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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Busy Bee

I've been continually busy so, here is a fairly organized yet unorganized portrayal of bits and pieces of the last few days. To start, this is what I saw when I came outside after I was done frosting the cupcakes I made one morning. Alec was sitting on his butt, in the yard, surrounded by my animals, finger feeding the chickens frosting from the spatula I gave him to lick off. I naturally started laughing and decided to document it.
Feeding the chickens looked like fun so I decided to join in. Apparently I didn't taste good or something because this was the closest a chicken got to me. 
I decided to go back inside and put sprinkles on the cupcakes. When they are done I came out with one for Alec and went to feed it to him. Then I put it all over his face and he looked so cute with it on his nose that I just had to take another picture. Anyway, this is a typical morning for us. 
A different day, I think, I realized that I wanted to sell my button rings in the store I work at but, had no way of sizing the rings without buying a ring sizer-stick. Alec seemed to be listening to this statement and said something along the lines of "No, Babe! You can just print one off line." Being the sweet boyfriend he is, he printed one right off and started helping me size them. I took over the crafting and added price tags while he looked at Craig's list. I love quality time together like that where we both get to do our own thing but still do them together.
This poor quality photo, due to my broken camera, shows basically what they looked like when I was done. This set up now sits on the counter at work. I brought them in today and already had customers trying them on and telling me how much they loved them! 
Here is another random tid-bit; another group I joined to keep me busy. I joined this 30 days of doodles challenge group. I technically joined yesterday so, I actually drew the first two days today...well doodled them.
Day one: A Self Portrait.
Day Two: My Favorite Flower.
Alec slept in late today to catch up on his sleep from alternating between watching movies all night with me and working all night on the other nights. I woke up early and baked him some blueberry muffins. I only ate one, and left the others displayed on the counter for him. Unfortunately, while I was  nestled in my sewing room my brother got home and ate three of them, leaving only one for Alec. I was going to bake him some peanut butter cookies to make up for it but, we had no eggs left. Its the thought that counts, at least. 
This is a picture from me at work. Needless to say, I love my job.
During that previously mentioned movie time with Alec, I managed to cut a bunch of mini-squares which turned into mini-hexagons. I tried hand stitching for the first time today at work and created this little pot holder, flower-like thing! I think its cute but, it took me about two and a half hours just to sew. I think I'll stick to machine sewing these little guys because I do love how it turned out.
Here is the final photo. I cut out more than twice the number of hexagons than I actually used. I used the little plastic holder that cupcake/muffin holders come in to hold the hexagons. Which makes this post kind of tie in a little bit, because I made cupcakes and then reused the container to hold sewing fabric. 
I got a new quilting magazine from my Aunt that I'm already addicted to. She also gave me some already cut quilt squares which I already can't wait to use! More sewing, tomorrow. Can't wait!

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