Saturday, October 26, 2013

Since I totally suck at blogging I've started a facebook page.  I still plan to do updates here once in a while but for now it'll be easier doing quick updates on FB.  So please like my page and see what I've been up to lately.

Pikaboo Crafts

Friday, July 26, 2013


Just noticed this is my 100th update!!  Woohoo!!  Except then I realized that I started this blog almost 7 years ago.  Where has the time gone??  My blogoversary is coming up, maybe I will do some kind of giveaway!  Anybody interested?

Anyway, before I got distracted I was just planning on popping in real quick to show what I've been up to.

I'm now caught up on my summer stitching!  It's been so much fun making these stitchy hexagons.  I am now a hexie addict.  Still four more weeks to go but I've already been thinking about how I want to do the quilting and what color thread to use.

I'm still way behind on the Girls Own Stitching Club, even more so now that she has posted this months pattern.  She also posted a sneak peak which makes me pretty excited to see next months block.  I just gotta pull myself away from those hexies for a bit!

Speaking of...   This will eventually be a table runner.  That's the plan anyways.  But, shhh, it's going to be a Christmas present.

 I can't believe that when I started this blog, this little girl was a tiny baby!

Friday, July 19, 2013

So behind

I've been wanting to update for about two weeks now but my 2 year old always has other plans for me.  I haven't been able to do much stitching for the same reason.  Oh well, she'll only be 2 once, right?

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say hello to my new visiters and to show where I'm at with my summer stitching.  Almost 3 weeks behind on it, Yikes!  Can somebody please loan me some stitching time?!?
^ Speaking of 2 year olds, those are her grubby little fingers up there! ^

To be honest getting behind isn't completely her fault (love ya baby girl!).  Imaginesque has been posting some pretty cool quilt block templates so I wanted to try out my new EPP skillz.  I even got brave and attempted some fussy cutting for the middle pieces.  I don't think the feather print looks that great but I'm real happy with how the center came out.  DH has claimed it for himself so I think I'll make it a big mug rug.  He'll have to be patient til I learn how to do binding.

And this is how I'll get myself to get 'r done.  No playing with the new pretties until I get caught up!!  How's that for incentive?

Monday, July 01, 2013

I have a new love, possibly two

Last month I decided it was time to give up my craft room so the 2 year old could finally have her own space.  She's been sharing with mommy and daddy since she was born.  We originally planned to have her share big sister's room but that would have been a tight squeeze.  So all my crafty things are now crammed into my room which has made me realize I need to do some major cleaning out.  I have a lot of odds and ends of random projects and crafts that I've tried over the years but never really got into.  Things that never got finished or even started.  Stuff I don't even remember why I bought!  I don't have the time/space/money for all these half hobbies and all the clutter makes it hard for me to concentrate.
Yesterday I finally found the ambition to start sorting.  I've been wanting to get my stuff more organized for years so maybe it'll finally happen!

Aaaanyways, on to my new loves.  I never thought it would happen but cross stitch has been replaced with a couple new favorites.  I've joined Wild Olive's Summer Stitching Club and have been really enjoying the embroidery and English paper piecing.

Everything is cuter with a smiley face!  Every Monday Mollie emails a new embroidery pattern, there will be 12 all together.  Included are great instructions on how to make the hexagons.  This will eventually be a summer themed wall hanging.  Today we got #5 so I need to take an updated picture.

I've also joined Red Brolly's Girls Own Stitching Club.  About once a month Bronwyn posts a new garden themed block.  There will be 9 blocks to make a quilt.  Each one features a different type of stitch so they're great for practicing or learning new stitches.
The third one was just posted a couple days ago so I need to get started on that!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Happy dance and a half

I had originally planned to finish the Twilight book covers before starting January's Snowdrop but after several frog attacks I had to switch before I started throwing things.

I managed to stitch January's Snowdrop surprisingly quickly considering my limited stitching time.  I wasn't a big fan of doing the letters in two different colors but I better get used to it since it looks like the rest in the series will be the same.  Maybe I'll start using multiple needles instead of rethreading the same one constantly.  At least the border was fun.  Now I'm on the look out for some kind of chipboard album or journal to put these in.


After that I was determined to finish Twilight.  After searching my entire stash to find the perfect shade of gray I needed for the chess board and shadows I was finally on the home stretch.  And then I ran out of that perfect shade of gray.  I was SO CLOSE to finally finishing and now I have to wait til I can go buy more floss this weekend.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Still to do

Well the only thing I got done on that to-do list was to join the My Garden Journal SAL.  I lost my crafty mojo for a little while ut it's finally coming back.  Don't you hate it when that happens? 

Anyway, I got the cover chart for My Garden Journal done.  I used some floss I had that looked the closest to what it was supposed to be. 

I'll be starting the January chart soon and plan to put them together something like this as I get each month done.

But first I'm trying to finish something I started almost 3 years ago.  The Twilight book covers.  It's not that big or difficult but between two moves, a baby and many other projects it has been set aside and buried more often than stitched on.  I'm not a huge Twilight fan but I really liked the charts and thought they'd make a great gift.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

To-do List

1.  Update blog!
2.  Join My Garden Journal SAL
3.  Make WIP list
4.  Make To-stitch List
5.  Catch up on pen-pal letters
6.  Add stationery to blog
7.  Make FB group?



549.  Housework