Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last post of 2011

And with this last post, I decided to do a quick vlog!
Yay, you get to hear what I sound like now. (I'm usually not that nasally >_> )



Take Care, Happy Crafting, and Happy New Year!

And the winner is....

After running the numbers(I didn't include the threaded comments!) in the Random Number Generator, the winner of the Wrist warmers, and octopus issss:






Congrats! =D I'll be sending you an email momentarily to get your address, so I can mail your wrist warmers and octopus!

Thanks to all of you who entered!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A call for guest bloggers!!

I'm going to be away the first weekend of the New Year, and I'd like a couple of guest bloggers to ensure the place isn't completely dead.

I'd need a few before 1-5-12!

Shoot me an email if you are interested! =D Thank you in advance! <3

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Time for a giveaway!!

Now CLOSED!

Hello everybody! I hope you all had lovely holidays. Mine were very quiet, as I mostly spent the day with my younger sister, watching the Doctor Who marathon.

I wanted to do something really nice for all of you, so I decided to have a little giveaway! The two prizes? A pair of wristwarmers, and an octopus! Yes, you heard me, two prizes for one lucky winner! Keep your hands nice and toasty in the New Year, and have a little octopode friend to keep you company.

Wristwarmers

Octopus


How to enter:
1.Leave a comment with your email address. Yes, as simple as that.

Additional Entries: (please leave additional comments with each entry)

1. Follow Tiny.Angry.Crafter on Bloglovin'
2. Follow me on Twitter [link on sidebar]
3. Become a fan on Facebook
4. Tweet about this giveaway (please include @tinyangrycrafts, so I can find it)


Additional Information:
The contest will end, and the winner will be announced December 31st at 5:00pm PST Good luck to everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gift's

Just wrapped up the gifts I made for my family. One is still blocking -gives it the side eye- I made all, but one gift, and I had fun wrapping them up =D

Gifties~

Hope everybody's holiday season is going well!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bright Colors

I've only just realized I haven't shared any Works in Progress with you all in a good while. Oops! I think I get into the rush of 'hurry and finish it, so someone can smile' I just don't think about taking time to show how everything goes together.

Well, I decided to do that today.

Stack of colors

I'm making another quick gift project! =D And I'm using my favorite crochet pieces, granny squares.

Bright Colors

I really like how the colors are nice and bright, looking at them make me smile so much.



I was originally quite skeptical as to how they'd look together, but I threw caution to the wind, and went with it. I love the combo!

Forming the square

Now I've got to make all the squares again. Yay! I really like making granny squares. In a future post, I'll show the squares I added to the 'collection' I started here.


Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More cards, and dolly hats.

Hello everyone!
A couple of days ago, I got one of those etsy tips emails, and something compelled me to check it out. I skimmed to the bottom, and saw 'The first x number of esty shop owners get free cards from Moo' I could resist. I got 50 cards, for the price of shipping. I got them in about three days.

Moo cards

I've already dispersed some to my family. My mom got the first 10 :3 My younger sister likes them a lot. "If someone sees these, they'll probably pick them up and say 'Oh, this person made em, Cool!' Then take it. Ya know?" Is what she told me, after taking a couple. I -might- do proper business with Moo one of these days. I like their cards a lot.

I also put an order for some free, for price of shipping Vistaprint cards on the same day, but I'm still waiting for them. When they come, they'll get a blog post.


There's still a bit of holiday gift making going on in my little workshop, and I've finished some to the point of being unable to take proper teaser photos. Oops! I'll show the gifts after they've gone to their recipients.

I've also been making some cute items for my Ball Joint Dolls again.

Panda hat
A panda hat

Frog hat
And, a frog hat!

Lucky for me, they're quick to make, so I'll totally be making more!


Are any of you still working on gifts?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Music and Crafting

Lately, I've been working up a storm. Working on gifts for family members, plotting out something new for the blog, dealing with school things, etc. And all the while I've been busy, my itunes has been playing quite a few songs in very heavy rotation.

So, I decided to share some of the music I listen to while I create.


Mumford and Sons

David Bowie

Andrew Bird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqsWc8muj8 (Muse disabled embedding )
Muse



What do you all listen to when you create things?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

PS- The new thing for the blog will be properly announced hopefully soon.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Can't stop pinning things!

