Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Finally another finished piece! I made it for the show at Redux, but I really want to keep it for myself! It is the last line of Molly Bloom's soliloquy in Ulysses, embroidered white on white. I love this line so much...
I have two more embroidery projects in the works. One is nearly complete and the other is in the beginning stages... photos to come...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I quickly sewed a set of fabric bins to organize some of my scraps...
There is a great tutorial here on The Sometimes Crafter if you're interested in whipping up some of your own!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
My fairy-thrifting-godmother must have been looking out for me today because I hit the jackpot at a neighborhood charity shop!
Cute Tupperware lunchbox (with more pieces inside!)...
and ELVIS ON A VARNISHED WOOD PLAQUE!!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I'm finishing up a little crocheted clutch to add some organization to my messy backpack situation. I've been sifting through my button jar, but I'm not sure I've found the right match yet...
Also, I've been invited to participate in an embroidery show at Redux in Portland! I'm already coming up with ideas... it opens in April!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Although the temperature is nice and mild in Tucson during the day, it gets pretty cold at night and my bedroom window is very drafty. I had the idea to sew a draft-blocking snake and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
There is a tutorial here on marthastewart.com that explains how to make one - I took her advice on using kitty litter to fill the fabric tube and it worked surprisingly well!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I bought two books over the winter break and they have become my DIY obsessions! Because of them I have been doing things like constructing a composter, making my own herbal cleaning products, and even making MY OWN DEODERANT! Yes, DEODERANT! Next I am going to mix up some salve on my own stovetop. I can't wait!
Monday, January 4, 2010
I'm using an old pattern on a new pair of socks! The yarn is a Panda bamboo blend and is super soft. I love socks with a pretty lace design...
Here is how it's done:
First, cast on 64 stitches and divide them among your DPN's.
Next, work in Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing for about 2 inches.
Then, switch to the lace pattern for the leg.
Round 1: knit 5, purl 3 and repeat all the way around
Round 2: knit 5, purl 3 and repeat all the way around
Round 3: knit 2 together, yo, knit 1, yo, ssk, p3 and repeat all the way around
Round 4: knit 5, purl 3 and repeat all the way around
Repeat rounds 1-4 until the leg is about 8 inches long. For the heel, foot, and toe I like to use this type of pattern.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Adorable owl beads ordered from this Etsy shop...
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I made this ruffled smock from a pattern in the One Yard Wonders book. It was my first time sewing a ruffle on anything and it went surprisingly well!
Friday, January 1, 2010
I'm back after an incredibly crazy/busy/insane/soul-crushing month and a half at work. Thankfully, things are back under control and I can get back to a normal life! New posts and projects (and maybe a new banner? Yes, I think so!) are coming in the next day or two. Thanks for checking in after this unplanned and extended absence : )