Monday, November 22, 2010

Handmade III

We went to the capitol this past week. Got some awesome photos. This is just one of them.

Madison, Wi. 

Me being a dork in the marble bathroom at the capitol.  

I made this neck warmer. :)

I made this neck warmer also. :D

This is my knitting needle satchel I made out of cotton fabric. Obviously it's not full yet.

Thanks to Kelli, I made this into a pin cushion.

I made this neck warmer for my mom's friend. :)
Just wanted to quick update. I've been super busy with school and work now that it's the Hellidays. Working at a department store has beaten the Christmas spirit out of me. :(

Anyway, these are what I've all done in the last few weeks.

This is the holiday scarf I'm currently working on.
Just a quick update!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Handmade II

So, I finally got around to using those old sweaters I had bought.

Sweater boots! (Yes, I realize one is longer than the other. I'm still learning, cut me some slack.)

Hat and mittens!
These (obviously) are from the same sweater. You might remember This Sweater from an earlier post. And for the boots, you might remember These Shoes from an earlier post also.

A cardigan I made! You might remember This Sweater from an earlier post. I just cut it down the middle and made a cardigan out of it. I didn't put buttonholes or buttons or anything  on it since 95% of the time I don't button my cardis.

 I made a hat for my dear friend, Tracey. This is to match her daughter's hat.

Tracey's daughter, Gabbi.

This is a little owl I made out of felt and pieces of a tie. I plan on putting this on a sweater to embellish it. 

I made another neck warmer thing. Although, I made it pretty wide, like almost too wide, but it still works.

I got the super dork face going on there.

I also want to share what I thrifted last week, as I forgot to post. (Oops!)
$2.00; St. Vincent de Paul. NAVY cowboy boots! NAVY!

$1.99; Goodwill. It's a little candle thingy.

$.49; Goodwill. It is an Avon perfume powder bottle. I dumped out the powder, as it stunk like butt.

$.75; St. Vincent de Paul. I hate this yarn.

$1.00; St. Vincent de Paul. I hate this yarn also. But as you can see, I'm knitting something with it.
I just wanted to quick put up my finds. :)

I also just wanted to share the fact that I love Fall!

That is all! Have a good day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HAND MADE!!!! (Photo Heavy)

I'm so excited! I made ALL of this stuff by myself.

Aaaaaannnndddddd..... commence the photos!

You might recognize this fabric from This Sweater from an earlier post. I made a hat and mittens set out of it like I had wanted. But, I made the mittens and hat a tad small. They fit, but it's tight. And with the mittens, I have to whip stitch the bottoms because I don't think I'll be able to sew them on my machine.

I'm like, the gangsta of crafting.

I made this owl hat with inspiration from Lee Meredith okay, not so much inspiration as blatant thievery.  You might recognize the fabric from This Sweater from an earlier post.

This hat is for meeee!

Just me rocking the sweet owl hat.

These hats are for all the little people in my life.
The first rounded hat is for Aubrey, the second is for Gabbi, and the last one is for Chase. I hope their mommies find them as cute as I do!

I knitted these wrist cuffs. :) I know one is a little bigger than the other. I forgot how many stitches the first one was, so I guessed. I was off by like 5 stitches.
Knitting gangsta.

I knitted this but I dropped a stitch and I tried to fix it and this is what is is now. What shall I do with this?

This is a neck cozy thingy I made. The big green button is the one that hols it together. The other two are just decorations.

Just me sporting the neck thing.

This is the stuff I thrifted today also.
$3.00; St. Vincent de Paul. Just an old wool sweater for crafts.

$2.00; St. Vincent de Paul. A brown sweater for crafting.

$2.00; St. Vincent De Paul. A cardigan for wearing.

And from that brown sweater I bought today, I made my dear friend, Kay, an owl hat too!
I have to send it all the way to Canadia. I hope she likes it and I hope it gets there!
That is all.

My allergies are kicking my ass. I feel awful so I'm going to bed early.

G'night yall.

Monday, November 1, 2010


There are a few items from maybe a week ago that I forgot o put up. So, I'm just going to lump them together with today's find.

$1.99; Goodwill. Very 70's! I had to replace the cord because it was all gross and old. It was a fire hazard, so I went to Wal Mart and bought a cord and played electrician for about 15 minutes. :D Isn't it rad-sauce?

$2.00; St. Vincent de Paul. A little old kerosene lamp. I plan on afro engineering this into a small electrical lamp. I'm so excited. I did that with a larger kerosene lamp. (I'll show you at the end of this post.)

$.75; St. Vincent de Paul. Just some wacky awesome fabric.

$1.00; St. Vincent de Paul. Just some super cool yarn. I knitted the washcloth looking thingy. I dropped a few stitches so it looks wonky, but hey, I'm just learning. :)
And now, to my other lamp..

It wasn't a thrifted lamp though, it was brand new from Wal Mart for $5. Plus the bulb holder and the cord. My bestie Emily helped my make it. She has a red one that I just love, so I wanted to make a black one. But I still love it. It sits on my bedside table.
Anyway, those are the most recent finds! I hope you enjoy!