Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Time!

Summer time is my favorite :) School is out, work is starting up, and it's time to tighten up and get in that bikini.
I don't know what exactly got me going yesterday but I was looking at underwater crochet creatures and I just fell in love with the work in this shop!

Cornflower Blue Studio

So I decided to pick a color theme, a piece of cardboard and take a whack at it. What I came across pattern wise was a lot of work for reef awareness. It has really motivated me to make a piece, see how I feel about it, and see where it takes me! So here we go, my first mini reef WIP!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cross Stitching

Soo I bought a cross stitch pattern from Bombastitch on Etsy. This is my first attempt at this and I've hit a few bumps but I've gotten 95% (maybe 100% by the end of the night) in two days. I love it. The idea of making pictures out of thread in a fraction of the time it would take me to crochet a picture. Sky's the limit with cross stitching and there are soooo many websites that will turn pictures into grids. I think as soon as I get some extra income I might go crazy buying thread and Aida cloth.
I also wanna share my current major project, another huge blanket! It's hard to tell what it is but it's a storm trooper helmet, it's going to be awesome!!
I also have an idea for something I want to try to sell, DIY kits for granny square blankets. I was going to make granny squares and use 8-bit or 16-bit video game characters for the pattern for DIY granny square character blankets. I'll keep you posted in that!

Monday, June 18, 2012


   Blah where do I start? I really admire the people who each day (heck, even just once a week) take time out of their lives and post pictures, write loooong entries, and respond to their followers. I wish I had the attention span! Well I'm back again. After a long hiatus I'm back. My summer officially starts this Sunday. I got into the local university, in a new relationship, and on a new diet (see how long that last, hah). What an overhaul I've had. Well I don't have much to write about at this very second. Still crocheting and spinning yarn. <3 Trying new ways of getting a little extra income with my Etsy account while I'm in between work, which starts up in August!
   I'm thinking about posting some of my hand spun yarn on Etsy but I have no idea how much to list them for! I paid probably $3-$4 an ounce for the fiber itself and my time spinning and blah! Something to think on I guess :) Whats the most you spent on hand spun yarn?

Talk at you soon!

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