weekend wishes

Friday, November 2, 2012

to get working on all the projects that the new taylor swift album (i'm obsessed) has inspired...

taylor swift - red
to get myself some fun tights for the winter (these ones have foxes on them! cute!)...

to hang this in my house...
Coffee Tea Print
or this one...lol...

Coffee Tea print by Noodlehug
to get crafting with pinecones...you know i love me a good pinecone...

to make some of these for the tree, for my keychain, for gifts, for.....lol..the list goes on...

and that santa brings me these coffee stitch markers for my needles :)
java jive handmade stitch markers from lady danio
i know...coffee on the brain today right! lol! i can't help myself. i'm all jacked up due to my first eggnog latte of the season. the red cups do me in every year. it accelerates my coffee addiction from somewhat excessive to mental...lol.  i just get coffee on the brain all day when the holiday crafting season starts.  i'm gonna control myself this year...or attempt to. not going overboard on handmade gifts and may just spoil myself silly with making lovely goodies for myself..lol.  too many wip's in my knitting baskets that i need to finish.  same with my sewing table. too many washi's and tova's that need to get sewn for this momma.  it's ok right?  if i make myself some indulgences and buy lovely goodies for my loved ones instead?  right?  please tell me it's ok...lol.

i've also be crazily addicted to the new taylor swift album. #4 is my fave. can't stop playing it. i'm a wee bit obsessed with some riffs/beats in it and find myself strangely inspired by the whole album and in particularly that song. some good stuff is gonna come out of it...i can feel it in my fingers...lol. besides being inspired i am a big fan of hers and love that my girlies love her music as much as i do.  we all blast it in the car and sing at the top of our lungs.  it feels good and it's one of my fave things to do with my kidlets.

what are you all up to this weekend?  anyone else changing up how and who they are making handmade gifts for this year?  the hubs is in an all day course on sat so i'm going to attempt to work/sew with the kiddos home a bit (cross your fingers for me) and we're also going to be doing some cleaning and purging. we're behind on our pre-holiday organizing and desperately  need to get moving on decluttering and cleaning out our wee condo.  fun right? not. i hate cleaning. hate. dislike. don't ever want to do. funny thing is i dont like it when it's messy or cluttered in my place and it always is. so maybe i should clean more? but then that means i can't sew or knit or chat with you all as much...boo urns.  i think i need to work more so i can hire a maid. that would work right? lol. dear santa....please bring me a maid for christmas...purdy please?

wishing you all a maid, tons of coffee, laughs, fave song singing, crafty filled, self indulgent kinda weekend. you deserve it! luvs!  

ps. don't forget to enter to win the "simply color v and co. fabric giveaway from fat quarter shop"! you don't want to miss this line! those ombre solids kill me! love! enter here.


  1. Ahhh! The coffee prints are hilarious.
    I so know what you mean about hating a messy, cluttered house, but also hating to clean. Lol. I can't function in chaos, yet I'm incapable of organizing anything well. So awful. I'm a terrible homemaker.

    It's about time for me to head to Starbucks for a latte in a holiday cup. Something about those cups makes me happy! I'm not a latte person either, but it's like I have to get a fall inspired latte when the weather finally gets cool. The first time I became aware of the red cups was years ago when I saw a picture of Bono sipping out of one in New York. So there must be some happy buried association in there from that. Bono = yummy, so red cup = yummy. Lol!

  2. Woohoo! I totally need to do some cleaning (belch) but I am obsessed with the fact that i know the eggnog lattes are out again! And there is a Starbucks just a short walk away...I could call it "getting some exercise" even!!
    Haven't heard the new Taylor Swift yet but now I'm intrigued. I've been loving the Safe and Sound song from the Hunger Games soundtrack. It's so nice when our daughters like a musician that's not an idiot!!

    1. argh! I hate auto-correct! I meant Blech!! not Belch!!!!
      People must think I'm a real high-end kinda gal reading that!!

  3. I'm with you on hating cleaning! I'm okay with clutter so long as I know where everything is but my sewing area is due for a clean seeing as I can't find what I want :( I'm seriously considering convincing my friends to join forces with me and do house cleaning rotation. We all show up and someone else's house and help them clean once a week and then rotate each week so that everyone get some help. I'm okay with maintaining clean but never get the deep down clean as often as I should.

    As for Christmas. We decided in September that we weren't spending money on Christmas. We'll still give gifts but they will be made with what we have on hand already. Because we have a large family we're doing family gifts instead of each person getting one gift. I love gifts, don't get me wrong, but I want to enjoy the season and not fret about making sure everyone is getting a gift. I want the holiday to be more about family and the real reason we celebrate instead of the commercial driven mess it's turned into. Plus I cannot handle one more toy in my house!


  4. My girls LOVE Taylor Swift. They have a couple of her songs memorized and we also do the singalong in the car on the way to school.
    I'm torn between using what i have in my stash to make my knitted gifts (the original plan) and buying new, lovely yarn to make gifts with. Especially considering the recipients are super low-maintenance I know I should stick to my guns. But there's so much lovely yarn out there!
    And, I just got the Island e-book (woohoo!) so I'm even more distracted. I'm not much of a list maker but this may just be my year to start.

  5. I need to sit down and make a reasonable handmade gift list; as in only projects that I actually have the time and energy to complete. I love that you said boo urns. I say it all the time and people look at me like I'm crazy.

  6. loving those cute tiny sweaters! -- You'd be so proud, picked up my knitting needles for the first time in... months? a year? Missed it so much. A few years ago I changed how/who I made gifts for, and life is so much better :)


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