Saturday, May 30, 2009

Baby Showers

There are a lot of babies in my life right now! Until about a year ago, I had never even been to a baby shower - but I think I'm getting the hang of them, haha! I love making gifts, as you can tell from my earlier blog entries. I started crocheting not too long ago, and I wanted to make a hat. I searched and searched, but every pattern I found was too... something. Too fancy, too plain.. So I made my own!

I made a few with different colours for my Etsy store for anyone else looking for a unique shower gift!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much Sunshine for the Lovely Blog Award!  Anyone who hasn't seen her blog should go check it out!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I think I'm onto something...

Ok guys, I feel like I made something very special today... lol...

What do you think?

What is it?  Well, it's a hair clip!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Glass Tiles Are Fun!

I thought I'd post a picture of the kind of work I've been doing lately.  I've been mounting images on scrabble tiles and glass tiles and coating them with a hard resin.  I really love the effect and am so pleased with my work.  I had my first sale on etsy, and I'm so excited!

Here's the one I sold:

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Well I've been branching out in my crafting...

After posting my knitwork on Etsy, I've been exploring other avenues and have made some accessories and jewellery.  I'm really enjoying working with Scrabble and glass tiles.  I have enjoyed how Etsy has given me a reason to get so crafty lately and I am having a blast!  Check out my new goodies!  I'm so proud....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Knits for Sale!

I am happy to announce that I have joined Etsy!  Some of my knit and crochet pieces are now for sale.  My work can be pretty, delicate, geeky, unusual.. and much more!  I have a few items posted, with more to come!

Check it out, tell your friends!  :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oooohhh Intarsia

Here is my first and only successful foray into intarsia knitting.  Intarsia = tangled mess that I can only cope with on the small scale of a wrist band.  

Sage's Socks

A little pair of socks I made for Sage at 6 months  (just found the picture)

Sage's Christmas Sweater

Here is a little blue sweater I made for Sage for Christmas.  It seems like a rather simple pattern, but the folded neck made me learn a new technique - stopping early in my rows, twisting the stitch and turning.  The technique I learned (thank you, Debbie Bliss) prevented any holes for showing, and looked great.

Maya's Hoodie and Dress

Here it is, my first foray into crochet!  I made this sweater, which was pretty adventurous for a first project, but that has been the way I learn - go in way over my head and try to fix my mistakes as I go along.  I discovered just how fast crochet is, and am wondering whether I may become a convert.  Knitters and crocheters seem to stay firmly on opposite sides of the fence, but I am intrigued by these new skills.  I get excited when there is so much more to learn, so expect more crochet to pop up for a while...  

Here Maya is, wearing wearing her hoodie in combination with the dress I knitted for her a while ago.  The dress is following the same pattern as the one I made for Sage last year, but I decided to try using a different colour for the trim.  I unintentionally made a set, because the trim on both is in the same purple yarn!

Devil Pants Action Shots!

Here is my little niece Maya, up to no good in the devil pants I made her!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kniting Videos Online

Hey, I thought I'd let any new knitters who check my page know about the resource that was most helpful to me when I started out.  Knitting Help has videos that show how to do many versions of the different stitches you need.  This was really helpful for me because I learned most of my techniques on my own.  Reading the descriptions of a stitch in a book is really nothing like watching someone do it in front of you.  This website bridged that gap for me and I hope it helps many others!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Newer Projects

It's been a while since I posted pictures, but that doesn't mean I've stopped knitting!  I managed to get some photos of other projects I've made, and am finishing a couple of other ones right now.  I'll be sure to get them up soon!!