Monday, August 23, 2010

Hmm. stuffs and stuffs

So not really showing any tatting this post, basically just... i don't know. Well right now i am watching this ridiculous show on PBS.. its called a place called home. They are kinda...mental. right now they are discussing developmental milestones. this is kinda annoying to me... because right off the bat, i know that my boys aren't fully talking and they are 4. it kinda irritates me because i know that my boys are more advance in other parts of their milestones... i kinda wonder if people now days realize that people have been grown and born and grown...over and over again. why should we classify every moment in their lives.

I seriously doubt if cave people were standing there grunting about how their child is how ever old and should be doing whatever...i seriously don't think so. Grr

ok also the last episode i watched like a couple weeks ago.... it was men and breastfeeding... now this really pissed me off. honestly i think that the men on there are freaking weirdos. and the women going along with it think that they are princesses. total BULL! first off breastfeeding is woman's work...honest to god. when i was breastfeeding all i wanted Anthony to do was to change the boys diapers...but these "men" were talking about bringing her food, entertainment, and other stuff. this is just so wrong... you DON'T need bells and whistles, you need a pillow, a place to sit, and the BABY. MEN stop trying to make things about you!

I just kinda....hate those types of people. everything HAS to be BROUGHT to you... PLEASE. I can understand a bit of help but when the man is trying to compensate for not being able to breastfeed.. kinda creeps me out.

ugg. i just need to stop being angry... stop it shannon...STOP

does anyone else think that people should stop telling us how to raise our children...soon we will have the babies and just turn them into the government to raise them...cause that's whats going on. you can't do this, can't do that, they have to do this or your a bad parent, how awful is this country for parents...government is just doing too too toO much. they are the reason the kids are as bad as they are now days. ok ok stop stop

Friday, August 20, 2010


So I was just informed that my great grandma just died. Sadly I did not know much about this woman. I knew her as grama breezy. I only saw her a couple times when i was younger and something stood with me. Her story. The Toothfairy. to me that is her legacy... the only thing i truly remember about her. The story is just a memory now. i can only remember a few details. I know that my grama will be very sad not to have her mom this is my goodbye to grama breezy. See you later chick! can't wait to meet you again.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

fun pics and TATTING UPDATES!

I am going to start off with some fun kid pictures....enter the hat!

my son Atreyu...the trailblazer!
Don't ask me why i threw this in here... it was just fun...that's me...(don't look and the stomach) and my boyfriend Anthony. Everyone was goofing around and everyone got to "airplane"Tatting updates!
I am working on the summer challenge over on Intatters. So i have two to submit. I will do that shortly.The top one is Anne Orr book #48, its a really easy patterns and it's so elegant. It was quick to tat up. Easy to remember and again...its soooo pretty! The second one was a little harder. Also from the same book. If you are going to try this pattern i suggest using 2 shuttles, not only will it come out looking better but so much easier. This is an easy pattern (once you get the hang of it.) the 1st round is just a large ring. if you want you can make the ring a split ring so you can climb out of the picot and make it look better. Again really easy and pretty. the second one is actually my favorite!

Then this... its called Tatted Daisy and it was designed by W.M. Odum...there is one center ring and the rest is chains...its pretty easy but you get tired of chains...real tired.
And lastly this is my attempt at roll tatting... i know HOW to do it but it doesn't come out looking good. I believe that this was made with a needle.

I tried letting people at Intatters know that both ROLL TATTING and JOSEPHINE RINGS are MUCH easier on a needle than trying to do it with a shuttle. I actually have a video for roll tatting but i need to get to it...bummer.
Oh and i almost, almost forgot... I am teaching my friend Brianda to tat... i think she might have it.Now am I forgetting anything...I don't know...Oh question. i bought a tatting book without my boyfriends knowledge...does this qualify as cheating?

Also does anyone have an explanation about why tatting is so addictive?
I have been wanting to knit for like a week and the more i think about knitting the more i tat... is this unusual?

