Sep 26, 2013

Thank YOU!

1500 Page Views!  Thank you for reading!

Taken by me at the Lac Lemay-Sound of Lights-Fireworks competition Aug 2012.

Sep 24, 2013

Card Making Kit

I am going to a wedding on September 28, 2013 (Congratulations to C & J!).  Sherry D of Papertician likes to make homemade cards... So I asked her if she could cut a few pieces (using the circuit machine) for me to make my own card.
The "kit" was born. 

She presented me with a bunch of cut-outs, some already stamped with a wood grain and in a few different colours.  This happen to be a good time to make a kit since the blog PJ Challenge  was having a challenge, "What is to come for November" (deadline is September 30), to showcase the ability to make a kit and use the supplies. 
Challenge accepted!
Sherry gave me the above supplies, I will add some of my own supplies and put the card together then we will photograph.

Sep 23, 2013

Amigurumi Frog: Kelly Green and Octopus: Grape Purple

A super cute little update.
I am so glad my safety eye delivery arrived on Friday.

Pepper and froggy hanging out.

They make me very happy!

Sep 20, 2013

Safety Eyes Arrived

My safety eyes arrived!  My safety eyes arrived!  Yay!
I ordered 25 pairs of 9 mm black eyes, 25 pairs of 6 mm black eyes and 10 pair of coloured cat eyes.  I ordered from Etsy at a shop called 6060 came from Maryland from a lady affectionately known as "the eye lady".  They took less than a week to arrive. :)
Look at that one orange eye staring up at me all cyclops-like.

Oh the fun I will have with so many eyes!

Amigurumi Octopus: Purple

I have started the octopus Sept 17.
I really like the grape purple colour. 
Again the octopus was waiting for my safety eye delivery.

Sep 17, 2013

Amigurumi Frog: Kelly green

This is the first amigurumi I have started for the mobile (started Sept 16).  I have made the general shape and lightly stuffed it but I am waiting for my shipment of small safety eyes to close the frog body up. 
Hopefully the eyes will be here soon.

Amigurumi Baby Mobile

If you have been reading my blog for a little while you will know that I do get distracted from my projects pretty easily.  : )  My Eyelet sweater has been put on hold for a really cute project...

I have been challenged to make a mobile out of amigurumi animals for a friend that is due in December.  (If you want to learn more about amigurumi check out this site.)  I have been following Stephanie's amigurumi work for some time now but never attempted it.

I have started making an aqua penguin and a light green dragon to see how they go.  I bought a size 2 mm hook with a handle on it.  I would highly recommend getting one with a handle.  Makes holding such a small hook much easier!

I am so excited to get started on this project.
The patterns I will be following are from the Lion Brand website (pattern numbers are below).  However, I have decided not to use the yarn or hook size mentioned in these patterns.  Instead I am using a size 2 mm hook and Patons Grace yarns.  This should make them turn out mobile sized instead of small toy sized (I hope).
Frog # 81010AD
 Elephant  #70582AD
Penguin #70583AD
Pig #70589AD
Octopus # 70588AD
 Here is a simple view of my colour palette:

I have some cute ideas for stringing them up on the mobile too.  Stay tuned.

Sep 6, 2013

Would you like to see progress on the Eyelet?

Have you made something with a diamond eyelet pattern?   It may not be a wrap... it could be a blanket or a lined skirt.  I am on my second ball of yarn. I really hope it fits when I am done.

Here is my progress so far.
Too bad things like jobs and eating get in the way of crocheting.