Friday, September 9, 2011

Nima's Speckled Dishcloths

Go figure, once you're on a roll, those fingers keep flying on the needles. So I was able to get this set done for my friend & his new apartment.

Don't they make cute house-warming presents?

Need More Magnets

I sold my last magnet set, which woke me up to want to make more!.... Until I remembered that I'm living out of boxes and can't seem to find where my nearly-full roll of magnet tape is located. :(

I hope I can find it soon.  I have all the letters cut and assembled, just waiting to be adhered to the magnets.  :-\

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finished!: Blue & Purple Dishcloth Set

Another one to cross off the list! Yay! See what happens when I'm gone for a while? It's like production just cranks up 10 notches to make up for lost time, hehe.

This set is for a mother I babysit who just moved into her new apartment (with her son & husband) this past June. The funny part was that went away to Brazil (her husband's native country) for all of July. The plan was to have these done as a "house-warming" present for when they returned in August.

I had most of them completed, except I ran out of purple to finish the one hotmit. So that slowed the process; and then I moved out of my apartment into boxed-living for a month (which is a whole 'nother story). But then I dug them back out a few weeks ago & I couldn't believe how quickly they whipped up!

I'm excited to present them to her later this week :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Finished!: Black & White Dishcloth Set

It feels so good to get to scratch things off my list. :)

These are a gift I promised to my fiancé's boss's wife last Christmas.... Yes, I can be THAT bad at procrastinating sometimes. Luckily we never set a date... :-S

I think my biggest worry with this set (after waiting forever to find grey cotton yarn and never finding it in the brand I use) was that they would come out looking like zebra stripes.

Luckily, I don't think they did.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Earwarmer Headband

I finally have a new item to post about! It's my take on the pattern I asked about a while back and someone sent this pattern to me. Woot woot! I think it was THE pattern I had found way back when. :) Thanks Jessica.

Here is the one picture I snapped with my phone

I hope to do an actual photo shoot soon with a better camera so be on the look out for that post. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August = My Black Hole

Every year August is overstuffed with appointments, camps, vacations, etc that I never seem to find much time for myself (socially, which includes blogging). So I apologize it spilled over into this blog. But a quick update of sorts and then hopefully I'll be back to regular posting -- I've got a ton waiting to be photographed after this last week :) I can't wait to share it all. Why hasn't anyone invented a device that I could just touch a picture on my cellphone and drag it to my computer and type up a little thing about it and click "post" within 5 minutes?

So my update: My wedding date is coming up (early October) and things are coming to a head. I can't wait for the planning to be over. I've never been a party-planner and trying to take on a wedding as your first big "party" is not the way to go, haha. But I do promise I'm very excited to be married. My fiancé and I just closed on a cute little 2-bedroom house this past Tuesday. It is 3 blocks from the main drag and 3 blocks the other way is the public library.

So I'll be heaven. :) Not to mention that second bedroom I've already claimed as my "craft room" to store all my etsy items! :-D That'll be a fun post in pictures come October and November....

So those appointments have taken a LOT of brainwork that I haven't had a whole lot of time to blog :( And even with the house "out of the way" (we get possession in 2 weeks) and the wedding nearly done, my internship has fallen (back) into my lap! A blessing & a tiny curse. A blessing because now I have a job again - yay! - and we won't be so broke as we were afraid of after buying the house. But a tiny curse because this means that 3 out of 5 days a week will be filled with working and not with crafting or fixing up this cute little house and discovering all the neat little places in our new town. Oh well, maybe that'll have to be saved for the weekends (like normal people).

That's the current situation in a nutshell. Do be patient with me as we get settled and I get back into a routine. :) I hope everyone else is doing well! Stay tuned for *new* projects; they are anxiously waiting to meet you.