Tuesday, August 4, 2015

crafty projects and other stuff

Hi there, I'm going to try to write more than 1 post a month starting now, so let's see how that goes
here's what I'm excited about lately :)

I went to the Arlington Museum of Art and saw a Toulouse Lautrec and other post impressionist artists it was pretty interesting and I found some new favorites. The top one called is my favorite was just amazing in size was just so beautiful and relaxing to look at, the colors weren't vibrant but still really mesmerizing. I always feel a jolt of fresh creativity going to museums and being inspired by new and fun things, it makes me want to go home and work on my own projects :)

I also got to do a DIY project that I've been looking forward to for a while! I've been pretty interested in marbling for a while just never got around to doing it. I wanted to try it with nail polish so me and my friend tried it on mugs it turned out pretty cool, we decided that it would be better to use as a pen and pencil mug on a desk since the nail polish isn't dishwasher safe, etc. I really want to try a version with paint sometime soon or maybe Easter eggs!

As far as sewing projects go I've been wanting to make a tank dress from an already made tank top and whatever kind of cotton fabric you want, I first saw the idea here.
I found the most beautiful floral fabric, and a top I'm pretty happy with. Now I'm working up to making  a practice version 1st, so I don't mess up this beautiful fabric, it definitely gives me the fabric jitters >_<

 I've also been working on my stuffed animals, my little owl girl went to her new home so that was exciting! I'm working on more animals to list in my shop soon and thinking about new ideas too.

What have you been  up too lately?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I'm still alive and I'm making new stuff!

Hi Everyone!

I know I have neglected my blog lately but I've finished a lot of projects  :)

I finally created and finished a drawing idea I've had for a really long time and made it into my first gif! It needs some tweaking but I'm excited to have come this far.

I've been pretty obsessed with dinosaurs since I made some dinosaur valentines in February. I decided to make a fun dino pattern for society6 items, YAY!

And finally I finished my first minky plush, my colorful little owl friend
who is now in my etsy shop

What have you been up to lately?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Long time No See

I haven't posted in forever! Here's what I've been up to lately! I got to visit family and work on idea had in the woodshop.......it's still needs to be painted ;)

I got to visit my grandmother and celebrate her birthday with the most fantastic cake I've ever seen!!!
My grandmother likes to make birdhouses so that was the cake theme. This amazing cake has reminded me how much I wanted to work as an intern at Ace of Cakes lol.

I'm excited for summer fashion, I do love a cute tank top and I found a super fun one at Target!

And it's on sale this week for $8, it's out of stock online but look for it in the store with the junior stuff ! It's the weekly wow!

 I've been working on new projects and I think I've finally got all the kinks worked out on some of my stuffed animal patterns

I saw Cinderella and added some new artwork to my society6 shop
Have courage and be kind in floral border and happy bird versions

Anyway I've got a lot of new ideas its always the same story so many ideas not enough time :)
But I'm working on things little by little ;)

Also just have to give a shout out to my good friend Jennifer @purpleheartorijennals
She just finished this amazing quilt, I got to see her whole process on this quilt from arranging the squares for the pixelated heart pattern to the adorable polka dot binding!!! I never really knew about quilting with vintage fabrics until I met her but now I can't get enough and I love the look!
It's so pretty and I'm so proud of her for finishing it and listing it in her shop!!

What projects have you been working on lately? Do you have creative friends that inspire you and get you excited to work on things?
Happy Wednesday!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Floral Print Sweatshirt

Do you ever see a cute outfit on one of your favorite tv characters and think "I need that for myself!"
I had one of those moments the other day when I was watching Big Bang Theory, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco)  had on the prettiest floral print sweater, I loved how vivid the colors were :)

see more here

 I found the sweater on Wornontv.net it's such an awesome site for fashion nerds! I love seeing where clothes came from each episode because the characters looks so everyday casual and then it turns out they are wearing crazy expensive brands. Like the sweater Penny is wearing for example, isn't really a sweatshirt it's cashmere ( insert disappointing wail at pricetag here). So I made a floral print sweatshirt roundup, with prices in every range :)

A. Similar to the sweater Penny was wearing but in silk by Theory
B. Black Multi From Mango Outlet
C. Spring Pink and Mint from Marc Jacobs
D. Blue and Yellow from Anthropologie
E.  Spring Lilies from Forever 21

When I get really obsessed with something I have to draw it and interpret it in my own way, so of course I had to draw Penny wearing the sweater, lol. I've always wanted to do fan art of the big bang cast, I have been a fan of the show since the beginning, it probably would have gone better if I had used my mouse and Illustrator instead of trying to sketch with my fingers on ipad but I'm glad I did it.
I can't wait to start of some new projects that have been bouncing around in my head for a while.

