Saturday, August 28, 2010


Mittens for the girls  Here are those mittens I've been talking about.  I used the basic mitten pattern from my favorite go to knitting book The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges (Interweave).  I knitted them in Galway Chunk Paint color #806 that I got on sale at Webs this past spring. This is just the first of many pairs I'll be making for the girls.  Last year Trinity would go through a couple pairs every time she went out and played.

Owl fingerless mittsI've been working on those fingerless mitts.  I really like how they are turning out and they are going much faster then I thought they would.  I do hate having to untwist the yarn after every row.....
Jenny in OvalThis is my newest listing in the shop.

Trinity's first week of "school" has gone really well.  She is really enjoying both the math and MBTP

I'm getting ready to cut some fabric for another outfit for Lily. I'm going to use a super cute vintage pattern. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It Smells Like Fall


I've got the sewing bug again, well that and I have more printer ink so I could print out a bunch of patterns..hehe!  I made both the dress and the leggings last night.  For the dress I used this pattern.  It's called The Charlotte Dress by Mama Stellato.  The pattern was really easy to follow and drafted well (I'm not sure if that how it should be worded, I'm so used to referring to knitting patterns as well written) The sizing is perfect for Lily, I made the 2T.  For the dress pictured I used a button down Anne Klein blouse I bought at the $3 a bag garage sale.  I used the hem of the shirt and sewed the button band closed.  I do have plans to use this pattern again using some baby corduroy and will most likely shorten it and make a shirt too.  


I love leggings on Lily for some reason, I never put them on Trinity and I still don't.  For the little brown ones here I used this pattern by Heidi and Finn.  For the fabric I used an old lace trimmed tank top.  I have a ton of these from when I worked at Rave.  I used the lace at the bottom as the trim, I hate hems!  I'm sure I will be making many more of these leggings this fall, they were so super easy to sew and they fit Lily perfect.  I made the 2T. 


Now I just need to get the perfect little pair of boots and she'll be ready to play in the leaves!

Lily's new dress and Leggings

"What's this Mama?"

Flower Basket Necklace

Here are a couple of new listings in the shop, both OOAK. 
Moby Dick

I also finished both pair of mittens for the girls, I still need to get pictures of them.  Right now I working on Joe's green socks and a pair of fingerless gloves for my friends b-day in Nov. I'm using hot pink and blue. I'll get a picture as soon as I get more of them done, I just finished the cuff :)

Trinity and I started her curriculum on Monday and so far so good.  She seems to really like it. 

I hope every one is having a great week!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free Sample Saturday!

Here are my goodies for the last 2 weeks.  The full size products are from BzzAgent.  The mp3 player was from Napster's facebook page.  I also cashed in $5.80 in Amazon codes from Opinion Outpost and .07 from youdata.  This time I really am going to save my codes :)

Free crap

001Here are a couple more dragons.  I made these for an old friend's children.  Here is the Rav link. These are a bit smaller then the other one I made.   I used Knit Picks Palette from my stash.  I've also finished a pair of mittens for Lily and am working on a pair for Trinity.  I'll get pictures when I'm done. 
Norma JeanHere is another new listing in the shop.  This one I called Norma Jean.  To make it I used mostly vintage parts.  Every thing but the chain and finding are vintage.  The orange disk was once an earring, the flower is new old stock and the rhinestone in the center was from a old bracelet.

Gooey had a great time at camp and is looking forward to next year.  Lily is pretty much back to herself.  Oh Gooey has finely changed the name of the new kitties.  The little back on is now called Rocket and LOK is Bob.  Rocket and Bob, cute.  Rocket has started coming down stairs and playing with Mia and Simone.  Bob not so much.  Simone is fine with him but Mia is still asserting herself. I'll have to get some picture of Rocket and Bob cuddling, it's super cute!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I made shoes!

Now how cool is that?  These started off as a pair of Old Navy flip flops that I've never worn and an old tank top.  I use this tutorial.  I was super excited when I saw it in an email I received yesterday and even more excited when I realized I had everything I need on hand.  I think they took me less the 30min to make and over night to dry.  I even painted my toe nails for the picture!  I wish that this tutorial would have came out a couple months ago so I'd have time to wear them more. 

Look I made shoes!I haven't really done much crafting or really anything else.  Dh and Lily have been sick.  Joe is just getting over it and is going back to work.  Lily is still pretty sick, she's had a fever the last couple days.  She was up at about 5 this morning so she will be going down for a nap pretty soon and depending on how she is when she wakes up I may take her to the doctor.  Gooey isn't showing any signs of getting sick...She still has the rest of the week of camp and would be crushed if she couldn't go.  I'm feeling fine. 

