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.
Sherry gave me the above supplies, I will add some of my own supplies and put the card together then we will photograph.
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.
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.
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
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.