Anyway what pieces are you excited to add to your wardrobe for Spring?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ideal Day

Hello I know I haven't posted in a while I got distracted with projects and work and life in general :)

Let's talk about an ideal day, what does that look like for you? An ideal, fun day for me would be enjoying some art, shopping at a fun store like Anthropologie (especially when they are having a sale) and adding to my fabric stash. I did just that over my holiday break, here are some of the highlights.

 I first went to Anthropologie, hoping a little to find something but I rarely do. I found a cute top that wasn't on sale (but now it is!)

AND I found this cute warm sweater moto jacket ON SALE, that actually makes me look pretty good I think especially since I've gained some weight and tried moto jackets in the past that just didn't work with my figure. I love the sweater cuffs and lace lining in the back and functioning pockets
YAY!!!! Anthropologie victory :)

I went to see the highly anticipated "Faces of Impressionism" exhibit at the Kimbell Museum in Ft. Worth. It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be but I discovered a few new pieces that are new favorites.  From Renoir and Van Gogh

I love the main building the exterior concrete walls are so fun and the main sculpture that welcomes you into the museum makes me happy!!! 
the view off to the side on my way into the museum

and facing the street from the museum entrance

Thirdly, I went to Cabbage Rose an awesome fabric store close to the museum.
I found some great fat quarters in complementary colors for a new project I'm working on and of course some adorable soft flannel in lovely colors!!!

I started making a patchwork owl but then I got distracted with other things as always ;)

That's my ideal fun day......what about you?
If you want to keep up with my projects and what not you can also check my instagram @floatingthrufields (which now has a link in my side bar YAY :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Favorites

I got quite a few lovely things for Christmas, here are some of favorites:

One of my favorite artists on Etsy is Tina Rodas of Hi Tree. She makes the most adorable felt trees and creatures :) I finally decided on one and got it for Christmas yay :) now my little tree stump can cheer me on in my creative endeavors!
Tina is talented and her craftsmanship is amazing! Look at all the lovely details :)

I've been wanting a stone necklace for awhile and I have long admired EwelinaPas wonderful jewelry. I really love this Blue Lapis Pendant and she lets you pick your own chain length so you can have it really long or short, that's awesome to have the option :) 

I'm feeling brave enough to show my PJ Christmas photos lol. My other gifts that I'm super excited about are my nutri ninja so I can make health shakes with fresh veggies from my garden YAY :)
And of course Sherlock season 3 let the binge watching begin!!! Actually, I'm going to take my time re-watching all the season to pass the long gap in between new episodes and see The Imitation Game in theaters of course :)

Did you get any handmade gifts? What was your favorite?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in Review

Hello again, I've been away for quite awhile but I'm back and brimming with things to share!

How was your Christmas? Mine was wonderful so nice to bake, spend some down time with family, take a nap and not have to go anywhere for a little bit.

1.We discovered some really great Christmas lights it was 2 houses combined to make a great dual presentation! The blue house was so captivating and beautiful you just wanted to stare at it all night.


2. We got a new little tree this year and we just bought some retro baubles for it and also decorated it with little mini stockings, I think it turned out great :)
happy tree

3. We went to the Dallas Arboretum to see the 12 Days of Christmas installations, one for all of the 12 days. I wasn't sure what to expect really, and I wasn't really excited to go, I knew nothing would be as good as Chihuly at the Arboretum. But it was really cool to walk around to each installation, they were animated and had Christmas music playing, they were very detailed, I couldn't imagine trying to plan and assemble such a thing. In all it was very fun and put me in the Christmas spirit :)
The collage picture shows the swans swimming. Here's the 5 golden rings installment with twirling rings. (My 1st video upload wahoo! )


4. Christmas baking! I had a few things I wanted to bake but only managed to bake peanut butter cookies with kisses on top, they were good but I have some more stuff to cross off my list like these by next week. :)

Grandma's Christmas cookies <3

I also made my Mom a snowman apron for Christmas, it was pretty fun to come up with a concept and not be 100% sure how it was all going to come together but that's my typical process when it comes to sewing. Hurry up and finish so you can see what it looks like, I really need to be more patient in that area, I'm gonna work on that in 2015 ;)

I also got to sketch some I made gift tags and worked on a Christmas doodle with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus wearing beanie hats with pom poms .....warm, cozy and happy for Christmas :)

christmas tags
I have more to share so stayed tuned :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you do anything fun?