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Week in Pictures – Week Fourteen

This week was spent doing a lot of planning and sewing.  Getting ready for the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show and making some big changes kept me very busy.  Here’s a little peek into my week of sewing.

I woke up at 4:30 one morning to finish up a project before work.  This is how much thread I had left when I finished the project.  Eeks!

I bought a bunch of felt for some new plushies I’ve been working on.  Notice the new colors.

I worked on a new plushie pattern.  I’ll be making a prototype this week!

Oh, and Bo went to the groomers and got a bath.  Doesn’t he look cute?  And very patriotic.  :-)

It’s probably going to be a little quieter than usual around here for the next couple weeks.  I have a lot of work to do to prepare for the summer show.  I’ll be back with more giveaways, DIYs and Dreaming in Craft news soon.

Have a great week!


Week in Pictures – Week Thirteen

Another week has come and gone too fast.  This week is the official start of summer!  It seems like we’ve been in summer for a while since it’s so hot here.  Sadly, it’s just going to get hotter.  I guess that’s actually a good thing.  It will keep me inside sewing more.  I have lots of work to do.

I decided to take a little blog break this weekend to focus on Dreaming in Craft.  I have a few new items I’m working on to add to the shop very soon.  I have one new plushie and another one in the planning stages and then I have a super secret project I’m working on that will make it’s debut in just a couple more weeks.  I can’t wait!  I posted some sneak peeks on Instagram this weekend.  Did you see them?

I also got some more work done on my lunch breaks this week. I’m trying to get all of my hair clips done by the end of this week. I’ll let you know how it goes.


The pets were acting silly…as usual. :-)

Bo does NOT like to share his yard with anyone.


I saved the best for last. The highlight of my week was getting a new DIY ready and posted on the blog! did you see it?

How was your week?


Week in Pictures – Week Twelve

Last week was kind of a weird week for me.  I haven’t been feeling great and I’m still having a lot of trouble sleeping.  Add to that a couple of evening meetings and I was kind of fried.  I did get to have a little hang out time with my friends Renée and Maja (on separate occasions) this week so that made me feel  better.  It was nice to just chat and not think about the massive to-do list I had waiting for me for a little while.  :-)

Here’s a quick peek at my week.

I started Craft Academy!  I’m already behind.  Gotta get caught up today.

I did a little lunch break crafting.  I like to work on hair clips during my lunch breaks at work because they’re quick and easy to pack in a bag.

I have a bird house on my front porch and every year I get a mama bird.  I finally got a picture of her this weekend.  She was mad because one of the neighborhood cats was lounging on my porch.  she sat on this plant talking to her babies until the cat left.

Couldn’t sleep…again.

Oh! And Bo got a summer hair cut. He looks so silly! Where are his ears?? 😉

How was your week?

Keep an eye on the blog this week.  I have a new DIY coming up!


Week in Pictures – Week Eleven

This week was a catch up week.  Between working on other projects and other family responsibilities I have gotten a little behind on my Dreaming in Craft work.  I have been frantically working for the past couple weeks to finish up projects for my consignment stores so I can start focusing on craft shows!  I’m getting excited!  I haven’t been able to do a show in too long.

Working so much means lots of late nights

and coffee.


Here is some of what I made this week!


The Frazzles were acting especially silly last week! 😉

How was your week?


Week in Pictures – Week Ten

It’s Monday again.  That means there’s only one more day to enter the May Dreaming in Craft giveaway!  You better hurry!

But, before you go, here is a quick look at my week in pictures.


Yep.  Dreaming in Craft work is as fun as it looks.  :-)


I went to dinner with my friends Josh & Renée at Blue Star Cafeteria.  Delicious!

Then we went to Bananarchy to eat chocolate covered frozen bananas.  It was so good!  Look at all that chocolate!


 On Saturday I went to the Austin Craft Riot meeting at El Mercado and had shrimp tacos.  I have been thinking about them ever since.  I can’t wait to go back and order them again!


I got lots of work done this week. I still have tons to do.  Isn’t that how it always is?  😉


Have you ever participated in the Weekend Hashtag Project on Instagram?  This week the theme was #electricalsky.  Since I love taking these kinds of photos I decided to go for it.  I didn’t make it to the Instagram blog but I think I got some pretty great pictures.

It was another good week for me.  How about you?  How was your week?


Clay Button Kit Giveaway

Do you remember my clay button DIY project?

I had so much fun making buttons that I decided to give away a clay button kit for my May giveaway!

Here’s what you can win.

Sound like fun?  It’s so easy to enter!  All you have to do is comment on this post with your name and an email where I can reach you if you win.  The giveaway will be open through Monday, May 28th.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 29th.  Good luck!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new DIY!