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Sunday Stealing: The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. What do you normally smell like?
me. or hawiian ginger body mist

27. Do you like Carrie Underwood?
i guess

28. Been to “The Vegas”?
no, where's that?

29. How far away do you live from your parents?
i have no idea where my mom is...

30. Are you happy with your job?
i guess.

31. Where do you work and what do you do there?
at home and i do tons!

32. What did you get in the mail today?
no mail. just ads

33. How do you like your steak cooked?
well done...really well done...ok jerky

34. Britney Spears…is she back?
i haven't heard a song from her in like 6months

35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell?
beef supreme chalupas

36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind?
a few times... mainly when i was a kid

37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore?

38. Is it just me, or was The Marine (w/John Cena) a really horrible movie?
i never watched it

39. Are surveys like the cocaine of myspace?
no, cocaine is the cocaine of myspace.

40. Where is your favorite place (that you have actually been to)?
my favorite spot is um...hmm. no where i guess.

41. What is your favorite candle scent

42. Do you believe places can really be haunted?
fuck yea! i am actually haunted everywhere...i don't mind it at all.

43. Do you smoke cigarettes?
only when i drink...but lately i have been just wanting one.

44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA?

45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport?
never been on a plane

46. Do you think 50 questions is enough?
no, i need more!

47. Are you currently planning a trip?
to bed! maybe the waterpark tomorrow

48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Should anyone care?
i don't care...i think the only person who should care is his GF/BF

49. Do you take anti-depressants? Sleeping pills
I probably should. i have been feeling really off lately

50. What do you think about space travel?
i think it is awesome...

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. Have a great week. See you next Sunday!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I don't know if its true or not but Anthony says he now has a job! As a security guard. But like i said i don't know. it might still fall through. Boy oh Boy wouldn't that be nice! Send him good wishes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

summer rains! hopefully

A beautiful day in Sacramento! Its August 11 and the last 2 weeks have been in the 80's. But is so pretty. It looks like its moments away from pouring rain.
I think that people should appreciate the good things in life no matter how miserable they are because i know that my last 4 days have been absolute hell. And as much pain i am in, i am seeing beautiful things, wondrous things going on.

*The weather...someone tell Mother Earth how nice it has been and tell her how much i appreciate the break from heat.

*I relish EVERY single moment I am not in pain.

*my kids are actually getting to the point where i can understand them. Children are magical sometimes. I am sad that they are just getting around to talking but rather now then never. Right this moment they are playing a matching game. They aren't peeing the bed.

*I have a couple friends IRL that i can talk to and LEARN FROM. i love this the most. My friend Brinda taught me to make chiliquiles. they haunt my

*Anthony has been somewhat helpful, he has gotten some interviews but nothing yet...damn
OK. now about some tatting. I got my Mary Konior book. so nice. i finally finished "posy" and apparently my black is very linty... would you believe that i attempted to make this single pattern like 10 times before actually getting it right and finished.
Starting from the top left corner going around...SSSR Snowflake from Patty Dowden, and Christmas Hearts from Anne Bruvold and then 2 posy's i am making into earrings...woot woot!
close up of SSSR Snowflake.. i don't think i did it justice
close up of "Christmas hearts"and this is my ache in my fingers, the hell to my hellion. Its from Anne Orrs #35 book. large cross medallion. this sucker isn't big at all... but the outside round took me THREE DAYS to finish...i had no will other than to finish this and get it over with...and here it is...after all the crap i think its beautiful. Unfortunately after i finished and pressed and pinned down to stiffen i found a big mistake...can you see it...that stupid last round...the very last looks like a stutter.
and lastly, last week i made a pair of Totusmel's the Queens Feet... just never mind the flip flop tan line and chipped toe nail polish... :)
oh and i almost forgot... my attempt at tatting with the other hand....
What would i call this...backward hmm. well i am a right handed person but i feel as if i use my left hand a bunch in would it be left handed tatting...ANYWAY i tried the opposite hand..boy was it hard. it took me SEVEN minutes to finish a simple ring of 4-4-4-4...whereas it takes me about a minute on my regular way

the left in the picture is my opposite ring...the one on the right is a normal ring. Can you see the difference? I can.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Introduce yourself.
I am shannon campos from sacramento, ca

5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21?

