Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Amanda's Issues...

My cousin Amanda is in her early 30s. She's got four cats, two young kids, and a hubby.

She's been in the hospital off and on for over a week.

Last night they went in for a double bypass surgery that turned into quadruple bypass. Then they wanted to put stints in, so they put an additional four stints.
After all that, they were debating sending her to St Vincent's hospital. They FINALLY got that done with the weather. They did a TEE test, like an ECHO for the heart, and decided on putting a blood pump in to relieve stress on her heart.
They have her at the top of the transplant list.

I don't know anything else to do, besides let people be aware and send that family positive vibes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Christmas is one of those times you'd think I'd be posting all the time. And honestly, I should be. But I can't get myself to make more stuff at this point.

I've been making ATCs; I enjoy working on those. But I don't want to do much of anything else.
I've got a Harry Potter themed ornament swap (that went from an easy three points to a more complex 10 points) due December 15th.
The Magic the Gathering swap is due out January 9th, a pretty easy 4 points.
I always over compensate with swaps, so that's the infuriating part. I want to make extras to compensate for what I think is shitty work. I hate my own work. Blah.

In other news, Thanksgiving is Thursday. Yay. Right? Eh... I've got mixed feelings about it.
Chocolate Chip Dip is the goal for my boyfriend's family Thanksgiving. I've got enough for this one batch only. That's the unfortunate part. My family is later in the evening and I'll probably just... Avoid making something for that. Unless the Chocolate Chip Dip is a flop at his place.
Maybe I'll make Drunken Bears for my family. It's something they'd appreciate more, anyway.

Until then, Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares for my boyfriend and myself today. Why? Because we ate a pound of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge between Friday and Saturday afternoon. It was delicious. With the probability of "Easy" Cheesy Bacon Biscuits for tonight's dinner. But I feel like that's just a side... Not sure what to make WITH it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Here is Pokemon group photo (with Pikachu, Gengar, and Mew), a group of Mustaches, and Pikachu's profile.
All for the Ongoing November ATC Swap.

And my personal favorites for this swap, Cryptozoology. Simple Nessie and a more complex Yeti. (Includes origins and all of its names.)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pokemon, Mustaches, Pikachu, yeti, Nessie, yeti.

The bottom yeti was ruined by Elmer's craft adhesive. Yay...

I've joined the "ongoing ATC swap." There will be many more where those came from.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's-a me, Mario!

"It's-a me, Mario!"

Done for the Mario Bros ATC #1 swap on Swap-bot.
I love 8-bit Mario games more than most of the other Mario games. Or Mario inspired games.

Made with cardstock, pasted to cardstock, colored pencils, and pen. One of my favorites, I think. I'm sad to see him go!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hello World!

Another Christmas gift...

Original idea is found somewhere on Etsy. The code for the "Hello World!" program... Hurray programmers!

Frame was found at Goodwill for $0.99, the fat quarter material was $1.99 on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics... So all in all, a nice $1.50 gift, as I didn't use even a third of the fat quarter.