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Jan 18, 2018

String Art In Progress

Tuesday was our latest Crafternoon get together; Chelsea and I made string art. Well, Chelsea finished a cute elephant that I didn't get a picture of, and I got this far:

String Art WIP

What do you think it looks like? I'm not sure it looks like what it is supposed to represent, but I'm going to continue wrapping the string and decide if it's garbage once I'm done. It's supposed to be mountains (I'll be adding snowy bits). Is that what you guessed? I think it looks more like clouds or a blob right now.

Jan 11, 2018

Fabric Wrapped Lampshade WIP

Since the washi tape was peeling up in areas, I've decided to redo the plant light! So far I've removed the washi (that was really stuck in some areas and difficult to remove) and started wrapping the lampshade with strips of fabric. Here is my progress so far:

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Jan 9, 2018

Ear flap Hat

My first knitting project of the year is complete! I finished the earflap hat I started at Thanksgiving!

Knit Earflap Hat
Knit Earflap Hat
Knit Earflap Hat

I was feeling a bit silly was taking the photos, but this hat definely calls for silly. The pattern is Laura Irwin's Fawn Earflap Hat which isn't silly by itself, but paired with the fun Chunky Boho yarn in the Singapore Sling colourway, it is very silly. I did make a few modifications to the pattern since my gauge was not right, my head is small, and I was running out of yarn. The changes were all for the crown of the hat; I shortened it majorly and changed up the decreases by alternating placement and knitting through the back loop (which made them less noticeable and used less yarn). I haven't added any ties to the ends of the flaps, I may add a button and an elastic loop instead of ribbons to secure the flaps on top. What are your thoughts?

Jan 4, 2018

Watercolors

For the first Crafternoon of the year, using the watercolor kits I made, Chelsea an I tried our hands at some watercoloring. Here are some of the paintings we made, the kitty is mine, the sky and trees are Chelsea's, and the color blob that was supposed to look like a galaxy is mine... I need more practice.

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