Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crafting Filled Weekend!

Well, my fabric did not arrive on Friday as planned so I didn't get to work on my sewing project until today. Instead, Friday I finished up my Fun Fur scarves and delivered them, worked on my blog some, had a photo shoot with Steph and the children, and then went out to eat Chinese with the family.

Me, Lulu, and Steph
Saturday was a designated crochet day for the mickey mouse hat my sister wanted me to make a few weeks back. I did end up finishing it finally after finding my yarn. It turned out pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. I also began teaching myself to knit with the help of a lovely book and DVD kit. Didn't turn out exactly perfect, but ya know... I tried.

My knitting teacher
My little bit of knitting
Today, instead of packing up to head back to school, I started and finished my first sewing project! How exciting, right? I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did without the help of my Grandma (all knowing sewing lady). So, for my first sewing project I decided to make a crochet hook case. Simple, I thought, but it was more complicated than it looked at first. It took me most of today, started around ten this morning and finished around four. Of course, there were many mistakes involved and undoing, redoing, and attempting perfection once again. Even though it didn't end perfectly perfect, I think my awesome fabric choice helped out. I was able to find some super cute sheep fabric from Sew Fine Fabric store on Etsy. Absolutely love it!

Love my fabric!
Crochet hook case - front
Love the ribbon :)
My attempt at a back pocket, complete with snaps :)
Inside - Purple, my favorite
Needle pocket - my metal needles are so short you can't see them!
Got my hooks organized by size :)
Scissor pouch, my cute new scissors :)
Very first sewing project - COMPLETE!
Cannot wait to make my matching project bag!

Well, what do you think? (:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Last Lazy Friday

So, this is my last Friday before starting my Spring semester of my sophomore year. What shall I do today? I have a few things on my list. I'm currently working on a scarf made with Fun Fur, almost done. Probably should finish that mickey mouse hat for my sister since she keeps pestering me about it. Also, I'm very excited because my fabric should be coming in the mail today! I ordered some sheep printed fabric from Sew Fine Fabric so I could attempt my first sewing project, a crochet hook case. Whats better than making your own case anyways?  I'm also going to attempt to make a matching project bag. Hopefully they will turn out well, I'll let you know.
Sewing machine ready for work!
The rest of my project supplies
Compliments of Sew Fine Fabric
 During my Christmas holiday I started the transition from office to crocheting/sewing room, so I took some pictures of the progress. Its a mess, I know, but once its done with everything in place, it will be my own little man cave to hibernate in all day and create. 
Work station - AKA, my desk
Look at all of that yarn!
Lovely painting from my sister :)
Love that roll top desk. Put that filing cabinet together myself!
My lovely view from the window
Absolutely love this sign mama got for me!
Sewing supplies - I was so lost so I just bought these and a rotary cutter.
Other than waiting on my fabric and crocheting, I started my morning with the season premier of Vampire Diaries and a bowl of Lucky Charms, the pups are outside playing in the yard and everyone else is at school and work.

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy the weekend :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Well, I finally finished up all of my Christmas orders on Christmas Eve. Waiting until the last minute, I know. Shame on me. I was really happy with everything that I made and hope that everyone enjoys wearing them!

Mountain Sunset Fingerless Mitts - sold

Sock Monkey Hat - For Andrew
Chevron Scarf in Kentucky Blue - for Ivey and Drew

Kentucky Blue Fingerless Mitts - For Drew
"Panda"monium Fingerless Mitts - for Drew
"Panda"monium Scarf - For Drew
Purple Sock Monkey Hat - For Erin
Flower Headband in Gemstone - Available
Gemstone Fingerless Mitts - Available
Hello Kitty Hat - For Gail
Mini Brandi Set Red and Black - For Jill
Mini Brandi Set Pink and Purple - For Andrea
Chevron Scarf in Gemstone - For Ashley
New Tags! - Front
Along with all of these wonderful items, I made an ear flap beanie with pompoms on the tassels for Richard, a pink baby hat with a white bow, many pairs of earrings, another pink With Hope scarf, and an owl beanie for me. Now I am working on two scarves made with Fun Fur yarn, one silver and one silver and black mix. So far I think I am done with the silver one, but I may add some more length to it. Also, I have another sock monkey hat to make, finish a mickey mouse hat, and a pair of heart earrings. Hopefully I will be able to get pictures of all of these things, even the ones that have already been delivered! I love pictures from happy customers. :)

Overall, 2011 was good to me. I really got back into crocheting and, with the help of my mom, actually started a little business. Now, my first goal of 2012 is to have my Etsy shop up and  running full of wonderful crocheted things by the first of February.

Wish me luck!