Sunday, September 28, 2008

After not really having any sales from my shop for months, I am happy that things seem to be picking up a little. It is unfortunate that one of the items that I sold this month was reported MIA by the buyer, and I ended up having to refund her money. That was the autumn magnet board, too, so I am pretty broken-hearted about it, seeing that I almost didn't put the thing up for sale at all, because I liked it so much. Plus, I don't understand how something in a 24" x 24" x 3" box goes missing. But that's how life is, I guess.

Anyway, I had a breakthrough in making tiny pom poms for my mini Jayne hats this morning. In case you don't remember, the previous incarnations looked like this:

Though cute, in a Ma Cobb kind of way, I really wanted them to be more pom pom like. And finally, after constructing my own 3/4" pom pom maker (and yes, I know they sell pom pom makers in that size, but they are like $6, and I have only seen them online), they now look like this:

Pretty cunning, don't ya think?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sorry it has taken me so long to post (life has been a little on the crazy side), but I received 3 awesome little guys from my partner in the Stuffie Swap.

First, she made me these adorable representations of my kitties, Kolya and Gwydion:

Kolya is slightly smaller and a little bit devious. Gwydion is big, lovable, and a bit dense. They look just like my boys and I love them. (and yes, Gwyd's eyes really are 2 different colors)

And then there was also a "flying purple people eater":

It's one-eyed, and one-horned! And it's got happy faces in it's belly (or on it's belly). I think it is hilarious, and I brought it in to work to help cheer me up when I am having a bad day.

I haven't received word from my partner that her stuffie has reached her, and other than that, my own crafting has been somewhat uninspired these last few weeks. I am working on a new stripey scarf as a gift for a friend, but otherwise not a whole lot has been going on. I do have plans to get together with a friend this weekend for some crafting time, so here's hoping I will find my long-lost inspiration.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More scarves!

I was a crocheting fool last weekend. In addition to the scarf I made for a friend, and the silly ruffled neckwarmer, I also made 6 other stripey scarves, in various colors:

They are all about 3 inches wide, and range from 5 feet to 7 feet long. Fun!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

No, this is the silliest thing I have ever made

A friend saw the lacy, sparkly pink scarf I made last week, and asked me to make her one. I still had plenty of that novelty yarn left, so I made her a similar scarf.

And then, my inner, pretty-pretty-princess got the better of me, and I got it in my head to make this, using the remainder of that yarn:

Yes. It is pink. And sparkly. And ruffled. It's also incredibly warm. I like how the design came out, and I might need to make one for different colors, of course.

I think I need to dig out every black yarn I have and make something from them, just to balance this out.
I received a couple of cool items from my Dresden Dolls swap partner. I got a funky fabric choker with a chunky piano keys pendant. This is definitely a unique item, and I think it is cool:

I also got a green and black striped neckwarmer. It's so cute, and I found it it is also just the right size to wear as a headband, though I didn't get a pic of that.

And then, I got this adorable handpainted bag. This was based off of one of my favorite pics.

So all in all, it was a great swap.