6. What countries have you been to?
one this one

7. Do you watch MTV anymore?
i don't have cable

8. What do you think about Oprah
she should give me some money ;)

10. You need a new pair of jeans: what store do you go to first?

11. Did you ever watch The O.C.?
yes! totally

12. What kind of car do you drive
no car :(

13. Honestly, is that car insured?
i dont have a car

14. Do you like sushi?
um...not raw sushi

15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave?

16. Did your parents spoil you growing up?

17. Do you like roller coasters?
hell yes!

18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to?

19. Do you remember the old WB show “Popular”?
um...i think i might.

20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar?

21. What do you think about gay marriage?
i think that every one should be able to marry whom ever they love

22. Who do you think will be the next president?
ME! not... i don't know

23. Are you registered to vote?
i don't think so. (plz don't kill me)

24. Do you own an iPad?
heck no i'm not THAT stupid

25. Is your bathroom filled with beauty stuff?
i wish...but no.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

playing catch up...

Well I have tatting up a storm! Sadly enough my habit has taken its toll on my friendships...well i started changing that today. I started going to my sewing class...I actually made a tatting bag today...picture tomorrow! So that allowed me to socialize with Marie...oh and my manager...paid rent and all that jazz... thank heavens for that, right?! Then I came home and made chiliquelies (?) not too sure how to spell that right. But any ways after that i went back to see Marie and that was only for a few seconds...then off to get the kids some play...another thing I have been neglecting...Went to fetch my friend Brenda but her babies were asleep..:( so tomorrow will be better.

I sent up, so that she's coming over. we are going to order stuff...and hopefully some tatting books :)

On that note I am expecting 2 books in the mail... Tatting with visual patterns by Mary Konior and The complete book of tatting by Rebecca Jones... I can not tell you guys how excited i am. Its like i have seizures or something.... i am just too excited for one person.

So onto business.
Two videos to offer tonight.

One on Hiding ends
and another on an alternate way to tat.

So hiding end... just a small note. when trying to hide the ends, the goal is to have the end you are trying to hide follow the same route as the shuttle thread. And now our feature presentation!

Next is the alternate way to tat. basically just tossing the shuttle thread over the ring thread and going up through the loop and completing the flip. then letting the shuttle thread hand and come from behind the ring and over up...if that makes any but you will be able to see it on the video so...(fanfare plays)

So in ending...if you guys need a video showing a technique...LET ME KNOW. but please make sure its not already covered.

Monday, August 2, 2010

yes...yes i have

been slacking off on just about everything. up above are the pictures i promised like 2 weeks ago...! yikes! Below is my show off area... the first picture is a shuttle package from Randa. She is a tatter and she so generously sent these to me. Personally i like the center one the best...its a Gr8 shuttle. its so sad my boyfriend can't see the beauty...then my next favorite is the metal Bates, then the clover and then my personal shuttles then the other in the picture...

this is my gift from Kersti. My gift from the Intatters may/June giveaway.
as you see she sent me two different threads, a tatting needle with tubie, a pathtag, and (fanfare) chocolate! Everything is so wonderful!

Again another package in the mail a couple days ago is my tatting pin from ItsAllEyecandy!
I feel bad because my sons like it...but i only have one...and two sons...the math doesn't work.

i uploaded almost all my tatting to flicker and here's the link if you're interested.
Shannon's Photostream

I have two more videos i needle to edit together... 1. a different way of tatting... and 2. maybe attaching thread...who