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Dec 14, 2017

DIY Watercolor Kits

The present I made my Crafternoon gals this year were mini watercolor kits.

DIY Watercolor Kits

After searching for an inexpensive pan option, I bought some eyeshadow sets from a dollar store then took out all of the eyeshadows and washed the plastic. Next, after much deliberation, I picked the twelve colors for the palettes, carefully added them to the eyeshadow pans, and waited for them to dry.

DIY Watercolor Kits

The kits also have a color map included so there is no guessing as to what the colors will look like. To finish off the kit, I cut some watercolor paper into 6" x 6" squares so they could make lovely art.

Dec 12, 2017

Lettering

I've started on this painting that will primarily be a quote from A Christmas Carol with some decoration and this is my progress so far:

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You definitely need to step back and look at it from about 15 feet away for it to look okay. I'm thinking of scrapping these wiggly lines and buying some paint pens to try again. I should probably sketch out the quote next time instead of just going for it. Eh, planning. 

Dec 7, 2017

Ear Flaps

When I was considering purchasing yarn for my pillow weaving I saw this great yarn that was on sale. While in the store I did a quick Ravelry search and found a hat pattern from my favorites that suited the yarn so I bought two skeins! Here is my knitting progress:

Knit Earflap Hat WIP

I did make a mistake, adding the wrong number of increases between the ear flaps, so the seed stitch doesn't line up and I need to undo a round and a half. It is a really quick knit, my mistake made me a bit discouraged so put down my needles. Need to finish this one soon so I can return the library book I borrowed!

Dec 5, 2017

More Wool Dryer Balls

Last year for my blogiversary I made felted wool dryer balls as a giveaway with the plans to make some more. This last week I've finally made up more!

Felted Wool Dryer Ball
Felted Wool Dryer Ball

These ones are a bit smaller than the last; I was able to make about three balls per skein of yarn compared to the two per skein I made for the giveaway. (I think this is generally the size of ones you can buy.) Two of the balls are for me and the others are going to family and friends. Hurrah for easy presents!

Nov 30, 2017

TP Roll Binoculars

The other science themed upcycled gift I made was this pair of toilet paper roll binoculars! They were a big hit! To make them I used some hot glue to secure the two rolls together then gave them a coat of paint. Next I added yarn so they could be worn around the neck for quick access when needing to look at something in the distance (or close up).

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