Monday, May 25, 2009

No New Posts!

Hello, there!
As many of you have noticed, I have not updated this site in almost a year! I don't plan to continue this blog, but there are a number of ways to keep in contact with me (if you're so inclined!). Some options are via my Etsy site, my Flickr page (see link on sidebar), Ravelry (username robynsnest77) and Facebook. If you would like my personal email address, just leave me a comment!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Swooning Over a Sweater

The other day, I saw this sweater while catching up on my Craftzine blog reading. I immediately had to check out the creator's web site, Flint Knits. Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks kids and baby clothes should be made in adult sizes!

There is a pattern on the Flint Knits site, but I'm afraid it will have to wait until I learn to knit! Unfortunately, my yarn manipulation skills only include crochet!

Monday, June 2, 2008

I Love Shout-Outs!

Hello, everyone! Long time no post, eh?
My sweet nephew Austin has posted a fantastic photo series on his blog, dedicated to his Auntie Robyn!
You can check it out here:
Young Austin, at only 3 years old, has certainly inherited a strong dose of weird from his mama!! I can only hope that his little sister (who should make her appearance any time now) will follow in his phenomenal footsteps!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Garden Adventure!!

This morning I went on an adventure to Shimek's Gardens in Alvin. I read about it in the Houston Chronicle yesterday, and I was excited to see their collection of daylilies. What I did not realize was that you can pick out the ones you like, have one of the Shimek clan dig them up, and purchase them! If you have the chance to visit, I recommend it highly! The gardens were stunning, and the family is incredibly friendly. Here are some photos from their incredible gardens:

Looking down the rows of daylilies!

My loot!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Special Message from Penelope the Cat

To learn more about Penelope, please visit
p.s. Rush Limbaugh was not harmed in the production of this announcement.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

So many of my friends are now moms, so I wanted to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! Here are a couple of photos from today:

Have a great week, everybody!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hand-Embroidered Onesies!

My dear friend Maria is expecting her second child, a baby girl. She sent me some onesies to embroider for her, and here's what I have so far!

I used Sublime Stitching patterns, which are so very easy to use AND cute! I have 5 more onesies to go, so I'll be sure to share them here and/or on my Flickr page!
By the way, today is Austin's (Maria's firstborn) birthday. HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY, AUSTIN!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Erin Is Famous!!

Hey everybody! I'm just making a quick post to tell you that my sister Erin is on the Peace Corps China web site. Be sure to check her out! She's the super cute girl writing on the chalk board!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

First Mini Art Quilt

Last week, I finished my first mini art quilt. I've missed quilting, but I really didn't want to take on a big project. This one is pretty small (8.5 X 9.25 inches), and almost entirely handsewn. Let me know what you think!

BTW, it's available in my Etsy shop...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Dreaming for SPT

Dreaming for SPT
Originally uploaded by robynsnest77
My awesome friend and yoga instructor Shelby gave me a gorgeous stash of hand-dyed and block printed fabrics this week. It inspired me to take this photo for yesterday's Self Portrait Thursday entry. I can't wait to put these beautiful scraps to good use! Thanks again, Shelby!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Shop Items!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Just wanted to share the new items I added to my Etsy shop today. They are headbands and hair clips handmade (of course!) with wool felt in brilliant hues! They are perfect for kiddos and older girls, too. Be sure to stop by the shop and check them out!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Craft Fair Synopsis

Well, my mom and I survived our first craft fair! It was a good first experience (though attendance was very limited), and we enjoyed seeing the friends and family who came out to support us. Thanks for stopping by!! Another highlight was a band called Jando, which played "nuevo flamenco" music!

Here's my mom holding down the fort!

Some of my goodies...

Miss Sofie, one of my groupies!
Me goofing off, as usual!

Jando, rocking the craft fair!

Friday, April 25, 2008


No, I'm not moving! This is just the state of my kitchen table as I prepare for my first craft show tomorrow! I was invited to this event by a fellow Etsian, and I think it will be a good experience. Plus, the event will benefit The Bridge, a local charity that provides a safe haven for abused women and their children.

