Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday! 5

I've been working on some crocheted cupcakes- a bit of a promo for my hat business. My dad wanted to show the ladies at work what I was doing, I showed him a cupcake, he commissioned a dozen so I could put promo tags on them and he could distribute them to the ladies for Christmas, while also supporting me! I have 9 good ones done for him, and was fooling around with some photos.
9 cupcakes

I also have orders for 3 dinosaur hats in smaller sizes, so I've been working on getting them the correct size. I've actually had to frog back on 2 of them (still need to get the yarn for the last one), so that's a bit frustrating.

But in fun news! It snowed through the night, but then became sunny this morning, so it was perfect to go outside and take some pictures.
snowy day
princely bear
purple cupcake

That's all I have for WIPW! Visit Tami's Amis to see people who have way more imagination than I do.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My brother modeling one of the hats I made him, because he felt that my page needed more creative pictures.

WIP Wednesday! 4

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a while.
I've been filling orders and setting up a page for my stuff, viewable here.
This week, I have in progress two child sized dino hats, some cupcakes, and a few other bits and bobs.
As soon as I get my orders filled, I will be working on Christmas presents, hopefully that will be this weekend.
And when the semester is finally over, I will go from being a full time student to a part time crafter. Yay!

View more WIPW at Tami's Amis.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yay for mail!

Today, after waiting nearly a week, I received my copy of the Crochet Stitch Bible in the mail! Although I bought it used on Amazon, it looks bascially brand new. I'm spending my evening flipping through it, looking for some inspiration. I found a couple ideas for adding embellishment to my hats, as well as a few idea stems for shawls. :)
these are the mini skeins I dyed today. I have a whole sweater of this yarn, and I knew that I wanted to make it a bit different. So I tested 5 different colors to see what I'd like best.

The end results, from left to right: Watermelon Cherry KA, Wilton's Violet, Berry Blue KA, Lemon-lime KA and Wilton's golden yellow. I used about 10 yards of yarn to one packet of KA, which might have been a bit too much. I'll definitely test this one again with 1/2 a packet over the weekend. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Everything except the dog and cat scarves--- made by me!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's a new Month!

crunchy leaves! by mmwitch
crunchy leaves!, a photo by mmwitch on Flickr.
November in the Mid-West means all the leaves are mostly gone, but here's a glimpse of my leaves :)

I enjoy the fall, but this year, I didn't enjoy it as much as I normally would've. Still, my sister and I got out and dressed in our scarves and hats and mitts and walked through town.

I'm excited for the winter- more hats, mitts and scarves!