Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quilting (The next step).

Through the years I always admired the fine art of quilting but always thought of it as to be an old lady hobby. Since becoming a knitter I now understand that age doesn't matter to this art forum.
So I am making it my duty to start one project for my daughter since over the years I have saved almost every cute onies she has. I've been looking for youtube videos for the simplest design of knitting.

Christian Tamez is amazing! So with this new knowlegde in hand and when I will be finished with my "Nikki" quilt. I'm looking forward to doing these types next.

                                                   and these awesome pillows by

So if your starting out like me for those who are about to quilt I salute you.

My Aunt's Stain glass video

She made the project for two of her friends that lost their Mother this year.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Community Garage Sale!(Battle cry)

Today was legit with Manuel trimming the giant hedge in the front. We started to get hungry so we headed out to our favorite mexican restaurant a long the way we found the new location for the farmer's market infront of the texas thift store off of 35. Bought some free range eggs since Manuel dropped mine and our dog tried to run off with one in his mouth.
A long with some tiny tomatoes for my future salad. Manuel had mentioned that there was a community garage sale in the area and he wanted to check it out since Saturdays are the main day a lot of people start selling.

Sorry Jar Jar.

beaver mug

red neck boston terrier

Total haul:
(1) pair of girls shorts $1
(1)Zhu Zhu skateboard and U-turn $3(Thanks Mom)
(1)Vintage clue game
(1)Wii gun controller
(1)air wick freshmatic with batteries
(1)dangling skull
(1)lizard tank(for our crabs...heehee) $2
and a bunch of Day of the dead banners(which I'm shocked they were at a Methodist church sale).

This weekend is for deals.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Come celebrate skull appreciation day

I stumbled upon this and am down to celebrate with a blog hop. I will be posting a beginners guild to a skull mosaic project.
Photobucket stay tuned! -CM

Skull Appreciation Day Mail Art: Skull Appreciation Day 2013

Skull Appreciation Day Mail Art: Skull Appreciation Day 2013: There's still time to send a piece of Skully Mail Art to this year's exhibition. Check details here.

Link Page up and running.

Since Blogger updated a lot of stuff on the dashboard I must admit it was a little scary trying to figure it out. But Now I have finally seen the light  and added a pretty sweet link page.
So If you don't know the wonderful blogs,communities and people out there already then please by all mean check them out.

Edit: I will Most likely add more links later on tonight since I have to update my resume at the moment.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekend wrap up!

Hello all out there in Cyberland. It is I and yes I'm alive after the weekend that would never end. So let's recap shall we....

Friday: Was filled with non-stop pre-mother's day gift making and getting things ready for art slam. Staying up late baking cups & plates (actually one plate)as well as crocheting potholders.I'm a little bunted out on Star Wars for now.
Saturday: I dropped off my daughter at my Mother's house since they haven't spent anytime with each other since she got out of the hospital. My Aunt was staying over from Corpus Christi so she could fix up her resume and spend Mother's day with my Grandmother.After that we hauled butt over to our local Olive Garden to eat soup,salad and breadsticks.Almost forgetting about the time we headed out and loaded the van. Only to keep forgetting random things a long the way and turning around to get them. Keep in mind the trick to attending events is to be on time. Which we weren't :( So we managed to find a good spot.I sold almost everything except one cup and of course the plate and had way too much fun.
Sunday: was not a fun day. I woke up hungover from the $4 pabst blue ribbon in the giant cans. I'm not kidding it was like two beers in one. Once again headed out the door to my Mother's house a long the way eating tacos. Now I must clean the house,DVR Game of thrones,Print out more resumes and get ready for tomorrow. So for now I bring you pictures of Art Slam as soon as I edit my video.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Adventures in garage sale valley

The Gods must have been smiling down on the people in my neighborhood last weekend because this whole week the weather has been pure nasty. Thunder,lighting and rain in non-stop motion since yesterday. So to top it off with animal/child cabin fever which is driving me crazy and the annoyance of just moping the entire house the night before only to have doofy dog and random nameless people I live with tracking in mud it looks like I will have to wait it out until I either buy new mats for the floors or it stops raining. But enough about my cleaning fopar this post is about my wonderful weekend with my significant other in our adventure in endless garage sales in our neck of the woods.
Friday: Started out like any other except Manuel had a day off and I had sent him out for tacos after I had come back from dropping off Nikki at school. Apparently on his way back Manuel started seeing garage sale signs every block he passed.
To my knowledge the neighborhood association and the city has an annual spring garage sale drive where residents don't have to pay a license fee. Hence the start of a weekend of awesomeness after we ate and hopped into our minivan.

Total plunder of the day
(1) ceramic skull(halloween decor"regular decor for me") (1) white cupboard w/towel rack(for daughter's bathroom) (1) ne how ki lan doll in box(regular price $25.99)

Saturday: On this day almost every street had a garage sale. Some even had between three/two sales on the same street. It was wonderful but the weather was crazy from going from normal cool to muggy hot(typical San Antonio weather).
Total plunder of the day
(3)purple large cooking bowls
(1)halloween skull place mat
(1)book on quilting
(1)reader's digest big book on sewing
(4) sets of crochet hooks
(1) 5xl button up shirt for my Uncle($1)
(1)hungry hungry hippos game
(1)fish game(needs batterys)
(1)orange and black zigzag afghan
(1) $3 pair of slip on vans with pink flamingos
(1)green mexican blanket for dog kennel
(1)grill brush
(1)100 foot tape measure
(1)stuff animal dog(that Nikki got for a dollar plus a book on dogs the lady gave her)
(1)giant wood coffee table with draws(which will be sanded with the rest of the furniture in a future post) $7

As you can tell Saturday was a good day. So with all the stuff we bought our next post is about all the project to come out of this one.

NOTE: I will most likely be reminded by my significant other on what other stuff we bought and will have to update through out the day.

The great job search of 2012.

My graduation came and went so now my next step is to find a job. By far this is not an easy task at that. I have applied at some of the best salons and in hopes that they take pitty on my soul and hire me. The hard part is they want to see how good you are behind the chair. Everyone who attends Cosmetology school knows that this is just a minor education and that you don't really learn anything until you get out there in the field. So I am still very awkward to the whole new envoirment and work setting. Every salon is different and so are the work ethics. So in the time being I have been updating my resume and making a list of salons I want to visit and apply too once this horrible weather clears up. I had to take a week off of searching in order to get my life organized which means nuetar and spay both dogs,attend Nikki's ARD meeting,Catch up on my spring cleaning and last but not least help my Mother with her house after she got out of the hospital. But in hopes there will be some fun this weekend with my vending gig at the White Rabbit for Attack of the Art Slam the day after I will have Mother's looming over me as well as helping my Aunt with her resume. In All any good vibe coming my way is a godsend and in hopes find my ideal job.