Pillow Pet

For my birthday my Tia gave me a lady bug pillow pet! They’re sooo soft and adorable. I love it :)

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Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sign Language

I decided to teach my niece, Leilah, sign language. Keep in mind she’s only a 18 months old.

I started with milk because I figured it’ll be the one she uses the most because she drinks it all the time. She caught on pretty quick, so I moved on to; more. She also got that one pretty quick. She’s so adorable when she’s signing. Her little hands are too cute! By the time I tried to teach her food, her attention was somewhere else. I gave her a few hours and tried it again. I was feeding her menudo and taught her food. She signed it twice and I lost her attention…again.

My sister, brother-in-law, mom, and step-dad keep repeating all three words and the signs to her. Hopefully they’ll keep it up and she’ll learn how to sign a few more words! :)

Published in: on January 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy Birthday!

As my Facebook status states: “Only 15 minutes and it’s bye-bye teenage years! :) Hello 20’s. I’m extremely excited to meet you, hopefully you’ll be good to me!”

Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 11:45 am  Leave a Comment  

First Post

Hello World! My name is Alexandria Duran. I’m 19 years old and I’m a sophomore in college. I recently learned how to sew and now I absolutely love it. I’m also starting to scrapbook again. More about me and my everyday life will unfold throughout my blog.

I first started sewing with my Nana. The only think I knew how to do was sew two pieces together, and even then it wasn’t pretty.

This past summer I took a quilting class and learned a lot in a short amount of time. Fall semester I took a sewing class. I learned how to sew clothes and how to really use a sewing machine. About half way through the semester I took out one of my Nana’s sewing machines and I set it up in my room. The machine was a little old, good quality, but old. For Christmas my mom bought me Singer Promise! I haven’t really used it, but I’m excited to start my new projects!

When I was about 13 my step-mom started to get into scrapbooking and she was hooked. She also got my step-sisters and I hooked. We would spend the weekends making pages, and cards. We always had a good time. When my step mom passed away in 2005 we stopped scrapbooking. I still had all of her tools, paper, and stamps but I didn’t continue. This past year I started getting interested again. A friends mom is a consultant for Close to My Heart so I started going to her workshops. Now I’m hooked, again! :)

I don’t have too many exciting adventures, but when I do I love to take pictures. The pictures are usually of my shoes.

For some reason I like to take pictures of my shoes wherever I am. My mom thinks I’m silly, but they’re actually pretty awesome! Here’s one of my favorites. I took it at one of my little brothers soccer games. The clouds looked pretty and the picture came out awesome.

Published in: on December 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm  Comments (3)