Monday, May 19, 2008

lot o magnets!

magnet sets! a friend mentioned that she wanted some magnets so i made a whole bunch... extras will end up in the shop! hmmm... i think i'll make some new designs.

Friday, May 16, 2008

project michelle

okay so this post has nothing to do with crafting BUT it's UBER important :) Project Michelle's Website

26-year old Michelle Maykin was originally diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer of the blood, on February 27, 2007. After undergoing 5 rounds of chemotherapy, Michelle reached a state of remission and slowly began to reclaim her life. She also dedicated herself to helping others by creating Project Michelle, a campaign focused on recruiting people to become potential bone marrow donors. In April of 2008, two months after returning to work, Michelle began to feel symptoms similar to those she had felt prior to her original diagnosis. Michelle's fears became true on May 7, 2008 when her oncologist confirmed that she had relapsed. She was also blindsided by the results of an MRI that revealed a mass on her brain.

For Michelle to be cured of her leukemia, her treatment plan will include even more intensive chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Michelle does not currently have a bone marrow match and will not be able to undergo a transplant without one. Michelle is determined to win her battle with leukemia, but she now needs the generosity of others to succeed. Help Michelle fight this battle! She urgently needs your help. Please learn more about the process and register to be bone marrow donor. Your choice could save her life. Please PLEASE click on the link at the top to learn more about how to become a donor and about the need for a diverse donor base... it's super easy! Now you can do it at home with a kit... all you need to do is swab the inside of your cheek, seal the swab in the bags provided and presto! Send it off! Michelle needs a donor by June 21st (ack that's soon!) so get to it! There are so many others out there too waiting for their perfect match to come and save them... register! Be someone's knight in shining armor :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

i crack myself up :P

i received a special request from aselfportrait for some pork buns! i've been meaning to make them but i guess i just needed that extra little push to get going :) it took a few tries but i think i finally got it right! when i sat back and looked at them, i couldn't stop laughing! they're just too funny :) i hope you like them aselfportrait!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

pretty fabrics!

they finally came!!! i've been eye-ing these japanese fabrics for a long time but had to wait until i had a sewing machine. aren't they beauuuutiful?!?! i ordered them from sweet flavor over on etsy... visit her shop!! on the schedule today... make new toki cafe cards, banners, labels 0_0 i kinda just threw something together for all the current stuff that i'm using but it's time that i make it a little nicer.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

new toy NEW TOY!

artie got me a new toy as a congrats for my new job :D first on the list of things to do... make curtains for the bedroom, and hem a pile of pants :P and i've already splurged on some cute fabric that i've been eye-ing on etsy. woohoo!