-Being quite exhausted every morning. Wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep once I awake.
-How freezing cold our office is, especially when it’s hot outside. Burning up outside, bundled up inside.
-Uncle Dana coming to visit!! SO MUCH AWESOMENESS AND COMIC BOOK LOVING!
-Iron Man 3 coming out in theaters on Friday! I loves me some Tony Stark.
-The Scarlet Pimpernel. I’m reading it for the first time EVER and it’s really great. =)
Ohmy… I seem to have made a delectable little owl stuffed animal. Hrmm, I’d better post this D-I-Y made on a whim on my bloggity blog!! So here it is…
-Owl design [toooootally optional and feel free to use mine, but I'm an artiste so I made one. haha]
Two sheets of the dark brown
One sheet of the light light brown
Less than one orange, black, white, and yeller [aka: yellow]
- Four [or more] different bits of Fabric quarters [or scrap fabric, really]
-Sewing machine was helpful, but optional
-Rotary cutter or scissors
-Paper in the shape of a small-ish circle to help w the feathers!
Okay, First thing’s first [naturally]… Cut a town of circles out of the fabric swatches, cut out your owl shape on the brown felt times 2, your eye pieces [yellow, white, and black], the light brown ‘wings’, and a cute orange triangle for the beak!
NEXT, I used my rotary cutter and cut those circles in half for the feathers.
Then, I took the beautiful feathers and started sewing them in semi-straight and structured lines on the front of one of the brown owl body pieces!
After that I grabbed my light brown wings and sewed them on over top of my ‘feathers’! I even decided to give my wiley owl some eyes and a beak!
The last step was putting my finished front piece face down onto the second brown owl body piece and sew them together, leaving a small space to flip my owl inside out and stuff! AND VOILA!!!
I am a certified plushie designer!! Look at those eyes!?! =) She’s a dreamy girl!
I completed another one of my 30 before 30 goals!!!
24. Get another tattoo!
Ignore my eyes in this photo. lol.
Colin McClain from Skinquake in Bloomington, IN did this tattoo and I am SO HAPPY with his work! He’s doing all my future tattoos, I’ve decided!
SO READY to start this beast!! =)
I should mention that watching someone get tatted up for 3 hours is not as exciting as it may seem. Poor Mitchel was such a trooper! My brother even lasted through half of the process, too!
Outline is DONE!!!!
Only the roses left to color!!
So freakin’ happy with the final product!!
Honestly, before I started getting tattoos, I never thought I’d be the type. I never considered putting something on my body permanently. It’s such an art form though. It’s turning my body into a work of art, and you might not want tattoos for yourself, but you’ve got to appreciate the beauty of it. It’s a realization, too… tattoos don’t change who I am. I’m still me… still positive and happy-go-lucky. Still a Christian!! This is just part of who I am. Part of what I love and enjoy out of life. This is me living my life to it’s fullest. =)
Thank God for my supportive family and Mitchel. They may not want tattoos themselves, or even agree with them, but they have been nothing but supportive of me and my happiness. I’m pretty blessed in that department! =)
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I could not be any more in love with this dress if I tried.
I want to drink tea and picnic in this thing. ASAP!
Adorable. If I had a million dollars, I tell you what,
these would be all over my home <3
YES, YES, YES!!! Everything about these mugs!
I wish my whole wardrobe was from this shop!
I’m already plotting outfits of mine that this pin would go with. I’m in love!
TOTALLY the same thing. <3 <3 <3
The sleeves, guys, the sleeves!
Callie does this every time Bella collapses on the
ground for belly rubs. Silly girls!
A day without makeup. =P
Sick weekend and lots of furbaby cuddles.
Franklin showing off his underbite. haha
My new Needlings cell case! I love it so so much!!
Beautiful cupcakes for our work B-day party!
The pin I’m donning today.
I loves me some owls!
This sweater looks amazingly COZY! I want one, stat! =)
[via Quernus Crafts]
[via Sheepish Knit Crochet]
How cuuuuute!? Tea lover’s pin cushion!
[via Moon and Lion]
The perfect compliment to my own collection.
Found this quote online somewhere. I <3 it.
And that’s what I’m loving this week! What about you kiddos out there in cyber land?
[Starbucks Nonfat Vanilla Mocha. I am obsessed!]
[Penguins holding hands. I <3 it so much.]
[Firefox Live!!!! Take a "cute" break today! ]
[via NobleEarth ]
[The Hunger Games. If you haven't read this yet, read it now. I am completely blown away by the writing, characters, and creativity of this novel!!]
What are you all loving right now? =]
I built some DIY mini owls [from a kit from Michaels]! It was only $1.49, but ended up being a really cute and fun little DIY Project!
I followed the directions and hot glued all of the pieces together… they’re super cheesy, but I like. :]
What do you all think?