Supply Run

So after class, I made a quick craft run. And by quick, I mean very quick. I surprised myself by not giving into seeing yarn on sale and buying it like it's the last thing on earth.

But it was a very small craft run. Only embroidery hoops, and floss.

Hoops!

The larger hoop I bought a while back, the two smaller ones are the ones I got today. I'm thinking of spray painting one, and turning whatever will be stitched into a lovely gift. (or ya know, keep it for myself. Teehee)

embroidery floss

I spent a good bit staring down the floss. I wanted to get a lot of the blue, but the one I have was the only one in that color-way (which I've nicknamed Tardis Blue... -cough- Nerd? Who me?)

hearts cross stitch

Last night I made another heart for my hearts cross-stitch, and I think it looks lovely with a 3rd heart. No clue what I'll do with it now. Maybe turn it into a bookmark?

tinyangry cross stitch

And this little number is a test for something I'll be working on soon. The lettering is a tad wonky, but I like it. It's readable. :3


I think I'm going to try to bring my camera with me more. I'm smack dab in the middle of so many pretty things, and every other blog I'm reading is posting photos of flowers, and awesome things they encounter. I encounter awesome things on my walks, but I never have a camera on me. And I'm sure lots of you would love to see photos from Balboa Park, right?

Have any of you gone on supply runs lately? Or have you snapped any pretty pictures?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting!

Weekend Crafts

My productivity level sort-of waved this week. It mostly went into various planning stages. But I have some lovely completed items I can show off to you!

Now a bit before my Spring Break started, I got my first request on etsy(to which I squee'd and flailed about happily). A sweet lady asked if I could make a tiny octopus for her boyfriend. I gleefully obliged.

Tiny Octopus

It's a tiny 1.5x1.5 in.

Tiny Octopus

It was hard to part with, but I made one for myself, and it somehow ended up with 9 tentacles. Heh.

Next on the list is a granny square.

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I remember when I was younger, I'd watch my grandma make a huge blanket from just one granny square starter. I might sink into the 'Must make huge granny square blanket' mode once it starts to get cold again. But for now, I'll make random ones, in bright colors as a form of relaxation.


Cross-stitch is quickly becoming my new favorite thing.

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I made the red heart last night when my sister was visiting. And the pink heart just today, in aprox. 40mins. I can't wait to figure more patterns to make. I've scribbled out one, and I'm itching to start stitching it up.
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And last on the list, a hair bow!

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I knitted this one up while visiting a friend a few days ago. I finished it on my train ride home, while sitting with a nice lady who was knitting up some socks. :3

My sister liked the bow, and remarked it looked like it should be a bow-tie. Now, us being the nerds we are giggled, and after she left, I snapped it around my neck.

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I wear a bow-tie now, bow-ties are cool. -11th Doctor.

Knowing me, I might actually wear this as a bow-tie.


Now tomorrow, my blog will be 1 year old! Hurrah! Do I have any plans to have an epic blog post? Nope. But I will be plotting to re-design the blog. I have it sketched out, I just have to re-look at some photoshop tutorials, and take some photos.
I'm still planning the give-away, but it won't be for a while.

How are you all? Create anything awesome lately?

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.

Carla Carla quite contrary...

Meh, doesn't have the same ring to it.
Hello lovely readers! How are you? I'm still in the planning stages of blog giveaways and other things (mostly school, and making costumes). It's my Spring Break, so I've decided to beautify things during my week of freedom.
One of the things I've been planning to beautify, and I'm finally getting to is the old rose bed in front of our house.

My grandparents cleaned it out a bit, but I've been in there cleaning out piles of dead grass, screeching at spiders and pincher bugs, and whining at my grandpa to help get the entangled mass of grass out of the rose bushes I want to keep.

I'm planning to turn it to a pretty flower bed to bring a bit of color to the front of our house.

flowers

I might use all of these. I might not due to spacing. But here is what you could see me 'Ooo-ing' and 'Ahh-ing' over in the next few weeks. I really want to see the Narcissus growing. :)

And because I couldn't find my old gardening gloves, I bought a new pair.

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They've got hedgehogs! Aren't these the most adorable gardening gloves you've ever seen? I had to buy a children's pair, because the womens gloves fit me weird, and the mens gloves enveloped my hands to where it was quite comical.

Are any of you plotting to garden this spring? Or do you already have an established garden?

I'll be up at a friends for a couple days, and if I remember, I'll maybe make a blog post while up there. :3

Take Care, and Happy Crafting.
Spring Break has started.
I'll try to update this thing as much as I can.
Oh look, my blog-iversary is looming near. I'm planning a giveaway for it, but... Hmm. Ok I'll try to do a give away for it. Or after it. Hell I'll have a give away.

....So anyone who's done a successful blog giveaway wanna help me out? xD;


Take Care, and Happy Crafting

Where are they now?

Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.



Hmm. Well I suppose we can talk about Hoot.
But there isn't much to talk about! After I finished him, I told my fellow owl loving friend about the adorable test-knit. She was starting her semester at Law school, and needed a lot of motivation and such. On our trip to the zoo, I presented him to her, and she happily flailed and squee'd about.
Then we both forgot we shoved him back in my purse. Oops.
But Hoot went to live with her, and he'll rotate from her bookshelf, to on her desk next to big heavy law books.

I think I'll make another one for my other owl loving friend. :3


Take Care and Happy Crafting.

PS- If you'd like to make a little Borneo owl, you can buy the pattern here. (Ravelry link) Borneo, a knit owl.

PPS- I'll have my entry for April 1st up either later this evening, or early on the 2nd.