Saturday, December 15, 2012

What Have I Been DOING?

Hello, all.

Firstly, I still exist.

Secondly, I'm sorry for ignoring you all for so long. A lot has been going on in my life.

I moved! From my apartment of 6 years!! I'm now just a few blocks from work. And it's uh-maz-ing. Goodbye traffic filled commute, hello suburban stroll!

One of the best things is that I now have a yard. As in an outdoor, grass-filled space for my exclusive use. I'm so excited!! Hootie has been having a grand time prowling around like a real, bonafide cat.

So what have I been making? Well, most recently, a giant embroidery hoop.

This was for the launch party at Sew LA for the new line of Sublime Stitching floss. I stretched white fabric over a hula hoop, hot glued it in place, then stitched. Then I embroidered the logo with yarn. A strip of birch veneer around the outside and a few spray painted elements on top completed the look. It turned out pretty well! Especially along with the giant floss skeins the delightful Jenny Hart made out of rope:

I also broke in my new kitchen by making some chocolate cutout cookies.

I recreated this cross stitch cookie post from Design Sponge for the party using this recipe instead of the grahams. The chocolate cutouts were SO. GOOD. If you've never made chocolate cutouts before, make them. Now. It's a direct order.

So anyway, I'm still here. I'm a little scattered right now, but I"ll be back soon, I promise! Keep making!!


  1. I think I have that same Breyer horse! Congrats on your move. I actually grew up down the street from Sew LA on Brunswick Ave but now I live on a farm in Ventura with my husband and 4 kids.

  2. I tried those cookies at SewLA they were sooo good!


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