Monday, October 26, 2009

More Sweater Boots...

Can you tell when I get obsessed with something?? Now I made some navy blue boots, and these fit entirely different, the sweater material is looser.... It's amazing how different a project can come out. I need brown next!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweater Boots

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 -
Now on to making more in other colors!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My 1st Spun Yarn!!

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....

Creepy Halloween

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


OK, so I'm officially addicted!!! Now I'm playing with the stitches, stripes, and textures....

Friday, October 9, 2009

And Another One...

Another hat for my daughter, these are addictive!! This time I used 2 strands, a soft yarn and a furry one, fun! Now on to adult hats!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

2nd Hat!

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

My first hat!!!

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

Crafty Weekend

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!