Squirrel Locket NecklaceI did have the chance to list this new necklace.  This is one of the ones that I have multiples of.  I've made 4 but have the supplies to make 2 more.  I still have a few new necklaces to list....I'll get them up soon.

Well I better go, Lily needs some hugs.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday the 13th!


Today is parents day at Gooey's camp, but the Lily pie has a cold so I won't be able to go.  It's going to be in the 90s with lots of humidity...I don't think she'd do real well in that for 2 hours.  At least there is next week!

I haven't finished much this week.  I am almost done knitting a pair of mittens for Lily.  I'll be making the girls a few pair this year.  Once I get some printer ink I'll be sewing more, (I have patterns to print) and I still want to finish that quilt.  Oh and I found the cutest pair of gnome mittens I must make!  I even have the yarn!

Free BirdHere is my newest new listing.  I have almost everything to make the necklace Trinity designed, I'm just waiting on the glass bell flower beads.  I also still have a ton of other necklaces to list, I'm just trying to space them out with everything I have to renew.

Trinity's curriculum came on Monday.  I am 99% happy with the Moving Beyond the Page stuff.  The 1% is from an item being back ordered and something missing from my box.  The customer service was very good and I should have everything soon.  I really really really think that we made the right choice for Gooey and I can't wait to get started. 

We also ordered Right Start Math.  I think this program is going to be perfect for us.  But I'm kinda pissed that I have to spend another $100 on "recommended" manipulatives.  I haven't had much luck finding the stuff cheaper or used yet.  I still have some time, they won't be needed for a while.  But I really like having every thing I need on hand.

I'm not 100% sure when we will get started, she still has one more week of camp and I'm not sure if it's better to take a week off or jump right in to it.   I'm thinking about jumping right in....but we will see!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

2 weeks of free samples

You all know I love me some free stuff, LOL :) The past 2 weeks have been pretty good with the free samples.  I've also earned $3 from Pinecone, .20 from youdata and I cashed in $10.20 in Amazon codes from Opinion Outpost (it's been almost a year since I've signed up with OP and I've cashed in a total of $118)  I've also been having a lot of fun with Swagbucks I have 1726 "bucks" but I'm going to try and save them.  I won't be cashing much with anyone in for awhile, I'm like to use save them to help pay for x-mas or the many birthdays this fall.

2 Weeks of free samples

Silvery and Golden Owl LocketsHere are a few more necklace that I've listed.  All 3 of these are repeatable. There will be only 4 of the blue flower lockets available.  

Anna Locket Necklace

I order some more supplies today to make another repeatable locket necklace that Trinity designed.  It's going to be really cute.  It will feature an oval locket, a bird charm, and a bell flower.  Yesterday while Lily was napping we were play with my supplies and she told me she wanted me to make her a necklace.  So I let her pick out the goodies and I put it together how she wanted me to.    It's really cute and I can't wait to show you the finished product! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I'm on a necklace kick!

The other night I was up till 2 working on new stuff for the shop!

Acorns and Rhinestones
These are the Acorn.  I've listed the red and green one already the others will be listed soon.  I will be able to make at least 2 of each of these and maybe more if they do well.  I have a few more repeatable pieces besides Megan (the ball locket) and the Acorns...but I still need to get pictures.  I can't wait to get show you guys everything else!  Here are a couple more that don't have names or have been listed.  These are all OOAK.

I haven't even put these up on flickr yet. 

oh Trinity's school stuff has shipped and it will be here next week :)  I can't wait to get started with her! 

Monday, August 02, 2010

Wow it's August already!

And I have finished stuff to show you!

005These  2 cute little owls are from Ana Paula Rimoli first Amigurumi book. (love this book btw, I really need to get her newer one too) The pattern is for the Baby owl.  For yarn I just used some wool scraps. I made these for a friend who just had a little boy.  One is for him and one for his sister.  The little baby socks below are also being send along with the owls.  I didn't use a pattern for them and just used some scrap sock yarn I had.  I love knitting baby socks!  I have a couple more friends that are having babies so I'll will have the chance to knit some more :)

001This little guy was crocheted for Gooey's best friend.  He was in the hospital and was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura.  He's home now and should be OK. I used Lis Chaong (etsy shop here) Drano Bab Dragon pattern and some vintage sport wt acrylic to crochet him.  I have a couple more of these to make for a friend.  This time around I'm using sock wt wool.  This isn't the first pattern I've made by this designer.  I've also made this bunny and this turtle
062Here is one of my new necklaces.  I have a pile of new ones to list.
The Great Escape Necklace

I ordered Trinity's curriculum from Moving Beyond The Page yesterday.  We won't start working on it till she gets done with camp.  We signed her up for 2 weeks of day camp this month. I think that's all I've got for now.  Have a great day everyone!