Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chibi Fever! Catch it with a Chibi special!

I had no idea what a Chibi was until about a week ago, and now I love them.  It fits right in with my love of everything that is Kawaii.  It all started with one of the ladies in my fb crafting group.  She got a Chibi done to use as her logo for her Etsy shop.  This then inspired another lovely lady (this is what is so awesome about this group) to start making Chibis on her own.  She has a lot of knowledge in graphic design and has produced some super awesome stuff. 

So to sum it up, this lady is awesome! I wanted to do a blog post showing off the Chibi she made, and sharing her blog and info with everyone.  You can check out her other amazing stuff on her blog The Roots of Design

Here is the awesome Chibi she did of myself with Payden.

How freakin' adorable is this?!?  I don't see how anyone in their right mind wouldn't want one of these!  You know what the best part is?  For the next week, any of fan of The Roots of Design on Facebook can get their own Chibi for only $7 dollars!  In only a few days she can produce an adorable custom Chibi for you.  She will send you a PNG file with a clear background. 

This awesome deal is only good for the next week though!  Check out her Facebook page, like it, and message her.  You will not be disappointed! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Yep, these popsicles are radically awesomely delicious.

I don't want to muddle this up with a lot of words.  The popsicles I made using my Monster Pops the first time are done!  I took the best pics my little Nikon CoolPics would take.  I'm going off of the whole, "A picture is worth a thousands words" and just filling this post with delicious pics. 

The other super awesome thing about these?  They have a little stand that works for both the set up and when you are eating them! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I think I might become obsessed with making popsicles soon.

This Friday was my 31st birthday (thanks).  J spent a lot of time making it really awesome and special.  He made me a yummy coffee and coconut cake.  I had my party at this neat pinball arcade.  

I got a lot of super rad gifts too.  Some wine, yarn, googly eyes, and some really awesome jewelry. I also got the book Crobots.   It is nothing but crochet patterns for making robots.  So radical!

As if making me a cake and throwing me a fantastic party wasn't gift enough, J also took me to Bed, Bath and Beyond to get me a new body pillow (which I am totally in love with).  He also got me these Monster Fun Pops.  Even though it is only March, it has been pretty warm already.  I am hoping we aren't going to have another 100+ degree summer, but just in case, I want to be prepared. What better way than to make your own Popsicles?!? 

    I jumped on Pinterest (nikerbocker on pinterest) and started pinning all kinds of delicious recipes.  Most of them contained alcohol, that I didn't have.  So today J was napping, and I was just chomping at the bit to make some cute Popsicles (I mean come on, look at them!).  I realized I had some coconut milk and Jackfruit in the pantry, and once J pointed out I had coconut flakes in the freezer, I knew I was in business!

My ingredients included:
  • 1 Small can Coconut Milk
  • 1 can Jackfruit (only use about 3 or 4 pieces of the Jackfruit and use the rest for something else)
  • 1/2 C Coconut flakes
  • 1/2 Can of Jackfruit Syrup
  Cut up the Jackfruit in small pieces, and combine with all the above ingredients.  Then I put them into my Monster Pops.

If you have never heard of Jackfruit, I highly suggest it.  I always have to get it at the Asian market.  It's similar to mango, in that it is somewhat fibrous.  It is a lot sweeter than mango though.  That is why I used the syrup in the recipe. Then I wouldn't have to add any extra sugar. 

And now they are sitting comfortably in the freezer, as you can see above.  I can't wait to see how they taste.  And I hope to have a lot more posts as the temps rise! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

And the winner is....

Comment #6 was the winner, according to 

I love to make things with Scrabble tiles.


Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  I want to do another giveaway, this time with handmade rubber stamps.   But that won't be for another few months probably.  

I'm in the process of sorting through all my SXSW pics, and will get those posted as soon as I can. I put up about 5 yarnbombings for the event, but they didn't stay up long.  Sad face.  I think downtown Austin is not yarnbomb friendly.  Unless you are with Knittaplease, then you can do whatever you want, apparently.  

Oh well!  More crap coming soon!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's almost here!

It's almost time for sxsw and I am my usual excited self.  I never get a wrist band and make it a point to seek out as many free and random bands that I can.  There is one big band playing for free that I can't wait to see though. 

I'm very fond of this band, and can't wait to hear them play this song.  I remember listening to this album and especially this song the night before my dads funeral.  It always makes me think of him, and that moment.  I felt really sad, but also relieved. 

This also means that Austin will have thousands and thousands of people from all over the world here for a week.  So I'm working really hard to get some yarnbombings done and up for that week.  I will try to post some pictures soon.  I'm making a lot of granny squares for this swap I'm doing (post about that coming soon too) so I think I'm going to do some embellished granny squares as yarnbombings. 

Don't forget to comment to my previous post to try and win the scarf I made.  Trust me you will love it.  The yarn is super soft.  I wear the mine all the time. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

OMG OMG OMG! Give-away!

 This give-away is now over.  Please check back as I plan to have more in the future. 

I meant to do this yesterday, but instead took the opportunity to go to Tara's to watch and learn from some good private appointments.  I also snuck in a few hours of sleep in between when I could.  I really need to start posting some dog related blogs.

So here it is.  My give-away for the scarf I made.  I made one for myself awhile back, with a black yarn, and I LOVE IT!  I really like longer scarves, and this one is really long.  I used a pattern from the book Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker, it is one of my favorite books for crochet patterns.   The yarn I used is Loops & Thread, in acrylic.  The scarf has been in a house with a dog and 2 cats, in case you have bad allergies.  It has been washed and dried on a low setting.

So here are the rules:
  • Sorry, but this is for Continental United States Residences Only.  
  • Please be aged 18+ 
  • Entry will start Sunday March 4th and end on Sunday March 11th.  
  • I will choose the winner using
  • Your comment must include your name, and primary email address.  The reason for this is, if you happen to win, you can be contacted and notified (No name or primary email address, equals no valid entry).
  • I will cover shipping costs.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Please, only one entry per person.
So after all the boring stuff, how is that you can actually WIN this thing?  Easy.

Just leave a comment below, telling me what your favorite thing to craft is. 

That's it.  So get to commenting!