Friday, January 2, 2015

Welcome to 2015

Hey there, long time no seeeeee. I know, but December is always a crazy month, isn't it?

First: some good news. After 2 surgeries, Charlie the white husky's lab results came back CLEAN and we will not have to look at other possible treatment options. My poor little Charles. He is really pathetic after surgery. See below for doped up post-surgery Charlie face:

doped up dog

There were illnesses and awfulness in December, but I still somehow managed to make a lot of Christmas presents, some of which I didn't actually photograph before gifting. Please forgive me. Some of them were still in progress on Christmas Eve! It was totally down to the wire...

embroidered felt heart ornament

I made two of these sweet little felt hearts, stuffed them, and added a hanging ribbon to make them ornaments.

embroidered t-rex ornament

This is probably my favorite ornament. I made it for my sister, who love T-Rex in all his awkward glory.

screen printed boston terrier

Mario got me a screen printing kit as a Christmas present, which I opened early and used to make more Christmas presents! This is the first one we made. Mario has a vinyl cutter, so we cut out stencils on that and then printed this on felt. It was so fun! We printed all sorts of things for Christmas. If I can find pictures of the other little things, I'll post them later. I'm missing pictures of 3 really cute ornaments! Tragedy :( This one was for my aunt, a boston terrier lover.

screen printed boston terrier

This is what the screen looked like after printing. Note the super high-tech newspaper we used to block out the back!

screen printed hipster sheep

This silly sheep design is one I plan on printing on some totes and drawstring knitting bags for my shop. I'll post a picture of the finished product soon!

screen printed t-shirt set phasers to dance star trek

This is a t-shirt we made for a Star Trek loving friend. I love how this one turned out!

screen printed t-shirt snake plissken

And for a Metal Gear Solid fan :)

All in all, 2014 was a pretty damn good year. I made a lot of stuff, opened an Etsy store (that has been sadly neglected these past couple of months), bought a house, got engaged, got a promotion, and somehow still managed to read some books! 

My goals for 2015 include:

  1. Get married. Which includes surviving the wedding planning phase of things. UGH.
  2. Spend more time on my Etsy shop
  3. Screen print ALL THE THINGS.
  4. Finish all my sad, neglected unfinished quilt tops
  5. Make more of my own clothes
  6. Blog at least once a week!
Sounds doable, right? RIGHT? I am looking forward to this year. I think it's going to be fantastic. And I will be making an active effort to spend more time in this space, interacting with the rest of you lovelies out in blog land. 

What are your goals for the year?? I will leave you with this wonderful picture of it SNOWING in TUCSON, ARIZONA just before midnight on New Year's Eve. Pictured is my friend Kate, who is from Phoenix and had never before stood in falling snow. Magical, right?