are moving to Washington DC.

Colin & Lindsey

I caught them while they were laughing. Which they do A LOT of when they are together!

Colin is the face behind the camera over at The Idea of Order.

They are big Disney fans so I really wanted to make them some special cupcakes.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing and Sprinkles and fondant Mickey & Minnies!

More friends...

And this is what happens when you leave your camera unattended!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Public Service Annoucement (UPDATE)

At 11:55 last night I became an official part of the Facebook community.

I'm very nervous about this new adventure.

I'm not sure I even know what I doing.

I appreciate the fact that makes some of you happy. I love you.
(Don't know if I love facebook yet though)

I really am very nervous.

Now if you will excuse me, I have some friends to find.

What if no one wants to be my friend?

I feel like I'm going through sorority recruitment all over again! Or trying to hang out with the cool kids.

Oh no, do I have to post a picture of myself? I don't have one of those. I'm always the one behind the camera. That is where I feel most safe!

...wanna be my friend?


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Update)

I. Am. So. Bored.


Lonely. Tonight.

I wish I had a reason to pull myself up from the couch. Sure I could do laundry or sew or bake something, but I really don't want to do any of that.

I actually considered setting up a facebook account for about 30 minutes and then I quickly came to my senses. Thank goodness! I know that excites and disappoints some of you!

I've played this song about 10 times today.

It helps the depression of a lonely Sunday evening.

Nevermind...I forgot how much TV I have to watch tonight! Not bored anymore!

Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime

HGTV Design Star

The Next Food Network Star

Friday, July 31, 2009

Phoebe Bag

In this post a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I would really like to make the Phoebe bag from artsycraftybabe.

So last night that's exactly what I did!

There are still waaay to many mistakes and really this was just my "tester". I still need to sew around the top edge.

I used a goldish color for the lining and made a pocket out of the exterior fabric.

The back.

Overall I'm pretty pleased with it!

You can find the free pattern for this purse at artsycraftybabe's blog. She also has some really cute patterns for sale in her etsy shop!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Life For Rent - Dido

Whatever happen to Dido?

And was I the only one that just loved her?

(Not sure what happen to the last video I posted!)

Folk Arts and Crafts

A couple of weekends ago we went to the Berea Crafts Festival and I hadn't posted pictures from the day yet.

Berea has a new little restaurant, The Black Feather.

The decor is really cute, but food was just ok. Also, they don't have soda and I think thats just dumb. That actually makes me consider not eating there again. Maybe I'm dumb.

See my glass of water? Grrr. That usually wouldn't happen.

And here's the Berea Craft Festival. It really is a cute little festival.

Fun was had by all!

Who wouldn't at a crafts festival in the Folk Arts and Crafts Capitol of Kentucky?!

Oh my goodness, I just noticed on The Black Feather website they have organic sodas now! When I was there, the girl working told me all they had were "flavored syrups that you could add to something". Like what? Water? No thanks. Well, maybe they wised up a little!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Julie & Julia

I can't remember the last time I was this excited for a movie!

I really hope it's everything I imagine it to be.


My heart actually beats fast every time I watch the trailer!

I can really relate to Julie in the beginning of this movie sometimes!

Really relate!

I just love Julia Child. I remember being a little moved when I visited Julia's kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. It was fascinating!

I have a feeling this is going to be a very emotional movie for me. Especially right now. I'm not sure if the timing of this movie is a good thing or a bad thing for me. I just feel like everyday is so routine and boring for me. I'm not doing what I love and I'm really not even sure I know what that is! I'm just in a frump. I usually do this about every 3 years. Sorry if you are one of my friends and you are having to hear this same pitty story again.

I joke with my friends sometimes when I'm feeling this way by saying "I can feel the wind start to blow." Just like how Vianne felt in Chocolat. My all time favorite movie.

I don't even think that many people liked the movie, including most everyone I know. This movie spoke to me so much for some reason. I've never seen a movie that I could watch 2 times in a row like this one. I almost know every line! I have actually watched it 2 times in one day and probably seen it a total of 25 times!

I want the night Julie & Julia comes out to be special. I just can't wait to see it!

And I THINK YOU SHOULD TOO! So there. Go see it. And if you see me there just overlook me. I might cry. A little.

Oh here we go again...this is going to be another Chocolat for me!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lynn's Paradise Cafe

Last weekend I had to chance to visit Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, KY.

If you're from Kentucky you may have heard of it or seen Lynn's Paradise Cafe on TV. It's been on several shows including Throwdown with Bobby Flay, which is where I first heard of it.

It really is an experience and the food is unbelievably good!
I had the Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble, which was part of the Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

I know...I took the time to underline that line in the picture and you can't even see it. Yay me!

Here's a better view.

Three fluffy eggs scrambled with Clifty Farms country ham, roasted red peppers, and Kenny's Farmhouse Jarlsberg Cheese (made in Austin, KY), then garnished with fried tobacco onions. Served with fried green tomatoes that are topped with Parmesan garlic mayonnaise and buttermilk biscuits with sorghum butter.

That made my mouth water just typing it.

Shauna, Shari's sister, had the Spinach Omelet which she claimed was equally delicious.

Thanks Shauna for taking us! And for allowing us to stay in your awesome house!

We had a great time at Lynn's. If you live remotely close to Louisville, KY, you should go to Lynn's Paradise Cafe as fast as possible!

I think it's a little pricey for breakfast, but so worth it!

Now I wanna call in sick to work tomorrow morning. ;)

It might be to obvious after this post though. They know me too well!