Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sample Saturday and Part of Lily's Halloween Costume

Here is my free sample stash for the last 2 weeks.  I've also earned $5 in Amazon codes from Swagbucks, $3 from Pinecone, and .10 from YouData.  I love free stuff!
Free samples

I've been working on Lily's Halloween costume.  Trinity's is done but she won't let me take a picture of her in it till Halloween.  Lily is going to be a little Green Pixie.  I finished the wings and a little coat to go over the costume, because her winter coat just wouldn't look right :)
Lily's coat for halloween

For the coat I use 2 thrift store Afghans that I felted when I went to wash them.  opps :)  I used the Pintuck Sweater Tunic Pattern By Heidi and Finn.  It's the same pattern I used to make that little pink top for Lily.  This time I just use the pattern pieces and used the back as the front.  The buttons are vintage and from my stash. 

Lily's coat for halloween

I love the up and down zig-zag!

Lily's coat for halloween
And the Granny Square sleeves.
Lily's pixie wings
Here are the the Pixie wings.  I used 2 coat hangers, one for each side and a pair of old pantyhose.  Because they are so small I had to sew the pantyhose to the hangers and then Modge Podge them.  After the Modge Podge dried I painted them....they looked soooo plain.  To fix that I glued a bunch of handyed wool locks (the same ones I use for my Zombie Batts).  I really don't want anyone to mistake her for Tinker Bell.

Lily's pixie wings
Here they are after the Modge Podge.

Lily's pixie wings
And the paint.

Lily's pixie wings
The back....
Lily's pixie wings

I have the dress together but still need to finish the neckline and embellish.  I even felted matching wool to add :)  I can't wait to play with it later.  I also have to sew up the leggings. 

I should take pics of my WIP for you too....hmmm

Oh I wholesaled some of my jewelry to a local shop, Lamb's Gate.  I also took another batch of Cat Nip Pillows to Pruess.  I really like this wholesale thing!  I'd like to do consignment or wholesale with a couple more shops.  It's hard only relying on etsy.   I think that all I have for you :)  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lily Pie's Birthday Gifts

Lily's 2nd birthday is next month and I made her some goodies for her birthday! 

005 Up first is this little doll.  The pattern is Wee Folk Art Baby Doll in the Round.  I used Lion's fisherman wool for the body and my own handspun for the hair.  The outfit I just made up as I went.  I crocheted it in Lion's Homespun.  I really really like the pattern and how the doll come out.

I wanted to get Lily a doll stroller, she loves her baby dolls and I thought she'd really love to take one for a walk.  I had a really ugly Pooh one the my MIL picked up when Gooey was little.  She never liked baby dolls and we don't do Pooh in this house.  I ended up in the basement forgotten.  When I found it again I pull of the seat and took it apart.  I saved the straps to reuse and cut new fabric using the old seat as the pattern.  The fabric is a heavy vintage denim like material. I couldn't reuse the edging, mine came out just a little bigger so I used some vintage bias tape from my stash. 

I really like how it turned out and it's way better then anything I'd find in the store.  I think she really going to love ti.

This little pea pod was and unplanned addition.  I was lucking and had the chance to test another pattern by Tiedyediva and Monkeysbug.  You can pick up your own copy in their shop.  It is really cute and easy to sew.  I think Lily will like playing with it.   Oh and it was a refashion too,  the fleece came from a blanket I found at the thrift store.

I'm still working on the owl mitts for a friends birthday.  I'm almost done with the first one...I kinda mess up the thumb and I'm not sure if I'll be able to fix it.  I'm kinda sad...I'm not going to have the time to re make it if it looks bad. 

I think that is all I have,  I hope everyone has a great week.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A couple of top refashions for Lily

I finished these a couple weeks ago:) 

Refashion for Lily For this one I used a polar fleece top I found at the thrift store.  For the pattern I used the book  Sewing Clothes Kids Love: Sewing Patterns and Instructions for Boys' and Girls' Outfits.  I really like this book but haven't really made much from it yet.   I did fudge the pattern a bit so I could use the hems of both the sleeves and the bottom.  I hate sewing hems :)

Refashion for Lily This little top was once a big sweatshirt that I found on the same trip to the thrift store. This is another Heidi and Finn pattern :)   I really like this pattern and plan on making another one. 

I have still have to show you Lily's birthday stuff and a pattern test, but I think I'm going to save that for another post. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dead Car, New Car, and a Bunch of Free Samples :)

Last week our car died, our only car.  That sucked not so much for me, I don't drive much, but husband could work one job and had to ride his bike to another.  We live in a strange city,  almost everything is outside it and public transportation is lacking. At least we has a post office close so I could get all my packages out and we were good on food as stuff.  Here is a picture of the Golden Turd getting towed by the salvage guy.  This was on Tuesday.  Oh if you were wondering it was the transmission, it lost reverse and wouldn't shift out of 2nd.

Bye bye golden turd
After a very stressful week of looking for a car we found one yesterday.  Meet our vintage BMW 528E.  We got very very lucky.  She runs like a dream and doesn't look too bad and she was CHEEAAAP!!  I'll never drive her, she's a stick.  She is now my husbands new baby and if he takes care of her she should last forever.  Yea for cars! 

Our New Vintage BMW

Here are my free samples for the week, the laundry detergent ones are missing, I need them and there was biscuits mix I used.  I also cashed in $6.30 in Amazon codes with Opinion Outpost and $10 with Swagbucks.

Free stuff

I got a lot of crafting done last week!  I'll get that up soon :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

October Already? Really?

I can't believe summer is over!  I know it's been over for awhile now :)  I've finished a few things!  First up is this cute gnome top for Lily...

110The pattern is by Heidi and Finn and you can find it here.  I love their patterns!  I'll tell you the reason behind the black sleeves...I cut the fabric wrong and only had enough for on sleeve.  I've never done that before, it kinda sucked!  But I really do like the back. 
100Check out Trinity!  Isn't she getting big?
128Lily love her sister and tries so hard to play with her...Trinity good with her when she wants to be. 
099 It's another pair of Dashing! I used Cascade 220 in a brown heathered color.  The color number isn't on the band.  I made them as a thank you gift for a friend that is making me a little miniature band set for Trinity.  You can check out his etsy shop here, and I'll take a picture of mine when it get here.  I think I'm going to save if for an x-mas gift for her.

I found the coolest blog the other day, Handmadeology.  It is full of great tips and tools for etsy sellers.  I thought I'd try one out....  Kinda cool huh!  Check out this super wooly treasury! 

'Wool Candy' by mkcarroll

Roving, handspun yarns, and handspun knits in bright candy colors.

Sweet and sour- ha...

Kettle Dyed Merino ...

Lady Slipper Handsp...

NEW - Luxury Textur...

This and That Spinn...

SALE - Fruitful - 8...

Fruit Chew POLWARTH...

2 ounces, Hand Dyed...

OOAK Newborn Lion&#...

Opalescence - Hands...

Hand Dyed Merino Te...

Superfine Merino 3-...

Merino Roving - Sap...

Neon Lights 4 oz Me...

Candy Apple - Super...