Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring Inspirations

Some things I will be thinking about while I'm crafting over the next few weeks...

Wrapping everything in yarn.

small handmade decor elements.

Adding some vintage color to the table.

creating knit/crochet embellishments.

knitting/crocheting with vintage lines.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Appearing at SXSW!

Next month during SXSW, I will be participating in Commodore Von Keepsie's Craftacular Music Carnivale! The event is on March 18th and will be an interactive event featuring music, crafts, independent designers and more! The event is free, but RSVP because space is limited.

The event is sponsored by Bust Magazine, Standard Recording Co., Sublime stitching and Yudu just to name a few. Hope to see you in Austin!

Ready for Summer

First off, I'm much more comfortable with knitting, however there are just more options in terms of design when items are crocheted. Case in point... the string bikini. I have attempted several times to knit one, with very little luck. Since I've been familiarizing myself more and more on how to crochet, I attempted to try once again, and here is what I came up with.

please keep in mind that this is my very first attempt at crocheting a bikini. While overall, I am very happy with the general design, There is still much to be improved upon... stay tuned for more bikinis!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Girlie Things

I was commissioned to make a tutu for my niece for her upcoming birthday. For my first one, I don't think I came out too bad. Her mom liked it enough to request another one in SA Spurs colors.
It was pretty fun to make and like I said, I was pretty pleased with how it came out. I got more materials yesterday to make several more of these, and in a bunch of different colors.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day

For those of you not aware, Texans DO NOT know how to handle themselves in the snow. Last night we got about 1/2 inch of snow come down. Before that however, there was some sleet and freezing drizzle which meant that there was a thin layer of ice between the snow and ground. Luckily I was at home the entire evening and didn't have to be a part of the icy madness that was on the roads last night.

Since it was cold, I decided to be productive and keep it relevant to the conditions around me. Here is what I came up with. Two new pairs of mittens!