Saturday, May 31, 2008

I forget who I bought this "kitchen sink batt" from, but I've had it for a long time. Primarily a light yellow green, there is also a lot of grey, and a bit of pink, white, purple and other colors. It's also got some angelina for sparkle. As I started spinning it, it looked pretty hideous, but I loved it anyway. Plied together, the green became more prominent and the effect came out rather pretty, I think, though I wasn't sure anyone but me would like it.

But it's gotten a lot of views already, so either it's not too bad...or everyone else is as weirdly drawn to it as I am.

Thanks to lunaarcana, who has featured it in her treasury, I can kill you with my brain, which expires tomorrow night. Check it out. =)

Friday, May 30, 2008

EtsyFAST May Challenge: Flowers

In an attempt to prove to myself that my sewing mojo was not lost; I made this crochet hook case.

The outside is a soft sueded fabric, embellished with floral embroidery and shiny sequins.

The inside is a mix of black cotton and a black and gold brocade.

Look! It multi-tasks and holds double-pointed needles, too.

My fellow Big Damn Crafter, Siarh, featured the crochet hook case in the treasury, I Got Heathens Aplenty Right Here. I encourage you all to check out the shinies.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I completed my first upholstery project last weekend. The seat that goes with my sewing machine was in desperate need of a makeover:

Armed with a hammer, batting, fabric, and a staplegun, after about 2 hours of work, I had turned it into this:

I am pleased.
I made this knitting needle case last week:

I am not entirely happy with it. I like the way that it looks, but I found the fabric difficult to work with, and I didn't decide to do the ribbon edging until I had already sewn the seams, and so the edges are bulky and not as nice as I would like.

So...anyone want a slightly wonky needlecase?

Friday, May 09, 2008

I am having a good week, craft-wise. Last weekend was my first open studio in the new space. I got to hang out with geekpixie for a good chunk of both days, did a bunch of spinning, and made 2 sales. Woo! I also made 2 more sales through the etsy shop this week. GO ME!

I treated myself by buying these really beautiful hair sticks from fellow Big Damn Crafter, Siarh.

Let's see. I have plans to go to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival on Sunday. I tried to convince my dad and stepmother that it would be a fun Mother's Day event, and my dad actually seemed interested in it, but the timing didn't work out.

And now, to satisfy the need for pictures, here are some new-ish yarns

Hero of Canton:

Dragon Skin