Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fairy Hats

I made these really cute fairy hats for my sisters. They're simple,too(the hats, not my sisters)! Just make a triangle wide enough to go around the child's hat and sew together, I used Paton's Cha Cha and Red Heart Super Saver held together, and used stockinette stitch.
Hat One for Hannah

Hat Two for Bekah

Here they are posing with their hats:


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Holiday Knitting

I bet many of you have got lots of holiday knitting or crafting to do! So do I, altho I am finding it difficult to keep motivated on one certain project.
What is everyone making? For my grandfather, I knitted a pillow. I always do. I used to sew them but then I got into knitting. He doesn't mind, he just likes getting a new pillow every Christmas :)
For my two little sisters, ages 6 and 8, I am knitting cardigans. This is what they have requested and I found a beautiful pattern HERE and even found some fur yarn on sale (altho I HATE that yarn. I now know why Hobby Lobby quit making it. Stuff is way to hard to work with.) I am using Joann Sensations Rainbow Classic in white to make both. The gauge works up the same as the Patons Shetland Chunky that the original designer used and for a lot less (okay, free for me, thank you grandma and grandpa. I did OFFER to pay for it!). I love the cardigan, how it looks and everything but it is so boring to make! It's simple garter stitch for 20 inches and that's it. Nothing fancy at all, which is one reason why I chose it, but it is SO boring. I have one body done and I'm working on the second but no sleeves on either. Any ideas to make this project less boring so I can get it done before Christmas Day? I promised they'd been done by then!

Friday, November 6, 2009

ArtFire Shop

Well, I officially now have an ArtFire shop. Never heard of ArtFire? Neither had I until recently! It's a lot like Etsy only you don't need a credit card and it is free to use unless you want to post more then 12 items at a time. Obviously, if you pay the 4.95 a month there are more features then if you have a free basic account like me but either way, still a good deal. Unlike Etsy and Ebay they do not charge by the listing or take a percentage of the sale. Sounds pretty good to me! Hopefully I will be able to make some money this way, as I have some big huge news to share!
Totally off topic here but I have to share this! I WON A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY!!! I get to go to the Rachael Ray show and stay in a fancy hotel in Manhattan!!
Unfortunely they will not be buying any of the stuff one must buy on one's first trip to NYC. Like a tacky NYC shirt :) So I must earn some money to buy one (Among other things anyway)!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Whimsy Couture giveaway!

Whimsy Couture, is an Etsy store that is meant for a person like me - wants to be creative, but doesn’t quite have the skills. The patterns at Whimsy Couture are simple and adorable, and include things like knot dresses, skirts, pillow case dresses, pants and more.
Whimsy Couture has a huge assortment of patterns to choose from, and they are very very affordable (and adorable).

sound cool? My Wee View is have a giveaway to win 3 patterns of choice or a ready made skirt and tee! wanna win? go enter HERE!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

And the Winner is!

The Winner of the 100 pure wool is comment number 111: Digital Misfit! This was chosen by random.org. I have emailed her with the good news!
I wish I had enough yarn to send all of you, I really enjoyed having this giveaway for you all. It was my first one and I didn't expect such a turnout but thank you all and maybe sometime I can have another giveaway for you.
Thanks again!