I’m baaaaack!

It’s been a while since I’ve been here or shared anything new. ¬†Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes ūüôā

Working on making some life changes and trying to find a way to make a living while doing something that I can be passionate about.  Not so easy to do!

I have been crafting. ¬†At times it’s what keeps me sane (and the only thing that does!!!). ¬†I’ve had 5 baby blankets that needed to be completed (so many babies arriving this fall!) so that has taken up much of my free time.

Photos of some of them are here……Links to the patterns to follow soon. ¬†All are gorgeous and so easy to work!

More things to come very soon………I’m excited to be back!!!!img_6804 img_6890 img_6952

My Crafting Space

It might be small but it is awesome.  What stared out as a tiny closet has become my oasis.  My dad wired up the electrical and with a tabletop from IKEA, some organizing bins from Target and some inspiration, it has becoming my crafting room Рmy own space where I can store my supplies and create

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It’s an over the door shoe holder! Now home to crochet hooks, knitting needles and other crafty items.
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Ribbon – tension rods make the best ribbon storage!!

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DIY Laptop Desk

Have you ever had a lot of random stuff lying around and suddenly a lightbulb goes on and you figure out a way to put them together

to make something really cool?  That happened to me the other day and the result is my DIY Laptop Desk!  All you need is a bulletin

board slightly larger than you laptop, crib-size batting, 1 yard of fabric, and a glue gun!!!







Next, fold the crib size batting into the size of your bulletin board. ¬†The batting will be the “pillow” that sits directly on your lap.

Once you’ve done that, wrap the board and batting as you would a package or gift with wrapping paper, hot-gluing the edges as you go.








Once all of the edges are glued you have a cute little Laptop desk!  Easy, right?  Give it a try!!!


Thank you and more custom WIPs!

Thank you to everyone who’s placed and order in my Etsy store or requested a custom order!!! ¬†Dirty Bird has been busy with customer cross stitch orders like the WIP “DORK” below, soon to be made into a little pillow.

The other¬†little snarky pillow¬†¬†was a gift to my sister-in-law as a thank you for her help with a project. ¬†A favorite phrase on the East coast that I think I might have to start using ūüėČ

More custom orders scheduled!

pic - dork            pic - SL B

And of course, a picture of my assistant hard at work!


pic - jack blanket

#crossstitch #handmadewithlove #sweetlittlebitch #dork #dirtybirdcrafts #damndog #customorder #madetoorder #WIP


Dirty Bird Crafts available at Demented Designs OC

Dirty Bird’s snarky cross stitch items can now be found at Demented Designs OC. ¬†If you are in Orange County, CA come and check them out! ¬†Demented Designs OC is a company that specializes in items that are handmade or handcrafted out of found or upcycled¬†materials

They also carry Sourpuss, Lowbrow Art Company, Fluff, Manic Panic, Black Market Art, Classic Hardware, Se7en Deadly, Serpentine Clothing, and a few others. 

1046 N. Tustin St. #D
Orange, CA 92867
We are upstairs!
Open Daily 12p to 8p (hours may vary)
#crossstitch #crochet #dirtybirdcrafts #dementeddesignsOC

My ETSY Shop is up and running!

I’ve had so much fun getting my ETSY shop up and running. Tons of new items can be found there, both cross stitch and crochet. Check them out! Hope you like what you see!!!!

A special thank you to Maria, my model in the photos!

Sucks DB Oatmeal Cowl DB purple blue cowl2 DB shrug1


#crochet #crossstitch #crafty #latestproject #handmade #dirtybirdcrafts

Exciting Stuff Coming Soon!

I’ve been working hard on finishing some new projects and can’t wait to share them with you.

Look for them soon in my Etsy Store!!!!  You can find me here.

Here’s a little preview! ¬† ¬† ¬†craftybirdONLY

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My Crafting Buddy

This is Jack.  I think he enjoys yarn as much as I do.  Maybe for different reasons.  He is the Dirty Bird in my house!

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