Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bunny Puppet

Last night I started knitting a bunny hand puppet prototype. I still don't know how I'll add the arms in and make it work. But sometimes you have to take a leap and go in a new direction even if it's uncomfortable. I also started a new blog called Tricksy Puppets and made a Hug a Puppet treasury yesterday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Teddy Bear

This one was fun to make.

Update: I just added it to my Etsy shop: Spankytease

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Crochet Star

Today I finished a gold norkel and a crocheted star. The star took me 3 tries and 2 hook sizes, but I finally got it finished. Hopefully the next one will go a lot quicker now that I know what I'm doing.

Gold Norkel and Gold Bear

It's after 2 AM so finishing will have to wait for another day.

Desktop still life.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Those Etsy people

Unlike most people on Etsy, when my items expire I usually don't relist them. I feel that gives people the incentive to make a buying decision when they want something, because it may not be around 6 months from now. It also keeps the store fresh.
Well, this morning I checked my main shop and it was almost empty because so many things had expired. It was down to one page. So I added 3 new items right then and there. I added a pirate voyager cap, a red scarf and a water bottle carrier.

Monday, February 18, 2008

President's Day weekend

Sat. and Sun. were just a blur. I worked on many things but didn't finish anything. Crafts are like that sometimes. I went to Joann's fabrics on both days to look for costume patterns in their .99 sale. The Buena Park store was really picked over. I had better luck on Sunday at the Joann's in Pasedena, but there is yet one pattern for corsets that was sold out at both stores.

Sunday I went to an event where I spent most of the day teaching 2 people to knit. So I got very little knitting done myself. Mostly I demonstrated things and then ripped them out again.

Today (Monday) I am so tired. So I finished knitting a hat. I just have the ends to sew in, but my right thumb was cramping, so no more knitting for me today. My bf unexpectedly took the day off of work, so I had to scrap my sewing plans because there just isn't enough room in here with another person underfoot. He's trying to make arrows, and I don't know where I'd put the sewing table where it wouldn't block him from his project. Sigh.

The moon is beautiful tonight.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cross Stitch

I got some vintage cross stitch books at the used bookstore and had a scrap of Aida cloth my bf's mom got at a yard sale, so I thought I'd do a little cross-stitching today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Poopty Swear Bear

Because even bears get the blues.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Crafting under the trees.

Today while everyone traisped up the hill for the archery shoot, I stayed behind and worked on a beaded five strand necklace that I've dubbed the "Confetti Necklace" and I started working on a bubblegum Norkel.
Things got a little exciting when I went to crimp my bead, and the crimper blade broke off! I'm definitely going to take those back to the store and see if they'll exchange them. It was a pleasant day for outdoor crafts. Should I feel guilty that other parts of the USA are still deep in snow?

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Barely Pink Baby Hat

Knitted on a knitting loom with one strand of pink acrylic yarn and one strand of white acrylic yarn.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Corset Tutorial

This will give you the jist of making a corset. However they forgot about the boning (uhoh). Still it's fun to watch.

Sometimes I'm so silly

For the last few days I've been lamenting that I had no more canvases to paint and no money to buy more until I sell something. Then today I suddenly remembered I have a whole bunch of hard shelled gourds I've been meaning to paint, so I spent the afternoon scrubbing them and getting them ready for art projects.

A new beading project

Hypnotic Spiral Heart Pin

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Krazydad Kaleidoscopes

Today I found a kaleidoscope making tool here:
I had the best time making kaleidoscopes. I saved my favorites and added them to Flickr. You just find the url of the photo you want to use and load it to the program. It was so much fun I couldn't stop! I think I made 40 of them.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Happy Mardi Gras!


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Today I'm working on more copper wire pendants. They are a lot of fun and a great use for some of the beads I didn't know how to use up.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Knitted Copper Cuff

I finally got to move this from my UFO pile to my finished pile. Well almost...I still have to add some hooks.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Swear Bear

My first swear bear and a new alien and a pen pal pin.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Best Friends Forever Freeform Star

I haven't decided yet if this will be a hanging ornament, a pin, a sachet or a pincushion. Or maybe I'll hang it from a mobile.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Moss and Sage Knitted Hat

I have so many complicated projects going, I started to panic when I couldn't find one I could finish in time for today's post. Then my eye landed on this green hat. All that was left to do was sew in loose ends. I had taken it to a craft fair and put it up for sale when I realized it wasn't quite finished, and there it's been sitting on the 'to-do' pile ever since. So Yay! It's done now and hopefully I can sell it.