Star stuff and happy early birthday to my blog!

The 16th my blog will officially be a year old. I’ve neglected it quite a bit. It’s not been updated monthly or even weekly, but I’ve said hello from time to time and never forgotten it. 🙂 Getting back into the groove of blogging hasn’t been like riding a bike. The blogging world is different now. Back when I began my ventures into blogging instead of being several million in number it was more like less than 10,000 at all, period. Wow, is my age showing? But back then we all wrote our own code. I completely designed my own website back then, in the time where flash was rarely used. Now I just try my best to figure out wordpress and get it to both look like and do what I want it to do. Oddly, it’s way more confusing than simply coding it in the way I used to. Then again, I had absolutely no responsibilities, bills, a child, or any real obligations outside of social gatherings at that age. WordPress works just fine for me. I just need to get comfortable with it.

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I have a few cute new items up in my shop. Alien, dinosaur, and poison apple rings…. that I absolutely love. They’re fun, cute, adjustable and make me smile. I find myself being drawn to 90’s style things. (Mostly because my teenage years were the 90’s.) At first it was a little weird to see it coming back into style, high-waisted jean shorts, floral print everything, aliens, peace signs, jellies, neon colors. But now I’m just stoked because I absolutely loved it all then and I love it now too. So… I’ve decided to flow with that creatively and see where it takes me.

And for fun these happened. Acrylic paint on wood plaques, for my son’s room. We love Adventure Time! (LSP is my favorite of this group.) I’m working on some Disney silhouette paintings for myself as well. But I’m one of those people who always have 20 things going on and 50 more projects I’d like to start. haha I think the technical term is: artist.

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Anyway, I’m oh so happy spring is here at last (at least in California) and it’s probably my most inspired time of year. I will be back to update again. Hopefully with exciting new things to share. (Youtube vlogs or tutorials or some such nonsense, perhaps.)

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Oh oh oh new store name!

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Cheeseburger Dragon, cause everything else is bullshit. (<-I happen to like that tag line but I am only kidding.) I really love the new name. I needed something that was different and stood out. I loved Viva La Cupcake and thought it up all by myself. Unfortunately, as is the way of the world, several other people in corners of the globe thought it great too. So, since I want the name to be more searchable on the net I had to come up with something new. Cheeseburger Dragon was my made up name for a pretend band. (Oh, alcohol!) So… here we are now!

Sorry it took so long for me to come back between updates. Things got crazy. But now that Halloween is less than 2 months off I’ve been working like a demon on new designs and projects. Exciting!

Here’s some of my most recent creations! Check it out.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cheeseburgerdragon

Starfish Baby blanket project is a go!

I’ve been coming up short with ideas for crochet projects. I’ve made purses, bows, coasters, blankets, pot holders…. but I just wasn’t getting inspired. Nothing is more inspiring than a family member or friend getting pregnant. As it so happens, my cousin is now pregnant with her third child. The babies room is already decorated with an under the sea theme (it’s really amazing, actually) so since they want the sex of the baby to be a surprise this time I knew which colors I’d be using I just wasn’t sure which design I wanted. Well thanks to Tiffany  I saw this lovely pattern on Ravelry. I’ve seen the star pattern before and always thought it was lovely but for some reason never tried it myself. I never really had a reason to. But I work better with visual instruction so I had to find a youtube tutorial that was comparable. The one I’m using is slightly different than the Ravelry pattern but just as pretty. I’ve only just started today and for all the breaks I’ve taken I’ve got a good chunk done already.

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I LOVE the yarn color and I’ll be throwing in a silvery gray stripe every now and again as I go. This weekend is meant to be for relaxing, creating, reading, and cleaning. I need a pedicure I need to take care of the peeling from this sunburn, I need a facial, and everything could use some reorganizing. I honestly never thought I’d get to the point where the things I just listed would be things I actually looked forward to doing but I guess I’m growing up. And there’s always next weekend for doing tequila shots off a stripper.

Also, I really enjoy photoshopped pictures of Nicholas Cage. Enjoy your weekend!

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Avila

So last weekend we went to Avila Beach…. which is pretty much heaven on Earth, if you ask me. Being native to Southern California most of my childhood was filled with regular spring and summer trips to the beach. “The beach” could actually be any beach really. There are several that hold memories for me but Avila is a family favorite. It’s got all of the things a beach should have, in my opinion. Salty air, tide pools, fishing, boating, fantastic boardwalks, camp sites, beautiful stores and restaurants. I took lots of pictures so I’ll share a few now… I will be posting later about my newest crochet project!

And a word to the wise, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. I don’t generally peel when I get a burn it just fades to a tan… but lotioning twice a day is important! I didn’t do it this time and suffice to say my chest looks terrible right now.

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