I've loved this idea that I found on Knitty.com of a chain link scarf, but I'm not good enough yet to knit it, so I made i-cords on my Knifty Knitter and tied them together, then felted it all in the washing machine... Wow! It really felts down, now it's way to short to really use as a scarf... That was all I had of that yarn, so guess now I know what to do next time with a whole lot more yarn and links!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I'm making lots of loom knitted hats for xmas presents, here's 4 - 3 more to go... I've been VERY productive since we're snowed in!! It's also cool to just go "shopping" in my own yarn stash for present ideas!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I've really been amazed at how easy it is to spin my own yarn!! Mine is nowhere near professional or even very strong (probably), but this was a fun project! This will be for my mom for christmas (shhhhhh!)... Go Hokies!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Since my brother went to Virginia Tech, my family are of course true "hokies", so I'm spinning up some yarn from hokie colored roving to make some hats... Wish I knew how much yarn a hat would need, since I'm not measuring my yardage as I go....
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Since my show the other week, I've been trying my hardest not to just keep making more "stuff", and promising myself to just create for ME for a while... So, here's a lap blanket that I'm working on, had to start over 5 times! Started out trying to do Tunisian Crochet, but the stitch was too tight and I wanted this yarn to go farther than that because I only have 8 balls at the moment. So, we are back to my old stand-by, the garter stitch, with this awesome yarn from Gedifra called "super-gigante" in a gorgeous green!!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
On Saturday I participated in a local Holiday Bazaar with my friend Gloria (seen here), and I was just AMAZED at the amount of stuff I've made recently, been a little toooooo prolific! I did well at this show, now on to trying to unload the rest of it, check me out at my Etsy store : mynaptimedesigns.etsy.com.... Maybe now I'll focus on more projects for the family instead!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
After over 6 months of work, thousands of soda pop tabs, miles of leather cord and fishing wire, sore fingers, and lots of cussin', I'm finally done with my purse!!!!! Here's my inspiration : http://www.ecoist.com/pc/viewcategories.asp?idCategory=41&pageStyle=H. If I'd known how to crochet it all together, it probably woulda been much easier!! Now I have the only one like this out there, because I will NEVER make one like this again!!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
These have been my latest victory, using both my knitting "skills" and my love of jewelry to marry the two together! While the wire is a bit hard on the hands, this is so simple I can't believe I never figured it out before... Here's 2 outta 6 bracelets using pearls and other funky beads....
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I love this project!!! Just go to the thrift store (or grab an old pair of pumps), and a sweater with long decorative arms, and glue together with E6000 glue, and voila!!!!
Here's the tutorial that I followed - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324310.0
Now on to making more in other colors!!!
Now on to making more in other colors!!!
Monday, October 19, 2009
On Saturday I went to the local Spinning Guild Meeting determined to figure out how to spin on my drop spindle, and I think I've got it!!!! Using scraps of wool roving I spun my own yarn, then came home and knitted a potholder with it!!! Good thing I love thick-thin yarn, because that seems to be my specialty!! Can't wait to actually make some yarn for a purpose....
I helped a friend with some Halloween ideas for his front porch. We came up with the idea of the cocooned babydoll in the spiderweb, (which is even funnier because he lives across from an elementary school!), and he's also going to add blinking "eyes" in the bushes... I love Halloween!! Now on to decorating my own porch!!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I'm on a roll now! These great hats only take an hour to make, and they are sooooo easy, that this year, everyone on my Xmas list will probably get one!!!!
This one is for my son, played with brim size and knitting pattern a bit more...
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Since coming back from my crafty weekend, my head has been bursting with ideas! I got out my drop spindle again to try hand spinning, and that was another disaster, so I went back to loom knitting which is something I CAN do, and here's my very first hat!!! I love how the loom knitting looks like knitting without the necessary knowledge of knitting, (which mine is still at the beginner's stage)... Guess I need to not so far ahead of myself!!
First one is for my daughter, the next is for my son!
Friday, October 2, 2009
I got a little burned out crafty-wise, so I'm excited that I get the chance to hit not one, but two crafty venues this weekend! I'm going to the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in DC on Saturday, then going to the Fall Fiber Festival near Charlottesville, VA on Sunday. Next week, I should be rarin' to go with lotsa new ideas and supplies!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is another great idea from Family Fun Magazine, and it's another easy one! Just drill screws into elastic strips on your bookcase to turn it into a stuffed animal zoo/jail! My kids LOVE this, and love cleaning up now!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I found this idea in a magazine a few years back, and it killed two birds with one stone- it made me clean the yard, and it gave me a fun recycling project for my fall flower display!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I'm so happy with how these turned out!! As you may recall, I've been working on these for MONTHS!!! Mine turned out a bit different than my inspiration's :( http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogfaceboy/3716158/), but still looks great! Now I'm off to try frames next!