Monday, December 27, 2010

Hair bow holder

For Christmas I made Margaret this hair bow holder. The hat is way too big for the craft, but it was the smallest at the store. I think I'll look for a smaller one and re-do it in the future.

The braids are some acrylic yarn and the bows are all her hair bows. Definitely need a smaller hat.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I've spent all day trying to upload a video of me using my new swift, but I haven't succeeded in that endeavor quite yet. Just know I got a swift for my birthday and it is awesome.

FO: Isaac's Stocking

Not the best picture, but just wanted to get it up here. When I finish all the stockings, I'll do a group shot. I knit looser in order to keep the color work from bunching, but the result was that I got a bigger gauge and Isaac's stocking is a couple of inches bigger than Margaret's. I wonder if I should go back to the original gauge for mine and McKay's or stick with this bigger gauge.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

M&M Challenge- Upcycled Wreath

Our next prompt was: paint, markers, and wire.

I do not have a steady hand when it comes to drawing or painting, so I was a little concerned about this challenge. But then I thought, "What if I take this literally and use markers/paint in the craft?"

Immediately this came to my head. And so I made it.

I had to find a whole ton of green utensils, so I went to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse and bought them from there. They sell these things by the pound, and I bought 2 pounds worth. Wire is used to hang it up, and I'm pretty sure there's a couple of paint pens in there, so it's all good.

Please vote for me!