Hello everyone!
I've found yet another distraction for myself on the internet!
Pinterest.
Pinterest is an online pin-board where you can pin things that inspire you, outfits you covet, recipes you're just dying to try, anything! I joined in Mid-November, and I'm surprised I'm not pinning things every 5 seconds!
I really like it, and I was wondering if any of you are on it? Feel free to follow me!
Follow Me on Pinterest

Take Care, and Happy Crafting (and Pinning!)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Goals

During my blog absence, I sat back and thought about some things I'd like to do with this blog, and my shop.
I flipped through my craft selling books, and just wrote down some of my goals.

Scribbly Goal list

And, if you can't read my handwriting, they are as follows, with an addition,

  • Be in a craft fair, or an Artist Alley.
  • Be featured in a craft magazine, or another craft blog.
  • Do some guest blogging spots.
  • Make tutorials.
  • Hit 100 fans on facebook.
  • Hit 50 sales on Etsy.
  • Interview bloggers/shop owners.
  • Be interviewed.
  • Hit 100 followers on twitter.
And the addition:
  • Be a more confident blogger.

My confidence wanes and waxes a lot, I'll get that 'Oh are people even reading/ do they even care' feeling all too much. But I'm slowly building it up. I have a lovely team of motivational friends keeping me going, so I'm sure I'll do great.

I'm even going to try one of the goals on my list in a few minutes! If I succeed, you guys will be the first to know.


Edit: Oh yeah, I installed Disqus, so I can actually reply to your comments! It's a bit difficult when someone comments, and I have no way of contacting them to reply, so this will help a lot!

Edit 2: I realized some of these are larger long term goals. I should probably make another blog list with smaller goals next time.


Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Smiles

During the weekend, I was working like a mad-woman to finish my wristwarmers. For a while, I'd just hear 'click-click-click-SIGH-...why is it dark outside?' and realize I worked a good bit of my day away. I'd look around at a few happy things that made me smile, and I decided to share them with you.

Yarn
I had a commission to fill out, and two personal projects as well in the flurry of knitting. I decided to stack up the yarn cakes as a quick relaxing thing, and I really liked how the colors look.


Rainbow colors
I bought these embroidery threads a while ago to make something (which I unfortunately lost the doodle to), and just felt the urge to line them up.


owl painting
Last X-mas, my dear friend Gabriel gifted me with this lovely Sooty Owl painting. I really adore it, and smile at it each time I sit at my computer and create. Owls are one of my favorite creatures (Dolphins are the other, you might be quizzed on this xD), and it was just so sweet to be presented with this lovingly painted Sooty. [G, I know you're reading this. Hi! Thanks again <3 ]


Anything make you smile lately?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday!

Hey guys, this little ship in the great sea of blogs should be back to normal on Tuesday!
But, I wanted to inform you all on a little Cyber Monday FREE SHIPPING special I'll be having in the shop.
I'll be restocking it, and everything in the shop will ship to you for the low low price of FREE on Monday.

So, from 12:15am PST to 11:45pm PST, everything in my shop will have free shipping!
Here's a little sneak peek of something I've been working on.
Sneak Peak



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Post- Rebecca from Ms.Stitcher

Today's guest blogger is Rebecca from Ms. Stitcher. She's a relatively new blogger, who posts up some very lovely crafts! I hope you enjoy her post.
-Carla



Fabulous Felt and Easy Peasy Pincushion

Hi, I am absolutely thrilled to be writing a guest post for Tiny Angry Crafter! I've been following for a while and when I saw the request for a guest blogger I jumped at the chance. I'm MsStitcher, from www.msstitcher.blogspot.com and have been blogging for about nine months now, about all sorts of different crafts that I do, and am learning to do.
So after emailing Carla a little bit, I thought that a good subject would be one of my favourite fabrics, which is felt.
The reason I love felt so much is because it is really easy to work with. So to demonstrate this I have made a tutorial for this cute little pincushion.


This is so easy to make, that it would be a really great beginner project. Also this is my first tutorial, so any feedback would be very welcome and I hope you find it useful and easy to follow.

