Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New things!

Last week I quit my 3rd job, as in I put in my two weeks prior and no longer do I have to work 65 plus hours a week! Really two jobs is enough for any one person...whew...time to breathe

You know what that means!! More crafting, less stressing. The past month or two have been havoc on me, and my crafting time. My car busted, an uncle died, a tooth got pulled on top of a sinus and double ear infection...YUCK

AND....micheals discontinued some yarn i was using in some baby crafts...which leaves me several things in limbo

on a plus side I got two new books that have inspired me to make more time to craft.

One is "Irresistible gifts to knit" by alan dart *from the bookzine section at Barnes and Nobles and Amigurumi KNits, patterns for 20 cute mini knits by Hansi Singh

Both are super cute and amazing photography, I can't wait to make a praying mantis or anglerfish complete with parasitic male!

I hope to post some photos soon of the MANY things I have made over the last month or two. :)

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Idle hands

<----Thats me folks Photo by salemburn Hey, I see you there....come join me in crocheting something cute and AWESOME Over the last month or so I have been job hunting, and it sucks. So I have alot of free time at night to crochet and knit for charity (over 50 hats, 3 blankets, 2 bonnets and 3 toys made!) and do whatever I want craft wise. Oddly enough, I have yet to become bored with it! It's been super amazing to sit down and read patterns and for the first time, make my own! Nothing worth posting yet, still getting the hang of it really. But it's a good start towards making my own pattern book! :) I wish I could remember all that I have made in the last month or two but it's been a blur.

For sure I made: two doggie sweaters that were actually a cat hoodie pattern, one for my friend's dog Bella (boston terrier) and one for my mum's dog (jack russell)

a cupcake and ice cream cone purse

mom tattoo heart

an amigurumi eel

a zombie hello kitty

a ami styled Kuromi that I free handed

a mini hello kitty that I designed upon a friend's request for something tiny for charity

nintento mushroom purse(based upon the cupcake purse pattern)

a jack skellington tea cozy

knitted zero

knitted wine cozy, pattern from (go there its awesome)

I also made some amigurumi veggies, elephant and baby blocks for my boyfriends new niece, she loved them and promptly drooled upon them as if to claim them as hers!

Needless to say that I am quickly running out of yarn! It's a great feeling to get so much done!

Sadly I only have a few pics from the above projects ENJOY!

PS (all patterns are hyperlinked to the description! Free patterns yeah!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Your craft partner sucks

The holidays are stressful, full of money worries, racing around and it seems less and less thought is put into gifts *not all, but alot* being in retail I rarely come across a customer who seems to really know the person they are shopping for.....and always end up getting a gift card or something on clearance *which is bad luck...LOL*


I was very excited over my gifts this Christmas. Normally I don't get much if anything at all, Bill spoiled me last year with a winter coat and this year our house was gifted with an awesome large box of ARCHIE MCPHEE goodness. awesome. My boyfriends step dad gave me 50 dollars, which I spent on a present for Tori (sadly I couldn't afford her one and this was a great opportunity that I couldn't pass up so she now has a large Indiana Jones car scene chase set!) and Tom gave me a coffin case purse! WOW! Never before have I had so many good things happen to me on a holiday.

I feel bad since these things are materialistic and that shouldn't be what makes the holidays great, but it was nice to get my oldest daughter something cool and rubbing giant devil duckies on my person was awesome, and coffins...pfft...always amazing!

But I was saddened the other day when I noticed a gal on my craftster group got totally hosed by her swap partner on a nightmare before xmas swap (i wasnt able to join this as I had school going on and didn't have the time)


she posted the pictures of what she made, needless to say I would have shat my pants to receive such amazing jack skellington goodies....but her partner.....sent her...well...crap... And i mean that in the most pooey part of the word. Poor gal received 5 items that were basically mundane (notebook, glass jar, cup) and were white poofy painted with jacks face....damn freakin sad......

So I wrote her telling her that I felt bad that she got crap for xmas. seriously....she got crap....and I wanted to be the person who turned that around. So I asked if she would send me her addy so I could make her some NBC stuff and make her (and her daughter) uber happy...and in return...I get nice warm

She is an amazing lady and the swap left a bad taste in her mouth, and her daughter and her were looking forward to seeing what they were going to get...and now....they will both get a chance to get something personal and hand made!

Already I have completed a skellington tea cozy and I plan on sending her my acrylic portraits of Jack and Sally that I did 8 years ago. More is in the works...and like always I will use what I have!


warm fuzzies nice things....for no other reason than it makes you feel good...

and maybe someday...I might make you a tea cozy too...


happy new year!