Saturday, April 30, 2011

Secret Garden Wallet

Keyka Lou pattern, I just changed up the flap. I like this better I think? In the shop.

Four Eyes

Broke out the button maker, and made a few of these from some of my digital drawings. This one is available here, more to follow soon!

Mini Quilt

Just finished this mini quilt for Blythe. It's about 10 inches tall x 7 inches wide. Wondering if I should have used white bias tape instead?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mr. Roboto Wallet

Almost to the end of my robot fabric, so sad.. I have a tiny bit left that's going to be used for Blythe. Wallet is up in the shop now. I'm thinking of making some fabric banners next. =)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fabric Hair Bow

Made a couple of these for my sister too, but I didn't get any photos of those.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Sewing Machine!

That's right, I am now the proud owner of a Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine! It's a huge step up from the freight train I'm using now. I'm almost scared to use it, it's intimidating! As soon as I finish up the wallet I'm working on, I'm going to set it up. I really want to design my own embroidery patterns to import, but there isn't much info in the manual..

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Athena Stencil

Made this for my brother of his dog Athena. Doesn't it remind you of those sad clown paintings from the 70's? I haven't made a stencil in forever, I forgot how much it sucks cutting them out! My poor feener..

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wallets Galore

Finished two more Keyka Lou wallets today. This one is up in the shop now.

& this one is for my sister, she's going to beauty school right now. =)


Oliver + S

I've been coveting this book ever since I saw it on the The Purl Bee blog. Finally ordered it from Amazon, and it arrived a couple days ago. There is a super cute and easy pattern for a bear hat in the book, and I just happen to have a shit ton of mystery fur like fabric..


so I decided to give it a try. This fabric was a nightmare to sew with, but I managed to fudge it together. The wonkiness adds to the charm right? I keep telling myself that anyways. =)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

French Fawn Wallet

Finished another Keyka Lou wallet. Up in the shop, and I have a feeling there will be many more!

Shop Update!

My sister drove all the way home Monday just to help me out with this photoshoot. I love how they turned out, yay for a long overdue shop update!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Keyka Lou Card Wallet

I bought a couple of patterns from Keyka Lou last night. I couldn't wait to try one out, so today I made the card wallet. I totally messed up the placement of the velcro, so it doesn't close very nicely. Oh well, craft & learn. I still think it's super cute!

Friday, April 8, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Twisted Garden Cowl


 
Materials:


Gray - Knit Picks - Wool of the Andes Bulky - Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi)
Fresh Moss - Brown Sheep - Lamb's Pride Bulky - Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
Needle US 11 - 8.0mm
Hook I - 5.5mm
Cowl:


1. CO 68
2. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
3. K3, (P2, K2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3 (Repeat this for every odd numered row.)
4. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
6. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
8. K3, (K2Tog but do not slip off the needle, then insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts and knit the first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, YO, K2Tog, K1
10. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
12. K3, (K2Tog but do not slip off the needle, then insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts and knit the first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
14. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
16. K3, (K2Tog but do not slip off the needle, then insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts and knit the first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, YO, K2Tog, K1
18. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
20. K3, (K2Tog but do not slip off the needle, then insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts and knit the first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
22. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
24. K3, (K2Tog but do not slip off the needle, then insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts and knit the first st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, YO, K2Tog, K1
26. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
28. K3, (K2, P2) repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3
30. Cast off in pattern.
Crochet Buttons:


Make 3
Magic Circle: VIDEO
Round 1. Use the magic circle method to join 6 SC.(or chain 6 & join with a slip stitch)
Round 2. 2 DC in each stitch, join using a slip stitch.
Finish leaving a long tail for sewing the button on.




This pattern is for personal and non-profit use only.
You may not sell items made from this pattern.

I play with dolls.

Blythe dolls are one of my obsessions. I know it's a little weird, but I don't care.
This is Flora. She's wearing a crochet hat & knit sweater made by me. I love to make little clothes and stuff for them! It's instant gratification.. almost. Nice for me since I usually have about 5 projects going on at any given time. You can see all of the little fashions I've made here if you like. I also sell them here.  =)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I love being outside.

Did some work in the garden today.. I have missed being outside so much! Also did some spring cleaning in the garage. Lovely day, and my favorite neighborhood stray came by to help. =)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Stationary and Blog!


My mom had these made for me, aren't they sweet? They're made by Rifle Paper Co. Apparently she got farm cash for buying them.. that woman and her farmville obsession cracks me up! Currently working on writing up my first knitting pattern. Kelsey is going to model it for me in the next couple days, then it should be ready to publish. That's why I decided to start this blog, I needed a place to put it. Also looking forward to sharing my crafty stuff with other crafty folk who may happen upon it.