Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Strangeling Blog Design

This is my latest Blog template design! Its so fun and PINK!!! The artist's name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling and I was able to use her work by purchasing an artist's package at CILM. I am currently awaiting my CILM License Number to arrive from the customer service department and will update the blog as soon as its received.

Jasmine is a remarkable artist and her work is even more beautiful in person! I have several of her original works as she sells them on Ebay to the public. She also has an ETSY store filled with prints and her own handmade JEWELRY! Yes, yes, I said JEWELRY!!! Jasmine's wonderful husband Matt assists her in her work by creating one of a kind framed originals with beautiful detailing and meticulous craftsmanship. They are an awesome and wonderful team!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Upcoming Books Revised as of 12/30/08

At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Book 3) by Jeaniene Frost on December 30, 2008 - GOT IT TODAY!!!

Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, Book 5) by Rachel Caine on January 6, 2009
Night Huntress (Sisters of the Moon, Book 5) by Yasmine Galenorn - January 6, 2009
Witch Heart (Elemental Witches, Book 3) by Anya Bast - January 6, 2009.
One More Bite (Jaz Parks, Book 5) by Jennifer Rardin on January 9, 2009
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, Book 5) by Carrie Vaughn on January 27, 2009

Pride (Book 3) by Rachel Vincent on February 1, 2009
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4) by Patricia Briggs on February 3, 2009
Kiss of Fate (Dragonfire, Book 3) by Deborah Cooke - February 3, 2009. 
Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6) by Carrie Vaughn on February 24, 2009
White Witch, Black Curse (Rachel Morgan, Book 7) by Kim Harrison on February 24, 2009

Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson, Book 7) by Keri Arthur on March 9, 2009

Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4) by Karen Chance on April 7, 2009
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward - April 28, 2009

MAY 09


Summer 09
City of Souls (Zodiac Series, Book 4) by Vicki Pettersson


Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Early Resolution #1

I am gonna learn to crochet!  Mainly cause I wanna do all this awesome amigurumi projects I admit!!!  ::hehe::  Amigurumi means “knitted or crocheted doll” in Japanese. They're the simplest of simple, worked in the round in single crochet.  Though I only know one stitch, it would be awesome to read and understand the patterns too!

Lookie what a great find I found on Etsy!!!  His creator is named RichmondArt on ETSY and his listing is right HERE
for you to go and visit or purchase him.

I have also found a great number of these crocheted patterns on RAVELRY too.. so if you are a member, hop on over and check out.  One I am itching to try after my lil sackboy are these adorable flames!!!

They are by a renowned Amigurimi designer, Roxycraft and 
can be purchased and found on her site or on Ravelry, but 
whereever you find her designs you know they will be whimsical and unbearably cute!!! 

So I hope you are going to try new and exciting crafts this year too!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Meowy Christmas!!!

Jinx and Aggie wish you ALL a very Meowy Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Cowls?

Cowls, cowls, and more ... you guessed it cowls!  Boy it has been some crazy knitting over here, but ya know what?  I'm not finished!!!!  I still have enough of a stash to keep knitting for a while yet.  ::heh::

Oh I love this colorway of pinks and purples, too bad the company is no longer in business... ::sniff:: Bye Bye Needful Yarns. ::waves:: I combined it with a black based wool in worsted weight, added a purple metallic yarn, casted on 56 stitches on #15's and in two hours or less, not sure cause I was listening to an audiobook.. it was done! I wore it on our Balloon ride today!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crafty Christmas!

Its a Crafty Christmas this year!!!

So this is it! I found these great stones at a local bead store and I could not help but snag them and create something for my SIL. She can wear so many colors with her skin tone its unfair, but then again we all love her!

It did not take me long to make and it was so very very easy. I hope she likes them!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday Releases - 12/02/08

Eating through two books in one evening is a bit tough, especially so when you do not get home until 8pm. Needless to say, once I started to read Zen and the Art of Vampires, I could not put it down. Pia, the mc (main character) was fun, witty, and down right charming! She had me laughing with all her inappropriate bursts of saying what she didn't mean to say. Kristoff and Alec, all I can say is wowsers and where is my Dark One now!!!
My main frustration though is not in the writing or the characters, but in the story! The other Dark Ones novels end finitely within their own respective books, this one though, seems to drag onto at least one more... gah.. I will pull my hair out if its more than that! I want to know the end of 'their' story and I want it now... not to wait until May to find out.
Granted I understand it in other series.. but at least you are told up front by the author's styles if that is where they are going to take you. While there is some cross visiting from other characters briefly from other books, this one is gonna make you wait. ::le sigh:: Is it May yet?!

Second of the 'Tales of an Urban Werewolf' series, it truly delivers a great time with Sophie Garou and all of her lost designer shoes, clothing, and unlimited supply of Lady Bic razors.
Sophie has been found in the Houston packs territory and while she has been there for years and years, now the pack knows she is there. Dealing with them is just one of the situations she finds herself dealing with not to mention an uber-hottie by the name of Mark, who just happens to be the president of her newest and biggest auditing account. His sweet smoky scent drives her nuts, but what about her BF Heath? What about Tom?! Her life and your nerves run a rollercoaster ride of adrenalin to see what is going to happen next!
I give them both a FIVE on my Sheep-A-Meter!!!