Runaway October

Delving into the crazy world of crafts, cooking and kids…

Dun Da Duh! March 5, 2008

Filed under: Life — Katie @ 9:49 am


It’s still in its rough infancy days and I have no idea where I’m going to go with it but hopefully there’s lots of good things to come. Make sure to update your feed readers and bookmarks while you’re over there.

Now I need to figure out a way to get this blog to automatically redirect to the new blog. Any ideas?


Manic Monday for March 3, 2008 March 3, 2008

Filed under: Meme — Katie @ 4:42 pm

You find that your best friend has stolen money to pay for medical treatment for a seriously ill relative. What would you do?

Hmm… I guess it depends on how much money it was, who their relative was and what I needed the money for. If they’re starving my kids to help pay for a heart transplant that will likely fail in a 94 year old grandma then I’d raise some serious hell. I also have a very low tolerance for people that steal from family and friends – that’s just super lame.

What three things you regret not learning to do?

I still, hopefully, have a lot of time left in my life to do all the things I still wish to do. I regret that I didn’t learn more things when I was younger because it would have been so much easier then.

I currently regret not learning how to become independently wealthy by 20 though. I also regret not learning how to play guitar, or speak in front of large crowds.


Here’s the mail, it never fails! March 2, 2008

Filed under: Crafting,Life — Katie @ 3:19 pm

Yay! I had an awesome mail day on Saturday.

Not only did I get my Emmeline Apron Pattern, but I got a somewhat expected (as in I knew something was coming, but not what was in it) yet unexpected package from my wonderful Grandma Betty. Remember how I was complaining recently about not having pinking shears? I almost splurged the other day and bought a set at JoAnn’s because they were on sale, but it would have eaten all the money I had to spend that day. That’s what was in my package!! Yay! A glorious set of pinking shears. Isn’t she great?!

I just had to share. As soon as I opened my mail, I sent Matt a text letting him know what I got and he replied… “What are pinking shears?” Guys are funny.

I have a couple posts I need to make tomorrow – one’s huge news regarding my little blog, one’s typical for Mondays and one requires the consumption of alcohol, so we’ll see what happens, as I can’t drink. Stayed tuned my little bloggie buds.


#1 Thing that made me happy on Wednesday March 1, 2008

Filed under: Life — Katie @ 2:49 pm

Matt received a promotion to a trainer for the Technical Support Department at the University of Phoenix. Isn’t that awesome?!

I am so super proud of him. 😀


Yay! Pictures! February 28, 2008

Filed under: Crafting,Pictures — Katie @ 11:22 am

Handmade invites for our St Paddy’s Day Bash. Nothing fancy.

St Paddy's Day Bash Invites


This was originally intended as a throw for Matt, but then he told me in no uncertain terms that he hates knit and crocheted blankets and would never use it. Now I’m not sure what to do with it once it’s completed.

Another WIP


Here’s the completed top of Declan’s quilt as well as his chosen backing. Still lots and lots of work to do on it. In the end it will end up being roughly 72″ x 40″

Declan's Quilt Top

Declan's Quilt Top


These pieces are some of the cheap stuff I’ve picked up at WalFart recently. My fave is the one on top. When I showed it to my mom it made her think of a dress that her grandmother had made her when she was a little girl. I love it because it’s retro and girly without being over the top. The others are just stuff that caught my eye. It’s hard to tell, but the stone-colored piece in the middle has a linen texture to it. I’m thinking it would make cute Fabric Boxes, ala Ric Rac.

WalFart Steals



Anyway, those are my latest Works In Progress. Happy Reading!