January 31, 2012
January 30, 2012
|he's only 2" tall!|
January 26, 2012
So I've been sick the past few days and knitting helps me pass the time at home without wearing myself out. Last night I made a valentines owl puff. I knit a similar one in greens today but I need more eyes to complete it. Maybe David will take me to the store where gets home, because I'm too doped up on Benadryl to drive anywhere.
Ps. Did y'all know poodle noses and paws are iPad compatible? Well, they are and Chuy let's me know it when he's tired of me playing on my iPad or phone...silly little pup!
January 25, 2012
My favorite kind of animal is a tiny knit one! I love making these little guys. I've done bunny nuggets, monster chunks, and now owl puffs. First of all, the names are fun enough, then you see how cute they are!
One of my old co-workers, and one who still works with David, has a birthday today. Ginger loves all things crafty as much as I do so I wanted to make her something small and sweet. I found the pattern on ravelry and fell in love. I can't wait to make more. I appreciate a kindred spirit who loves to make things to give to people, and Ginger is definitely one of those...plus she loves Jesus too!
Here's to cute owls and the amazing women in my life!
January 23, 2012
|yay for blurry pics|
The next day we went to Michael's and I bought an 8x10 canvas and some smaller/longer ones for some other crafting experiments (see my mini hall makeover from the other day). I had the soft gray fabric on hand already and picked the hooks up at Lowes. I simply cut the fabric to be a few inches larger than the canvas, stretched it around and stapled with our little staple gun. I then added 2 strips of thin white ribbon for a little pizzaz. I was going to find a patterned fabric but decided that might be too much with necklaces hanging in front. I like the simplicity the ribbon adds. Fianlly I screwed 9 hooks in. These were a mother to get in! The first one was easy, then they started getting dumb. I think some were screwed through a knot in the wood, and others through the layers where the corners are held together in the wood frame. Needless to say, my fingers were sore after the final hook.
To hang it in our bathroom I simply put 2 nails in the wall and set the top of the frame on them. I figured it's not holding a lot and is very likely to get bumped where it is so no need for a more complex hanging device.
January 20, 2012
In a last minute effort to make something cute that my cousin and her two pre-teen daughters would like, I created these. I found the bails at Michaels and thought a button might be fun.
I used each girl's favorite color. The big purple and green buttons are actually old buttons from our MeMaw. She has old tins full of old buttons that I get to raid. I loved getting to make something for her great granddaughters that held something old of hers.
I've since made one for myself with some awesome silvery black buttons and plan to make some more for my etsy shop soon. Do y'all like the buttons? Would anyone buy one of these?
January 19, 2012
I have been a bit absent from this area of my life the past month of so. Life gets real busy for me in December with crafting, Christmas singing, family gatherings and this year a road trip to Georgia for a friend's wedding and more singing.
This made for nearly a week of laying around like a bum doing nothing but snuggling with my pup, watching netflix, reading on my ipad, and basically training to be a world-class sloth. It was awesome. At one point I was seriously wondering if I was pregnant because my energy was just zapped and I craved chips and salsa all the time. ALL the time! I'm not, don't get excited if you're one of those out there picketing for a baby Wall as soon as possible (coughsophiecough).
A few relaxing days at home with the hubs and getting back on my iron pills to combat some anemia have really been the best cure. We finally got the Christmas tree and decor taken down and now I'm excited to decorate the apartment more and have a few craft projects waiting to be done and then documented here. My goal this year is to really get better at putting my crafting ventures on here. I mean I know Chuy the poodle is the cutest creature alive but there's only so many pictures I'm sure you want to see of him. For every chuy post I hope to have a craft post.
On that note...here's a cute, blurry pic of Chuy playing with his dead raccoon stuffy...
I have two knit monsters at home waiting to have some eyes attached to their empty heads then stuffed. Then I have to sew appendages on, which is where I really slow down, I hate finishing, so tedious. Hopefully these will be done soon and photographed for your viewing pleasure. Also hopefully soon because they were totally both intended as Christmas gifts....oops!