Friday, December 22, 2006
Generic Co-worker: "I didnt know you knew how to knit."
Me: "I don't - yet. This is crochet"
Generic Co-worker: "What are you knitting?"
Me: "Nothing. But I am crocheting this cute insert project name here."
I got a Stitch n Bitch knitters calendar from a friend at work. The only problem is that I don't know how to knit.
I've been planning on learning the fine art of knitting. I can now cast on. The knit stitch, however... Well, let's just say that now I know why it's called Stitch n Bitch. Grrrrrrrrr
There is hope! Here is a site that has video to help those of us knittingly challenged!! I'm going to knit that stitch yet!!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I have the best swap partner EVER!! Gishygoo is going to be married soon, has two kitties and likes primary colors, bags, hanging picture frames, and unique refrigerator magnets.
List of supplies from the Dollar Store:
- Ugly photo album
- Cream colored fleece scarf
- Cream colored tassel ornaments
- Gold glitter glue sticks (ignore the silver ones in the pic)
- Large clear marble magnets
- Plain wooden heart plaque
- Window shaped frame
- Plain Frame
- Pearl Bracelet
- White Tulle circles
A photo album that could be used as is, or as part of a centerpiece or decoration.
Some pretty little accessories. (I bought a pearly bracelet matched nicely with the fabric covered items.) I made three sets of earrings.
“Save the Date” set of magnets, and a fabric covered one. (sorry about the blurry pic)
My personal fave - a handpainted Rose Garden Window frame that makes me think of my own rose garden. The red tulle is supposed to be like sheer curtains.
I used some leftover silky material that has an Oriental feel to it to jazz up this frame.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
A UFO is an UnFinished Object. Usually pertaining to crafty objects of any medium that will sit waiting patiently to become a beautiful piece of work. This term can also be applied to non-crafty projects.
You might have a UFO if:
- You cannot tell what the UFO is supposed to look like anymore, because you have been off on other crafty ventures.
- You have a craft area/house from hell because you have so many UFOs.
- You keep calling them WIP (Works in Progress) because it sounds better than UnFinished Object.
- You have several projects started, each in its own bag.
- Each UFO project bag has everything needed to finish said project, including instructions and a picture of the finished project.
- You expect your children to finish those projects should you meet an untimely demise
Monday, November 06, 2006
I got my package today!! I LOVE everything!! (I don't take pics as good as she does, so I saved the images she took - hope you don't mind, mimik!)
A really cute purse with a cupcake on it (and candy!!)
A black T shirt with a matching cupcake
A lemon bar stuffie (looks good enough to eat!)
Friday, October 27, 2006
I used a variation of this pattern. I was already halfway done with it when I realized I had the wrong sized hook. I just kept going because it's a few days before Halloween, and I don't know if I will see my friend before then.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Edit: This swap proved to be challenging, as well as educational. I learned all about my new sewing machine, and that I don't like working with silky type material.
We have both received our packages from each other!
Sweet Treats Swap Round 3 Gallery
Item # 1: A bag inspired by Urban Outfitters Button Bag
detail on bag
Item # 2: Crocheted Cupcake Purse
Item # 3: Chocolate Chip Cookie Pin Cushion
Item # 4: Sculpey Fancy Chocolate Magnets
Edit: I wasnt able to make these for her...
Item # 5: Sweet Notecards and envelopes
(on the back of every card)
Blue with Cutout Star
Cream with Embossed Flowers
Green with Cutout Swirls
Pink with Cutout Ribbon
Purple with Cutout Hearts
Thursday, September 28, 2006
I got my package yesterday!
I Love everything!!
It was like Christmas - she individually wrapped everything. I never even thought of doing that.
Here is the wrapping paper:
Two awesome bracelets and matching earrings
"Skellington" Purse (that my daughter keeps trying to steal)
Apple candle (for my apple kitchen)
Tall yellow smiley candle (cuz I love smileys) - those postal workers put a sticker over where she wrote "Glass".
Blue candle-type ring and 4 white votives (for my nautical living room)
Friday, September 22, 2006
- I can only spend $10 - very difficult for a dollar store addict to do!
- I can only send three things.
Now that I have that off my chest, on with the show! I really do hope she likes everything! It's different because I don't personally know her. Family and friends always feel obligated to like what I make. I tell them they can tell me the truth. I WANT THE TRUTH!! I CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!
Stuff I bought:
Large Clear Glass Marbles ~ $1
Oval Blue Glass Marbles ~ $1
Frame ~ $1
Round Box ~ $1
2 packs Rhinestones ~ $2
Socks ~ $1
Stickers ~ $1
Tape ~ $1
Shoelaces ~ $1
Stuff on hand:
Edit: We have both recieved our packages from each other.
(I sent more than 3 items)
Marble Magnets (that match the Frame)
Top row: Cuddy, Foreman
Bottom row: Cameron, Wilson
Skull Jewelry Box
Inside and Front view
Crocheted Skull Purse
Skull Choker (my first shrinky dink project ever!!)
Inuyasha Keychain/Backpack Pull (my second shrinky dink project)
Skeleton Socks and Yugi-Oh stickers
Amazing Race (to the Dollar Store) Purse