Sunday, February 26, 2006


well.. i signed up for school..finally.
i have chosen graphic arts/printing and i shall be finished in 2 years or less.. whoo-hoo!
so that idea has kept me busy with doodles and designs and here is the first print out of the latest sketch book entry
which is now available on
  • etsy
  • .. i'm hoping people love it

    so now i'm of to cut some fabric because monday is creeping in and i have a jammed packed week ahead of me..
    3 doctor visits.. i try not or have not mentioned that i am a very sick girl, a hair appointment.. rare, very rare.. and my mediumship class starts this week too!

    Saturday, February 25, 2006

    birthday party = fun

    Sara is 27.. yay! i made her a cake and a knitting needle case.. similar to the one pictured below in a past post but smaller for double-pointed needles. that was a fun project but i didn't take any photographs of it.. ov vell.
    27 sounds like a super year, maybe because i and most of my close friends and even my boyfriend are born on the 27th.. including Sara.. 27 on the 27th.. its my turn next year.. i'm excited! this is a regular group gathering that we have, but it just happened to be a birthday celebration. this is the crafting group.. crafting along with snacking and occasional spoon bending.. i'm lucky to know such an awesome bunch of girls!!

    Thursday, February 23, 2006

    i've been tagged... again! this time by
  • madhatter

  • the rules:

    List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

    my answers:
    1) you wear it well- rod stewart.. yep i love him.. only the old stuff i swear
    2) american girl- tom petty
    3) the ballad of john and yoko
    4) mama kin- aerosmith
    5) locomotive breath- jethro tull... i hate all other jethro tull
    6) wraith pinned to the mist- of montreal
    7) rock n roll- velvet underground

    an interesting way to see other peoples blogs.. i agree.
    i have promised myself not to tag anyone again so soon in efforts not to drive anyone batty but please feel free to participate..
    it's fun!!!

    Monday, February 20, 2006


    look at this!!! how friggin' awesome..

    Sunday, February 19, 2006

    sewing room madness

    I haven't done much crafting lately only because i'm trying to get things organized. That is a major problem and i have a habit of rearranging rooms every other day. We made a general paper/computer room. I have a room all for the purpose of sewing. The darkroom is still in an organized pile and the enameling station is set.... phewwwawah! look at my new sewing room... i may never leave it!

    i'm gonna have to move the sewing machine to the cutting table for larger projects but thats ok. I have all my tools in the drawers and all the cotton and polyester in the cabinent. All the other fabric is in cubes in the closet... the cats will probably start nesting.

    I love this accordian.. but i have yet to learn how to play.

    Toys! Toys! Toys!

    a sewing room isn't complete without a cat.. at least he isn't in the fabric.. yet.

    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    first quilt

    first quilt
    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    it's done! it has been done for a couple of weeks now.. getting all covered in cat fur.. ew.

    rolled needle case

    rolled needle case
    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    this is my needle case all rolled up. i got this awesome fabric in the mail last weekend.. love it!

    needle case

    needle case
    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    i finished my needle case yesterday.. actually i started it yesterday too! i used the pattern in the stitch and bitch book. hopefully this will keep miss renee organized!

    Sunday, February 05, 2006

    flea market finds

    flea market finds
    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    my panda radio is the most awesomest thing ever! and to think i almost left him behind! i'm a four year old all over again..

    we popped a battery in him and his first words were
    "Isreal don't do this" hahahahaha! panda makes evreything sound funny.. we named him info.

    now i'm on to find npr and alex jones.

    flower sunrise pin

    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    new pin makes it to etsy.. i think this may be my favorite to date.

    log cabin pillow for ma' niece

    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    well i didn't get much done this weekend. we decided to continue our chain-smoking habits and made a trip to the rez.. but the deal was hit the flea market on the way there!! i found some really awesome salt and pepper shakers that began quite an exciting collection.. i can't wait until the kitchen gets ready for the display! i also found a radio.. you will see him soon....

    i'm well on my way to completion of danielle's birthday present, i started and then finished the pillow today. my new years resolution is coming along nicely.. "finish stuff before you start new stuff" i make myself much happier this way!

    Friday, February 03, 2006


    Originally uploaded by stummesdingshop.
    first stuffed animal in what seems like ages. nuffin' like an 8th birthday party for my niece to kick my butt in gear! inspired by a pattern in the denyse schmidt book that i mention earlier.. what fun! there is something about turning your work right side out and seeing that all went well.. yay!!!!! i'm also hoping to get started on a log cabin pillow and maybe a scarf for her as well.. we will see....

    i'm hoping to start the self portrait tuesday posts this month.. eek, of course it's all of the ugly's this month.. lucky you!

    i'm almost out of all my copper pieces so i better get to work on those too... i've got a full weekend planned!