Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Big Balls

Look at my big balls!!  Haha, I apologize, I just couldn't help myself.  But now that I've got your attention....  Have you noticed what I've done with the place?  The blog has been in desperate need of a makeover for awhile, and there are still a few more things in the making, but what do you think?

I've been dying to try out the new Blogger Dynamic Views for awhile, but until just the other day they didn't support gadgets like labels, which I feel are so helpful in navigating through all the different craft posts for you readers.  So now you can access the labels and other gadgets by moving your cursor over the black bar on the right hand side of the blog.  You can also change the way you "view" the blog in the pulldown menu in the upper left.  I personally like the Magazine look.  And infinite scrolling is pretty sweet too.  No more "older posts" and "newer posts" to click through.

So what do you guys think?  Too drastic, or a fun new change?  You think about it, and I'm going to go return my fabric yarn to my ball sack.  Ok, that was the last one, I swear.  I don't know what's going on... Maybe it's the new look?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Look, it's a Knook!

When I was in Walmart yesterday, I just couldn't pass up the Knook Kit, especially since it was only $6.97.  It's knitting with a crochet hook!! I've been curious about this little kit for a couple of months, and I guess I was just ready to try something new!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Japanese Table Set

For Gin's birthday I also made a little table set from a Japanese charted pattern.  You can find the wonderful pattern here and if you are on Ravelry the pattern page is here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For the Love/Hate of Neon

Ok, for the longest time I'd resisted liking the whole neon trend.  At first all it did was remind me of the 80's with its hair scrunchies, plastic shirt clips, stirrup pants, high top sneakers and ridiculously layered socks.  Truly frightening.  But I think I've broken.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Craft Magazine Afternoon!

Two new magazines came in the mail today!!  For my birthday my parents got me a subscription to the UK Mollie Makes, which is always pure eye candy!!!  (How cute are those mice!?)  And Sarah, my lovely friend that made me that sweet circle scarf for my birthday, also got me a subscription to the Crafts Report!  It looks like it has some sweet articles about the business end of crafting- perfect timing huh?  Well, I'm off to sit down with a cup of tea and do some reading!!

Any Mollie Makes fans out there?  And have any of you heard of the Crafts Report before?

Solid Half Circle Pillow Tutorial

Solid Half Circle Pillow Tutorial

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Apartment Blocks

My sister was able to come home this weekend, so we celebrated her birthday a little early.  I kept asking her what she wanted for her birthday and all I kept getting was "an apartment."  (She's searching for an apartment in NYC where she's currently working.)  Well, I couldn't really afford an apartment for her, so here's what I came up with.  A perpetual calendar that you could build to resemble little apartment buildings!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Reveal: Half Circle Pillows!

I was recently asked by Online Fabric Store if I wanted to do a project with a new craft pillow form from their site, and then post about it.  I thought "how fun?!"  So I chose their 20 inch half circle down pillow form because of its interesting and potentially challenging shape.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cedar Building Blocks

Two awesome boys recently had their birthdays, and seeing as how they are lego and Kapla block masters, I wanted to make them each a little building block set.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sneak Peek Sunday

I have some fun things that I'm almost ready to share with you!

Friday, February 10, 2012

What a Catch!

I just recently helped a fish loving 4 year old make valentines for his class from THIS tutorial on the Family Fun website.  Of course I forgot to take pictures of them when he was done, but I helped cut out the hearts, glued them together, and he drew the fish eyes, mouth, and signed the back.  With the suggestions from commenters on the tutorial, I added "I'm so lucky you are in my school" and for the teacher "I'm so lucky to have you as my school teacher!"  After all of his hard work, I think he was a little bummed he didn't get to keep one of the fishy valentines, so I tangled this one for him!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Zentangle Thank You's

I've been working on a few 3.5 inch Zentangles to make thank you's with.  I thought I could show some pictures of them, and say a few more things about Zentangle in general as I haven't written much about it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Handmade Birthday Gifts!

So I got some pretty sweet handmade things for my birthday, like this SUPER CUTE tote bag my sister made from Zakka Style.  Oh, but there's more!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Groundhog Day and...

It's also my birthday!  So in the spirit of both, I decided to go outside to see if I see my shadow (in the hopes of changing his prediction of more winter).