Make a Pincushion in half an hour

You will need:
  • Scraps of felt, in a few different colours.
  • Scissors
  • Thread. (This will be seen, so choose a colour to match your felt)
  • A needle.
  • A small amount of stuffing, depending on how big you want your pincushion.
What to do:
  • Cut out two circles(1&2) from felt, the size that you want your pincushion to be. If you have templates then you could use them, or maybe draw around a mug or something. I cut my felt into squares the size I wanted and then rounded off the edges
  • Using different coloured felt, cut out a smaller circle(3), and then another one a little bit smaller than the last(4).
  • Using running stitch, stitch the smallest circle(4) onto the the medium circle(3) and then stitch that onto one of the bigger circles(1)or(2)
  • Tie a knot in some thread and begin stitching the two large circles(1)&(2) together about 5mm from the edges. Leave a gap big enough to be able to stuff, but do not tie off the thread yet. (I kept the needle threaded and pinned it onto the felt so that it wouldn't get in the way)
  • Stuff the pincushion
  • Gently pull the thread taut, to give a nice ruffled edge and finish stitching up the edge. An easy way to finish off on a piece like this is to tie a knot as close to the fabric as possible and then push the needle into the item, and out a little way off, making sure you hear the "pop" as the knot goes through. Then you can cut the thread as close as possible to the fabric knowing that it is secure. This then leaves no visible knots or loose ends.
This is quite a simple project, but obviously can be personalized in any way that you want to. Instead of doing smaller circles, you could do other shapes. Or you could add some beads or even a small embroidery on to the top if you wanted.

Thank You for reading, and Thank You to Carla for having me.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Guest Post- Bianca from Goodnight Little Spoon

Today, the lovely Bianca from GoodnightLittleSpoon will be guest blogging. I've been following Bianca's blogging adventures for a good while, and I just adore everything she posts. I hope you feel the same.
-Carla

//
Hi there, this is Bianca.
Carla asked me if I'd like to put together a guest post while she's away from her blog and I racked my brain for something crafty to share. Carla is kind of a crafting magician. She makes such wonderful things and is a very clever crafter. I have just finished up university for the year and while I've got lots of extra time on my hands, I've been lacking in inspiration. My remedy for this is that usually, if I put all my favourite crafting supplies in front of me, something craft eventuates. So, here is a list of my favourite crafting supplies. I find that simple materials are usually best.

What are your favourites?
x Bianca


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Call for Guest Bloggers!

Hello fellow bloggers! If any of you have wanted to a guest post on a blog, but were too afraid to ask, or missed the chance to do so on another blog, here's your chance!

Like I explained in my last post, life has been throwing wrenches in my plans, and I can't really keep up with general craftyness and bloggy-...ness. So I'll be needing a few guest bloggers.

There's no theme, you can post a DIY, talk about your pets, things that make you happy, a yummy recipe, whatever! Just send me an email via the contact page!

Hopefully, things will be well at the beginning of December.
Thank you all in advance!

Take care, and Happy Crafting.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Things have been a bit quiet

And I apologize for that. Well, life got in the way, and I think it's a bit weird to apologize for the unexpected things life tends to throw at us.
Things have been a bit interesting here at Tiny Angry HQ, and I'm not sure when I'll get back to a regular blogging schedule. (and I was doing so good with the shoddy one I had)
Even my crafting schedule is a bit buggy, and things I intended to have out this month have been pushed back.

But I don't want my little spot on the net to be super quiet for extreme periods of time, so, I'd like to know if anyone would be interested in some guest blogging spots? I have no set theme for it, I'd like to see what you'd come up with. I know you bloggers are a talented bunch, and it'd be nice to see it on my blog.

So, if you're interested, drop me an email!

Here's to hoping stuff goes smoothly over here.

Take care, and happy crafting!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Moo cards!

Last week, I was browsing on the internet, and saw that Moo.com was doing a 'free sample cards' thing, and I decided to jump on it.
Last Saturday, I received my sample cards, and let me take you through the fun opening process.

Moo box

They come in such a nifty little box, here's the outside.

Oh, ok!

And the inside, which quite literally screams 'OPEN ME!'

My sample cards

And here are the cards I got samples of! If I ever order from them, I'll reshoot the photos, and not use the watermarked ones, and re-color them in photoshop a bit better, so they're not so dark. Or missing bits, like the octo-stack photo.

front and back

And the photo of my card holder with my card info on the back!

The cards themselves are a nice matte texture, and the photos look nice on them (well, the clearer, newer photos)

I might do proper business with moo sometime in the near future, but I wanted to share these with you all.

