Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy 3rd Anniversary Mochi!

As of yesterday, Mochi's been with us for three years.
I actually feel it's been forever since we met her. It doesn't feel like it's only been three years. That's probably because she's so essential to our life now.
And because she acts like she owns our house. And everything (yes, everything) in our house hehe.
Thank you, Mochi, for bringing us joy everyday. I know you've been stressed out a little bit by our one-year-old little monster, but I hope we'll be able to happily play together sometime soon. Here's to many more years of fun together! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Baby girl card and Birthday card

I actually made this card a couple of months ago. A good friend of mine from high school had her second baby girl and I included this card in the gift package I sent her. At first I was thinking of a completely different design. I usually draw a very simple draft on a piece of paper to sort out what kind of cards I want to make (which probably is only readable by me haha). My first draft shows that I was thinking of an image where there's laundry hanging under those heart-shaped rain drops.

However, when I was searching for a pattern paper that would fit for this design, these duckies caught my eyes and I couldn't resist! So I scrapped my initial design and this is how it ended up. I even had to change the color scheme. This particular friend loves girly things and her baby is a girl so I wanted to use pink or red. But neither of the colors didn't look cute with these duckies so I chose this lime green paper as a background. 

I love the planning stage of my card making process, but sometimes it's nice to see a surprise result, especially if it is cute like this. 
I used this Friskars cloud squeeze punch for the clouds. I love this punch. It's so versatile. I actually used it to make my valentine's card I wrote about the other day too. "X-Large" is a bit misleading imho, though.

The second card I show you today is a birthday card.
I definitely wanted to use flower prints for this card. Among a few I had, I picked this one because I liked its vintage and feminine feeling. I paired dark brown card stock with it and finished with the mint color band and pearly stickers. I love the light blue/mint and brown color combo.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIP Wednesday #7

It took me more than a month to reach this point but I finally finished the body of this Meredith dress. I'm now working on the final lace pattern on the bottom of the dress.
If you have a keen eye on colors, you'll notice the color changes around the 1/4 of the body from the bottom. This is because I used yarns from different dye lots. Agh. I did it again. I bought these two skeins of yarn on different occasions believing they would be the same color. The colors are actually not very noticeable while knitting, but they become apparent under a bright light and especially in photos. At least the change in color looks like a design feature (or not).