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Hunny Bunny (I’m back YAY!)

Posted in Crochet, Life with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by sweetnightmare

This semester is almost over. Well, technically it is over but I have one last paper to write that I was given an extension on and it is one that I dread to write. In the mean while, I’ll catch ya up on things that I got done during the semester.

This little girlie bunny lovingly named, Hunny Bunny had been 2 years in the making. It started as the Lion Brand pattern ‘Best Bunny’. But I didn’t like that it was so small so I altered it as I went along and eventually it became boring and I tossed it aside while I did some other things. Poor girl was in a bin for nearly two years without her arms, tail and legs attached. One day while searching for some yarn, my now one and a half year old daughter saw it and gave it the biggest hug so I had to finish her.

So here is Reli’s pretty Hunny Bunny!

I have much planned for the summer! Lots of crafty goodness coming up. And hopefully, maybe I’ll actually get around to opening that Etsy shop too 🙂


Soy Escuchando: 311 / Down


It’s my birthday

Posted in Life with tags , , on January 29, 2010 by sweetnightmare

.. and it’s gonna be lame. Yes I am back from a crafty hiatus, never really went on one. It was more of an internet hiatus. During my time off from school, I caught up on a few projects that I had been wanting to finish or start. I have so much to show off and no time to show it. Which brings me back to why my birthday will be lame.. My husband wants to take me out but I have tons of reading to do. My semester started last week and it is already driving me absolutely insane! I am taking World History 1-1600 BC, Digital Art and Design, Theories of Personalities and Cognitive Psychology. They are all very heavy reading courses. I have so much reading I haven’t even had a chance to begin and everything needs to be done by Monday.. ugh. So I am thinking that I should stay home. I rather be here anyway, I hate to leave my baby girl with anyone. I feel guilty when I am out without her.

So but for now I must go back to my reading. Good night. For now if you want to, check out my flickr for my handspuns.

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Soy escuchando: The Strokes / Hard to Explain

Crafty Hiatus

Posted in Life with tags , on December 11, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Ugh- I’m in the home stretch for my fall semester and right now I have two thesis’s due, need to write an algebra report and take some quizes over and have some photography projects to do. It’s so over whelming. I thought I would get a break the week of Thanksgiving but it just got worse. Ugh, I can’t wait until this semester ends! I need a break so bad.

I barely have the time to do any crafts, it’s a shame, but have stayed up into the wee hours of the morning just to finish a small project or to spin. Unfortunately that leaves me exhausted. Right now my daughter, my husband and I are all very sick. What I wouldn’t give to just live under the covers all day.. sigh.

I will write soon ,I have so much to talk about too! Like going to the Smiley’s hotel yarn sale! Anyway- talk soon maybe after the holidays but hopefully before then.

Soy Escuchando: The Devil Weara Prada /Hey John, what’s your name again?

That’s my grandma :)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Two weeks ago I found out that I was accepted into the SUNY (State University of New York) college that I applied to. Woo Hoo! This mama is going back to school! I have been out of school for two semesters, I decided to transfer to a new college since the one I was attending previously, Pratt in NYC, it was too expensive and though I love Art.. love to draw, love to paint, love to create, I am not sure that it’s what I want to do. I feel that I am being pulled to study psychology. I have always loved psychology, it’s is so interesting. I have always been the person that everyone comes to with their problems, naturally I am a listener, and I try to always be neutral and see things from all point of views. As I finished looking through the course catalog, I went back to see what I picked out and realized that I picked mostly all psychology classes. I’m about 75% sure it’s the direction that I will be going.

So my grandmother is a very active senior. I completely admire her for that. She travels the world. This year she decided to go to back home where half my family is from. When my daughter was born she found out that I crochet and we got to talking about how she also crochets. I had no idea, she has crochet table runners and doilies on all the tables in her house but since I have never seen her crocheting I figured they were gifts. So she had promised me that she would bring me back some yarn. She sent two cones of cotton yarn, a creamy white and a hot pink. The strands (5) of yarn are not winded together on each cone, so I have been thinking to divide them and making DK and maybe fingering weight yarns. Maybe.. we will see. I have been thinking about if I should buy a drop spindle.

The other reason why I have been inspired to write this blog was for the AWESOME bag my grandmother sent the bag in. I am sure that she didn’t notice what was written on the bag especially since her first language is spanish and a very devote woman of God. This made my husband and I crack up (warning: the pictures are a bit crude, it has a curse word)..

The bag is from a store that used to be here in NYC called Search & Destroy, it was a store that sold punk clothing in the East Village, specifically, the infamous St. Marks Place. The store no longer exists, though I was not a big fan of the store. When I visit St. Mark’s place it makes me sad. It used to be where NYC had it’s punk scene and now it’s been taken over by corporations.. Before there were punk clothing shops (Search & Destroy was not one of these shops), music shops, thrift shops, tattoo shops, cheap eats.. some tattoo shops are still there, and so is one music shop, Sounds, a favorite of mine.. the rest are gone. Now there are only frozen yogurt shops, porn shops, japanese bars, and noodle shops. A lot of history has been wiped away 😦 Not too far away from St. Marks, CBGB’s (famous blue grass club turned home of punk music, where the Ramones played) had been shut down about a year or two ago. The land lord would not renew their lease because he wanted to sell to a contractor who turned the building into super expensive condos. It’s so sad. This type of thing happens all the time in NYC. Even sadder when tear apart community gardens to make condo’s that the average person can’t afford. One thing that is fortunate is that there is a building that was featured on a Led Zeppelin record which to this day is thankfully still there.

I’ll show off some projects in my next post which should be later this week, if not earlier.

Soy Escuchando: The Devil Wears Prada / The Scorpion Deathlock