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Friday, September 23, 2011

What are you working on?

Hello everyone!

Just popping in to fling a couple of WIP's in your general directions.

Hoops
First up, well, it doesn't look like much of anything. But they're two personal projects for some darling friends of mine. I think I'll paint the other hoop later on as well.


Gryffindor WIP
Next, what's a post by me without knitting?
I'm working on some Harry Potter WristWarmers for the shop, and I'm starting with Gryffindor. Not sure which house I'll work on next though. I guess which ever color of yarn comes out of the bag next.

And not so much a WIP, but rather a thing to reply to later this evening.
Letter from Donovan
A lovely letter from Donovan from the Letter Writers Alliance. I really like her handwriting, it's so nice and flowy. Heh, I suppose that's another reason why I enjoy having pen-pals, seeing nice handwriting.

Asa Gray stamp
And seeing awesome stamps.


What about you all? Do any of you have some WIP's you're working on? Written any letters lately?

Take care, and happy crafting.

Friday, September 9, 2011

To get a letter, send a letter

Hello readers!  Miss me?
I finally was able to snag a working card reader!! I've all but bolted it to my camera.

In my blog absence, I've been crafting away at nice little things to show you all, slowly gathering things for the Sew-A-Long, and writing letters.

..man I have bad penmanship

Today was a nice enough day to reply to a few over-due letters. Sunny, but cloudy out, and no black-outs.(yesterday, SD county was out of power from 3:40-about 9:50. I remained quite calm during the whole ordeal)

writing

I really enjoy writing letters. I call it 'The cheapest way to travel'. It's a good way to make friends, and to learn about another place. I try to convince a lot of my friends to write to some one. Even if you can't think of anything, just send a letter. It'll put a smile on their face.

letter doodles

Or at least the envelope will.

Oh, notice the new layout? I wanted something simple and lovely. I still have to fix a few things here and there (links especially!) But I'm quite happy about it. I'm not html savvy, but I think I did pretty ok.
What do you think?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Circle Skirt Sew Along


Hey all! I'm still lacking a camera card-reader. I should have a new one this weekend.
But I'm here to let you know I'm joining the Circle Skirt Sew Along on Casey's Elegant Musings.

This should be very fun, as I've never done anything of the sort. And I'm sure some of you would love to see my progress on this little project.


Here's the button which links back to everything tagged for the circle skirt along. It would be awesome if some of my other sewing followers would join in as well. =D




Take Care and Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My camera is calling to me

I'm lacking my card reader, so no new posts until further notice =< (I might make a vlog soon, though)
I'm also going through something of a craft block, which is bothering me.

I might ask some people to guest blog for me if I feel the blog will be empty for a longer amount of time.

Thank you for understanding.

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Fun

Oh, it's end of the first full week of July. Yayy.

Things around the blog have been a bit quiet, as I've been working on things for San Diego Comic Con. All will be normal-ish after the con.

Now that's out of the way, have some things I've created.


On my last entry, I shared an amigurmi I was working on. I actually finished it the next day >_>

Mermaid amigurumi

TaDa! A mermaid. She was super fun to work on, and I want to make more ; w;

Mermaid back

And the back. I had the most fun with her hair. I single crocheted down the back of the head in two rows, then looped the hair in the SC's.

And because it's been so hot here in SoCal, I made a little something that makes me happy to have in person, and in plush form.

Ice Cream amigurumi

I sent my mom a picture of this via text message, and she replied 'Why are you sending me pictures of ice cream...Oh, this is crocheted!!! Ahhh cute!!!!' Ahah, I love my mommy.

Ice Cream detail

And a detail shot. Good way to get rid of some of the beads I have, I think.


A while back, I joined GoodnightLittleSpoon's MixCD swap, and here are the two CD's I made before I send them off.

MixCD 1
CD 1

MixCD 2
CD 2
I hope both of my recipients enjoy their CD's :3


So, on Monday, it will be my birthday! =D Yayyy. I still have no clue what I'll be doing that day, though. I'll figure something, that probably might include going to as many 7/11's as I can to get two free slushees .

How have you all been? Create anything awesome?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

PS- you should follow me on twitter. Just Saying.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Works in progress

Well, it's officially summer now! I am excited. Did anyone do anything special yesterday?
I did garden work, and did a bit of crocheting and knitting.


