Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zipper Pouch

I love this pouch!!  This is the second zippered pouch that I made courtesy of a Keyka Lou pattern.  The first one I made was the medium pouch, but this one is the small version and it's just so cute. I just listed it in the shop and I already have the pieces cut out so I can make a third one.

Its a very convenient little thing. It has two pockets, one a zippered pocket and then a main pocket behind that one.

I'll definitely be making a ton of these.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting Owly

Amongst other crafty endeavors, I enjoy crocheting. I don't know why, but I almost always seem to get the urge to crochet during the fall/winter more so than the other warmer months. A couple of years ago I made this cute owl contraption.

I use it mostly to hold my cotton rounds but it can hold all types of smaller items. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Favs

Well, today is officially the last weekday of my two week vacation. I had a blast; wish I could do it all over again. I was able to take my oldest daughter to school ( I normally can't do that when I have to work) and pick her up, I got to stay home with the baby and watch all the cartoon and puppet shows that she likes to watch. I got to cook, and relax and just be me.

I also got to shop online which is a favorite past time of mine. I think I kind of overdid it but I figure I deserved it.

I ordered the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV. I like to wear makeup, but I usually don't wear it very often due to the fact that I have to be at work for 5:00am in the morning and I am usually too tired and moody to apply it that early but hopefully this will motivate me to want to put on a little something.
I also ordered these BCBG ballet flats. I'm kinda obsessed with the leopard print these days. Next I need a leopard print cardigan, and I also need to get a pair of leopard print wedges.  I can't wait for these shoes to be delivered to my door.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spiked Beauty

I sooo want these. These are the Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Lita's. My sister has two pairs of these style of shoes and I've never really been interested in them..... until now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Etsy Take 2!!

I'm currently on vacation from work for two weeks and have been having a great time just laying around and doing the things that I want to do. I actually feel like a parent because I get to stay home with the baby and take my oldest daughter to school in the morning.

I was able to take a quick weekend trip to California again. I love it out there so much. It was just me from early Friday morning, to late Sunday night. I had a great time. I went to Santa Monica Beach, the 3rd Street Promenade, and did some shopping. Hopefully, I'll be able to take another trip out there before the year is out.

Anyhoo, I decided to open up another Etsy shop. I've been sewing a lot since I've been on vacation and I decided to open up a little shop to showcase and to get rid of some of them.

My new shop is called...... Material Gurl, just like my blog!!!!!

These are just a couple of the pouches that I have listed right now. I will also be adding some small sewing notions and such.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Camera

I purchased a new camera last week and I am super excited. It's the Canon Rebel EOS T3. I haven't used it to take any pictures yet because I want to thoroughly read the manual first so that I can get full use out of it. I'll have time to do that next week when I'm on vacation, but until then, I'll just keep staring at it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

The time is 12:40am in Brooklyn, NY and we're currently waiting for Hurricane Irene to make her appearance. Right now its pretty rainy and the wind is picking up. I had to move my chairs from off my balcony because one of them already slammed into my door. I should have brought them inside anyway but just hearing the slam on the glass was a reminder.

They expect the worst of the storm to hit early on Sunday morning.

To everyone affected by the storm, please stay safe.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pandas and Deers and Bears Oh My......

I made this little pouch using this cute fabric that I purchased on etsy. One side of it has the animals named in my post title but the other side has some cute little elephants and a black cat.

I would like to have an etsy shop selling my pouches but I feel like its already saturated with so many of those types of shops that I would just get buried. I have to come up with some sort of idea but any suggestions would be helpful.

The inside of the pouch is lined with a lightweight polka dot canvas material.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sanrio Purchase

I bought this cute little set from the Sanrio Store while I was in California. The store was located on Hollywood Blvd inside a mall that I don't remember the name of. Anyhoo, I think its so adorable that I almost don't want to use it.

It comes with a mini sized stapler, staples, hole punch and tape.

Super Kawaii!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mini Pouches WIP

I'm currently in one of my sewing moods, so I yesterday I decided to cut up some fabric for some mini pouches that I intend on sewing together. These particular pouches are very small in size (5 x 3.5 inches)  and are very quick and easy to stitch up. I used colored metal snaps to close them up.

These are a couple that I've made previously:

And these are the fabrics that I intend on using for my next two, all cut and ready to sew:

I'll upload more pictures when these two are complete!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mmmmm Cupcakes.....

Amongst other crafts that I indulge in, I thoroughly enjoy baking. I'm constantly cruising the net reading foodie blogs and such. I'm no pro, but I enjoy giving it a shot.

Cupcakes are what my daughter enjoys making the most. Everything usually goes pretty smoothly until it comes time to frost them. I bought a Wilton Desert Decorator Plus and it works like a charm, but I always feel like I'm cheating.

I stumbled upon this awesome tutorial in my blog roll from Glory at Glorious Treats. Her blog is awesome and the pictures of her treats that she makes are visually stimulating.  She made a short video showing how to properly frost a cupcake. I can't wait to give it a try.

Check out her post here.

Glorious Treats

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Trip To L.A

Last month, we took a family trip to L.A.  It was absolutely amazing. It has such a different vibe from New York and I would definitely like to go back before the year is out. One of the highlights of my trip was seeing the Flynt Productions building. I love the movie The People vs. Larry Flynt and just seeing that building in real life was amazeballs.

You can see it the brown building in the back of the picture. I drove right by it, but my phone died and I didn't get to take another pic.

Another highlight was the Universal Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. It features a tour of the backlot where they film all types of  movies and shows (like Desperate Housewives which was filming as we were driving through), and a King Kong 3D ride. Worth Every Penny. Here's a couple of pictures of the set from War Of The Worlds.

That's a picture of a plane after it "crashed"
And last but not least, the Fabulous Beverly Hills.....

Rodeo Drive was filled with all the glitz and glamour that you see on TV. We drove through it probably like three times but didn't dare get out of the car. I didn't want to embarrass myself lol.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Blog Template

I loooooove my new blogger template. It was designed by an etsy seller named Alicia from Dreamlike Magic Designs. I always go to her when I need designs for my Etsy shop and she always comes through with nothing but excellence. Check out her shop here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Here We Go Again.....

So I think this is the third blog that I have started and I am determined to actually keep this one going. I always start a blog and then get tired of taking pictures and uploading them and writing and blah blah blah. I'm not very vocal in real life, but I'll try to be vocal in my blog. I'll try to take one day out of the week to probably create and then schedule my posts. Maybe that will help me keep up. I'm going to dedicate this blog to all my crafty adventures and anything else that I feel is interesting that takes my fancy.

So please stick around and I hope you enjoy!!