Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Train Table Day

I had a great weekend with friends celebrating Nehill's (late) birthday and as a surprise, my (early) birthday!  There was a movie, frozen yogurt, lots of laughing, a light saber, and a little train table crafting time.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

First Zendala

My Micron pens came yesterday, and I LOVE them!!  The Totally Tangled book suggests trying Zentangle in mandala (circle) form, or "zendala."  So here's my first attempt, on a 3.5 inch square.  It also just so happens that I've been experimenting with mandalas and reading up on them (I will share soon!).  So often I find connections between everything I'm working on...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Just a quick little post as I'm in the middle of packing up my giveaway gifts!  I just got Totally Tangled by Sandy Steen Bartholomew.  I'm still waiting on my Micron pens, but I couldn't help trying out some designs with slightly thicker pens I had on hand.  I think it could be very addicting!  Have you guys heard of Zentangle before?  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Daisy Scrapghan Block


This scrapghan block is thanks to needlekrafter who found THIS pattern, which is super close to the pattern that I used for my Forget-Me-Not scrapghan block.  Because I couldn't find the source of that pattern, I'm so glad needlekrafter found this one for those of you wanting to try it!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Playing with Color

I love how working on an afghan with a set amount of colors forces you into trying color combinations that you normally wouldn't choose.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Another Chunky Circle Scarf

I recently made a second chunky circle scarf from people web's tutorial for my sister and her new coat.  For the first scarf, (here), I used a bulky weight yarn, and for this one I used super bulky.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Giveaway Winners

I've decided to pick winners the old school name-from-a-hat method, just substituting my Buddha Bowl that my sister got me for Christmas for the hat.  Words can't explain how much I love this bowl!  I use it for soup mostly, and even tea... it's the most natural and comfortable way to hold your food.  Anyways, FOCUS!  You can trust that I will pick names fairly, because I wouldn't be able to sleep otherwise, and plus, cheating from a Buddha Bowl would probably be very bad karma!  Drumroll please.... and the winners are:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

WIP Saturday

(Just a friendly reminder that I'm drawing winners for the Pay It Forward Giveaway tomorrow...)

Here are a few more motifs from my stylecraft yarn afghan...  I'm loving these colors!!  Notice the christmassy looking circle?  Whenever I do an afghan with a ton of colors I always try to make a red and green motif because I have this memory I can't quite place, of looking at scrap quilts and noticing christmas fabrics in them...  So I just do it because it's funny, and really, I feel bad for those two complimentary colors that seem to only have a place at Christmas.  I'm such a dork!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Up Like a Balloon, Down Like a Rock

Since the recycled fish went over so well the other day, I thought I might try some more "sewing" with the little man.  Surprisingly, he liked it even more than the fish!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Recycled Fish

After seeing this post and this post on Fem Manuals, I knew I had to try something similar with the 4 year old I'm babysitting.  So today I grabbed some cardboard, magazines and little pieces of scrap yarn, and we made fish!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I still have a few more Christmas things to share, but I didn't just want to dump them all in one post.  So here's the Christmas ornament post.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

WIP Saturday

Today I was so excited to start playing with the Stylecraft Special DK yarn my mom let me pick out for Christmas!!  I've been dying to try this yarn, and it's awesome!  With so many pretty colors to pick from, I decided to make my first motif based on the colors in the beach towel that my friends got me for Christmas.  LOVE it!!!  They know me and my colors so well!  (I mentioned this pattern back here.)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet Captain Sarcasm

I want to share a few more things I made for Christmas, and more importantly, I'd like you to meet Captain Sarcasm.  Who is she you ask?  Well, she is my cousin, and she is a super hero in disguise; or at least, that's what I think she is!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hypotrochoid Thank You's

My sister got me this neat little hypotrochoid set for Christmas (as we're always lamenting the fact that we lost our Spirograph when we were younger), so I thought I'd use it to make some thank you's!  What crafty things did you guys get for Christmas?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Afghans Scrapghan Block

So the title for this post looks like a mouthful, but basically this block is a hybrid of the two afghans I made for Christmas gifts this year.  I was going to post pictures of the afghans anyway, but thought it would be more fun to make another scrapghan post at the same time.

Pay It Forward Giveaway!

Pay it forward

Seeing as how I was a winner of the 'Pay it Forward' giveaway at Annaboo's House, it's now my turn to host a giveaway... my first ever giveaway!!

The rules of this giveaway are that I now have 365 days in which to find three bloggers who would like a handmade gift from me and are prepared to do the same.

It's so simple.
Here's how you can enter: 

1: Be a follower of this blog somehow and leave a comment 
(entries accepted from all corners of the globe and you don't have to have your own blog to enter, either)

You can gain an additional entry into the draw by:

2: Posting a link on your blog or website about this giveaway, linking directly back to this post.

3: Adding the giveaway button to your sidebar and linking to this post. 

If you do any of the extras above, then make sure you comment to let me know- I don't want you to lose out on a chance to win!

I will draw the winners on January 15th, so get your comments in before then!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I Won a Giveaway!

Five days ago I received the most adorable Christmas decorations in the mail!!  I was a lucky winner of the Pay It Forward Giveaway over at Annaboo's House.  Ok, so these are so cute, I just need to show you more pictures of them.