Friday, February 29, 2008

I Gave In

Rocking Horse Onesie
Yes, you heard me I gave in to the pull of selling things you make in hopes to finance your craft projects. The lure was to much and I did it.

Check it out if you like. I still plan to make more things for swaps and gifts than for the shop.
If you have a shop let me know about it. I always need new things to buy.

Bird Tote Bag

Have a great weekend all you crafy gals.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Are You a Social Crafter?

Run little Orange Run

After a lot of thinking this weekend I began to wonder. Do you have people you get together with and do your crafy things with?

I tend to do all my crafting alone and in the middle of the night. My friends around here are not to keen on any crafty things and the few (very few) do not want to get together. I do wish that there were people close to me that I could share things with and learn things from (not that I do not love you guys). More of a hey I am bored let's make something. I would love to hear what you do.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Acts of Kindness

I have been awarded the Random Acts of Kindness award by drewzel and floresita. Thanks gals I you are truly the best.
I would like to give this award to two others.
doe-c-doe - She is so sweet to offer her patterns and let us see all her thrifty finds. She is so sweet to answer questions about her projects.
Pinky and Boo - She is always so sweet with comments and is now offering a few patterns on her site as well.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Best Swap Ever!

I received from my 50's swap partner. Boy did I get spoiled and I am impressed at the quality of her work. She has done an amazing job. I received earrings, necklace, felted bag, and a knitted scarflette. When I got the package I ripped it open and squealed with joy and did my happy dance that all at once made by puppy jump up to see what all the comotion was about. She settled back down after seeing it was just me doign a happy dance again! (just imagine Elaine from Seinfeld and magnify it 100x that is how bad it is). So after all the dancing and squealing. I immediately put everything on and was sitting on the couch just enjoying my new stuff. So far I have to say this has been my best swap every. Thanks Lora.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, February 11, 2008

50's Swap

Reversible ApronReversible Apron

I joined a 50's swap and just sent out. It was fun to try and figure out what to make so I decided I need to make an apron and it had to be reversible and if that was not enough I was going to make a quilted potholder. What!?! you might say. Yes, you read right. I always bite off more than I can chew. I stressed about it and put it off and worried about it but since send outs are tomorrow I decided I need to get this done so all Saturday night I was up until 4:00 am and then sleep for a few hours and managed to finish the potholder binding in the morning. I also made 2 crocheted dishcloths but did not take a picture of them and I sent her the cute elephant onesie for her baby to be. I sure hope she likes it all. I am always so nervous after sending things off in a swap.

Hope you all have a good week.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tea Towel Tour 3

Tea Towel is Now Home

We are starting a new swap you might want to pop over and see about joining.
Tea Towel Tour 3


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Embroidery, Cookies, and Knitting Oh My!

First Knitted Item

Out of celebration for my first knitting project I thought cookies where in order (I might have just wanted cookie, but I will never tell). One year and a month after I took a knitting class I finished my first project. It is a scarf for me. Can you believe it? I am actually keeping something for myself.

I am so happy I love it and just want to tell everyone I meet that I knit this. Since I do not want everyone in this small town to think I am crazy I have restrained myself and decided to bake cookies to show my scarf how much I love it hence the hearts.

Now, I never said I was a great decorator. So this is about the best I will do on a work night and on the spur of the moment (ok probably with lots of planning this is still the best). They are a regular sugar cookie with cherry almond frosting.

I can not wait until tomorrow to eat them. I never eat sugar cookies on the day I make them I let the frosting harden a bit then I put them in my cake saver and let them sit there overnight and the next morning the softest cookies you have ever eaten. Tomorrow will not come soon enough.

I have been experimenting with onesies. I know I have done several and at one point I swore I would not do another one but, I was looking through all my blanks to embroider on and this popped out and I thought hey there has to be a way to actually make the onesie look finished. I am still not sure if I like this or if it looks finished. I am still in the not sure phase. What do you guys think? I have a couple of friends having babies this year so this will probably be a present for one of them if I like it.
Well off to bed I am babbling.