Friday, August 27, 2010

Vegging out in T-Town

Hello, friends!

I did something silly this week: I made a second (ok, like ninth) blog. I enjoy sharing recipes here sometimes, but occasionally I worry that my food talk doesn't fit the theme of this blog. So while I promise not to deprive this place completely of my recipes and eatings, most of it will now happen over at Vegging out in T-Town. I will crosspost tasty treats but leave the nutrition and restaurant talk at the new venue. If you have interest in keeping vegetarian in Tulsa or just like to think and read about food, check it out. I will keep Grey Eye Designs Studio more focused on creativity.

Thanks! I hope to see you at both places!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Romeo, o Romeo

So where has all my free time gone?

Right there, friends. We've been rehearsing Romeo & Juliet since approximately the beginning of time. Well, for nearly two months now, anyway. We go up on Saturday, and then I breathe.

So, if you're a local, come out and support this brand-new, awesome group of folks who want to bring more Shakespeare to Tulsa. And it's FREE! I play a couple of small parts, but the main folks are knock-your-socks-off good, so don't miss it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby crafts

I know I promised sewing pictures, and I will deliver. I am a little embarrassed to admit, however, that I've only completed two things from the course, and they are cloth napkins. I've been too busy, sadly, to devote more time so far. However, that will soon change. Instead, I bring you a couple of baby gifts I made recently.

Two of my coworkers are expecting little girls this October, and last week was baby-shower time. Below is what I made for my more immediate coworker: a hat and booties!

If the booties and the color scheme look familiar, it's because they are borrowed from a gift I made for my friend Kayla last spring. The hat is based on a pattern I found (and have since lost) online, though I did it with my own color scheme and added the girly trim. The Mary Jane booties pattern is here. They are dead easy and lightning fast, so I recommend them for any crocheter in the mood for some instant gratification.

The second gift I did was technically a sewing project and heavily inspired from my sewing class. However, since it's all hand stitched, I can't really claim it towards my goal of learn to use my sewing machine. Nonetheless, I'm in love with it.

Bunting! Here's a close-up of the D:

And the A:

just so you can get a feel for it. Isn't it precious? The only supplies are felt, embroidery floss and grosgrain ribbon. It was quicker to put together than I expected and required WAY less felt than I expected, so if you are interested in bunting of your own in brown and pink, let me know. :)

I will be back into the swing of regular posting soon. Sorry for my absence!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Learning to sew

My goal for the summer was to make friends with my sewing machine before the end of August. A week or so ago, I realized I'd yet to make any progress. This made me sad and a little disappointed in myself. Then, about 10 minutes later, I stumbled across this link on FunkyFinds. What is it?, you may ask. Well, friends, it's an online sewing class. Yay!

The fun starts Tuesday, so if you're a novice like me who would like to improve her skills, then sign up. We can be sewing buddies.

I will post pictures of my projects, so be on the look out. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this photo (posted a while ago, too) of my most recently completed sewing project, which may or may not be from 2008:

Jeez, someone give that monkey a sandwich and remove his gag. The world needs more sock monkeys such as those made by the wonderful FriedOkra. Clearly I'm not there yet.

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