Hi there! Welcome to my GIRLY SPAZMS. I am most productive when I'm about to lose it. Easily distracted and daydreaming, I fight my way through the day just so I have moments like these. Please visit often as I am updating and adding new things when time allows . Feel free to drop me a line. Say hi, leave comments, suggestions, feedback & your experiences . Thanks for visiting my crafty blog & be sure to check out my etsy shop too.


champagne & sorbet....

If you've never had some, you are sooooo missing out.
Even with the cheapest champagne & the bucket of sorbet, you have an instant party guaranteed....And with that said, today I'm feel pretty social, and would like to plan a little get-together/ party sometime soon.....
Is it bad that I’m looking forward to getting home & cleaning the house??? I love cleaning. I love cleaning so much that sometimes I take pictures after I've cleaned like a crazy mad woman. You don't believe me? I have pics of the fridge after I've bleach cleaned that sucker.. I DO! 
Anyways, on to the weekend.

TO-DO-LIST for Presidents weekend:

Thursday afternoon:
·         ~Clean up the house
·         ~Try out the gocco print
As much as it pains me, and linda has given me her blessings to try it out & make sure it all works, I feel guilty, but I think it is really necessary to try it out.
·         ~Prepare screen for 2nd gen sriracha shirt
Let’s hope that this one will work out & I’ve got my new screen.
·         ~Make new pincushion.
That stupid tomato is looking pretty scraggly,  so possibly a cupcake pincushion. Not sure yet.
·         ~Cut out sam’s mustache pillow & pin
·         ~Play with paper punches

·         ~Gym & shower
·         ~Get lisa & hit up Beverly’s
She’s buying felt. I forgot what I was suppose to look at aside from EVERYTHING… maybe we can hit up RAFT too!
·         ~Then spending most of the day hitting up thrift shops. Savers, GoodWill, Salvation Army, look out!
I’m actually looking for some glass containers, hoping to make more terrariums, since my previous terrarium projects have been doing well.
·         ~Depending on the outcome of yesterday’s screen, make some shirts
·         ~Design some gocco prints, and possibly a girly spazms shirt
·         ~Make some bike flowers & possibly some felt flowers (post on etsy)

·         Linda & I are having a gocco playdate!
She’s bringing champagne & sorbet. I’m thinking it is to celebrate the gocco awesomeness.

·         ~More crafting. Projects TBD
·         ~BOILING CRAB with the homies! Yay!!!!

(depends on weather) if it’s raining, we’re probably staying home & I can do more crafts but if it’s nice & sunny. We’ll be out & about having some fun times with the kiddos.

Hope you all have a wonderful Presidents weekend! 
Have a great time with your lovies! I know I will. 



OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder

In all honesty, WTH is wrong with me? I find something I like & that's it. Head over heels I fall in love, and it becomes my obsession for however long. It can be months, it can be a few weeks, heck it can be a couple hours.
But I can never just like something, I go literally crazy like a drug addict.
Take for example just these passed couple months into the new year.. I have become over obsessed with the following:
  1. paper punches- after years of avoiding these scrapbooking-type things I bought one heart paper punch, and suddenly within weeks I now have a collection. I've visited every craft store, looked online for hours on end, and gotten most of the paper punches I wanted. There is a pattern though. I love hearts, and so so far the majority has been heart-type ones. 
    the start of an addiction
  2. gocco- if you aren't familiar with the Japanese screen printing system, well, you should be. I learned about this several months ago when an old h-school friend of the hubby, Jose, left a comment on my yudu pics on  Facebook, and mentioned he was interested in the yudu, but has a gocco.  Well, I did some research on it, and didn't touch the idea again, since I had my yudu, but for some reason the BFF, Linda brought up silk screening on paper & well... That sparked the interest again, and one thing led to another, the youtube videos sucked me and I BAM! endless searching for projects other people have done, finding supplies, etc etc.  Apparently Riso (the company that makes the printing system has discontinued this item, but there is a cult following online. This is a great site to go to for more info:  http://www.savegocco.com/what-is-gocco/ Of course, Linda & I are researching on how to "hack" the gocco.  Needless to say, Linda bought one & we were to share custody, and even planned a playdate, which I am very excited about. But to my surprise the hubby bought one for me as an early Valentine/Anniversary gift.  So now, the search for all things gocco continues. Just type in "gocco" in the search field on flickr, and you'll get a ton of images to comb through. I'm sure I'll blog about my gocco experiences at some point. 
  3. stickers!!!!
  4. stickers- I always loved stickers since I was a kid. I remember at recess & lunch sitting around with the other little girls with all our sticker books, trading this for that, and yada yada. I still have my sticker collection from those days! I should take some pictures to share. Well, I started to buy stickers again. I've managed to refrain from buying any random stickers,  and just get the ones that i absolutely adore!
  5. paper- i've avoided all paper craziness for as long as I started crafting. That endless  isle of decorative paper in the local craft stores was always unvisited....until recently.  I started to buy papers because it was on sale. (tell me 6 sheets for 96 cents when the papers are usually 99 cents each isn't a good deal, and I'll slap you) now, it never fails I visit the paper isle as well, and if i think it's cute, or will make a good display background, it's mine. So so bad.  
Restraining myself is definitely something I need to work on.  I often joke around that I'm going to be the crazy homeless lady with a cart load of crafting items yelling at people to get the heck away from my things.... 
What helps me and this addictive behavior? Like the fabric, I take pictures, or print pictures out if I'm searching online.  That way it's something I "have", and I won't feel the need to actually buy it.

oh man, what am I going to do with myself...  this is insane.... I'm insane... I need to go to Crafters Anonymous.  Is there such a group? oh lord, we'd probably go on a crafting binge & buy out the entire store if possible... Wouldn't that be funny?

Ending for now. 
Happy Valentine's Day! <3 & Happy 11th Wedding Anniversary to my hubby!


I will be trying to blog more, as it is a form of therapy for me as well.