Friday, June 5, 2009

cutest cake topper ever!

Me and Patrick aren't going to have a cake topper because we don't think we need one.

BUT I ran into the cutest cake topper ever!

This is actually handmade... reminds me of the pocket dragons that Holly adores. ^_^

So CUTE! I'm sad I'm not this skilled to make something like this... oh well this still hasn't convince me that we need a cake topper.

I think the cake is not going to be a big part of our wedding. I guess we aren't cake people so we are kind of like eh? ^_^

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hey Everyone,

Sorry I have been totally MIA recently. School has been kicking my butt. I didn't have a b-day party because I was too busy doing homework and studying for quizes. It's really bad actually. I almost want to quit because this is so hard on me, it kind of makes me think that I'm not smart enough to go through with this... yeah it's that bad.

Sadly I'm too strong willed to quit so I'm going to keep going because that's who I am, and quitting is just not an option for me ever.

On other news... long story short... (yeah long story)... I got engaged recently.

So there is a hussle and bussle about that. At first I was excited but now I think it's clamed down.

I feel like we are at the age where everyone is getting engaged or having kids. So it's not really a big deal. Though to my mother it's a big deal.

Here's the ring because everyone wants to see that. ^_^

Oh yeah it's a ritani from the bella vita collection. You learn a lot about settings and diamonds when you get engaged. Me and Patrick were very lucky to get this ring at the price we paid for it. I'm very happy with it.

The school quarter ends in 3 weeks.

See you then or sooner or later... haha... yeah I suck at keeping up this blog... bad Melody.

Take care.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sew Everything Workshop

I got this book today, I have been stalking sewing books on Amazon and saw this one here. It's out of stock one Amazon.

That's okay I was at borders with my 25% off coupon and saw this book was there so I picked it up because it got some really good reviews for beginners. I have these high inspirations to make my own clothes some day but I need to start somewhere.

So tonight I have been reading over the book... it has some really good tips and the person that wrote the book really knows how to write to connect to my generation I think, it just seems like a friend is teaching you to sew.

The one thing that bugs me though is she has this one project called "get patchy quilt" were she tells you to sew squares together to make a top and then tells you to quilt it in 2 pages... TWO PAGES... basically it say she says yeah just sandwich the top with some batting and back fabric and then sew it together than cut off the ends and sew some bias tape along the edges.

If only it was that simple! Okay maybe it is that simple, but I have been quilting for a while now and I must have like 20+ quilting books and none of them are 2 pages long. I mean learning to put binding on a quilt takes more than two pages in any given book and she explains it 2 sentences... granted she wants you to use bias tape but still!

Okay maybe I'm just upset because she summed up my favorite hobby into two pages which I took years to not even remotely master.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Bad

My bad... I have excuses though! j/k it doesn't really matter. ^_^

Though last week I was out all week because I had the flu... it was pretty steady at 101.8 for about 4 days, the worst was 102.9 which was on the second day of my flu. I have never had the flu this bad before... I went to the hospital and my doctor said I was lucky I got the flu shot because I probably would have had coughing and sneezing along with the flu but I only had the fever which last usually 3-6 days mine was about 4 and half with feeling pretty weak for about 3 days after.

It was kind of weird because I was just cold the first day... I had no idea why I was soooooooo cold and then Patrick suggested I take my temperature and yup 101.5 on the first day. I took some Advil and that helped a lot but I was still pretty cold, then I got super hot and then I would get grossly sweaty and then I would be fine for a few hours and then it would start all over again. The worst part was the cold... I was sooooo cold it felt like I was outside at night in my underwear!

I'm glad that's over.

In other news I have a new job - sort of - it's only temporary for 8 months working on some stuff for those in the know it starts with a T and ends with at. I start next month and when it's over I'll be back doing the work I do now, I think it will be great to gain experience and it sounds pretty fun. There is a ton of work still on the program I am now but they said they can let me do this thing for a few months. It's kind of funny I don't think my manager wants to let me go since we have so few people on our team... I think he's scared of losing me completely to this project... I think that's kind of sweet. ^_^

I haven't touched a sewing machine for about 2.5 weeks! That actually makes me feel sad...