Week in Pictures – Week Nine

This week was pretty fun.  I got to hang out with friends and help them get ready for Renegade Craft Fair.  In between all that fun work my week looked like this.



I made a teal Frazzle for an Etsy order.

My friend Renee suggested Sleepytime tea to help with my problems falling asleep. It was yummy!  Did you know they have it in vanilla flavor?



I took my dad to his doctor appointment.  While he was there I went to Starbucks to get some blogging and Austin Craft Riot work done.



What happened to Wednesday?



I went to run some errands on Thursday evening.  On my way home I saw this beautiful sunset.



I try to get as much blogging and Dreaming in Craft work as I can done on the weekends.  I usually spend my lunch break at work on Fridays planning out my weekend projects.



On Saturday I helped my friends set up at Renegade.  I went back to shop with my mom that afternoon.  I got some goodies from Robo Roku, This Creative Life, BabyBolt and Lip Glosserie.  In between, I got to have my very favorite meal…Summer Rolls from Firebowl Cafe!



Sunday was busy.  I worked on a new DIY for the blog and put together my next giveaway (stay tuned this week for both).  Then I went to help my friends tear down at Renegade.  I spotted this awesome Airstream at Palmer Events Center.

That’s about it.  This week will be spent catching up on Dreaming in Craft work, adding yoga back into my daily routine and hopefully spending some time with friends.  :-)  What are your plans for this week?


Bo says, “Have a great week!”


Week in Pictures – Week Eight

Hello!  I’m back!  I took this weekend off from the blog to spend time with my mom for Mother’s Day and to help some friends get ready for a craft show.  I’m back and ready to share some pictures from my week.

This week I didn’t take a lot of pictures since I was helping my friends but here’s a little peek into what my week looked like.

Last year we barely got any rain at all.  I’m pretty sure we made up for all of it last week.

Once the rain cleared up I saw some pretty amazing sunrises.


I shipped some Dreaming in Craft orders last week.


I see this quite regularly since I live downtown.

This, too.  They turn off the traffic light downtown at night.


I love bubble wrap!!

How was your week?


Week in Pictures – Week Seven

It’s Monday!  I mean, it’s Monday.   Hehe!  Just kidding!  But, it is time to look back at last week and start working on this week.  Last week consisted of five things for me.



I finished cutting some felt for hair clips,

posted my first DIY on the blog,

and made some Stormy plushies!





This week I finally quit Time Warner…well, just the wireless internet.  I have had problems with it from the beginning so I finally decided to try something else.  I’m trying Clear.  So far, so good.

I got a fun new case for my iPad.  It has a keyboard.  This has made doing some of my work on the iPad so much easier!

Then I did lots of work.  :-)





I spent some time with old and new friends eating lots of yummy treats.

My mom’s birthday was this week!  We celebrated with some carrot cake!

There you go.  Just five words.  What words described your week?



I have some really exciting news!  Dreaming in Craft will soon be available at Space in Houston!

I am so excited to expand outside of Austin for the first time and I think Houston is the perfect place to start.  I’ll have some of my most popular plushies available.







These will be available exclusively at Space.

Visit the Space website to see some of the other awesome sellers there.  If you’re in Houston you should check it out.  My plushies will be on their way in the next couple weeks!


Week in Pictures – Week Six

Wow!  What a week!  So much happened!  I can’t believe it all fit into one week.

On Monday I had a meeting at Austin Java where I drank Vietnamese coffee and ate too much yummy junk food.  I had a great time getting to know some of my fellow Austin Craft Rioters.


On Tuesday I went to Joss Whedon Trivia at Red’s Porch with my friends Josh & Renee and Velma.  Our team was called It Must Be Bunnies.  We were in 4th place after the first scoring, then 11th and we ended up in 16th out of 45 teams.  It was tons of fun!


Wednesday I went home and fell asleep because I was exhausted from all the fun earlier in the week.  But that was after the staff meeting/lunch at work where all of this productive work happened.  😉


I got to spend some time with my friends Jack and Maja on Friday night.  We watched a movie called Happy Accidents on Netflix and talked about podcasts.  I have a lot to catch up on now.  :-)

I stopped and took a picture of the pretty pink sunset when I was driving to their house.


I had to postpone my Saturday meeting because I wasn’t feeling well, but I did get a lot of work done at home so it wasn’t a lost day.


As for Sunday…well that was my big catch up day.  I did some Dreaming in Craft work and finished up my first tutorial!

Stay tuned later this week to see what I made!


Have I mentioned how cute Buffy and Bo are?  No?  Well, they are!  Even if they are totally weird most of the time.

How was your week?


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