Tag Archives: Supplies

Infinity Scarf

6 Feb

Here’s hoping it’ll actually get cold this winter, because I *finally* made something for myself…

 

Yup, it’s an infinity scarf in my favorite color and

 

stitch (the Crazy Stitch, obviously).

 

Think I’ll get to wear it before the baby makes his debut in April?

it'll surely be winter again some day!

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Good Lord! I Have A Blog!

13 Sep

How do you like that?  A BLOG!  I should probably post some things occasionally; I hear that’s how this whole blogging thing works.  AAAAAnd, since I really failed at posting this summer, I’ve got a ton of cool project stuff to show you, so the posts will be prolific for a while! Yay!

Let’s start with this. It lived its first life as a horrible (HORRIBLE) fake oil painting of a little boy that our neighbors unceremoniously dumped in the trash.  Can you guess what it is now?

Well, friends, I’ll tell you.  It’s a triple threat: part wall-hanging, part earring holder, part AWESOME!

And SOMEONE will be getting it for Christmas (although I’m keeping my owl earrings – they’re too awesome to share).  =)

I made a free standing earring holder too:

No tiny pictures to display? No problem!

I’m not sure you can see the earrings in this shot, but they’re my absolute favorite pair – they’re little olive trees – Husband got them for me when we were on Honeymoon in Spain & Gibraltar, and I wear them *almost* every day.

I found a pattern to make these on Ravelry (here’s the link: http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=FREE011), but I ended up using my own pattern in the end – it’s the same general idea, just a different stitch.

I may make a few more of these – they’re a really cool way to use up frames that don’t match your decor (or frames that have weird shaped picture slots) and they work up really quickly! Upcycled organizational gifts, hoooooooooo!  =)

FPF: Dog Bone Ami

27 May

Wanna make a cute little bone for your cute little puppy friend?

Yeah, I thought you might.

Here’s the pattern, courtesy of Ginny over at Sunflowers at Home (you can also find it for FREE, of course, on Ravelry!)

Dog Bone Ami

1: work 6 sc in a magic circle

2: work 2 sc in each (12 sc)

3: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) 6 times (18 sc)

4: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc), FO.

REPEAT rounds 1-4 but do not fasten off.

5: sc in each of the next 12 stitches, sc in any sc of the first circle made, sc in next 23 stitches of the first circle, sc in the next stitch of the original circle and in the remaining 11 sc (48 sc).

6: sc in 11, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 21 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in last 10 stitches (44 stitches).

7: sc in 10 (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 18 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in the last 8 stitches (38 stitches).

8: sc next 2 stitches together, (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 6 times (31 stitches).

9: (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch (26 stitches).

10: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch. (21 stitches).

11: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 4 times, sc in last stitch (17 stitches).

12-24: sc around.  FO.

Repeat from the beginning to make the second side of the bone.  Stuff each end (add a squeaker if you’d like), and sew the two sides together.

Now then.  Can I get a VOILA?  YAY!

Charming!

27 Apr

I may have had a few beads left over from my earRINGringRING experiment.

I may need to step slowly, carefully away from the beads.

Buddha charm!

It may be in everyone’s best interest to send me to some sort of beady rehab facility.

is it just me, or does that little guy have a moustache?

I may or may not have done a Google search for Bead Crafters Anonymous.

I may or may not have spent a small fortune having Amazon overnight ship me more beaderific supplies.

Yeah, me and Amy Winehouse are like, BFFs now. We hang out on the weekends and everything.

Bead-hab, anyone?   *grin*

Free Pattern Friday: Zombie Stress Ball

8 Apr

Alright, so I’ve been a little stressed.  Between Husband’s wallet getting stolen (at YOGA class no less… talk about bad karma!), having house guests for most of the month of March, picking up two new cases at work, and the unexpected passing of my cousin, I’ve had very little time to commit any serious hookery.

In honor of my stressful stress from Stress Town (and because I really, truly haven’t had any time for crafting lately), I offer for your hooking pleasure this little gem, designed by Liz of EpicxCloth.  Enjoy!

 

Lil’ Zombie Stress Ball

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DIFFICULTY: Shamefully easy

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Materials= 2 colours of yarn (1 for body, 1 for braaaaains), 2 safety eyes, embroidery thread

Hook = Whatever you like! The smaller the hook & yarn the smaller your Zombie. I used a 3.5mm for this and it makes the little guy palm sized.

CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
ST= Stitch
FO = Finish Off
DEC = Decrease

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Body

Foundation = Magic ring 6
Round 1= 2 SC in each ST around
Round 2= 1 SC in the next ST then SC twice in next ST – do this till end of round
Round 3= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then SC twice in next ST – do this till end of round
Round 4= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then SC twice in next ST – do this till end of round
Round 5= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then SC twice in next ST – do this till end of round
Rounds 6 -16= SC around ((Don’t forget to stuff the foot!))
Round 17= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then DEC – do this till end of round
Round 18= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then DEC – do this till end of round
((Add in safety eyes & stuffing here! Also stiches your lil guy a mouth with the embroidery thread.))
Round 19= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then DEC – do this till end of round
Round 20= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC – do this till end of round
FO

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Arms (make 2)

Foundation = Magic ring 6
Round 1-7= 2 SC in each ST around
FO and stuff.

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Braaaaaaaaaaaains

There is no pattern for this, but the idea is to make a very jagged, flat swatch of fabric that you can sew to the head of your zombie. Tips: change between chaining one at the end of your round and not.

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Sew the arms to the side of the Zombie. Now using the same colour thread you made your brains with, sew the brains to the top of you Zombie’s head – just before you finish off sewing on the brains stuff them with some fiberfill! That way they are extra buldgey :D.

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What do we want? Braaaaaainnnnnsssss….
When do we want it? Braaaaaainnnnnsssss….

 

Thanks for the pattern, Liz!  I ❤ Zombies!  })i({

Beaddiction

16 Mar

I know I promised to give up the beads.  I know.  I KNOW.  But I just wanted to try one more thing.

 

What if I CROCHET the beads???

It started off well…

Things were actually going pretty good for a while.

 

SFSG!

Then a thing happened.

Then another thing happened.

 

mrow?

Then I realized…

…Fail beads are fail. (I know, I know… the Storm Trooper is a bit of a stretch, but Google thought he was a great example of an Epic Fail).

Sorry, beads.  I give up.  For now…

 

Happy Beads are Happy!

28 Feb

So, what’s a girl to do with a whole bunch of sentimentally important beads she recently cut out of their hempy, hippie homes?

WHY, make wine glass charms, of course!

…can’t make wine glass charms without a *little* bit of crochet…

And the best part?  These little bad boys are hinged, so they’re easy to remove!

(Why, yes, OBVIOUSLY I had to drink a bit of wine while I made them…)

And, because I never, EVER get carried away, I absolutely did NOT go digging through my craft supplies for more beads, which I ABSOLUTELY did not turn into more wine glass charms.  Nope.  Not even a little bit.

 

these beads used to be a bracelet...

 

I removed this butterfly from an anklet to make it bracelet-sized. Let's face it... grown ups don't wear anklets, either.

 

these guys are from The Bead Mine in Pittsburgh... gosh, I miss Pittsburgh.

AAAAAnywho, no more sad comments, okay friends?  I have now upcycled, repurposed, and otherwise transformed my very favorite beady beads into functional, pretty, *way* more adult-ish type things.  YAY!

Pinot Noir, anyone?  =)