Oh on other news I saw Donna today and she looked so fabulous! I love her hair style now, so super cute. ^_^

That is all now... hopefully I'll have my improv project block done this week and I can send it off. I know the deadline isn't till April but I want to get it in before it's due. ^_^

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mom's Pillows

I finally found them I knew I had them somewhere, they were totally still in my camera.

So here is the story, my mother knows I know how to sew... and so she wanted me to make her pillows. Sometimes I think she requests things because she just wants stuff from me that I made to show off to people that come by the house. Like my daughter made that for me, look how talented she is and how much she loves me. It's almost like putting one of those A+ exams on the fridge. She's very funny and cute like this. She still thinking of ways to replace "A+ exams on the fridge".

Anyways so we were out shopping and she saw this fabric at Walmart in the color she really really loved. To be honest I have never seen this color before, it seems to me like a dark purpley pink? Is that even possible. Anyways she wanted me to make something out of it, like pillows! Haha. So she bought 2 yards of it and made me take it home to do something with it.

I asked her what kind of pattern she wanted, she said whatever. I asked her what other colors she would like with it, she said whatever. I asked her what size she wanted it in... you guessed it... whatever.

Anyways I bought the fabric home and looked at it... and looked at it some more.. I seriously I didn't know what to do with it, I mean I'm not a super talented sewer or quilter by any means yet. I took out quilting books to get inspired and I looked at maganizes because this is for my mother it has to be nice right?

Eventually because it was taking me so long to decide I ended up going with a simple pattern of just square, and I chose a black fabric from my stash to complement the dark purple pink (I should mention here I think I'm semi-color blind so it might look purple pink to you).

This is how it turned out.

It was enough fabric for 3 16x16 pillow covers. I probably could have stretch it out to move pillows if I didn't use the purple/pink fabric for the back of the pillows but I thought if my mother didn't like the pattern she could at least flip it over and it be the solid color of the fabric she picked.

Here it is bagged up to give to my mother. I love how pillows can stuff so easily into a bag. It's kind of fun to put them in also. ^_^

It turns out my mother is getting new couches and she's going to pick the color to match the pillows it it was a really good thing that I choose to stay with simple.

Simple = good.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

100th post!

I was saving this post for something good.. sadly nothing good to write about but I wanted to write something before too much time has past. I didn't want to "forgot" about this blog again.

Happy Chinese New Years everyone! For some reason I remember the ox year being a good year so I was excited about it coming again because the econ is sooo bad right now but sadly my mother informed me that it was the working/muddy ox year and it will be really hard also on everyone... (last ox year I remember was actually the golden ox year which is why I thought ox years were good). Oh well we just need to keep fighting on... I really believe everything works out for the best!

Just a few things to update about

- Work has been pretty busy we have some deadlines coming up and my computer broken down this week, it was kind of a pain to get fix... but I know now who to contact if I want things like that to get done asap.
- School is also busy next week is midterm week the only good thing about that is there is no homework due, just study!
- Super Bowl is this weekend... yay! Lots of parties and stuff.
- I got some new quilting books. I can't wait to read them this weekend.

Looking back this week wasn't too bad... through for some reason I wasn't able to quilt this week yet, usually I can get in 1-3 hours every other night while watching a show (I'm watching desperate housewives now... so addicting... I should have started watching this soon... seriously) but this week.. nothing.. well I had more homework than usual which could explain it. Also on Monday the day I could have been sewing I decided to wash and iron fabric (I have been in this washing and ironing kick since December when I decided all my fabric just needed to be pre-washed before sewing now.. I'll tell you how that goes when I sew more pre-washed fabric).

I wanted to upload the pillows I made for my mother.. I'll do that soon, for some reason I can't seem to find them... I think they might still be on my camera.

Friday, January 23, 2009

White Totoro

I was crusing around flickr and found a knitting pattern for a white totoro and thought it would be fun to make one day. So I'm saving the link by posting a blog about it.

It turns out pretty cute. If any of you knitters want to try it out.

Update on the improv block - I added 4 strips to it last night and I thought I was close to being done (I have about 10 strips going around now) and it's only 7 inches (needs to be 12.5 x 12.5)! People making improv blocks on flickr must use bigger strips than me, I'm only really using scraps. I must admit now that it is getting cuter though. I was just trying to stay with blue and green but when you add more color (I added a strip of red and yellow) it looks a little better. I haven't figure out why that is through.