When I first figured how to make granny squares, I found it very relaxing, and a good way to use up scraps. I picked up making more of them these past couple of days, while digging through small leftovers from past projects.

Granny Squares

I'm not sure what I'll do with them once I get a sizable number. Maybe a purse? Maybe even a nice blanket once winter rolls around again.


I got a random idea at about 2 this morning to make an amigurumi. I doodled the design, and got to here.

WIP Amigurumi

I still need to work on it, and figure how I'll do a couple parts. I'll try to keep you updated.


Gryffindor WristWarmer

Harry. Potter. Wristwarmers. Enough said. I'll be knitting these up all the rest of my summer, I think. xD All of the houses, both styles. Fun times man.



And finally, I set this out last night to work on, but got distracted with Game of Thrones.
WIP Deer Headband

More Deer Headbands! :3 I intend to have at least four before I put them in the shop.

And another WIP, this blog. It's a constant WIP, and I need more motivation to work on it. Hopefully it'll strike soon, and not at 4am when I should be asleep.

Do any of you have some awesome WIPs? How are your summers so far?

Take care, and, happy crafting.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Why do you blog??

When browsing Alycia's blog, The Curious Pug, she posted a simple question, "Why do you blog?" I thought a good while about answering that question. I mused loudly to myself, I sat and stared at blank word documents, until I came up with a few simple answers which I will share with you.

-To have another creative outlet.
-To Share my thoughts and creations with people.
-To Connect with like-minded people out there.
-To keep track of inspiring things/posts/people.
-To remind myself I am good at what I can do.
-Because I can.


Simple as that.

How about you guys? Why do you blog?

I'll hopefully have some nice blog content next week, still in something of a creative funk, sadly.

Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Special Delivery

Well, I finished that Meret for my mom!
It felt lovely to the touch, and I had to resist putting it on and scampering about. Considering my mom requested this, and I listed her as a "customer", I wrapped the hat up all nice for her.

Meret
The finished hat

tag
The handwritten care tag.

cards
Business card, and a little notice card.

I would have photographed the wrapping process, but I was fumbling too much.

Finished package
Tada! The finished product.

I hand delivered it to her, and she gave me the biggest hug, and put the hat on immediately. I'm so glad she loves it. I saw her yesterday, and she was wearing it with pride. Glad you love the hat, mommy!


In other news, I'm in a bit of a funk, and I hope to get out of it soon. I still need to fix up this blog some, and work on a few things for the etsy. I came across this nice Blog organizer on My Girl Thursday that I'll print out to at least be more organized here.

How are you all? Have any blog tips?

Take care, and happy crafting!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gettin' Stitchy with it

Hello fellow bloggers!
I felt my slowly growing collection of knitting and crochet related books was missing something. Something... important.

Stitch Dictionary

After a little over a year, I finally bought a stitch dictionary. This particular dictionary is pretty informative. I can't wait to start sampling some of the designs!

Example stitch

This Leafy Vine stitch would look nice on a hat, I think.

Cables~

And Cables! Ahhh Cables! I'm invisioning so many sweaters and hats with cables on them! I suppose a 'how to design knitwear' book is in order for my next book purchase now, huh?

In WIP news, my mom asked me forever ago to make her a Meret in red. Now my semester is over, and I can finally spend long periods of time knitting, I've finally been able to oblige her.

WIP Meret

Slowly but surely. She wants it extra slouchy, so I'll be making a third pattern repeat. I'm using Patons Wool for it, as per her request, and I'm loving the softness. If I have more, I'll probably make her a cowl or something and save it for the fall.

And because I needed to make a post office run today, I picked up some stamps!

Gregory Peck Stamps

; w; I'm such a fan-girl. Oh me and my love of classic films and their stars. I should have gotten the full 20 stamps, but I didn't realize I had extra cash until I got home. I might go and buy another book tomorrow >_> But yes, oogle my Gregory Peck stamps! Which might grace the letters of some lucky pen-pals soon.


Do any of you have any awesome WIPs? Do any of you have any favorite classic movie actors/actresses?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

PS- I'm thinking of making one of those Q&A Vlogs soon-ish, so be on the look out for that! :3


(Blog Title= Someone was playing Will Smith's "Gettin' Giggy wit it" in the background, soooo >__> )

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