Saturday, December 25, 2010
I can finally post pics of my secret project- a bacon scarf! Hubby loved his, my brother hasn't received his yet, but soon... This was FUN and hubby says I could probably make a fortune selling them to other geeks like him! All I did was use red and white fleece, cut fatty strips and handstitch around the fat and edges to look crispy... Yummy! Next I'l post pics of the cozy recipients!!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Now it's time to move from Craft Shows to Xmas presents! I'm making this broomstick lace shawl for my grandmother... I almost took a class on this technique, but I'm glad I didn't pay for it, because I just watched the YouTube video from Naztazia and taught myself! It's a fun and gorgeous texture, and I'm using some baby alpaca to knit with, so this will be so soft and cozy when I'm done! Hope my grandmother enjoys it, or I may just steal it back!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I still haven't decided if these will be for my last 2 Craft shows, or for Xmas presents, but I made more crocheted scarves... They are fun and easy, just crochet 2 strands of yarn together in a long chain, then dc in each loop, from the Complete Idiot's Guide to Crochet Projects, and they are so addictive! Guess I'll see if they sell 1st, if not, lots of friends will be recieving a cool scarf!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I've been busy making more stock for my upcoming shows, I have 3 shows in a row! Here's the latest- soda can mosaic frames and resin frames with bottle caps and Xmas ornaments that I've made, FUN!
Here's where I'll be:
N0v 5th & 6th- Epiphany Lutheran Church Holiday Stop & Shop- Horsepen Rd, Richmond, VA
Nov 13th Sunnyside Assisted Living Craft Show- Skipwith Rd, Richmond, VA
Nov 20th- Church of the Redeemer's 19th Annual Craft Show- Mechanicsville, VA
Come see me and support your local artists!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here's another example of why I should never say never! I thought I would never want to, be able to, or understand how to make socks, but this is my new challenge for myself, and here's the toe of my 1st sock!!!!! The yarn is gorgeous- from my favorite lady @ Creatively Dyed (colorway-Hancock), the pattern is from the book Socks From The Toe Up by Wendy Johnson- knit using the Van Dyke pattern. My mentor is awesome, and I'm very excited about this new project, wish me luck!!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I've been gearing up for lots of upcoming craft shows, and I love this new idea of making stars out of cans! I figure it's a cute Xmas ornament idea, so I've been busy making a constellation of stars!
Here's how to make a 5-point star- www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagstar.html
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
After much procrastination, I finally finished the flowers on this dress that my friend, Nicole knitted for my daughter's birthday present. That was all I did - make 2 i-cord flowers, she did the rest of the awesomeness!!!! This has become our tradition it seems, to handmake an incredibly cute dress for my daughter each year, and I am thankful to my mentor for her knowledge and friendship!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I'm still working on my labyrinth rug, but now I've started another HUGE project! I started a class through Henrico County, and we're making stained glass mosaic window frames. After class 3 of 6, this is only as far as I've gotten, so now I've get lotsa homework to do to catch up. Basically, we are gluing cut pieces of glass to an old frame, then we'll grout it all... It's hard to see my peacock feathers yet, so stay tuned for more progress!!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
My rug is coming along quicker than I thought! My only problem now is keeping my coils together to see my color changes, guess I might have to start sewing the tube together with the piping cord... Then I'll be working with a rug in my lap, and that might become unwieldy...???
Thursday, May 27, 2010
After many false starts, here's how far I've gotten on my labyrinth rug... The pattern called for the moss stitch, I'm doing stockinette for speed, and it called for using 1/2" piping cord, and I'm going to use 3/4" to stuff it... It's working up much faster than anticipated, which is good for helping me stay on task to get this done asap! What a great stash buster!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I've decided to finally start a daunting project, even bigger than the blanket, making a circle labyrinth rug from the book One Skein by Leigh Radford... If you are on Ravelry, check out members progress on these rugs. It will be awesome when done, but even working a foot a day, it'll take me over 3 months to finish... That is my goal, so we'll see! It will complement my daughter's blanket well, since I'm using alot of the same yarns and colors, it's another great stash-buster!
Monday, May 17, 2010
OK, so this is one of those projects that was fun, but didn't turn out as expected, so live and learn! This wreath was a pain in the @$% to spraypaint, and still looks horrible, and the lack of substance makes it an oval, not round anymore... Still, it's a cheap wreath and I'll leave it up a while until another idea strikes me...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Last night I was bored and feeling crafty, so I started this project that I'd been wanting to do for a few months, making a toilet paper roll wreath! Here's my inspiration - http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2009/11/recycled-wreath-tutorial.html and also http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/11/diy-project-toilet-paper-roll-wall-art.html, So easy and fun!~ Just make your design, then hot glue gun it all together. Now I need to decide what color it should be, blue or white? hmmmmm...