Oct 16, 2014

Wrist Warmer Knit Along

I'm hosting a knit along this November. My Modified Alice Wrist Warmer pattern is my most popular and my hands are never warm enough so we will be knitting wrist warmers or wristlets!

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Starting November 1 we'll start stitching with looms or needles (knitter's choice) any wrist warmer or wristlet pattern. If you plan on loom knitting, I suggest you consider my Alice Wrist Warmers or Zoe's Elphaba Fingerless Glovettes!

Find your pattern and some yarn and join me in two weeks to knit along!

Oct 14, 2014

Himmeli Heart

The other day I decided to follow a tutorial from one of my Bloglovin' bookmarks and I made this 3D geometric heart.

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It is made with straws and wire and was really simple. You can make one too; the tutorial is at Vintage Revivals: Geometric Himmeli Heart Tutorial.

Oct 9, 2014

Easel Phone Stands

I saw this adorable idea from Michaels and had to DIY. Check out these cute phone stands:

Easel phone stand
Easel phone stands

They are just those tiny easels you can find at most craft stores that I painted, let dry, then put my phone on. CUTE! And totally easy!

Oct 7, 2014

Human Beans

More DIY book knitting. This little guy is a catnip toy I knit following the Human Beans pattern from Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec.

Human Bean Catnip Toy

I sewed a tiny pillow filled with catnip to stuff inside. Winslow likes him and so do I.

Human Bean Catnip Toy
Human Bean Catnip Toy

This was a very very quick knit. So quick I might make more!

Oct 2, 2014

Vintage Phone Painting

It's finished and hanging on my wall!!!

Vintage Phone Painting

After my last update I added highlights and shadows to give the phone more dimension then added the writing and a cord. The cord is attached through two eyelets I added to the canvas. Here are two close ups:

Vintage Phone Painting
Vintage Phone Painting

And the full telephone:

Vintage Phone Painting

I am very pleased with how it turned out and a little impressed with my painting skills. It makes me want to paint more.

Sep 30, 2014

Headband

I helped a friend make some headbands and made one myself with some leftover fabric from the utilitarian apron.

Headband

Check out my awesome blue glass head!

Sep 25, 2014

Violets

After reading Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw for Craft Book Club I considered making an extravagant hat with ostrich feathers, but I didn't have any ostrich feathers and it seemed like quite an undertaking so I painted some violets on a cork coaster instead.

Violets Cork Coaster
 
This was a quick little project. I chose to paint flowers because Eliza Doolittle was a Flower Girl, selling violets on the street. 

Our next Craft Book Club book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I'm hoping to get into the Halloween spirit!

Sep 23, 2014

Pie Pumpkins

My New England Pie Pumpkins are ready! I've still got a bit of pumpkin purée in my freezer from last year, I better start making some pumpkin treats! Do you have any suggestions?

New England Pie Pumpkins

Sep 18, 2014

The Double Knit Cowl

It's actually done! I've had several problems, mostly when starting, but I'm  finally finished with the cowl!

Double Knit Cowl
Double Knit Cowl

Now I have more color work experience and have completed two double knit projects! I still have several knitting projects in my queue, two more from my DIY books and a few Christmas presents. Have you any handmade holiday presents in the works?

Sep 16, 2014

Painting a Telephone II

All the colors are down, I need to add the  highlights/shadows and the phone cord! I'm excited to finish and hang it!

Phone painting