My mom will be helping me out tomorrow, so hopefully everything will go smoothly! I'll be sure to share photos of the event and my little booth sometime soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cuff Treasury

My latest treasury, which features awesome wrist cuffs by a variety of Etsians, is going to expire in 8 hours. So, I thought I'd capture and share it with you here. Maybe it will inspire you to craft; if not, you can always head over to Etsy and support handmade!

Diego Leugim Bustelo is Here!

I'm an auntie again!! Yay! Diana and Gino welcomed little Diego on April 12. He was 8 lb, 4.5 oz. I can't wait to meet him! Much congratulations to their family!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shower Curtain Complete!

After much fabric hunting online, I came across a lovely coverlet on sale at the Charleston Urban Outfitters (Maria and I took a road trip to S.C. during last week's vacation). This provided PLENTY of fabric for a new shower curtain. I cut it down and hemmed it to standard size, then added button holes across the top for hooks.
Though I generally dread projects involving a lot of fabric wrangling, this one didn't take too long and turned out well. Plus, I have leftover fabric for my ever-growing stash!
Here it is, plus a close-up shot of the fabric design:

I think it looks rather pretty next to my little stained glass window!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm Back!

Last night I returned from my trip to visit 2 of my favorite people in the universe! Here are some of my best shots:

Even sick with strep throat, Austin is adorable!

Austin and I look the same in the morning!

Maria pushing mini-Maria Von Trap!

Austin looks extra-special in this photo!

From behind, you can't tell that Maria is 7 months pregnant!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ready for My Vay-Cay!

Hello everyone! I thought I'd leave one last pretty post for you before I leave for my week-long vacation tomorrow! These gorgeous images were found by searching "Japanese fabric supply" on Etsy. Then I put together a collage with the Etsy Poster Sketch tool. Stunning*, isn't it?

*Note: While at the Bayou City Art Fest, I overheard a vendor say, "I don't know if you're familiar with my work, but this piece is particularly stunning." I don't know that I would ever be able to say that with a straight face! It just sounds so pompous! Anyway, just thought I'd share!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bayou City Art Fest

My mom and I went to the Bayou City Art Festival today in Memorial Park. It was so nice and warm (not hot!), and we saw the work of many talented artists. I wasn't really sure if it was good etiquette to photograph people's booths, so I just have 2 photos to share!

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blooms Everywhere!

Hooray for my front yard blooms! The spiderwort is here, the sedum is a carpet of yellow flowers, and the pink buds I featured here are now bursting!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spring Weather

The weather was so pleasant yesterday! Sindri and I spent some time lazing about in the backyard. As I lounged in my chair, I was able to capture the gorgeous blue sky and new leaves on the trees. I also snapped a shot of Sindri smiling! He loves to be out in the sun, hunting for lizards!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Buds Ready to Bloom!

The front yard is preparing to put forth quite a display for spring!

Friday, March 21, 2008

New Blog Header

I'm never satisfied with the headers on my blog or Etsy shop. I made a new one for my blog this evening, which you can see above. What do you think?
I often see really cute graphics in others' shops and blogs, but they either have much better graphic arts experience or know some talented people! Maybe I'll break down someday and hire someone to create a custom logo for me. I suppose that's something to ponder further in the future! Until then, the photo editor and Paint program that came with my laptop will have to do!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Craft Update!

I've been invited to participate in a local craft fair by a fellow Etsian. It's my first, so I've been busy getting things made and planning my booth table! Here are some new hair clips, pins, and pendants for you to enjoy!

The fair isn't scheduled until late April, but I'll be sure to share photos of the big day!

By the way, if anyone out there has any craft fair tips, please let me know! They're greatly appreciated!

More Flower Photos!

The good thing about the time change: I can still enjoy my garden and take photos after work! Here are some new garden friends that I discovered today!