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Wednesday, November 29, 2006


My scrap yarn blanket. It's similar to a granny square. Done in all dc around the box with 3 dc ch2 3dc in the corners. I have no restrictions on yarn as far as weight. If I use something in smaller weight in 1 row I use a bulkier weight in the next to even it out its working pretty well.. I'm also currently collecting small amounts of scraps on all my x-mas projects and I'm joining them to make hippy style hats for myself.

This isn't really a work in progress but its more of I plan to make one of these again after x-mas. I really loves how my plastic bag purse came out & I have started collecting the extra thick bags for another. Grocery bags worked fine but I really like how smooth the finished product was with the thicker bags.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Halloween Hats

some hats I made & sold over halloween with my knify knitter. The pumpkin has a crocheted stem, leaf & vine. The grapes hat has crocheted balls, leaf & vine. On the candy corn had I removed it from the loom using the square toe method you use when making socks.

Craft Swaps

Oh how I missed craft swaps.....I think I stopped for too long & now I'm over compensating for lost time.
Here are some things I made lately.
Dollar store swap:
I made a scrapbooking tote & wallet out of 4 dishtowels
and some knitted slippers using this loom pattern.
Which you can use the small blue knifty knitter to make.

For my tiny little dog swap I made a cute little treat jar with my swap partner's dogs name on it. The doggie bones on top were sealed with Modge Podge which actually makes a pretty good lacquer after a couple coats. Then I made a retractable leash saddle bag. I think I may make another one of these for next summer. It came out a little wonky because I was working without a pattern & had only seen one in a catalogue once but it works. Next time I think I will just make 1 big elastic loop then attach the pockets. Anyways what this is for is to carry treats, poop bags, your keys, or even to have a little water bowl for the dog. I also made some little puppy size squeekers out of felt. And the doggie shirt was made from 1 fleece scarf. I cant believe I got that much fabric from 1 scarf I may have to make another one for chiquita.

I'm currently in a Hat/Glove swap. I hope my partner likes the stuff I made I thought it was a pretty cool idea, I'm just worried if the color stitch combo may be too much. I swear I'm becoming more conservative as I get older its so weird.
I'm also in a World of Warcraft swap for chuckles. Can I just say GRRRRRRRRRR at trying to come up with ideas for something you have no clue about. But honestly I think the stuff I have made is pretty creative since I have no clue about anything on that stupid game.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ok so I secretly love making baby items. But what I really love is making baby items that look like minature adult clothing or making things for babies that an adult could never wear because they are totally off the wall. Like a 35yr old man could never wear an outfit that looks like a big teddy bear (unless its halloween) but I bet he could when he was 3mos old.

So 2 of my friends are planning a little one & I have started making items when I don't have a current project. Can I just say how hard it is to think of androgenous baby items that aren't the typical blah yellow & green. What I plan is to make an item here & there as the months go on and then present them with a huge bag of hats, booties, blankies etc in various sizes at the shower. Hopefully they will be preggers soon so I can get down to girly or boy things. Here are a few hats I have made so far.

The big leaf on the pumpkin hat was from this pattern I cant find the hat pattern but it was easy to make the ridges just do a fpdc in even amounts around the hat to make the ridges.

Monday, August 28, 2006

I think I may try these cute little imitation ugg booties for one of my future projects.....just as soon as someone around me is preggers again

Friday, August 18, 2006

Knitting Oiy!

Ok so if you havent noticed I'm a hooker not a knitter......not that I have anything against knitting. It looks great, it moves well BUT god does it take freakin FOREVER!!!! Sooooo I bought one of those knifty knitter sets because I wanted to try one & I had a 40% off coupon for hobby lobby. I really love how knit hats look but I so don't have the patience nor do my hands have the stamina to complete anything on regular needles. I must say I really like the knifty knitter....granted it still takes a while but I think its a lot easier to manipulate so no strain on my already overworked hands & everthing comes out looking pretty good. Here are some of the hats I have made for myself for this winter.....very basic but perfect size for my big melon.

This brown one was made from a recycled thrift store sweater that I was going to sell the yarn I took from it on ebay......but I feel in love with the wool & had to keep it. I had to knit it with 2 strands held together because it was pretty fine & a little fragile

The fuzzy hat was made with a light brown cheapy acrylic & this weird yarn that looked almost like a thin rope with puff balls here & there I got at the dollar tree. I love it I think it looks like something you would see in some sheep hearder who lives in the mountains of BFE wearing

Both the blue & the green hats were made from leftovers in the same color ranges

Doggy clothes

This is my baby & her winter ensemble isn't she so freakin cute.

Very easy to make from fleece. Cut one rectangle that is the length of your dog from the back of their neck to their tale......the width is 1/2 what your dog measures around its tummy(make wider if you want it to come down farther on the dog. Now measure around your dogs neck. Divide that number by 2, add 1/2 to one inch to that number (depends on how much overlap you want for the velcro) & you have the 2 pieces that go around the neck....The piece under the belly is the other 1/2 of what you measured you dog around its middle and its width is measured from the back of your dogs front paws to about 2-3 in before their naughty bits (2in for girls & 3in or more for boys).

I like to use 2 pieces of fabric for each piece for the really cold winters. Sew as directed below on the yellow lines....

Coca-Cola kitchen

Here are a few of the thing I have made or revamped for my kitchen. My g/f was allowed to pick the design of one room.....the kitchen. The design.....coca-cola.

Our ghetto fridge. A friend at work gave this to me when I bought my house last year. It had been in storage since god knows how long & it was FILTHY. Its missing those metal things on the doors that hold things in. The bottom shelve would cave in if it didnt have two drawers, some of the rubber is missing around the door & there is no light. Sooooooooo since it is pretty much going to be trashed when I can afford a new spiffy stainless steel one why not paint it right?

Its not completed yet......I couldnt find appliance paint in the obnoxious red I wanted so I used primer recomended by a dude at Homo Depot....unfortunately I didnt listen to myself and sand it prior so I had to basically redo the whole top portion because when I took off the tape I was using for lines the primer came with it.

When finished it will look like the old machines with the 5cent dispencers.

The rug in front is made from hot pads bought at the dollar tree, sewn together. Im going to eventually paint them to look like pop bottle caps

closeup of rug..........

the little box on top of the fride holds my extra dish sponges & was made of a recycled 12pack'll notice I'm notorious for reusing trash. I cant help being a hippy, it helps combat the consumerist that has pretty much been beaten into me by todays media

Sponge box......

I have also taken old soda bottle crates & turned them into a spice rack & storage for all my teas

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I was searching for the lowest priced yarn ball winder I could find & found this nifty little idea.