I first shared this poster while it was in progress, about a year ago. I'm happy to report it is now finished and adorning our craft room wall. While I don't follow astrology predictions, I do enjoy learning about the signs, the constellations behind them and what patterns are observed for each sign. I used fine tip… Continue reading Zodiac Fuzzy Poster – Complete!
I've been experimenting with new materials a lot lately and one of them is T-shirt yarn! T-shirt yarn is basically a long strip of t-shirt fabric that can be used as a heavy weight yarn for any craft. Last year when I started my venture into designing for Darby Smart, I picked several skeins of… Continue reading DIY Tshirt headbands & accessories
One of my latest crafty acquisitions has been this fantastic phone strap kit. The official name is "Happy Sweets Elegant Creamy Clay Kit" in Chocolate. I've seen many videos on YouTube about people using these and they make it look so easy! But I gave it a try anyway! Note: You cannot eat anything in… Continue reading D.I.Y. Phone Strap Kit
Leave it to me to buy something and completely misunderstand what its even for. Silly. Silly. Me. I recently purchased a pink Sticker Making Pen over at Jlist under the assumption that it was some kind of roll on glue you used to make common paper sticky like stickers. No, it just turns out it's… Continue reading Sticker-Making Pen Tutorial
My grandma had an unfortunate accident while picking some fruit from a tree, and for the past few months she's been sitting around with a leg cast. I decided to make her a little lap blanket for christmas so she can cover her legs in case it's too breezy. This little gift is on its… Continue reading Lap blanket for Grandma
I sometimes like to challenge myself with old patterns and I also enjoy checking out what kinds of garments folks liked to crochet in the old days. I havent ever finished a vintage crochet pattern (except this one), but its been on my to do list for a while. These are some of my favorite… Continue reading Finding Vintage Crochet Patterns
This is what happens when you buy something because it's fluffly and sparkly. I went to the craft store last week and came back home with a skein of Mary Maxim Mohair Glitter yarn after being mesmerized by the beautiful colors and the soft sparkly glow it had. Sparkles alone dont usually entrance me so… Continue reading Mohair Blues
I went to the beautiful Oregon coast a few weeks ago and we stopped at the lovely town of Garibaldi. There we visited a small antique shop, and while my boyfriend poured over some records I poured over some pattern books. Here are my latest acquisitions, $1 each!
I just submitted my name to enter the Schmancy Olympic Games this year! I get to make a plushie in one of several categories of sports (including Made up sport). I have no idea what Im going to make but I think it will turn out well. Im pretty excited. 🙂 http://plushyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/olympic-challenge.html